Roger Turner was in Hawaii on vacation trying to get rid of his troubles when a volcano erupted. As the lava flowed over Roger he was surprised it did not burn him that is until it got to his face which was burnt and disfigured. His leg was injured while trying to get rid of the searing pain on his face. It was then the powers of Hephaestus flowed into him. He quickly built some armor to help him walk again with ease though he still had a limp. Roger makes all the weapons and armor for the gods and if the price is right and he gets the money up front others can get great weapons as well. Roger is also smitten by Aphrodite but Ares stole her heart so Roger enjoys making Ares look foolish.