Carl Craven met Quiver Trembly in college and took part of several government protests with her. He fell madly in love with Quiver and the two kept in contact. When Carl began working as a scientist for Diet Smith, working on his new fusion power plant, Quiver told her plan to hold the plant hostage with a bomb, demanding concessions from the Government. Quiver assured Carl the would be no loss of life, but when the time came and Quiver, Angeltop Jones and Prunella showed up at their apartment, Carl learned that the girls would indeed be detonating the bomb. Carl refused to go along with the plot and was tied up, where he would remain until Lee Ebony and the police busted down his door and arrested his girlfriend. He later turned states evidence against Quiver.