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Roberto "Robbie" Reyes is a car mechanic who, upon being killed by the Fifth Street Locos , was resurrected by Johnny Blaze and found himself imbued with a power to transform into Ghost Rider . Seeking vengeance for his death, and his brother 's disability following the attack on their lives, Ghost Rider proceeded to track down and destroy these criminals until he was tracked down by Quake , who sought to bring an end to Reyes' massacres. Eventually, Quake had led Reyes to S.H.I.E.L.D. and he assisted them in battling against Lucy Bauer and her search for the Darkhold which contained an ancient power. Learning his uncle Eli Morrow had planned and succeeded in getting his powers, he helped S.H.I.E.L.D. to kill him and the Chinatown Crew , but in the process Reyes had allowed himself to be teleported to Hell . Eventually, Ghost Rider escaped, just in time to help S.H.I.E.L.D. take down the crazed Aida , and rid the world of the Darkhold for good.
- 1.1.1 Family Struggles
- 1.1.2 Origins of Ghost Rider
- 1.2.1 Questioning Gang Member
- 1.2.2 Discovered by Quake
- 1.2.3 Helping Gabe
- 1.2.4 Questioned by Quake
- 1.2.5 Searching for Guilt
- 1.2.6 Hunting Ghosts
- 1.2.7 Working with Quake
- 1.3.1 Hell Charger vs L.O.L.A.
- 1.3.2 Fighting Hellfire
- 1.3.3 Frustration with S.H.I.E.L.D.
- 1.3.4 South Ridge Penitentiary Riot
- 1.3.5 Murder of Santino Noguera
- 1.3.6 Explaining the Truth
- 1.3.7 Conflict with Jeffrey Mace
- 1.3.8 Destroying Lucy Bauer
- 1.4.1 Trapped Between Realms
- 1.4.2 Meeting the Spirit of Vengeance
- 1.4.3 Attack on Eli Morrow
- 1.4.4 Self-Sacrifice
- 1.5.1 Through the Gateway
- 1.5.2 Attacking Aida
- 1.5.3 Reunited with S.H.I.E.L.D.
- 1.5.4 Return to Hell
- 2 Personality
- 3.2 Abilities
- 4.1 Weapons
- 4.2 Other Equipment
- 4.3 Vehicles
- 5 Facilities
- 6.3 Enemies
- 7 Appearances
- 9 Behind the Scenes
- 10 References
- 11 External Links
Biography [ ]
Early life [ ], family struggles [ ].
Robbie Reyes was born to Alberto Reyes and Juliana Reyes . He was raised in Los Angeles by his uncle Eli Morrow with his younger brother Gabe .  Reyes dropped out of Garfield High School in eleventh grade and instead took a job working at Canelo's Auto and Body . 
Origins of Ghost Rider [ ]
Reyes is caught stealing the Hell Charger
One day, Reyes had decided to steal his uncle, Eli Morrow 's, car and take it for an illegal drag race in Los Angeles . While he was quietly pushing the car out of the drive in order not to disturb his uncle, Reyes was caught by Gabe Reyes who questioned what he was doing. Filled with his own ego, Reyes invited Gabe to join him for the race and they went cruising around the neighborhood, with Gabe teasing Reyes that he was not allowed to help him with his homework and Reyes would only help him fail if he tried.
Reyes attempts to save his brother 's life
As they drove down the street together, joking and teasing one another as usual, a group of the Fifth Street Locos pulled up in front of their car. When Reyes honked his horn, trying to get them to move out of his way, he was horrified to witness the gang members throwing a molotov cocktail at him and his brother, causing the front of the Hell Charger to be engulfed in flames. Reyes put the car in reverse and used his driving skills to attempt to escape their attackers; however, before long, the Locos caught up with the brothers and fired at their car, causing them both to be hit with bullets and their car to crash.
Reyes is thrown from the car and killed
The injuries suffered in the attack caused Gabe to lose his ability to walk, and Robbie was thrown from the car, flying through the air with his body covered in bullet wounds. As he was falling through the air, Reyes' last thought was a plea to God, to the universe, to anyone who would listen, that Gabe be spared. He swore he would give anything to save Gabe, as he blamed himself for the incident. Reyes then hit the ground, the impact killing him. However, in the darkness, Reyes heard a voice which asked him if he wanted a second chance, did he want to punish those who hurt his brother, did he want to avenge his own death. Reyes said "Yes. more than anything yes." and a moment later he was alive again.
Johnny Blaze turns Reyes into Ghost Rider
A mysterious stranger on a motorcycle appeared and pulled Gabe out of the burning car to safety. The stranger then approached Robbie, revealing himself to be Johnny Blaze , a demonic being with a flaming skull for a head. Blaze touched Robbie, and transferred the Spirit of vengeance into Robbie, turning him into the new Ghost Rider, before disappearing. It would be over five years before Robbie told Gabe the truth about what happened that night, as Robbie feared that Gabe would not understand.  Eli Morrow was later sent to South Ridge Penitentiary on charges of attempted murder of his former employer, but he told Robbie that this person deserved it. 
Vengeance Spree [ ]
Ghost Rider's image is graffitied on a wall
Having gained the power of Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes used this power to track down and bring vengeance upon those he deemed as guilty and deserving of death. This included members of the terrorist group the Watchdogs , the Fifth Street Locos , a corrupt cop, city councilman Roger Perez and the pedophilic school teacher Thomas Wright . This activity made Ghost Rider a feared symbol in Los Angeles , with his story being told and his image being spray-painted on walls. 
Questioning Gang Member [ ]
Ghost Rider attacks with the Hell Charger
Having discovered that members of the Aryan Brotherhood had stolen a crate containing some mysterious cargo , Reyes chased them down in his Hell Charger . He found the men in a confrontation with Quake , and sped the car towards their truck before R. Moore fired a rocket launcher at it. The explosion briefly launched the car into the air and engulfed it in flames, but this only caused him to transform into Ghost Rider and attack the gunmen, smashing the Hell Charger into them and killing D. Anderson upon impact with the side of the car.
Ghost Rider kills Aryan Brotherhood members
Creating a ring of fire around their vehicles, Ghost Rider trapped the criminals and unknowingly prevented Quake's intervention. He burnt M. Scott 's soul before brutally killing two more of the gang members by bashing in their heads to break their skulls and ripping out one man's spine. Grabbing T. Mitchell , Ghost Rider knocked him out and stuffed him in the back of the Hell Charger, intending to question him further before getting back into his car and driving away before the police could stop him, giving Quake a brief look at his burning skull as he stepped into the Hell Charger and left.
Reyes tortures and questions T. Mitchell
Back at El Monte Junk and Salvage , Reyes chained T. Mitchell up and demanded to know why he had stolen a lorry, flicking his keys in his hand as a way of unnerving the prisoner. Mitchell claimed that he was working for the Chinatown Crew under Chen 's orders, but Reyes did not believe his tale as he thought the Aryan Brotherhood would never work for the Chinese due to their own racist views and resorted to hitting him repeatedly in the head, although Mitchell insisted that he was telling the truth. Reyes then noted that he would soon have to confess to Ghost Rider, who would know if he was guilty.
Reyes overhears S.H.I.E.L.D. agents talking
Once Mitchell gave him its location, Reyes located the truck and disguised himself as a member of the same company to get close to it. Eventually, Reyes overheard a conversation between Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie , who had come to investigate its disappearance as finding it could help them locate Quake. Instead of seeing a deal going down to sell the crate to Chen, Reyes watched as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents found two corpses who had torn each other apart due to having come into contact with Lucy Bauer 's ghostly form and been driven mad.
Reyes prepares to execute T. Mitchell
Having learned all he could from his captive, Reyes decided that the best move was to kill Mitchell, who was clearly guilty and did not know anything else that could help him. Returning to El Monte Junk and Salvage , Reyes explained that he had seen nothing there that Mitchell had promised and got into his car. Mitchell realized that Reyes was going to kill him and made a desperate plea for mercy, but Reyes dismissed him and drove the burning Hell Charger straight into Mitchell, crushing his body and killing him, with Reyes showing absolutely no sympathy to the terrified criminal. 
Discovered by Quake [ ]
Reyes prepares the Hell Charger for the night
While preparing to hunt down the Chinatown Crew and kill them all in order to regain the crate which contained Lucy Bauer , Reyes got his Hell Charger ready and then stepped outside of El Monte Junk and Salvage , only to find himself greeted by Quake , who claimed she wanted to locate a car of the same model as the Hell Charger. Reyes greeted her with a smile and claimed to not be able to help as he only worked nights and recommended she come back in the morning to speak to Canelo , which she said she would do while she thanked Reyes.
Reyes is found and questioned by Quake
However, Reyes recognized Quake from the night when Ghost Rider had attacked the Aryan Brotherhood and sensed her as a threat, he later decided to take her out of the situation and invited her into the office to check the records to look for the car, planning on subduing her during this time. As they walked, Reyes joked about the poor state of the repair shop and pointed out the office and asked if she lived in Los Angeles and she claimed to only be visiting, with Reyes noting that this was not a nice neighborhood to spend a holiday, all which flicking his keys in his hand which caught Quake's attention as he had been doing it the other night.
Reyes prepares to fight against Quake
When Reyes attempted to attack her, Quake used her Inhuman powers to send a shockwave which threw Reyes backwards into a van. Taking a steel pool and igniting it in flame, Reyes noted that Quake had the devil inside her too before attacking her. As they fought, Quake pushed her hand onto Reyes' chest and tried to break his bones while she confronted Reyes over the deaths of Roger Perez and Thomas Wright , although Reyes claimed that they deserved to die as each were killers and pedophiles, noting that their deaths were vengeance.
