Sin-Eater (Marvel)(02 - Stanley Carter)
Real Name: Stanley Carter
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Heightened strength and endurance. Also uses a shotgun.
-- Becoming Sin Eater --
When Stanley Carter was an agent with S.H.I.E.L.D., he participated in a project created by SHIELD's R&D team, who were experimenting with PCP to study the effects of the drug increasing strength. However, the experiment led Carter to act violent and crazy, and he eventually resigned. SHIELD knew the drugs had dissipated from his body, but the damage to his mind had already been done.
After his resignation, Stanley Carter joined the NYPD. When his partner was killed in a shootout, Carter's damaged mind would convince him to become the Sin Eater to destroy criminals and those who would protect them.
-- Sin Eater's Victims --
His first victim was his lover and fellow police officer Captain Jean DeWolff. This would bring Spider-Man into the case because he considered Jean DeWolff a friend.
Sin Eater's second victim was Judge Horace Rosenthal, who had just released a group of thieves without bail at their arraignment. Before killing the judge, Carter almost killed the thieves' lawyer, Matt Murdock (Daredevil). This would bring the Daredevil into the hunt for the villain. As Sin Eater was leaving the area, he was challenged by Spider-Man. Sin Eater fired his shotgun at Spider-Man, who jumped to avoid it. This resulted in innocent bystanders being hit by the gunfire. Many were injured, and one man died.
Sin Eater's final victim would be a priest named Bernard Finn. Finn would be killed while talking to Carter in a confessional. Carter killed him because Finn was against the death penalty.
-- Sin Eater's Arrest --
The Daredevil and Spider-Man's search for the Sin Eater led them to the apartment of Stanley Carter, where they find the Sin Eater's costumes and a shotgun. They realize from the confession of Emil Gregg, a disturbed man who impersonated the Sin Eater at the Daily Bugle, that Carter's next target is J. Jonah Jameson (because of Jameson's hate of masked vigilantes). Jameson is out of town, however his wife Marla and Betty Leeds are at the Jameson home (Marla invited Betty over to stay while Jameson was gone). Spider-Man tries phoning them, but is too late, as Sin Eater is already there. Marla got away to call the police and Betty Leeds is able to defend herself long enough for Spider-Man to arrive and he beats Carter viciously. The Daredevil arrives and stops him from going too far.
Outrage erupted when the public learned Sin Eater was a police officer. Confidence in the police drops and protests began. Meanwhile, an agent from SHIELD confered with District Attorney Blake Tower and the police chief that Carter likely could not be held responsible for his murder spree because of the experiment he was exposed to. Blake Tower dismisses this because of the public relations crisis. However, Carter was eventually found not guilty by reason of mental illness and sent to a secure hospital for treatment.
-- The Return and Death --
Years later, Stanley Carter is released from the hospital, supposedly cured. The doctors believed they had "seperated" the Sin Eater personality from Stan Carter. However, he continuously hallucinates, seeing the Sin Eater and his victims. Eventually, the Sin Eater part of Carter's personality seems to win and Carter once again dons the costume of the killer and a shotgun. He heads to the city's main power station where Electro is threatening the city's power supply. While Spider-Man is battling Electro, Sin Eater takes a child hostage and has a brief standoff with police. He then pushes the child away, points his shotgun (which was unloaded) at police and was killed by the officers.
Was once a boyfriend of Captain Jean DeWolff.
First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #107
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Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992)
#19 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Psychic Consequence'
#275 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'The Choice And The Challenge!'#300
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
#107 Venom: Dark Origin (2008)
- 'The Death of Jean DeWolff - Part One: Original Sin'#108
- 'The Death of Jean DeWolff - Part Two: Sin of Pride'#109
- 'He Who Is Without Sin'#110
- 'The Death of Jean DeWolff - Conclusion: All My Sins Remembered'#128
- 'Spider Hunt'#134
- 'Venom, Dark Origin, Chapter 2'
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