James Tarleton was a commoner in 18th Century England. He was running from the press gangs when he was abducted by the alient T'srri and placed in stasis. The conversion to T'srri did not complete fully but he was given the ability to disintegrate matter on touch and generate bio-armor around his body. He could also understand all languages and see in the dark. Jamie was always headstrong and disobedient, resisting his duties in Weapon Zero. The T'srri Erisha seduced him and convinced him to leave Weapon Zero. After that, he was easy to capture and complete his indoctrination into T'srri.