Alias: Mortar - He can assume the properties of any mineral he touches. So far, he's mastered only a few types of rock.
Born a clumsy and un-graceful child, James repeatedly fell down and hurt himself in one way or another. Scraped knees, Broken wrist. All too common for James. While in his early teens he decided it would be fun to play in a rock quarry with a couple friends. While they played “King of the Hill” on top of the largest pile of rocks they could, pushing, tripping, pulling and sometimes even clubbing each other upside the head. James noticed that he somehow felt heavier and stronger than usual. He never thought twice about it until he saw the scared expressions on his friends faces. Then when he looked down at his hands, he noticed they had a strange look and feel. He was half sunk into the rock pile he was standing on. Trying to move he shifted the entire pile almost burying his friends. So he stood as perfectly still as he could. As still as stone. Until they called the proper help and people who would offer to train him to use these powers for the betterment of Mankind.