Solicits for November '08 include an Avengers: The Initiative Special #1 that has two features in it, one being Hardball's dealings with HYDRA coming to light, and the other, that I'm wondering about, being the reveal of the origin of Initiative member Trauma.
So, does anyone have any theories as to where he gets his power to psionically detect a person's fears, and physically change, via metamorphic ability, into them?
Is it a science experiment? Genetic tinkering? Cosmically-related? Magically empowered?
And, does it somehow relate to another fear-based phenomenon, or character in the Marvel Universe?
Speculate to your heart's content...