Henri was separated from his family around the age of 13, and left to live on the streets. Roaming groups of adolescents were known to plague the seedier parts of town at night, though many of them still had permanent homes to return to in the morning.
Henri quickly fell in with the wrong crowd and became a skilled pickpocket, praised by the others for his agility and way of talking himself out of most sticky situations. Unfortunately, living on the streets also meant avoiding dangers other than an empty stomach. In a particularly risky heist, Henri and a friend at the time made off with a new motorcycle. The two were apprehended, and Henri was able to escape but at the cost of his friend being taken away. Being suddenly thrown into reality and feeling extremely guilty over his friend, Henri decided to try and live life more honestly (for the most part). He would never see that friend again, but he used the motorcycle to help him move on from his city and find work and money for himself.