Growing up in the shadow of his white collar parents, Tony never knew hardship or a day with out at the very least 4 figures in his bank account. His family worshiped money, taking the phrase "money makes the world go round" to a whole new level. At the age of 18, Tony's father sent him to enlist in the army in typical rich dad fashion to make up for his lack of parenting skills. Coming back for his years of service, he finds that his parents were arrested on trumped up drug charges made by a competitor of theirs. When Tony found out, he was angry and disappointed that they gave up so easily. Now that Tony was on his own, he tried and failed several times to make his own business and live up to the image of his parents. And that was when the infection started in Chernarus. When he saw the news he thought to himself "What a perfect opprotunity!" A country loaded with guns and thousands of pathetic and desperate survivors who needed them. He knows that this won't be profitable, so he flew to Chernarus for the experience as an arms dealer. Surely it will blow over and no one will know of his past as the son of "devilish drug runners". Not even his own name will be known. No one even knows that even his name, Tony LaVey isn't real. It's merely a play on words, Tony (as in Tony Stark, being an arms dealer in the first Iron Man fillm) and LaVey (after Anton LaVey, the founder of contemporary Satanism in the United States, after what his parents were called after their arrests).