A citizen of Chernarus, Alexander had the rare ability to say he lived through the outbreak. From Day 0 to his death, Alex saw himself, a self-proclaimed intellectual, turn into a savage with brain. Instead of using nothing but brawn, he opted to use more of his head than anything - to outsmart the outbreak was his goal, and for a time it worked. In the wake of terror from a powerful clan, the Green Dragons, Croczechsky was pitted against intellectual equals, an event that almost meant certain death. To survive, he sought help from a ragtag group known as the Dragon Slayers, a group whose sole intention was to kill the Green Dragons. With them he earned his alias, "Beetle", partly because of his ability to survive almost anywhere and mostly because of his round physique. He passed away only weeks after being shot by an unknown assailant - just weeks after meeting up with the Dragon Slayers. His death was only fuel for the bunch.