The universe Colin was raised on had far less technology than Earth Prime. Colin invented the first machine on this earth that generates electricity. This was one of his many inventions. The local residents believed that Colin was "doing the devil's work" with his inventions. Colin believed that electricity is both safe and useful and wished he could convince the local residents the same thing. Colin was in love with someone named Suzanne on his earth. However, her mother disapproved Colin, because of her fear of Colin's inventions. Suzanne was engaged to another person. Colin's adoptive parents (duplicates on the world Colin was raised of Colin's actual parents) died when Colin was very young; since this earth had little technology, there was not the medical technology necessary to cure Colin's parents of their illness.