Last we found Red he was being trained by a monk who insisted that he kept his identity a secret.
"OK, good, now try punch combo 1-2-3 but with elbow combo #3" Red followed suit. "Good. That's really go-- Wait, something's wrong." the Ghost hesitated "What is it?" Red quired. "It's here..." the Ghost whispered, "Over there, there's an opponent that I cannot face. But I... I can't..." Red turned, only to see a monk zombified.
"Whoa! Look at this guy! He looks as if he's been decaying for a long while!" The Zombie stepped forth, and took a fighting stance. "What the? Heh, you're not match for this guy!" Red turned and saw that the Ghost was gone!
When Red turned back, the Zombie attacked! Rotting fists were flying all over the place and Red was blocking them, and throwing punches whenever he saw the chance to. Except one such punch got stuck within the torso of the Zombie.
The Zombie hesitated for a moment and then used the now-stuck Red as a punching bag, pummeling him until his arm came loose!
"Grr. This guy is something else! OK I've gotta get this before I'm done for!" Red took a stance, "OK! I'm ready for you!" As the Zombie attacked, Red fought back using elbow strikes with his counters. (1) The Zombie took heavy damage at the elbow strikes and even staggered backwards. His corpse broken, but still wanting to fight. "Heh heh, I'm not done yet!" Red chased the Zombie with blinding speed! (2) The Zombie was unable to fight back, his limbs battered and barely hanging on. Red finished him off with a Time Magic Spell, "Time has come...crash down on the wicked! Dwarf Star Burst!" (3) The Spell caused an accumulation of silvery-white energy to gather within the Zombie and the energy turned into a dark brown and then into a near black and then exploded with the same silvery-white energy! "Ha! That'll teach you!"
Then in middle of the smoke, Red saw something stir. "What the?! That can't be!" It was the Ghost, "Oh, it's you! Where have you been?" Red sighed a sigh of relief. Then he saw the Zombie standing behind him. "Look out! Behind you!" The Ghost calmly raised his hand to quiet Red. "It's ok." He said "You did it. I couldn't do it, because that was part of the curse. If I faced myself, even to save others from it, my spirit would vanish and he'd... I'd go on a killing spree." Red had a puzzled look on his face. "Heh, it's a bit much to take in, but let me show you."
"What the!? You're the same person?!" Red shouted. "Yeah, it was a battle a long time ago with a powerful Necromancer. He separated my soul from my body and made my body fight my friends. I don't even know if they survived. So I stayed nearby to see if any fool would come into this swamp, and if they did, I'd teach them how to fight me." "Fool? Gee, thanks >_>" "Ha ha ha, You're a quick learner, You've got some future ahead of you, I can see it! Do me one last favor, If you see anyone who has this coin, can you tell them about what happened to me?" Red obtained the Strange Coin! "Errr... Sure, but now what is going to happen to you?" As Red looked up, the Ghost and the Zombie were gone. "I... Oh... Well, then... Thank you." As Red continued into the Swamp, he realized something...