Mason was born and raised in the heart of New York City. He was raised with a few siblings by two loving parents, but Mason was the trouble making bad boy so he was constantly in trouble. After being grounded once at thirteen, Mason went into a fit of anger over going to some party and locked himself in his room, desperately thinking of a way to go to the party Mason came into his power of astral projection allowing him to send his mind to the party in copy of his body while his real body was asleep at home. After practicing this for a year, Mason had an idea and decided to project himself into another person just to see what would happen , so for his guinea pig he chose a nerd and ended up seeing and hearing what the kid saw. Laughing to himself he kept using this to cheat on tests and pass through school. Then one day Mason's powers developed to an extreme and when he got in a fight with another kid, Mason punched the guy and ended sending himself into the guy's body and taking control. When Mason finally figured out how to get out he passed out for three days, deciding that his life was weird enough, Mason took off on the road. While he was travelling he kept seeing images of the institute, so there he went.