Oscar Ortega grew up on Cap au Diable in the Rogue Isles. Like many native-born residents, Oscar had to learn to work around and with the various criminal elements in the city. But Oscar had his eyes on a personal goal. He wanted to be respected for what he could do, no matter where he went or who he worked for.
He attended the Rogue Isles University with a focus on technology and business management. Once he got his degree (which, unlike other "diploma mill" services there, was an actual degree), he worked for Aeon Corp as a technician. It wasn't long before he became a project manager and soon assistant director of operations for the Power-Transfer Service, which supplies the isles with power.
Oscar was first seen in "Furia and the Guardians" #1.