49 years ago - Garryn Bek is born.
32 years ago - 17-year-old Garryn first becomes a professional pilot.
27 years ago - 22-year-old Garryn gets his own ship & becomes a smuggler.
22 years ago - 27-year-old Garryn is caught smuggling and thrown in the Starlog.
19 years ago - 30-year-old Garryn escapes the Starlog with Vril Dox, luckily the only escapee that could fly their stolen transport ship, and joins L.E.G.I.O.N.
15 years ago - 34-year-old Garryn returns to his home planet & disrupts the drug trade.
9 years ago - 40-year-old Garryn marries & retires.
1 year ago - 48-year-old Garryn dies when his planet is taken by Lady Styx's forces.
L.E.G.I.O.N. was a very large team with a lot of history, and there were quite a few characters that we didn't include because they were unoriginal or too obscure.
Garryn would, on first glimpse, appear to be a character we could have easily left behind. He doesn't have any powers. He's just a pilot and conman, a generic sci-fi background character in a team of superheroes.
but the fact is, it's exactly that normalcy that makes him an interesting inclusion in L.E.G.I.O.N. He provides a humanizing element in the team, serving as their pilot and underworld contact. We've deliberately included his retirement back onto his home planet to illustrate Vril's movement away from having partners and into his creation of an android army, but he remains a key part of L.E.G.I.O.N.'s sucess until the time of his death at the hands of Lady Styx's forces.