Dan Datton was born and raised in Liverpool England. He grew up in a care home and never knew his real family. As a boy he would often break out of the care home with the dream of surviving by himself in the forests and woods further North. He later joined the army at the age of 16, travelling to a few countries and fighting in a couple of wars but he never got the rush and adventure that he was looking for. At the age of 22 he left the army in search of a more exciting job. Being in the army there was not much else he could do that was more exciting so he decided to become a mercenary to see more of the world and fight in many different conflicts.