Garrod Ran was born shortly after the 7th Space War that devastated the world. Orphaned at a young age, with his father killed during the Space War and his mother killed in a raid by bandits, Garrod spent the better part of his life working as a thief for hire and black market arms dealer.
When he was 15, he was hired on a job that wound up changing his life. A company called the Alternative Company got attacked by a gang of Vultures, who managed to steal a very valuable asset. Alternative recruited Garrod on a mission to steal back the asset.
The asset, as Garrod found out, turned out to be a young girl named Tiffa Adill, who was revealed to have psionic abilities. Garrod ended up turning on his employers and fleeing with Tiffa, leading to a chain reaction of events that placed Garrod in the cockpit of a powerful mobile suit from the old war called Gundam X.
After using the Gundam X to destroy the Alternative Company, Garrod, along with Tiffa, wound up joining the Vulture gang, led by Jamil Neate, in order to protect Tiffa from other forces seeking to exploit her abilities…