Growing up in the underground in the late 2030s, Benjamin saw pain and suffering all around him. He became hardened and steadfast in his ways, when he set his mind to a goal, it was his mission to see it through. From a young age this inspired him more to forge his own path to fight the death around him. After the birth of his brother Colin these ideals were set in stone as he need to care for his younger brother. Colin suffered from being mute and thus could only communicate by means of physical expression. Due to their strong bond Ben always seems to understand what Colin means with even the slightest shift in body language. Their love of medicine only drew them closer together. Shadowing anyone medical knowledge within their community, they became skilled in the ways of medicine and surgery. In 2057, after the death of his parents, Benjamin and his brother followed the rumors of a city where things may return to what their parents always talked about. They spent much of the 2060s learning from locals to further their understanding of the human body and its needs.