History Comicbook / GhostRider

28th Mar '18 10:17:23 AM narm00
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As part of the 2017 ''ComicBook/MarvelLegacy'' initiative, Johnny will be joining a team of demonic heroes called the '''Spirits of Vengeance''', consisting of himself, ComicBook/{{Blade}}, Daimon Hellstrom and Satana. The ''Spirits of Vengeance'' miniseries will begin in October of 2017.

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As part of the 2017 ''ComicBook/MarvelLegacy'' initiative, Johnny will be joining there was a team of demonic heroes called the '''Spirits of Vengeance''', consisting of himself, ComicBook/{{Blade}}, Daimon Hellstrom and Satana. The ''Spirits of Vengeance'' miniseries will begin in October miniseries, featuring a team of 2017.
demonic heroes consisting of Johnny, ComicBook/{{Blade}}, Daimon Hellstrom and Satana.

For the 2018 ''ComicBook/MarvelAFreshStart'' initiative, Robbie was announced as a member of ComicBook/TheAvengers.
24th Feb '18 2:54:56 PM bulmabriefs144
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* DoomedFellowPrisoner: Inverted. Anyone who winds up in a cell with him tends to wind up under his Penance Stare.
22nd Feb '18 3:16:56 PM merotoker
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Ghost Rider is one of the earlier thriller heroes of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, as in, heroes that deal with the underworld baddies like demons and the likes of Mephisto. The premise is basically: BadassBiker with a [[FlamingSkulls Flaming]] SkullForAHead. There are two famous Ghost Riders in the universe that the audience knows.

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Ghost Rider is one of the earlier thriller heroes of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, as in, heroes that deal with the underworld baddies like demons and the likes of Mephisto. ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}. The premise is basically: BadassBiker with a [[FlamingSkulls Flaming]] {{Flaming|Skulls}} SkullForAHead. There are two famous Ghost Riders in the universe that the audience knows.



* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Subverted, the Ghost Rider looks the part but very few of the people who become the Ghost Rider fit the description.

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* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Subverted, Subverted; the Ghost Rider looks the part but very few of the people who become the Ghost Rider fit the description.



* {{Antichrist}}: Anton Satan ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay Pronounced Shu-tan]]), Aka Kid Blackheart, claims to be ''the'' antichrist. He has human parents but claims his father is the devil. Daimon Hellstrom is the son of a demon lord who intended for him to be the antichrist but he has no desire to be one. Anton and Daimon don't like each other.
* AntiHero: So far we have not had a protagonist who was not. Johnny Blaze was at first the classical antihero who despite doing heroic things did not have a very desirable life. Zarathos is a NominalHero. Danny Ketch started as a pay evil unto to evil type but softened to IDidWhatIHadToDo as he decided the penance stare was a horrific thing to put people through and he really did not like killing people either. Noble Kale is another classical antihero and Alejandra is another pay evil onto evil type.

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* {{Antichrist}}: TheAntichrist: Anton Satan ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPay Pronounced Shu-tan]]), Aka Kid Blackheart, claims to be ''the'' antichrist. He has human parents but claims his father is the devil. Daimon Hellstrom is the son of a demon lord who intended for him to be the antichrist but he has no desire to be one. Anton and Daimon don't like each other.
* AntiHero: So far we have not had a protagonist who was not. Johnny Blaze was at first the classical antihero who despite doing heroic things did not have a very desirable life. Zarathos is a NominalHero. Danny Ketch started as a pay evil unto to evil PayEvilUntoEvil type but softened to IDidWhatIHadToDo as he decided the penance stare was a horrific thing to put people through and he really did not like killing people either. Noble Kale is another classical antihero and Alejandra is another pay evil onto evil type.



* BatFamilyCrossover: Back in the 90s, there were four series that were launched by an arc called ''Rise of the Midnight Sons'' (not surprisingly, ''Ghost Rider'' got two of the issues in that arc). The names of these series were ''Spirits of Vengeance, Morbius, Nightstalkers'' and ''Darkhold''. There was also a comic that came out called ''Midnight Sons Unlimited'', which came out once every four months. The two crossovers that happened between all of these series were ''Midnight Massacre'' and ''Siege of Darkness''. ''Siege of Darkness'' is an interesting case since it also had two issues of ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'' and four issues of ''Comicbook/MarvelComicsPresents'' in it. It ended in the fourth issue of ''Midnight Sons Unlimited'', which led into [[AntiHeroSubstitute Vengeance becoming the new Ghost Rider for four issues]]. Whew.

