Height:Over 6 Feet
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- "It don’t matter which of ’em did it. I’ll find ’em both and cut ’em to pieces. Take their arms and legs off and put ’em back on where they don’t belong. Stuff their mouths with their own steaming guts."
- ―Kyle to Borgoff Marcus about D and Mayerling[src]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Conspicuous for his fierce expression and frightfully long torso, Kyle would stand out anywhere. He wears a black shirt, black leather pants, and a pair of crescent blades on his hips.
Personality[edit | edit source]
In the novel, he like the other members is very aggressive to most others but is very loyal to his family and works well with them. He is extremely confident in his abilities, arrogant and short tempered who reacts violently to the point of killing someone. He is also an extremely ruthless, sarcastic and vicious individual who does not hesitate to use any means to reach the goal. He also had awe for his older brother Borgoff. His ruthlessness is maintained by the sarcastic and ridicule of others (for example, the relationship between Mayerling and Daughter, or even his older brother Groveck).
- "You should’ve just behaved like usual and done what I told you. I don’t know what got into you today, but that’s what you get for being dumb and putting up a fight.” Chuckling, he added, “Of course, I suppose it just made it that much easier to get ol’ Grove worked up.”"
- ―Kyle Marcus[src]
He will also be lustful and abusive, as he rapes Leila regularly despite her injury. He lays claim to her believing that she belongs to him and the rest of the group to do as he pleases. His lust will also be the reason why he will eventually be killed by Caroline.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Alongside the rest of his family, he is famous on the Frontier for being in the best known group of hunters to grace the profession. Similar to the rest of his family, he has been genetically modified by his parents granting him skills beyond a normal human. His best know ability is his use of blades and bladed weapons in general. His main weapon is the crescent blade. He also carries with him his own Javelin like Leila Marcus.
While with his family on the hunt for Mayerling, he encounters D first when they are fighting beasts on the Frontier. He goes against Borgoff Marcus's orders and attacks D without provocation, and without confirming his identity. D damages the blade, deflecting it on purpose, which earns a special kind of scorn from Kyle.
Later, the group encounters Caroline for the first time when Mayer takes the Barbarois as guards. She warns the group to turn back but they opt not to follow that and press to attack her. He, along with the group help Borgoff set up his attack with poison gas which catches her off guard and forces her to retreat.
When Leila goes out on her own after Mayer and they find her injured and patched up he develops a sharper hatred toward the hunter, seeing his comfort toward her has loosened his grasp on claiming her as he feels she is his to use whenever he feels.
When Mayer seeks refuge in the Barbarois village , he sneaks up past their defense and observes returning to the Atomic Bus, and gives voice to them needing Groveck Marcus to step in and use his Spirit Form. This is accomplished by him raping Leila and "working up" Grove enough so that he has a seizure. He learns, along with the rest from Grove, the destination of the carriage after this assault and seeks to head off the carriage with back roads they know to catch up when it escapes.
After Leila's encounter with Caroline on the Ancient Battlefield, both he and Borgoff encounter Caroline on the road in the forest. In the woods some time after her escape she comes across the Marcus clan again. While it's not mentioned in the story when, at some point she casts a spell on Kyle Marcus. This spell seemed to have him act strangely, stepping out to seek her alone and scorning any back up despite his brother insisting. When out in the forest hunting for Caroline she purposely seemingly allows him to detect her, her wounds from the previous battle now completely healed. His over confidence swelling, he feints an attack with his cross blades which swiftly turns and heads up into the trees. Caroline screams in agony and drops to the ground as Kyle antagonizes her with insults, sarcastically asking if she is okay. As he reaches, her one look from her blazing blue pupils sets him fully under a mind control spell.
This time he asks her if she is okay with real emotion, she responds she's just fine...but how about he come over and lick the wound clean that has gashed her thigh. He responds earnestly, tonguing the wound. The mind control spell seems to transmit her thoughts to him and she controls his movements now like a puppet. He continues licking up from the wound all the way up her thigh to her pleasure center. She willingly invites the pleasure of it to continue to her climax.
He says maybe he should get going to avoid suspicion, she scoffs....you are not going anywhere till I kiss you some more. He complies, and it is implied more sexual games continue for some time.
This gives birth to some suspicion by Borgoff, where Kyle tries upon return to goad him into an opportunity to kill Borgoff, Kyle now having been turned now into a true Vampire by Caroline. Borgoff is not fooled and kills Kyle with ease.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
The pair of crescent blades he carries on his hips are very hard to handle. He has developed a skill with them no others who use them can match and few could even hope to develop a competency with at all. He was genetically modified by his parents and given skills beyond normal humans physically. Mentally these skills manifest in his battle prowess and tactical skill in stealth, and as a look out. He seems to be Borgoff's go to person as an adviser in the group when drawing out battle plans for given situations the group faces.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Crescent Blades- Each weapon is about a foot in diameter, shaped like a half-moon, and honed to a razor-fine arc. A wire or cord is usually affixed to one end, and the blade's wielder can set up a sort of safety zone around himself and keep his enemies at bay by spinning it as widely or as tightly as he wishes. Due to the intense training necessary to handle it, there are few who can use this weapon effectively.
