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Mark Manes Character Analysis

A drug dealer who provides Eric with both a semiautomatic handgun-- a TEC-9—and a bounty of ammunition. He ultimately makes a full confession to investigators and is charged as a conspirator. He assures the judge in his trial that he had “no idea” what Eric and Dylan were up to, and receives a relatively light sentence.
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Mark Manes Character Timeline in Columbine

The timeline below shows where the character Mark Manes appears in Columbine. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: Maximum Human Density
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...Monday after prom, but failed to acquire enough ammo over the weekend. He calls upon Mark Manes , a drug dealer who also runs guns and ammo, and the man from whom... (full context)
Chapter 30: Telling Us Why
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...Duran a few days later. Duran confesses to having put the boys in touch with Mark Manes , and to putting up some of the money for the gun they obtained from... (full context)
Chapter 48: An Emotion of God  
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Eric and Dylan hike to Rampart Range for “target practice,” and bring Mark Manes , Phil Duran, and Mark’s girlfriend along with them. They take videos of themselves shooting... (full context)