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Markison
Nicknames

Markinson

Basic Information
Gender
Male
Age
52
Birthplace
Cambridge, MA
Nationality

American

Height
6'0"
Weight

210 lbs.

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Grey

Personal Status
Status

Dead

Killed by

Erich Rhoemer

Death

Shot in the head

Organization(s)
Affiliation(s)

The Agency 1997-1999
Black Baton 1999
U.S. Government 1976-1996
U.S. Army Special Forces 1968-1975

Career

Agency Director 1997-1999
Defense Intelligence Staff, Washington D.C. 1986-1996
Army Intelligence, Washington D.C. 1976-1986
U.S. Army Special Forces 1968-1975

Commendations

Agency Director 1997
Purple Heart - Awarded in Vietnam
Medal of Honor - Awarded in Vietnam

Misc. Information
Appears in

Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 2 (mentioned)
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain (mentioned)
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (mentioned)

Weapons

9mm

Voice actor(s)

Eric R. Hilding

Gabe: "Markinson..."

Markinson: "Of course! I knew you'd solve the puzzle eventually. I expect only the best from my men. Where is Rhoemer?"

Gabe: "You're asking ME? How long has Rhoemer been working for you, Markinson?"

Markinson: "Since your mission to Costa Rica. When you discovered the connection between Rhoemer's plantation and Phagan, I did some digging of my own through our monitor at the WHO..."

Gabe: "...and decided that you wanted the virus for yourself."

Markinson: "With the Agency, actually."

Gabe: "And the missile?"

(Markinson is shot in the head from behind. He tumbles forward into the missile pit and is incinerated.)

Rhoemer: "The missile was MY idea. Markinson came here to stop it. But he was too late. As are YOU."

Thomas Markinson was the original director of The Agency in Syphon Filter and distributes orders to Gabriel Logan & Lian Xing on every mission of Syphon Filter.

Syphon Filter

Markinson's first involvement with the Syphon Filter virus was during the botched operation in Guacimo, Costa Rica when Markinson found a way to contact Erich Rhoemer for the purposes of the Agency.

After Erich Rhoemer used his terrorist organization Black Baton to lead a assault on Washington, D.C, Markinson sends Logan and Lian on a mission to find the viral's bombs planted in the city. Logan finds a fake main bomb at a subway, leading to a explosion. He survives and wounds Mara Aramov before finding out the bombs are in the Washington Park. With the help of CBDC, the bombs are disarmed and Logan takes out Jorge Marcos and Anton Girdeux.

Markinson sends Logan to the Pharcom exhibition center to investigate Jonathan Phagan's involvement with Erich Rhoemer but Logan discover that Edward Benton was working for Black Baton and kills him. Logan tells Benton's betrayal to Markinson only to be surprised when Markinson says he knew it all the time. Markinson takes Logan to Rhoemer's base in Kazakstan and while planting the bombs on every gasoline tank, Logan kills Vladislav Gabrek. After Lian's supposed death Markinson takes Logan out of the base before it explodes.

Markinson sends Logan to infiltrate Rhoemer's stronghold to inject some test subjects with a virus antigen. Deeper in the stronghold, Logan finds Jonathan Phagan who reveals that Lian is alive and she's infected with the Syphon Filter virus. When Logan talks to Lian she reveals there is no universal serum for the virus. With the help of Mara Aramov, Logan and Lian go to PharCom's warehouses in Kazakstan to prevent Rhomer's ambitions to launch a missile to cause a third world war. There they lose all contact with Markinson and anyone from the Agency. Lian analyzes the serum Markinson gave to Logan and discovers that the content was lethal and Markinson was having the test subjects killed. In the depths of the silo Logan encounters Markinson on a walkway near the missile and both begin to talk about the Markinson involvement, when he reveals that his goal was to get the virus to the Agency.

While monologuing about the missile and how Logan has no idea what things are going on, Markinson is violently shot in the back of the head by Rhoemer and falls off the edge of the walkway to the bottom of the missile launch site where he lands dead in the bottom of the missile, his corpse incinerated when the missile launched. At the end of Syphon Filter Lian asks Logan what were they working for and what were Markinson's ambitions, all Logan knows is with him gone they may never know.

Syphon Filter 2

Although not making any appearances, Logan mentions him at certain points in the game, especially when he is communicating with The Agency or talking about it.

