Markus (マーカス, Mākasu) is a character in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Markus is a skeleton king who has "lived" for over three centuries. His favorite food is champagne and jelly beans.
He was first revealed as a Kickstarter stretch goal at 3.125 million USD on August 17, 2020. The goal was met early the following day. Markus' appearance was decided by a poll on the official Eiyuden Chronicle Discord on August 21, 2020, with the result being revealed on August 24.
A mysterious soldier of the night, described as dark and macabre. In the distant past, Markus tried to found a kingdom for the undead. His attempts would prove to be a costly failure and would force him to flee.
In more modern times, he is content with reigning over a single castle and a band of loyal followers who are likely not considered alive in a medical sense.
Markus' appearance was chosen from one of four Kawano Junko concept designs by a user poll on the official Eiyuden Chronicle Discord server on August 21, 2020. The four designs were shared on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and Facebook respectively.
Design C, the Skeleton King, would win the poll. The full results, revealed on August 24, were as follows:
- Skeleton King - 1869 votes
- New Wave Vampire - 1842 votes
- Classic Vampire - 187 votes
- Dead Lord - 167 votes
"Classic Vampire" artwork by Kawano Junko
"New Wave Vampire" artwork by Kawano Junko
"Skeleton King" artwork by Kawano Junko
"Dead Lord" artwork by Kawano Junko