Edward Finch is the only child of Christine Finch, a former prostitute who frequented the Las Vegas strip in hopes of finding wealthy clients. His father could be any one of hundreds of men that Christine offered her services to during the early 1990's. She was an attractive young lady with a bad cocaine addiction, which eventually led to her premature death when Edward or "Finch" as he prefers to be called was about 6 years old. He spent the next few years bouncing around different foster homes and care facilities until he wound up in a mental institution during his late teen years for a number of issues. It was during his time in this particular institution that Finch discovered his potential for manipulation and deceit. After several years of being evaluated and tested by many different doctors, Finch's mental problems were still completely undiagnosed. However during this time he had managed to completely convince himself that there was in-fact nothing wrong with him, and that he was actually far more intelligent and would you believe it, qualified, to be evaluating people's mental health than the certified professionals. Once Finch was 24 years old he had convinced everyone that he was fine and he was allowed to leave to pursue a normal life in the outside world. The doctors agreed that the issues likely stemmed from childhood trauma and had since been resolved. This is around the time when Finch decided to pursue a "career", of sorts, in providing therapy and aid to those struggling with mental health issues.