|Trainer class||Pokémon trainer|
|Generation||III and II (Chronologically)|
|Games||Emerald, FireRed and Silver|
Markus was very interested in behavior of Pokémon when he was a child. When he reached the age of 12, he went on a personal journey through Hoenn to leaner more about Pokémon behavior and abilities. He received a Torchic from Professor Birch after rescuing him from a wild Pokémon and started to bond with that Torchic. After he saw that Pokémon of Gym Leaders were stronger than his, he began to be competitive and started to study types and moves as a connection to behavior in a battle. It wasn't until the fifth gym, where he battled his father, that he saw that he wanted to be the strongest trainer in Hoenn. After that, he started catching all Pokémons he could find and trained them until they evolved and were strong enough to fight. When a Pokémon was fully evolved and ready for battle, he moved on to the next Pokémon, occasionally using his already strong Pokémon. However, some Pokémon managed to be Markus' powerhouses, including his evolved starter Torchic, which was now a Blaziken.