Immanuel Cerny was born to a Chernarussian Jew and career military man. His childhood was otherwise unremarkable, being inducted maternally to the Jewish faith. Immanuel was inducted into the post-Soviet Miroslavl punk scene in his early to late teenage-hood and donned fake leather and patches. Other then a few youthful mishaps, Cerny did relatively well in high-school and was recommended to study abroad. Cerny studied a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at the Moscow State University and became particularly interested in social psychology. Sometime after, Cerny returned to Chernarus during the 2007-08 Great Recession and joined the military relatively late. With a University education, Cerny did well in the University and was placed in a command position within the 415th “Skála” Supply Battalion. Prior to the September 2009 beginning of the Chernarussian Civil War, Cerny transferred from the 415th to the 66th “Chernobog” Mechanized Battalion, dissatisfied with the stationary nature of logistical work. Within the battalion, Cerny faced some of the worst conflicts within the Civil War and while distinguishing himself in that "baptism of fire", he still carries the consequential emotional baggage to this day.
In 2011, Cerny met and married Dr. Sonia Straus, an Ashkenazi Jew. Sonia was a tenured professor at the Novigrad University and taught architecture, planning, and construction. During this time, Cerny found work as a psychologist and became the psychologist of several military men and was involved with several high-ranking members of the military. Cerny's service in the Civil War offered vast insight and understanding. Due to the high-stress, high workload nature of both their professions, Cerny and Sonia decided not to have children until later into their life.
By 2016, Cerny was a relatively wealthy and successful man. Military service made his social standing quite high, and the combined wages of his wife and himself ensured there were no economic hardships. Cerny, however, was and still is, quite industrious and conscientious. The stable lifestyle did not appeal to him and he always felt the need to propel himself further into something unknown. To him, it wasn't about the end goal but it was more about the adventure to get there. Thus, by mid-2016, Cerny resigned from his position as a psychologist in the prestigious clinic he was working at and became a small-time psychologist for the main Novigrad police station and thus became involved with state security apparatus. The perception of criminals offered by the officers at that particular station, specifically OREL units, ultimately swayed Cerny to the more statist bias he has nowadays.
Upon the beginning of the Infection on July 10th, 2017 - Cerny found his role diminished and was placed into practical labour and was involved with the creation of the security barrier around Miroslavl. Cerny continued his role as a labourer and offered community counselling in his free-time. At some point in 2019, Cerny was contacted by an old client and was offered a role within the 31st NBCP and took the role. Prior to his shipping out to South Zagoria in June, Sonia fell pregnant. Regardless, Cerny shipped out and became involved with the ground troops. His extensive psychological background was of obviously no use to the people who put him there and he was placed instead in logistics. Cerny currently operates outside of the conscript apparatus and is considered an insider within the NBC core.