- “You're a good man, Silver Knight.”— Marauder
Loud-mouthed, hot blooded, impulsive, flirtatious and kind of a moron, Mark seemed all too happy to refuse to wake up to the reality of the cold, brutal war of extermination raging around him. Always one with a quick compliment and a quicker temper, Mark faced every challenge that came his way with a cocky, defiant smile.
However, his decapitation at the hands of a former Specter teammate and his eventual miraculous resurrection seemed to have cooled his temper quite a bit, hardening the young pilot and granting him some measure of hard earned wisdom and maturity.
After being brought back as a combat ready cyborg, Mark is one of the stranger faces around the AC Headquarters. White hair grows long from his head, designed both as a heat release system and as a fashion statement, while his eyes glow dim with red light. A courtesy, as not many people appreciate being scanned with Thermals.
- “Sworn to Valor, Rise to Glory”— -Start-Up Screen Text
The Paladin, ever since it first "awoke" in late 2014, has gone through an inordinate amount of changes in its capabilites and combat role.
Though originally a Medium-class, jack-of-all-trades Suit designed for versatility and ranged combat, it morphed into a Light-class specialized for rapid response and melee combat after Operation Relay, a form that it would remain in until his untimely death at the hands of the Bearserker.
After being miraculously brought back to life, The Paladin has risen stronger than ever; pilot and suit have become one and now, Mark stands at a towering 7 feet tall, with a weight of slightly under 200 kilograms of synthetic muscle and reinforced plating when fully armored up.
The Paladin refuses to compromise in its capabilities, distinguishing itself by having excellent speed and maneuverability, regardless of its Fortress-class armor plating, as well as being able to match the most basic of Heavy-classes strength-wise. The suit remains entirely focused towards engaging and eliminating enemies in Melee combat, using both its in-built Shock Gauntlets and the Argent Slicer, a custom built Heat Blade to push through the enemy lines.
The pilot's code name comes from the suit's distinctive, almost mirror-like Silver coloration, currently accentuated by his reinforced plating's matte black and bright red visor.