Larry Laffer (aka Short Man) appears to be an older Larry Laffer from an earlier age (or earlier games).
He is how Larry would look if 20 years passed (or even closer to the present; 26 years had passed since the original version of LSL1) and had returned to Lost Wages to find true love.
Larry has been wearing polyester for almost 50 years. He is a software salesman, that came to Lost Wages to find true love. He spent his life being shot down for women for wearing polyester but he doesn't care. He once used several items (carried by young Larry) to win the heart of a beautiful woman (Eve), and he got points for finding them (young Larry doesn't collect points for finding).
Behind the ScenesEdit
Note: Polyester was invented in 1941, but it wasn't until the 1950s that it was mass produced and used in products (and 1960's when it became the cheapest material). For Larry to have been wearing it for 50 years, he would have had to have started wearing it roughly between 1963 to 2013 (note the original Sierra's Larry's penchant for time paradoxes), fifty years before 1987 would be before polyester was invented (and well before its mainstream use).
He is voiced by Jan Rabson who voices younger Larry in most of the game series.
The "Shortman" was a description originaly used for the character Bert in the LSL1VGA files.