As a young man, Mikhail survived a gyrocopter crash. Despite having suffered a broken arm and fractured ankle, he carried a comrade six miles through a desert with no water.
In 2344 Mikhail met Hideyo Makayoshi. Makayoshi was a member of a trade mission from the Draconis Combine. Mikhail started an affair with her, one of many. When Mikhail fathered a child with her, Makayoshi was exiled from the Combine. With the help of his sister the Captain-General, Makayoshi emigrated to the League. The family lived on Atreus, sheltered by Mikhail.
Following the assassination of Captain-General Geraldine Marik in 2364, Mikhail took her son Allan into custody and ruled the League as regent. Allan had suffered wounds during his mother's assassination, but he recovered quickly. Mikhail oversaw a brutal purge that targeted the Sian-Mariks, a branch of the family that was responsible for Geraldine's assassination. Mikhail is suspected of having manufactured plots to legitimize his tenure. Mikhail's motivations for his actions are largely unknown, though one theory is that a degenerative disease made him behave erratically.
Death and afterward
Loyalists rescued Allan from Mikhail's imprisonment. In 2367, an elevator accident killed Hideyo Makayoshi and her daughter with Mikhail, Reiko. Mikhail's suicide later that year averted civil war.
|Captain-General of the Free Worlds League
| Succeeded by|
- Handbook House Marik, p. 83, "Captain-Generals in History"
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 14, "The Case of 'Uncle Mikhail'"
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 15, "Mikhail Marik—Bad, Mad or Dangerous?"
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 13
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 13