Dan is an American immigrant who came to Russia (Chernarus) when he was just 6 years old. Dan was brought over during the Cold War. Seeing him as a spy, the Russian Government decided to capture and hold him for the time being. Dan spent his childhood and most of his adulthood in a prison on a island just off the coast of Chernarus. During his time in prison, Dan made the most of it. He learned to go up to a week without food, not showering for months at a time, and surviving the constant brutality of the officers. Even at such a young age Dan grew up in prison, he knew no other life. Fast forward to age 25, there is word of a disease outbreak. Dan takes this as an opportunity to escape and finally live a true life. A prison riot breaks out and he manages to escape nearly unscaved with just a set of clothes and a rod of steel. Around this time Dan is roughly 25 years of age. Throughout the outbreak Dan learns to scavenge the cities and avoid contact with anyone as much as possible. As Dan got more and more familiar with his environment he intends to build a permanent housing. With Dans experience in prison he uses that to his advantage, being able to survivor with little food, being nearly completely adapted to the cold, and being able to make quick split decisions on life or death. Roughly a year and a half into the outbreak Dan is not only surviving, but striving. He is exceptionally talented in his agility and athleticism. Now into current time, Dan is a hardened survivor. He’s starting to form relationships with fellow survivors he find along his travels, and he plans to do whatever it takes to come out on top and survive.