General Staedert was an army general assigned to investigate the unexplained formation of a new planet in 2263. Both he and President Lindberg deemed the planet a threat and Lindberg ordered Staedert to destroy it. Father Vito Cornelius however told Lindberg that shooting the evil planet would only make it stronger. The President agreed and ordered General Staedert to stand down, but Staedert refused and opened fire on the planet. In response, the planet grew gigantic and moved towards Staedert's ship. Staedert bled a blackish liquid from his forehead and died as a fiery skull burst forth from the planet and engulfed the spaceship.