Reyes transforms himself into Ghost Rider
Quake told Reyes that he did not get to decide who lived and who died, but Reyes informed her that it was not him who decided. With this Reyes underwent his transformation, burning the flesh off his skin until he reached the bone, turning into Ghost Rider. Using various steel beams left around in Canelo's Auto and Body shop, Ghost Rider created new burning weapons for himself to then attack Quake, only for her to use her own shockwave powers to disarm him and keep the Rider at bay, as she knew a single burn from him would prove to be fatal.
Ghost Rider refuses to kill Quake
Knocking Quake to the ground with a single punch, Ghost Rider drops a large steel cart on her, only for Quake to keep it from falling with a shockwave. As she laid defenseless on the ground, Quake asked Ghost Rider to kill her, as she was still remorseful for her part in the tragic death of her fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and boyfriend Lincoln Campbell months before. Despite her request to die as she felt she deserved it, Ghost Rider looked inside her soul and decided that she did not deserve to die, and instead walked away from her as she continued to hold up the cabinet with her powers. 
Helping Gabe [ ]
Reyes waits to meet his brother
The next day, Reyes waited on the side of the street in Los Angeles to collect his brother, Gabe Reyes , while considering what had occurred the night before. Once Gabe finally arrived, Reyes collected Gabe's wheelchair from the back of the car and lifted his brother into it, thanking Janet for giving him a ride as the bus had apparently broken down.
Reyes spends his day with Gabe Reyes
He then pushed the chair down the street while teasing his brother about trying to get a date with their friend Janet's little sister, while Gabe joked that he had been helping Reyes' boss Canelo do Reyes' paperwork for him, as Reyes struggled with the paperwork due to failing to finish high school, only getting as far as the eleventh grade. While the brothers talked and joked with one another, they were secretly being watched by Quake who was attempting to learn Reyes' emotional weakness, which was clearly his love for his brother, who he remained highly protective of no matter what. 
Questioned by Quake [ ]
Reyes arrives at work and greets Canelo
Leaving his home, Reyes got into his Hell Charger and drove through Los Angeles to get to work at Canelo's Auto and Body . Once Reyes arrived he was invited to join a debate between Canelo and another colleague about the football game that had been on television the night before, but Reyes explained that he had missed the game as he had been out while it was on. While Canelo teased Reyes about meeting a mystery girl , Reyes claimed that he was only interested in vehicles.
Reyes searches for his seeming stalker
Continuing his work, Reyes helped a woman fill out her paperwork for the car he had just repaired for her and told her that she could pay inside, while he became distracted by Daisy Johnson's Van , which had pulled up outside and had not moved in several hours. Becoming suspicious, Reyes took a crowbar and walked over to the van to see who exactly was following him. Reyes opened the van door and charged inside, crowbar at the ready, only to discover it was empty, allowing him to relax once again and put his weapon away as he planned on continuing his day by working.
Reyes learns Daisy Johnson has found him
Walking back inside, Reyes found Daisy Johnson was having a talk with Canelo, claiming that she and Reyes had gone to Garfield High School together. Johnson mockingly claimed that she was there because her Van had mysteriously burst into flames the night before, clearly commenting on what she had seen Reyes do during their previous fight. She noted that Canelo had told her that Reyes was an expert with this sort of thing and he agreed to work on her van in order to keep his secret away from Canelo and the other people he worked with so that he could keep them all safe.
Reyes warns Daisy Johnson to leave now
As they continued working on the van together, Johnson questioned Reyes about the danger of something catching fire and being a problem, but Reyes strongly hinted that she should leave it alone before she got hurt. Johnson questioned Reyes about if his victims really deserved to die but Reyes told her she should not have come. Canelo joined the conversation as they joked about Reyes' past and personality. Once Canelo had gone he warned her to leave now but Johnson used her Inhuman power to damage her van so he had to stay longer while he continued to repair the damage.
Reyes explains he sold his soul to the Devil
Johnson continued to question Reyes about his killings, with Reyes insisting that they deserved to die and his killings were vengeance. Johnson noted that there was a group called the Watchdogs who were hunting Inhumans , but Reyes corrected her that he was not an Inhuman, telling her he had sold his soul to the devil, a statement that Johnson found very hard to believe. Reyes told Johnson that he was willing to have another fight against her as he had nothing to lose, but Johnson noted that his brother would be saddened to lose him, which greatly angered Reyes.
Reyes furiously attacks Daisy Johnson
Just at that moment, Canelo told Reyes that he was leaving and wanted him to lock up the garage while he was gone. Once his friend had left, Reyes grabbed a wrench and set it aflame, telling Johnson she should not have mentioned his brother. Johnson used her powers to throw a car at Reyes, but he dodged the falling vehicle and kept moving toward her with his eyes burning, grabbing a piece of the engine and setting it on fire as a new weapon. The fight was very brief as Reyes fractured Johnson's arm which was weakened by her repeated use of her power before knocking her out. 
Searching for Guilt [ ]
Reyes speaks to the captured Daisy Johnson
Reyes tied up Daisy Johnson in Canelo 's office as he began going through the possessions which he had stolen from inside her van . Once Johnson awoke, Reyes informed her that this was the first caught anybody had caught him and he was still deciding on what to do next. Reyes noted how Johnson clearly had a death wish and before he could kill her, he needed to find some kind of proof that she deserved to die which he was unsure really existed.
Reyes discovers Daisy Johnson 's reason for guilt
The pair began to discuss each other's motives for what they were doing, with Reyes noting there was something in her past that was haunting her, while Johnson joked that this was coming from a man convinced he was possessed by the devil. Eventually, Reyes found a photograph of Lincoln Campbell and concluded that Johnson felt guilt for somebody who had died due to her and she felt that this was her fault entirely. Johnson asked why he had hunted down the Aryan Brotherhood members, noting they were working with the Chinatown Crew who were supplying them with new weapons.
Reyes chases down a team of scientists
When Johnson noted that they had stolen some kind of a weapon from the Pasadena Momentum Laboratory within Pasadena , Reyes taped up Johnson's mouth and running to the Hell Charger . Just as Reyes drove down the road, Johnson broke free and managed to leap onto the roof of the car as Reyes sped through Los Angeles . To shake her off, Reyes summoned the power of Ghost Rider, roaring as he did so, and caused flames to burst out of the car which forced Johnson to jump off while he continued to drive through the roads and towards the lab as fast as he could. 
Hunting Ghosts [ ]
Ghost Rider saves Leo Fitz from Frederick
Arriving at Momentum Labs , Reyes found Frederick who was close to killing Leo Fitz , having locked Alphonso Mackenzie inside a radiation reactor core. Just as Reyes pulled Frederick away from Fitz in time and bypassed his intangibility, Frederick looked at him straight in the eyes, with his own eyes burning red with fire. Just as Frederick questioned what Reyes was, he gave out a roar and transformed himself into Ghost Rider, much to Fitz's horror as he looked upon Ghost Rider's completely terrifying burning skull and yellow eyes.
Reyes burns and kills Frederick
While Fitz focused his efforts on trying to free his S.H.I.E.L.D. ally, Ghost Rider continued to hold onto Frederick, transforming his hand into flame and started burning him which completely killed him. While Daisy Johnson arrived and used her Inhuman powers to free Mackenzie and Fitz shut down the core before it overloaded, Ghost Rider found an image of the scientists from Momentum Labs, including Lucy Bauer , and stole it before leaving, with Johnson telling Mackenzie not to follow him or even try and engage him in a fight, knowing how dangerous Ghost Rider was. 
Working with Quake [ ]
Reyes offers Daisy Johnson a ride
While driving the Hell Charger , Reyes came across Daisy Johnson , whose van had stopped working altogether. Reyes asked if she was working with S.H.I.E.L.D. and she assured him that she was not now; Reyes then asked if she wanted to know what was connecting the Watchdogs , Aryan Brotherhood , Chinatown Crew and Momentum Labs , claiming he might be the connecting piece himself. Reyes then allowed her to enter his car as they drove away to continue their investigation. 
Reyes speaks to Daisy Johnson
Reyes and Johnson drove down the street until Reyes decided to pull over to get some petrol at a Roxxon Gas Station , all the while with Johnson attempting to make small talk with him. They overheard on another car's radio that the Inhumans had seemingly caused a blackout in Miami , with Reyes noting that he feared for his brother's safety if they were affected. They were then also caught in the EMP Strike that hit Los Angeles . Fortunately, Reyes' Hell Charger was unaffected by the attack, since had been made a few years before electronics were put in cars, allowing them to drive to Gabe's location.
Reyes and Daisy Johnson discuss Ghost Rider
Driving through the roads which were not filled with cars that had all been knocked out by the blackout, they swiftly hurried to find Reyes' brother, Gabe Reyes , who has been left stranded in the middle of the city. While they were looking for him, Reyes mentioned that his uncle Elias Morrow worked for Momentum Energy . Johnson revealed that she knew his uncle was in jail for attempted murder, but Reyes said his uncle had a reason for attacking that person . Reyes then discussed what his power was, with Johnson questioning his story of selling his soul to the devil, which did not bother Reyes.
Reyes saves his brother from street punks
Reyes and Johnson eventually found Gabe getting harassed by some punks who were joking about stealing his wheelchair. When a Pistol Punk placed his hands on Reyes' car, despite being warned against it, Reyes turned the Hell Charger red hot, burning his hands. They proceeded to fight the bullies without using their powers, but Johnson was forced to use her own Inhuman power to save Gabe, shattering the bones in her arm in the process. Eventually, Reyes and Johnson beat up all the punks using their bare hands before putting Gabe in the car and quickly driving away to safety.
