Former criminal and gang member looking to redeem himself and start or join a settlement in Chernarus, Ike Dunton has a strong sense of morality that he used to ignore given his profession. After seeing the state of the world after the apocalypse and the way people will do horrible things to survive or just to gain more resources Ike realized he had to do something to help humanity. With his new sense of purpose Ike decided the best thing he could do would be to find fellow survivors and form a town, a safe place free of zombies and bandits where humans can try to pick the pieces up and rebuild civilization. But first he has to crawl out of his basement. After all, he's exhausted all supplies and his friends never showed up. Ike was born to a Chernarussian father and mother however his mother immigrated to America with her parents as a baby as they sought their fortune in the land of opportunity. When she moved back to Chernarus with her parents as a young adult when the country was becoming more prosperous she met Ike's father who ended up abandoning them when Ike was an infant. Ike's mother sheltered him most of his childhood and early teens homeschooling him as she didn't trust Chernarus public schools and couldn't afford a private school. Because of her sheltering Ike developed an American accent much like her own. One day when Ike was 14 he noticed on odd piece of paper on his front door and realized it was an eviction notice, his mother couldn't pay the rent and her parents were out of money to send. Ike knew he had to do something so that night when his mother was sleeping Ike snuck out and looked for a way to make money on the streets of Berezino, his mother forbade him from leaving the house as she didn't trust the locals so made sure to be quiet while he closed the window behind him. After a couple hours wandering the streets of Berezino Ike noticed a shady deal going on near the fire station. A man was yelling at another in a thick Chernarussian accent asking him where his money was. Ike deduced that it was a loan shark dealing with an uncooperative customer. Upon sneaking closer to the scene Ike heard the customer tell the loan shark he wasn't going to pay and that's when Ike took the opportunity to pickpocket the customer's wallet, the loan shark noticed Ike but didn't say anything. Instead he simply said "That's fine if you don't pay, be on your way now." And the customer walked off. Ike handed the man the wallet and the man chuckled and said "good work kid. I think you're just the kind of helper I've been looking for." The man gave Ike a cut of the money and Ike slipped it into under his mother's door. Ike would go on to serve as the loanshark's helper and he would have Ike do other jobs for him. From pick pocketing to breaking and entering and when Ike got bigger he used him as a thug to make sure people paid or punish those who didn't. Ike knew he was doing the wrong thing but to him the ends justified the means, he needed to take care of his mother. When the outbreak started Ike's mother got very sick and he spent all of his time taking care of her. He turned their basement into a fortified bunker stocked with rations and took her down there but she ended up turning. He couldn't bring himself to kill his own mother even if she was now zombified so he locked her in the storage closet. After months of hearing his deceased mother banging on the door, the growling and moaning of the undead and gunshots coming from the town above one day things got a bit quieter. As Ike finished his last can of spaghetti he entered the combination to the lock on the cellar doors, said farewell to his mother and opened the doors for the first time in what felt like forever.