Marcus du Fay is a fictional character created for Terminal Contact
and its sequel authored by Michael Madden. As the main storyline
progressed, it became evident that a unique
character would be required to bring it all together.
Marcus is a merging of the traditional hero and villain into what is
sometimes referred to as an anti-hero. Essentially a character with
good intentions, but not fussed about the cost of how goals are
He is defined as a man of his times (the near future) and not a
characterisation of any other anti-heroes in literature or film.
Neither is he is a reflection of the author and in many respects is
quite the opposite, which is why he is fun to write for.
His personality traits are part reflections of people the author has
in life and read about in fiction. From his initial outline he
developed into an enigmatic persona of moral extremes.
As the character developed, Marcus's own storyline and history readily
provided other content for an
anthology, already outlined in several documents.
Most of all it is hoped that the character he represents will reflect
the best and worst in humanity. Terminal Contact
is scheduled for a final draft to be
completed in 2015.