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Marcus Cole is a recurring character on 13 Reasons Why. He is portrayed by Steven Silver.

Marcus is a junior at Liberty High School. He is the subject of tape 6, where he is responsible for humiliating Hannah Baker in public on their One Dollar Valentine's date.


Early Life

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Season One

Tape 3, Side B

In the flashback, Marcus supposedly got Hannah Baker for his #1 for the Dollar Valentine event. He proceeds to ask her out on a date at Rosie's, and she said she'd think about it. She made up her mind and said yes, but didn't realize that Marcus is using her because she is "easy". Marcus then shows up an hour late and drinks out of her milkshake. He moves to sit in the same side as Hannah, but only to make a move on her. He then got pushed onto the floor, then leaves with the guys he came with in the end. [1]

Marcus's Mistake (Reason #6)

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Marcus is Hannah's reason number 6 of why she committed suicide.

At Rosie's Diner, Marcus keeps Hannah waiting for over an hour. When he does show up he brings his friends and begins his date with Hannah, sitting on the opposite side. He manages to almost get Hannah to forgive him for being late and switches side to sitting right next to her, as he begins flirting and touching Hannah's leg although she doesn't want him to, she sees him keep looking back at her friends and realizes it was a dare to try and see if she was easy and he didn't care about her at all, which makes her feel like crap until Zach, one of Marcus's friends walks by her, as Marcus and his friends leave, being rejected by Hannah after she works things out, Zach sits down and apologizes for Marcus being an idiot and befriends Hannah.


Marcus has a stubborn personality as when he did not want to turn himself in or take fault for his mistakes. He also has somewhat of a temper when Hannah pushed him off the table at the diner.

Physical Appearance

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"Nothing anyone did to her (Hannah) was any different than what happens to every girl at every high school. She just wanted attention. And leaving those tapes...That's a fucked up thing to do! No one deserves that."
―  Marcus to Clay standing outside Tyler's window.[src]


  • In the books, his name is Marcus Cooley, but in the adaptation, his name is Marcus Cole.
  • He is Liberty High's student body president.



  1. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 3, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 6. Netflix.

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