These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Ghost Rider
Audience-Alienating Premise: Many fans of previous Ghost Riders seems to be turned-off by Robbie Reyes being teenager, driving a car instead of a bike and listening to electronic music (Ghost Rider is usually associated with rock and metal), not to mention his desing. People who are excited about his book fear it might impact negatively the sales and even Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, series biggest cheerleader, expressed worry Robbie might become Replacement Scrappy.
Ebenezer Laughton, known as The Scarecrow, is a longstanding enemy of Ghost Rider. Originally trained as a contortionist, Laughton found a life of crime more exciting. Sinking further into madness and depravity, the Scarecrow began to target children as murder targets, the younger the better. He once gruesomely murdered a mother and her baby with his pitchfork. Afterwards, the Scarecrow attempted a 'masterpiece' by creating a building out of human beings, stitching his victims together. Some were lucky enough to be already dead. Others weren't. When Ghost Rider confronted him, the Scarecrow attempted to blackmail him into avoiding a fight by stabbing the walls of the building, murdering the still living victim and threatening to kill more if Ghost Rider didn't surrender and let Scarecrow torture him to death.
Zadkiel, Ghost Rider's Arch-Enemy in the Jason Aaron series, is a truly monstrous excuse for an angel. The lord of the Black Host, Zadkiel was also the angel in charge of the Spirits of Vengeance and began to desire to use them to overthrow both God and humanity. Zadkiel subtly influenced the lives of Johnny Blaze and Dan Ketch, destroying those close to them to make them vulnerable to the Ghost Rider spirits. Zadkiel as The Man Behind the Man negotiated multiple deals with demons and other monsters on earth, allowing them to prey upon those they wished, while directing his other minions to murder multiple innocents in addition to those who could prove problematic- and everyone close to them as well. Even death brought no respite as Zadkiel showed a penchant for annihilating the souls of his defeated enemies. While manipulating Danny Ketch, Zadkiel showed no remorse slaughtering and torturing his angelic brethren until he finally had the powers of the Riders and banished Ketch and Blaze to earth to die in the apocalypse he would create. Zadkiel succeeded in conquering heaven and began to achieve omnipotence with his final goal to become the new God and then commence genocide on all of humanity and all other beings who didn't worship him.
Mephisto, the most prominent Demon Lord in the Marvel Universe and the most evil, is Ghost Rider's boss, but his actions spread far beyond just Ghost Rider. Mephisto powers his realm and his person by the souls he imprisons, often by making a pact with the victims. Mephisto doesn't play fair and is fond of ruining the wish by playing off Exact Words. Mephisto has been known to cure a loved one's terminal illness, only to have the beneficiary killed the next day. Not making a deal is no guarantee of safety and Mephisto has been known to torment, torture and kill those he can. In one instance, he captured the brother of an enemy of Thor to force the Thunder God to enter his domain. Mephisto had already fed his hostage to his realm's fires and contented himself with crushing Thor's spirit before sending him back to earth. During the Infinity Gauntlet crisis, Mephisto chose to encourage Thanos to destroy more and more, while plotting to seize ultimate power himself. During the attack of the Serpent, Mephisto wandered into a bar to vent to the barkeep. When the man asked to be immortal, Mephisto ground him into nothing and used his blood to write letters: words are immortal, after all. Finally, Mephisto is also a hideously abusive father to his 'son' and creation Blackheart: mentally and physically torturing the younger demon until Blackheart snapped and became as dangerous as his father.
A little bit less crack, but still, is shipping Robbie with Nico Minoru, which also started to surface months before his ofifcial debut.
Squick/Gorn: The most recent series was filled with it. As was the miniseries Trail of Tears. It featured a pair of outlaws that the Ghost Rider killed by smashing them together so hard they fused together. They came back as minions of Hell, still fused together.
Acceptable Targets: The overweight goth woman Johnny saved from an attacker; her interview was played for laughs the next night, and not so much because she was describing a man whose head was on fire.
Fridge Brilliance: Mepistopheles made the deal with Blaze that if he took out Blackheart, Blaze would get his soul back. However, Mepistopheles forgot to make it a part of the deal that Blaze would also have to give the Ghost Rider power back, thus he was able to keep it at the end.
Fridge Logic: If Blackheart and Mephistopheles aren't able to enter Holy Ground, hence the reason Carter Slade was able to keep the Contract safe for over 150 years... how come both were shown to be perfectly able to enter churches?!
I think it's the condition of said churches. The one Blackheart's in at first might not have been properly blessed to truely ward off evil. You know, moral decay/ignorance over the centuries. The second time was in the ruins of a town who's entire populace sold their souls creating the Contract. You think God would leave any part of such a place holy?
Another issue that is never addressed is that Johnny never willingly sold his soul in the first place, nor did he sign the contract? The point of making a deal with the devil is not for him to trick you into giving your soul to him, but to make you want to give your soul to him! That is the trick! If accidentally cutting himself to have his blood fall on the contract was all that was needed, Mephistopheles could have stabbed him in the chest and still gotten his soul, by that logic?! And since when did a sarcastic, "Yeah, right?", ever count as an affirmation when making a deal with the devil? There's an long history of etiquette in how these deals are done and isn't the whole point of the Ghost Riders that Mephistopheles is the sort of person who at least has some standards?!
Probably the reason this was retconned in the sequel, with a flashback showing Johnny willingly giving up his soul.
Legion: Our name is Leeeegion, for we are maaaaaaaanyyyyyyyy.
This film is FULL of Narm: Mephistophiles' goofy Muppet shadow, Blackheart's name which brings DAAAAARRRK HEEAAAAARRRT TO MIND, Johnny eating jelly beans while watching monkeys doing karate, Roxanne's 8 ball, Johnny's 'surprised' face as his motorbike starts, and Sam Elliott's mumbling.
Narm Charm: 'He may have my Soul... but he doesn't have my Spirit.'
Uncanny Valley: Blackheart as Legion does manage to look very unnerving to look at with his wide red eyes and darker skin.
What an Idiot: Blackheart absorbing the 1000 souls from the contract in the middle of his fight with Johnny may not have been the smartest move, considering that his lack of a soul was keeping Johnny from being able to beat him before. If you think about it, there was no reason it couldn't have waited until the fight was over.
Johnny can shoot fire from his hands as long as he's not in direct sunlight. He doesn't bother actually doing this when Roxanne is threatening to sign him up for an asylum.