Vic "Kruel" Krueller betrayed his boss, the Kingpin, by skimming profits from the crime lord's enterprises. Attempting to escape the Kingpin's thugs, Kruel crashed his car into a diner, setting it ablaze. The henchmen beat Kruel and left him for dead, drugging witnesses to the attack. Years later, Kruel returned to New York to have his revenge on the Kingpin and those who did not help him in the diner. Kruel killed Glorianna O'Breen and attacked several of the other witnesses, including Foggy Nelson. Daredevil intervened with Kruel's vendetta, and during their fight Kruel accidentally fell to his death from a fire watchtower at Marcus Farvey Memorial Park.