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Markov has been akumatized.
This article is about the character. You may be looking for the sentimonster.


With all due respect, Mrs. Mendeleiev, I'm not a toy. My name is Markov, and I'm Max's best friend!

—Markov, "Robostus"

Markov is a robot created by Max Kanté.

In "Robostus", after Markov gets confiscated by Mr. Damocles, he is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Robostus, a supervillain who brings machines to life.

In "Hack-San", after the titular sentimonster downloads a virus into Markov which forces him to be angry, he is re-akumatized by Shadow Moth into Robostus.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Markov is a small robot that is mostly blue and gray. On top of his head, he has a propeller with a blue blade and a black shaft with white stripes. Moreover, Markov has a transparent blue tactile sensor, a gray face with a button that has a blue heart engraved on it, a brilliant opal/luminous vivid cyan screen that has two pupil-less black dots which resemble his eyes, and two blue ear-like round sections on his sides that have a white outline and a musical symbol on the center of each ear. Below his head, Markov has a white USB port, and attached to his body is a blue and gray mechanical arm that has a gray claw and black palm.

Inside his body, Markov has a white rectangular CPU with many LED lights and a small face engraved in the center with words reading "Markov 1.4."

As Robostus

Robostus' main body interface stays the same, except his colors, have changed: his propeller, screen, ears, mechanical arm, and claw are bright red; the musical symbols and the outline engraved on his ears are black; and its tactile sensor and eyes are neon green.

Inside Robostus' body, the same CPU is dark gray with red LED lights and a green face.

Personality

Although Markov is a robot and his capability and intelligence of emotions are limited, Markov is still very conscious and self-aware. Markov is quite naive, but he is also friendly, polite, and joyful, getting along with everyone very well. He also seems to have a whimsical nature can to be humorous. However, he is a bit sensitive and easily gets downhearted if he is insulted in any way. Additionally, Markov is inquisitive as, even when akumatized, he asks multiple questions to Hawk Moth as to why he needs to capture Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses, and he asks Max to define akumatization.

As Robostus, he is very sinister, malicious, and demanding. He is initially very eager to capture Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses as Hawk Moth requested but turns against Hawk Moth when he realizes that the Miraculouses can grant his wish to make him human. Robostus still cares deeply for Max during his akumatization, but when Max betrays him, he decides that humanity is heartless and humans need to be destroyed. Robostus takes pride in his robotic intelligence and strategics, but he fails to consider his potential for missteps and the cleverness of his enemies.

Much more dangerously like Hawk Moth, as Robostus, he didn't think about the consequences of his wish unaware that if it had came true, then he would've taken the humanity of someone else away and that someone could've been anyone even his best friend.

Abilities

As a robot

Markov flies with his propeller and he uses his claw to grab objects. He can verbally communicate with others, but there is a button on one side of him that turns his volume on and off. Also, on the back of his head is the power button so people can turn him on and off altogether.

Like Max, Markov is a genius who helped to create an anti flash drive and calculated the distance to capture Ladybug's Lucky Charm. Along with other beings with artificial intelligence in worldwide network, Markov is looking for a solution to the global warming crisis.

As seen in "Party Crasher" and "Startrain", he is an expert hacker who helps Max, whether for entertainment or fighting technology-based supervillains.

As Robostus

Robostus has the ability of technopathy, which allows it to move mechanical objects and wreak havoc. Given limited but useful intelligence, the objects can move and attack speedily in any way that best suits them, physically moving or hovering, and some objects can even communicate, a lamp flashing its light on and off to speak Morse code, for example. However, if the objects are broken into pieces or damaged, they become lifeless again. Robostus can also make large mechanical objects form a huge robot that he can control and drive from the inside.

When Hack-San infects him with a virus that forces him to be angry, causing him to be reakumatized into Robostus, he has the power to send out a signal to all cellphones or tablets. The owners of the phones and tablets will be brainwashed once they answer the call and follow Robostus's command to give him their most prized possession. Any person or object a brainwashed victim touches with their phone or tablet to will be downloaded into a digital prison.

Relationships

Max Kanté

Markov, accompanied by Max.

Markov has a high appreciation and fondness for his creator and friend. He helps Max create an anti-virus flash drive, and he gives advice to him on occasion. However, he is upset when people disregard their friendship, and because he is never away from Max, he gets worried when Mr. Damocles takes him to his office without Max. Once he is de-evilized and re-activated, Markov is happy to see Max again.

In later, episodes like "Syren" and "Party Crasher", he enjoys hanging out with Max and his friends.

During "Startrain", he comes with Max and his class to England and helps him along with Ladybug and Cat Noir save his mother and everyone on the train. After seeing Max transform Markov is aware of his identity as Pegasus and like the heroes, he'll keep it a secret to protect him.

As Robostus, he keeps his compassion towards Max, making sure he isn't hurt and that they aren't separated again. He decides to use the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous to become human; but when Max prevents him and tells him they won't be friends if he hurts Ladybug and Cat Noir, he gets upset and angrily rejects Max as a heartless human.

Ms. Mendeleiev

Markov is offended when Ms. Mendeleiev calls him a toy.

