Ryan Edward Vargheim is the son of Anton IV and Deanna Vargheim. He is the oldest child of the couple and is also the first of the sixth generation of Vargheims. As the eldest child of the heir to the Vargheim leadership, he is therefore second in the line of succession to the Vargheim clan's patriarchy.
Anton Vargheim IV came home from work to find that his wife, Deanna, was falling into labour. Reacting immediately, he rushed Deanna to hospital, where she gave birth to a healthy boy. Anton suggested the name Ryan. Deanna happily agreed.
Anton and Deanna would constantly coo over their new child, playing with him, feeding him, changing him. Eventually, Ryan became a toddler. The change came as a bit of a welcome surprise to his parents.
When Ryan became a toddler, the celebrations were lengthy. The whole Vargheim clan was visiting to participate in the festivities, and so were some of Anton and Deanna's friends. Throughout Ryan's toddlerhood, Anton and Deanna both taught him the skills he would need in later life, such as walking, talking and potty training. He knocked over his first object in his toddlerhood: one of his building block towers.
Upon Ryan's ageing up into a child, he became extremely perceptive: he immediately understood the deep bonds between him and his friends at school, and he performed very well for his age.
It was also during his early childhood that Ryan experienced a funny sensation for the first time. He had no memory of it when he came to several hours later. It was his first werewolf transformation. Though he couldn't remember the details, he found it so thrilling that he now enjoys his transformations and is eager to learn how to willingly transform.