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* BatFamilyCrossover: Back in the 90s, there were four series that were launched by an arc called ''Rise of the Midnight Sons'' (not surprisingly, ''Ghost Rider'' got two of the issues in that arc). The names of these series were ''Spirits of Vengeance, Morbius, ComicBook/{{Morbius}}, Nightstalkers'' and ''Darkhold''. There was also a comic that came out called ''Midnight Sons Unlimited'', which came out once every four months. The two crossovers that happened between all of these series were ''Midnight Massacre'' and ''Siege of Darkness''. ''Siege of Darkness'' is an interesting case since it also had two issues of ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'' and four issues of ''Comicbook/MarvelComicsPresents'' in it. It ended in the fourth issue of ''Midnight Sons Unlimited'', which led into [[AntiHeroSubstitute Vengeance becoming the new Ghost Rider for four issues]]. Whew.



* CallItKarma: The Penance Stare. If you look into GR's eyes while he's within an arm's reach of you, he can force you to experience every iota of pain you ever inflicted on others without cause in your entire life. Your average hood just realizes he should go home and rethink his life. A villain will be reduced to a vegetable - unless they [[OurSoulsAreDifferent don't have a soul]]. The latter means GR just slaughters them with his bare hands.
** Exception is a religious fanatic in service of Zadakiel, who has no supernatural means to protect himself from Penance Stare, yet remained unaffected - his fanaticism was so strong even experiencing every single atrocity he ever committed couldn't make him realize he is anything but God's holy warrior.

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* CallItKarma: The Penance Stare. If you look into GR's eyes while he's within an arm's reach of you, he can force you to experience every iota of pain you ever inflicted on others without cause in your entire life. Your average hood just realizes he should go home and rethink his life. A villain will be reduced to a vegetable - unless they [[OurSoulsAreDifferent don't have a soul]]. The latter means GR just slaughters them with his bare hands.
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hands. An exception is a religious fanatic in service of Zadakiel, who has no supernatural means to protect himself from the Penance Stare, yet remained unaffected - his fanaticism was so strong even experiencing every single atrocity he ever committed couldn't make him realize he is anything but God's holy warrior.



* CelestialParagonsAndArchAngels: Uri-El, a pretty good guy, was the first of these we were introduced to. Others like Malachi and Zadkiel turned evil. Ruth is completely detached from the people she's supposed to be defending but hasn't gone far enough out of line to be demoted yet. The black hosts are mostly good and even save the Ghost Rider once when he was in trouble but some of them remain loyal to their superiors, even after they have {{Fallen|Angel}}.

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* CelestialParagonsAndArchAngels: CelestialParagonsAndArchangels: Uri-El, a pretty good guy, was the first of these we were introduced to. Others like Malachi and Zadkiel turned evil. Ruth is completely detached from the people she's supposed to be defending but hasn't gone far enough out of line to be demoted yet. The black hosts are mostly good and even save the Ghost Rider once when he was in trouble but some of them remain loyal to their superiors, even after they have {{Fallen|Angel}}.



* ChessWithDeath: At one point, Ghost Rider encountered the Grim Reaper, who forced him to race for his life. Ghost Rider eventually won by cheating, causing the Reapers bike to crash over a cliff.

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* ChessWithDeath: At one point, Ghost Rider encountered the Grim Reaper, who forced him to race for his life. Ghost Rider eventually won by cheating, causing the Reapers Reaper's bike to crash over a cliff.



* ColourCodedCharacters: There was a decent enough reason in the story for Danny Ketch to end up bonded to a different spirit of vengeance but the real reason was so that the readers would have an easier time telling him and Blaze apart during the heaven arc.

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* ColourCodedCharacters: ColorCodedCharacters: There was a decent enough reason in the story for Danny Ketch to end up bonded to a different spirit of vengeance but the real reason was so that the readers would have an easier time telling him and Blaze apart during the heaven arc.



* {{Crossover}}: Ghost Rider usually keeps to his own corner of the Marvel Universe, but Danny has been known as a member of "the New ComicBook/FantasticFour", a brief replacement for the real FF made up of Marvel's [[WolverinePublicity most popular heroes]]: himself, Franchise/SpiderMan, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, and the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. Later there was a crossover with Alejandra, Comicbook/{{Venom}} (the Flash Thompson version), ComicBook/RedHulk, and ComicBook/{{X 23}} in an obvious New FF tribute.
** He ''finally'' joins the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever roster in the UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', ''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3''. Similarly to Doctor Strange, some of Ghost Rider's enemies popped up in the series long before hand. Blackheart appeared in [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes three]] [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter tit]][[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 les]] and an InNameOnly PaletteSwap version of Mephisto appeared in one of the games. The UMVC3 version of Ghost Rider is, going by in-game quotes, Johnny Blaze. (Specifically, when he uses his motorcycle-charge super move, he shouts, "Johnny Blaze rides again!" In addition, Dormammu's intro quote against him is "Never again will you defy my influence, Blaze.")
** He's also made a few cartoon appearances- a few in the 90s Marvel cartoons (a quick cameo in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' in Gambit's memories, a longer cameo in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' (helping the FF and Thor to stop ''Galactus''!), and a full-fledged BackdoorPilot in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk''- he was also supposed to appear in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', but that didn't happen), and more recently in ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH''.

