The Old Man is resident of Anchorage, Alaska. He was one of the witnesses of Gipsy Danger's return to shore, following the Knifehead attack in 2020.[1]


During the early morning, hours after Gipsy Danger's battle with Knifehead, the Old Man and the Child are searching the beach with a metal detector.[1]

Their search leads them to a rusted toy robot buried in the snow. The Old Man tries to to reassure the Child that they'll continue searching when his metal detector picks the approaching Gipsy Danger. The Old Man is astonished by the sight of the damaged Jaeger and moves to evade it when it begins to crash.[1]

Once when the machine is motionless on the ground, the Old Man warns the child to stay back and approaches the Conn-Pod as a shellshocked Raleigh Becket emerges. He tries to ascertain whether or not Raleigh is hurt, and urges the child to run and get help when Raleigh collapses.[1]