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  Mark
SFH Mark Sky
Actor Mark Middleton
Gender Male
Hair Dark brown
Age Late 20's
Occupation United States Air Force (Pre-Apocalypse)
Family Unknown
First Appearance "Starved For Help"
Last Appearance "Starved For Help"
Death Episode "Starved For Help" (Alive)
Cause of Death Blood loss and shock. (Alive)
Status Undead
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
SFH Brenda Bit
Mark after he had died from blood loss and reanimated.
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Mark Middleton Gallery
"Don't… eat… dinner..."
—Mark warning Lee not to eat dinner, his legs being the main course.[src]

Mark is an original character who first appeared in Telltale Games's The Walking Dead: Season One. Ever a faithful friend and comrade, Mark respects and supports the decisions of the leaders of the group, and does whatever he can to help. However, Mark can be loose-lipped at times.

Pre-Apocalypse

Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia

Before the outbreak, Mark was formerly employed at a US Air Force base before it was overrun, but did not appear to be familiar with either Lilly or her father, Larry.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 1

During the period between "A New Day" and "Starved For Help", the group discovered him alone in the air force base, having managed to lock himself inside one of the commissary storage closets when the base was overrun. Since he had access to the commissary supplies as a result, Lilly allowed him to stay at the Motor Inn.

"Starved For Help"

Mark joined Lee's group during the 3 months between the events of "A New Day" and "Starved For Help". While hunting in the woods with Lee and Kenny, they encountered Ben Paul, Travis, and David Parker, the latter of the three who was caught in a bear trap (likely placed by the St. John brothers). Depending on Lee's choices, Mark carried either a wounded David or Travis back to the Motor Inn. At the motel, Mark, along with Lee and Kenny, was scolded for bringing back more mouths to feed. When Lee was put in charge of handing out food, Mark seemed especially weak. If he was given either the axe or food, he would help save Katjaa and Lee from a recently reanimated David/Travis.

Later, when helping out around the St. John's Dairy Farm, Mark was shot in the shoulder with an arrow by the Save-Lots Bandits. Lee and Mark returned to the house where he was put in the care of Brenda St. John. Mark was not seen for sometime after this. If Brenda was questioned about whether or not Mark could be checked on, she just assured Lee that everything was all right.

At dinner, Mark was not present. When his absence was brought into question, Brenda lied that she had already taken a plate upstairs to a still-recovering Mark. However, Lee became suspicious and after coming up with an alibi, decided to investigate. Mark was soon found in a bathroom, well-hidden behind a bookshelf upstairs. Sprawled across the floor and barely conscious, both of his legs were revealed to have been cut off. Mark warned Lee that the St. John brothers were responsible and that the dinner should not be eaten; his legs were the main course. Lee rushed off to warn the group of this, leaving Mark to later drag himself out of the room and tumble down the stairs, pleading for help. After the St. John's exposed their secret of cannibalism, Lee was knocked unconscious and the group was taken prisoner. It was never explicitly shown what happened to Mark during this time, but it was implied that the St. Johns simply dragged him back upstairs where they kept him alive. The reason for this, as later explained by Danny St. John, is that the family's victims were kept alive so the meat didn't become "tainted." The evidence to support this came from the assortment of medical instruments and supplies, found earlier in the dairy house, which were specifically designed to keep a person living for as long as possible.

During the climax, Brenda was encountered holding Katjaa hostage. As Lee confronted her, Mark made his final appearance. Having been dragged upstairs again by the St. Johns, they either finished him off, or he finally succumbed to his blood loss, causing him to turn shortly afterwards. Being attracted by the commotion downstairs, the reanimated Mark dragged himself to the staircase, and began reaching out through the balustrade. Once Lee made the unknowing Brenda back up the stairs far enough, she was grabbed by Mark and killed. Katjaa and Lee escaped, but Mark was left behind at the now-overrun dairy farm. Since his brain was never shown to be destroyed, it was assumed that he would remain there as a walker.

