|Debut Episode/Fic||"Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"|
Stanley "Stan" Marsh is one of the central characters of South Park. He is arguably the most "normal" of the kids, and is generally honest, very mature for his age, and well-meaning.
Please visit his article on the South Park Archives for more information.
Stan wears a brown jacket with a red collar, a blue hat with a red puffball and rim, and blue jeans. Under his jacket, he either wears a red and blue baseball shirt or a white T-shirt/v-neck. Stan also has blue eyes, as noted by Kyle when Butters draws their cartoon forms in "A Very Crappy Christmas"
Stan ranked third in the initial corrupt list of which boy was cutest.
Stan is frequently embarrassed or infuriated at the stupidity of his parents and the other adults of the town, and he often goes against what his parents do. The rather displaced cynicism that he exhibits when dealing with adults, as well as his inability to be impressed by celebrities or fads may also come from the fact that, due to his parents, he has probably never respected or trusted adults. Despite this, he is well-behaved and disciplined.
Stan is generally the most tender and sensitive of the four boys, and has a fondness for animals. He has a dog named Sparky that he likes a lot. He tried to save calves with the help from Kyle, Cartman and Butters at one point after hearing about Veal being made from baby cows. He also once decided that he would never eat meat again, but he had to give that up, because it was seriously harming his health.
Stan often shows heroism, kindness and is one of the bravest characters in the series. He looks after his friends and has risked his life for them and saved their lives on several occasions. He is also intelligent and is fairly well-educated, but the exact source of his education is unclear (due to the apparent ineptness of his teacher Mr. Garrison).
| Stan Marsh | Kyle Broflovski | Eric Cartman | Kenny McCormick | Butters Stotch|