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* {{Crossover}}: Ghost Rider usually keeps to his own corner of the Marvel Universe, but Danny has been known as a member of "the New ComicBook/FantasticFour", a brief replacement for the real FF made up of Marvel's [[WolverinePublicity most popular heroes]]: himself, Franchise/SpiderMan, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Franchise/{{Wolverine}}, and the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. Later there was a crossover with Alejandra, Comicbook/{{Venom}} (the Flash Thompson version), ComicBook/RedHulk, and ComicBook/{{X 23}} in an obvious New FF tribute.
** He ''finally'' joins the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever roster in the UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', ''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3''. Similarly to Doctor Strange, some of Ghost Rider's enemies popped up in the series long before hand. Blackheart appeared in [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes three]] [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter tit]][[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 les]] and an InNameOnly PaletteSwap version of Mephisto appeared in one of the games. The UMVC3 ''[=UMVC3=]'' version of Ghost Rider is, going by in-game quotes, Johnny Blaze. (Specifically, when he uses his motorcycle-charge super move, he shouts, "Johnny Blaze rides again!" In addition, Dormammu's intro quote against him is "Never again will you defy my influence, Blaze.")
** He's also made a few cartoon appearances- a few in the 90s Marvel cartoons (a quick cameo in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' in Gambit's memories, a longer cameo in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' (helping the FF and Thor to stop ''Galactus''!), ''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}''!), and a full-fledged BackdoorPilot in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk''- he was also supposed to appear in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', but that didn't happen), and more recently in ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH''.''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash''



* DarkIsNotEvil: The dark force dimension is not an evil place, but Blackheart is and outside of Mephisto's realm it is where he is most powerful. For that matter, Mephisto's realm was not an evil place when Mephisto was removed from it (which is a difficult task, considering his very existence is tied to it but the angels eventually worked it out).
** And of course the titular hero himself.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: The dark force dimension is not an evil place, but Blackheart is and outside of Mephisto's realm it is where he is most powerful. For that matter, Mephisto's realm was not an evil place when Mephisto was removed from it (which is a difficult task, considering his very existence is tied to it but the angels eventually worked it out).
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* DeathGlare[=/=]EyeBeams: The Penance Stare (depending on how it's depicted), which inflicts its victims with all the pain that they have inflicted on the innocent. Unlike most [[DeathGlare Death Glares]], it ''can'' kill if the target has caused enough pain and suffering on others. Those who live are sometimes demoralized enough to wish they had died. In the 90's ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' cartoon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx8ob0BAkOs Ghost Rider floored Galactus with it.]]

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* DeathGlare[=/=]EyeBeams: The Penance Stare (depending on how it's depicted), which inflicts its victims with all the pain that they have inflicted on the innocent. Unlike most [[DeathGlare Death Glares]], {{Death Glare}}s, it ''can'' kill if the target has caused enough pain and suffering on others. Those who live are sometimes demoralized enough to wish they had died. In the 90's ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' cartoon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx8ob0BAkOs Ghost Rider floored Galactus with it.]]



* DemonOfHumanOrigin: Occasionally this has happened to a Ghost Rider, though not usually by their own will in the main series, such as with Johnny Blaze and Zarathos. In the UltimateUniverse though, being the Devil's bounty hunter is the Ghost Rider's default.



* DemonOfHumanOrigin: Occasionally this has happened to a Ghost Rider, though not usually by their own will in the main series, such as with Johnny Blaze and Zarathos. In the UltimateUniverse though, being the Devil's bounty hunter is the Ghost Rider's default.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character was much more a traditional superhero when he first debuted, fighting human criminals like Water Wizard, The Orb and The Enforcer, characters more at home in the early Spiderman comics than here.
* EnfantTerrible: One villain Johnny Blaze encountered during his time WalkingTheEarth in the Mojave was a reality-warping mutant child. Trapped in a protective sphere because his body cant survive outside, the boy (actually well over 100 years old but hasnt aged since childhood) uses his powers to torture anyone unfortunate enough to stumble across the area.
* EveryoneHatesHades: Pluto is a villain in Marvel and part of the shared universe Ghost Rider lives in. It was only a matter of time before they clashed. Noble Kale also fought the Furies a couple times, but in that case they weren't portrayed as malicious villains so much as being really bad at their jobs.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character was much more a traditional superhero when he first debuted, fighting human criminals like Water Wizard, The Orb and The Enforcer, characters more at home in the early Spiderman Spider-Man comics than here.
* EnfantTerrible: One villain Johnny Blaze encountered during his time WalkingTheEarth in the Mojave was a reality-warping mutant child. Trapped in a protective sphere because his body cant can't survive outside, the boy (actually well over 100 years old but hasnt hasn't aged since childhood) uses his powers to torture anyone unfortunate enough to stumble across the area.
* EveryoneHatesHades: EverybodyHatesHades: Pluto is a villain in Marvel and part of the shared universe Ghost Rider lives in. It was only a matter of time before they clashed. Noble Kale also fought the Furies a couple times, but in that case they weren't portrayed as malicious villains so much as being really bad at their jobs.



