Marlowe Cody (マルロ・コーディー, Maruro Kōdī) is a character in Suikoden II. Marlowe is a tutor of Lilly Pendragon as well as a biographer of the protagonist.
Marlowe“ Lord Riou, you're going to be a true hero. ”
Marlowe was a tutor of the young Lilly Pendragon, daughter of Tinto City Mayor Gustav. He had an extremely timid personality and spent most of his time reading books. In fact, he was entirely self-taught. As books could be very expensive in Tinto, he was very careful with his possessions. Still, along with his learnedness, he long held a desire to be a brave hero as well.
He was frequently bullied due to his shyness but still managed to become friends with Koyu and the other Lampdragon bandits. To each other, Koyu and Marlowe each had something the other lacked, in Marlowe's case he had studiousness but not strength.
During the Dunan Unification War, Marlowe met the leader of the New State Army, whose leadership inspired Marlowe to help out as much as he could during Neclord's attack on Tinto. He would then join the New State Army, in part to work on a biography of his new inspiration, which he entitled The Path of the Warrior.
After the war ended, Marlowe founded a library in Tinto City where he taught many children the joys of learning.
- Marlowe, along with Koyu, has a somewhat expanded role in the plot if the player chooses to run away from Tinto with Nanami.
- Marlowe is evidently quite a slow writer.
- Gensosuikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 195
- Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 267