Phoenix James is a 24-year-old government politician who enjoys basketball, shooting guns, and smoking weed. He could be described as quiet and diplomatic. One of his few flaws as a politician is that he is too thoughtful and caring. He tends to get attached and tries to make everyone happy. He is American who defines himself as straight. He started studying philosophy, politics and economics at college but never finished the course. . As he is known for being quite the unlucky guy, Phoenix ended up in Chernarus while on his way to a diplomatic meeting in Southern Russia. His plane experienced extreme turbulence and his plane went down in an open field in eastern Chernarus and Phoenix has been fending for himself ever since. Physically, Phoenix is in pretty good shape. He is tall with bronze skin, platinum hair and blue eyes. He grew up in an upper class neighborhood. He was raised by his mother, his father having left when he was young. Phoenix's best friend is a government politician called Leroy Ali. They get on well most of the time but unfortuanely he was on the plane that crashed and perished along the way. Phoenix and the pilot were the only survivors of the crash but the pilot died two days later due to blood loss. Phoenix, at first, was simply looking for a way home but now wishes to make Chernarus his own and bring piece to the land by establishing a government in the region.