Death

Killed By

After Mark was shot in the shoulder, the St. Johns took him inside and cut off his legs for meat, fatally wounding him. They claimed that Mark was going to die regardless, even though he was capable of movement after being shot. It is unknown how he died although it is very likely that he died of blood loss. 

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Mark has killed:

  • David Parker (Zombified, If Doug and David are saved) (If Mark is given the axe)
  • Travis (Accidental, If David isn't saved) (Zombified, If Doug is saved and Mark is given the axe)
  • Brenda St. John (Infected)
  • Numerous counts of zombies.

Relationships

Lee Everett

"I just want you to know I've got your back on whatever you decide."
—Mark to Lee. (Determinant)[src]

Lee and Mark have a good friendship. Mark was grateful for Lee and the group when they picked him up at the overrun Robins Air Force Base during the three-month timeskip between "A New Day" and "Starved For Help". Since then, Mark became a good friend of Lee's. Mark respects, trusts and supports Lee in his decisions. Ever the faithful friend and comrade, Mark promises Lee that in case if anything runs amuck at the St. John Dairy Farm, he will have Lee's back,  in terms of support and defence. Lee worries about Mark when he is not present at the dinner made ​​by the St. Johns, and is later shocked and outraged when he finds out they cut off his legs and served them for dinner. Mark's words are carried over to the grave, as his reanimated self saves Lee and Katjaa from being shot by Brenda St. John. Although Lee doesn't put Mark down, presumably because of their primary concern of Duck being held hostage, Lee is very saddened by Mark's death.

Clementine

"Is Mark going to be okay?"
—Clementine voicing her concern for Mark to Lee. (Determinant)[src]

As a good friend of Lee's, it is assumed that Mark cares for Clementine as well. When Lee pushes Clementine on the swing, Clementine asks if Mark will be okay, showing her concern for him, to which Lee replies that he got lucky and it could have been worse. Clementine then asks if Lee will find the people who hurt Mark, and tells Lee to be as lucky as Mark. After finding out that Mark's legs were chopped off by the St. Johns, Clementine is horrified by what happened to Mark. If Lee is not able to get to her in time to stop her from eating, she feels very guilty.

Kenny

"You think Kenny's having any more luck than we are out here?"
—Mark to Lee about Kenny.[src]

Mark and Kenny are friends and are on good terms with each other. Mark is grateful for Kenny and the group for picking him up at the overrun Robins Air Force Base. Since then, Mark respects Kenny and views him as a good leader, but worries for him and his relationship with Lilly and Larry. Mark tells Lee that Kenny should try to be friends with Lilly and Larry and that they should all work together. Mark is afraid that Kenny is in trouble when they hear a scream in the woods and rush to help him. Later, Kenny and Mark work together to fire at the walkers to buy Lee time while he attempts to free David from the bear trap. Kenny is angry towards the St. Johns for not telling them about the bandits who shot Mark, and grows suspicious of them. After finding out that Mark's legs were chopped off by the St. Johns, Kenny is horrified by what happened to Mark.

Katjaa

"Mark! Oh my god, what happened?!"
—Katjaa upon seeing Mark's injury.[src]

Mark and Katjaa are on good and friendly terms. Mark admires Katjaa's veterinary skills, and tells the St. Johns that Katjaa could definitely help them with their cow. Katjaa is concerned for Mark when she arrives at the St. John's Dairy Farm and finds him with an arrow in his shoulder. Katjaa also volunteers to help Brenda St. John fix Mark's wound, showing that she cares for him. After finding out that Mark's legs were chopped off by the St. Johns, Katjaa is horrified by what happened to Mark. It can be assumed that Katjaa is grateful towards Mark, whose reanimated self saves her from Brenda St. John.

