They had to work their way up to villain. The chain of evolution goes as follows:
Normal person - Scientist - Millionaire Scientist - Evil Scientist - Whatever you might call Albert in that god form thing.
Is Wiel referring to the virus guy as Gramps because the virus guy IS his grandfather or is that just because of how old he is?
I am aware that the ragnarok was in fact destroyed at the end of mmz4. However, so was zero, and simce he's still alive, you can tell that this comic doesn't try to follow the mmz timeline so that it'll end up just like the game. The same thing goes on with serpent being alive in the future comic.