The youngest and last surviving of seven brothers, Hahan’s predilection towards scholarship began early in his life, his intellect and studiousness setting him apart from his family as his father and brothers all excelled at sport and gladiatorial games. Eager to earn respect from those around him that he lacked at home, Hahan the prodigy rose quickly in academia, showing particular fascination for Barsoomian history. His unique and oft times radical interpretation of Chronicle texts, along with an arrogant demeanour, earned him a reputation as an outsider, a status reinforced upon the deaths of his father and brothers in the increasingly violent gladiatorial games. His singular focus in recent chronicling has involved these games and what he believes to be their perversion by modern Barsoomian culture.