Marquis Franklin Jet (born c. 1994) is the executive vice president of Jeturian Industries and the CEO of Wayne Enterprises. He is also the son of the late Franklin and Jada Jet, and the estranged older maternal half-brother of Ryan Wilder.
Marquis was born in 1994 to Jada Jet and Franklin. Sometime after his birth and before August 1994, Jada had an affair, after which she disappeared for nine months straight for unknown reasons. Marquis heard from his various nannies gossip about Jada's affair, along with her and Franklin not being on speaking terms for a full summer, which led him to deduce he had a secret half-sibling.
In 2003, Marquis' school bus got hijacked by the Joker. The Joker placed his electric joy buzzer on Marquis' head and sent an electrical charge through his brain, causing serious damage. This caused Marquis to develop anger issues and sociopathic tendencies.
Shortly after this incident, Marquis killed a colony of ants by concentrating sun beams on them using a magnifying glass from his science kit. At some point before August 2008, Marquis and Jada argued about him not wishing his father a happy birthday. Marquis argued that he wrote him a card, but Jada insisted that since Franklin was overseas, it would mean a lot to him if Marquis made him a birthday message. Marquis became angry, leading to him throwing a vase at the camera and his mother. In August 2011 during a family camping trip, Marquis put peanut butter in a burger that he gave to his father, knowing that Franklin was allergic. Marquis then watched his father slowly die from an allergic reaction, all the while recording the event on camera for his own amusement.
Over the years, Jada spent millions of dollars trying to cure Marquis' condition, to no avail.
In adulthood, Marquis would join his mother at Jeturian Industries, working his way up to the position of Executive Vice President. Jada used this as an excuse to keep a closer eye on her son until she could cure him without him finding out.
Meeting his half-sister, Ryan Wilder
During Jada's dinner party with Ryan and Sophie Moore, Marquis showed up unannounced with his girlfriend Zoey. Unbeknownst to them, the chef, Lazlo Valentin, poisoned the wine with a parylitic and killed Zoey. They barely managed to escape and went to Jada's panic's room, where Marquis was later cured with an injection. As Ryan and Sophie fight back against Lazlo, Marquis ultimately strikes him from behind and knocks him down, then proceeds to brutally stab Lazlo repeatedly, killing him in the process.
Revealing his true colors
As a child, Marquis was once kind, caring, polite, cheerful, carefree, laid-back and innocent, but after Jack Napier placed his electric joy buzzer on Marquis' head and sent an electrical charge through his brain, he became short-tempered and hot-headed; to the point of having anger issues.
Marquis also become sociopathic; for example, he put peanut butter in a burger that he gave to his father, Franklin Jet for his own personal amusement; completely disregarding the fact that the letter was highly allergic to peanut, as he had guilt, shame or remorse for this despicable act of his.
As an adult, Marquis (initially) appeared to be a kind, caring, polite, cheerful, carefree and laid-back individual, but this was ultimately nothing more than a façade.
In truth, Marquis is actually a cold, cruel, sadistic, ruthless, immoral and sociopathic individual who has no guilt, shame and remorse for any of his despicable actions, he also lacks any form of empathy, compassion and sympathy.
- Expert tactican/Manipulator: Marquis is a highly skilled tactican and manipulator. He was able to trick Ryan into a postion of trust by convining her to team up with him against their mother, Jada Jet and then blackmailed her into handing control of Wayne Enterprises over to him by exchanging it for the cure for Mary Hamilton's mutation.
- Buissness acumen: Marquis is a skilled buissnessman.
- Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Marquis is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant. He knocked out two scientists while recovering from an attempted cyrostasis. He was able to overpower and knock out Luke Fox; although it should be noted that the latter had a broken arm at the time, thus; Luke was not at the peak of his combat skills.
- Skilled knife-wielder: Marquis is skilled with knives in combat; he was able to killed Lazlo Valentin with his own knife. He also killed Dr. Tuva with several scalpels. He even used a pen to kill a security guard.
- Marquis' hair being dyed purple is a reference to his idolization of Jack Napier/Joker.
Behind the scenes
- Though Marquis Jet is a character original to the series, he does bear some similiarites to James Gordon, Jr. from the DC comics. Like James Jr., Marquis is the brother of a female member of the Bat team and is a mentally ill killer who goes on to be an enemy of the Bat team.