Marcus Bozeman is a werewolf packmaster on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by guest starring actor Dan Buran, Marcus makes his debut on the episode "Me and the Devil" in the series' fourth season. Packmaster of Shreveport, Louisiana, he is a recurring character and secondary antagonist through the same season. Marcus meets an untimely demise at the hands of Alcide Herveaux in the Season 4 episode "Soul of Fire".
A charismatic and fearless leader, Marcus is extremely dedicated to his pack, and is determined to resist its' corruption by use of V or subjugation by vampires such as Russell Edgington; while his temper is on a very short fuse, Marcus is not genuinely cruel and does not kill humans for sport. Although Marcus' authority is final, he recognizes the potential of wolves such as Alcide and encourages them to take the initiative. When Marcus dies, the stabiltiy and purity of the pack falls apart rapidly under the leadership of J.D., a former candidate for packmaster and secretly a V addict.
Despite this, Marcus is in fact quite emotionally unstable in his private life; he is particularly possessive of his daughter and jealous of his ex-wife, Luna (a shifter) whenever she has a relationship, stalking them on occasion. He also makes advances on Debbie Pelt after assuring Alcide on a previous occasion (truthfully) that he did not want to get between them; from these behaviors, it can be presumed that Marcus' temper and pride can be easily provoked, overshadowing his more admirable traits in the pack. The only virtue about Marcus in his private life is his deep love for his young daughter, Emma (who also becomes a werewolf) and he damages this when he abducts her from Luna's home.
Marcus appears on Alcide's door step. He tells Alcide that he is the packmaster of Shreveport. He claims to be angry that Alcide hasn't registered with the pack. Alcide makes him leave. ("Me and the Devil")
Alcide returns home to find that Debbie has let Marcus in. He explains that he wants a werewolf like Alcide in his pack. Alcide makes him leave, but not before asking Debbie if he'd be seeing her later; which she replied yes. ("I Wish I Was the Moon")
Marcus summons his pack to discuss the Vampire and Witches war. Marcus forbids his Werewolves to get involved. After the announcement Marcus tells Alcide that he is an alpha and could move up in the pack. Alcide says that he is not political.
Marcus shows up at Luna’s house and wants to tuck his daughter in and finds Sam there. Marcus is furious; he tells Sam that he pissed on the wrong boots and leaves. ("Spellbound")
Marcus goes to Merlotte's looking for Sam. He finds Sam's brother Tommy Mickens. He asks about Sam's whereabouts but Tommy claims not to know. Marcus hands him a card and tells Tommy to have Sam meet him at the Bike Shop that night.
Tommy uses his Skinwalker abilitites to shift into Sam's likeness and goes to see Marcus. Alcide has since decided to step up in the ranks of the pack, and is there to provide muscle for Marcus. Tommy upsets Marcus when he mentions how he hasn't slept with Luna but his brother has. They beat him until Alcide forces them to stop. Tommy shifts back into himself while unconscious; Marcus and the others are horrified that they beat down a teenage boy. Alcide quickly carries him away. ("Let's Get Out of Here")
Tommy dies from his injuries. Alcide tells Sam what happened and Sam vows to avenge his death.
Marcus is with Debbie and he is looking for Alcide when the two begin to flirt. She wants to have a baby and is telling Marcus that Alcide doesn’t want kids. He said she should hook up with another wolf and Debbie says "I'm just about ready". ("Burning Down the House")
Marcus tries to convince Debbie to go with him and Emma, Debbie refuses. Sam and Alcide bust into the room and Sam is aiming a gun at Marcus. Sam tells him, his brother is dead and also says he will kill Marcus. After Marcus says Sam would hide behind his gun, he puts it down and fights him. Sam eventually manages to hold Marcus down but he doesn't kill him. Marcus gets back up, takes Sam's gun and tries to shoot him but is interrupted by Alcide, who throws him back on the floor and crushes his throat with one blow, killing him. ("Soul of Fire")
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Marcus was a Werewolf packmaster, meaning he displayed leadership skills between his pack, although apparently had a bad temper that clouded his judgement very often. Although never seen in wolf form, Werewolves are known to be more powerful than a Human, but weaker than a Vampire of a moderate age. In Human form however he showed the same strengths as any Human, needing assistance to fight Sam (Shapeshifters are supposedly weaker than weres), and later being defeated in an one-on-one fight against him; however, this could also imply that Sam is a strong shifter. In Human form he displayed heightened senses and he can make his eyes glow by will or strong emotions.
|Season four appearances|
|"She's Not There"||"You Smell Like Dinner"||"If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"||"I'm Alive and on Fire"|
|"Me and the Devil"||"I Wish I Was the Moon"||"Cold Grey Light of Dawn"||"Spellbound"|
|"Let's Get Out of Here"||"Burning Down the House"||"Soul of Fire"||"And When I Die"|
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!" *||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|
* Corpse only, uncredited