Ryder was born on the USS Enterprise E, soon to be sent to Earth with his parents. 20 years later, he graduated top of his class at the academy. A few years later, he was one of the few to survive the destruction of the USS Spector, while most of his family died. Those that did headed to the closest planet, but their scanners were all screwed up, so they ended up at different planets. It occured to Ryder once he arrived at Space dock 26. He then made it his life mission to reunite is family no matter the risks. Nothing could stop him now!