Soul Crusher is one of Spawn more recent villains .
A mysterious scarred figure of some wealth and power. The Soul Crusher was seen in a large library, stocked with ancient books, which he seemed to be transcribing in multiple languages.
After he sent SHade to offer the business arrangement with Mr. Matian he was disheartened to learn that Maitlin declined. He then decided that perhaps he'd need to pay Maitlin a visit personally, and selected one of several gas masks to wear.
Upon visiting Mr. Maitlin's home, the Soul Crusher gassed Maitlin's son to death.
He later on goes on to hunt down Cyan Fitzgerald who is now a teenager and later gets into a fight with Spawn himself. He states he is doing good but Spawn dosen't believe him. Soul Crusher is eventually defeated and escapes. Soul Crusher also made a cameo in 297.