When battling a vicious troll on a forest planet, vaughn was badly injured. When he was found by a search crew, the troll was dead and Vaughn was in bad condition. His lower body needed to be amputated, and he needed some new body parts. A lower body could have easily been made for him in a hospital, but there wasn't a single village on the forest planet he was on and he couldnt survive a 2 day trip to another planet. In a desperate act, the rescue crew took the troll's hand and attached all the nerve-endings to Vaughn's waist. Vaughn now has a hand for a lower body. he moves around like thing, and trains 5 hours a day to master his new body.