Look. Do you see Marcus in the second panel? You do. How do you feel about him in the first? In the second, he’s unsure of if he’s worthy of something so wonderful. I don’t even know if that’s his wife!
You can tell, he’s suffered loss. But! He’s also seen the sacrifice of protecting things that are great. After a warfighter sees the depth of bloodshed, the very rarely wish to see it anywhere, except perhaps as retrospective on previous engagements -history- when they return if ever.
You can see that he’s “tall,” certainly, but the dimensions of persons do not matter. They strength of the steel within them does. You can see he is humble in times of peace and war.