The eternal struggle between the worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips may have led to a war that spanned the cosmos, but for some the stakes were more personal. When the two worlds brokered peace, they did so by accepting a mutual sacrifice: the son of Highfather, ruler of New Genesis, would be sent to live on Apokolips, while the son of Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips, would be sent to New Genesis.
That’s how Scott Free, a child of New Genesis, came to be raised in the torture pits of Apokolips by monsters like Granny Goodness. Growing up, Scott was forced to endure endless suffering at the hands of his captors, believing that they were his family. It wasn’t until he met an underground network of rebels, including his future wife, the Female Fury named Big Barda, that Scott was inspired to escape his prison and flee to Earth—a choice that wound up breaking the peace treaty and reigniting the war between worlds.
A perpetual victim of circumstances beyond his control, Scott is often looking for ways to escape the hands being dealt him, no matter the cost. After years enduring torture as a trophy for the enemies of his father, he has little time or care for things like destiny and duty, and instead wishes only to live the rest of his life with his wife in peace and quiet, away from the fire pits of Apokolips or the gardens of New Genesis.
Unfortunately, as so often happens with DC Super Heroes, fate has conspired to pull Scott back into the heart of battle, whether he likes it or not.