Austin Theos grew up in a middle-class family; not rich, not poor. He learned to value stuff. He learned not to take everything for granted. But that all changed when he got into his teens. His powers started popping up. A fireball at school, singing a tree; a passerby knocked out by Austin's telepathic powers; a feather popping out of his shirt. These were all little signs that something was wrong. But Austin never came clean about it. Austin came home one night after being out with friends to see his family's small 3-room house burning to ashes. Austin was devastated. His parents and little 12-year-old sister had died in the freak accident. Austin sat on the sidewalk out front for the entire morning, thinking about what had happen. Then, Austin stood up and started walking. To where, he did not know. Soon, Austin blended into obscurity. He dropped out of school, and nobody saw him for years. He was 17 when he disappeared. It was 2 more years until he finally reappeared. All that time he was missing, he had been hiding in the forest. He had finally honed his skills. At that time, the Malum was bringing a full-on attack against America. Austin immediately called for all heroes, far and wide, to join him in his fight against the Malum. Many did, and they started a full-on attack against the Malum. On July 4, 2123, the Group of Heroes, as they called themselves, made an full-on attack against the Malum. They took down their leader, but not without sacrifice. All heroes except for Austin had been killed. Not long after that Austin started the International Alliance of Heroes. He is now calling for all heroes from far and wide to join him once more.
Because of his emotional scarring as a child, Austin has developed a sense of value. He values everything now, including his own life. Austin usually hangs around New York City every day. He usually wears just a grey T-shirt and jeans. Nobody would realize who he was. In fact, whenever Austin is "crime fighting," he doesn't wear a suit. He just goes as he is.