Demir was born at an air force base in Turkey when his American father was stationed there. While still a babe they relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After a tragic swamp boat accident, Demir lost both his parents. From then on he hopped around various foster homes, progressively becoming more and more of a problem. By the age of 16 Demir had begun to operate as a petty thief under the alias of Horace. He would strip parts off of cars and sell them to shady local mechanics. One night Demir was attempting to lift the battery out of car on the side of the road when he was clubbed from behind by the owner. This head trauma seemed to change Demir, with him becoming impulsive and delirious. Demir began to work bigger and bigger jobs, but his erratic behavior led his crew to dislike him. Feeling unsatisfied in the States, Demir wanted to go to Turkey and attempt to live life there. Once rumor made its way across the Black Sea, Demir recklessly decided to use this apocalyptic outbreak as an opportunity to amass wealth. If he could gather as much money as possible, when the outbreak ends he will be on top.