Born of Apollo but adopted by Artemis
Markos is a hard man and his body reflects the nature of the environment. He is solidly built and lean man at 6’4, making him slightly imposing due to his shear height alone. Longer black hair that is unkempt but cuts it time to time to keep it from being an agitation. The thing that stands out the most though is fact he has heterochromia, one blue eye and one green. Clad in leathers that he has fashioned from the various animals he’s used to surivie.
As a young man Markos was transplanted to the US because of his paternal grandfather's work in Zoology. Never knowing his mother due to her death in child labor, something his Grandfather Takis never forgave Markos’s father but raised the child as his own. Often accompanying the man to work with him since friends were a foreign entity to Markos, preferring the company of animals than of man. It wasn’t to last though, shortly after he’d turn fifteen years of age Takis had passed away of a sudden heart attack leaving the young man homeless and alone.
Fleeing from his foster home into the woodlands along the Appalachian trail, unable to cope with the stresses of the foster system. Surviving a week until hunger was gnawing at his very soul. Feeling the cold hand of death upon, grasping to take his soul but it wouldn’t be so. A phenomenon happened and the moon grew larger than normal, baffling scientists but it was the gods Apollo and Artemis that had come down in western Virginia. The moon however gave him a renewed vigor that he never felt before, its lights were gentle as his strength was reborn anew.
Appearing before a young Markos, both the god and goddess explain to him that his parentage was of the divine. It was a lot to swallow but it did explain some of his oddities about him. Artemis was to adopt the young man due her unbroken vow of chastity. To raise her brothers child as her own. Markos readily accepted Artemis as his adoptive mother but held resentment towards his father Apollo. Especially since his mother had passed away because of the gods lust.
Over the years hikers who had strayed from the trail found their way again due to Markos, known as the mysterious savior of many who ventured forth to hike the Appalachian Trail. Poachers had become non existent in the area he lived, whether they were killed in cold blood or run off it isn’t known by the public. Due to the nature of his adoptive mother however, one could make an accurate guess on the nature of their disappearances.
Markos is an accomplished herbalist, he can heal most wounds or provide remedies to illnesses. He is an expert tracker due in large part of living of the woodlands for the past decade. Survivalist, will to do what it takes and find what he needs to survive. Whether its food, medicine, water. Whatever the need he will find it. Lastly is a leatherworker, he’s had to fashion his clothes to protect him from the elements.
Markos being the adopted son of Artemis is a crack shot with his bow, his accuracy leaves nothing to the imagination. He is great shot but on occasion he does miss, but it is rare. He heals if he’s been injured quicker than most, more so during the twilight hours of the night.
Gifted the bow Hercules, though transformed to a modern standard. It’s impact hits as a concussive blast if he wills it.. Lightweight and easy to draw with a quiver of what seems like limitless arrows. Second is the cloak of the Nemean lion, keeping him both warm and protected from the harsh elements of the wild.