Marco is a minor character in Final Fantasy VII Remake. He is a man with a number "49" tattoo living in the Sector 7 Slums, wearing a dark robe. He and his tattoo is later seen in the Shinra Building.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Marco is a pale-skinned man of indeterminate age with sunken eyes and bony hands. His dark robe is tattered around his sleeves, revealing a large black tattoo of the number 49 on his bicep.

Marco's tattoo being #49 may be an allusion to number 7 (7x7=49), as per the series's tradition to make allusions to each installment's number ever since Final Fantasy VII. It could also be an allusion to there being 49 days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot, as the term "Sephiroth" is Jewish in origin.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Marco is a Sephiroth-clone, a person whose will has been taken over by Sephiroth. Others believe him to be severely ill, as Marco staggers about and acts delirious.

History[edit | edit source]

Marco was once a test subject for Professor Hojo who turned him into a "Sephiroth-clone", a person with Jenova cells whose own psyche has been weakened to the point Sephiroth can exert his will through them. When Cloud Strife encountered Marco at the apartment complex at the Sector 7 slums, he saw the man as Sephiroth and prepared to attack until Tifa Lockhart snapped him out of the illusion.

Marco later appeared at the Shinra Building, again in Sephiroth's form. He killed President Shinra, turned into Jenova Dreamweaver, and was destroyed by Cloud's party.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.