Michael Engelschwert, a veteran of the Gulf War, bunked in a homeless shelter next to Sin-Eater copycat Emil Gregg. Gregg's late night ramblings drive Engelschwert to emulate Gregg's Sin-Eater delusions. He appears on the steps of a courthouse wielding a shotgun and kills several people, while injuring Anne Weying, the ex-wife of Venom. He breaks into a hospital in order to finish Weying off, only to find that Venom has set himself up as her protector. Despite his lack of super-powers, Engelschwert was able to consistently stay two steps ahead of Venom and the police as he continues his killing spree. He is finally stopped when another psychopath with a shotgun shoots him in the back. Realizing the wound is fatal, he sets off a bomb strapped to his chest.