Living a relatively challenged life growing up without a father Charlie quickly filled this gap in his life with the friends he made growing up. These friends were not the healthiest for him physically and mentally but Charlie would do whatever it took in order to be apart of the group and their shenanigans growing up. The older he and his friends got the more outlandish and dangerous their schemes became usually being compared to con artists. The group then bought the ownership of a local bar in which Charlie was nominated to be the businesses janitor and all round handyman. Due to Charlie being paid below minimum wage he had to develop survival skills by scavenging for food in garbage and living in squalor in order to save money for rent and due to his role as a handyman for the bar he developed hunting skills to deal with the local rat problem. Charlies 'friends' who he desperately tries to impress in order to gain a larger role in the bar had cooked up a scheme which included them buying a bar in the Chernarus area to use as a front for an initial shell corporation that would then sell and smuggle various soda drinks to terrorist groups in countries in which there are trade embargoes which make this hard to do. The group not knowing exactly how to operate the business used it as an excuse to temporarily get rid of Charlie of which they had knocked out and sent in a shipping container to the area. As Charlie was regaining consciousness there was unknown commotion on the ship which led to it be capsized leaving Charlie washed ashore in the area and made to survive and figure out exactly is going on.