A man of many talents, James "Red" O'Connor, is not new to the world of violence. Growing up on the streets of Glasgow, James learned from his prostitute mother to get ahead through deception and cunning. His father a drunken carer sailor who died of scurvy soon after his birth, James never had a true father figure. Father O'Malley of the local church looked to help the family as they began to suffer in poverty. Unfortunately, James developed a worsening attitude with authority figures, causing him to leave his home and safety for weeks at a time by the age of 13. By peddling trinkets and scamming tourists, James built up an underground business that was successful in its infamous nature. His ruthless nature continually showed promise in his conniving art and eventually James met another older thief named Ramos. Learning an important lesson along the way, James gained trust in Ramos and they both prospered in their scams and tricks. However, Ramos, learning of where James kept his money, left one day and did not return, James, concerned over this mystery went back to his hiding spot to find his money gone and a police report against him. Fearing for the safety of both himself and his operation, James never truly trusted another associate he had from then on. After dropping out of school and running through a string of small and petty crimes charges James took up a position as a cook on a ship at the age of 26. This led James all around the world and it fueled his need for adventure, while also giving opportunity to make more money under the table. James began a smuggling business, bringing back expensive, illegal items in order to be sold back in the United Kingdom at a steep profit. His nickname of Red began after his gambling habit which often he would partake while in new places. He would often only choose red, thinking it was lucky to continue with only one style of bet. Through a chance discovery of the dark web, James was able to maintain a wealthy lifestyle despite only being a ship's cook. Unfortunately, while on a trip to northeast Japan, James' ship badly broke down and they decided to dock in Chernaraus, intending to take a few weeks to repair. This eventually lead the men to be stranded in a foreign land as zombies began to take over. James befriended his neighbor locals before the zombie infection and as a result he was able to take advantage of their resources as the infection began. As he heard of the spread of infection, James quickly and swiftly stole many of the valuables within his apartment building before running. James has always been ready for this type of apocalypse and this tragedy may lead to new opportunities for himself as the weak begin to die off. The success of James breeds on deception and trickery. If there is one thing to know about James- it is that he cannot be trusted.