Marco X. Esposito (エスポジトX.マルコ Esupojito X. Maruko?), also known as Captain Bullet (大佐弾 Taisa Tama?) by the general public and his marine subordinates, Marco is one of the most skilled Marine Captains, often regarded as Sharp Bullet (急弾 Kyūtama?) by criminals and Pirates alike, he is one of the most skilled marksmen known, rumoured to have never missed a shot in the entireity of his life. The man, having consumed the Dan Dan no Mi at a rather young age, has become a Bullet-Making Human (弾作り人間 Tama-Tsukuri Ningen?). Marco is known to have feelings for a certain other, a fact he kept secret until he revealed it to her.
As with many individuals hailing from the Esposito Family, Marco boasts a height above the norm, a height of 188 cm. He has been gifted with a rather aesthetically pleasing appearance, a chiseled jawline accompanied with high cheekbones, with a majestic pair of sea-green eyes. Marco’s hair is coloured sunrise blond, a trait he inherited from his late mother. No one else in the immediate Esposito Family adorns blond hair, and as such, it allowed Marco to stand out during his youth, which had actually made his life somewhat difficult growing up.
In terms for his outfit, he does have his Captain’s uniform, but is more so often seen wearing another outfit, which is the same outfit he wears when he goes out on a field assignment. The apparel lets him blend in with other citizens and lets him be inconspicuous. He will wear a white tee, with a forest green sports vest with a mottle pattern. He will also adorn forest green cargo pants with black combat boots. To top his outfit off, he will also wear a mottled forest green bandana.
The few close friends described Marco's arrogance being something developed over a multitude of experiences, being shaped from the wisdom he gained. Despite the arrogance and rage Marco often displays to the public world, he does indeed have a more peaceful side, and has been known to show it towards people he feels a strong kinship with, and although he does not have many friends, Marco is known to more loyal to an individual than their own family member would.
When compared to other Marines, and even to the pirates and scum of the Seven Seas, Marco is much more aggressive and arrogant than the rest. He often picks fights with others to simply experience the sheer joy of combat, sometimes even going as far to provoke Pirates into a fight. Occasionally, Marco's arrogant nature has been known to get the best of him, despite his constant insurance that he consistently tries his best to keep his calm.
Patience is not Marco's strongest suit. Yes, the trait of patience may be a virtue, but to Marco, patience is nothing more than a nuisance. From a young age, Marco replaced the patience within himself with an insatiable eagerness to rush ahead of himself, to essentially become impatient. To top it all off, Marco suffers from a case of ADHD, only adding to the marine's problem of getting ahead of himself. The only time Marco does display some form of patience would be in the heat of battle, often luring out his opponents so he can make them their own downfall.
Despite the marine's nature, he displays a unique poise in the heat of battle, his normal personality taking upon a new facade. Once locked in battle, Marco becomes more dignified and wiser, often using quotes he's heard others say or from the countless novels he's read. As previously mentioned, Marco becomes much more patient while in battle, able to drag out conversations if it means he shall be able to lay a trap in the nearby vicinity. Despite not being a seasoned veteran, Marco has seen many battles and lived through them all, even one time single handedly taking on an entire crew of pirates and instantly dispatching everyone except for the Captain, so he could show off his prowess.
Born as Marco Xiomara Esposito, Marco’s birth was unconventional to say the very least. Marco’s father, Nicholas, was the leader of the Mafia in Perduto Island, and his mother was a commoner who fell in love with Nicholas, and joined the Esposito family as a member of the Mafia. Marco was literally born while chaos was active. His family mansion was attacked by minor gangs who were upset with the Esposito family’s dictatorship over Perduto Island. While the house itself was burning, Marco was born, expected to die. However, Nicholas was able to carry his son out of the fire, having to leave his first love behind. Thus, Marco’s middle name is the same as his late mother's name, Xiomara.
His father, Nicholas, decided right there and then that he would raise his son to be a fighting machine, not wanting him to suffer the pain he had felt. Marco was raised in a smaller mansion near the outskirts, and was directly trained by his father to become an expert marksman, and as such, Marco first used a gun at the mere age of three. As he grew, his skill with any gun models became more and more obvious, often outclassing those with more experience than himself. Once Marco was eight years of age, he was fed the Dan Dan no Mi, and became regarded as a Bullet-Making Human (弾作り人間 Tama-Tsukuri Ningen?).
This fruit would allow Marco to never run out of ammo while in combat, and if needed, he could control the path of the bullets fired, and even create different types. However, Marco preferred, and still does prefer to use his own skill than his Devil Fruit’s ability to control the path of his bullets, and only controls the path under dire circumstances. During his younger years, Marco was often found at his father’s shooting range, improving his marksmanship over time. At the age of nine, his father remarried a woman by the name of Alexandra, and mere months after, Marco’s half brother would be born, a young boy known as Luca.
Marco had always felt a natural instinct to protect his younger half-brother, often referring to him as his full-blooded brother. Marco and Luca were noted to be inseparable, Marco willing to protect Luca from scoldings, and Marco would even take the blame for Luca’s mistakes. It was rare to see such a bond between two brothers who were distinctly different. Luca, at the meagre age of nine was already bulkier than his elder brother, despite the nine year age difference between Marco and Luca, and was much crueler. Luca was more physically prepared for the work of a Mafia Member. Yet, no one would suspect what would happen next.
The duo, assigned to their first mission was to interrogate an old couple. The two agreed, and made their way. However, at the moment of the mission, Marco was unable to do it. Physically unable. Seeing his brother abusing the couple, Marco snapped, the unknown sense of justice filling his body. And Marco fired the bullet, shooting a hole straight through his brother’s head, causing for the now corpse of Luca to collapse.
Marco let out a guttural cry of madness and grief. He collapsed to his knees, holding his brother corpse, remaining that way for hours, eventually falling into a slumber. Marco woke up the next morning, still laying by his younger half-brother’s corpse. Marco slowly rose, staring into the cloudy sky. Marco knew that he couldn’t return to his home, not after murdering his brother. His father and step-mother would quite literally try to kill him. In fact, Marco didn’t want to return to any form of crime. Not any form. In fact, he felt disgusted by crime, a feeling which he hadn't felt before. Marco right there and then decided on his career choice. He would become a Marine, hoping to atone for his sins, and he aimed to become an Admiral. Marco left Perduto Island soon after, heading to the nearest Island with a Marine base.
Abilities & PowersEdit
- Main article: Dan Dan no Mi
The Dan Dan no Mi (
Busoshoku Haki (武装色の覇気 Ambition of the Armament Color?) is the most common form of Haki, in which most Marines are trained in from the beginning. Similar to other users of the Haki, Marco is able to solidify Haki around him as a sort of armour. Marco, however, has focused his time in increasing the capabilities of his Busoshoku Haki to make up for his lack of strength and natural defensive capabilities.
Marco has created a technique he calls Busoshoku: Indomitable Fortress (
Rokushiki (六式 Six Powers?) is a form of superhuman martial arts, a very powerful art which is utilized by a select few. Those who do manage to gain an understanding of this martial art rarely complete the full set, that being limited to a few very powerful individuals. Marco is an individual who has not mastered the full set, deciding to only learn one. The Kami-e techniques. Kami-e (紙絵 Paper Arts?) are a branch of techniques, which Marco has mastered. Marco has stated the only reason why he did not try to learn the other Rokushiki techniques was due to his natural laziness. Marco's prowess with the Kami-e techniques are phenomenal, and is one of the few things that Marco had shown actual interest and dedication towards. All three of the afore mentioned techniques...TBA