Rooker became obsessed with the Darkman's strength and enlisted Thorne's aide to capture him to extract his adrenal gland fluids to make a super-steroid. Rooker used this to make four of his henchmen super-strong so as to murder District Attorney Mitchell. Nonetheless Darkman escaped and defeated all of the crime lord's superpowered thugs. In the meantime, Angela had found out about her husband's affair with Dr. Thorne. Thorne wanted Rooker to leave his wife; instead, Rooker killed her in an effort to placate Angela. This had the exact opposite effect; Angela attempted to flee the city with Jenny.
Rooker took the super-steroid himself and captured his wife and daughter and took them to an abandoned warehouse where he engaged Darkman in single combat while Nico kept Angela and Jenny at gunpoint. Darkman defeated Nico, freeing the women (although Jenny was badly hurt in the process), and after a long and brutal fistfight Rooker was killed falling into a garbage-masher which ground him up.