Ken Jackson was a mechanic at a string factory. One day while trying to remove a strange object that gotten stuck in the gears of one of the machines he fell into the machine. When he finally got himself out he discovered his body was now made of string. He also discovered he could control the string to allow himself to stretch great distances and to form his body into different things. Not being the most creative person Ken decided to take the hero name of Far due to hi ability to stretch really far if he wanted to. As Far, Ken now keeps crime tied up in knots.