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# 76
01-26-2013, 12:42 PM
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@ marcus - Many thanks ... but no longer Marcus?
I'm just the ghost of Marcus Kane, communicating from the Other Side... SpOoOoOoOky

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I had to reread yours a couple of times to be sure that I caught the truth ... Marcus is dead?! I mean, I just started to know him, but you've had him for 15 years and poof?
As the proverbial door nail... I might do some 'Benjamin Button' stories featuring earlier events in his life in future LCs if they would facilitate, but in terms of ongoing continuity, he's gone...

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Unless I read it alllllll wrong ... I am curious about your motivation to make the move, if you are willing to share.
You read it right, and more than willing to share 'Making the move' is pretty much the key sentiment. When I wrote Marcus' character 15 years ago, he was intended as a guest character in a Series 4 Era DS-9 novel, which life got in the way of me writing, and he was very much a product of that era. I wouldn't say that he didn't fit into the STO era, but I felt that as his crew would have either shuffled off or retired, it was time that he did likewise. Could he be resurrected? As mentioned in an earlier post, yes, I can think of two very easy ways that he could be resurrected if I was to write it (I might post an Epilogue in a few days) but I think that to resurrect him, would not only diminish his sacrifice (or at least willing execution to save the Valkyrie getting blown up while trying to protect him), but also be shades of Search for Spock, which I wouldn't want to do... If you've read his bio I posted a while back, while I don't think Marcus 'wanted to die', I think that he was 'tired of living', much like Henry Hamilton in In Time and Connor MacLeod, in Highlander: Endgame, and I felt it was time to move him aside to allow new characters to get some use

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What's up with killing off crew in this round?
MU allows such things...