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Marco is a friendly, helpful, and brave survivor. He is a loyal ally, helping whenever he is needed and appears to be on good terms with majority of people in the communities. He is shown to be more than willing to put his life on the line for his people, participating in many battles. He is a faithful friend, helping Elijah with Lydia knowing that he has a crush on her.
Nothing is known about Marco's life prior to or as the outbreak began.
At some point in the apocalypse, Marco joined a community called the Hilltop Colony where he became one of the supply runners.
When a group goes to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to search for a covered wagon and farming equipment for the Sanctuary, Marco takes part in the scavenging mission. Once inside, Rick tells everyone to be safe and the group separates. Shortly after, the whole group reunites and gingerly uses ropes to drag an old covered wagon down the stairs and over the glass floor. The group then leaves D.C. and prepare to head back to their own communities.
On the road, Alden talks to Kenneth and Marco about blacksmithing at the Hilltop. Marco jokingly admits that Earl scares him but Kenneth says that his father is willing to teach him on becoming a blacksmith. Later, he is informed by Daryl and Rosita that the main bridge is out due to a storm. Being forced to continue their journey through an alternate route, Marco witnesses as Kenneth is bitten in the arm by a walker and then kicked in the ribs by the horse. He then watches in sadness as Ken dies from his injuries and then is put down by a sobbing Maggie. That night in Hilltop, Marco attends Kenneth's funeral and comforts a heartbroken Tammy Rose.
Six years after Rick's assumed death, Marco talks with Tara, Alden, Enid, and D.J. to organize a search party for the group that went out to look for a missing Eugene since they haven't returned. He tells Tara that a pair can cover a whole mapped area when Luke offers to contribute. When the original search group arrives back later that day, Marco looks at Jesus' body in sadness. He then assists the funeral and is among the residents to hammer nails in his coffin.
In the woods, Marco accompanies Tara and Magna's group in the search for Alden and Luke. They find a group of walkers feasting on their horses and kill them, while checking they aren't Whisperers. Connie notices that the horses were cut open and skinned with knives. Tara realizes that Lydia lied about it just being her mother out there and decides they should go back to Hilltop until they find out what this is.
When Alpha arrives outside the gates with a group of Whisperers to offer trading Alden and Luke for her captive daughter, Marco informs Enid and the Suttons about the unfolding situation. Later that day, Marco attempts to make noise with the others to attract the incoming herd away from Luke, Alden, and the baby abandoned by the Whisperer mother. A while later, Marco watches from the gates as Daryl returns Lydia back to Alpha.
Marco is among the Hilltop residents to attend the fair in the Kingdom. He watches from the crowd as Ezekiel declares they've finally accomplished Rick, Carl, and Jesus' dreams of reuniting the communities. “Let the fair of a new beginning begin!” Ezekiel says as everyone celebrates and applauds.
Later that day, Marco and a group prepare to leave the Kingdom to go to Hilltop and leave some soldiers in case of a possible attack. He then fist bumps Tara goodbye. In the woods, Marco and the rest encounter Ozzy, Alek, and D.J. and find one of Hilltop's carts overturned. The group decides to split up, with Marco going to the Hilltop.
The next day, Marco listens from the crowd as Siddiq delivers the tragic news about the fate of the missing fair attendees, tells them how brave the victims were in their final moments and how he was intentionally kept alive to tell this very story. He encourages everyone to remember the fallen as brave heroes and to honor them.
Some months after the blizzard, Marco is among the coalition members drafted into the militia that was formed in response to the Whisperer threat. He and the other militia conduct a training exercise on the Oceanside beach. As Ezekiel and Jerry methodically release walkers from a shipwrecked boat, Marco and the other militia work together as a unit to take out the walker threat.
They are successful and return to Oceanside to rest, eat, and socialize with the Oceansiders. That night, Marco helps put out the fire that was ignited in the woods in Whisperer territory after a satellite from outer space crashes.
Marco is alerted to the commotion of a tree falling onto a house and a portion of Hilltop's walls. He then helps the other residents rescue the trapped injured from the rubble. The next day, Marco and the other residents kill the incoming walkers with the help of the Alexandria convoy when the herd invades the community that night.
The following morning, Marco attends a meeting with Luke, Dianne, Scott, Eugene, Judith, and Yumiko where Michonne announces she will be delivering supplies to Oceanside after receiving reports of potential Whisperer activity. Later that day, Marco and a group prepare their convoy and head out on their journey for Oceanside.