* HellHasNewManagement: Nobel Kale takes over Hell after slaying Mephisto and Blackheart, then sends Danny Ketch back to Earth, releasing him from his duties as Ghost Rider.



* HellHasNewManagement: Nobel Kale takes over Hell after slaying Mephisto and Blackheart, then sends Danny Ketch back to Earth, releasing him from his duties as Ghost Rider.



* HollywoodSatanism: The comic does at least does mention that not all satanists fit the Hollywood stereotype, but you'll hardly ever see the harmless variety and if you do, they will be quickly killed off by or converted into the Hollywood type. Satan is a contested title in Marvel world anyway, there have been ''brief'' periods where a good person held the title.

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* HollywoodSatanism: The comic does at least does mention that not all satanists fit the Hollywood stereotype, but you'll hardly ever see the harmless variety and if you do, they will be quickly killed off by or converted into the Hollywood type. Satan is a contested title in Marvel world anyway, though there have been ''brief'' periods where a good person held the title.



* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Initially John Blaze would only, but always, become a Ghost Rider at night. Later his changes became more random and unpredictable before gaining some measure of control. Danny Ketch would always and only become a Ghost Rider when innocent blood was split around him until Caretaker helped him get over the limitation.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Anton Satan will insist his name is not to be pronounced how an given English speaker would read it. In case you were wondering, it's supposed to be pronounced Shu-tan.

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* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: InvoluntaryShapeshifter: Initially John Blaze would only, but always, become a Ghost Rider at night. Later his changes became more random and unpredictable before gaining some measure of control. Danny Ketch would always and only become a Ghost Rider when innocent blood was split around him until Caretaker helped him get over the limitation.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Anton Satan will insist his name is not to be pronounced how an given English speaker would read it. In case you were wondering, it's supposed to be pronounced Shu-tan.



* NighInvulnerable: Ghost Rider fairly early on was portrayed as extremely difficult to kill, though it took Johnny Blaze at least some time to realize this. Bullets harmlessly pass through his skeletal form, superhuman punches just end up smashing against his unbreakable bones, and he has no organs, blood, or skin to make bruise and bleed, giving him effectively limitless combat stamina, so while he CAN be tossed around and beaten up, it just doesn't really do any long-term damage. However mystically-based attacks can and do hurt him. Unfortunately most of his enemies are as mystically oriented as himself.

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* NighInvulnerable: NighInvulnerability: Ghost Rider fairly early on was portrayed as extremely difficult to kill, though it took Johnny Blaze at least some time to realize this. Bullets harmlessly pass through his skeletal form, superhuman punches just end up smashing against his unbreakable bones, and he has no organs, blood, or skin to make bruise and bleed, giving him effectively limitless combat stamina, so while he CAN be tossed around and beaten up, it just doesn't really do any long-term damage. However mystically-based attacks can and do hurt him. Unfortunately most of his enemies are as mystically oriented as himself.



* PostModernMagik: Ghost Riders have triumphed over things such as enchanted drills designed to penetrate spirit barriers, demonic truck driving human traffickers and {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s trying to rid the Earth of sin by blasting it with hellfire from a space station.
** In some cases, anything The Ghost Rider utilizes is warped by his essence into something befitting his power. This extends from what he rides to what he weaponizes.

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* PostModernMagik: Ghost Riders have triumphed over things such as enchanted drills designed to penetrate spirit barriers, demonic truck driving human traffickers and {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s trying to rid the Earth of sin by blasting it with hellfire from a space station.
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station. In some cases, anything The Ghost Rider utilizes is warped by his essence into something befitting his power. This extends from what he rides to what he weaponizes.



* PullingThemselvesTogether: The Ghost Rider, though rarely since his individual parts are nigh unbreakable and held together with unnatural fire, will do this eventually if his body is separated in anyway. Skinbender can do this too.

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* PullingThemselvesTogether: The Ghost Rider, though rarely since his individual parts are nigh unbreakable and held together with unnatural fire, will do this eventually if his body is separated in anyway.any way. Skinbender can do this too.



* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Scarecrow was originally a SilverAge villain for ComicBook/IronMan, then fought ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/TheFalcon for a while; when he tried murdering people to attract Cap's attention, he ended up attracting Ghost Rider instead, and the two have since clashed multiple times; more recently he's just been a random villain all over the MU, showing up in no particular book.

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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Scarecrow was originally a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] villain for ComicBook/IronMan, then fought ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/TheFalcon for a while; when he tried murdering people to attract Cap's attention, he ended up attracting Ghost Rider instead, and the two have since clashed multiple times; more recently he's just been a random villain all over the MU, showing up in no particular book.



* StoryBreakerPower: Ghost Riders are not the most crossover friendly guys. First Blaze "only" lifted between 5-25 tons and "only" shot hellfire (which could be shrugged off by PhysicalGods and the Undead, as if that was much weakness), then summoned an uncannily fast wall climbing motorcycle. Ketch had these plus the penance stare, an extending chain and undead killing fire. By ''Reborn Again'' a host-less spirit was breaking apart the streets of New York by accidentally cracking its chain too hard. Blaze later pulled a train without noticing, without even using the full power of the Ghost Rider.

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* StoryBreakerPower: Ghost Riders are not the most crossover friendly guys. First Blaze "only" lifted between 5-25 tons and "only" shot hellfire (which could be shrugged off by PhysicalGods {{Physical God}}s and the Undead, as if that was much weakness), then summoned an uncannily fast wall climbing motorcycle. Ketch had these plus the penance stare, an extending chain and undead killing fire. By ''Reborn Again'' a host-less spirit was breaking apart the streets of New York by accidentally cracking its chain too hard. Blaze later pulled a train without noticing, without even using the full power of the Ghost Rider.



* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe:Originally, the idea for the Danny Ketch Ghost Rider was to become more powerful than the Blaze version he replaced. This happened and all was good. Then Blaze Rider came back and was for [[{{retcon}} some reason]], just as strong as the powered up Danny. Since it wasn't explained it makes some of Blaze's earlier comics seem silly when he struggles with much less demanding problems.

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* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe:Originally, StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Originally, the idea for the Danny Ketch Ghost Rider was to become more powerful than the Blaze version he replaced. This happened and all was good. Then Blaze Rider came back and was for [[{{retcon}} some reason]], just as strong as the powered up Danny. Since it wasn't explained it makes some of Blaze's earlier comics seem silly when he struggles with much less demanding problems.



* WeakSauceWeakness: Because the Penance Stare's ability to cause pain is so powerful, it has several of these. If the victim has more than two eyes, or are blind, Ghost Rider can't use it on them. It won't hurt people who do not have souls and if they can't actually feel pain it is worthless. It also will not work on lords of hell. And if the target has a penance stare too, he'll get it right back. It also backfires or is completely ineffective against the insane and those who are bonded with a symbiote. Ghost Rider's strong enough to beat most targets regardless but these at least make him do more than look at an opponent disapprovingly to beat him.

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* WeakSauceWeakness: WeaksauceWeakness: Because the Penance Stare's ability to cause pain is so powerful, it has several of these. If the victim has more than two eyes, or are blind, Ghost Rider can't use it on them. It won't hurt people who do not have souls and if they can't actually feel pain it is worthless. It also will not work on lords of hell. And if the target has a penance stare too, he'll get it right back. It also backfires or is completely ineffective against the insane and those who are bonded with a symbiote. Ghost Rider's strong enough to beat most targets regardless but these at least make him do more than look at an opponent disapprovingly to beat him.
30th Dec '17 10:56:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Crossover}}: Ghost Rider usually keeps to his own corner of the Marvel Universe, but Danny has been known as a member of "the New ComicBook/FantasticFour", a brief replacement for the real FF made up of Marvel's [[WolverinePublicity most popular heroes]]: himself, {{Spider-Man}}, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, and the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. Later there was a crossover with Alejandra, Comicbook/{{Venom}} (the Flash Thompson version), ComicBook/RedHulk, and ComicBook/{{X 23}} in an obvious New FF tribute.

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* {{Crossover}}: Ghost Rider usually keeps to his own corner of the Marvel Universe, but Danny has been known as a member of "the New ComicBook/FantasticFour", a brief replacement for the real FF made up of Marvel's [[WolverinePublicity most popular heroes]]: himself, {{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/SpiderMan, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, and the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. Later there was a crossover with Alejandra, Comicbook/{{Venom}} (the Flash Thompson version), ComicBook/RedHulk, and ComicBook/{{X 23}} in an obvious New FF tribute.
7th Dec '17 4:12:09 PM NightShade96
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In 2007, a [[Film/GhostRider film]] featuring Johnny Blaze was released with a composite version of the character played by Creator/NicolasCage. It received a sequel called ''Ghostrider: Spirits of Vengeance''.

