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Otto was a taxi driver back in Melbourne, Australia, before the world went crazy. He would spend his nights driving through the city, deeply lonely despite being surrounded by millions of people. He would dream of leaving the city to explore the world, and eventually he saved up enough for a holiday, unfortunately for Otto he chose to go to Turkey in 2017.
As the country fell into anarchy and then total desolation, Otto struggled to survive in a foreign country without any friends or even knowing how to speak the language. He was unable to get on a plane back to his home due to the strict quarantine. As violent groups formed, he was repeatedly robbed and beaten, chased from place to place. This made Otto more and more paranoid and distrustful of others, avoiding people whenever possible and just barely making it on his own.
After some time Otto made it to the Chernarus border, walking into the country with nothing to his name, no family or friends, having seen the cruelty that people are capable of. However, he never became cruel himself, still preferring to help someone than hurt them. He no longer had any desire to return home, as from all reports the infection had spread to every country, so he just travelled trying to find a safer, more stable place to settle down and start to rebuild.