Marco and the group continue their journey towards Oceanside when they stop briefly after Scott comes across recent footprints on their path. When Luke convinces Michonne to stop at a library along the way, Marco and Dianne stay outside as lookouts as the rest of the group heads inside.
Later that day, the group arrives at Oceanside where Marco witnesses as the residents bring a captured man to the camp and accuse him of being a Whisperer. When walkers suddenly invade, he helps take out the threat and secure the community. The next day, Marco bids farewell to Michonne after she explains her plan to bring back weapons in exchange for helping Virgil get back home. He and the rest of the group then travel back to their communities.
Marco attends an emergency meeting in the Barrington House with the leaders of Hilltop and Alexandria and other concerned residents. He listens as the other discuss what to do in the face of the impending Whisperer threat. After it is decided that they evacuate the children and make a stand at Hilltop, he helps prepare for the battle against the Whisperers. He joins several dozen soldiers and militia on the frontlines and helps kill as many zombies as he can along the barbed wire fences. After getting the call to retreat, he and the others flee back towards the gates but are quickly stopped in their tracks as fire arrows ignite the walls and ground around them.
Marco is among the Hilltop refugees to evacuate to the abandoned hospital being referred to as the "Tower". He helps Carol and Kelly saddle up with a pair of horses as they head out to search for Connie.
Marco and Oscar were out away from the hospital preparing the music wagon to lure the herd away when the Whisperers arrived and swarmed the hospital. That night, Daryl, Kelly, Carol, Luke, Jules, Magna, Jerry, and Lydia eventually reach the music wagon and deliver the needed equipment to play the music. With the parts assembled, the music is turned on and Marco drives the wagon as his fellow survivors provide protection from incoming threats. However, many Whisperers swarm the wagon and are able to destroy it, forcing Marco and the other survivors to flee although Oscar is fatally wounded by a Whisperer.
Marco is on guard duty at the Hilltop gate with Elijah. Lydia tells them that she's decided to join the Commonwealth. Elijah remarks that a lot of people have been leaving. A stranger soaked in blood approaches on horseback, then falls off his horse. He gives Lydia a map and says that a slaughter is taking place, before succumbing to his wounds. Maggie studies the stranger's map but says they lack the resources to help whoever sent the stranger. Marco, Elijah, and Lydia decide to head out on their own to help the stranger's group. Maggie changes her mind and accompanies Lydia and Elijah on their mission while Marco stays behind.
Marco, Maggie, Elijah, and Hershel are the last of the Hilltoppers to leave town and meet up with Lydia at the former Whisperer hideout in the wilderness. As Lydia struggles with the trapdoor, Marco gestures for Elijah to help. Later, he returns to the Hilltop with Maggie, Elijah, and Lydia and set explosives inside the Barrington House. A soldier trips the wire detonating the explosion that killed three. Outside hiding behind farming equipment, Marco tells the group that Lance will always have someone do his dirty work. They plan on tracking Lance's camp and an excited Marco stands up but is immediately shot in the head by Leah, who had survived the explosion. Later, Lance walks over to Lance's corpse and one of his men kicks over the body, revealing Marco's face and bloodied head.
- Killed By
Despite a bomb trap in the Barrington House being successful in taking out some Commonwealth soldiers, Leah manages to avoid the explosion from the outside and kills Marco as the group plans to find their camp.
This list shows the victims Marco has killed:
- Jesse (Before Reanimation, alongside Lydia and Elijah)
- At least 12 unnamed Whisperers (12 Alongside Daryl, Carol, Jerry, Magna, Luke, Kelly, Lydia, and Jules)
- 3 unnamed Commonwealth soldiers (1 Alive, alongside Maggie, Elijah, and Lydia)
- Numerous counts of zombies
- "Lines We Cross" (No Lines)
- "Silence the Whisperers" (No Lines)
- "The World Before" (No Lines)
- "Morning Star"
- "The Tower"
- "A Certain Doom" (No Lines)
|✔||Appears||✔||Voice is heard|
|👁||Appears with no lines||✔||Appears in a flashback|
|✔||Appears as a walker||🖼||Appears in a photograph/video|
|✔||Appears as a corpse||✔||Appears in a hallucination/dream|
- Marco is the seventh supporting character to outlive his comic book counterpart, with the first being Ed Peletier, the second being Scott, the third being Tobin, the fourth being Kal, the sixth being Luke.
|Language||Dubber||Other Characters Voiced|
|Czech||Petr Burian||Pete Dolgen|
Eugene Porter (10B-11)
|Spanish (Latin America)||Marcos Abadi||Bob Stookey|
|Spanish (Spain)||Sergio Liébana||N/A|