“Evolution of Circuitry”

Films: Ghost in the Machine (1993)

Alias: The Address Book Killer

Type: Mutant

Location: Civilized Area/Eldritch location

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: We'd be lying if we said that we haven't already delved into the horrific world of serial killers becoming raw energy to possess homes and wreck more havoc than they could as mortals. But now we bring one that brings the message with him. Seriously, that title will never not be awesomely frightening.

History: After evading capture for so long, the infamous serial killer Karl Hochman got taken out by a car accident. During an MRI scan, an electrical storm inexplicably put his soul into a computer. Now, he had access to all the tech around him. But instead of using this power for world domination, he continued his hobby of looking at address books and picking people to kill from them.

Notable Kills: Blows up a microwave in a person's face, burns another to death with a hand dryer, and electrocutes a mess he made with a dish washer.

Final Fate: Thanks to some quick thinking, Karl is defeated when a computer virus forces him into an atom smasher, which kills him upon activation.

Powers/Abilities: Can infect and possess any electronic device, and is non-corporal.

Weakness: Viruses, anything designed for destroying atoms.

Scariness Factor: 4.5-Karl is absolutely deranged, and his new powers practically make him a God among electric devices. While he mostly infected mundane devices, that scene where he hacks an entire virtual reality game was what cemented him as a true threat to any society that dares to use electricity.

Trivia: -The address book that Karl goes through at one point is literally filled with the names of various Hollywood producers. Something you're not telling us, Mr. Director?

-This film was also known as "Killer Machine", "Virus Mortal", and "Deadly Terror".


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Seems to be a trend. People die, but evil is forever.
If evil couldn't be contained in real life...
Do you see how much damage this guy was really capable of?
Just remember Karl. There's nothing after deletion.


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