Monkeywrench was born in Rhyl, North Wales, where he built explosive devices indiscriminately for a group of obscure terrorists. Having made himself a pariah in his hometown by the age of sixteen, drifted to London's East End to take part in a "new wave" movement, where he developed rudeness and crude anti-social behavior to levels unheard of in the western hemisphere. Eventually, his wanderings brought him to Australia where he joined up with the Dreadnoks.
"Monkeywrench was born on Guy Fawkes Day, which in Britain commemorates the foiling of the Gupowder Plot to blow up the houses of parliament. The villain, Guy Fawkes, is hanged in effigy amidst the continuous detonation of fireworks. Could this explain Monkeywrench's preoccupation with explosives and loud noises? His record collection is limited to "The 1812 Overture," "The Anvil Chorus," and "Wipeout."