|Age||Unknown; likely 9-10|
|Debut Episode/Fic||"Hooked on Monkey Fonics"|
Mark Cotswolds is a home-schooled kid that took part in, and won, the 15th Annual South Park Spelling Bee in "Hooked on Monkey Fonics". He made occasionally background appearances for several further years.
Please visit his article on the South Park Archives for more information.
Mark wears a deep green pullover sweater, with a white dress shirt and a black tie underneath, and black slacks. His hair is dark brown and slightly wavy, with a parting in the bangs.
He appears to be the older of the two siblings and is the more outgoing one, curious about what life was like outside their home and eager to explore the public school, wanting to see what other boys were like. He seems quite protective of his sister, beating Kyle up after seeing what he had inadvertently turned her into, which the other boys then considered him to be "badass" for it.
Though he is incredibly intelligent, he was also naive in a few ways; seeming astonished that "friends" would call each other names and fight, that the boys seemed to "like, yet hate" Pip at the same time, and how the other boys laughed at Kyle for liking Rebecca. Though he was continuously bullied by the others and found himself duct-taped to a bench, he was unconcerned and grew more curious each time. Despite his parents' objections, he remained eager to explore the outside world and ultimately gave a speech explaining why it was all right for him to stay in public school.
Fanon and Fandom
After his debut, he made occasional appearances in fanfiction as a member of the boys' extended gang but as characters like Kevin Stoley, Francis, Jason White and Bradley Biggle became more fixtures of the show he quickly fell into disuse.
The development of Markpoo accompanied some new interest in Mark's character.