After arriving on Counterweight he fell in with the Chime and has inadvertently acquired ownership of a large group of industrial riggers and a Ring of Saturn flightboard.
Inspiration for Mako's appearance was partially taken from the character Bren Turner from Lost Planet E.X. Troopers.
Mako along with many other students at The September Institute was secretly a clone created using the modified DNA of Maryland September by The September Institute under Superintendent Twelfth as experiments about the capabilities of Strati. Mako was allowed to leave The September Institute as a further experiment