At a very young age Charles was orphaned when a drunk driver drove his family off the road into a river, while he was strapped into the back seat the front of the car a good Samaritan stopped while the car was slowly sinking into the river broke the window and rescued the young Charles. His father who was driving died due to faulty air bag deployment, his mother wasn't unable to unstrap herself and drowned.
Through his childhood he was bounced around through various orphanages and foster homes. After turning 18 due to federal funding and scholarships he earned since he worked very hard in school he pursued learning about Nuclear Bio-Hazardous Chemicals, and how to clean up and dispose of messes the world made. He started to travel to Russia with an American team helping clean up some small waste leaks. Eventually the team was hired to travel to South Zagoria and work on at some Nuclear Plants in the northern part of the country.
Not long after that, the world died.