After Marvel Studios regained the rights to the character, Robbie was introduced to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2016, played by Gabriel Luna in Season 4 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Robbie's origin flashback in the series also features an unnamed biker Ghost Rider.

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In 2007, a [[Film/GhostRider film]] featuring Johnny Blaze was released with a composite version of the character played by Creator/NicolasCage. It received a sequel called ''Ghostrider: Spirits of Vengeance''.

''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance''.

After Marvel Studios regained the rights to the character, Robbie Reyes was introduced to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2016, played by Gabriel Luna in Season 4 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Robbie's origin flashback in the series also features an unnamed biker Ghost Rider.
4th Dec '17 7:47:30 AM Basara-kun
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* VengefulGhost: Invoked, being more known as "The Spirit of Venegance" in any of his incarnations (excepting the first Western version, later known as "Phantom Rider", a vigilante that takes the "ghost" as his alter-ego intead being really dead).
31st Aug '17 1:36:40 PM DJ-Toku
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The second Ghost Rider is '''Daniel "Danny" Ketch''', actually the half-brother of Johnny Blaze. He first appeared in ''"Ghost Rider''" vol. 2 #1 (May, 1990). When attacked by thugs to protect his sister Barbara, a touch to his sister's pendant suddenly bonded him with a spirit Kale, turning him into the new Ghost Rider. Johnny took note of this and eventually became Danny's BigBrotherMentor of sorts in his adventures.

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The second Ghost Rider is '''Daniel "Danny" Ketch''', actually the half-brother brother of Johnny Blaze. He first appeared in ''"Ghost Rider''" vol. 2 #1 (May, 1990). When attacked by thugs to protect his sister Barbara, a touch to his sister's pendant suddenly bonded him with a spirit Kale, turning him into the new Ghost Rider. Johnny took note of this and eventually became Danny's BigBrotherMentor of sorts in his adventures.
24th Jul '17 12:09:06 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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!!!Alternate universe versions of Ghost Rider:

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!!!Ghost Rider in other media:

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There are also several alternate universe versions of Ghost Rideer.

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There are also several alternate !!!Alternate universe versions of Ghost Rideer.
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Has recently been added to the cast of characters in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel: Ultimate Ghost Rider is also named Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze, but is here an ordinary guy with a love of biking who was biking across the country with his new fiancee-turned-wife, Alicia, when they ran into a group of fellow bikers in a bar. They seemed friendly enough; they were actually Satanists who murdered Johnny and his wife in a ritual HumanSacrifice to achieve great wealth, power and success in their life thereafter. (It worked; one of them is ''vice-president of America'' by the time Ultimate Ghost Rider appears). In Hell, Johnny barters his soul to Satan and is transformed into Ghost Rider, appearing on Earth and resurrecting his former wife to live a happy life without him in exchange for killing first the Satanists who killed him, then any other sufficiently evil soul he can find, all to help empower Satan's army.

In 2007, a [[Film/GhostRider film]] was released with a composite version of the character played by Creator/NicolasCage. It received a sequel called ''Ghostrider: Spirits of Vengeance''.

After Marvel Studios regained the rights to the character, Robbie was introduced to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2016, played by Gabriel Luna in Season 4 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Robbie's origin in the series also features an unnamed biker Ghost Rider.

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Has recently been added to the cast of characters in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel: Ultimate Ghost Rider is also named Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze, but is here an ordinary guy with a love of biking who was biking across the country with his new fiancee-turned-wife, Alicia, when they ran into a group of fellow bikers in a bar. They seemed friendly enough; they were actually Satanists who murdered Johnny and his wife in a ritual HumanSacrifice to achieve great wealth, power and success in their life thereafter. (It worked; one of them is ''vice-president of America'' by the time Ultimate Ghost Rider appears). In Hell, Johnny barters his soul to Satan and is transformed into Ghost Rider, appearing on Earth and resurrecting his former wife to live a happy life without him in exchange for killing first the Satanists who killed him, then any other sufficiently evil soul he can find, all to help empower Satan's army.

!!!Ghost Rider in other media:
In 2007, a [[Film/GhostRider film]] featuring Johnny Blaze was released with a composite version of the character played by Creator/NicolasCage. It received a sequel called ''Ghostrider: Spirits of Vengeance''.

After Marvel Studios regained the rights to the character, Robbie was introduced to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2016, played by Gabriel Luna in Season 4 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Robbie's origin flashback in the series also features an unnamed biker Ghost Rider.
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The first is Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze, who first appeared in ''"Marvel Spotlight''" #5 (August, 1972). A stunt motorcyclist who trained under his dead father's friend Craig "Crash" Simpson. He also became the fiancee of Crash's daughter Roxanne. His mother was alive, as well, but she abandoned him, taking away his brother Daniel and sister Barbara. Due to the abandonment, Johnny tended to suppress the memory about them, so it would seem life would be good for him...

