James Tigre was born and raised in Houston, TX, United State of America! James was an outcast during his childhood. Growing up, he was beaten by his stepfather for just existing. His stepfather was a severe alcoholic. One day, after stepdad had finished beating his mother and baby sister, even raped them both, he came home from a concert, he witnessed what was left of his baby sister and his mother, just shells of themselves. He didn't see any energy or sparks in their eyes. They weren't dead but they weren't there either. Stricken with grief, he went to his stepfather's gun locker and took out a Colt 1911 .45acp semi-automatic pistol. He approached his stepfather as he was passed out drunk and killed him. When police arrived, he was covered by the Sheriff and it was documented as "Self Defense" but James knew in his heart he murdered a man. Even if he was a scumbag. His mother and sister were sent to a Mental Health institution for Psychological Trauma in Austin, TX. Every Sunday after church, he would visit them and talk to them and even read to them. He blames himself for what happened to them. He felt that he should have not had sneak out of the house and gone to the concert. He could have protected them. He's been looking for redemption ever since.
James dropped out of high school. Instead he got his GED at 17. He went to the military recruiters and ended up joining the Marine Corp. He only served for 4 years in the Marines and left the military as a Corporal. Living in Texas, he used the benefits of the state to pay for college. He went to San Jacinto Community College to get his associates in Criminal Justice. Wishing to peruse a higher education, he went to University. After graduating, he joined the police department in order to get experience. He was initially hoping to get into the FBI but also applied to CIA. He ended up being recruited into the CIA but his open sensitivity to foreign cultures.
James made his way to the country from a carrier in the Mediterranean. He flew into the country but the pilots flying them suddenly became ill and they made a crash landing. James survived and had to make a run for it from curious infected. He is now on the hunt seeking out the source of the infection.