FBI agent Donna Kiel was called in by the LAPD to investigate the savage murders of several people in the city with what appear to be claws. These events also happened to coincide with Daken's arrival in L.A. She immediately suspects him to be the killer but lacks sufficient evidence to implicate him. She approaches him outside the home of his lover and drug dealer, Marcus Roston, displaying a keen intellect and straight forward attitude.He manages to escape from her and promises to answer her questions if she can find him. Later, she confronts him again in the back of an armored truck as he attempts to make off with millions in cash. She's become convinced that he is responsible for the murders she's investigating, and demands to know what motivated him to do so. Daken reveals that he has become addicted to the drug Heat and is unsure if he committed these crimes or not because it causes him to black out for several hours. He then renders her unconscious and flees from the scene again.Sometime later, Daken requests Agent Kiel meet with him at a local church where he denies that he is the so called "Claws Killer" and offers to help her find the real culprit by using his underworld contacts. Having become obsessed with catching the murderer, She accepts his offer. Together they attend a Hollywood party and examine one of the crime scenes in search of answers only to find themselves being confronted by Moon Knight. While Daken battles the vigilante, Donna is confronted by a Daken doppelganger who claims to be the real claws killer that she's been pursuing. He then mocks her about details of her personal life while she chases him out of the building where Daken and Moon Knight are fighting. Unfortunately, Donna mistakes the real Daken for the imposter and shoots him in the head. After realizing her mistake, she and Moon Knight work together to determine the true identity of the doppelganger while the real Daken recovers in the hospital. Donna discovers that all of the Claw Killer’s victims have the Heat drug in their systems and goes back to Marcus Roston's mansion to question him it. Meanwhile, Moon Knight discovers that Marcus is in fact the Claw Killer and immediately calls Donna to warn her, but she ignores his calls. When she finally confronts Marcus, he attacks her and forces her to take Heat. Under the drug’s influence, and at the behest of Marcus, Donna gives up Daken's location to the authorities and persuades Moon Knight to abandon his hunt for him. Daken narrowly escapes the police raid on his headquarters and after which Donna tracks him to Catalina Island where he and Marcus are fighting. However, Daken once again manages to evade capture. Later, he calls Donna and tells her that he needs her help. She angrily rejects his offer and hangs up the phone, still under Marcus' influence.
With her addiction to Heat getting worse, Donna begins to grow tired of living with it and goes to the top of the LAPD administration building to commit suicide but is confronted by Daken before she can go through with it. Telling him she wants to die, Daken expresses how he feels a connection with her and that she can overcome the addiction to Heat, just as he did. The two manage to finally defeat Roston with the help of the Runaways following a lengthy battle in the streets of L.A.Later, Daken asks her to meet him at a diner where after attempting to make jokes is stopped by a distressed Donna who tries to force him to admit why they are meeting, much to his reluctance. Being impatient, she states to him that they are meeting up to find out of they are going to fall in love; next calling him a coward, and a scared little boy for not saying so. Daken is angered to the point of grabbing Donna and popping out his claws, at which she tells him she's not part of the super hero, mutant, or clone club; and that can't hide himself from her. They share a long passionate kiss, before Donna stops the embrace and tells him that he's a murderer, cop killer, and a monster. Daken admits that he is a psychopath and has no qualms about about murder and sleeps well at night. Donna angrily accuses him of not being capable of feeling love, and just because they were both tortured by Roston and shared an addiction doesn't mean they should be together. When she questions how she could ever fall in love with a man like him, Daken replies that she is the same as him. She denies being like him because she has never killed anyone. At that point, Daken insists that Donna comes with him, so he can help her. He takes her to an underground basement where, to Donna's surprise, he reveals three human traffickers that he has kidnapped and tortured. Daken then tells her that she rationalizes her own psychotic tendencies by catching other psychopaths, gives her a gun and attempts to convince her to kill the traffickers, thus freeing herself of her inner anguish. Donna admits to Daken that this is true; however, she also decides that while she may feel nothing for other people, she's not a monster either and turns on Daken, attempting to shoot him. He responds by cutting off her hand, and demands to know why she betrayed him. She tells him that the world would be better off without him, and when he offers to change for her she simply tells him "No you won't", leaving him dejected and the two part ways for good.
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