Gerald was loving husband and father and a cutting edge scientist. he had the perfect life until his wife was killed in a freak lightning strike and then a year later his daughter developed a terminal tumor. Gerald turned to fringe science and devised a plan to save his daughter.
The Burned One honed his abilities as he slowly destroyed everything that Gerald cared about. He hated Gerald more than he had ever hated anyone and he planned an elaborate revenge that would destroy all of Florida if not the world.
The Daughter of Man was just a girl who had an incredible destiny thrust upon her as a result of the plans of Gerald and The Burned One. Her destiny would take her into an epic confrontation between good and evil with little to no chance of saving the world from The Burned One's vengeance.