Thomas "Turtle" W. is an ancient being of immense power. He has had many dealings and interactions with countless beings and creatures. In the year 1998, he decided to build a new life as a human, with unknown intentions. He refrains from using his power and influence while in this life, to maintain the illusion of being a normal human. Although only recently taking human form, his appearances and influences throughout both universal and human history are innumerable; including (but not limited to) the creation of the Earth, the progression of natural evolution, the murders of Jack the Ripper, the the formation of the United States of America, the Vietnam War, the formation of the Illuminati, and (possibly) the formation of the Milkmen.