Name and Rank
: Sergeant Marcus KingCallsign
: MaleCurrent Faction
: Kel-Morian, Dominion, MercenaryFormer Factions
: Sons of KorhalCombat Role
: Vehicle PilotSkills
: Marcus can perform repairs and modifications to his Viking and other common Terran vehicles. He's also shockingly
good at chess despite seemingly never paying attention to the game. He puts this down to having natural, perfect situational awareness (which also partly explains his success as a Viking pilot). Training
: Marcus has completed all levels of simulation training for use of both the Thor & Odin, he was preparing to transfer to a Thor before being re-assigned. Appearance
: NoneNoticeable Marks
: Just his dashing smileWeaponry
: In the event his Viking his compromised, Marcus has a Great War Pattern C-14 Rifle, one of the few designs that does not require a suit of CMC armour to use. Its stashed away behind his pilot seat for emergency use. Vehicle
: Advanced Viking
Marcus King is one of the finest Viking pilots there is, top 5 there is without question. So talented was he that he was involved in live field testing of a next generation Viking prototype. This Viking features expected "standard" upgrades, Phobos-Class Weapons System (and Ripwave missiles), Ultra Capacitors, Vanadium Plating & Regenerative Bio-Steel. The prototype is made special by several currently unique upgrades, this model is capable of greater speed and agility then other Vikings when in "Fighter mode," making it more effective as an air superiority fighter. The prototype is 15% larger, to accommodate the added systems and engines. It has also been equipped with a pair of heavy flamethrowers, one connected to the bottom of each gatling gun. These were implemented to allow the Viking to take on a new use in battle, neutralizing any cover but also serves to cause extreme punishment to anything that attempts to attack the Viking in close combat. Updated computers increase reliability of the computer targeting and improve response times.
Marcus has also applied several decals, including a pin-up on each arm and "The Walking Apocalypse" across its upper back. Equipment
: Marcus wears a standard Viking pilot suit and helm/vizor. Birthplace
: KorhalMajor Battles
: Most major engagements of the Sons od Korhal & most offenses against the Zerg & Protess as a member of the Dominion. Biography
Marcus King never really expected to be a soldier, he had always been rather passive about things so long as they didn't affect him directly. Then the Confederacy obliterated Korhal. Well that was just about all Marcus could handle, it being his home world an all. When Mengsk was calling people to stand up and fight, Marcus got all caught up in making somebody pay. Not long later he was wearing armour, holding a gun and shooting the bad guys. Eventually, they won. The Sons of Korhal beat the bad guys and became the Terran Dominion. It sounded really fancy, and he liked it. Ole'Marcus King was even made Sergeant
Marcus King for his efforts.
When the Dominion had a bit of piece and quite, he took an interest in what new bits and pieces the Dominion were developing, especially the A2 Armored Mechanical Hybrid, also known as the 'Viking.' Marcus started simulations to prepare individuals for when the original prototypes were developed and was later a test pilot, which eventually became a pilot. As such Marcus has been flying Viking's since they existed. Nobody can say they have more experience then him.
When Vikings were finally deployed to combat the Zerg and Raynor's Raiders and everything else the galaxy would throw at them, there was Marcus blasting them to pieces, providing covering fire as the Marines pressed forward or taking to the skies to clear out enemy bombers...and bomber like organisms.
When they started developing a new form of Viking, Sergeant Marcus was called in to take part in testing it. Sure enough it was a beautiful piece of machinery. Before it got its first llive action testing however, Marcus was caught by General Warfield performing an impersonation of him for the benefit of some other pilots that implied the General had all manner of relations with Zerg and Goats. The next day (surely entirely unrelated) he was informed he was being sent out to the backend of nowhere to test the prototype in a place where he would have the room to do so with little risk of it taking any damage. He's been on Rex since. Other Notes
: Marcus has a "Girls of Dominion Military" nude calendar hanging up in his cockpit. Its two years out of date but has by far the best content in his opinion.