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Mark Cotswolds is a home-schooled kid that took part in, and won, the 15th Annual South Park Spelling Bee in "Hooked on Monkey Fonics".

Background

Mark was very sheltered in their home-school life and, until the spelling bee, hadn't seen the outside town. Mark wanted to go to a public school and begged his father for the chance.

Mark, who had been made to go to school in a giant hamster ball, experienced bullying at the hands of the other boys and wound up duct-taped to a bench. Though his father wanted him to return to homeschooling, Mark convinced his father to let him go continue public school, and go to the school dance.

At the school dance, Mark confronted Kyle Broflovski for turning Rebecca into a slut, and proceeded to beat him up. The other boys became impressed, now wanting to hang out with him and include him in their circles.

Though their father tried to intervene and take them out of the dance, Mark convinced his father to let them go to public school, as the two of them would still have to face bad things someday, and it would be better to face them now.

Since the episode, Mark has reappeared in the show, making cameos in "Professor Chaos", as a potential fourth friend, "The Death Camp of Tolerance", in the group of kids sent to the camp (when they first appear) and "Imaginationland", at Cartman's party.

Appearance

Mark wears a deep green pullover sweater, with a white dress shirt and a black tie underneath, and black slacks. His hair is dark brown and slightly wavy, with a parting in the bangs.

Personality

He appears to be the older of the two siblings, and is the more outgoing one, curious of what life was like outside their home and eager to explore the public school, wanting to see what other boys were like.

Though he is incredibly intelligent, he was also naive in a few ways; seeming astonished that "friends" would call each other names and fight, that the boys seemed to "like, yet hate" Pip at the same time, and how the other boys laughed at Kyle for liking Rebecca. Though he was continuously bullied by the others and found himself duct-taped to a bench, he was unconcerned and grew more curious each time.

Despite his parents' objections, he remained eager to explore the outside world and ultimately gave a speech explaining why it was all right for him to stay in public school.

He seems quite protective of his sister, beating Kyle up after seeing what he had inadvertently turned her into, which the other boys then considered him to be "badass" for it.

By the end of his debut, he was finding his way into fitting in with the other boys, calling Stan a "gaywad" in response to being called "nerdo".

Prominence

References

South Park students
6th Grader Leader | Allie Nelson | Annie | Annie Knitts | Baahir Hakeem | Bebe Stevens | Bill Allen | Billy Miller | Billy Thompson | Boy with Blond Hair | Boy with Blue Cap | Boy with Red Shirt | Bradley Biggle | Bridon Gueermo | Butters Stotch | Casey Miller | Clyde Donovan | Craig Tucker | Damien Thorn | DogPoo Petuski | Dougie | David Rodriguez | Eric Cartman | Esther | Firkle | Filmore Anderson | Flora Neal | Fosse McDonald | Francis | Gary Harrison | Girl with Blonde Hair | Gordon Stoltski | Goth Kids | Gregory | Heidi Turner | Henrietta Biggle | Ike Broflovski | Jake | Jason | Jenny Simons | Jessie | Jimmy Valmer | Josh Myers | Kal | Kenny McCormick | Kevin Stoley | Kindergartners | Kip Drordy | Kyle Broflovski | Leroy | Lizzy | Lola | Loogie | Leslie Meyers | Mandy | Mark Cotswolds | Meagan Ridley | Michael | Mike | Mike Makowski | Milly Larsen | Molly | Nancy | Nathan | Nelly | Nichole Daniels | Patty Nelson | Pete | Pete Thelman | Pip Pirrup | Rebecca Cotswolds | Red | Sally Darson | Sally Turner | Samantha Dunskin | Sarah Peterson | Scott Malkinson | Shauna | Stan Marsh | Tammy Warner | Terrance Mephesto | The 6th Graders | The 9th Graders | The Boys | The Mole | The Ugly Kids | Thomas | Timmy Burch | Token Black | Trent Boyett | Tommy Edwards | Tommy Turner | Tweek Tweak | Wendy Testaburger

See also:
List of Female 4th Graders | List of Male 4th Graders | Portal:Characters



Minor Characters from Season Three
Genghis Khan | Jake | Kelly | Mark Cotswolds | Mr. Derp | Pearl | Rebecca Cotswolds | Skyler | Tommy Turner

See Also: List of Minor Characters from Season Three | Season Three

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