Jackson Beverly had a complicated life being the middle brother of three in his family in Cleveland Ohio. Initially Jackson worked to join the US army to help pay for his degree at university, but his tour was cut short by a landmine nearly killing him. Jackson's leg was saved but he was discharged from the military as a result of the therapy he needed thereafter and was forced to work a dead end office job. At the beginning of the apocalypse Jackson and his family were caught in a raid that resulted in the death of many. Jackson was captured during said raid, as a hostage Jackson ended up having his head hit with a baseball bat by one of the captors. Jackson woke up later unaware of where, or who he was. Jackson had completely forgotten everything and everyone that had been in his life. Even his own name escaped him, all he knew was that there were dangerous creatures of some kind and dangerous people lurking everywhere. Determined to figure out who he was and what happened to him Jackson set off in hopes of learning his own past and what had happened to him before he woke up with a nasty scar on the back of his head.