He hasn't been with his parents since he was a little kid, and his current family consists of his father's friend Tom and Tom's teenage daughter Patricia, all three of them living under the same roof. Alex trains daily at Tom's gym, and Tom being a military veteran and a renowned refiner of fighting moves often visits military bases as well as maintaining his own gym. Alex entered the third World Warrior tournament because its sponsor, Gill, had seriously injured his best friend and mentor/father figure Tom, even though Tom had told him Gill had won fairly. Tom allowed him to go, letting him make his own decision. Alex won every match and then faced Gill. Although he defeated Gill, Alex did not have a chance to kill him, and he went home, to find Tom fully recovered.