- Real Name: Daniel Ketch
- Aliases: Dan, Dannyboy
- Identity: Unrevealed
- Occupation: Unemployed
- Citizenship: U.S.A.
- Place of Birth: Unrevealed
- Known Relatives: Johnny Blaze (brother), Barbara Ketch (sister, deceased), Naomi Kale (mother, deceased), Francis Ketch (adopted mother), Jennifer Kale (cousin), Noble Kyle (ancestor, deceased), Pastor Kale (ancestor, deceased)
- Education: High school graduate
- Height: 5’10″
- Weight: 180 lbs.
- Eyes: Green
- Hair: Brown
- Powers: Unrevealed
- Abilities: Unrevealed
- Weapons: Unrevealed
- First Appearance: Ghost Rider Vol. 2 No. 1, 1990
Ghost Rider: Addict
Danny Ketch has falling far since we last saw him, he’s in a completely bad shape, getting drunk, getting into bar fights, no self-esteem, tried to set himself on fire. All this because he was separated from his spirit of vengeance Noble Kyle two years pryer. It was even his own decision to begin with, he was at a paranormal consultancy-technomatic solutions sorcerer named Mary LeBow in Brooklyn NY. She was able to do an exorcised on Ketch and permanently separate Kyle from himself. It is still unknown to where Kyle might have disappear to afterwards.
While being a reck, he’s being watch from one side by Shoba Mirza and from the other by Mister Eleven who at the time was working for Zadkiel. Mirza came to Ketch to warn him that the other spirits of vengeance were being eliminated one by one and that she needed his help to find out by who and why. Ketch wasn’t listening and couldn’t do much without his own spirit of vengeance being gone also. While Mister Eleven, was telling him lies about how Heaven needed his help to save the other spirit of vengeance from their own powers. The power of the spirit is too overwhelming for any human and if their not carefull, they loose themselves in the spirit and become self-destructive, burns away the mind, dissolves the soul. Only thing left is vengeance and rage, waiting to die.
Danny Ketch was an addict, he wanted the spirit of vengeance back, he wanted the power back. Zadkiel was using this to his advantage by giving him small doses of power lasting a minute or two, which left Ketch always wanting more afterwards and do whatever he would ask for it. Zadkiel sent him to find the other spirits of vengeance all over he world and absorb their power, even if they might die in the process. Being a junky, Ketch did not care and sold his soul to Zadkiel.
Last Stand of the Spirits of Vengeance
After gathering almost every spirit of vengeance power, Danny Ketch is in Africa somewhere along the congo river for the final battle with Johnny Blaze, Molek, Bai Gu Jing, Baron Skullfire and Marinette BWA Chech. His brought with him Black Hosts has backup against the small army City of Skulls has. After a long battle, Ketch absorbs Blaze power and flies off to heaven to give it back to Zadkiel, still believing that his doing a good thing. After a moment passes, Ketch is seen falling from the sky in the nude followed by bolts of fire. Once in Heaven, Zadkiel used Ketch has a gun and aimed him towards the pearly gates and blasted it open. Ketch tried to escape and those bolts of fire that followed him were spirit of vengeance that he was able to bring back down to earth. One bolt fell on Johnny Blaze giving him his power back and another one fell on Kowalski turning him into the new Vengeance rider, it’s still unknown where the other bolts of fire have fallen on earth.
- Primary Sources
- Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch No. 1-5, (December 2008 – April 2009), Simon Spurrier
- Ghost Rider No. 30-32, (February 2009 – April 2009), Jason Aaron