There’s no hiding the fact that the Gears of War franchise is as masculine and testosterone-fueled as any shooting game on the market. Jacked guys in body armor who spit in the face of their grim-looking adversaries, with a chainsaw gun in hand and only one thing on their minds: tear the Locust limb from limb. And who else better for us to look at than the series’ protagonist Marcus Fenix?
Voiced by legendary voice actor John DiMaggio (Adventure Time, Futurama, Wreck it Ralph), Fenix epitomizes everything to be loved about the franchise. He’s hard as nails, confident under pressure and, on occasion, he shows that he is human after all. With him making a return in the upcoming Gears of War 4 to aid his son JD, lets take a look at a few examples of how Marcus Fenix cemented his place as one of the most badass gaming characters of all time. Warning: Spoilers ahead!