Prior to the events that trigger the Kaiju War, Herc was a Royal Australian Air Force pilot. At some point he met a woman named Angela and married her. August 14, 2003, Angela gave birth to their son, Chuck.
September 2, 2014, Sydney was attacked by Scissure. On duty, Herc used a Bell Kiowa to enter the city. With only enough time to reach one person, Herc headed for Chuck’s school and escaped the city before the second nuclear missile strike occurs. Afterward, Stacker Pentecost told him the Kaiju had killed his wife.
Herc Hansen had sacrificed everything for this boy, and Chuck would always hate him for it.