Hayden had a very sheltered but intense childhood, having been trained from a young age to join the UN Navy. Little is known about his early life, only that he was raised by his mother on Avalon and is the biological son of renowned physicist Asher Shaw who is responsible for the advances in Hyperspace Technology along with Mike Trainer.
Enrolled in private schooling and kept under a strict regimen, Hayden hardly got to experience the outside world, but often found solace in several forms of media. Primarily, he developed a fondness for classic action movies, gravitating towards The Wire, The Departed, Reservoir Dogs, and Lethal Weapon. It was this, along with his father’s genetics that led to him developing a rather brash and slightly arrogant personality.
Regardless, Hayden was still very successful in both school and training, coming out with grades similar to that of his father. Then it was off to the UN Navy, quickly proving his worth and climbing the charts. Not long into his military career did he find one of his passions: flying. He spent the following two years adapting to fighter piloting and quickly became one of the better fighter pilots in the Navy.
This naturally caught the attention of the Trailblazer Program and without much hesitation, he was accepted into the program. It was only two years into training that the Ubiar Invasion struck and had caused the entire disruption of the galaxy, leaving most soldiers to take the front lines. However, the Horizons Initiative needed Trailblazers to lead those leaving for Andromeda in the first wave, to guide them into colonizing the unknown frontier.
Now in Andromeda, Hayden is given the responsibility of locating initial homeworlds for the colonies to claim.
Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge on alien history and culture
- Expert Marksman
- Experienced Soldier
- Expert Fighter Pilot
- Capable survival skills