Reyes questions where Daisy Johnson is
Returning to the Reyes Residence for their own safety, Reyes lit some candles while recommending that Johnson take her fractured arm to the hospital for treatment, while noting that he never got hurt since transforming into Ghost Rider healed all his injuries. That night, Reyes returned to Canelo's Auto and Body to make sure the place made it through the blackout; however, just before he left, he informed Johnson that Gabe was unaware of his powers and asked her not to reveal his secret. Back in Los Angeles by the next morning, Reyes returned home and asked his brother where Johnson was only to be told that she had disappeared during the night. 
Working with S.H.I.E.L.D. [ ]
Hell charger vs l.o.l.a. [ ].
Reyes is spotted by Alphonso Mackenzie
As Reyes pulled up to South Ridge Penitentiary to visit his uncle Eli Morrow , he spotted two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who were just leaving, however Reyes locked eyes with Alphonso Mackenzie who then recognized him from their earlier encounter when Reyes had killed the ghostly Frederick at Momentum Labs . Reyes took off driving the Hell Charger when he and Mackenzie recognized each other, with the two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents giving chase as Reyes drove through the streets of Los Angeles in a desperate attempt to escape.
Reyes is knocked out after the car chase
As Mackenzie and Phil Coulson chased down the escaping Reyes in their own car L.O.L.A. , they drove through traffic as Reyes attempted to lose them however he could, eventually ending up driving through the Los Angeles River where the open stretch gave Reyes' car the clear advantage. Before long, Reyes was able to roar far ahead from L.O.L.A. due to the Charger's impressive power. However, before he could escape from the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Reyes is knocked unconscious when he crashed into a camouflaged Quinjet which was there waiting for him, with Coulson questioning if now he owned Reyes' car.
Reyes is questioned by S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents
S.H.I.E.L.D. took Reyes and his car into their custody, locking him inside the Containment Module to protect them from his deadly powers, although Reyes questioned if it really could contain him. Coulson questioned Reyes, noting that he knew about his past at Garfield High School before he had begun working at Canelo's Auto and Body before asking about his murders, which Reyes insisted were justified as he only killed those he deserved to die. When Coulson asked if he was an Inhuman , Reyes insisted he was not and had sold his soul to the actual devil himself.
Reyes is offered a deal from Phil Coulson
Taking a risk, Coulson decided his best option was to let Reyes out of the Containment Module and work together. Reyes commented on the foolishness of this concept, noting that he could cause Zephyr One to crash if he turned himself into flame. Coulson noted that Reyes had saved Leo Fitz from Frederick and they were likely on the same side, both looking for answers. Coulson asked that Reyes speak to his uncle about what was going on and help them find answers, but not before threatening to throw him out the plane if he refused to help them in their current mission.
Reyes speaks with his uncle, Eli Morrow
Reyes was taken back to the jail where he was able to speak to Eli Morrow on S.H.I.E.L.D. 's behalf. Once he was convinced that S.H.I.E.L.D. only wanted to help, Morrow revealed that Momentum Labs and Doctor Lucy Bauer were working on a machine that defied the laws of physics. The machine blew up, "killing" everyone except for Morrow and Bauer's husband Joseph Bauer , who Morrow put into a coma because he blamed him for what happened. Morrow told Reyes that if Bauer was still alive somehow, she would now be going after " the book " which could hold the answers to not only what happened to them but how to also fix them again. 
Fighting Hellfire [ ]
Reyes is given new orders from Phil Coulson
Reyes was given a ride in a Quinjet as he returned to Zephyr One to find Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie getting their weapons ready. Reyes questioned if they were going after the book , noting that it had taken him a while to catch up with their plane, but they then explained that something else had come up. Despite holding up his end of their dead, Reyes chose to go with Coulson and Mackenzie when they get an alert about an Inhuman asset who was currently in danger.
Ghost Rider reveals itself to Hellfire
Reyes joined S.H.I.E.L.D. as they traveled to a storage unit where Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons were being attacked by Hellfire , who had betrayed them to join the Watchdogs . Before James could kill the pair, Reyes stole his Hellfire Chain and ordered Johnson and Simmons to escape. James attempted to fight Reyes, throwing an exploding ball at his head but was shocked when his powers seem to have no effect on him, with Reyes telling James that it was time to pay for his sins before then transforming into Ghost Rider, much to Hellfire's utter horror.
Ghost Rider attacks and threatens Hellfire
Using his own Hellfire Chain against him, Ghost Rider tied James up and pins him against a wall, preparing to rip his body apart. However, James remained determined to be the last of the Inhumans to die during the massacre he was planning with the Watchdogs, and instead used his powers to break the wall apart behind him. The two burning enemies then fell backwards into the Primed and Ready Fireworks 's storage warehouse. Their combined powers of causing fire then starting a chain reaction where all of the fireworks in the store go off together causing a massive explosion.
Reyes drags Hellfire out of the wreckage
As the fireworks continued to explode from inside the building, it was eventually practically completely destroyed just right after Coulson, Mackenzie, Johnson, and Simmons had gotten out of there and watched the display from the safety of the car park. Once the explosions settled down, Reyes walked up to them while dragging an unconscious James whose body and clothing were still smoking from the intense heat, noting that Coulson had requested that Hellfire be kept alive despite what Ghost Rider intended. Reyes then left Hellfire with Simmons for medical treatment before returning to the Quinjet , keeping the Hellfire Chain for himself.
Reyes learns of Lucy Bauer and the Darkhold
With Johnson and Reyes in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Coulson convinces the two vigilantes to put their fight with the Watchdogs aside and focus on the greater threat - the Darkhold , an ancient grimoire that had been hunted by the Red Skull , Daniel Whitehall and even Nick Fury , and now Lucy Bauer was also currently searching for it. Fortunately for them, the person who could help them find it, Joseph Bauer , just came out of his coma before telling them that right now S.H.I.E.L.D. needed their help in order to finally stop Bauer's plans with the dangerous book. 
Frustration with S.H.I.E.L.D. [ ]
Reyes learns Phil Coulson is not using him
Reyes listened as Phil Coulson discussed the power of the Darkhold with Alphonso Mackenzie and Melinda May , with Coulson noting that they could not trust Jeffrey Mace with this information, but felt Reyes could be useful to their new investigation. Coulson suggested their next move would be to speak with Eli Morrow although Reyes insisted his uncle would not speak with S.H.I.E.L.D. , although Coulson explained he planned on bringing Marrow out of prison.
Reyes has a private talk with Daisy Johnson
Although Reyes insisted that he should join any mission involving his family, Coulson refused ordered him to stay on the plane. Furious about this, Reyes stormed off to an isolated part of Zephyr One where he found Daisy Johnson , who explained that if he was to leave he would be stuck in Utah . Reyes and Johnson argued about his methods before she revealed that she was trying to keep her distance from her former comrades out of fear of getting close to them, which she had been since Lincoln Campbell 's death, with Reyes noting he could see why.
Reyes learns that Eli Morrow is in danger
Before long Coulson contacted Zephyr One requesting help from Mackenzie as Lucy Bauer and the other ghosts were already at South Ridge Penitentiary and were likely looking for Morrow as he had put Joseph Bauer into a coma. Although at first, Mackenzie was reluctant to bring Reyes on the mission, noting that everyone in the prison desired to die so Ghost Rider could not be trusted. Johnson, however, argued that Reyes was their only advantage as he could kill the ghosts while the other agents could not even touch them so Mackenzie agreed. 
South Ridge Penitentiary Riot [ ]
Reyes and S.H.I.E.L.D. arrive at the prison
Once Leo Fitz had arrived on Zephyr One and provided the agents with the Ghost Infection Antidote , they loaded into the Containment Module which took them to the ground where split up into two teams, Daisy Johnson and two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents went to find Phil Coulson while Mackenzie and Reyes searched for Eli Morrow , who they assumed the ghosts were targeting, noting that the guards would likely be infected.
Reyes encounters Santino Noguera in jail
Once inside, Reyes struggled to contain Ghost Rider upon seeing so many criminals and murderers in their cell. When Reyes then recognized Santino Noguera as a member of the Fifth Street Locos , stepping over to Noguera, Reyes almost lost control upon seeing a member of the gang that had once almost killed himself and his brother . Mackenzie pulled him away and promised Reyes that he'll put him down if he loses control of his powers, but Reyes assured him he would not be using his power and he needed to keep his secret hidden from his uncle.
Reyes kills Vincent with a chain
As they stepped into the boiler room, Mackenzie and Reyes were both cornered by the two ghosts following Bauer, with Mackenzie then shooting Vincent with his Shotgun-Axe with no effect. Reyes armed himself with a chain and ripped Vincent in half, dropping it as it now burned red hot. However, Hugo then appeared and infected Mackenzie with the psychosis by walking through him and smiling at the effect, only for Reyes to use his own powers to burn Hugo and destroy him. Mackenzie gave himself the antidote as he saw Reyes' face distort into a terrifying demonic shape.
Reyes frees Eli Morrow from his prison cell
As the situation within the prison deteriorated into a riot , Reyes and Mackenzie found Morrow and explained that they were breaking him out of prison. Mackenzie used the Pick-Lock Device to break open his door and they made their way out, despite Morrow being unhappy at S.H.I.E.L.D. 's involvement under it was explained that Bauer had gained powers and was in possession of the Darkhold . With the situation getting worse, Mackenzie ordered Reyes and Morrow to go on without him so he could help some trapped members of the prison staff. 
Murder of Santino Noguera [ ]
Reyes furiously confronts Santino Noguera
As they made their way through the prison , Reyes once again saw Santino Noguera , and told Eli Morrow to get out of there so he could finish something. With his uncle gone, Reyes confronted Noguera, who was simply reading a Stephen King book in his cell rather than rioting . Reyes asked Noguera if he knew anything about a drive-by the Fifth Street Locos conducted on a pair of kids cruising through Los Angeles that ended with the gang shooting them and even lighting the Hell Charger on fire.
Ghost Rider murders Santino Noguera
Noguera revealed the drive-by was actually a hit that had failed to kill the kids but Reyes revealed that one of them was now paralyzed. Noguera was unable to reveal who had ordered the hit as he was already in prison at the time everyone who could have known was already dead, having been brutally burned alive. Reyes then noted that there was still one Fifth Street member still alive and turned into Ghost Rider before he incinerated the terrified Noguera, finishing off the Locos once and for all. The rioting prisoners saw this and returned to their cells, terrified of Ghost Rider.
Reyes learns Lucy Bauer kidnapped his uncle
With Noguera now dead, Ghost Rider transformed himself back into Reyes and made his way outside, finding Alphonso Mackenzie with Daisy Johnson and Phil Coulson . When Reyes questioned where his uncle was, Mackenzie made it clear that he did not know, noting that he had left them alone together. To Reyes' horror, it was discovered that Lucy Bauer had found and kidnapped Morrow during the chaos of the riot and they had no idea where they had gone. Returning to Zephyr One , Reyes took time alone to hate himself for his foolish mistake in leaving his uncle alone during the riot. 
Explaining the Truth [ ]
Reyes brings in Gabe Reyes for his safety
Fearing for his safety in the wake of Eli Morrow 's kidnapping, Reyes requested that Gabe Reyes be brought onto Zephyr One . Once Gabe arrived, Reyes had greeted him and was questioned about what was happening, with Gabe believing that Reyes was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent which would have explained several strange things as Daisy Johnson claimed this was the truth, which had made Reyes somewhat uncomfortable. As Gabe questioned why he was being told, Johnson explained it was for his protection since Morrow was kidnapped.
Reyes decides it's time to admit the truth
However, shortly after Gabe arrived, news came in that Jeffrey Mace was arriving in a Quinjet looking to arrest Reyes and Johnson, so they moved into the Containment Module which Alphonso Mackenzie hid underneath the Zephyr. While they waited, Johnson claimed they were being hunted because of her, but when Gabe questioned why they had to hide with her, Reyes had enough and decided it was time to tell his brother the truth. He then reminded Gabe of the time they drove the Hell Charger and were attacked by the Fifth Street Locos in the night.
Reyes explains how he became Ghost Rider
Reyes explained that when the car crashed, he had felt incredible guilt for getting Gabe killed and begged for a way to save him before being violently killed upon impact with the ground. Although Gabe remembered a Good Samaritan who had come to their aid and saved them, Reyes explained that it was not a good samaritan, but was in fact Johnny Blaze pulled up on his Hell Cycle and had infected him with Ghost Rider, bringing him back to life and cursing him with the need to bring justice to those doing evil, although Gabe was now furious that Reyes used him as an excuse for murder. 
Conflict with Jeffrey Mace [ ]
Reyes and Quake are found by Jeffrey Mace
However, before long, Jeffrey Mace discovered their location and attempted to have them all put into his custody due to the damage that could be done to S.H.I.E.L.D. 's reputation if it was discovered that they were aided a known fugitive and murderer. Reyes confronted Mace about if he could find Eli Morrow , but Mace was not interested in that mission anymore despite Phil Coulson and Leo Fitz 's objections.
Ghost Rider furiously breaking himself free
Reyes, however, refused to be locked in the Containment Module any longer and began pounding on the doors to try and break free while Daisy Johnson insisted it was impossible to escape. However, Reyes became more enraged and eventually transformed himself into Ghost Rider and continued to pound on the door with all his might, much to Gabe Reyes ' horror. Despite Fitz's insistence to Director Mace that he could not escape, Ghost Rider quickly proved them all wrong by smashing the doors apart and stepping outside in a now furious rage.
Ghost Rider furiously attacks Jeffrey Mace
Targeting the man keeping him from vengeance, Ghost Rider then attacked Director Mace, only to discover the Director had incredible strength and durability. Ghost Rider was launched across Zephyr One but continued fighting against the Director, who insisted upon being the one to battle him. Before long, Ghost Rider managed to pin Mace against a staircase and began hitting him repeatedly, attempting to beat him to death and refusing to stop even when Coulson tried to pull him away, throwing Coulson back in his fury for vengeance against Director Mace.
Ghost Rider stops attacking Jeffrey Mace
Although Coulson begged Ghost Rider to stop, promising him that they would find his uncle , Ghost Rider's rage could seemingly not be stopped as he continued to beat Mace into submission. However, it was Gabe Reyes who eventually managed to reach him, begging his brother to stop what he was doing, this did reach Reyes who snuffed out Ghost Rider's fire and transformed back into human form, with his skin soon healing from the burns that the transformation inflicted upon his body while Gabe still looked on his horror, much to Reyes' great shame.
Reyes is allowed to help with their mission
Despite the incident, Coulson was eventually able to convince Director Mace to work with Reyes in order to stop Lucy Bauer from using the Darkhold to unleash some kind of terror upon the world. They soon tracked Bauer to a disused Roxxon Power Plant and Reyes joined the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents on the mission. When Melinda May questioned why Reyes had been brought on the mission, Coulson explained they had the same goal and he was the only one who could kill Bauer. Meanwhile, Daisy Johnson explained she could not hack into the Plant. 
Destroying Lucy Bauer [ ]
Reyes is confronted by Lucy Bauer
As Reyes made his way through the Roxxon Power Plant with Phil Coulson and Melinda May , they discovered that they could not communicate with Zephyr One from inside the base due to losing signal. As they continued forward, they were soon confronted by Lucy Bauer , with Reyes promising that he would deal with her. Reyes told Bauer that his uncle was Eli Morrow , noting that he was Robbie not Gabe Reyes as his eyes burned red.
Reyes burns Lucy Bauer to a violent death
Bauer explained that Joseph Bauer had hired the Fifth Street Locos to kill Morrow and the Reyes brothers should not have been harmed, explaining that Morrow had transformed her into this ghostly monster during his attempts to play god, although Reyes refused to believe her stories. Although Bauer attempted to infect Reyes by walking through him, he was unaffected and grabbed her arm, promising to make her pay. As Bauer noted he had the same fire in him that Morrow had, Reyes promised that his fire was worse before engulfing Bauer in flames as she screamed in agony.
Reyes is consumed by a blast of energy
With Bauer finally dead and the threat she posed against the world seemingly over, Reyes attempted to return to the Quinjet while Coulson and May found and rescued his uncle and reclaimed the Darkhold . However, as Reyes ran through the Power Plant's hallways to freedom, he was chased down by a blast of incredible energy from the center of the plant, which soon engulfed not only Reyes but also Coulson and Leo Fitz before they could escape, seemingly destroying all evidence of them as the Power Plant disappeared of all life, leaving only silence remaining. 
A New Deal [ ]
Trapped between realms [ ].
Reyes tries and fails to talk to Eli Morrow
In the wake of the blast, Reyes explored the corridors until he finally came across Eli Morrow ; however, when Reyes attempted to attack Morrow for lying about Lucy Bauer , he discovered he passed straight through his body and that Morrow was now unable to hear his voice. Reyes then witnessed Morrow using his own newly found powers to massacre an entire S.H.I.E.L.D. unit by impaling all of them with his carbon shards before calmly walking away, leaving a solid wall of carbon behind him to ensure no other agents could follow him as he escaped.
Reyes locates Phil Coulson and Leo Fitz
Reyes then witnessed Alphonso Mackenzie and Melinda May arriving on the scene and tried to explain that he was unable to stop Morrow from killing the agents despite his best efforts, only to quickly realize that they could not see or hear him either, without any explanation as to why this was happening to him alone or how he could possibly communicate with anybody ever again. However, while Reyes was considering his current terrible situation, Phil Coulson and Leo Fitz arrived and explained they were in the same situation and could see him. Being helped back onto his feet, Reyes questioned exactly what Morrow had done to them and how they could fix it.
Reyes tries to understand what is happening
Following the agents onto Zephyr One , Reyes watched the footage of their attack with the other trapped agents while noting that he did not believe they were actually dead but that the lights were darker and he had a pain in his stomach. Looking at their situation, Fitz was able to figure out that what had happened was they were currently being sucked down into the Multiverse , much to Reyes' confusion. Listening to the conversations, Reyes soon worked out that Morrow was working with the Chinatown Crew but was frustrated as he could not communicate with them to try and help locate Morrow.
Reyes feels a terrible cold through his body
Reyes went with Fitz to listen in as Jeffrey Mace contacted Jemma Simmons to inform her of Fitz's situation. While Reyes complained of serious pain in his stomach getting worse, Fitz listened to Mace's conversation and realized Mace and Burrows had sent Simmons on a secret mission with Ellen Nadeer and was now unable to reach her. While Fitz worried about Simmons and threatened to hit Mace when he was able to get back to Earth's dimension, Reyes collapsed in agony as he experienced unbearable cold, claiming he needed to get sunlight or some kind of warmth as he was currently dying.
Reyes feels the Spirit of Vengeance leaving
Still in agony, Reyes told Fitz and Coulson that he was being dragged down to Hell . Despite all of his best efforts to fight it, the Spirit of Vengeance then launched out of Reyes' body, lifting him high in the air before dropping Reyes back down to the ground hard. No longer in agony, Reyes realized what had happened as he saw Mackenzie attack agent James Davis and use his motorbike to drive off the plane to find Morrow, despite all Daisy Johnson 's best efforts to stop him. Seeing Johnson was taking his Hell Charger , Reyes got in the car in order to confront Mackenzie's new Ghost Rider. 
