Matthew is the son of Nicholas and Mary Blackstone. Nicholas owned and ran a bar in Marshville. After being transported to a prehistoric jungle, the town of Marshville was divided into two parts by an electric fence to keep out the dinosaurs. Nicholas' bar was on the other side of the fence. He was able to salvage most of the liquor. As a result, Nicholas and Mary spent most of their days drunk and abusing their son Matthew. After having his face sliced, Matthew ran away from home. To survive, he fashoined himself as a gangster, gathering other teenage criminals around him. One of his crimes resulted in the powering down of the electric fence, enabling dinosaurs to come into the inhabited parts of Marshville.