Troll grew up in Chechnya, Russia. Separated when he was 11 from his brother during an air raid bombing, he devoted his life to find his long lost brother. At the age of 20 he was recruited by a special division of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service where he hoped to use his resources to find his brother. While in the FIS, Troll developed advanced interrogation techniques, advanced weapons training, and expert guerrilla and urban combat techniques.
While investigating an underground mob syndicate, Troll discovered his long lost brother who was working as the leader of their henchmen. Since then they have worked side by side in a number of black ops mercenary missions under the Marauders call sign. Plague, familiar with Troll's expertise from past battles, offered to enhance him with nanotechnology making him stronger, faster and heal quicker than ever before. Always greedy for more power, Troll quickly accepted and enlisted in The Curse!.