Born in Berezino of Eastern Chernarus to American parents, Hudson developed a unique relationship with the outdoors and nature at a very young age. His childhood days were spent climbing the mountains and swimming in the streams that surrounded his parent's cabin. Hudson's father was an experienced outdoorsman and taught him many things about survival and hunting. Not believing in the modern education system, Jim's parents chose home schooling over public education.
Though Hudson excelled in his studies and earned his high school diploma, he never had the social interactions that usual teenagers do. By the age of eighteen Hudson could maintain weapons, hunt for food, and gut a deer in record time, but had never been to the movies with friends or gone on a date with a pretty girl. What he lacked in social skills he made up for in self sufficiency and discipline.
Hudson is a seasoned army veteran and skilled outdoorsman. He has experience with many different firearms and combat tactics. Hudson can build campfires, clean animal carcasses, and use the nature around him to his advantage. He is a leader and works well with a team.
Hudson is a bit of an anti-social and does not trust other people easily. His post-duty depression that began after retiring from the military has dulled some of his skills, and turned him into a minor alcoholic. He also has a strong desire to be a hero as Hudson struggles with self-gratification.
Hudson's wardrobe consists of old military fatigues as he hasn't quite yet gotten over retiring from the force. He wears an army camo Ushanka hat on his head. A worn pair of binoculars hangs around his neck. An undershirt and his old military jacket that still has his last name embroidered on the chest are coupled with dirty beige cargo pants. His black waterproof combat boots, though stained, offer good comfort and heat.