Archie and his mom have lived in England for as long as he could remember. They lived in an apartment for two and he was raised by her alone. When he started school, he decided to dedicate his career to sports and History, considering it was the only subjects he were good at. He tried to make friends but with his lack of confidence, he wasn't able to make any. Also, because most of the kids were scared of him, he didn't get the chance to talk with them and when he started secondary school, he found it pointless to make any and only aimed for studies.

Near the end of year 10, he got a scholarship in History. On that same day, he found out his mother died and became devastated. Because of the death of his mother, he decided that the next day, he would go to Camp Half-Blood.