TRIPWIRE dropped out of high school at a naval base in Yokosuka, Japan (Father is career navy). Spent two years in a Zen monastery pondering the meaning of life. He was later expelled for breaking too many dishes and spilling every conceivable liquid. He joined the Army at 19 and received spiritual awakening on the grenade range. After boot camp he signed up for demolition training at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. It was there he acquired the name "Tripwire" for his outstanding ability to conceal the tripwires that led to high-powered explosives.
"Tripwire freaks people out. He's always clumsy, jittery, and dropping things except when he's working with high explosives. He's as cool as a cucumber when he's planting XF-2565 nitro on the battlefield, under heavy machine gun fire! I don't know how he does it, but we're sure glad he's on our side!"