Our city has been host to many great heroes in it's time- The Citizen, Norn, Swordbearer and the Shining Shieldsman.
However, as the waning heroes of our glory days faced villains more devious and powerfull than they had ever encountered, they realized that they would not be able to protect us much longer.
Together these four noble heroes, whose powers came from sources magical, alien, and through sheer will and genius, consolidated their strength and determination, all of their power into a device crafted by another waning hero, the Underking. Using his mystic hammer, the Underking sealed the energies of the Citizen, Norn, Swordbearer and Sheildsman into the a diamond focus, the PowerSource!
Then, the brave crimefighters hurled themselves into battle once more, with the last of the power, against the newly formed Crime Brotherhood. Our depleted heroes stood no match, but in order to save the city released the PowerSource to save the life of Trevor Jones, an innocent bystander wounded under a building felled by the Brotherhood. In the brilliant light, Jones transformed into an incarnate of our heroes of old, a beacon of strength to protect the innocent! Flying into battle he lead Citizen and company to victory, saving the city and laying down a course for the future.
The Citizen and Shieldsman died that day from wounds of the battle, leaving the Norn and the greiving Swordbearer to put away their capes for good. They could rest easy, at least, knowing that a new hero was there to keep the city, and the world, safe.
This is how Trevor Jones became the heroic Power Warder!!!
"Look out boys, it's Astro City's greatest hero!"
"Hey, I dont see Samaritan anywhere..."