"You just gotta be strong, show them you mean business then you get to do whatever you wanna do."
- – Trace
"Attend, students. This is a classic archetype in action. The strongman, or "bully," as the humans call it. Essentially a coward whose only skill is convincing others to do what he's afraid to do himself."
In 2262, Trace was a criminal kingpin attempting to fill the vacuum in Babylon 5's underworld left after N'Grath was taken down. Annoyed with the local security, Trace plans on murdering the stations' Chief of Security, Zack Allan, despite the objections of his cronies. Before he can implement this plan, however, he and his gang run across a young Minbari Ranger in training, Tannier. Trace decided a dead Ranger would get his message across loud and clear. His gang beat Tannier almost to death. The plan backfired, however, when the Rangers implemented the Mora'dum: after clearing out his gang, the Rangers forced Trace to fight Tannier one-on-one (with the Minbari still badly injured from his beating). Trace objected, but when given no alternative, fought and lost to Tannier. He was subsequently taken into custody by station security.