The deformed Ghoul was one of the few mutants to retain their powers after the "M-Day" reality warp. Loathing his own nature, the Ghoul unleashed his rage on defenseless, depowered mutants, killing many. He placed a sign reading "Not Enough Died" next to each victim and took a picture of the corpse. Convinced that Alternative newspaper reporter Sally Floyd was a "pure" superior being like himself, the Ghoul taped a package containing his anti-mutant tirade and copies of eight of his victims' pictures to Floyd's door a week after the killings began. The Ghoul fixated on having her acknowledge the "public service" he was performing her column, despite her initial refusal to do so. Meanwhile, the Ghoul impaled formerly invulnerable teenage mutant LaTonya Jefferson. He called Floyd from the apartment of missing mutant Violet Sanchez and demanded she print his story, throwing Sanchez's body onto Floyd's moving car when no story appeared, thus forcing Floyd to break the story. To celebrate, the Ghoul sent Floyd flowers and a picture of 13 Morlocks he'd killed days earlier. When Floyd wrote about the earlier death of her own mutant daughter, the Ghoul angrily attacked Floyd while she was interviewing the X-Men'sArchangel (Warren Worthington III). Evading the X-Men's trap, the Ghoul teleported Floyd to a nearby church's bell tower and angrily berated her for "lying" about her purity, not recognizing that this belief was just his fantasy. The Ghoul tried to scare Floyd by bragging about his victim's last moments, but Floyd let herself fall out a window without giving him that satisfaction. The Ghoul angrily watched Archangel catch Floyd before X-Men leader Cyclops blasted the Ghoul, causing him to explode.