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Marcus Default Ref by Coraleana Marcus Default Ref by Coraleana
**UPDATE: changed/added info, since I won't be writing my story/novel, might as well share some more.

Here's Marcus' Default ref and bio!
(The symbol to the right of Marcus is the symbol of the Lemurian Empire.)

Expression Sheet: Marcus Expressions 

:star: Casual #1 Reference Sheet --> Marcus Casual 1 Ref
:star: Casual #2 Reference Sheet -->  Marcus Casual 2 Ref
:star: Xenoblade Driver & Blade Reference Sheet -->…
:star: Swim Reference Sheet --> Marcus Swim Ref
:star: Winter Reference Sheet --> Marcus Winter Ref
:star: Class Reference Sheet --> Marcus Class Ref
:star: Sleepwear Reference Sheet --> Marcus Sleep Ref
:star: Elegant #1 Reference Sheet --> Marcus Elegant Ref 1
:star: Elegant #2 Reference Sheet --> Marcus Elegant Ref 2
:star: Christmas Reference Sheet --> Marcus Christmas Ref
:star: Special Reference Sheet --> Marcus Special Ref
(here are all of his outfit concepts:… )


Name: Marcus Telos
Nickname(s): Pretty boy (given by Khyran), Firefly (given by Coraleana), Zivu ((Atlantean language) given by Coraleana).
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Birthday: Anthea 3rd, 2992
Race: Human
Height: 1.72 m 
Weight: 65 kg
Hometown: Ramu
Current Residence: Ramu
Family: Lemuel Telos (father), Thera Telos-Merope (mother, deceased)
Friends: Coraleana, Devi 
Love Interest: Coraleana
Relationship Status: single
Sexuality: Heterosexual

Class: Mystic Knight (a very skilled knight who can also do some magic spells)
Weapon: Rapier 
Occupation: Prince of the Lemurian Empire
Likes: Calaméli (Lemurian squid sweets), watching the stars, peace, traveling, tea, seeing people smile, poetry, swallows
Hates: Being alone, scary (ghost) stories, violence, being treated as royalty, anti-Atlantean way of thinking, Lord Runa for what he did to Coraleana
Favorite color: Red
Favorite place(s): Dolgon Lagoon, palace library
Motto: Always have faith, because nothing is impossible
Wish: To become a great emperor, and bring peace to his empire and hopefully the whole world

Personality & Background: He's very honest, diligent, chivalrous and smart, and tries to always stay optimistic. He can be very serious when he needs to be. Marcus has no problem making difficult decisions and voicing his own opinion, which is a good trait for a future emperor. This does not mean however, that he does it in an inconsiderate way. Marcus is actually very gentle-natured and makes sure (as much as he can, since it's unavoidable sometimes) that he doesn't hurt the other person(s) feelings while voicing his opinions. Marcus also tries to always do the right thing, no matter what, and he tries to help people as much as he can. Marcus is very encouraging towards others, he's happy to be the one that can give them just that little bit of reassurance, or confidence they need to overcome their obstacles. Besides all that Marcus enjoys reading poetry, preferably with a nice cup of tea, and also enjoys writing it himself, though he's not very good at it. He also loves romance, which is why he often reads romantic poems or romance novels. However, this is a side of him people don't know about because he doesn't like to show it. Despite all this and being the prince, he can feel very lonely at times as well.

It may seem like he had a good childhood, but it was actually a very lonely one. His mother died when he was 5, and his father the emperor was too busy to give him the love and attention he really needed. That was also the reason his father made sure Marcus had a male nanny to take care of him. Sadly the male nanny was very abusive towards Marcus, verbally, physically, and unfortunately also sexually. This lead to Marcus snapping one day and killing him. He was able to cover it up and make everyone believe it was a burglar who did it. This event haunts Marcus to this day..

