Youngblood is a child ghost antagonist who likes to play make believe. He has an assistant, a skeleton-like shapeshifting ghost who takes the form of animals who go along with these characters, like when Youngblood was a pirate, his shapeshifter was a parrot, then later a horse when Youngblood was a cowboy.
He cannot be seen by adults nor younger people who think they're adults.
Youngblood makes his first appearance in "Pirate Radio", where he and his crew steal various technological gear (the Fenton's Ghost Shield Generator and treadmills) to create a ghost shield around his pirate ship while using the treadmills for adults to use to power his ship, entranced and lured by his partner in crime, Ember McLain.
However, Danny and a host of other kids his age work together to eventually end Youngblood's scheme, trapping him inside his own pirate ship with his parrot and crew via the ghost shield and having it sent to the bottom of the ocean.
Youngblood and his parrot, now shapeshifted into a horse, escape in "The Fenton Menace", where he is now dressed as a young cowboy. He haunts Danny everywhere he goes, planning to drive him crazy as he is the only one who can see him. This is because Youngblood cannot be seen by adults, or young people who have an adult mind like Jazz, as Youngblood is trapped in limbo among the children.
Danny successfully manages to get Jazz to help defeat Youngblood by getting her to express her inner child, triggered by using childish insults, ripping her teddy bear, etc. As a result, Jazz is suddenly able to perceive the young ghost and join the fight against him.
Youngblood makes a cameo appearance in "The Fright Before Christmas" as one of the many ghosts who help Danny save Christmas. He makes another appearance, dressed up as an astronaut, in "Livin' Large" as he was preparing to hurl himself in the Ghost Zone. He joins Danny Phantom, Skulker, and Johnny 13 in order to save both Earth and the Ghost Zone from The Guys In White. Afterwards, the three ghosts chase Danny away.
Youngblood's final appearance is in the series finale, "Phantom Planet". He is first seen terrorizing Casper High, again pretending to be a pirate, only to be subdued by Vlad's team of Ghost Hunters, Masters Blasters.
Later, he is one of the many ghosts who help Danny and Skulker turn the entire planet intangible so that an asteroid can pass through it.
Youngblood is a young ghost boy who has pale white skin with freckles on his cheeks and short green hair.
In "Pirate Radio", he dresses like a pirate. He wears a big black captain's hat with a green skull and crossbones emblem on front. He has two gold earrings, and has a hook for a left hand and a peg leg for a left foot, both of which can turn into cannons.
He wears a gray jacket with a black belt over a striped green shirt, and green pants. On his right foot is a black boot.
Youngblood is extremely carefree, sporty, and not-so-surprisingly childish. He tries to act intelligent at times, but can't seem to hide his immaturity, but ironically enough, thinks people like Jazz should lighten up.
He loves playing dress-up more than a game, and unlike Danny Phantom's other enemies has no desire for world domination, and is more for fun time.
He seems to enjoy his eternal childhood, and he views adults as "party-poopers". He is also quite smart and is a natural leader, commanding a vast army of undead ghost pirates.
He is also rather sadistic, enjoying taunting and torturing Danny while making Danny's family think he was going crazy and was not above murder, happily trying to push his family over a waterfall.
Youngblood and Danny are enemies. Youngblood seems to have fun playing pranks on Danny and making fun of him, but it doesn't stop there. Like most of Danny's enemies, he also enjoys hurting him, and he also tries to kill him and his family members several times in his second appearance. Like most of Danny's enemies Youngblood also hates it when Danny hurts them the same way.
Despite those conflicts, Youngblood does not seem to bear any harsh grudges on him, as he seems to appreciate Danny's childish provocations and insults towards Jazz, and also happily invites him to watch him "launching himself" when he was playing an astronaut without threatening or even nettling him.
Like Johnny 13, he seems to be one of Danny's enemies that has the least animosity towards him.
They don't interact with each other very much, but Youngblood seems to dislike her, as he disapproves her thoughts that she is already an adult, attempts to harm her several times, approves Danny's attitude of teasing her, and even criticizes her for being "brattier than him".
His hatred towards her probably grows even more after she became able to see him and helps Danny defeat him.
They share the same hatred towards adults and their mature, boring personalities. This made them team up on Youngblood's first appearance.
However, their relationship is questionable, as Ember abandoned him after things went wrong when she accidentally burned part of his ship.
Youngblood's assistant seems to be frequently annoyed with him and his childish manners, and Youngblood sometimes enjoys teasing his helper. However, he is very loyal to his master, as he always helps him in his plans, often giving him advice and saving him when he is in trouble. He constantly corrects Youngblood's speeches.
Youngblood himself constantly asks him if he is saying words properly and solicits him to remind him of words he forgets.
Powers and Abilities
- Conditional Visibility: Likely because he does not like adults and/or due to his age, Youngblood is only visible in the eyes of children and never with adults or those younger who possess an adult mind, which he uses to his advantage. However, this does not explain why Tucker and Sam couldn't see him. It's possible that he was using his regular ghost invisibility to decide whether to be seen or not. Youngblood was possibly invisible when Tucker and Sam were around and turn visible when Danny was alone.
- Intangibility, Invisibility, and Flight: Standard ghost powers.
- Spectral Body Manipulation: He can change his body to have or lose hands and legs and replace them with hooks and wood legs, also turn his hand into a rope, depending on his topic.
- Pyrokinesis: When he turned his hand into an iron, he can create and control blue flames, which are far more hot and intense than ordinary orange fire. The blue flames are of such color due to either the intense temperature or it possesses ghostly properties.
- Ghost Ray: He can shoot red ghost rays from his eyes.
- Slingshot Ghost Ray: When he has his hook, he can turn it into a slingshot that he uses to shoot red ecto-energy balls with a skull on it.
- Voice Projection: He can project his voice in a location without being physically present.
- Teleportation: He can teleport from one place to another, in a white light ring, just like Danny's rings. When Youngblood use this ability, the white rings appear and extend in thin air and sweep in opposite directions as Youngblood and his crew appear.
- Supernatural strength: He is stronger than a normal kid. He can easily lift Danny with one hand.
- Supernatural durability: He can resist more damage than a normal human being.
- Underwater Breathing: Youngblood has been seen breathing and talking underwater. It is possible that this is due to him not needing to breathe at all or this could presumably because of the Ghost Shield that was around his ship.
- Youngblood's parrot has only not been seen with him once, when he was playing an astronaut.
- It is highly evident that Youngblood might have died when he was young, and also that he had problems with adults when he was alive. His frequent personas may also suggest that he liked to play dress-up, or that he simply had a fertile imagination and wished to be the characters that he now dresses up like.
- Youngblood may be Danny's youngest enemy, at least in appearance, as it is unknown when he died.
- Youngblood is tied with Vlad and Johnny 13 as the character with the shortest span between two episodes as the main villain: "Pirate Radio" and "The Fenton Menace" are only 4 episodes apart from each other.
- Youngblood and his crew also make an appearance in the Nintendo DS game, Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle, yet none of them have any dialogue, despite being one of the antagonists. Youngblood only appears in the portrait for "World 4," while his ship serves as the Boss.
- Years after the end of Danny Phantom, Youngblood's voice actor, Taylor Lautner, explosively grew in popularity for his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight movie saga.
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