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Skip is the husband of Great Great Grandmother Pearson, and the step father of Great Grandpa Pearson.

He is an older British man who married that woman after her former husband, The Woodsman, went missing. He was very calm about the situation, but caught the scorn of The Woodsman, being the final straw ensuring the man's madness. He was last seen fleeing with his wife and step child.