David Dunn has become a vigilante that protects Philadelphia from criminals. A controversial figure, he is wanted by the police and his success depends on being an anonymous hero and always a step ahead of the law. Crumb, however, with his sinister personality has kidnapped four other teenagers to be sacrificed to the Beast. Because the authorities can not track him down, Dunn promises to find him first. As a result, both end up in a psychiatric research center, where they find themselves in the presence of Elijah Price, reduced the shadow of what was.