Duck

"Thanks for the rations earlier. It's not easy eating in front of the kids, but it's all that's keeping me on my feet right now."
—Mark to Lee about the rations he was given. (Determinant)[src]

As a good friend of Kenny's, it is assumed that Mark cares for Duck as well. Mark is concerned for the well-being of Duck and Clementine, and feels a bit sorry for having food in front of them. After finding out that Mark's legs were chopped off by the St. Johns, Duck is horrified by what happened to Mark. As Duck had ignored the argument between the group and the St. Johns and eaten more of Mark's legs than the others, it is assumed that Duck is remorseful for doing so.

Carley

"Last night, when I accidentally grabbed for Carley's rations, I thought she was gonna take my hand off."
—Mark about Carley. (Determinant)[src]

Carley and Mark are on good and friendly terms. Mark once accidentally grabbed for Carley's rations and he thought that she was going to take off his hand. Lee tells him to cut her some slack, as they are all on edge and hungry. When Mark brings a wounded David/Travis back to the motor inn, Carley doesn't blame him for bringing more people to feed, and defends him from Lilly and Larry, knowing that he did the right hand. When Carley is about to head back to the motor inn to round up the rest of the group, Mark gives Carley his rifle to protect herself. Carley seems shocked to later find out what happened to Mark at the St. John Dairy.

Doug

"Of course it works! I told you so!"
—Doug to Mark, while discussing Doug's alarm system. (Determinant)[src]

Mark and Doug are good friends and cared for each other. Mark comments on his strange behaviour of staying up at night at "just listing types of pie". Mark is seen talking to Doug about his alarm system and how it works, so it can be inferred that they have a stable relationship. Mark is proud of Doug when his alarm system worked, and praises him. When Doug is about to head back to the motor inn to round up the rest of the group, Mark gives Doug his rifle to protect himself. Doug seems shocked to later find out what happened to Mark at the St. John Dairy.

Ben Paul

"Welcome to the family, kid."
—Mark to Ben, after arguing with Lilly.[src]

Mark and Ben have a good friendship. Mark is eager to help Ben and Travis to free their teacher, David, from a bear trap. When Lilly wants Ben and David/Travis out of the group, Mark defends them both, saying that they are people and they should all stick together in order to survive, showing that he cares for Ben. On the way to the farm, Ben and Mark have a friendly conversation with each other and the St. John brothers. Ben seems shocked to later find out what happened to Mark at the St. John Dairy.

Lilly

"Ugh, if we'd just stayed where we were, then Mark wouldn't have ended up with an arrow in his shoulder."
—Lilly to Lee about Mark. (Determinant)[src]

Mark and Lilly seem to have an iffy relationship, as Lilly blatantly says to Mark that the only reason he was accepted into the group was because he had food. Nonetheless, Mark acknowledges that Lilly can take care of herself and seems to respect her role as leader. Lilly is concerned for Mark after he was shot, saying that he would still be okay if the group had stayed at the Motor Inn. After finding out that Mark's legs were chopped off by the St. Johns, Lilly is horrified by what happened to Mark and vomits, realizing that she had eaten a friend's flesh.

Larry

"What do you want? A handout? Oh, I've got 60 cents in my pocket, if you'd shut up and quit being such a pansy!"
—Larry to Mark while working on the fence.[src]

Larry treats Mark in the same aggressive manner that he treats most of the people in the group. Mark thinks Larry is a little harsh in how he acts, and thinks worse of him depending on what Lee says. Whatever Lee says, Mark will critisize Larry and tell him what Lee said, which angers Larry. However, Mark will always try to get along with him and slightly criticizes Lee if he makes no effort to get along with Larry. It is unknown what Larry thinks of Mark's death, as he dies shortly after.

