Douglas and his sister Rebekah spent their early years in the foster child system. Their parents were incarcerated. When they eventually settled into a stable environment (the family eventually adopted them) they were sponsored by the Sheng Chi Foundation.
Douglas and Rebekah exhibited many tendencies brought on by abandonment and the stresses of instability. Eventually they were able to develop confidence in themselves. Through their training they developed a strong work ethic. Douglas was able to curb his former violent tendencies.