Gideon is the younger brother of Jakob who together run the weapon shop in the Junk Heap. He was innocent and bratty as a child having been spoiled but dearly loved his mother and brother. Their mother willing abandoned them, having grown tired of the responsibility of raising children and sought to run off with a lover and start over. However the Junk Heap’s security system killed her and her lover before they made it out.
While searching the Junk Heap Gideon would have been crushed by a collapse caused by a robot called P-33 had Jakob not pushed him out of the way and been killed instead. Having grown dependant on his brother after their mother’s death Gideon broke down. While trying to free his brother from the debris he accidentally ripped Jakob’s arm off, an event that caused him great trauma to the point where he inflicted injuries to his own arm and eventually required an artificial left arm.
The event created an intense hatred for robots that bordered on insanity as he strived to create ever more powerful weapons and even after a shade was revealed to have controlled the robot he refused to accept that shades were at all responsible.
It is later revealed that the collapse was caused by Gideon’s loud yelling and not P-33 and it’s shade friend Kalil who expressed sorrow and had thought the boys were kind.