Paula and Derek Barnes were a troublesome couple. They were always getting in trouble somehow. It was mostly Derek, but Paula sometimes joined in. Paula stopped completely when she found out she was pregnant. Paula didn't want a child, but as soon as she gave birth to a baby girl, she fell in love with her. Ember was raised to be like her father in every possible way. She caused trouble all over the place. She would steal to feed her family, she would attack others when she felt like it, and she's do everything her parents told her so she could please them. Things became worse when Ember manifested as a Pyrokinetic. An uncontrollable one. She started burning buildings down on accident, including her house.
Her parents somehow managed to convince the Council to give her a second chance. Then a third. Then a fourth. After several more chances, the Council was forced to banish Ember. Ember didn't care. She could still do the same things. After a year of being banished, Ember found out that her parents were the ones who asked the Council to finally banish her. Ember was furious and wanted revenge. When her chance to get revenge finally came, Ember realized she couldn't do it. She could cause trouble and steal things, but she wasn't able to actually hurt someone close to her. Ember ran away in tears. She hid her ability, and rarely went somewhere public. At the age of 18, Ember started going to public places. She stopped causing trouble, and tried to help others instead. Ember still kept her head down and rarely let her ability show.