He later on appears in Chapter 52 where he attacks Atsushi Nakajima and Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Using his ability and the assistance of Alexander Pushkin, they manage to infect both Akutagawa and Atsushi with the virus.
In Chapter 53, both Atsushi Nakajima and Ryunosuke Akutagawa manage to overpower Goncharov leading to his defeat. Pinned to the ground, Goncharov starts to laugh. He reveals that his master "removed the part of his brain that feels unhappiness." He then says that Fyodor was never in the hideout area and that they were tricked.