Meeting the Spirit of Vengeance [ ]
Reyes tries to communicate with Quake
With Daisy Johnson now driving the Hell Charger down the streets on Los Angeles to catch up with Alphonso Mackenzie , Reyes concerned himself with not only catching Mackenzie, but keeping his car safe from harm, as Johnson scrapped the side of it. Reyes tried to yell at Johnson despite her being unable to hear him, although he was able to send a message using the Hell Charger's indicator to tell Johnson where to go.
Reyes confronts the Spirit of Vengeance
Having arrived at a warehouse belonging to the Chinatown Crew , Reyes was forced to leave Johnson to fight off the criminals on her own while he went looking for his target. Before long, Reyes came across Mackenzie holding one of the gang members, Zhi and called out to him to stop what he was doing. Mackenzie noticed Reyes and revealed that the Spirit of Vengeance had complete control over his body who then proceeded to throw the gang member into a nearby wall and addressed Reyes directly, with Reyes claiming that although he had wanted the Spirit gone from his body for years, their work was not yet done and so he needed to return to him.
Reyes attempts to stop Alphonso Mackenzie
Reyes commanded the Spirit of Vengeance to release Mackenzie as he was truly a good man not capable of Vengeance and to possess him instead as Reyes had not gained his vengeance on Eli Morrow . The Spirit of Vengeance told Reyes that Mackenzie was a man without hope who was in pain from the loss of his own daughter and that the Spirit could live of that pain for years. The effects of the alternate dimension began to take their toll on Reyes once again and the Spirit acknowledged that it had escaped where he was being dragged down to and it was never going back there.
Reyes is given his Ghost Rider powers back
At this point, Daisy Johnson found the possessed Mackenzie who then transformed into Ghost Rider and prepared to attack her. Seeing no other choice to save himself, Mackenzie and Johnson from a fate seemingly worse than death, Reyes made a new deal with the Spirit of Vengeance; it would give him his vengeance on Marrow and in return Reyes would satisfy the spirits lust for blood. The Spirit of Vengeance accepted the deal and merged with Reyes once again and left Mackenzie's body, dragging Reyes down into Hell in order to complete this deal Reyes had now made with him.
Reyes manages to return to the Earth plane
Having quickly completed his deal with the Spirit, Reyes was able to use the Inter-Dimensional Gate that had been created by Holden Radcliffe and Aida to return to the Playground . There Reyes found Mackenzie sitting alone in the room while he was looking at a photograph of Hope Mackenzie as he fell through the Multiverse gateway and collapsed from exhaustion before slowly getting back onto his feet. Despite being clearly fearful of Reyes now he had the Spirit back, Mackenzie agreed to help settle Reyes' final score by finding and getting vengeance on Morrow. 
Attack on Eli Morrow [ ]
Reyes speaks with agent Alphonso Mackenzie
Having now finally tracked down Eli Morrow to the Chinatown Crew Headquarters , Reyes joined all the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as they prepared to storm it and take on Morrow and his men. As they prepared for the mission, Reyes spoke with Alphonso Mackenzie as he refused to wear a mask for the mission despite Jeffrey Mace wanting him to keep a low profile. Reyes and Mackenzie then briefly discussed the Spirit of Vengeance and their hope of him leaving them both for good once this mission to stop all of Morrow's devastating plans had been completed.
Yo-Yo Rodriguez , Robbie Reyes and Quake
Having been joined by Quake and Yo-Yo Rodriguez , Reyes prepared to storm the building through the back door under the orders of Phil Coulson . Opening the doors and seeing that the hallway was now seemingly empty but completely dark, Quake sent in Rodriguez to use her Inhuman powers to run and the corridor and check that it was safe. However, this set off a bomb Morrow had left, nearly killing Rodriguez who barely escaped before she would have been engulfed in flames. Upon seeing this, Reyes walked in on his own.
Reyes searches around for Eli Morrow
As Reyes made his way through the base, he was soon attacked by several members of the Chinatown Crew who were attempting to defend Morrow, however, Reyes was able to easily fight them all off and continued on with his own mission, despite losing contact with S.H.I.E.L.D. along the way. Eventually, Reyes located a massive version of the Quantum Batteries that Morrow had built which held a Demon Core . Just as Reyes stepped inside the device, however, he was called out by Morrow who tried to convince his nephew to walk away from the base and return to the safety of home.
Reyes attempts to turn into Ghost Rider
Reyes, however, refused to leave and began to transform into Ghost Rider, forcing Morrow to impale Reyes with a shard of carbon, stopping his transformation. Morrow realized that Reyes had been hiding his secret of being Ghost Rider, noting he had heard stories of him while in South Ridge Penitentiary . Reyes explained he gained the power during the drive by shooting while Morrow still blamed Joseph and Lucy Bauer . When Reyes asked why Morrow had done it, he was told all Morrow had wanted was respect from all of his co-workers who had all looked down at him.
Reyes is impaled twice by Eli Morrow 's power
Despite Reyes still trying to get through to his uncle by reminding him of Gabe Reyes ' view of him and how he had gained himself a Ph.D. and a job at Momentum Labs , Morrow refused to listen. As Morrow ranted about how his newfound powers were making him a god, Reyes threatened him by claiming that now the devil was coming for him. At this moment, Reyes attempted to become Ghost Rider yet again, only for Morrow to impale him with another shard of carbon through the gut before then cruelly telling him whatever happened to him next was his own fault and walking away from Reyes. 
Self-Sacrifice [ ]
Reyes mocks all of Eli Morrow 's new powers
With Reyes impaled on the carbon spikes, Eli Morrow demonstrated his powers by creating water out of nothing, which failed to impress Reyes, despite Morrow claiming it would allow him to create life. However just as they were speaking, Phil Coulson arrived having been captured, telling Morrow that he was not a god, just a petty thief. Reyes watched Coulson explain that Morrow had been stealing compounds from the Multiverse .
Reyes is checked on by Phil Coulson
As Coulson checked on Reyes' condition, Reyes explained that he was still standing but he could feel the Spirit of Vengeance being dragged down to Hell again. Coulson continued to try and convince Morrow of his mistake and the risks involved, with Reyes telling him to listen, but Morrow refused to accept the truth due to what the Darkhold had told him. Seeing that Morrow could not be stopped by simply talking him into surrender, Coulson called on his team to attack and ordered Reyes to fight, Reyes called upon the Spirit of Vengeance and began his transformation once again.
Reyes transforms back into Ghost Rider
Reyes then watched as both Melinda May and Alphonso Mackenzie stormed into the room and attacked the Chinatown Crew , followed closely behind by Patriot who then used his own incredible strength to send the men flying back with a single punch. In order to ensure they had the advantage throughout, the team were then assisted by Yo-Yo Rodriguez who put the team in better positions in the blink of an eye before striking Morrow with a Neodymium Magnet , knocking him back in the Quantum Battery next to Reyes who had completed his own transformation back into Ghost Rider.
Ghost Rider finally burns Eli Morrow to death
With Morrow trapped and the Chinatown Crew defeated, Coulson tried to pull Ghost Rider to safety with the Hellfire Chain , however, Ghost Rider so noticed that Morrow had managed to break himself free and was trying to escape. Dropping the chain, Ghost Rider grabbed a hold of Morrow and set his entire body on fire, causing Morrow to scream in agony as he painfully burned to death. Ghost Rider made no attempt to escape as a final earthquake caused the box to then fall through the Inter-Dimensional Gate and disappear into the Multiverse, vanishing for several weeks. 
The Return [ ]
Through the gateway [ ].
Ghost Rider returns from Hell
After falling through the Hellmouth, Reyes was once again trapped in Hell for several weeks, doing the bidding of the Spirit of Vengeance in the wake of the deal he had made. While in Hell, the Spirit of Vengeance was in full control of Reyes' body and throughout the duration of their time in Hell all they did was fight and kill other beings that resided in Hell.  Reyes entered in possession of a mystical weapon called " Hellfire chain ". 
Reyes finally discovered a way to return to Earth when a tear ruptured in the dark dimension when Aida used the power of the Darkhold to create a human body for herself. As S.H.I.E.L.D. prepared to make a plan to stop Aida, who had also given herself Inhuman powers and was planning a world-changing disaster, Ghost Rider emerged through the Inter-Dimensional Gate where he wrapped his new acquired chain around himself and went to assist his allies to destroy Aida once and for all. 
Attacking Aida [ ]
Ghost Rider attacking the Superior
Following his return to the Earthly Plane, Reyes retrieved the Hell Charger and immediately drove it towards both Aida and the Darkhold , feeling like he was drawn to them. When he claimed that he had come to get the Book of Sins back, he was attacked by Life-Model Decoys of Anton Ivanov and Sergei Mishkin .
Ghost Rider attempts to destroy Aida
Ghost Rider quickly defeated both of them thanks to his superhuman strength and his Hellfire chain to decapitate Mishkin and also managed to burn Aida's arm. In a rage, Aida attacked Ghost Rider with electricity, causing his transformation. The Rider charged at her, filling Aida with fear and teleporting away, taking the Darkhold with her. Upon figuring out that she had disappeared, Ghost Rider roared in anger. 
Reunited with S.H.I.E.L.D. [ ]
Reyes returning to S.H.I.E.L.D.
