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MarkMan is a character who appears in the game Divekick. MarkMan is based on former MadCatz community manager and fighting game community figure Mark "MarkMan" Julio.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Markman is an inventor, and a huge fan of professional divekicking. While watching his favorite fighters throw down over the years, he has perfected a device that gives its holder more precise control over their kicks. And thus, the Kickbox was born. Markman is on a marketing quest, and wants to win this year’s competition using his Kickbox to show the world that they should buy his product.

Specials[edit | edit source]

Air: Feint/Up Kick (with Kickbox): Markman performs a hop backwards in the air. The Kickbox version makes him kick upward.

Ground: Search/Up Kick (with Kickbox): Markman searches the ground for the Kickbox parts. He can throw any unnecessary items on the ground. He needs three items: a box, blue gem and yellow gem to assemble Kickbox. The Kickbox version makes him kick upward.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • MarkMan's ability to collect parts and assemble a power-up item is almost identical to Phoenix Wright's ability in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • When Markman performs a kick at the exact peak of his jump, the kick becomes an Electric Wind God Kick, going much faster than his standard kick. The technique is a reference to the Tekken series, as Mark Julio is an avid Tekken player.
    • MarkMan would eventually become a member of the Tekken develop team (Tekken Project). [1]
  • The Kickbox is a parody of MadCatz arcade sticks and the Hitbox, a fightstick controller that replaces the joystick with directional buttons.
  • Markman can throw any unnecessary items on the ground for certain effects.
    • Chemistry Set: it creates a cloud that will drain the Kick Meter of any character in it - including Markman.
    • Oil: it creates a large puddle of oil on the ground Anybody landing will slide forward.
    • Spring: it makes anyone who steps on it bounce.
    • Glue: it creates a large stain of glue on the ground. Anybody landing on it is momentarily unable to move, leaving them vunerable to a kick.
    • Black Hole: if any player steps on it, they keep falling in a loop until they kick out of it.

References[edit | edit source]

Divekick Characters
Dive · Kick · Kung Pao · Mr. N · Redacted · Uncle Sensei · Dr. Shoals · Jefailey · The Baz · MarkMan · Stream · S-Kill · Kenny
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