Chen is ethnically ambiguous, having two Chernarussian parents of unknown background, but strangely he grew up in Los Angeles. He was actually born near Novigorad airport as his parents left for a better life in America. He returned to Cherarous as an adult to reconnect with his family prior to the event. After spending most of the early part of the outbreak in the far NE corner surviving on the wits his mild insanity provided him, he ventured out to find a reason to find a more stable existence. It was some time before his wife was able to find him. Having used a long standing DoD career to form a viable PMC after the fall, Chen's wife and the Dead Eye's found themselves under contract in Chenarous. Quite by chance they were able to reconnect, Tiger barely remembering his former life having been devoid of his medication for so long. As Chen became more stable and grounded, his leadership and fearlessness in battle demonstrated his rightful place at the head of the Dead Eyes PMC... at least until they could find their way home.