Re: Who were the choices for "actually it's one of them"
Probably Robert April dies in the fourth issue of the comics and his son Harrison (serving as an agent in Starfleet) comes to know about his father being alive all these years and how he was helping an endangered race achieve freedom. Harrison holds Starfleet responsible for his fatherís death.
too much backstory. No way.
I just covered it in a few sentences. They did more with Spock's flashback in ST09.
You cannot go against nature
Because when you do
Go against nature
It's part of nature too