James was born in Cork and was raised by his foster parents Mary and John. He had 2 foster brothers and 1 foster sister. He went to school in Cork City and was fairly smart. He was in school up until he was 18, at the age of 18 he joined the Irish Defense Force. He started his training in Kilworth Camp in Cork. After spending 3 years in the Army, he joined the Army Ranger Wing (Irish Special Forces). He did peace keeping missions in Africa and other secretive operations in Ireland.After his years of service he felt he had no purpose in life so he decided to join Legion Corporation and do operations with them.