Appearing in the 1st Story
- Yolga (First Appearance)
- Lex (First Appearance)
- Victor (First Appearance)
- Shabnam (First Appearance)
- Brandy (First Appearance)
- Chico (First Appearance)
- Paulie Caravaggio (First Appearance)
- Shawn Parcel
- Willie Lewis
- F-face (First Appearance)
Plot Synopsis for the 1st Story
In 1987 at King's Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, Master Lin wishes Marcus good morning and warns him his arrival at the school has already spread throughout the school. He explains many other students are second, third, or forth grade legacy while Marcus is nameless. He explains his classmates will be harder on him for it.
Marcus walks through the school receiving scowls and looks from the other students. Various students begin scoping Marcus to try out for their clique.
Marcus goes through difference periods.
- 1st Period: Assassin Psychology, where he learns that assassinations are usually premeditated by normal people, implying delusional people don't succeed at assassination.
- 2nd Period: Beheading, where he learns to offer his full commitment for a clean and honorable kill
- 3rd Period: Poison, where he learns he can kill someone in a vile and violent way to send a message to someone else
At lunch, Marcus walks through to eat outside. He hears kids on top of the school. They recognize him and tell him they were told they should be afraid of him. He tells them his goal is to murder Ronald Reagan and they laugh as the bell goes off to head to the next class.
- 5th Period: Hand-to-Hand Combat, where he learns it's better to lose face than face impossible odds
In the showers after class, Victor beats a fellow classmate for teasing him during the class. When Marcus steps in, Victor says he's not afraid even though Marcus has scars all over his body.
Shabnam thanks Marcus for helping him. A mysterious man hands a box to Marcus and dips. The box holds a dead animal skeleton. Shabnam walks him to his next class while telling him about all the cliques in the school.
- The Preps, lead by Kendal
- Dixie Mob, lead by Brandy
- Soto Vatos, lead by Chico
- Jersey Kings, Paulie Caravaggio moves all the drugs in the school
- F.W.O. (Final World Order), lead by Willie
- Kuroki Syndicate, lead by Saya
Marcus attempts to thank Saya for agreeing to mentor him but she shrugs him off.
- 7th Period: AP Black Arts, where he learns it takes iron resolve to end a man's life, and revenge can fuel that resolve. The teacher informs the class their first assignment will be to murder a vagrant this evening. He lays down the ground rules that the person must have committed some evil in his life and earned the death. They are to take pictures of the murdered body, hide the body, and if they are caught they are to kill themselves. He instructs them to grab a lab partner. Willie agrees to partner with Marcus.
In Oakland, a police officer follows up on a disturbance and hears some noises. He finds a man behind a goat who claims to not be hurting anyone. He pulls on a rope which drops a net of bricks on the officer's head. The man walks over to the officer and identifies him as Shawn Parcel, lead investigator in a sting in the mission district the previous week. The man tells the officer the rumor is that Marcus was the boy who torched the Sunset Boy's Home a year ago. He tells the officer he needs to know everything about Marcus due to personal reason.
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