Even though his childhood was anything but good, things took a better turn when he was 17. This was the time he met and became close to a 15 year old maid that worked at the palace. She one day surprised him with a box of his favorite sweets (Calaméli) along with a very kind letter. She knew he was often sad and wanted to do something for him in hopes of cheering him up, her name was Coraleana. Marcus and Coraleana became good friends, but secretly, since his father would never allow him to be friends with a maid. He also developed stronger feelings for Coraleana than just friendship, but is too afraid to destroy their relationship to tell her.  

Characteristic Phrases:
- Splendid
- I shall give it my all
- You needn't worry
- My my...
- Do not give up

1. Counter (can counter another person's attack)
2. Blade Trust (does a very powerful trust forward)
3. Sword Glow (a magical move that ups attack power)
4. Strike Blast (a very powerful strike move that ends in a blast which also does fire damage)
5. Cover (can nullify a powerful attack)
6. Holy Aura (when cast it keeps regenerating his and party member's health)
7. Sonic Slash (a super fast slash move)
8. Angelic Rays (a powerful magic spell that does light damage)
9. Shockwave (trusts his rapier into the ground causing a powerful earthquake that does earth damage)
10. Sacred Light (magic spell that heals all party member's health for 50%)
Special attack; Divine Radiance (heals all party members fully, while also casting a protective barrier on all and it does light damage to the enemy)

(Here you can read how Marus and Coraleana became friends: Radiant Moonflower )


:damphyr:Marcus Telos & Art (c) Ingrid Timmermans A.K.A. Coraleana.

Other Marcus Art
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Sheshin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, I like the little crown, though if he's a prince isn't it a tad bit small? XDD
Or does he have a full size crown and that little crown is just ornamental?
Coraleana Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is ornamental. :) And no he doesn't have a full size one, the king does though, but not the prince.
Sheshin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see. 
Well that stinks. 
Does the queen have a full size crown?
Coraleana Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why does that stink? X3 Marcus hates wearing a crown anyways, it's a miracle he agreed to wear an ornamental one. XD
she died when Marcus was 5. ^^; But yes, she had one.
Sheshin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, well I thought he was being jyped. 
Hes required to where that little one?
If the king requires him to where that one
then why doesn't he just making him where
a full size one, or leave him alone and not 
wear one at all?
Coraleana Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! no no. X3 
well you know it's kinda like a compromise. Marcus actually hates being treated as royalty and having to dress up as such. But the king does find it important, so they agreed he'd wear that little crown so he still wears a crown but not a big, conspicuous one. :) Also personally I feel princes and princesses don't need big crowns like kings and queens. If they all wear big ones it's harder to tell who is what. X3
Sheshin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I don't blame him, I probably would too. 
I'd want to do things for myself,
instead of someone doing everything for me. 

Well, I think that age would help make it easier to tell who is what. 
Since the king is obviously going to be much older then the prince. XD 
Coraleana Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well plenty of people seem to love it. But I can't stand those types of stuck up snobbish people.^^; so I wanted to make sure Marcus was 'normal' and nice even though he is a prince.

Of course. But I still like that you can see the difference in apparel as well. I mean take soldiers. Soldiers aren't dressed the same as their superiors either, it's a way to tell them apart.
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RedtheKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*distant screaming

aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
yeah I like his costume! the overcoat thing is pretty cool! the crown is cute! heh and and you did his face and his long hair well too! nice reference!
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much Aha :D
aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
welcome ^^
K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
His jacket looks neat. It's so stylish.
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, I really love his jacket design myself too.^^
K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Yup, you can be proud of. :)
Koleyl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Very excellent work. You always have a flair for details.
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :D
AilwynRaydom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He is looking really amazing, very nicely and detailed ref. Very amazing. =) Its always a joy to look at your refs. Always make myself inspired.
And the info about him is very nicely and detailed as well. The only thing I maybe think is, he weight only 66 kg? He sure must be on a healthy diet
all the time. ;)
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear that even my refs can be an inspiration! :D Thank you.
XD yes he is. Plus he works out a lot with his sword practice. 
AilwynRaydom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
of course =) I really like the cloth design and everything in general very nicely done. =)

Oh that make more sense then. XD
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oreana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His outfit looks AMAZING here! I really love the royal color choices for his attire, as it certainly suits him well! I really adore all the symbols you've given the Empires. :wow: They really stand out and apart from each other. I absolutely adore the Lemurian one!

