James Chungus grew up Zone 18 AKA New York, He had been born during world war III to a wealthy family. When he was 21, he was forcefully transferred away from his family to Zone 1 in central Europe. There he continued his studies, although he struggled a lot because of the language difference, he ended up getting through it and finishing his school studies. After he finished school, James was sort of bored with his life, he wanted to make a change or be different, do stuff no one else wanted to do. It was at this time in his life, he became extremely rebellious and tried to spice up things up. James tried to sneak out of the bastion multiple times and sometimes successfully did so but in the end, was always captured by the pathfinders and brought back to his zone.
James Chungus was a nobody in regards to the gangs in the slums and the Bastion, he lived his life peacefully and didnt want to get involved with that stuff because he figured the ISF or gang rivals would be the death of him, whether he gets beat to death or shot to death. James wasnt very much of a people person anyways, he was very quiet and to himself. If he had to choose he would always rather be by himself than with a group of people. Every time James left the bastion or attempted to, he went alone because he wouldn't have to worry about looking out for another people or getting separated, he could move at his own pace and do what he wants without having someone question him