Mark Copeland 2.jpg
Biographical information
Full name Mark Copeland
Other names Cope
Profession Radio host
Camp leader
Relatives Christy Copeland (son; deceased)
Unnamed ex-wife
Affiliations Damon
Jezzy
Manny Mendez
Deacon St. John
Location Copeland's Camp, Oregon, United States
Physical description
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
In-game information
Appears in Days Gone
Voiced by Crispin Freeman
The Feds have had this plan ready long before the Freaks. Now they're gonna roll over the earth, and woe to anyone who stands in their way. But we've hung on this long; we're not gonna give up now. We're fighters. We've survived two years in the shit. In the Freakshow. And we are nothing if not prepared.
Cope during one of his radio broadcasts

Mark Copeland, also known as Cope, is a supporting character featured in Days Gone.

Copeland is a survivor of the 2017 Freakers outbreak and the leader of Copeland's Camp, a faction located along the shore of Peaceful Lake, in Oregon. A conspiracy theorist with intense hatred for the American government, Copeland is one of the primary job providers for Deacon St. John.

Biography

Not much is known about Copeland's early life, except that while growing up he go out hunting with his father and they once worked together in building a fallout shelter during the Cold War. It was his father who was responsible for instilling Copeland's extreme libertarian beliefs and distrusts towards the Federal government.

Copeland served in the U.S. Marine Corps when he was younger.

At some point Copeland had a son named Christopher (nicknamed Christy) who lived outside of Oregon, but would return in hunting season to be with his father.

In the last few weeks prior to the collapse of human civilization, Copeland began his conspiracy radio show, Radio Free Oregon, which he expresses his conspiracy-fueled and political beliefs. He broadcast his show from his unmarked van, traveling from town to town before finally finding his own survivor camp.

Two years after the Freaker outbreak, Copeland still continued to run his radio show. In his radio's segments, he claims that he knew what was coming in the early days of the infection and that the government was responsible for the end of civilization, though much of what he has to say is either twisted to suit his own goals or factually wrong. Because of his out of touch mindfulness, Copeland is treated with annoyances from other survivors outside of his camp, such as Deacon St. John and Iron Mike, who called out the conspiracy theorist a "truther".

Events of Days Gone

Copeland's people came across Deacon's abandoned bike and took it to their camp, with Manny stripping of its parts. Deacon eventually came to Copeland and reluctantly works for him in return for his bike. Copeland assigned Deacon in restoring the radio uplink at an old radio tower to continue broadcasting Radio Free Oregon.

Appearance and personality

Copeland believes firmly in individual freedom, not believing it's his place to tell people how to live, though he is quick to distrust people who engage in behaviours he believes abhorrent, such as collaborating with NERO, even going as far as to threaten people for these behaviours, making him something of a hypocrite.

Beneath his gruff exterior, he does care for the well being of members of his camp.

Even before the Freaker outbreak, Copeland was fond of guns and hunting, his father instilling the belief that the U.S. Constitution took precedence over the laws of the day.  

Gallery

Notes

  • Mark Copeland was voiced by American voice actor and screenwriter Crispin Freeman, who is best known for voicing characters in English-language dubs of Japanese anime, animation, and video games.
Characters in Days Gone
Major characters Boozer | Deacon St. John | Sarah Whitaker
Copeland's Camp survivors Mark Copeland | Damon | Gopher | Jezzy | Manny Mendez | Randall
Hot Springs survivors Rose Allen | Bowman | Cyrus | Maria Hewitt | Larsen | Terry Mercer | Zanny Norman | Phillips | Ada Tucker | Alkai Turner
Lost Lake survivors Blair | Abigail Butler | Gabbi Butler | Campbell | Evans | Lindsey Fuller | Jeremy Givens | Joe Haslin | Dan Lane | Mitch | Rikki Patil | Reed | Buzz Simon | Skizzo | Torres | Addison Walker | "Iron" Mike Wilcox
Deschutes County Militia Mitch Allen | Ava Bergstrom | Jacob D'Angelo | Flores | Melinda Foster | Matthew Garret | Gomez | Hawkins | Rumi Ikeda | Arturo Jiminez | Derrick Kouri | Lucas Monroe | Rick Mullins | Justine Norwood | Ethan Ross | Glen Russell | Ella Salazar | Wade Taylor | Scott Thompson | Caleb Tomlinson | Vasquez | James Weaver
N.E.R.O. personnel Anderson | Black | Booth | Cooper | Crawford | Esposito | Fernandez | Franklin | G. Hernandez | Jenn | Michael J. Kapersky | Lane | James O'Brian | Owens | H.S. Patterson | Perkins | Eddy Reyes | Robinson | Russo | Shaw | Simpson | Martine Sinclair | Stewart
Bounty targets Crystal Adkins | Lee Anderson | Joshua Harper | Limbo | Erik Lynch | Richard Marsdon | Shane "Red" Riley | Roach | Two Dog | Ned Walker | Wheeler
Other characters Alvarez | Eddy Apuna | J.R. Black | Christy Copeland | David Gorman | Joany Gray | Jack | Lisa Jackson | Jersey Jim | Karie Kouri | Leon | Joseph Miller | Margaret Alice Miller | James Moore | Harlan Nelson | Krishna Patil | Tommy Strickland | Jessup Teller | Henry Tucker | Joseph Walker | Emma Whitaker | Jessie Williamson
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.