Tom Warson Jr was born within the slums of Nyheim, his mother dying during birth, to a struggling father that relied on taking from others in order to survive, and often get into fights and conflicts with other individuals. Tom’s father both reinforced the ideas of only caring for yourself in this world in order to truly succeed and survive, taking from others when necessary, putting others down, etc. This knowledge was absorbed quickly and as Tom aged, his mental and view on the world became more self-centered and selfish. Tom clearly had trust issues, paranoia, etc.
One day, Tom’s father got into a fight with a few others on the street over food and water, resulting in his death, the old man unable to adequately defend himself with his failing health. This clearly saddened Tom, one of the only people he trusted in the world gone, his only family. Tom considered suicide, seeing no end goal in surviving in a world plagued by so much chaos and negativity, but couldn’t bring himself to do it, if he wasn’t going to live for himself, he’d live for his father. At this point in time, Tom found a new motivation to survive and began to strive for something greater.
Tom began partaking in fighting arenas to earn prizes, food, water, etc. in order to survive, partaking in that for a few years before finding “employment” in a fighting ring without actually participating in any more fights. Tom Warson eventually got kicked out of this position for disciplinary reasons, the man now set out to survive on the streets.