Paul Ntumbo was born in a tribe in the jungles of Africa where his grandfather never strayed from their old ways. Paul left the jungles in pursuit for a modern life. At the age of 25, Paul returned to the jungles to visit his grandfather when he found the tribe's shaman killing his grandfather for a perceived slight. The shaman then cursed Paul, changing him into a creature called Taboo.
He used his abilities as Taboo to try to amass an empire, but the police were always searching for him. Paul fled from Africa and went to Andorra where he came into conflict with Yrial and Lady Killer of The Strangers. After a battle, Taboo wanted revenge and sought out the help of TNTNT to battle the Strangers. Taboo joins TNTNT and meets defeat again.
Paul Ntumbo was cursed with the powers of the animals and plant-life in the jungle. His body would transform into Taboo, a creature that was strong and fast but also based on rage and instinct. He could be as strong as an ape, as fast as a cheetah, and be as poisonous as some plants in the jungle