On October 19, 1985, Ralph, a locksmith from Gordian Knot Lock Company, is installing a new lock at Dan Dreiberg's home (it was broken the previous week by Rorschach). When he finished, Dan and Laurie Juspeczyk went to visit Hollis Mason. Ralph told him that they will be walking through dangerous alleys and that they should rather call a cab from the Promethean, which is owned by his brother Milo. The next morning, however, Rorschach breaks it again to warn Dan that Dr. Manhattan left Earth.
On November 2, Ralph was seen crossing the intersection to visit Milo at the Promethean. He complained to Milo that he should leave work early one time for a beer. That moment he saw police approaching Joey as she was beating Aline. Ralph was one of the three million killed soon after by the Alien Monster.