Afterwards, Reyes was found by Daisy Johnson , who brought him aboard the Zephyr One after he told her about his fight against the LMDs. Phil Coulson asked Reyes how he managed to get out and find Aida, to which he answered that the Spirit of Vengeance felt drawn to anything made of dark matter, which included not only the Darkhold but Aida as well, since she had used the powers of the Book of Sins to create her body. Coulson and Johnson quickly understood that Ghost Rider was S.H.I.E.L.D. 's best chance of killing Aida.
Reyes confronting Aida
When Aida attacked an International Inquiry Committee with her LMDs, Reyes joined an assault team made of Johnson, Coulson and Melinda May in order to stop them. Successfully teaming up with Johnson, Reyes managed to destroy all the LMDs and, although Aida fled once again, they retrieved the Darkhold. Reyes returned to the Zephyr One with the others and told them that he would bring the book to Hell. However, Coulson asked him not to do it immediately, since they could use it as bait to lure Aida into a trap.
Reyes discussing the Framework
While all the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were confronting Aida at the Playground , Reyes stayed with Johnson on the Zephyr One, telling her about his experience in Hell and helping her monitoring the vitals of Alphonso Mackenzie and Elena Rodriguez , who were still trapped in the Framework . Though Mackenzie and Rodriguez were almost wiped out of the Framework, they escaped in time and were greeted in the real world by Reyes and Johnson. 
Return to Hell [ ]
Ghost Rider returns to Hell
Meanwhile, at the Playground , Aida confronted Phil Coulson . Unbeknownst to her, the Spirit of Vengeance had made a deal with Coulson and Reyes, which included temporarily using Coulson's body as a vessel. Coulson then used his Ghost Rider powers to destroy Aida's body once and for all despite all Aida's efforts to resist him using her Inhuman powers. The battle against Aida being over, the Spirit of Vengeance returned into Reyes' body. Reyes then took the Darkhold and used his powers to open an Inter-Dimensional Gate towards Hell , once again leaving the Earthly Plane after exchanging a friendly look with Daisy Johnson . 
Personality [ ]
Robbie Reyes is a tough and street-smart young man due to his upbringing in Los Angeles . He showed a great level of responsibility and selflessness when he dropped out of high school during the eleventh grade because there wasn't enough money and caring for Gabe when he was injured. Despite dropping out of his education, Reyes displays intelligence, ingenuity and that he is smart but still prefers to work on cars. He is also very caring and protective over his paraplegic younger brother, Gabe, as he would act as his nurse, help support him with a job as a mechanic, and even attacked and restrained Daisy Johnson when she mentioned him since he felt she was a threat to him. When they were attacked he told anyone who would listen to save his brother rather than himself.
However, upon becoming Ghost Rider, he was turned into a ruthless and merciless killer. His targets are anyone who is guilty of a crime and is unpunished for it, especially when it is a violent crime. Therefore, if a person is not guilty of a crime, he will not kill them even if they consider themselves deserving of death for whatever reason, though he could also judge for himself if he felt they should die and would look for proof. However, it is implied that Reyes is not in full control of his actions and behavior as Ghost Rider. He has stated that he is not the one who decides his victims and threatened Quake to leave him alone since he would become angry enough that he would forget what he would do to her. Being possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance drives Ghost Rider into a hatred towards any being made of dark matter: as such, when Aida , who had acquired a biological body thanks to the Darkhold , escaped from him by teleporting away, Ghost Rider roared in rage and resorted to do anything to bring Aida back to where he thought she belonged, Hell .
Even in and out of his state as Ghost Rider, Reyes still has enough control and morality to judge people on his own, such as when he spared Quake. He then looked through her belongings to see if Quake was truly worth killing and even seemed to want to find something so that he could justify killing her. He demonstrated the capacity to fight someone without killing them, even as Ghost Rider, as seen where he spared the thugs who harassed him, Gabe and Quake, and later on, spared Hellfire during their fight, having been told that he was wanted alive. While he is displayed as cruel and ruthless to criminals, he believes that atoning for his uncle 's attack on Momentum Labs , which created ghosts like Lucy Bauer , will pay his debt to the Devil, and rid him of Ghost Rider and the curse of having to kill the guilty. He uses the powers given to him by the Devil to fulfill his personal vengeance against the gang that ran over him and Gabe, leading to Gabe's paraplegia.
Powers and Abilities [ ]
Reyes transforming into Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider breaks himself free
- Superhuman Durability : Reyes has enhanced durability in his human form. He can still be physically damaged in his human form, as he gained a cut on his face while fighting Quake untransformed, but he is still beyond capable of fighting when injured. In his human form, he was able to withstand Quake 's attacks, being undamaged when she used her powers to smash him into a van and then into several barrels. The former case was particularly evident when Quake was visibly shocked after seeing Reyes unfazed after getting smashed on the side of a van. When Hellfire threw a fireball at him, Reyes was only slightly fazed, despite the burning hole it left in his cheek. When the Spirit of Vengeance assumes control, he is almost invulnerable to harm or damage. He survived a firework factory explosion and remained conscious, unlike Hellfire who also survived but was knocked out. Also, when transformed, he was immune to I.C.E.R. shots, which merely bounced off him with no effect. Ghost Rider also resisted Aida 's electrokinesis powers, being little if not affected by her energy blasts. His durability seems to be strongest when he is fully aware of his surroundings and transformed; when he was trying to escape Coulson and was unaware of the cloaked Quinjet that was in the path of his car, he was knocked unconscious by the crash and was captured.
- Superhuman Agility : Ghost Rider is very agile, being able to spin with his chain in order to attack Aida , who simply teleported away. He also wrapped his chain around Superior and then ducked quickly, allowing Quake to defeat him. While fighting the Sergi Mishkin LMD , he quickly pulled Mishkin towards him and then stomped on him before moving on to the next victim quickly.
- Superhuman Stamina : Reyes is empowered with great stamina which allowed his to fight for a long time. Ghost Rider repeatedly punched the doors of the Containment Module at full force and then fought the Patriot without tiring. He also fought both Aida and multiple Life-Model Decoys at once. Along with other enemies, Reyes also fought Quake and Eli Morrow without tiring.
- Regenerative Healing Factor : The supernatural energies that empower Robbie provide full recovery from any damage done to him. Though he received a cut on his face while battling Quake, these injuries disappeared the next day without even a scar. After getting a burnt hole in his face due to Hellfire's attacks and then transforming into Ghost Rider, he emerged afterward in his human form without any sign of being damaged at all. This means that transforming into Ghost Rider and then back to his human form can allow him to recover completely from damage instantly. Reyes has described himself as nearly impossible to kill. However, the cracks in his skull, which he sustained when he was thrown out of Hell Charger and hit the street, never healed and are visible when he transforms.
Ghost Rider creates a ball of fire
Ghost Rider burning Hugo down to ashes
- Heat Generation : A sub-power to his manipulation of fire and enchantment, Robbie is capable of applying heat to anything he touches. He can set any object in a high-temperature state causing anyone to feel a burning sensation without infusing fire. He has demonstrated this ability when fighting against street thugs along with Quake , causing his car to heat up when a thug touched it, burning him.
- Heat Immunity : Because of the Ghost Rider's physiology, he is immune to heat and burning.
- Dark Matter Detection : The Spirit of Vengeance possesses an extrasensory ability that is made to sense and track the presence of objects and beings made of Dark Matter, such as Aida or the Darkhold .
- Empathy : Ghost Rider can look into someone's eyes and see into their heart and soul, to see what kind of person they truly are. He can examine their mental and emotional characteristics and qualities to determine if they are evil and in need of punishment, such as a corrupt cop or a teacher who was secretly a pedophile . While this ability is usually how Ghost Rider is able to find his targets, he can also rule a good person out as a target, bypassing that person's opinion of himself or herself. This was demonstrated by him having the opportunity to kill Quake , while she was even telling him to, only for him to see that she was a penitent woman who was trying to be good. 
- Non-Physical Interaction : Ghost Rider can touch non-corporeal entities or at least individuals whose bodies are out of phase with the Earth realm. If the situation requires, he can hold them and completely incinerate them with his fire. He was able to grab Frederick by the arm and neck in his human form before transforming and burning Frederick into embers with his blazing hand, he was able to burn Vincent to embers with the Hellfire Chain , and he was able to do the same to Hugo with his touch, though in the latter events, he was able to do so without even transforming. Aida learned that this entity was able to make contact with her while trying to teleport, so she avoided it until she was ambushed by it using a different host .
Ghost Rider driving the Hell Charger
- Fear Negation : Ghost Rider is immune to dangerous physical conditions that normal humans couldn't withstand. When Lucy Bauer attempted to infect Ghost Rider, he was completely unaffected, not even reacting to her passing through him.
Abilities [ ]
Ghost Rider fighting against Jeffrey Mace
Ghost Rider restrains Hellfire with chain
- Engineer : As a mechanic, Reyes had knowledge in automobile mechanics. He easily identified a possible source of the broke van of Daisy Johnson . However, he soon learned that she caused the problem herself with her powers.
- Bilingualism : Reyes is fluent in his native English, as well as Spanish.
Equipment [ ]
Weapons [ ].
- Hellfire Chain : During his battle with the Inhuman Hellfire , Ghost Rider took his flaming chain as his own, successfully using the improvised weapon against its former owner. He could imbue it with fire and swing it like a lasso.
Ghost Rider swings his mystical weapon
Other Equipment [ ]
- Inter-Dimensional Gate : Reyes used an Inter-Dimensional Gate for the first time to return to the Earthly Plane after being trapped between dimensions and nearly being dragged into Hell . He was eventually sent into Hell along with Eli Morrow 's bomb to protect Los Angeles but eventually managed to return through an Inter-Dimensional Gate which was opened when Aida created a body out of dark matter. Ghost Rider lost use for the Inter-Dimensional Gates, however, since he had acquired the ability to open portals of his own with his mystical chain .
