Pancuga, an orphan of Earth, grew up in the slums of a resistance settlement specifically made to house mostly mechanical beings who were not allied with Atlas. Near-Synd, or Fusers as they were called, were corralled into shantytowns where they could be segregated away from what were considered to be more biologically pure human beings. Their hovels were left largely in disarray, with little support from the reclamation fleet as distrust brewed against anyone who seemed to have no humanity left.
Though crime ran rampant throughout the slums, young Pancuga was able to find work as a scavenger, one who dug up supplies from Reclamation drops before roaming gangs could get to them. He sold his goods to sustain himself, until one day he was caught. Pancuga was pinned by a Hound, a member of one of the worst gangs in the slums. The Hound accused Pancuga of stealing supplies from their drops, and threatened to cut off his hand for thievery. A former Synd stepped in, defending Pancuga, and with a flash of punches made quick work of the Hound. He took Pancuga in, and seeing the fascination in Pancuga's eyes when he had fought, taught him the ancient ways of his lost art, Boxing.
The Boxer raised Pancuga until a call went out for soldiers to join a push against the Synd Parliament. They joined, assured of their fighting capability, and were led by Master Jena. During the battle, Pancuga's caretaker was struck down. Pancuga and Jena faced the remaining Synd forces together and were able to emerge victorious. In the midst of the battle, Pacuga was mortally wounded, losing an arm. Jena swiftly transplanted the Boxer's arm onto Pancuga to stop the bleeding. Their mission had been a success, but at a high price. Master Jena recognized Pancuga as a gifted fighter and invited him to take on her role as envoy to the Vais Resistance. Pancuga agreed and began working both as a Master, and as a major player in the Resistance.