Not much is known about Faisal's early life. He and his brother we both placed in the foster care system at an early age. Upon turning 18, Faisal became Ryad's legal guardian. On October 8, 1985 Faisal was murdered by an unknown assailant in an abandoned house in El Principe Alfonso. Law enforcement found Ryad injured next to Faisal's body, requiring urgent medical attention. With no witness, no murder weapon, and no clear motive, the local authorities treated Faisal’s death as an inconclusive case of street violence.
After that night, Ryad was determined to unravel the events that lead to the loss of his brother. When he turned 19, he finally passed the mandatory qualifications and entered the Cuerpo Nacional de Policía. To further hone his skills on the field, he became a member of the GEO. Ryad became obsessed with investigating his brother's case and continues to do so to this day. Despite this, it has resulted in a serious case of insomnia. It has also caused Ryad to become ill-equipped to cope with letting a target go free. This is due to the fact Ryad internalized the belief that he lost everything when he failed to follow the man who killed his brother.