At a UN summit on metahumans, Baazovi announced one of the steps taken in the wake of the murder of king Viktor: all vigilantes were banned from entering Markovia without written permission from its government.
Baazovi was invited to Gregor Markov's pre-coronation reception, and talked to the king after Frederick DeLamb's plot to take over Markovia was exposed. He pleaded that Markovia had suffered enough at the hands of metahumans, and his country needed strong leadership. Gregor reluctantly replied, exiling his brother Brion.
Zviad Baazovi, better known as the Bad Samaritan, was a Soviet spy originally from Georgia and an enemy of the Outsiders.