Clay had an incident he had in the past with Apollo. The case is known as EO-4 Incident, otherwise known as Alex Armando's crimes. Yes, Alex Armando the father of Diego...and Clay Armando. A notable detective, known for his undying love to search for the truth. Alex is on the case of the series of assassinations. The victim always looks scared, but this is due to their immense fear, when they looked at the assassin..Apollo(with his hair down). His lifeless eye, looking down at the victim, as the victim blurts out every truth and then kills them. When Alex got close to him, he realizes he was targeting his wife and son. He doesn't want to sacrifice his family again due to his negligence for the 2nd time(Diego's comma). However it's too late, on December 31 2015, Clay who was in Observatory with his mother caught in Apollo's bombing of the observatory. Apollo plans to kills both of them, as a punishment for almost being caught by Alex so that Alex would be depressed due to losing another family member and then killed himself(since just making his son comma, is already depressed him because he is poor.) Clay and his mother was injured with Clay's leg broken, his mother quickly hides him and Apollo notices the tension due to her secret of hiding Clay. Found her and quickly subjugates her. Clay watches helplessly as His mother even said her last words to him...."It's already January 1st..happy b'day..". Thankfully, Clay survives and Apollo was caught just in time.
Apollo was put on a trial with Mia Fey as his defense attorney...Mia knows about Apollo's crime, at first she knew this is a fat chance for her to win, but as long as she can achieve the truth from Apollo. She'll be able to wish to find the truth, her partner by then is Kristoph Gavin, a rookie defense lawyer who admired Mia Fey's capability. She puts on a relentless cross-examination, however all evidence points to Apollo. Especially with Clay's testimony regarding his appearance in the observatory. "He...he killed mom! He also bombed the observatory!" "I know it! I never forget WHAT i have seen!" "I even see his SCARY EYES!, THAT'S HIM!" "YOU should've known that to Ms. Mia..." Mia knows about Diego being Clay's brother, she know how Clay must have suffered so much, she also had an ESP with the victim of Apollo's past case..she knows it, but she just wished Apollo to have suffered less punishment due to him being a child. As the verdict going to be hand down...Kristoph arrived with an evidence, and his evidence put Clay on suspicion. Mia was very surprise Kristoph's finding, that Alex was called to testify. Clay testified back over and over, that the evidences must've been faked. However Kristoph's points the evidence is not faked, and a silly theory by Clay. However his father arrived, and testified that he killed his wife, and Kristoph brought up another evidence that maybe is something that Alex's put on the crime scene to implicate Clay as a murderer. Clay told him it's all a fake, however Alex points out HE HATES him, because of him, she(Clay's mother) left him, he told Clay that he is not his true father, and he is just a half-sibling to Diego. Of course all of this just a lie to show a motive.
Eventually Alex was caught, and Apollo declared not guilty. Apollo was later adopted by family who introduced him his trademark hair. Mia eventually finds out that Kristoph fakes some of the evidence, fired him. Not before him spooking her off, that she'll eventually dead if you keep trying to discover the truth. He told how EVERYONE should worship Defense Attorney due to their capability of even bringing an innocent witness to justice. And Clay...he broke down, he was adopted by his aunt. Due to his eidetic memory, he'll never forget what just happen. He keeps dreaming of that nightmare and always mourning of his mother. He regularly visits his comatose brother..and always found Mia by his side. He always kicked her out due to her action, he hates her so much. Clay eventually met Apollo JUSTICE, that had been reformed. At first they were best friend, since everyone else in the class mocks Clay as being a crybaby who never lets go of his mother and only him told him that. Once there's a group of bullies who tried bullying Clay, however Apollo protects, and when he stroke the bullies back. Clay grasps a similar situation of Apollo back then..one of the bullies throws a bucket of water wetting him, and Apollo shows his past nature again, Clay trembles in fear and confusion as Apollo beats up the bullies and spook them off. Clay realizes about Apollo's dream of being a defense attorney, and how he wants to repay the kindness of them able to found him not guilty, and he wished to be able to defend everyone else and himself, and finally brought the truth to the court. Clay eventually comes to the conclusion, how Apollo just wished to defend himself, and never wished to find the truth, Clay develops full anger and revenge against him. He put up an act as Apollo's Best friend, and devise a plan to bring Apollo down and all of the defense attorney. He told Redd White about Mia's investigation of him, and told him it's easier to silence her. He wants to revenge against Kristoph but he doesn't found any hole to crack him, so he left him be.
When Diego awakened, he felt happy. However he quickly goes dejected again once Diego was just thinking about Mia Fey, he told him she is dead, and that girl who poisoned him is also sentenced. He told him to forget her since she is dead already. Diego isn't however, and proceed to test Phoenix. Clay surprised and angered by his action, he told about their parent's death, and how Diego never cared for their death or him. Diego, just stay silent and walked past him. Clay eventually cut off his ties with him, he overheard about his finding about Maya's attempted murder. Clay wanted to told Phoenix about it, but just thinking about entering that b*tch's office, despise him. Besides he cuts off ties with him.
However Godot was caught, and eventually sentenced to death, Clay visited told him how stupid and crazy he is. Diego come back at him, saying he is never sane anyway, by the time of his comma till now, he is always insane and told him how he is happy that he finally will die and stays with Mia.
Clay flabbergasted at his words, crying everyday. he eventually tried to revenge Phoenix, by instigate Kristoph to disbarring him, and he himself records Kristoph's action as a blackmail. Eventually he found about Phantom's incident, Simon's subsequent conviction, he ACTUALLY witness the whole incident, but knowing how he hates the law, he stay silent and decided to blackmail Phantom. Eventually bringing the dark age of law, he knows this is the time to find out everything about that case. ALL TO BRING APOLLO TO JUSTICE. So he fakes his death with Phantom's help, and eventually reborn into someone else, and when the times come, he traps Apollo into a committing a crime, and forcefully extract the truth that broke his psyche(Black Psyche-lock DAMAGED violently).