Michael Jäger was born in Los Angeles to Jon and Mary Jäger, they lived poor lives, his father was the manager at a scrap metal plant nearby and his mother was a stay at home mom, Michael learned of work ethic early in his life and aspired to go to college and be more successful than his dad.
Michael had a thriving personal life, he had a girlfriend, Michelle. They loved each other, and took each others virginity.
He didn't necessarily have a bad relationship with his father, they loved each other and Jon devoted a lot of his time to him as a child, teaching him how to disassemble and reassemble a gun, cleaning a gun, Taking Michael to the shooting range, basic self defense techniques, etc. They had their ups and downs, but it was in general, a good father-son relationship. Little did Michael know, his father was involved in the Mafia, Jon had been taking out loans to pay for his families food and electricity, and when he couldn't pay that back... he died.
Michael got home to see his mom and his dad with 10 + bullet holes in them and an engraving on the wall that said "TJ"
He started panicking, but he knew what to do. He took his father's 9mm, two spare magazines, said one final goodbye and promised this wouldn't be over yet.
He started the only way he knew how, asking nicely, he had some friends he knew were involved in drugs and he just asked them, they didn't know anything, so he asked them if they had any other friends that were involved in gang/mafia type activities and they started him in the right direction.
within a week he had killed 4 drug dealers, the fourth of whom had answers for him. TJ was a known mafia hit man, who had exactly the information he needed, he could have stopped after killing TJ, but Michael wasn't finished yet. And so he started moving up the chain, slowly but surely killing one higher up after another, until before you knew it, an entire drug ring was taken out in LA, and Michael was the cause. After a few months of this Michael had almost run out of drug dealers to kill, only sparing his close friends.
he of course built up a reputation for being one of the most dangerous men in LA, this came with many new perks, he had a nickname: Rafael the 6th Archangel of Justice.
Michael liked this nickname, and went as far as putting a six of spades playing card over all his new kills.
one night, he was doing his usual interrogation routine, the victim said something interesting, turns out, the crime ring he has single handedly brought to the brink of extinction, is getting all their guns from a small soviet bloc country called Chernarus,
Michael knew what he had to do.
He took a passport, and a change of clothes, and he was on his way.
When he arrived he got back to work, sadly, he wasn't able to do as much as he wanted, because after only a few weeks the infection started.