Appeared in Highlander: The Search for Vengeance. Marcus Octavius was an Immortal Roman, after the fall of Rome he dreamed of creating his own perfect utopia (a new Rome). He was also the enemy of Colin MacLeod, who wanted vengeance for the murder of his Wife.
HistoryEditIn the year 125 AD Marcus and his troops attacked a Celtic village in Northern Britain, burning it to the ground and killing all the inhabitants. Only Colin survived and swore revenge for the death of his wife Moya, who Marcus crucified and forced to witness the destruction of her people. Colin fought against Octavius but was defeated without much effort. Before Marcus could behead Colin he was dragged to holy ground (Stonehenge) by his horse. Shortly thereafter Marcus left England.
For the next two millennia, Marcus tried to re-create his New Rome. He served in many powerful empires like Nazi-Germany and the British Colonial Empire. Marcus also fought many times against Colin during this time and always easily defeated him. In 16th Century Japan, during one of his travels, he found an immortal woman on a battlefield that had just died, and took her as his pupil.
The Search for VengeanceEdit
In the year 2187 Marcus resides in a fortress built on the remains of New York city. The city is guarded by Robots and Mortals. Those who are obedient to him can live and work there under controlled freedom. Marcus also has Scientists at his command who are constantly working on a deadly virus to kill the rebels that live in the ruins of the old city.
Then one night Marcus and his pupil Kyala see a Quickening in the distance, it is Colin, who has just beheaded Malike. Marcus suspects that Colin is nearby and gives his guards the order to bring him the man who comes to claim Malike's Bounty, Colin however escapes.
With the aid of the rebels, Colin fights his way into the fortress and faces Marcus. Marcus toys with Colin who is eventually thrown off the tower. With help from Dahlia, Colin escapes and recovers quickly.
Marcus is ready to implement the final phase of his plan and sends his troops out to destroy the rebels. Meanwhile he makes preparations to release a deadly virus that will wipe out all mortal life in the area. Again Colin tries to defeat Marcus and gets badly injured, but he doesn't give up and finally injures him too. In the end Colin beheads Marcus, and the subsequent Quickening destroys the virus
Marcus is obsessed with his idea of creating a Utopian society and believes he is a bringer of civilization. He also has no problem with killing innocent people to achieve his goals. Despite being egomanical and ruthless, Marcus has a very laid back character, never shouting or showing anger in any situation. Making him one of the few villains who didn't show wrath towards anyone who stood in his way.
Marcus wasn't interested in the Game or the Prize, and only took heads for his amusement. He had one pupil, but used her as his servant instead of letting her go her own way.