Grandpa is a character that only appears at the very beginning of Samus and Joey. The grandfather of Joey Apronika, he works to maintain a windmill on Liberty and may have been Joey's caretaker after the death of his father and departure of his mother. Like with the other villagers on Liberty (except for Joey), Grandpa is not skilled in combat. Joey wishes to become strong so he can protect his Grandpa. The Space Pirates and Samus Aran intervenes. As she is leaving, Joey desires to accompany her. Grandpa is against this idea, but Joey goes along with her and later becomes her trusted partner.