Matt Paxon, former soldier, turned real-estate agent, turned disassociated, aloof, survivor following the death of his son in the prior to the days of the outbreak. Matt would have been by all accounts an 'everyman' prior to the outbreak, but weren't we all. He was a mediocre soldier at best, but he served his time with honor and maintained reservist status since his discharge. He stumbled through life as a civilian for nearly two years after his son's death in 2015. His bitterness grew during that time, he casted a disdainful eye at everything he has lost, and sees the world as decidedly more grey. As tensions in Chernarus grew Matt saw his opportunity to prove to himself once and for all what his life was worth. Sink or Swim. With nothing left to live for, he begged to be re-activated and was shipped off to Chernarus with the NATO forces. When severe rioting began in Chernogrosk Matt was separated from his unit by a rioter and trampled. He managed to stay alive during the ensuing chaotic days by stripping everything that would signify him as NATO and bunkering down to survive. Matt's will to survive was strong, he will do anything to spite the world which took his only remaining salvation. While capable of incredible generosity and compassion to those who have earned his trust, Matt is a realist, and will not hesitate to protect the little slice of life he has clawed back in this incredibly tough world. Matt has managed to survive the days following the outbreak by being clever, covering his tracks and laying low. While he knows that gaining some friends would make this life easier, he finds it hard to trust new faces.