Kira Kovar was born in Ontario, Canada when her mother was fairly young. Her father has always remained a mystery to her. Her mother, Michelle, had returned to Ontario from studying abroad as a college student in Norway when she found out she was pregnant. While her mother did have contact with the family of Arnost Kovar, she never contacted them to notify them or Arnost of her pregnancy. She was concerned they would reject her and her child as part of their family since they were not native Chernarussians. She did make several attempts to locate Arnost, but his time traveling between different countries made it hard to keep track of him to inform him. Kira was mostly raised by her grandparents while her mother worked to support their family and was not able to spend much time with Kira. Like any child with a lack of attention, Kira acted out and got into trouble many times at school and at home. She always felt part of her life was missing and finally her mother explained to her about her father. Kira was instantly determined to find her father and make her presence known to him. When she became old enough, her and her mother decided to fly to Chernarus so Kira could meet her family and hopefully locate her father. However, as soon as they got to Chernarus the infection happened. They stayed at one of the many UN camps and hoped for safety with NATO and UN forces. As the infection spread, laws mattered less as supplies dwindled. Soon, the lawless were running the country. Eventually the camp was over ran by raiders and infected. Michelle succumbed to the infection, leaving Kira on her own in search.