Abused in different ways first by his mother, then his father after being remanded to his care. He moves to the streets, on the other coast. He makes his way alone, working for individuals, running errands for money or food. He free-runs, noticing that he is becoming stronger, faster and more agile than the people he sees around him. He also acts as a vigilante, when he sees crime. By the time of his jump, he can practically fly when free running, but he doesn't really care it this 'testflight' works or not - he does land safely on the street, and meets other's who are 'super human'.