"If the Jackal's out, screw the kid. We've got to get out of this basement!"
Dennis Rafkin upon discovering the Jackal is free in the house
Ryan Kuhn/The Jackal
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Known aliases
Ryan Kuhn (name in life)
Known relatives
Unknown prostitute mother
Year of birth
Year of death
Early 20th century
Portrayed by

The Jackal is the ghost of Ryan Kuhn, and the eleventh ghost in the Black Zodiac.



Born to a prostitute in 1887, Ryan Kuhn grew up to develop a sick and uncontrollable taste for the female body. As a result, he became a wild and cunning sexual predator, attacking, raping, and murdering strays and prostitutes in the night.

Seeking treatment, Ryan committed himself to Borinwood Asylum, where he eventually went insane. He scratched at his cell's walls so violently, that his fingernails were torn completely off, making his hands claw-like.

When Ryan attacked a nurse, the doctors put him in a straightjacket and tightened it whenever Ryan acted out, contorting his limbs horribly.

However, Ryan gnawed through it, so the doctors locked Ryan's head in a cage and locked him in a dark basement cell, where he grew to hate anything human, and would cower and scream madly whenever approached.

When a fire broke out at the asylum, Ryan chose to stay behind and meet his deserved fate.


The symbol of the Jackal

After Death

Following his death, Ryan's earth-bound spirit was captured by Cyrus to become the Jackal.

The Jackal was then moved to the basement of the house.

The Jackal was the fifth ghost to be released.

11. The Jackal

The Jackal running through the corridors of the basement

He eventually came across Kathy, and viciously attacked her, clawing at her. He was forced to release her when Kalina arrived and hurled a flare at the Jackal (as the fire which killed the Jackal makes his ghost afraid of any kind of fire). He pursued Kathy, Arthur, but was separated from them by a sliding glass door, the barrier spells preventing him from crossing the glass door.

Later, the Jackal re-encountered Arthur up in the house, viciously tearing into his back until Kalina used another flare to ward the Jackal off.

Later, a Latin chant caused the Jackal, along with the other 11 ghosts, to go to the centre of the machine and power it up.

When the Jackal and the other ghosts were freed from Cyrus's trance, they threw Cyrus into a rotating crest of rings.

When the house exploded, destroying its walls, all twelve ghosts escaped the house and into the woods.


  • The whispers which signal the Jackal's approach appear to be either screaming, or insane laughter.

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