Vehicles [ ]
- Hell Charger : The Hell Charger is a 1969 Dodge Charger owned by Reyes. When he acts as Ghost Rider, the car is able to emit flames from the engine and wheels, superheating its surface at will, and is seemingly indestructible.
Facilities [ ]
- Reyes Residence : Reyes' place of living. Reyes lived in this home with his uncle Eli Morrow and his younger brother Gabe Reyes . Once Morrow was imprisoned, Reyes was left in charge of the house. He notably invited the vigilante Quake to recover from her wounds during the Blackout Attack .
- Garfield High School : Reyes used to attend Garfield High School, but he eventually dropped out in the eleventh grade.
- Canelo's Auto and Body : Reyes' place of work. Reyes began to work for Canelo after he abandoned his studies. He was one day visited by Quake , who wanted to investigate him after her Duel at El Monte Junk and Salvage against Ghost Rider.
- El Monte Junk and Salvage : A salvage yard where Ghost Rider used to park his Hell Charger . Ghost Rider once brought there a member of the Aryan Brotherhood for interrogation. He and Quake also had a fierce duel in this salvage yard.
Relationships [ ]
Appearances [ ].
- In the comics, Robbie Reyes bonded with the demonic spirit of his uncle after being shot by mercenaries working for Calvin Zabo , who were trying to retrieve pills which contained the Mister Hyde formula . Reyes is one of the many holders of the Ghost Rider title, preceded by Carter Slade , Johnny Blaze , Daniel Ketch and Alejandra Jones .
- Ghost Rider is directly responsible for the deaths of at least 57 Marvel Cinematic Universe characters.
- Reyes is the second character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have taken over the mantle of a former superhero, with the first being Scott Lang .
Behind the Scenes [ ]
- When asked why Ghost Rider doesn't speak while transformed, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. VFX supervisor Mark Kolpack reasoned he is much scarier that way, in addition to not actually having a voice box for doing so. 
- Morgan Benoit was a stunt double for Gabriel Luna in the role of Ghost Rider.
- Jobeth Wagner was a stand-in for Gabriel Luna in the role of Ghost Rider.
- A Ghost Rider series was in development at Hulu , but the project was eventually canceled.
References [ ]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.01: The Ghost
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.05: Lockup
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.06: The Good Samaritan
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.03: Uprising
- ↑ Translates from Spanish to: " Ordering drive-bys on a couple of kids a few years back? Two brothers, just kids were cruising around the neighborhood. Fifth Street Locos rolled up , sprayed them with bullets, lit the car on fire and left them to die! "
- ↑ Translates from Spanish to: " Yeah, I remember that. I also heard those boys lived, right?"
- ↑ Translates from Spanish to: " And one of them will never walk! "
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With Our Devils
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.08: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.22: World's End
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season Four Declassified
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.21: The Return
- ↑ Gabriel Luna Explains Why Ghost Rider Didn't Kill Quake On Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- ↑ Mark Kolpack on Twitter, 28 October 2016
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Yes, Ghost Rider Is Immortal, but There’s a Catch
Ghost Rider is known to be among the most powerful characters in the Marvel comics . His divine powers are versatile enough. He can head-to-head with Marvel’s most powerful and end up on the winning end. Most of the time, when it comes to Ghost Rider’s power, the fans always assume we’re going to be detailing Ghost Rider’s legendary Penance Stare . However, there is more to this mystic character than simply his offensive abilities, and this is what we’re going to cover in today’s post – Ghost Rider’s mortality, or lack thereof. We know that Ghost Rider is extremely difficult to kill, but is he immortal? If he is, what are the limits? Let’s see.
Ghost Rider is immortal while he is possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance. As long as the Spirit of Vengeance uses the host, his aging will significantly slow down, and he will be unable to die of old age. As far as invulnerability goes, Ghost Rider is immune to most physical damage as long as he is transformed. As soon as he reverts to his human form, he can be killed through regular means.
Now that we’ve given you a brief overview of Ghost Rider’s immortality and invulnerability, it’s time to analyze it in a bit more depth. If you’re interested in what it takes to kill Ghost Rider, stay with us and keep reading!
Ghost Rider is among the most powerful characters, and it’s partly due to his incredible durability
Ghost Rider is often considered to be overpowered when we take everything into account. Due to his divine nature, he can presumably be killed only by weapons of divine origin and divine beings themselves. Ghost Rider is highly immune to all forms of physical damage since when the transformation occurs, there’s hardly anything left to kill, considering that Ghost Rider’s superpowered form is merely a skeleton with a blazing skull.
Even when Ghost Rider is injured, pieces of his body are blown to pieces or crushed; due to his incredible healing factor Ghost Rider can regenerate, and as far as his healing factor goes, it’s fast and efficient. But, like with any other superpowered character, there are loopholes when it comes to this incredible durability (and longevity).
Spirit of Vengeance is immortal; his human host is not
Ghost Rider transformation occurs when the soul of his human and mortal host is cursed. Numerous characters have carried the mantle of a Ghost Rider over the ages. Most of them were merely humans whose bodies got possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance through some accidental or purposeful means. The human host is not mortal, but the Spirit of Vengeance is. Due to its nature, the Spirit of Vengeance can only be destroyed by God or divine beings, which have to be pretty high regarding the hierarchy of powers. So let’s set the record straight. Ghost Rider is immortal, but only as long as the Spirit of Vengeance possesses him.
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Ghost Rider’s lifespan doesn’t have exact limits as long as the Spirit possesses the host. We’ve seen this when it comes to Cosmic Ghost Rider, a version of Ghost Rider where the Spirit of Vengeance possessed Punisher. Cosmic Ghost Rider lived for thousands and thousands of years. It lived long enough to see Thanos annihilate the universe during the Thanos Wins storyline .
But the moment the Spirit of Vengeance decides to leave its human host, the host will die since the only thing that added supernatural lifespan to it was the Spirit itself.
Ghost Rider is invulnerable and unkillable, but only when transformed
Besides seemingly not having any cap to its lifespan, Ghost Rider is likewise highly immune to most types of damage. Be it magical or physical in nature. This is once again due to the Spirit of Vengeance. The person that serves as the host to the Spirit is invulnerable to damage and cannot be killed only when transformed into a Ghost Rider, while out of the form, it can be killed just like any other human being.
This is not an obstacle to the Spirit of Vegenace since it can always find a new host to assume the mantle of the Ghost Rider. One such notable case was Alejandra Jones. After Spirit of Vengeance left her body, she clung onto a small portion of Ghost Rider powers and assumed the mantle of Guardian Fantasma.
Even though she had supernatural powers to some degree, she was still successfully killed by Carnage when he raided her village. After Alejandar’s death, Carnage absorbed a small portion of the Spirit of Vengeance that clung to her soul, making killing him even more difficult.
To sum everything up, Ghost Rider, when in his fiery form, cannot be killed, but as soon as he reverts to his human and natural form, he is vulnerable to damage just like any other human is. Likewise, the moment that the Spirit of Vengeance decides to abandon its human host, it can be killed.
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Spirit of vengeance can be killed by another spirit of vengeance .
Even though the Spirit of Vengeance is immune to damage, and even the most powerful characters in Marvel Comics cannot physically (or magically) harm it, the Spirit is still vulnerable to divine weapons, other powerful demons, and God. It has everything to do with its place of origin. And while it’s highly unlikely that Spirit of Vengeance gets killed, it is possible. But true death is possible only if the creator of the Spirit of Vengeance somehow decides to destroy the Spirit.
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Every Ghost Rider Ever
Johnny blaze, danny ketch, robbie reyes, and so many more. beware the spirits of vengeance….
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They are the Spirits of Vengeance. Fiery, angelic beings. “Heaven’s Black Ops.” They were, as told in a flashback from GHOST RIDER (2006) #33 , born out of a supreme being’s will to keep depravity and wickedness in check. They weren’t native to America but spanned countless countries, cultures, and eras. And, one Ghost Rider is bad enough, but to face a whole army of them? GHOST RIDER: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE (2009) #6 and DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION (2018) #4 showed that it was a fate worse than death.
It was once believed that Hell-lord Mephisto was the creator of the Ghost Riders. Sell your soul, become a cursed, flaming skull with immense power. But it’s a little more complicated than that. According to GHOST RIDER (2006) #18 , the rogue archangel Zadkiel bonded the Sprits of Vengeance to the chosen, as he was in charge of maintaining them. This spirit, an “entity of heaven,” would be connected to a targeted human host, like stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze , whose purpose was to purify sins through fighting. Whereas the Spirits of Vengeance that served Mephisto directly were demonic entities, as portrayed in DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION (2018) #1 .
Regardless of their origin, one thing is for certain. The legacy of the Ghost Rider is filled with “pain, punishment, and vengeance.” So, hop on your preferred Hell-Vehicle of choice, and let’s take a fiendish ride down this hair-raising highway of history.
In AVENGERS (2018) #7 , an intelligent caveman from 1,000,000 B.C. was the lone survivor of a Wendigo attack. The monster named the caveman “Ghost” and challenged him to find them. It was during this journey that Ghost was approached by a snake and was given a Spirit of Vengeance, thus making him the 1,000,000 B. C. Ghost Rider . Although he loses the battle and his Hell Mammoth to the Wendigo, B.C. Ghost Rider would later join the Stone Age Avengers, such as 1,000,000 B. C. Black Panther, to battle the Fallen in MARVEL LEGACY (2017) #1 and the First Host in the pages of AVENGERS (2018) .
