Boyd Brooks is a local of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. One night, he noticed a meteorite fall nearby and went to investigate the crash site. Finding a capsule inside, Boyd loaded it onto his truck and brought it back to his garage in his salvage yard. He then sought to sell it by posting a listing online but subsequently became the first to be infected by the Chimera parasite. With the outbreak underway three days after finding the capsule, Boyd made his way to the Sierra County Hospital. As he enters the building and asks for help, he is shown to have red spikes growing out of his body. He was then recognized by Dr. Ellen Mackintosh but before she and her staff could help him, his eyes turned red. It is assumed that he then succumbed to the infection and started attacking everyone nearby. Over the course of seven days, Dr. Mackintosh was able to obtain blood samples from him and sought to create a cure for the virus.