Birdy Sikes was an elderly, bedridden woman who lived alone with her dog, Pepper. She was a participant in the Mobile Meals program, where volunteers brought hot meals to homebound residents.
Birdy first met Tyler Randall through the Mobile Meals program. Tyler was a metahuman with the ability to turn living things into ash, and used his powers to euthanize Birdy. Her remains were discovered by neighbor Annie Burton, who often walked Sikes' beloved dog, Pepper, and then checked on Mrs. Sikes. Authorities reported that even though Mrs. Sikes used oxygen, the nearby tank didn't explode.