Thaddeus was born and raised in Cedar Hill, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Growing up, his father worked at the Superconducting Super Collider
in Waxahachie, a few miles south of their home in the suburbs, inspiring the young Thad to gain an interest in physics. However, times changed, the SSC ceased operation around the time Thaddeus was twelve, putting his family in a tough spot for some time as his father looked for work elsewhere. On a cool night in the heart of Texas just a few weeks after Thad's fifteenth birthday, Thad and some of his friends broke into the Collider, intent on having some mischief in the rundown facility. Thad managed to get into the particle accelerator ring with some creative demolition, and by pure accident, his friends ignited a firing sequence for several volleys of protons. His body was bombarded with high-speed particles and their energy releases, significantly altering his genetic makeup through the gamma rays, and in the face of death, granted him overwhelming powers over electromagnet-based electricity.
Thad was forced to unleash his powers to escape the particle accelerator, blowing apart a large section of the collider tunnel, and promptly returning home - His friends having left him for dead. From there, he realized that a bigger calling was in store for him, and beginning with petty acts of vigilantism, Thad became a hero, and as he dedicated more and more of his time to protecting the people of the Metroplex, he found a name - Titan
. However, his collateral damage was becoming a bit harsh, so Thad turned inward in order to better control his powers, enhancing his neurons to absurd degrees, and gaining the ability to think at hundreds of times per second. He would use this ability to pursue academics, intent on finding a way to solve his discharges, becoming a well-learned scholar of several physics disciplines damn near overnight, designing his signature armor in only a few hours, and building it in just a few days.
Titan tends to stick to his area, but global conflicts will garner his attention quickly, and in recent months, he's been keen to work with other heroes and vigilantes to ensure a better, more idealistic world.