Travis is a Texas native who grew up in a wealthy private boarding school with an absent father. Shortly before he was ready to graduate, Travis developed his mutant powers, and subsequently discovered that his father was a supervillian. In reaction to this, Travis pursued a career in law enforcement (he had previously wanted to be a professional athelete). Instead of college, he enrolled in the Amarillo Rangers Academy and hopes to be the one to bring his father to justice and redeem the family name!
Travis is determined to prove his own loyalty to law and order at every opportunity. He is disgusted by his father's law-breaking, and by assosciation, doesn't really like to use his powers and thus has been reluctant to learn to develop them beyond their most obvious applications.