Until one event where Johnny slipped off on his motorcycle stunt training, costing the life of Crash's wife, a mother figure to Johnny. This caused Johnny to swear off motorcycling, and deteriorated his relationship with Crash as Johnny refused to take public stunts, preferring to train in the shadows. Then, Crash revealed that he had cancer, but even then Johnny still refused. Trying to find a way out of his impasse, Johnny turned to the occult and eventually learned of a spell that could summon {{Satan}}. That spell summoned Mephisto (though it has recently been retconned to be Lucifer who made the deal with Johnny), whom Johnny asked to cure Crash's cancer. Mephisto upheld his bargain and cured Crash...

...only to have him die in an accident at the very next stunt he performed.

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The "first" Ghost Rider is a Western hero named '''Carter Slade'''. This character rode around on a white horse in an all-white getup. He was retroactively dubbed the Phantom Rider.

The first true Ghost Rider is Johnathon '''Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze, Blaze''', who first appeared in ''"Marvel Spotlight''" #5 (August, 1972). A stunt motorcyclist who trained under his dead father's friend Craig "Crash" Simpson. He also became the fiancee of Crash's daughter Roxanne. His mother was alive, as well, but she abandoned him, taking away his brother Daniel and sister Barbara. Due to the abandonment, Johnny tended to suppress the memory about them, so it would seem life would be good for him...

Until one event where Johnny slipped off on his motorcycle stunt training, costing the life of Crash's wife, a mother figure to Johnny. This caused Johnny to swear off motorcycling, and deteriorated his relationship with Crash as Johnny refused to take public stunts, preferring to train in the shadows. Then, Crash revealed that he had cancer, but even then Johnny still refused. Trying to find a way out of his impasse, Johnny turned to the occult and eventually learned of a spell that could summon {{Satan}}. That spell summoned Mephisto (though it has recently been retconned to be Lucifer who made the deal with Johnny), whom Johnny asked to cure Crash's cancer. Mephisto upheld his bargain and cured Crash...

...
Crash... only to have him die in an accident at the very next stunt he performed.



The second Ghost Rider is Daniel Ketch, actually the half-brother of Johnny Blaze. He first appeared in ''"Ghost Rider''" vol. 2 #1 (May, 1990). When attacked by thugs to protect his sister Barbara, a touch to his sister's pendant suddenly bonded him with a spirit Kale, turning him into the new Ghost Rider. Johnny took note of this and eventually became Danny's BigBrotherMentor of sorts in his adventures.

However, both Johnny and Danny eventually found themselves at odds and the two Ghost Riders clashed in battle. Meanwhile, an angel called Zadkiel was taking advantage of events on Earth for his own plans.

It's eventually [[RetCon revealed]] that the Ghost Rider has quite another origin from what Johnny and Danny were told: the Spirits of Vengeance are black-ops agents for ''Heaven'', and there have been multiple Spirits across the cultures of the world since Biblical times. Thanks to Zadkiel, though, there are now only two - Johnny and Danny. And it's down to them to stop Zadkiel's ultimate scheme...

In 2007 a [[Film/GhostRider film]] was released with a composite version of the character played by Creator/NicolasCage.

In the 2011 series, Blaze gave up the mantle of the Ghost Rider, letting Alejandra become the new host of the Spirit of Vengeance. He would go on to try to mentor Alejandra but, at the end of that series would retake the mantle of Ghost Rider back with Alejandra only retaining a portion of its power.

In March 2014, the ''ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider'' series debuted. Featuring a new character, Robbie Reyes, taking on the eponymous mantle, Robbie uses a car instead of a motorcycle and lives in East Los Angeles.

One of the more badass heroes of the ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'' setting was a deceased hacker, who got uploaded into a skeletal cybernetic body, with optional holographic flames. ''Comicbook/GhostRider2099'' was a moderate success, with a strong anti-authority message.

Has recently been added to the cast of characters in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel: Ultimate Ghost Rider is also named Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze, but is here an ordinary guy with a love of biking who was biking across the country with his new fiancee-turned-wife, Alicia, when they ran into a group of fellow bikers in a bar. They seemed friendly enough; they were actually Satanists who murdered Johnny and his wife in a ritual HumanSacrifice to achieve great wealth, power and success in their life thereafter. (It worked; one of them is ''vice-president of America'' by the time Ultimate Ghost Rider appears). In Hell, Johnny barters his soul to Satan and is transformed into Ghost Rider, appearing on Earth and resurrecting his former wife to live a happy life without him in exchange for killing first the Satanists who killed him, then any other sufficiently evil soul he can find, all to help empower Satan's army.

