Daniel Lodge was born into a wealthy family in New York City. His father was a well respected psychiatrist and his mother was floor manager at a major hospital. Daniel childhood was uneventful and it is believed he lived a relatively sheltered life in a high class neighborhood. Daniel graduated highschool with honors, and went to a a local university to study Psychology. It was during his Junior year of classes his mother was found dead. A simple psychopath had been stalking her for weeks, and murdered her. The case was gruesome, and it was discovered his mother wasn't the first victim. Daniel's father couldn't explain to Jack what caused a man to do something like that. The two tried to pick the pieces of their life back up, but his fathers psyche was shattered. He was a shell of a man, and lost most of his clients. For Daniel's final thesis, he submitted a study of his father, and the man who killed his mother. Daniel had in his own way managed to figure out WHY they were the way they were. His paper claimed the human psyche was inherently weak and prone to outside influences. For his mothers killer, that influence was the simple presence of his mother, and the lack of parents growing up. For his father, the influence was of course the loss of his mother. Daniel's paper garnered academic attention, as the ramblings of a grieving son. Daniel continued his studies on the human mind outside of classes, and went on to publish two books on manipulating the weaknesses of the human psyche. These books caught the eye of Corporate recruiters and after looking into Daniels history, he was contacted and brought in to teach social engineering in infiltration classes. He was successful, and when the "Canary" project was searching for a handler, Daniel was decided as the perfect fit. Daniel studied Canary for months, and assisted in finalizing the shaping of his mind. Daniel and Canary underwent basic operator training together, to further establish their "bond". Now, Daniel and Canary have been sent to Chernarus to find out if this experiment was worth it. They came in on a Corporate supply ship and entered the country without the knowledge of any of the Corporate ground forces, to minimize risk of exposure.