Ryan Heller was a young boy who loved to play with fire and anything that went boom. Born & raised until the age of 12 in New Mexico, his family moved to Russia. He learned all about small bombs and other bombs from his father who then worked in a Russian factory for the army. Ryan was never one for taking orders or following the rules. His mother, an American woman, was a stay at home mom for James. It was always a pain, however as Ryan was always getting into trouble with the police, other folks in the town and even the wildlife. He has been arrested many times for arson, breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon, and armed robbery.
When he turned seventeen things took a turn for the worse. His father got fired from the military factory and they no longer had money coming in. His father became an alcoholic and grew more and more abusive each day. He was always spending the little income they had or earned on vodka, girls or anything that he desired while Ryan and his mother starved. On many occasions, Ryans’ father would beat he and his mother, which led to James developing a few mental conditions such as PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder. These mental conditions only in turn made him more dangerous as well as unpredictable.
One day, his dad, a man he once looked up to, pushed him over the edge. In what James believed to be self defense at the time, he grabbed a knife and stabbed him 45 times as his mother desperately tried to stop him. As she begged Ryan to stop and tried to pull him off of her husband, her son accidently stabbed her in the neck. She bled out in what seemed to be seconds. Realistically, Ryan doesn’t know how long he held onto her for. Her last words were “I know you didn’t mean it baby.. I still love you..”. When she died, something in James snapped. He grabbed his fire bombs and molotovs and began to burn down houses, starting with his own.
The police finally caught him after he burned 12 houses to the ground, killing 19 people in the process and crossfire. He was sent to prison island as they called it. In the months following, he became a feared prisoner. During his time on the high security island, he met and befriended a young girl that the other prisoners called Quiet. It suited her, considering she didn’t talk much. He also met a prison guard named Xander Meyers. He was friendly enough. The young man definitely wasn’t like the rest of the guards. At first he didn’t trust the two of them, as he usually doesn’t with most, but in time they grew on him.
After about 7 months or so after Ryan was locked away, an alarm began to sound throughout the entire island, ordering an evacuation.
He was determined to find an escape, and although it was not easy in the slightest, he did. Ryan Heller was free.