Hydrogen was a pre-curse fiend who created the Talent Research Group to help his people improve their talents. He was able to take his minor talent of making dirty water clean into a magician caliber talent of controlling the elements. He went to war with Loudspeaker when Loudspeaker used his improved talent against the rest of the group. During the war Hydrogen was responsible for creating the Forbidden Regions. After the war, he hid the secret of improving talents, and no one has ever found it.