At a UN summit on meta-humans, 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 meta-humans, 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.