Edward was awakened as a Specter in the 18th Century when the 108 Demon Stars were unsealed due to Hades imminent revival. The Earthly Flying Star and the Sylph Surplice sought the man out and transformed him into one of Hades’ 108 Specters. Edward made his way to Italy and joined his fellow Specters in the Forest Cathedral to await their lord’s awakening. When Hades had awakened in the boy Alone, his chosen vessel of this Holy War he called for an audience with all of the Specters. Edward attended alongside his fellow Specters and was shown a map of the stars and constellations projected in the ceiling of Hades’ throne room. Each constellation represented a a Saint and when that Saint died the constellation was blacked out on the projection. Griffon Minos was the ordered to take some of his subordinates and attack Athena’s Sanctuary. The attack was however unsuccessful ans both Minos and his Specters died, but they could still be revived by Hades’ power. Therefore several Saints had been tasked with creating a rosary that would bind the Specters’ souls and hinder them from reviving. Sylph Edward and five other Specters were then ordered to attack the pagoda in Jamir, kill the saints that had infiltrated the Underworld before and hinder the creation of the rosary.
Upon arrival, while passing through the Graveyard of Saint Cloths, the group was attacked by Virgo Asmita, who quickly defeated them and threw them into the abyss. However, using Hades’ powers they resurrected and returned to battle, facing Tenma, Yato and Yuzuriha, watched (but not helped) by Cat Sith Chesire, while Asmita retreated to Jamir Temple to meditate and expand his cosmos. During the battle they are killed over and over again, but each time they resurrected and went back to combat.
Finally Asmita, using his cosmo, purified the fruits of Mokugenji, assembled in a Rosary, which sealed the souls of the Specters, thus preventing them from resurrecting. Edward and Cheshire sensed the great cosmos of a Gold Saint inside the Jamir Temple. Edward jumped to attack, but is was too late. Using his technique “Tenbu Horin”, Asmita finally killed Edward and his group of Specters.
Cheshire survived the attack, and was astonished to see Edward’s dead body, something that he deemed impossible.