David Parker

"Lee, come on... what is there to think about? We gotta try!"
—Mark to Lee about saving David. (Determinant)[src]

Mark and David only meet each other briefly, but Mark is concerned and worried for David, whose leg is stuck in a bear trap. Mark is eager to save David, and helps Kenny buy some time for Lee while he tries to free David. Mark is sorry for David after his leg is amputated and helps carry him all the way back to the motor inn. When David reanimated, Mark is shocked, but axes him in the head and puts him out of his misery. (Determinant)

Travis

"...Oh, god."
—Mark, after accidentally shooting Travis. (Determinant)[src]

Mark and Travis only meet each other briefly, but Mark is eager to help Ben and Travis free David from a bear trap. When Lee is unable to free David, Travis becomes angry at Mark and the others, and tries to take Mark's rifle, only to be accidentally shot in the stomach. (Determinant) Mark is remorseful for shooting Travis, and helps carry him all the way back to the motor inn. When Travis reanimated, Mark is shocked, but axed him in the head and put him out of his misery. (Determinant)

Andrew St. John

"He woulda' died anyway! We gotta think about LIVIN'!"
—Andy defending the St. Johns' killing of Mark.[src]

Andrew seems to take a liking to Mark, striking up a friendly conversation on the way to the St. John Dairy Farm. However, Andrew has no qualms about turning on the electric fence when Lee and Mark were checking the perimeter, as he knows the bandits will be attacking soon and is hoping to get rid of Lee and Mark. Andrew feigns being concerned about Mark being shot with an arrow by the bandits, but knows that his family will help get rid of at least one of the group discreetly to eat. Danny has no qualms about chopping off Mark's legs as food alongside his brother and mother and ruins any friendship the two had.

Danny St. John

"What, you ain't gettin' soft on them, are ya? Not after what they did to your friend!"
—Danny to Lee about Mark and the Save-Lots Bandits.[src]

Danny seems to take a liking to Mark, striking up a friendly conversation on the way to the St. John Dairy Farm. Danny feigns being concerned about Mark being shot with an arrow by the bandits, but knows his family will help get rid of at least one of the group discreetly to eat. Later, Danny asks Lee to come with him to hunt down the bandits in revenge for what they had done to Mark. However, Danny has no qualms about chopping off Mark's legs as food alongside his brother and mother and ruins any friendship the two had.

Brenda St. John

"Best patient I ever had. My boys get so much as a scratch and start hollerin'. He could definitely teach them a thing or two about being tough."
—Brenda to Lee about Mark. (Determinant)[src]

Brenda seems to take a liking to Mark, as she helps Mark fix his wound and volunteers to look after him. When Lee asks how Mark was, Brenda says that he was a tough man and that her sons should learn from him. However, Brenda has no qualms about chopping off Mark's legs as food alongside her sons and ruins any friendship the two had. However, killing Mark leads to her own demise as she is bitten in the neck by him when he reanimates as a walker in a sense of poetic justice.


