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He was one of the leading scientists behind the creation of the [[Genesis Device]]. Marcus expressed misgivings in dealing with [[Starfleet]], knowing that Genesis could be used as a terrible weapon. When [[Khan Noonien Singh]] had the {{USS|Reliant|NCC-1864}} come to [[Regula]] to take the [[Project Genesis]] device and related materials, Marcus and the other Genesis Project team members did not know that Khan had hijacked ''Reliant''. David Marcus believed that Starfleet was going to co-opt Genesis for military use; however, his mother did not share that view.
 
He was one of the leading scientists behind the creation of the [[Genesis Device]]. Marcus expressed misgivings in dealing with [[Starfleet]], knowing that Genesis could be used as a terrible weapon. When [[Khan Noonien Singh]] had the {{USS|Reliant|NCC-1864}} come to [[Regula]] to take the [[Project Genesis]] device and related materials, Marcus and the other Genesis Project team members did not know that Khan had hijacked ''Reliant''. David Marcus believed that Starfleet was going to co-opt Genesis for military use; however, his mother did not share that view.
   
Things only got worse for them when the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}, on a training cruise and ambushed by the ''Reliant'', arrived at Regula One space station to get answers. When [[Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]], who was put back in command of the ''Enterprise'' due to the sort of military crisis, arrived in the Genesis Cave, Marcus attacked Kirk, believing him to be responsible for the murder of the scientists who remained behind on the [[Regula I]] station. [[Captain]] [[Clark Terrell]] and [[Commander]] [[Pavel Chekov]] - under the control of Khan via [[Ceti eel]]s - used the distraction to pull weapons on the ''Enterprise'' crew members. They provided the coordinates of the Genesis torpedo to Khan. David Marcus tried to rush Terrell, and [[Lieutenant]] [[Saavik]] tackled him before Terrell could vaporize him with a phaser. Terrell and Chekov were unable to bring themselves to kill Admiral Kirk. Terrell committed suicide, and the eel left the body of Chekov, who later recovered. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan}})
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Things only got worse for them when the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}, on a training cruise and ambushed by the ''Reliant'', arrived at Regula One space station to get answers. When [[Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]], who was put back in command of the ''Enterprise'' due to the sort of military crisis, arrived in the Genesis Cave, Marcus attacked Kirk, believing him to be responsible for the murder of the scientists who remained behind on the [[Regula I]] station. [[Captain]] [[Clark Terrell]] and [[Commander]] [[Pavel Chekov]] - under the control of Khan via [[Ceti eel]]s - used the distraction to pull weapons on the ''Enterprise'' crew members. They provided the coordinates of the Genesis torpedo to Khan. David Marcus tried to rush Terrell, and [[Lieutenant]] [[Saavik]] tackled him before Terrell could vaporize him with a phaser. Terrell and Chekov were unable to bring themselves to kill Admiral Kirk. Terrell committed suicide, and the eel left the body of Chekov, who later recovered. ({{mnc|TOS|The Wrath of Khan}})
   
During the final battle between the ''Enterprise'' and ''Reliant'', Marcus went to the bridge. When an overloaded helm console severely injured [[Hikaru Sulu]], Marcus performed [[CPR]] on Sulu until medics could arrive on the bridge, saving Sulu's life. When a defeated Khan activated the Genesis Device, Marcus recognized the Genesis wave emanating from the ''Reliant''. Marcus told Kirk that they had four minutes before the device exploded, and that once started it could not be stopped. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan}})
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During the final battle between the ''Enterprise'' and ''Reliant'', Marcus went to the bridge. When an overloaded helm console severely injured [[Hikaru Sulu]], Marcus performed [[CPR]] on Sulu until medics could arrive on the bridge, saving Sulu's life. When a defeated Khan activated the Genesis Device, Marcus recognized the Genesis wave emanating from the ''Reliant''. Marcus told Kirk that they had four minutes before the device exploded, and that once started it could not be stopped. ({{mnc|TOS|The Wrath of Khan}})
   
 
During the battle, Marcus came to feel immense pride in being Kirk's son. ({{ss|TOS|sub=Strange New Worlds IV|Prodigal Father}})
 
During the battle, Marcus came to feel immense pride in being Kirk's son. ({{ss|TOS|sub=Strange New Worlds IV|Prodigal Father}})
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A short time later David Marcus and Saavik transferred to the {{USS|Grissom|NCC-638}}, which was heading back to the [[Genesis Planet]] to conduct a science survey. During this time the two had a relationship. Arriving at the planet, the two discovered an animal life form on the planet which should not have been there. The two beamed down to Genesis to investigate, and discovered the regenerated body of Captain Spock. Right after discovering Spock on the surface of Genesis, the ''Grissom'' was destroyed by a [[Klingon]] [[HMS Bounty|bird of prey]] under the command of [[Kruge]], who was attempting to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device. Seeing that both Spock and the planet were rapidly aging, Marcus admitted to Saavik that he had used [[protomatter]] to create Genesis.
 
A short time later David Marcus and Saavik transferred to the {{USS|Grissom|NCC-638}}, which was heading back to the [[Genesis Planet]] to conduct a science survey. During this time the two had a relationship. Arriving at the planet, the two discovered an animal life form on the planet which should not have been there. The two beamed down to Genesis to investigate, and discovered the regenerated body of Captain Spock. Right after discovering Spock on the surface of Genesis, the ''Grissom'' was destroyed by a [[Klingon]] [[HMS Bounty|bird of prey]] under the command of [[Kruge]], who was attempting to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device. Seeing that both Spock and the planet were rapidly aging, Marcus admitted to Saavik that he had used [[protomatter]] to create Genesis.
   
Marcus, Saavik, and Spock were taken prisoner by the Klingons, and Marcus was killed at Kruge's order. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek III: The Search for Spock}})
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Marcus, Saavik, and Spock were taken prisoner by the Klingons, and Marcus was killed at Kruge's order. ({{mnc|TOS|The Search for Spock}})
   
David's death deeply affected his father, and caused him to harbor great distrust and anger toward the Klingons for years to follow. ({{mnc|TOS|Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country}})
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David's death deeply affected his father, and caused him to harbor great distrust and anger toward the Klingons for years to follow. ({{mnc|TOS|The Undiscovered Country}})
   
 
While trapped in the [[Nexus]], Captain James T. Kirk experienced visions of David and Carol Marcus. ({{mnc|TNG|Star Trek: Generations}})
 
While trapped in the [[Nexus]], Captain James T. Kirk experienced visions of David and Carol Marcus. ({{mnc|TNG|Star Trek: Generations}})
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