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* ChainsawGood: Zero grabs a random chainsaw from Kylie's workshop, coats it in what may or may not be {{Hellfire}}, and dubs it "Hellsaw". Now ''that's'' cool.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: While in the original everything was clearly technological, things here are significantly more vague. Hell has turned into an ''artificial'' land but it's still Hell, Zero appears to possess Hellfire and there's no indication that the droid could set itself on fire - or objects it holds, for that matter - but it's unconfirmed. There's no Spirit of Vengeance along the ride, but Zero ''did'' make a DealWithTheDevil like his predecessors. Finally, unlike the original where Zero couldn't speak of the Ghostworks because it was programmed into him, here there's no such problem.

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* FuturisticSuperhighway: Transverse City is essentially one gargantuan road with countless lanes going all the way from Chicago to Detroit, and every kind of building that a city could conceivably need exists in vehicle form. And nothing ever stops, because to stop is to die.

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** A leather-clad Japanese guy who seeks revenge in a post-apocalyptic land, and his name is ''Kenshiro''? [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Now where have we heard that one before...]]


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* StraightForTheCommander: Zero decides that D/Monix probably has several gangs and the like on their payroll, so they'll just keep sending people until he gets captured. Therefore, he decides to "cut the head off the snake" and goes straight to D/Monix's headquarters, killing his father and everyone involved in the decision to kill him.

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* ActionGirl: Kylie manages to defeat three members of the Artificial Kidz by herself in no time at all.


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* LogicalWeakness: Since Zero is now a robot, an electric blast is enough to put him out of commission for a while as it disrupts his circuits.
* MythologyGag: Zero is back to using his old FutureSlang insults like "jackboot fascist".


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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: After becoming the Ghost Rider, he tries to explain to Kylie what happened but she doesn't believe a word of it. He asks her what he needs to do to convince her.

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* GetOut: After Zero is revived in a robotic body, he tries to go to his girlfriend's truck to grab his stuff. She spots him and, obviously not recognising him, she tells him to get out.


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* OnlyOneName: While it's obvious who he is, the King of Hell introduces himself as "Blaze".


* UnskilledButStrong: Ghost Rider does well for a while with a simple mixture of riding, slicing and dicing until he meets the mercenary Coda, who defeats him with ease with his better fighting skills. Afterwards he notes that GD could've been better if he didn't use his robot body like "a big hammer".

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* UnskilledButStrong: Ghost Rider does well for a while with a simple mixture of riding, slicing and dicing until he meets the mercenary Coda, who defeats him with ease with his better fighting skills. Afterwards he notes that GD GR could've been better if he didn't use his robot body like "a big hammer".
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!!The 2019 reboot provides examples of:
* DealWithTheDevil: In this version, Zero cuts a deal with Johnny Blaze, who has become the King of the Ghostworks, a.k.a. Hell.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Zero protests loudly against being called by his real name.
* IHaveNoSon: Zero's father disowns him for becoming a criminal.
* OffingTheOffspring: Zero's father has him and all his friends killed to cover up the transportation of the android they were moving, as it was supposed to be top-secret.
* PassingTheTorch: The original ComicBook/GhostRider, Johnny Blaze, makes a deal with Kenshiro, even lampshading how he was once in the same place as he.
* {{Patricide}}: Zero kills his father because he's become the kind of person who ordered the death of his child.
* RapidFireNo: Zero's reaction once he saw that his new body is the android that just got him killed.
* SelfInflictedHell: According to Johnny Blaze, Hell changes its form depending on people's beliefs.
* ShoutOut: Zero is less than pleased with the results of his deal with Blaze:
-->'''Zero''': Shoulda known that creepy dude was gonna ''[[Franchise/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' me on the deal.

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* AntiVillain: The Ghostworks AIs are foremost concerned with their own survival. Since this is dependent on there being a physical computer network where they can exist and hide, it is ultimately in their best interest that the ''entire mankind'' survives in a form where it maintains its level of high technology.

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* SharpenedToASingleAtom: See above.


->''In Transverse City, where UsefulnOtes/{{Detroit}} once stood, there is a ghost cast in steel. Dead hacker Zero Cochrane, his mind plucked form the net by subversive computer intelligences and placed in a fearsome chromed shell, is still searching for something to place faith in. Until he can find something worth spit in this world, the Ghost Rider will continue to haunt the streets of the future...''
-->-- ''2099 Genesis'' (1996)



* UnskilledButStrong: Ghost Rider does well for a while with a simple mixture of riding, slicing and dicing until he meets the mercenary Coda, who defeats him with ease with his better fighting skills. Afterwards he notes that Zero could've been better if he didn't use his robot body like "a big hammer".

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* UnskilledButStrong: Ghost Rider does well for a while with a simple mixture of riding, slicing and dicing until he meets the mercenary Coda, who defeats him with ease with his better fighting skills. Afterwards he notes that Zero GD could've been better if he didn't use his robot body like "a big hammer".hammer".

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* CloningBlues: Averted. [[spoiler:At the end of the series it turns out the Ghost Rider we have been following holds a copy of the original Zero's personality after it was stored as pure data in the Ghostworks. The original Zero is quite pissed about the situation, and switches places with the copy-Zero staying at Ghostworks and he manages to take over the place. After the initial surprise he is perfectly fine with being a copy, and he doesn't worry about lacking a physical body either.]]

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* CloningBlues: Averted. [[spoiler:At the end of the series it turns out the Ghost Rider we have been following holds a copy of the original Zero's personality after it was stored as pure data in the Ghostworks. The original Zero is quite pissed about the situation, and switches places with into the Ghost Rider body. The copy-Zero staying stays at Ghostworks and he manages to take over the place. After the initial surprise he is perfectly fine with being a copy, and he doesn't worry about lacking a physical body either.]]


* CloningBlues: Averted. [[spoiler:At the end of the series it turns out the Ghost Rider we have been following holds a copy of the original Zero's personality after it was stored as pure data in the Ghostworks. The original Zero is quite pissed about the situation, and switches places with the copy-Zero staying at Ghostworks and he manages to take over the place. After the initial surprise he is perfectly fine with being a copy, and he doesn't worry about lacking a physical body either.]]



** The AI at Ghostworks who does most of the talking has on his avatar a [[TVHeadRobot TV for a head]] which switches between showing different recognizable television and film characters, which include [[Franchise/StarTrek Jean-Luc Picard, Scotty]], [[Film/TheGodfather Don Corleone]] and [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Elwood Blues]]. Its manner of speaking also changes accordingly, such as the Don using the famous "an offer you can't refuse" line or Scotty speaking in Scottish accent and calling Zero "laddie".

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** The AI at Ghostworks who does most of the talking has on his its avatar a [[TVHeadRobot TV for a head]] which switches between showing different recognizable television and film characters, which include [[Franchise/StarTrek Jean-Luc Picard, Scotty]], [[Film/TheGodfather Don Corleone]] and [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Elwood Blues]]. Its manner of speaking also changes accordingly, such as the Don using the famous "an offer you can't refuse" line or Scotty speaking in Scottish accent and calling Zero "laddie".

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