Marc Antony was a noble and loyal Roman soldier, was determined to bring about peace through force if necessary.
When he first meets Xena (posing as Cleopatra), he is impressed by her courage and beauty but is not overwhelmed by it and does not press his advantage. However, when he arrives at her palace, he is quite happy to flirt with her and enjoy her company.
Although he originally intended to secure Cleopatra's fleet, through force if need be, he soon falls in love with Xena/Cleopatra and asks her to return with him to Rome to rule by his side. However, when he discovers he has been betrayed, he tries to kill Xena but falls victim to her sword instead.