Manotaur was a member of the Fraternity of Torment, and was present when Team Venture took over Spider-Skull Island. After retiring from villainy and taking a job with the MTA, he was killed by Phantom Limb as a result of false identification by The Monarch. After meeting and being caught seducing Dr. Girlfriend (then Phantom Limb's girlfriend) at a costume ball, The Monarch falsely identified himself to Phantom Limb as "The Mighty Manotaur" in order to avoid his eventual wrath, earning the unwitting Manotaur a permanent and undeserved place on Limb's "shit list".
"I'm retired from that crap"
Seconds before his murder