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For main character of Steamy Novels, see Marcus (paladin).
AllianceGeneral Marcus Jonathan
Image of General Marcus Jonathan
Title <High Commander of Stormwind Defense>
Gender Male
Race Human
Level 87
Class Warrior, Knight
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Stormwind, Stormwind City Guard, Stormwind Army
Former affiliation(s) Alliance of Lordaeron
Occupation General of Stormwind, High Commander of Stormwind Defense
Location Valley of Heroes, Stormwind City[69, 83]VZ-Stormwind CityBlip
Status Deceased

Marcus Jonathan was the general of Stormwind City and high commander of Stormwind Defense. He was a human quest giver located in the Valley of Heroes of Stormwind City. Hammond Clay succeeded him after he was killed in action at the Battle of Theramore.


General Marcus Jonathan

General Marcus Jonathan in World of Warcraft.

Marcus visited Dalaran at least once while still a private, as evidenced by Inv misc coin 19 [Private Marcus Jonathan's Copper Coin] from the Dalaran fountain. He seemed to have more than gotten his wish "to grow a glorious, bushy mustache someday."

He and Reginald Windsor served together under Turalyon[1] during the Second War.

World of Warcraft: the Comic[]

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Marching through the gates of Stormwind, Lo'Gosh and his friends were halted by General Marcus Jonathan under the direct jurisdiction of Katrana Prestor, who ordered their immediate arrest and execution as traitors. Windsor succeeded in convincing Marcus of his loyalty to Stormwind as they had previously served together.[1]


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When the Emerald Nightmare invaded the Valley of Heroes, he sent Major Mattingly for reinforcements to King Wrynn. Moments later the mists seized the valley.[2]

Elemental Unrest[]

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When raging elements invaded the city, Marcus remained at his position warning adventurers of approaching danger. He was also protecting Worried Citizens.


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When an adventurer defeated Hogger at Hogger Hill in Elwynn Forest, Marcus arrived and arrested Hogger.

Blood of Our Fathers[]

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When Varian Wrynn went missing when he was supposed to give his Remembrance Day speech, Marcus Jonathan ordered Field Marshal Afrasiabi to stall the crowds while he organized a search for the king. He and Jaina Proudmoore found the king dying from wounds suffered while saving Anduin Wrynn from Twilight's Hammer assassins, and witnessed the prince heal his father with the Light.[3]

Tides of War[]

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When Jaina Proudmoore called for help defending Theramore Isle against the Horde, Marcus Jonathan was the first to be asked by King Wrynn to lend his support, and was the first to accept. He was the main organizer of the defense of Theramore. He was killed when Garrosh Hellscream detonated a mana bomb, which destroyed the city.[4]


  • Ability warrior charge Charge — Charges an enemy, inflicting normal damage plus a bonus.
  • Ability warrior rallyingcry Commanding Shout — Increases maximum health of all party members within 20 yards by 10%. Lasts 2 min.
  • Ability warrior shockwave Shockwave — Sends a wave of force in front of the warrior, causing damage and stunning all enemy targets within 10 yards in a frontal cone for 4 sec.
  • Ability warrior sunder Sunder Armor — Hacks at an enemy's armor, reducing it per application of Sunder Armor. Can be applied up to 5 times. Lasts 20 sec.
  • Spell nature thunderclap Thunderclap — Inflicts Nature damage to nearby enemies, increasing the time between their attacks and slowing their movement speed for 6 sec.


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General Marcus Jonathan in the trailer for Hearthstone: United in Stormwind.

WoW Icon update The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic Era.
Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.


Stormwind City
  • General Marcus Jonathan says: Greetings, citizen.
Elwynn Forest
  • General Marcus Jonathan yells: Hold your blade, adventurer!
  • General Marcus Jonathan says: This beast leads the Riverpaw gnoll gang and may be the key to ending gnoll aggression in Elwynn.
  • General Marcus Jonathan says: We're taking him into custody in the name of King Varian Wrynn.

In the RPG[]

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The knight is tall, with wide shoulders and a sweeping mustache, proudly wearing a suit of heavy plate mail. The Stormwind insignia is emblazoned across both the breastplate of his armor and the crest of his helm, and a series of smaller engravings indicates that he is a high-ranking officer in the human army. His stance is that of a battle-hardened veteran, wary but still at ease, as if he is absolutely confident in his ability to deal with any danger that comes his way. General Marcus Jonathan is absolutely fearless in battle, completely willing to lay down his life in the defense of his country. He always strides boldly into combat, attempting to identify and then work his way toward the leader of the enemy forces. He prefers to move steadily into the middle of the enemy force, surrounding himself with enemies in order to maximize the benefit of his cleaving attack and to gain a moderate amount of cover from enemy archers.[5]

Notes and trivia[]

  • If you saluted him, he would salute you back. If you waved to him, he would greet you by saying "Greetings, citizen".
  • He had a dialogue with Reginald Windsor during A [60R] The Great Masquerade.
  • In the beta, if you flexed your muscles at him, he would laugh.
  • Though killed and replaced in Stormwind, he was still showing up to arrest Hogger during Mists of Pandaria. At some point it was corrected and Hammond now arrests Hogger.
  • An unused NPC representing Marcus Jonathan is situated in the same ID range as other legendary warriors presumably meant to appear in Skyhold. He and most of these NPCs didn't make it out of the Legion alpha stage.

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Preceded by:
General of Stormwind and High Commander of Stormwind Defense
Succeeded by:
Hammond Clay