He is however mentioned in conversation between Vince Hadden, Lyle Stevens, Mara Aramov and Mr. Cochran. Mara tries to use Markinson against Stevens in their argument, saying a lot of their current problems was due to his actions. Stevens remarks that first he's not responsible for the actions of his predecessor and that Markinson was "not in control" (of the Agency). Hadden then begins to proceed to question Cochran, staying that "unlike Markinson and Rhoemer, you have failed"...before Mara snaps Cochran's neck.

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

Markinson is mentioned several times in Zeus Files by Logan, Elsa Weissinger and Teresa Lipan.

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

Markinson is briefly mentioned by Singularity, when he was talking about Gabriel Logan's past.

Description

For most of the 1970s, Thomas Markinson was a soldier in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart and Medal of Honor awards. Following the end of the Vietnam War he worked with several intelligence fields in Washington, D.C. and joined the Agency as its new Director in 1997.

Markinson spent the last years of the decade running counter-terrorism operations against forces such as Erich Rhoemer's Black Baton organization. The Agency was under the influences of Vincent Hadden's international arms consortium, which used the intelligence group to aid in its activites. Markinson served Hadden and developed the notion to acquire the Syphon Filter virus for the Agency's uses. Together with Deputy Director Edward Benton, Markinson ended up employing Rhoemer after recruiting him in Costa Rica.

The Agency continued to assign Agent Gabriel Logan to the task of finding Rhoemer under Markinson's command, and Markinson manipulated Logan into destroying evidence of the operation. While in the Ukraine, Markinson supplied Logan with a serum of potassium chloride used in lethal injections to eradicate Rhoemer's test subjects and appear that he had vaccinated them.

Director Markinson was unable to control Rhoemer, who planned a terrorist strike with a Russian missile. He cut off contact with Logan and Lian Xing as the situation deteriorated and traveled to the PharCom warehouses in Kazakhstan to find Rhoemer. He confessed to his involvement in the Syphon Filter operation and his motivation for obtaining it to benefit the Agency. Rhoemer then shot him in the back of his head and caused Markinson to fall into the missile pit.

Personality and traits

Markinson is, while a reliable source of information during the attack on Washington, actually deceptive as evidenced by his claiming that Gabe is 'curing' the test subjects inside Rhoemer's stronghold by injecting them with an antidote when the truth is that he was having them killed with concentrated potassium chloride. He also claimed Benton was playing both sides when in reality Rhoemer was secretly working for the Agency. Despite all the help he gave Gabe and Lian, there was a side of him that was unknown, because with him dead, it would be impossible to find out his relationship with the terrorists.

Trivia

  • Despite being the secret antagonist of the game, he is never actually faced in combat and Gabe does not kill him. It's uncertain if Gabe would have killed him anyways.
    • The same trait is shared by Vince Hadden, who was the "Mystery Man" in this game, going into the second title and finally revealed in the third Syphon Filter game. He isn't killed by Logan, in fact he was to be arrested but Mara Aramov ended up killing him.
    • Thomas Markinson is the only character in the whole game who never appears during the gameplay but only the full motion video cutscenes.

Gallery

Logan and Markison

Markinson tells Logan about the Syphon Filter virus

Thomas Markinson

Markinson on Syphon Filter manual.






Markison-in-silo

Logan meets Markinson on the silo.

