LYNCH

Real Name: Unrevealed; last name presumably Lynch

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Turk Barrett, Duke, Grotto;
formerly Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Vanessa Fisk, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Quin

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Daredevil I#170 (May, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Lynch is a well-connected criminal capable of coordinating complex plans over more than one continent. He worked primarily for the Kingpin. Lynch was seen to use guns and explosives.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History: (Daredevil I#170) – Working for Wilson Fisk in Japan, where Fisk was working as a spice dealer, Lynch set up a sparring match between Fisk and several martial artists. After winning the fight in 17 seconds, Fisk said the fight was too easy and he wanted more men to fight next time, and Lynch agreed. Lynch was present when one of the men called Fisk "Kingpin." Fisk attacked the man, though he pulled back when his wife Vanessa entered the room. Lynch remained present when Mr. Harrison of the United States Attorney General’s office arrived, seeking some of Fisk's files. Lynch saw Vanessa offering to fly to New York with Fisk's men, including Hymie and Jocko, and secure the services of attorneys Nelson and Murdock. Vanessa was soon kidnapped by the leaders of Fisk's rival mobs.

(Daredevil I#171/Daredevil I#172 (fb) - BTS) – Lynch attacked Quin (who'd been on the phone with Lou), a criminal who had been involved in an attempted hit on Kingpin. Lynch shot Quin multiple times then took Quin to Kingpin to be questioned. Turk and Grotto brought in a man named Shades (secretly Daredevil in disguise) to the Kingpin's base and Kingpin ordered Lynch to kill him but "Shades" disarmed Lynch, impressing Kingpin, who offered him a job. Remaining in the room, Lynch witnessed Duke wander in, saying he'd been attacked by Bullseye, and deliver a message that demanded Kingpin show up for a meeting before Duke dropped dead. Lynch asked Kingpin to take charge of the mobs again and Kingpin became furious, threatening Lynch and reminding him that he only wanted a quiet life with his wife again. Kingpin defeated "Shades," exposing him as Daredevil, and Lynch advised Kingpin to not go to the meeting but Kingpin went anyway, using sonics to take down Vanessa's captors as Lynch stayed in the car. The villains then seemingly blew up Vanessa and Lynch rushed Kingpin away, secretly the mastermind behind the explosion that apparently took Vanessa's life in hopes of inspiring Kingpin back into action.

(Daredevil I#172 (fb) – BTS) – Having been affected by the sonics used by Kingpin, Lynch had a terrible headache for a few days and the Kingpin noticed.

(Daredevil I#172) – Kingpin launched a counter-offensive on the mobs, led by Lou and Henry, from his base in the sewers. Bullseye tracked the Kingpin (after questioning criminals Mickey, Pike, and Willy), and learned where he was stationed but Kingpin had a trap waiting. Pike rushed in to warn the Kingpin that Daredevil was on to him and Kingpin ordered Lynch to move secure files. Lynch took Grotto, Turk and another to move the files but Daredevil attacked, grabbing the files and successfully escaping. Lynch reported back to Kingpin, who didn't seem overly upset, having replaced the files with useless newspapers to trick the hero. Kingpin moved to take over the mobs again and successfully recruited Bullseye. Kingpin called Lynch in and confronted him, revealing he knew of Lynch's duplicity. Lynch initially denied and then drew a gun but Kingpin beat and killed Lynch for his betrayal.

Comments: Created by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Lynch should not be confused with:


Duke

(Daredevil I#171 (fb) – BTS) – An employee of the Kingpin, Duke was attacked by Bullseye and received a fatal blow. Bullseye told Duke to give a message to the Kingpin, a place to meet if he wanted to get his wife Vanessa Fisk back.

(Daredevil I#171) – Duke made it to the Kingpin just in time, giving the message before he died.





--Daredevil I#171 (171 (fb) – BTS, 171


Mr. Harrison

(Daredevil I#170) – A representative of the United States Attorney General's office, Mr. Harrison was sent to Japan to negotiate for certain files from Wilson Fisk, ones which would help bring down criminals in New York. Harrison was prepared to offer an exoneration as well as seven million dollars in exchange for the files and Fisk's testimony.




--Daredevil I#170


Henry

(Daredevil I#172) – Henry, Lou and other mob men who were seeking to take over the Kingpin's territory by kidnapping Vanessa Fisk, offered Bullseye another five million dollars to track down the Kingpin. Kingpin soon attacked back, prepared to take over the mob again.


--Daredevil I#172


Hymie


(Daredevil I#171) – Daredevil, in civilian clothes, attacked Josie's Bar, asking about Kingpin and Vanessa Fisk. Hymie was furious and attacked but Daredevil knocked him through the window.


--Daredevil I#171


Jocko

(Daredevil I#170) – The bodyguards Hymie and Jocko accompanied Vanessa Fisk, wife of the Kingpin, to New York City. At her instruction, they kicked in the door of the Storefront and searched the clinic then Vanessa sought the help of attorneys "Foggy" Nelson and Matt Murdock. Shortly after that, a sniper from across the street opened fire on the clinic. Later, Vanessa was kidnapped.



--Daredevil I#170


Lou

(Daredevil I#171) – After checking in with Quin about an attempted assassination on the Kingpin, Lou was distressed when Quin hung up abruptly. He discussed the situation with his fellow mobsters, who had Vanessa Fisk captive. They sent Bullseye out to track down the Kingpin.

(Daredevil I#172) – Lou, with Henry and the others, offered Bullseye another five million dollars to track down the Kingpin.

--Daredevil I#171 (#172,


Mickey

(Daredevil I#172) – Bullseye choked Mickey with a TV antenna while questioning him about the Kingpin.




--Daredevil I#172


Pike

(Daredevil I#172) – Bullseye threatened Pike with a pool cue while questioning him about the Kingpin.



--Daredevil I#172


Quin

(Daredevil I#170 – BTS) – Quin was in on an attempt to kill the Kingpin by attacking his airplane at a small farm but Kingpin tricked them and exploded the plane.

(Daredevil I#171) – Quin was calling into his mobster employers to report how Kingpin had tricked them when he was shot multiple times by Lynch. Quin was taken to Kingpin and questioned.


--Daredevil I#170 -BTS (#171,


Willy

(Daredevil I#172) – Bullseye threatened Willy with a knife while questioning him about the Kingpin. Willy gave up the Kingpin's safe house.




--Daredevil I#172


images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#171, p10, pan1 (Lynch shooting gun, main image)
Daredevil I#172, p8, pan9 (Lynch, face)
Daredevil I#171, p10, pan7 (Duke)
Daredevil I#170, p9, pan7 (Mr. Harrison)
Daredevil I#172, p6, pan2 (Henry)
Daredevil I#171, p7, pan3 (Hymie)
Daredevil I#170, p10, pan11 (Jocko)
Daredevil I#171, p4, pan2 (Lou)
Daredevil I#172, p6, pan6 (Mickey)
Daredevil I#172, p6, pan7 (Pike)
Daredevil I#171, p2, pan2 (Quin)
Daredevil I#172, p6, pan8 (Willy)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#170-172 (May-July, 1981) – Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor))


First Posted: 01/22/2019
Last updated: 01/22/2019

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