Paul Torgal was the captain of the Mongolian vessel, the Degasi, as well as the CEO of Torgal Corporation. He, alongside his son Bart Torgal and a hired mercenary named Marguerit Maida, were the lone survivors of the Degasi, after it crashed on Planet 4546B. During the months that followed, Paul had several arguments with Marguerit, regarding Marguerit's wishes to continue to delve deeper into the planet's ocean. Despite his protests, Paul and the others eventually ended up in the Jellyshroom Cave, and then the Deep Grand Reef. Here, they were attacked by a Reaper Leviathan, leaving Paul with no means of survival. Paul followed a light deeper, it is unknown whether he died because of lack of Oxygen or being attacked by fauna. The cinematic trailer seems to imply that he went downwards from the base and was ambushed by a Crabsquid, leading to his death.
Rather overprotective of his son, Bart, not trusting the mercenary Marguerit Maida. Extremely cautious of everything around him and rather stubborn. Still hoping to make a profit if he makes it off of the planet.
Despite being father and son, Bart does not appear close to his father, although Paul is overprotective of Bart and often tries to get his son to agree with his decisions. Although like Marguerit, Bart often disagreed with him and claimed that Paul stopped being in charge when the Degasi crashed.
Unlike Bart and Marguerit, Paul and Marguerit shared a very hostile relationship, with both of them arguing constantly. However, Paul knew that both he and Bart needed her to survive, and reluctantly allowed her to relocate to the Jellyshroom Cave. However, Paul did have breaking points with her, threatening to leave her behind if she interfered with his family again.
Relevant Data Downloads
Degasi Crew Manifest: Paul Torgal
Auxiliary Search & Rescue Mission: Paul Torgal
Paul Torgal's Log #1 - Marooned
Chief's log, five weeks since the crash. The only other survivors are my son, Bart, and Maida, the cut-price mercenary I commissioned for the journey.
Paul Torgal's Log #2 - Dilemma
You know what Maida told me today? She wants to build a habitat 500m below sea level, more than a kilometer north-east of here. And she needs Bart and I to do it. She's got it into her head that she can save us if she just acts recklessly enough. But I've hauled starwhals to Neptune. Plasteel to the Federation... this family operates nine different mining colonies across the Ariadne Arm. Maida thinks she's better suited to lead? Her contract still says otherwise.
Paul Torgal's Log #3 - The End
Came out of nowhere. An alien kraken, bigger than a Cyclops. Tore a hole clear through the reinforced hull. I barely got my breather in time. I told her. I said others would come.
- Paul's original name was Paal, in earlier development.
- Paul and Bart shared the surname Torgaljin before being shortened to Torgal.
- Paul's log states Bart is the only child ("Accompanied by his only child, Bart Torgal (19)[...]"), implying no other children/siblings whatsoever, but Bart's log states he is the only legitimate child ("The only legitimate child of Paul Torgal"), implying that Bart might have half-sibling(s).
- Paul's death is not seen in-game, nor has been stated by any developers. Though he is likely dead as he is the one who encountered the Crabsquid seen in the cinematic trailer.