|“||I am Ven-Ghan, the Ultralink Hunter.||”|
—Ven-Ghan, Introducing himself to Max Steel
|Interests||Capture Steel (previously), capturing intergalactic criminals and Evil Ultralinks and understanding more about human culture|
|Allies|| Maxwell McGrath|
|First Appearance||Ultralink Invasion Part One|
|Last Appearance||The Final Countdown Part Two|
|Voiced By||Giles Panton|
Ven-Ghan (sometimes misspelled as VenGhan or Ven Ghan) is one of the Ultralink Hunters and member of The Black Star Council. He was formely a villain but later became an ally after realizing that him and Max Steel are in the same side. His main goal consists in defeating every Ultralink in his way (Steel was on the top of his list) as well intergalactic criminals and have revenge on Makino. Ven-Ghan debuted in Ultralink Invasion Part One and is voiced by Giles Panton.
Ven-Ghan grew up on an alien planet known as Kaduonn. When he was very young, Makino and his armada of Evil Ultralinks attacked and destroyed his planet and later the Alphalink absorbed it. Ven-Ghan managed to escape, being the only survivor from Makino's attack. During an undetermined period of time, Ven-Ghan joined The Black Star Council and Ragnok trained him. Over time, Ven-Ghan became the right arm of the council, using his incredible gravity powers to track down and capture the intergalactic war criminals.
While Max Steel was fighting against Miles Dread, Ven-Ghan created a portal that teleported Max to an abandoned warehouse. There, Ven-Ghan presents himself and says he wants to capture Steel, believing that he was a criminal that must had to pay for its crimes. Max denies and says that there is no way that he could ever leave Steel, and Ven-Ghan says that he bears the same markings as Ja'em Mk'rah (who is Max's father and the previous Max Steel), and in no way Max should trust Steel. He charges his gun and Max activates his Turbo Strength Mode, but fails miserably and is knocked down by Ven's Ultralinks. Max then activates Turbo Flight Mode and desperately reaches the Turbo Lash and manages to capture Ven-Ghan, later affirming again that Steel wasn't evil, but he is ultimately knocked down by Ven's Ultralinks and Steel is captured by the villain. He also leaves a bomb which explodes shortly after.
Ven-Ghan teleports near to his ship, the Ven-Geance while explaining why Steel was going to the Black Star Council. Steel denies everything but Ven ignores and says he is going to be brought to the council and eventually would be destroyed. He goes to his ship and prepares to leave Earth, but Steel manages to break the Ultralink sphere, which consumes almost all of his energy, and falls in a small hole. Ven-Ghan gets angry and tries to get Steel out of there, until he sees Max and C.Y.T.R.O. getting closer to him and runs away to get his ship.
Max and C.Y.T.R.O. tries to find Steel before Max overloads with his T.U.R.B.O. Energy, but Ven-Ghan suddenly appears with his ship and starts to chase them and later releases Gravity seekers. Eventually, Max and C.Y.T.R.O. got distracted for some seconds and the gravity seekers hit them, causing a massive explosion.
It is later revealed that Ven-Ghan is now understanding more about the human culture, like jokes and funny videos, like Max and Steel were showing to him, even though that he doens't understand and sees everything in a literal way. The fun is interrupted when Ragnok, one of the most dangerous bounty hunters on the galaxy, who was sent by The Black Star Council after Ven-Ghan's redemption, starts to attack Copper Canyon. While Max was knocked down by Ragnok, Ven-Ghan appears and reveals who that alien was to Max. Eventually, Ven-Ghan is eaten by Ragnok's mechanic lizard and Steel is captured by Ragnok, but Ven-Ghan manages to escape using Dwayne's bike, which was eaten by the same lizard. After realizing that Ven-Ghan and Steel escapes, Ragnok goes after them until a mine, where Ven-Ghan tries to trick Ragnok, but he is almost killed by him.
