Chen Wu was born to Chang and Huan Wu in 1979. His father, Chang Wu, had been an honorable man in the city of K'un Lun. In the early 1970's, Chang was honored to be the man who had kept the Americans from invading their city. Chang was a Samouri and had a lot of power in the city. When his son, Chen, was born, he was meant to be Chang's successor.
Where Chen was born, honor is everything. Later in life when Chang discovered his son had possessed the mutant gene, everything had changed.
Before the mutant gene began to show, Chen Wu was just like all of the children in his village. He ran and played around with the other children of the city and got into trouble in all sorts of ways. When the mutant gene had been shown, all of that had changed.