|Affiliation||Destroyers (Earth-52161), The Regime (Earth-52161)|
|Base of Operations||His home|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- Did you ever wonder why your father left? Or where he was going? There are many, many things you don't know about your life, Derrek. I can give them to you, and you need only join my Regime, you become my heir. You take your rightful place as my son.
- the Master
Harvey was born in a run down motel in a very, very poor neighborhood. His parents were alcoholics and he drank beer very often when he was a child, because his parents were so irresponsible. Eventually they were arrested and Harvey was put in an orphanage.
After nearly three years in an orphanage, Harvey was taken in by a foster family, who constantly adopts orphans and sets them off when they turned eighteen. Harvey wasn't huge on his family, he hated how they were all so cheery and happy all of the time. As a kid he was either depressed or angry and he didn't like all of the feelings flying around with all of his "siblings".
Meeting David Gibbons
When Harvey was seventeen, he met a man named David Gibbons, and the two became best friends. Harvey and David became the school's biggest pranksters, they practically lived in detention. However, when David got his act together and got really good at science, Harvey became jealous, especially after learning he has dyslexia. But the two remained good friends, however, Harvey's pranks began getting out of line.
When Harvey began getting to the age of 18, he knew he would have to leave home soon, but he didn't have anywhere to go. He wanted to spend one day away from everyone else, away from life, to get used to life on his own. In this day, after a series of events, Harvey found himself on the subway, when he got into a fight with a muscular old man. In an attempt to leave the fight, Harvey somehow turned off the subway lights, but he could still see perfectly. He took out the guy quickly and ran into the next car. For the rest of the day, Harvey began experimenting with his new light powers, beginning to think this could be his big break.