In one of the forums (can’t recall where) someone mentioned his limp and wondered if it came from fighting in the Orge wars. I don’t remember when his limp started in FTL (if at all because I can’t remember seeing it), but after recently reading the classic story of Rumplestiltskin, it seems he hurt his own leg when his name was found out. I wonder if we’ll see this element played out in the show.
From the story:
“Perhaps your name is Rumpelstiltskin?”
“The devil has told you that! The devil has told you that,” cried the little man, and in his anger he plunged his right foot so deep into the earth that his whole leg went in, and then in rage he pulled at his left leg so hard with both hands that he tore himself in two.