Markov is a strange Russian… maybe it’s because he’s from space and not exactly from Russia but DAMN IT! HE HAS THE ACCENT! AND NO RUSSIAN ACCENT WITH A RUSSIAN NAME IS COMPLETE WITHOUT HIS VODKA!!!
I wonder if Vodka did something bad for him awhile back… maybe he electrocuted his dog and now works the with lightning to make something “good” come from his connection with electricity. Maybe it’s why he looks forward to battle and glory so much… a chance to die a man and fall into a deep sleep to help him finally forget what he did.
He must be a sad Russian. No sane Russian would even NOT remotely mention his or somebody else’s Vodka. Maybe he keeps a small stache somewhere… he takes a sip every once in awhile… just enough to remind him the foul or delicious taste that brought him so much pain to him emotionally and to remind him of the pain he brought his dog.
One day he will die the way he wanted… in a fight to save people and a flaming or shocking blaze of glory! Or he will die to a rock to the face from a certain cutscene…
He then finally know peace. He will no longer feel regret or remorse. He will finally sleep.
And then Lazarus shows up… prick.