Danny Ketch is a male comic superhero who features in Marvel Comics.
Spirit of Corruption
Whilst tending to a shop, he was met with an astral projection from Johnny Blaze who was now the King of Hell after deposing Mephisto. He asked for Danny to travel to a village in Nicaragua that was home to a former Spirit of Vengeance named Alejandra Jones. She was being targeted by Carnage who wanted to harvest her spine as she had been a former host of a Symbiote. Reluctantly, Ketch agreed and found Alejandra in a battle fight Carnage with Danny intervening to save her. Despite his efforts, he was overpowered and Alejandra was killed with Carnage consuming her spine thus partially inheriting her powers. Ketch was nearly killed until the soul of Alejandra possessed one of the villagers who encouraged the other people of the village to help the Ghost Rider in the fight thus forcing Carnage to flee as he had acquired his goal. Danny then told Alejandra he was sorry for not saving her but she had no regrets as long as the village was saved with her soul going to join the other Spirits of Vengeance. (Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance v1 #1)
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
Upon being the host of the Spirit of Corruption, the entity provided Ketch a vastly different set of abilities that he struggled to control and contain. Unlike the Spirit of Vengeance, this new spirit was desperate to get out in order to feed on corruption. It manifested a rotting carapace over its host and created a sword for its host to wield in battle. The Spirit of Corruption was able to repair injuries to its host body with any wounds simply healing instantly. In contrast, cuts from the sword were known to burn its enemies. (Ghost Rider v9 #5)
- The Danny Ketch Ghost Rider was created by Howard Mackie and Javier Saltares where he made his first appearance in Ghost Rider v3 #1 (May, 1990).
In other media
- In Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Danny Ketch appeared in the 2011 live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Fergus Riordan. Danny was shown as a child who was the daughter of Nadya Ketch who made a deal with the Devil where she bartered her soul in exchange for having a son.
- In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Danny Ketch appeared as an alternate skin for Ghost Rider in the video game.
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- Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch v1:
- Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance v1:
- Ghost Rider v9: