Abandoned at birth by her mother, Tyler is assigned to a Foster Home in South Central Los Angeles. Until she is reunited with her birth mother, Rachel Mueller, she is unaware of her Zankli gifts and powers. As a child in the Price Foster Home, she is constantly under attack by foster brother Lonnie Johnson, who destroys many of her personal items, toys, and pets. At twelve, her life is turned upside down in a rags-to-riches scenario. Her life comes together when she meets her Zankli Chosen, Andre Dunn.