|“||What do I do? I Stan ground.||„|
|~ Stan in "A Scause For Applause"|
Stanley "Stan" Marsh is the one of the four protagonists of the TV series, South Park. He is the show's main protagonist, with Kyle Broflovski being the deuteragonist; though they often change roles.
Stan is probably the most relatable of the four boys. He has a deadpan sense of humour and frequently finds himself frustrated with the stupidity of his father and the general adult population. Several episodes show him learning how the adult world works and about 90% of the time he winds up walking away in total disbelief of said adult's inane logic.
Stan is an avid animal lover, as he has a fondness for most animals, especially whales and dolphins, he even sets out to save them from the Japanese in "Whale Whores". He was willing to give up eating meat after finding out that veal was made from tortured calves.
Stan has had a long-running crush on Wendy Testaburger. He had an unfortunate habit of throwing up whenever she talked to him. Stan usually takes on more daring pursuits just to impress her, most notably in the South Park movie where he helped form an organisation dedicated to saving Terrence and Phillip. When Wendy broke up with him, Stan was nearly suicidal and decided to hang out with the Goth Kids. This phase predictably ended after one episode when Stan realised that his life was revolving around Wendy too much anyway. After several seasons of giving her the cold shoulder, Stan teams up with Wendy to uncover a conspiracy among the girls. This is enough for them to rekindle their romance and they become a steady couple.
|~ Stan's catchphrase|
|“||Disqualified? Fight! Keep fighting!||„|
|~ Stan in "The Losing Edge"|
|“||Come on, Dad! Get up!||„|
|~ Stan cheering for his father in "The Losing Edge"|
|“||Dad! You're the greatest.||„|
|~ Stan at the end of "The Losing Edge"|