POST-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
Westerner was a member of the Santoza family, a clan that had been inheritors of an ancient, mystical power for generations. The details of it's origins are lost, but it's effects are clear from point of activation: the power allows its user to draw strength and endurance from those around him and use it for himself.
While this may sound like a godsend, Timothy was not capable of properly harnessing the power. After being taught the finer points of control by a shaman, Santoza applied for the Legion Academy as the Westerner. He was present for the Legion's investigation into the shooting of Laurel Kent, and on several of the cadets training-missions. However, he never really managed to shine enough to qualify for Legion membership. After the disbanding of the Legion, Santoza did some commercials for television and some teaching work on the outermost frontier colonies.