This character came far and away from any original plans I had for him. Initially Mars was a one-shot jerk who would insult Noah's fashion sense and pay at the hands of a woman's closet scorned.
But the strip had other plans.
Mars became the one truly positive force in Noah's life. While the rest of the world passively/ actively questions or condemns Noah, Mars embraces unconditionally. That is why, out of all the characters
It had to be him.