Little is known about Marco's past , but he has been around for various important events. Marco appears to be one of the older members of the whitebeard Pirates , as he is seen when Shiki first visits Whitebeard , and he is the 1st divison commander . He was the first to befriend Portgas D Ace , and talk him into joining them , even protesting Ace leaving to find Teach. Marco was also present when Shanks arrived to talk to Whitebeard , and later fought at Marineford to save Ace. With the death of Whitebeard , Marco is the highest ranked member of the crew .
Abilities and Powers
Marco has consumed an unnamed Mythical Zoan Fruit , which allows him to becom a Phoenix , and even a hybrid . Unlike most Zoan users , he is capable of turning certian parts of his body into a phoenix (in most occasions just his arms) while remaining human . When he transforms he has increased speed , flight , and healing . In addition to his powers Marco also possesses incredible strength and reflexes (capable of dodging and striking Kizaru who can move at the speed of light) . Marco also possesses Busoshoku Haki , which inhances his attacks and allows him to render logia users tangible as he used while fighting against Akainu and Kizaru.After the events of Marineford it was stated by Gorosei that Marco is one of the few pirates that is capable of taking down Blackbeard (who has taken on the power of Yonko Whitebeard's Devil fruit in addition to his).