Mark's life was filled with boredom due to his job in coal mining. He hated the fact that he had to wake up everyday and do the same thing for the same people. His only family was his mother which her life came to an end by Mark himself after she turned. It was the only thing he could do. Now he's excited for the new life he's been given by the apocalypse. While some people think the apocalypse is horrible, he thinks otherwise. This gave him the long awaited change he's been wanting from the same boring cycle he was cursed with. He didn't want to mine coal or do hard labor anymore, he wanted to live life.