Lucas Orion was a medical officer for the UN Peace Corps in Africa. During his time there, his jeep was destroyed by a mortar shell and a small girl was killed by enemy soldiers as he didn't have enough time to save her. He started to question whether his help in Africa was doing any good. He then received a telegram from the Atari Institute offering him a position. He resigned from Peace Corps and joined the Institute. He was to become their director of medical research, developing vaccines and medical procedures for astronauts. Lydia Perez then assigned him to work in outer-space and met Martin Champion, the future commander of Atari Force.