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Markl: Don't leave, Sophie! I love you. You have to stay...
Sophie: I love you too, Markl. I'll stay.
Markl: Really?! 'Cause we're a family now!

Markl is the apprentice of Howl and a close friend of Sophie. He is the tritagonist in Studio Ghibli's film Howl's Moving Castle.

Markl was found by Howl as he slept at front of the door step, Howl told him to get inside but have never really ask him to leave nor to stay. As it rumours that Markl is an orphan in Porthaven. Now he helps Howl running his shop.

Appearance

Markl is quite short, with messy ginger hair and pale white skin. He is of an average build, and is often seen wearing a cloak, when in Howl's castle. This is because he uses it to disguise himself.

Personality

Markl is very obedient, doing what he is being told. He also gives pointers to Sophie when she first arrived, making sure to keep her out of trouble. He even call her an henchman of the Witch of the Waste. Sophie is patience with him. As the time pass he likes her very much.

He often plays with Heen and Turnip Head.

Trivia

  • In the original novel, Markl's name is Michael Fischer and he is 15 years old.

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