With his Ultralinks, Ven-Ghan automatically is teletransported to his ship, and Steel stays alone on the mine. While Max's Turbo Jet was destroyed by Ragnok and C.Y.T.R.O. was destroyed, Ven-Ghan luckly appears and fights against him, eventually managing to defeat him with his own capture cube. However, Ragnok esacapes with when he activates the auto destruction mode of his mechanic lizard. Later on, Ven-Ghan appears on Max's appartment, where he laughs about a misunderstood joke.
"Ven-Ghan is an interesting character. His home world was destroyed at a young age and he spent his life training to bring his enemies to justice. He has a steely sense of honor, which can be rigid and uncompromising. And once he's set his mind on something it's next to impossible to change it. But underneath it all he still has heart. He has a purpose and drive propelled by the pain of the loss of his loved ones. So...he could become an ally, but Max or Steel would have to do something extraordinary to make that happen.". - Giles Panton
The Ven-Ghan's home planet was destroyed when he was a child and has spent his life training to bring those responsible to justice, regardless of their power and how unstoppable they are. This shows a great sense of honor but Ven-Ghan, may end up being rigid or he can not commit to something and that makes once one goal in mind nothing can stop until it is fixed.
The word 'Ven-Ghan' is the Maltese word meaning Hunting.
- Enhanced Strength: He is stronger than an ordinary person.
- Enhanced Speed: He is a lot faster than a regular human since he chased Steel without being tired.
- Enhanced Agility: He is very agile and flexible as he can jump on high places.
- Teleportation: Ven-Ghan can teleport from from one spot to another through the usage of portals, he was shown doing this when he was chasing Steel.
- Gravity Manipulation: He has the ability to control gravity around himself and others, able to compress gravitons in order to shrink massive objects to more manageable sizes or compress gravity itself to open warp gates.
- Expert hunter: He is a very skilled hunter in bringing war criminals to the Black Star Council.
- Laser Blaster: In a bonus clip, Ven-Ghan has a blaster that he uses to shoot lasers at his enemies, for example, when he began shooting at Steel.
- Ven-geance: He has a large spaceship that he used to get to Earth which includes a large arsenal of weapons and a couple of laser guns. It is used as Ven-Ghan's only transportation and also has a stealth mode so that it cannot be seen by anybody.
- Sword: He possesses a sword like weapon which he keeps on the back of his spine.
- Containment Spheres: He carried a variety of round objects that come in different colors in which he traps his Ultralinks in.
- Gravity Seekers: He has some devices that localize the gravity of an object so later track that object down.
- Gun: This gun is a weapon of Ven-Ghan, which he uses for combat and hunting.
- Containment Capsules: These devices are on Ven-Ghan's legs. They're used as teleporting gizmos by opening wormholes doubling as containment traps in order to change flight paths. Such as redirecting N-Tek laserfire which he turned back onto Dredd to defeat him.
Ven-Ghan has a special suit sleeveless black color with red burgundy, plus knee, ankle, shoes, details and a communicator yellow, Ven-Ghan has a black helmet with burgundy with a yellow stripe that ends in a sort of oval shape, with two white circles on each side.
A very high Mohawk hairstyle protruding from the helmet and bounty hunting hair is black with a red stripe, Ven-Ghan has very muscular with green arms, has two gauntlets on the hands and usually charge a sword on his back, three cartridges in each of his legs, and three anti-gravity devices around.
|The Gallery of Ven-Ghan can be seen Here.|
- He was the first character introduced that was firstly a villain, but later converted itself into a hero.
- Max has Ven-Ghan's phone number in his phone. When Kirby saw Ven-Ghan's image, Max protested that he was his cousin. He also got angry when Max called him his cousin when he (Max) answered the phone.
- With his containment spheres, he can seperate an Ultralink from its host without damaging the host at all.
- In episode credits, Ven-Ghan's name is changed sometimes to VenGhan or Ven-Ghan.
- He has a literal view of things, making it hard for him to understand humour.
- He was one of the few new characters that appeared on the first Season 2 trailer. Curiously, the sound of when he teleported was different when compared to the one used on the actual Season 2.