Brian Dougheny is an American who immigrated to Russia to see his distant relatives right before the outbreak. After 2 weeks surviving with his family, Brian will one day come home from a looting trip to find most of his family brutally murdered by zeds- or humans. The single member missing is his sister, Joanna, who visited alongside her brother to connect with their family. Brian sets out as a timid, emotional, and weak man, but as the days pass, he becomes accustomed to the cruel reality he must face without his family. This slowly deteriorates his weak personality, and turns him into a careless man that is motivated by a single factor: the possibility of finding his sister. Survival slowly became a way of life, not a mindset he pushed himself to accustom to. He could never leave Chernarus without the closure of his sister's fate.