Steelheart formerly known as Paul Jackson as a teen had been through the foster system since very little. When he was little his father was very abusive towards him and his mom. Finally he had had enough, and attacked his dad when his mom had been beat for hours. Paul lunged at his father knocking him over and hitting his head, and killing him. When the police arrived they took him into the foster system due to him having no family to go to.
For 6 years he stayed in the system running away and causing problems whenever he had the chance. When he was 18 he moved out and continued to cause problems and was eventually arrested and sent to prison. When he was 19 he gained the powers he has now. Without a care for the society that wouldnt help him he kept to his normal ways and killed anyone he seemed fit.
Finally he had changed his name to Steelheart, inspired by his power to change things to steel. He eventually grew fond of a girl that was on equal fighting ground as him. They were a great pair of villains and companions. Nobody could fight them especially when they were together but Nightfire (girl) wanted more than she had.
This led to the problem of trust between them. Nightfire was being very suspicious and going behind his back, and hiding things from him. One day she attacked him and knocked him to a serious state of health. ¨Why would you do this?¨ said steelheart not knowing that she had planned this from the start. ¨I want to be the best and I cant get there if you are by my side.¨ said Nightfire. ¨I loved you Nightfire! ¨I would have never done this to you! We could have done it all together!¨ steelheart screamed. ¨Im done with you¨ Nightfire said as she kicked him off the side of the building while he falls to the ground covered in a shroud of darkness.