Johann was always a smart kid growing up, although timid he always knew what to say in a situation. School wasn't a problem for him, his parents were confident that their son was top of the league. Getting a full ride to college he pursued Bio-engineering. He graduated top of his class in all academic fields, many thought he was a prodigy. Getting into his career field was no problem for Johann, his first position being a Senior Researcher at a small research facility in Berenzino. Johann's career was doing fine until the Chernarus situation started to happen. One day the government stormed into the research facility and took Johann and a couple other Sr. Scientists. They took them to a military owned bunker where they were told to help develop medicine for this disease. Johann and the other scientists stayed in this facility for months trying to develop a treatment to this disease, but no avail. A year went by and no progress has been made, Johann and his group had been shut out from the world, completely oblivious about what is unfolding outside. One day while Johann was researching with his peers they heard faint gunshots above them. They also noticed the soldiers one by one running towards the gunshots. Eventually the gunshots got louder and louder, then three men walked into the laboratory, they told Johann and the others to give the bandits all the possessions they had. After they threw Johann and the others against a wall. Pulling out their pistols they announced that they were going to kill the scientists. In a quick response Johann used one of his pencils and stabbed one of the perpetrators in the neck. He pried the firearm out of the man's hand, and put 3 shots into the other two men. They both collapsed on the ground, unconscious. The other scientists stared at Johann, analyzing the whole situation. Johann told the others to head with him up to the surface to look for help. Johann and his group head to the surface, coming to see what is left of civilization.