Jesse Shepard was born and raised on Mindoir, a human colony. He was a realtively normal kid, always liked playing make-believe that he had his own ship and crew, taking down bad guys. His whole world changed when slavers raided the colony, killing or capturing almost everyone except for him. Years later he enlisted in the Alliance military in hopes of getting a better life. It went well for a while, he made friends and forged bonds. But once more, his world would change. When him and his squad were on Akuze, they were taken by surprised by a thresher maw. He remained as the Sole Survivor once more. He had small biotic abilities, but they only really started manifesting and getting stronger after taking down the collectors.