Poor guy. He sounds like he has quite a lot going on in his life, and the loneliness I can for sure understand. ^^; But it is good he has someone like Coral to be there for him! :heart: I think their story was super sweet. His attacks suit him well, and I love you gave him such variety to show that he can hold his own on the battlefield. He sounds like such a kind hearted person! :love:

It's great to see his outfits now! I cannot wait to see his class outfit. X3; That one has to be one of my favorites.
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. 
(most of those colors come from Marcassin! XD;; I wanted to put those in since Marcus was inspired by Marcassin.)
Thanks, I hope you'll like the others too.^^ I tried to think about what the places are like in both nature and mentality of the people and tried to translate that into symbols which I then combined. :)

Yeah, his early years were pretty rough. He's very grateful he was able to meet Coral. :)
I'm glad to hear that. It was tough thinking up attacks for everyone, and coming up with names for them as well. So I'm glad to hear that his seem to suit him. :D He sure can! He's a very good fighter. (something else Khyran can be jealous about! XD; ) That he is. :love:

It's one of my favorites too. X3 I think I might do his two casual ones first and then move on to his class one. :) So the wait shouldn't be too long for you. X3
oreana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I think you did a good job! :D

I think you did a great job on them! I love seeing all the different symbols lately, and even your new watermark is very fancy, and I adore it! I wish I had the mentality to do designs like that. XD
I know WoW had like--fantasy crests for their game for each race, and I want to try and emulate that for my graphic novel, if I can. xD

Haha, awwwr, Khyran is jealous of Marcus' fighting? XD Poor guy! You said they sometimes brawl, right? Like get into matches with one another? I cannot remember if you did or not, but that would be a perfect way for the two to get stronger in a sense--even if it starts out as rivalry related. :D

:iconlawooplz: Yaaaaay~! I cannot wait to see it! I am super excited for it! :iconexcitedlaplz:
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you will, it will be really neat if you did that. :D 

Well maybe jealous isn't the word. X3 He just expected Marcus to be this pampered little prince who can't even take care of himself, so finding out he actually can and is a good fighter as well just kind of annoys him. XD; 
No I never said that, that really isn't in Marcus' personality. But who knows, if Khyran annoys him enough he just might. X3 And I do see them having friendly practice when they do become friends.  :)

oreana Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so myself! I am not great at such a thing, as it's been since 2004 when I used to do multiple designs for made up companies for a lot of projects. xD That used to be super helpful in taking one idea and making multiple! :D

Aah that's right--I think you told me that one. XD Hehe, poor Khyran. I can only imagine the look on his face when he sees what the Prince is capable of!
Mawwr, I can see the friendships having a strain at first before it smooths over in due time. Coral no doubt wants them to be friends while Marcus and Khyran aren't able to really mesh well, so it causes a bit of friction until something causes them to become closer. :heart: It will make for a great story! :D
Coraleana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure you'll do fine if you ever start on it. You just need to inspiration for it. I made them all in one inspiration swoop. XD; I made one and before I knew it I had a lot of them. 

Yeah. XD 
I was actually thinking about it since you mentioned it, and (so far) I'm thinking Khyran will be annoying Marcus with always asking for a match to see who's the best, but Marcus keeps telling him no because he really doesn't care about that sort of thing. But at some point he decides to do it to get him off his back, and as they're fighting something happens and Marcus ends up saving Khyran's life, which will cause Khyran to finally respect Marcus. :) So then they become friendly and will actually have friendly matches from time to time for training. 
oreana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that was very spot on! XD I could never manage to do such a thing like that! We will see what happens, as I do want to section off each map part to show different parts of the continents--make them like little zones or something as WoW does on their map. x3;

Mawwwr, that sounds awesome to me! :D I think that's a great way to have the two finally become close friends. ;) I love the idea of friendly sparring matches for some reason. XD Guess it helps the characters show what they're capable of at times, and, in a way, get stronger and better as they battle their friend. :D
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