Marik Ishtar is a character that's suspected to be coming soon. There are several files found in the game showing a character selection icon, and a player profile icon. Similar to Yugi Muto, he has an alter ego called Yami Marik. His Yami version is more likely to be an unlockable character to avoid having 2 of the same character. Marik Ishtar might make an appearance through a mini event just like the Yugi Muto event.
Based on the anime, Marik Ishtar takes control of other people and use their decks to duel and does not duel himself, unless he is in his Yami Marik form. If he were to appear, he could be bringing other gravekeeper monsters like Gravekeeper's Descendant, similar to Ishizu and Odion's duel rewards.
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I hope that we can get him eventually. I've been thinking about dumping Kaiba and my dragon deck for awhile so that I can make a burn deck, and for some reason, I really want to have Marik use it, if we can get him. And yes, I am a fangirl. XD
So do I! I don't know if it will be this time, but I wouldn't be surprised if Konami lets use him eventually. And I wouldn't be surprised if they really dragged it out with tempting us like they did with Yami Marik.
Well, at least Konami isn't pretending that he doesn't even exist like they seem to be doing with Ryou Bakura. Either way, I hope this Marik will drop more of the cards listed here. I would especially like Newdoria.