James Wilson was born in 1992 in California, United States into a middle class family. His parents, Mariah Wilson and Derek Wilson, were loving parents. James was always a fighter, before and after arriving in Chernarus. As a child, James would always seek out fights in school as it the only entertainment that he could find invigorating. After graduating high school in 2010, James joined the US army to continue fighting. James fought in the War in Afghanistan for five years until he was sent back to the US in 2015. After making new friends and losing many of them in the war, James left the US for a life of peace and solitude. This was because there was no-one left back home for James as his mother and father both died in a car crash while he was deployed in Afghanistan. James left for Chernarus in 2016 to live in a remote log house in the wilderness. After a year of living by himself with skills that he learned while in the army, James heard the blasting sound of bombs dropping of a nearby city. He went to visit the small town that he traded resources with monthly to learn what was happening, but upon arriving, the town was empty. When he finally found someone, he noticed that they were sick, infected with something but he couldn’t put his finger on it. Soon after, the infected charged at James with brute force. James swiftly dodged the infected and pushed it over onto a rock, seamlessly killing it. James knew that it was the end of the world when he saw more bombs go off in the distance, destroying a city. James quickly went back to his log cabin, gathered his most crucial equipment and left to explore the rest of Chernarus to find other survivors.