Appearances

Video Game

Season 1

Trivia

  • David was originally going to be found by Lee at the St. John's dairy instead of Mark. Instead Mark was going to be left behind during the bandit attack of Episode 3. In the unused lines from Episode 2, David can be heard speaking Mark's lines.
  • Mark is one of the many amputees in The Walking Dead, having managed to have his legs cut off by the cannibalistic St. John Family.
  • If not given a share of the day's rations at the Motor Inn, coupled with the fact that he didn't take any bread in the basket at the Dairy which was meant for the other survivors, Mark would have been one of the only three possible members of the group who never had anything to eat in the entire episode. The only other two possible members are Lee and Clementine, if the choice is made to give the last share of the rations to somebody else, and Clementine doesn't get fed and is prevented from eating Mark's legs.
  • In "Starved For Help," Lee has to decide whom to give food to. 58% of players chose to feed Mark, the third most out of any character, only behind the two children, Duck and Clementine. [1][2]
  • At the beginning of "Starved For Help", Mark mentions how he wouldn't want to be stuck in a locked room with Larry. This foreshadows Lee, Kenny, Lilly, and Clementine becoming stuck in a locked room (the meat locker) with a possibly-reanimating Larry.
  • He is not mentioned in the character stats at the end of "No Time Left," along with Chuck, Molly, and Glenn, even though he was a member of the group.
    • This could be because there are no player decision that can change the character's view of Lee.
  • At the beginning of "Starved For Help", while talking about how he joined the group he states "(If I hadn't joined you) I'd probably BE food right now". This is ironic because, later, at the St. John's Dairy he is taken by the St. Johns after being shot in the shoulder by the Save-Lots Bandits and his legs are amputated off and served as food to the group.
  • When Lee investigates the St. John house during dinner time, the player can try to prompt Lee to walk back towards the dining room, yet he will be denied entry upon hearing Mark's crying out in pain. The same event will occur if Lee attempts to go back down the stairs after reaching the second floor.
  • Ever the faithful friend and comrade, Mark promises Lee that in case if anything runs amuck at the St. John Dairy Farm, he will "have Lee's back",  in terms of support and defense. His words are carried over to the grave, as his reanimated self prevents a deranged Brenda St. John from killing Lee and Katjaa.
  • When Lee and Mark are trying to escape the attacking bandits, Lee is attacked by a walker trapped underneath the tractor. After reacting quickly and aggressively, Lee manages to tear the walker in half-decapitating its torso from its lower body. The half-walker proceeds to desperately crawl after Lee and Mark in a hot pursuit. The state of the walker ultimately foreshadows the fate of Mark, as he too has his upper body separated from his legs, and reanimates as an amputated walker.
  • In a sad twist of fate and misjudgment, Mark had been the most enthusiastic and optimistic party member upon accepting the St. Johns' offer of food and hospitality.
  • During the bandit attack panic-event, if Lee puts himself outside of the safety of the tractor and within the bandits' range of fire and lingers there for a few seconds, Mark will voice concern and advise him to duck down.
  • Lee can ask Brenda about Mark's wellbeing after he enters the house to be presumably tended to. She remarks that he is one of her best patients, admiring his tolerance of pain and saying that he could teach a thing or two to her sons about being tough. In a ironic twist of fate, Mark is the one who leads to Brenda's demise-with his reanimated form sneaking up on her and biting her in the neck.
  • Mark is the only member of Lee's group who has an undead status regardless of the players actions.
  • Mark is the first character to accidentally kill a person, albeit causing Travis's death. (Determinant)

References

  1. Playing Dead: Episode 5 IGN (August 23, 2012)
  2. Playing Dead Episode 5 In-Wiki Link
Video Game Characters
Everett Family LeeB.
Clementine's Family ClementineDianaEd
Suburban Georgia AndreChet
Greene Family HershelShawn
Kenny's Family KennyKenny Jr.Katjaa
Macon LillyGlennCarleyDougLarryBeatriceIreneMark
Stone Mountain School BenTravisDavid
St. John's Dairy Farm TerryAndrewDannyBrenda
Save-Lots Bandits DanielleGaryDrewLindaJolene
The Railroad ChristaOmidCharles
Savannah MollyCliveJoyceAnnaBoydVernonBrie
Prison Bus VinceJustinDannyBennettClydeJerryMarcus
Rural Road RussellWyattEddieNate
Pitstop Outskirts BonnieLelandDee
Gil's Pitstop ShelBeccaRobertoWaltRomanMichelleStephanieJean
Forest Scavengers VictorRalphWinston
The Cabin LukeSarahNickCarlosPeter
Rebecca's Family Alvin Jr.RebeccaAlvin
Moonstar Lodge SaritaWalterMatthew
Howe's Hardware MikeTaviaLowellTylerVeraTishaJaneHankTroy
WilliamReggieJohnny
Russian Group ArvoBurickoNatashaVitali
Wellington, Ohio Edith
Randy's Family RandyPatriciaGill
Animals MaybelleSamWalter
Walkers JonBethCrawfordLoganJeffFivelSandraTess
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.

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