During the early 1990s, anyone with even the slightest hint of powers pulled on tights (and massive shoulderpads for the more "extreme") in order to fight crime and injustice. Actually, that is a lie... people put on the costumes in order to score the next big comic book, action figure, and/or movie deal. Landon Cole was one such person. Taking on the moniker of "The Sovereign", Landon started out stopping a few petty street crimes before "working his way up" to a super-villain. However, Landon bit off more than he could chew when he attempted to stop a bank robbery perpetrated by Lord Downfall and his minions. The tremendous beating that followed caused Landon to lose his powers, his eye, and any chance of being "the next big hero". The public outcry, due to collateral damage and civilian casualties from the botched intervention, caused the government to relocate Landon and his wife to a more rural part of the country than the bustling Park City that they had been accustomed to. Years passed and Landon managed to make a decent life for himself. He had friends, a good job working for the highway department, and 2 years ago welcomed a son into the world. Sadly, it was not to last. Events both horrible and unstoppable have led Landon to once again don a mask. The Sovereign must build himself up anew and prove that he can truly be a hero.
Landon's past as a superhero continues to haunt him, at the same time events of the present are moving him closer and closer to re donning the mask.