Strife was born sometime during the Chaos War. He was the second one born with his two brothers, and was born with a rare hereditary condition where he has an elephant's trunk and tusks. The trunk doesn't even have nostrils, but it was on the face below the trunk. He was raised in a poor family that was trying to help provide for their family by fighting the wars. Strife wasn't the nicest brother of the group, because he magically tortures people who make fun of his trunk. When his parents were destroyed by Alicorn gods, Strife and his brothers decided to take their places in the war. When they grew up, they signed up for the Chaos War, and Tyranny didn't seem too interested at first, but when he discovered that the brothers were obnoxious and liked using their magic for personel entertainment, they were deemed perfect for the job, and they fought alongside the many commando Draconequui during the late years of the Chaos War. Mischief became a Major General, Malfiescence became a first class Private, and Strife became a Corporal.
Strife was a strategist, and used his magic in the most clever ways possible. He even liked to do magical pranks on his soldiers, which didn't bother them since they always liked chaos. He and his brothers were made a team after several minor successes in battle, and for about 2 more years, they have been among the best. But their decisions were changed when they were called into a meeting by Draconequui politician Chancellor Diplomacy, one of Discord's many ancestors, who claims that chaos and war doesn't seem to be giving them the chance to get a land of their own as Tyranny had promised. Instead, it has been leading to destruction, and it is screwing up their entire world. Due to all the wars and the suffering, most of their population is depleting by the minute, and if they didn't think positively soon, they would be wiped out for good. So Chancellor Diplomacy decided that the Chaos War would be coming to an end immediately. So he and his brothers seemed to agree with this, and Strife had briefly been in denial until he thought about his parents. So when Tyranny was defeated, he and the brothers reformed, and swore to use their magic for happiness and laughter. Strife didn't seem too bad, but he sometimes tended to do pranks that may look hurtful, but they still laughed at it...most of the time.