During their assignment on planet Aether, Task Force Herakles split up into two groups, and Crany was part of the one tasked with repairing their ship. During a meal, Angseth shared a "story" with her comrades about the Bounty Hunter Samus Aran’s then-recent defeat of the Space Pirates on Zebes. Crany offended Angseth by scoffing at her account, skeptical that a lone Bounty Hunter was capable of blowing up an entire Pirate base, and compared Samus to Bigfoot or Santa Claus. When the Ing attacked Task Force Herakles, Crany was instantly killed by a Dark Splinter attacking him from behind.
PFC I. Crany
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Last night at chow, Angseth starts talking about some bounty hunter and how she blew up a planet full of Space Pirates. I told her I didn't believe in fairy tales like that, and she took it personal. I just find it hard to believe that one person took out an entire Space Pirate base, that's all. But if she wants to believe in this Samus, or Bigfoot, or Santa Claus, she can.
- It is stated in the Logbook entry states that Samus "blew up" a planet full of Space Pirates. If he is referring to Zebes, then this claim would not make sense because the planet itself was not destroyed until after Echoes, in Super Metroid. In fact, Samus only succeeded in destroying the Pirate base on Zebes during her Zero Mission. Whether this remark is alluding to a different planet is unknown.
- At the same time, it is said of the Space Pirate Kihunters in the Super Metroid instruction manual that they "helped rebuild Zebes."  Thus, "Zebes" might not be understood as a whole, especially since PFC I. Crany goes on to say "an entire Space Pirate base." Simply put, Crany may just be referring to the Pirate base when s/he says Samus blew up the entire planet.
- Crany's name was S. Brogna in the beta. This is likely a reference to Chip Sbrogna, a design contractor for Echoes.
|GFMC Task Force Herakles|
|Officers|| CAPT A.C. Exeter • CDR K. Starling • 1LT W. Smythe • LCDR T. Huxley|
GSGT C. Benet • SGT E. Monz • LCPL R. Vonda • LCPL J. Brode
|Privates|| PFC X. Dominguez • PFC P. Wills • PFC O. Grippe • PFC G. Haley • PFC L. Brouda|
|Specialists||SPC D. Senge • SPC B. Reevs • SPC F. Triplette • SPC M. Angseth|
|Episode of Aether||Klaus Schneider • Miguel Luis Garcia • Lily Thran • Jeff McCloud|