- “ Have a word with Marlon Random, he's gone a bit bonkers but he knows what's what. ”
- — Nana Pud describing Marlon Random
The player encounters Marlon in Manglewood, who tells Sackboy that after the three heroes defeated the titans,who then lack motivation, and lost their marbles. He, fortunately, knows where Oddsock's are, and assists the player in retrieving them, as well as supplying the player with the Blink-Ball. After getting the marbles, he accompanies Sack-Thing into an old movie set, where they encounter Oddsock. After Sackboy is separated from them, Marlon assists Oddsock in getting them both out of the sticky situation. After the player defeats the green titan, Marlon appears to congratulate them, and sends them to a lift into the Ziggurat.
Marlon Random has the body of a sackperson with a rugged shirt, blue jeans, and white gloves. His head appears to be a cylindrical part of a film reel. His hair is old fashioned film, styled like Elvis' hair.
PersonalityHe is, according to Nana Pud, bonkers, as he resides in the swamp, but it used to be Bunkum's most thriving film industry. As a result of this, Marlon believes his life is a movie, and everyone around him are his co-stars. This does not make him arrogant, however, as he gladly takes a co-starring role to let Sackboy and Oddsock take the spotlight.
His name appears to be a reference to Marlon Brando, a famous actor, mostly known for his role in The Godfather.
- He is voiced by Nolan North, who has also voiced Nathan Drake, the main protagonist of the game series Uncharted.
- He has a tag that has his name.
- He appears to be the most active of all of the creators, as he actively assists the player in their mission instead of just following them around.
- He mentions Hammy Awards, which is most likely a reference to the Grammy Awards and/or the Emmy Awards.
- He's mentioned that he has played other characters such as Mike Hyperdrive, and mentions once that he played a character who knew karate.
- He says "Set control for the heart of The Imagisphere... and home" most likely a reference to a level in LittleBigPlanet2 (first level of The Cosmos, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Negativitron.)
- He has a similar appearance to Josuke Higasikata, the protagonist of the 4th part of the manga/anime series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.