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Randall Spilker was a member of the Post-Flares Coalition (PFC). When Katie McVoy introduced the virus she had discovered in containment, VC321xb47 (later known as the Flare) and suggested it as a means of population control to the council, Spilker and Ladena Lichliter tried to convince the other members of the madness of such an act. However Chancellor John Michael approved it and the virus was tested on the population, creating the Cranks.
Randall eventually contracted the Flare. When Thomas went for a walk one night with a couple of guards as an escort, Randall, who was completely past the Gone, attacked them. He killed the guards and went for Thomas. Thomas managed to fend him off with a fallen guard's Launcher; once the man was temporarily incapacitated, Thomas smashed his head in with the butt end of the Launcher, ending his life.