The First was the first Elysian mechanoid created on Elysia by the Chozo. It was a worthy servant to the building of SkyTown, and so the Chozo granted the gift of self awareness to it. As the years went on, the First was no longer the only Elysian. He granted the rest self-awareness as well. This gift allowed the Elysians to create themselves, which they considered extending their families, apparently, as they called each other "descended" from older models, such as the First was their farthest descendent besides the Chozo. Newer Elysians also appeared to consider the First "crude" by their modern standards.