Bio: Mark Grayson's childhood was normal in every way, except for the fact that his father was the most powerful superhero on Earth. On Mark's seventh birthday his father, Nolan, sat him down and revealed the origin of his powers. Nolan told him that he was a Viltrumite; an alien being whose people were a race of peaceful space explorers. He went on to explain that he had been sent to the Earth in order to hasten humanity's growth so they could join the galactic community. Finally, he told Mark that one day he would develop super-human powers. Each and every day following his father's revelation Mark woke up hoping that he had gotten his powers. Unfortunately for Mark, the process took a little longer than he hoped. It wasn't until his seventeenth birthday that his powers spontaneously manifested.