Matthew is a Canadian man who moved to Chernarus at the age of 13 with his Father. Matthew spent most of his free time hunting with his father, where he learned how to fire a gun and live off of the land. When the outbreak started, Matthew and his Father fled into the woods, taking only their rifles and the clothes on their backs. They spent the next few weeks avoiding infected and bandits, while scavenging for supplies. One day, while they were searching the outskirts of Cherno, two bandits spotted them and took them hostage. Matthew's Father tried to fight them, but was shot by one of the bandits. He escaped while they were looting his Father's corpse, although he had lost all of his gear and his rifle, he couldn't just leave his Father rot away on the ground. Matthew ran back to where his Father's body lay, and picked him up. He brought his father to a field, where he gave him a proper burial. After that, he went back to Cherno, knowing that the bandits couldn't have gone far, and started looking for them. By now, it was getting dark, so Matthew knew he had to find the bandits quickly if he wanted to avenge his Father's death. Matthew wandered around for a bit, until he saw the two bandits robbing another man. One of the bandits went inside of a building on the side of the road, while the other stayed with their hostage. Matthew snuck behind the building that the first bandit had entered, and went through the back door. The back door led into a kitchen, where Mathew found a knife, which he promptly grabbed. Matthew started to creep through the building, until he heard someone walking on the second floor. Matthew made his way upstairs, and saw the first bandit leaning out a window, presumably to take a sniper position while the second bandit robbed the random person. Matthew crept up behind the first bandit, heart pounding in his chest, and plunged the knife he had grabbed from the kitchen into the bandits throat. The bandit made a horrible gurgling noise and fell to the ground, still twitching as Matthew pulled out the knife and grabbed the bandits rifle. Matthew positioned himself in the window the bandit was in and shot the other bandit in the chest, causing him to fall to the ground, blood pooling on to the pavement. Matthew made his way downstairs and out the front door, over to the man who was being robbed. He cut the man's bonds, freeing him and telling him to leave. As Matthew turned around to leave, he felt a blow to the back of his head, which caused him to fall to the ground. He looked back to see the man he saved running off with his gear and rifle. Matthew tried to get up but he was to dizzy from whatever the man had hit him with. About five minutes later, Matthew felt strong enough to get up, and as he did, he noticed a fair amount of infected moving towards him. Matthew picked himself up of the ground, and ran in the opposite direction. Matthew had lost all his gear, and his Father in the same day. But he was determined to go on. He wouldn't give up. To this day, he still remembers what those bandits did to him. It gives him the strength to keep going, knowing his Father would be proud of him. This is Matthew's story.