Other Media Adaptations[edit | edit source]
Novel and Movie Differences[edit | edit source]
In the movie his blades are never damaged by D. His character is very much the same, although his attitude toward Leila is completely dialed back and his rape of his sister is turned into mild concern for her welfare around D. She isn't his real sister in the movie but he is a lot more concerned and loving toward her than in the Novel. In the Novel he's a sadistic rapist and has the biggest impact in destroying Leila's mind and seems to have been the most fervent of the family to repeatedly rape her. In the Novel he is seduced and bitten by Caroline, which leads to his death at the hand of Borgoff, while in the movie he is caught off guard by Mashira's speed and killed with one strike from the Mutated Wolf Form.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust[edit | edit source]
Kyle is one of the Marcus brothers. As per his clan's reputation, he is quite a skilled hunter. They are some of the best hunters money can buy in the story. They are hired to track down Meier Link and while en route they are attacked by a village of zombie-esque vampires that the Baron apparently turned. At the end of cutting them all down they meet D . Kyle's attitude is one of natural rivalry toward the Hunter for the handsome reward that is at stake.
Later they come across a carriage and believe it is Meier's but it turns out to be Bengé's Shadow Trap where Kyle, as is Borgoff is devastated by the loss of Nolt. The team finds out they are headed to Barbarois which they all seem familiar with, and they take a break discussing it while eating their fill. Kyle sneaks in taking point and spies on D's entry into the village. There he observes as much as he can and cheers Grove's Spirit Form assault on the village. When the carriage escapes he blasts it with Leila's bazooka to no effect. Caroline unleashes her assault on the atomic bus crippling it for a time while Kyle and Leila make a run for the nearest town for supplies, Borgoff hangs back and does the repairs after they encounter and kill Bengé. He warns Leila to watch herself around the Hunter. Later, while waiting for Leila, the clan spies the carriage heading to the Castle of Chaythe . Kyle warns Borgoff saying it would be suicide to head in there. Borgoff mocks him and says they will continue onward into the castle if need be but they would be fine if they can stop the carriage beforehand.
Borgoff sets up a remote bomb trap where he uses one as a warning shot threatening to detonate the rest if they try anything. Mashira seemingly attempts to do something and ends up falling off the bridge after Borgoff hits him with an arrow. Kyle proceeds to the carriage to get the girl out. She refuses to go, yelling her love for Meier while Kyle is disgusted for this display. Meier comes out into the sun stunning the pair further. After Borgoff puts two arrows while they mock Meier for his scene reaching Charlotte she takes one from his body and threatens the brothers that she will kill herself. Kyle says to Borgoff he's fine with that if he is saying they get the money either way if she is alive or dead. Borgoff agrees and, after some time waiting for her to back up her threat, tires of it and seeks to end them both himself. Just as he is about to strike, Mashira kills him instantly upon his return.
Vampire Hunter D video game[edit | edit source]
In the game, he is found by Borgoff, drained of blood and in a coffin in the basement.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Kyle's voice actor in the Japanese version was Hôchû Ôtsuka and Alex Fernandez in the English version.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- (To Borgoff Marcus about Grove) "U I ain’t too crazy about that idea,” the man in black said. “How ‘bout we send Grove? For him it’d—” His voice died out halfway through the sentence. The giant had shot a glance at him. It was like being scrutinized by a stone. “I... er ... I was just kidding, bro.”".
- (To his brothers) "It couldn’t be helped, and what’s done is done. We’ve got bigger fish to fry. The geezer said the Noble that grabbed his daughter took off to the north, right? If we go now, we could definitely catch up to ’em, bro. We could track ’em, run ’em down. Ten million if we bring her back safe. Sure he’s probably already had his way with her, but what the hell, we’d be dealing with a woman on the other end. We could threaten her, tell her we chopped the girl’s head off along with the vampire’s, and turned her back into a human. She’d keep her trap shut and pay up.”".
- (About Leila) "She—she’s gonna be okay, won’t she, bro? Give her something, I don’t care what.”".
- (About Mayerling and Daughter) "Still, bro, you know, a long time ago, that the Claybourne States used to be a space port. There ain’t nothing there but rows and rows of trashed rockets. What the hell could they—No, you don’t think they could be planning to go to another planet, do you? Maybe fortheir honeymoon?!"
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