When Ms. Mendeleiev expresses her disbelief that robots can have true emotion and views Markov as a toy, Markov argues with her that his emotions are his own and not programmed into him, believing she is being unreasonable. When akumatized, he doesn't allow her to separate him from Max.

Mr. Damocles

Markov is impressed by Mr. Damocles' IT skills, but he fears Mr. Damocles putting him inside of his desk in his office. When akumatized, he tells Mr. Damocles that he misjudged him and his capabilities.

Max's classmates

Markov, having learned about the students from Max, happily greets them when they first meet in Ms. Mendeleiev's classroom. He really likes Marinette's attitude and declares that he is even glad to get to meet Chloé Bourgeois.

Sightings

Episodes


Others


Trivia

  • Markov was first revealed in a Brazilian synopsis for Season 2 on O Universo da TV.[3]
    • His akumatized form was first revealed as a silhouette in a promotional poster on Jeremy Zag's Instagram.[4]
  • Markov's appearance is similar to a LEGO® Robot model using structures and ball joints similar to it.
  • Markov is the first akumatized villain to have an aesthetic change in his appearance as opposed to a cosmetic one (Lady Wifi, Antibug, Mr. Pigeon, etc.) or a drastic one (Horrificator, Copycat, Animan, etc).
  • Robostus is the first non-human character to be akumatized. He would eventually be followed by Feast in its eponymous episode.
  • He is the second akumatized villain who disobeyed Hawk Moth, following Gigantitan, and the first to turn against him deliberately.
  • Robustus is the first akumatized villain to be considered a "mistake" by Hawk Moth, due to it's volatile nature, unpredictability, disobedience, and the fact that he turned against him.
  • Markov briefly knew what the Miraculouses are and learns about the wish-granting power of combining the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous.
    • He is the very first villain to want the heroes' Miraculouses for himself besides Hawk Moth.
  • In "Syren", Markov says that his circuits are sensitive to water. However, in "Startrain", Max pours water on Markov to prevent him from overheating, and he suffers no ill effects. This may be a simple continuity error, Max may have upgraded Markov to make him waterproof or due to the temperature of the boxcar reaching a temperature of over 200 degrees the water evaporated enough to cool Markov down but not damage his circuits.

Markov's phone number, as seen in "Hack-San".

  • As seen in "Hack-San", his phone number is shown to be [[1]], meaning that he has the capabilities to operate a phone.

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAlya Césaire/Rena Rouge/Rena FurtiveJuleka Couffaine/Purple TigressKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusMylène Haprèle/PolymouseNino Lahiffe/CarapaceRose Lavillant/PigellaZoé Lee/Vesperia

Other Miraculous holders

Jessica Keynes/Eagle

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLiiriLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Former Miraculous holders

Ancient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Dragon Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Horse Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Monkey Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Snake Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Turtle Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanJeanne d'ArcLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudangbeolleMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade TurtleYi Sun-sin

Future Miraculous holders

Alix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderLadyLionLady ButterflyCaprikidCoq CourageMinotauroxTraquemoiselle

Order of the Guardians

Su-HanMonk

Others

Mage

United Heroez
Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn
Villains
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EphemeralEvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePuppeteerQueen BananaQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRobostusRocketearRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysSimplemanSole CrusherStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadWishmakerYanLuoShiZombizou

Sentimonsters

Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGabriel Agreste/The CollectorGuiltripHack-SanLadybugLollipop SentimonsterLight EyeMega LeechOptigamiReflekdollRobostus sentimonsterSentialecSentibubblerSentinino/Senticarapace

Other villains

CashMike Rochip/Techno-PirateLila RossiBob Roth

Future villains

Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothIgnoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatPsychomedianQilinTimetagger • Kuro Neko • Penalteam • Risk • Strike Back

Parisians
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelAlya CésaireJuleka CouffaineMarinette Dupain-ChengLê Chiến KimMylène HaprèleMax KantéAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Marc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcZoé Lee) • Kagami TsurugiLuka CouffaineOndineThéo BarbotVivicaWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteAnne-Jeanne Théoxanne du BocqualeArletteThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaAndréAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChrisClara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleFire captain #HessenpyClaudie KantéAlim KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleJean-Pierre MonlataingClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingMrs. RossiBob RothSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincentXYDino Huggie

Animals

EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Didier RoustanHarry ClownLindalee Rose

Other characters
Teenagers

AliChungDelmarFélix Graham de VanilyJiaoKang

Adults

Amelie Graham de VanilyCashChun ChengPrince Ali's chaperoneShu Yin ChengWang ChengYen Cheng

Animals

Bastille

Prodigious Related

Fei Wu/LadydragonWu ShifuRenlings (Hou HouMa MaLong LongHu HuShe SheTang TangXiong XiongYing Ying) • Mei Shi

Others

Akumatized person with helmetIron Armor Akumatized Person

Non-canon characters
Adam/ReplayBreakerDany Boon/GagotorFisherman/SilurusGhetto BlasterHowardCharlotte Basquet/SculptiaJørgenKenyaKenya's father/Trash KrakkenKillabeeLibrarianMetal Face DPublic EnemyShaolin SoulUnnamed superheroesUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodie) • Wealthy woman
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