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The second Ghost Rider is Daniel Ketch, '''Daniel "Danny" Ketch''', actually the half-brother of Johnny Blaze. He first appeared in ''"Ghost Rider''" vol. 2 #1 (May, 1990). When attacked by thugs to protect his sister Barbara, a touch to his sister's pendant suddenly bonded him with a spirit Kale, turning him into the new Ghost Rider. Johnny took note of this and eventually became Danny's BigBrotherMentor of sorts in his adventures.

However, both Johnny and Danny eventually found themselves at odds and the two Ghost Riders clashed in battle. Meanwhile, an angel called Zadkiel was taking advantage of events on Earth for his own plans.

It's eventually [[RetCon revealed]] that the Ghost Rider has quite another origin from what Johnny and Danny were told: the Spirits of Vengeance are black-ops agents for ''Heaven'', and there have been multiple Spirits across the cultures of the world since Biblical times. Thanks to Zadkiel, though, there are now only two - Johnny and Danny. And it's down to them to stop Zadkiel's ultimate scheme...

In 2007 a [[Film/GhostRider film]] was released with a composite version of the character played by Creator/NicolasCage.

Danny.

In the 2011 series, Blaze gave up the mantle of the Ghost Rider, letting Alejandra '''Alejandra''' become the new host of the Spirit of Vengeance. He would go on to try to mentor Alejandra but, at the end of that series would retake the mantle of Ghost Rider back with Alejandra only retaining a portion of its power.

In March 2014, the ''ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider'' series debuted. Featuring a new character, Robbie Reyes, '''Robbie Reyes''', taking on the eponymous mantle, Robbie uses a car instead of a motorcycle and lives in East Los Angeles.

One of
Angeles. As opposed to mystical and demonic threats, Robbie's series largely focused on youth gang culture and living in the more badass heroes of ghetto, though there were some mystical elements. Johnny Blaze eventually showed up in the ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'' setting was a deceased hacker, who got uploaded series, inducting Robbie into a skeletal cybernetic body, with optional holographic flames. ''Comicbook/GhostRider2099'' was a moderate success, with a strong anti-authority message.

Has recently been added to
the cast of characters in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel: Ultimate Ghost Rider is also named Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze, but is here an ordinary guy with a love of biking who was biking across the country with his new fiancee-turned-wife, Alicia, when they ran into a group of fellow bikers in a bar. They seemed friendly enough; they were actually Satanists who murdered Johnny and his wife in a ritual HumanSacrifice to achieve great wealth, power and success in their life thereafter. (It worked; one of them is ''vice-president of America'' by the time Ultimate Ghost Rider appears). In Hell, Johnny barters his soul to Satan and is transformed into Ghost Rider, appearing on Earth and resurrecting his former wife to live a happy life without him in exchange for killing first the Satanists who killed him, then any other sufficiently evil soul he can find, all to help empower Satan's army.
family.



After Marvel Studios regained the rights to the character, Robbie was introduced to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2016, played by Gabriel Luna in Season 4 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.

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As part of the 2017 ''ComicBook/MarvelLegacy'' initiative, Johnny will be joining a team of demonic heroes called the '''Spirits of Vengeance''', consisting of himself, ComicBook/{{Blade}}, Daimon Hellstrom and Satana. The ''Spirits of Vengeance'' miniseries will begin in October of 2017.

There are also several alternate universe versions of Ghost Rideer.

One of the more badass heroes of the ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'' setting was a deceased hacker, who got uploaded into a skeletal cybernetic body, with optional holographic flames. ''Comicbook/GhostRider2099'' was a moderate success, with a strong anti-authority message.

Has recently been added to the cast of characters in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel: Ultimate Ghost Rider is also named Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze, but is here an ordinary guy with a love of biking who was biking across the country with his new fiancee-turned-wife, Alicia, when they ran into a group of fellow bikers in a bar. They seemed friendly enough; they were actually Satanists who murdered Johnny and his wife in a ritual HumanSacrifice to achieve great wealth, power and success in their life thereafter. (It worked; one of them is ''vice-president of America'' by the time Ultimate Ghost Rider appears). In Hell, Johnny barters his soul to Satan and is transformed into Ghost Rider, appearing on Earth and resurrecting his former wife to live a happy life without him in exchange for killing first the Satanists who killed him, then any other sufficiently evil soul he can find, all to help empower Satan's army.

In 2007, a [[Film/GhostRider film]] was released with a composite version of the character played by Creator/NicolasCage. It received a sequel called ''Ghostrider: Spirits of Vengeance''.

After Marvel Studios regained the rights to the character, Robbie was introduced to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in 2016, played by Gabriel Luna in Season 4 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Robbie's origin in the series also features an unnamed biker Ghost Rider.
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