Walter “Wally” Thompson, Jr. (AKA Junior)
When their clan was being hunted down and destroyed by a rogue faction of the U.S. government, Junior’s parents sent their baby son away in the arms of a faun from another of the Cryptic Clans. The faun obeyed his friends’ wishes and sneaked onto an isolated farm and left their child on the doorstep. The child was quickly discovered and adopted by the young family who had no children of their own. Junior grew quickly and his new parents realized something was different about him; regardless they raised him as best they could, teaching him to be good to others, to lend a hand when needed, and to keep his other abilities secret.
Junior was an adventurous boy and liked to spend his time in the mountains and forests that surrounded his home. When he could, he helped people who were lost or stranded in the forest, especially when the weather turned against them. It was on one of these excursions that he encountered some of the Cryptid Clans, who recognized him for what he was and explained what had happened with his parents, and more importantly told Junior he was a young sasquatch. They also told him the men who had killed his clan were back, calling themselves Majestic-20, armed with high-tech weapons, and looking to wipe out all of the Cryptid Clans. Junior helped them defeat a small battalion of Majestic-20 agents with the aid of Mongrel, Rocky, and Victor. After the battle, when they heard Junior’s story, they suggested the boy seek training with Duncan Summers and put the two in touch. Shortly thereafter, Junior move to Claremont Academy with the blessings of his parents.