MalePlace of birth:
Memphis TNPhysical description and picture:
Marcus stands between five feet eleven inches and six feet tall and weighs around two hundred and ten pounds. His hair is normally kept in a low cut and his facial hair is known to change quite frequently, ranging from clean shaven to full blown beard depending on his mood. Most of the time he dresses in what could be described as business casual while out in town. Otherwise, you’ll probably find him in a wife beater and some basketball shorts. Skills:
Close Quarter Combat specialist with expertise in Muay Thai, Explosives Expert, Self-Proclaimed Student of War and Master of Disguise Personality:
Marcus’ personality can be somewhat confusing as he jumps from all seriousness to full blown play in the blink of an eye. In battle, especially hand to hand combat, he is ruthlessly violent, often causing “unnecessary damage” which he doesn’t really understand when his life is on the line. At other times, he’s normally calm and thoughtful but with a fun side and has been known to be sort of a conspiracy theorist. Marcus considers himself a lover of two things, fine whiskey and fine woman. Character background:
Born in Memphis TN, Marcus moved to live with his mothers only brother in Richmond, Virginia at the age of seven. Marcus enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17, with enthusiastic legal guardian consent and a warning to always think for yourself. Soon, he found out that thinking for yourself was not always an easy thing. Army life proved to fit Marcus well. The discipline, the commitment to physical training and always bettering yourself, camaraderie and love for your country made Marcus proud to be a soldier and it showed. He excelled and was promoted at a pretty fast rate. He, along with a couple of his closest friends, deemed themselves the A-Team, indeed after the movie, and pushed their platoon to be the best they possibly could.
His life changed in January 23rd 2007.
The A-Team were amongst the first, after the Marines, to put boots on the ground in Iraq when the massive influx of soldiers happened. An assistant squad leader at the time, he was in charge of making some very tough decisions while serving in the desert. Once tasked with getting information from citizens about the movements of Al-Qaeda in the area his Lieutenant, some young hotshot out of West Point, ordered him to torture the women so that the men might share what information that they knew while his squad leader was away. He refused. Marcus managed not to get in serious trouble for his insubordination but it put a bad taste in his mouth and he began to question why they were there in the first place. Unfortunately, for him, his squad leader was Killed in Action the following week and he had to assume command of his squad.
Marcus got out as soon as he could, receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of Sergeant First Class for his service in Iraq. He was proud, but not as proud as he would have been. He saw his additional promotion as a pacifying move for the Army. Marcus still loved his country, but he was done playing by “the rules” because he finally realized that there were no rules. That’s when The Division found him.