File:Markison death.png





References


Main Characters Dillon Morgan  · Elsa Weissinger  · Gabriel Logan  · Jason Chance  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Lyle Stevens  · Mara Aramov  · Steven Archer  · Teresa Lipan  · Thomas Holman  · Thomas Markinson  · Uri Gregorov
Minor Characters Carter  · Colorado Bridge Bombing Commander  · Davies  · Derek Falkan  · Dobson  · Eschelman  · Ferguson  · Gershon  · Imposter Gregorov  · John Ramirez  · Jonathan Phagan  · Kowalski  · Mr. Cochran  · Shi-Hao  · Thompson  · Unnamed Airman  · Unnamed Doctor  · Vince Hadden  · Vladimir Nedobryi
Missions Colorado Mountains  · McKenzie Airbase Interior  · Colorado Interstate 70  · I-70 Mountain Bridge  · McKenzie Airbase Exterior  · Colorado Train Ride  · Colorado Train Race  · C-130 Wreck Site  · Pharcom Expo Center  · Morgan  · Moscow Club 32  · Moscow Streets  · Volkov Park  · Gregorov  · Aljir Prison Break-In  · Aljir Prison Escape  · Agency Bio-Lab  · Agency Bio-Lab Escape  · New York Slums  · New York Sewer  · Finale
Locations Club 32  · McKenzie Airbase  · Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Terrorists Spooks  · Unit one
Multiplayer Abandoned Bank  · Catacombs  · Kazakhstan Warehouses  · New York Garage  · New York Slums  · Park Hedge Maze  · Park Jungle Gym  · Pharcom Expo Center (multiplayer)  · Rooftops (multiplayer)  · Small Village (multiplayer)
Weaponry .45  · 9mm  · 12 Gauge  · Air Taser  · BIZ-2  · C-4 Explosive  · Combat Knife  · Crossbow  · G-18  · H11  · Hand Taser  · HK-5  · Incendiary Grenade  · K3G4 Assault Rifle  · M-16  · M-79  · Nerve Gas Grenade  · Nightvision Rifle  · PK-102  · Sniper Rifle  · Tear Gas Launcher  · The Flame-Thrower  · UAS-12  ·
Gadgets Binoculars  · Camera Scrambler  · Cellular Modem  · Flak Jacket  · Flashlight  · Nightvision Goggles  · Transponder Locator
Vehicles C-130 Hercules  · F-22 Raptor
Conflicts Search for Data Discs  · Escape from Mackenzie Air Force Base  · Second Investigation of PHARCOM  · Meeting with Uri Gregorav imposter  · Rescue of Uri Gregorav  · Search for Syphon Filter antidote  · Escape from New York City
Main Characters Gabriel Logan  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Mara Aramov  · Teresa Lipan
Minor Characters Alima Haddad  · Andre Proust  · Elsa Weissinger  · Gary Stoneman  · Gina Hunter  · Imani Gray  ·Jean Fournier  · Maggie Powers  · Mikhail Pulikovsky  · Mikhas Ivankhov  · Oleg Petrenko  · Rodion Ushakov  · Soren Masson  · Vladik Savin  · Vladimir Zhidkov  · William Crusher  · Yegor Leonov  · Yuschenko
Missions IPCA European Command: Training Centre  · Carthage, Michigan: Quarantine Zone  · Carthage, Michigan: Warehouse District  · Carthage, Michigan: Carthage Mall  · Pescara, Italy: St Cetteo's Square  · Mazyr, Belarus: Krivorozhstal Mill  · Mazyr, Belarus: Belaya Vezha  · Tash, Kumyr, Kyrgysztan: Saydahmat's Village  · Sana'a, Yemen: Arms Bazaar  · Sana'a, Yemen: Taherir Palace  · Minsk, Belarus: International University  · Samaschki, Chechnya: Ivankov's Home  · North Atlantic: Lorelei Salvage Rig  · Tokyo, Japan: Murukawa Tower  · Taguang, Myanmar: Irawaddy Basin  · Zurich, Switzerland: Niculescu Funds Tower  · Budva, Montenegro: Niculescu's Villa Estate  · Kiev, Ukraine: Chechen Terrorist Base
Organizations IPCA
Weaponry Beta Weapons  · C11  · China Type 56  · Combat shotgun  · FAL  · FAMAS  · G 33E  · GAWS 12 gauge  · K-BAR  · M1 Super 90  · Riot shotgun  · Shot Defender  · ShotHammer  · Silenced . 44  · Slug Defender  · SlugHammer  · SPA-12 shotgun  · SPA-15 shotgun  · Stava M70 B1  · SSG 550  · Sweeper 12 gauge
Conflicts ALA Assault on Carthage  · Assassination of Dimitri  · Sabotage of CDP Operations  · Transaction on Kyrgysztan  · Assault on Yemen  · Raid on Jandran's Labs  · Investigation of Chechen Genocide  · Second Destruction of the SS Lorelei  · Assault on Murukawa Industries  · Recovery of Imani Grey  · Raid on Meta Global Headquarters  · Raid on Niculescu's Estate  · Showdown with the CDP  · Assassination of Mara Aramov and Elsa Weissenger

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