The Lovers: Anya Stroud and Marcus Fenix

"And Marcus, be careful down there, all right?"

Like a guardian angel, Anya Stroud has watched over Marcus Fenix since we first took control of him in Gears of War. The only glimpse we ever got of the budding romance between the two were in brief, casual snippets; there was a war going on and war rarely affords time for sentimentality.

Maybe it was seeing Dom deteriorate after Maria's death that kept him distant or just the fact that he was a soldier first, but until the final scene of Gears of War 3 came to a close, Marcus never allowed himself to be fully affected by Anya's love.