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Marcus Stuyvesant is one of the Partners and leaders of Providence, and one of the three overarching antagonists (alongside Carl Ingram and Alexa Christine Carlisle) of the Hitman videogame series, as well as one of the three unseen overarching antagonists of Hitman: Codename 47 and one of the three central antagonists of the World of Assassination trilogy.
He served as one of the three background overarching antagonists of HITMAN, one of the three main antagonists of HITMAN 2, and one of the three secondary antagonists of HITMAN III, where he would also be one of the two targets (alongside Carl Ingram) of its first mission "On Top of the World".
He was voiced by Iain Batchelor.
The Stuyvesant Family had humble beginnings as violin-crafters in 18th century Rotterdam and merchants in Bavaria before they moved to New York and established an empire in real estate and banking. They furthered their wealth in criminal interests, making lucrative investments during in the Belgian Congo and the Great Depression and with despots such as the Pinochet in Chile and Jin Po of Khandanyang. Even in the present the Stuyvesant family's banks are used to launder money for white-collar criminals, organized crime syndicates, terrorist groups and despots all over the world.
While the Stuyvesant family had retreated from public view, the family still holds power in real estate, banking and finance, insurance, and legal services, as well as the arts, sports and entertainment, owning the Milton-Fitzpatrick Bank and the law firm Morgan, Yates and Kohn.
An introvert and dyslexic, Marcus Stuyvesant was hardly in any shape to take on the legacy. Scraping through college on his last name, he landed a job at Morgan, Yates & Kohn. After his father Eckhart died of a stroke, a mysterious man named Arthur Edwards approached Marcus and revealed his family's true legacy as one of the heads of Providence. As Eckhart's intended replacement, Milton-Ftizpatrick CEO Eugene Cobb, was killed, Marcus succeeded his father as one of Providence's leaders, alongside fellow Partners Carl Ingram and Alexa Christine Carlisle.
With his now ex-wife Penelope Huxley-Stuyvesant, Marcus is the proud father of Cornelia Stuyvesant, an enterprising young businesswoman who runs the Stuyvesant Art Foundation, and hopes that she will succeed him as a Partner. However, Cornelia is rightfully wary of her father's odious business deals and wants nothing to do with them.
The beginning of the end of Marcus Stuyvesant began when the mysterious Lucas Grey started foiling Providence's schemes to have Silvio Caruso create them a bioweapon and have General Reza Zaydan take over Morocco. After Stuyvesant, Ingram and Carlisle discovered that the International Contract Agency was behind the schemes, they sent Edwards to confront them. Edwards negotiated a deal with the ICA and they worked with Providence, accepting contracts against Grey's Private Militia. However, the agent performing the assassinations, Agent 47, defected to Grey after learning of their past as clones.
Stuyvesant, Ingram, and Carlisle, living on borrowed time, faked their deaths, crafted new identities and fled to the Burj Al-Ghazali, where they hoped that Sheikh Omar Al-Ghazali would be able to find them a way out of their problems regarding their lost power. Alas, after Carlisle fled, he and Ingram were assassinated by Agent 47.
Marcus Stuyvesant is a man overshadowed by greatness and overwhelmed by darkness. He knows little of what he got himself into, but is desperate and willing to prove himself by any means necessary.
He is far more interested in enriching the arts than world domination, using his status to fund art exhibits, artwork, and art-related buildings. Due to not being as intelligent or charismatic as his fellow Partners, he is deeply insecure, being far less connected with their dealings, making him the least evil out of the three.
He is also conflicted about his actions, realizing that he has alienated his daughter and caused her a lot of grief, as while they both love each other, he cannot undo the mistakes he has made as a father.