Marcus was always a Cyberman really, even before the gang was officially set up. His father was a member of a gang, and so was his mother. He was raised apart of the angry, violent world of gang life. As Marcus grew up he stuck with the cyber way of life, getting his first implant when he was 18 and went from there. He proved himself early on a viable member of the gang, fighting with his brothers against their rivals and bringing in large scores. By the time he was 26 the group was officially going by the name ‘Cybermen’ and the different groups who hung out in what is now the Red Zone all banded together. When he turned 30 had his own territory to shake down and a week before he turned 35 he’d managed to beat his way to the top. While the Cybermen had never had an ‘official’ leader, and the title could theoretically change hands on a week by week basis all depending on who was tougher, no one could seem to knock Marcus from his throne.
The ‘war’ was pretty bad between the gangs, there were unwritten rules about not stepping on anyone else’s turf and keeping to your own territory, but the groups constantly pushed their luck. Even the Cybermen were trying to gain more space. Marcus lead the group through the ‘war’ and fought it as ruthless as all the others, he lost friends and even his one of his younger brothers to the cause but he wasn’t going to let that stop him from leading the Cybermen into victory over the city. When talk of the treaty started to spread Marcus thought it was complete bull and just a weak man’s way out. A year before the treaty was to be signed something happened to Marcus to change his mind.
Marcus was diagnosed with stomach cancer and started to undergo treatment. His brothers were supportive, but still completely wrapped up in the turf war. Marcus realized one night after undergoing a harsh round of treatment that without a strong leader like himself, the Cybermen were going to be eaten alive after the treaty was signed. He knew that they had to sign it to ensure their preservation. When he was finally released from the hospital he started to attend the diplomatic sessions, a treaty was already in the works as the rumors had said and Marcus managed to ensure that the Cybermen would be apart of it. He got them territory and security to keep doing what they were doing, and guaranteed they’d last longer than they would if they hadn’t signed.
Marcus stepped down from his position a month later, after his body had a reaction to his cybernetics and he had to go in for emergency extraction surgery. He’s since opened a bar ‘Lefty’s Pub’ and retired from the gang life. He still hangs out with many of the Cybermen, who frequent his pub, and is getting used to his new ‘tame’ life.
Of course, now that the treaty has dissolved, Marcus hopes that the solidarity he helped instill in the Cybermen stays strong, otherwise there is a good chance they’ll just disband into a bunch of small gangs like they were before.