It is believed that Akh-Ton was a Priest (some sources call him a Pharaoh which is not possible) during the 19th Dynasty Egypt, circa 1260 B.C. From a strange meteor he crafted the Orb of Ra, an extremely powerful object with possible godly connections. Exposure to the Orb transformed Ahk-Ton to the first 'metamorph', a creature with complete control over the elements in his body.
He worked alongside Vandal Savage in an attempt to conquer Egypt, killing the family of Teth-Adam along the way. When the god Ra reversed the effects of the Orb, Teth-Adam killed Ahk-Ton as vengeance for the loss of his family.