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"Now you see this man here? If we're being honest with each other Mr. Farnum, I find his methods... unpleasant. But such are the times we live in."
James Wesley to Clyde Farnum[src]

Rance was a professional hitman who worked for Wilson Fisk. He had a reputation for being exceptionally cruel and violent to his victims.


Hired Assassin

Murder of Daniel Fisher

Under the order of Wilson Fisk, Rance tracked Karen Page to the Three Roads Bar when she tried to tell her coworker, Daniel Fisher, of the illegal activities at Union Allied Construction. He drugged the pair's drinks before viciously stabbing Fisher to death and leaving his corpse in Page's apartment for her and the police to find.[1]

Stalking Tracy Farnum

Later, Rance was on the college campus of Tracy Farnum, watching her in order to ensure the cooperation of her father, Clyde Farnum. Farnum was approached by James Wesley, who had Rance reveal himself on a live video feed during a conversation between them to show that Tracy's life was in danger. Wesley admitted to Farnum that he found Rance's methods for assassinations highly "unpleasant". The plan was successful and due to his fear of his daughter's safety, Farnum agreed to assassinate Page for Fisk.[1]

Attack on Karen Page

Rance fights back against the Masked Man

Rance was then hired to kill Karen Page and obtain the flash drive that she had of the financial discrepancies and embezzlement of Union Allied Construction. He broke into Karen Page's Apartment and, after she obtained the flash drive from the bathroom's ceiling tiles, proceeded to assault her until she relinquished it. Rance then pulled out a knife to kill Page when a masked man began to fight him.

The fight became so intense that the two fell to the street below and fought in the rain. Rance fought well with his weapon, making the masked man's mouth drip with blood. The masked man was ultimately victorious over Rance by knocking him unconscious and tying him with a chain. Rance was then left outside the New York Bulletin with Page's drive.[1]

Arrest and Murder

Rance is found hanging inside of his cell

Rance was arrested and set up as Daniel Fisher's killer in a break-in gone wrong. While he was being held inside the 15th Precinct Police Station, he was found hanged from the ceiling by a bedsheet.[1]


Karen Page's Trauma

"And a man broke into my apartment and tried to kill me. He dented the wall where he bashed my head into it."
Karen Page[src]

The damage Rance had done to Karen Page was more than physical when he rammed her head into a wall; she became afraid to go home because he shocked her when he appeared from the shadows.[2] Leland Owlsley wondered why John Healy was not killed instead of allowed a trial when he was captured by the New York City Police Department; James Wesley explained that there were too many bodies recently, including that of Rance.[3]

When Union Allied Construction wanted her to accept a bribe for her "troubles," Page relayed that her troubles included two attempts on her life, one from Rance.[4]


"Rance was a professional. How was he subdued?"
Wilson Fisk to James Wesley[src]
  • Expert Combatant: Rance was a highly skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant and assassin to the extent that Wilson Fisk listed him as a "professional." He was able to give Matt Murdock quite a troublesome time before he was ultimately defeated.
  • Knife Mastery: Rance was highly skilled in using a knife in combat, nearly managing to kill the masked man several times with one.





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