Now lets talk about Marko. His passion and pleasure comes from ruling others. He loves money for the purpose of controlling and using people. On the streets of Bosnia, he used his muscle and quick wits to move up as the leader of his own gang. He cared for no one, only whether a man would swear loyalty to him, and be his to command. Men joined him because he offered safety, not because they liked him.
When people started betting on fights in the streets, Marko was the first to start making money. He was able to tell which man had the drive and skills to survive. He had his men capture rival gang members so that they could set up their own fights. His power on the streets grew, but Marko wasn’t satisfied. He wanted more. Then suddenly it was gone.
The fighting was taken from the streets, by the Bosnian mafia. There was so much war and chaos in the country that no one seemed to care about some illegal side sport. Marko was angry. Most of the fighters on the streets had been taken as gladiators for the game. Marko’s power was gone, well at least most of it. Marko hated the mafia for stealing it from him. When Stefan, a leader of the mafia, came to him and offered him the job of training gladiators he refused. He had no desire to work for them. Marko wouldn’t be controlled by anyone.
Then Stefan offered him something he couldn’t refuse. A chance for Marko to fulfill his dream and have his own gladiators. He had spent years planning and thinking about how he’d set it up. He dreamed of having unbeatable gladiators and knew exactly how he’d go about training them. Marko knew his dream would be fulfilled when he met a scrawny little scrapper named Devin.
That is just a glimpse into the antagonist Marko. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.