Ral Benem came to Earth in the latter half of the 30th Century from his native world of Mardru to apply for membership in the Legion of Super Heroes. His power to stimulate plant growth, acquired when he accidentally fell into a tank of hydroponic serum as a child, was pronounced inadequate and he was rejected. He also claims that he has the ability to communicate with plants, which he cannot. He is a founding member of the Legion of Substitute-Heroes. For the background I went over a photograph named Spirit Garden by Marc Adamus. Notice I've changed the regular tree on his chest for the Celtic Tree of Life. I thought it would be more meaningful and look much nicer than what I've seen. Now, for an animated show it would have to be simplified unless it's CG, no problem with details there. For reference and inspiration on this character I looked at the original version and many artists like Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos and Dusty Able.