The following Ghost Rider was Hellhawk , a Sioux chieftain during the 11th century. First appearing in GHOST RIDER (2006) #33, he was part of the 1,000 A. D. Avengers, and, according to some dialogue in AVENGERS (2018) #24 , had a rivalry with the Puritan Avenger/Ghost Rider Noble Kale . (Kale is also the ancestor of two other Ghost Riders, Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch ). Hellhawk was killed by Necrosis, on orders by Belasco of the Corrupted as a threat to Mephisto to keep all Spirits of Vengeance out of Limbo. The message was definitely received.
The next prominent Ghost Rider was Kushala , AKA the Spirit Rider. An Apache woman from the 19th century, her parents and her tribe were killed by the United States Army. She prayed for help from the Creator but instead received an answer from Leviathan, a Spirit of Vengeance. During that time, she was known as the Demon Rider and was even the Sorcerer Supreme. She would be transported to the modern era with other Sorcerers Supreme to fight the Forgotten in DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME (2016) and starred in her own vertical series on the Marvel Unlimited app, GHOST RIDER: KUSHALA INFINITY COMIC (2021) .
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Debuting in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #5 , Johnny Blaze was the first Ghost Rider in Marvel Comics history and the second character to use the name; Carter Slade, the Phantom Rider , has the honor of using the name first. Blaze was a motorcycle stuntman who bonded with the Spirit of Vengeance named Zarathos to save his surrogate father from death. Of course, Mephisto couldn’t just stand by when such a deal was forged. Since this pivotal life choice, Blaze has been on tons of teams including the Legion of Monsters and most notably the Midnight Sons . Oh, and he was also the King of Hell for a few years . Talk about a promotion!
Blaze hasn’t always been the Ghost Rider in the present era. He actually gave up his powers in 1983, and it wouldn’t be until GHOST RIDER (1990) #1 when a new person stepped in to fill the Ghost Rider vacuum. Danny Ketch is Blaze’s long-lost, younger brother, and unlike his predecessor, would get along well with his Spirit, the Marvel Universe’s iteration of the Angel of Death. It was assumed Ketch died at the end of his series, until he was seen alive and well. In addition to being a Ghost Rider, Ketch was the host of Noble Kale, a knight of Zadkiel, and the Death Rider. Adding to his ever-growing resume, Ketch was also one-fourth of the NEW FANTASTIC FOUR , along with Gray Hulk Joe Fixit , Spider-Man , and Wolverine .
After the FEAR ITSELF event, a Central American woman named Alejandra Jones was introduced as the new Ghost Rider. One difference between her and her fellow Ghost Riders was that she trained for the role; when the time came, her mentor, Adam, performed the ritual to transform Jones into the formidable being. She would later be trained by Blaze, but after some wild occurrences, he would take most of his powers back from her. Furious, Jones used her remaining powers to protect her village as the Guardian Fantasma, but it would be short-lived as maniacal symbiote Carnage killed her in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SYMBIOTE OF VENGEANCE (2019) #1 .
One of the latest Ghost Riders is Robbie Reyes , introduced in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER (2014) #1 . A young man from East Los Angeles, Reyes was a high school student and auto body mechanic. He wanted to move him and his younger brother Gabe into a safer neighborhood, but didn’t have the money, so Reyes entered a street race to win $50,000. All did not go to plan. Reyes was shot—and then revived—by the spirit of Eli Morrow (his estranged uncle who was also a satanic serial killer). While fending off his uncle’s urges to kill indiscriminately, Ghost Rider: Reyes became an Avenger and would eventually be freed of Eli’s influence in AVENGERS (2018) #25 .
The next character to become a Ghost Rider is a bit of a detour, as he didn’t become one in the “traditional” sense. During Mephisto’s takeover of Las Vegas, Doctor Strange —yes, that Doctor Strange —was a Ghost Rider in DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION (2018) #2 . How did it happen? Strange’s consciousness was tricked by letting him believe that “Loki,” “Scarlet Witch, and “Clea” helped him escape from his cell, when in reality, he was attacking his rescuers while his soul was in Hell. Fortunately, with help from some Avengers, Bats the Bassett Hound, and even Dormammu , Strange was able to escape Hell and return to his “normal” state in DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #389 .
Kenshiro "Zero" Cochrane was an anarchist hacker in a gang called the Hotwire Martyrs in the year 2099. Shot by a rival gang and on the brink of death, he transferred his consciousness to cyberspace, where he was discovered by an AI collective named Ghostworks. When asked to become their avatar of change, Cochrane obviously said yes and was downloaded into a Cybertek 101 warbot. He made it his mission to avenge his and his fallen friends’ deaths, but the rest of his story would remain unwritten. He would, however, reappear in GHOST RIDER 2099 (2019) #1 and SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS ALPHA (2022) , the latter of which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 2099 universe. Maybe his story isn’t done after all…
What happens when you combine the Punisher , Ghost Rider, and awesome cosmic might? You get Frank Castle as the Cosmic Ghost Rider ! This version of Castle was from an alternate universe in which Thanos conquered everything . After making a deal with Mephisto to become the Ghost Rider (and receiving an upgrade from the Power Cosmic), Castle would end up as a servant of Thanos after spending centuries trying to kill him. In COSMIC GHOST RIDER (2018) , Castle traveled through time and attempted to raise baby Thanos to be a better person, but unfortunately this plan had the exact opposite effect. Post- INFINITY WARS (2018) , he spent time with the Guardians of the Galaxy for a bit, destroyed Marvel history in a series of the same name , and was last seen seeking revenge on Mephisto in REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER (2019) #5 .
In short, Marvel history has always had its Ghost Riders. Just make sure you’re not on the wrong side of them. Especially if your name is Mephisto .
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Marvel Comics' newest Ghost Rider is one of the last villains readers would ever guess: the supervillain Parker Robbins, aka the Hood, who first appeared in 2002's "Hood" #1.
The Hood begins his journey as a petty criminal who acquires a mystical cloak that gives him a wide array of magic powers. Naturally, he uses his newfound abilities to commit more crimes and quickly rises through the ranks of major evildoers. He's taken on the Avengers and sparred with supernatural entities. Now, he will become the new Spirit of Vengeance in the upcoming "Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance" storyline.
Meanwhile, the Hood will make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the upcoming "Ironheart" series on Disney+ , where he'll be played by Anthony Ramos. The six-episode show appears to be setting up a battle of technology and science versus magic, with Sacha Baron Cohen rumored to play Mephisto. It's even possible that the Hood's magical cloak will be powered by the Prince of Devils instead of Dormammu, as in the comics.
The Hood is gaining a great power
As seen in artist Danny Kim's Hood Ghost Rider design sheet, even when consumed by vengeance, the Hood maintains his magical red cloak, which adds an exciting pop of color to his new ensemble. Although he isn't given Ghost Rider's Hellfire Chain , he of course takes on the trademark skull (although it's given a dark twist).
In "Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance," the Spirit of Vengeance leaves Johnny Blaze for the Hood after the latter makes a deal with the devil to rise even further as a villain. "This is what happens when the Spirit of Vengeance is stripped from Johnny Blaze and grafted on to [sic] a character who has no moral compass," writer Benjamin Percy told Marvel . "An epic crime saga—flavored with horror—awaits readers in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE."
Giving the Hood such a powerful, demonic upgrade is an unexpected curveball that will undoubtedly put the rest of the Marvel Universe on notice. It's also great timing since having the villain star in his own miniseries as one of the most iconic supernatural entities is a perfect way to hype him up before he arrives in the MCU.
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- Alternate versions The original UK cinema version was pre-edited by the distributors to reduce shots of Johnny's face disintegrating into the Ghost Rider during his initial transformation in order for the film to receive a 12A cinema certificate. The DVD was upgraded to a 15 certificate and is fully uncut.
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Wolverine has immunity to ghost rider's god-tier penance stare power.
The Human Torch gained a power similar to Ghost Rider's Penance Stare, and when used on Wolverine, the reactions were not what he hoped.
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Many fans consider Ghost Rider 's Penance Stare to be an incredibly powerful ability in the Marvel Universe, but it would probably have no effect on Wolverine . The signature move of the Ghost Rider, the Penance Stare tortures its victims with remorse over the harm they have caused other people. Its effects range from rendering its target comatose, to burning up their soul. Given Wolverine's bloody past, one would think that he would be extra susceptible to it, but a recent issue of New Fantastic Four indicates this might not be the case.
Years ago, the Hulk in his Joe Fixit form along with Ghost Rider, Wolverine, and Spider-Man formed a brand-new version of the Fantastic Four. Together, they got roped into fighting a demon in Las Vegas that was taking possession of people and turning them into creatures. While Ghost Rider was separated from the rest of the group, the other three recruited Johnny Storm, also known as the Human Torch from the original Fantastic Four.
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Unfortunately, in New Fantastic Four #4 by Peter David and Alan Robinson, the Human Torch becomes possessed by the demon and takes on a new unholy form with a blue flame. The Human Torch can't be killed in this form and Wolverine puts that to the test by driving his adamantium claws through his throat. Of course, the Human Torch doesn't die and uses his new abilities to make Wolverine relive all his past sins and have the souls he killed torment him. However, Wolverine is perfectly content with all the people he's killed, and the power has no effect.
It's strange that Ghost Rider is also a member of this team considering that Human Torch's new power is very similar in nature to Ghost Rider's Penance Stare. When Ghost Rider stares into a sinful person's eyes and uses the Penance Stare to make them relive and feel the trauma of all their past sins, it can be catastrophic. This power is meant to drive a person insane, which is what Human Torch is hoping would happen to Wolverine.
It's been shown in the past that the Penance Stare, although immensely powerful and effective, can sometimes not work depending on who it's being used against. This is because sins are largely subjective based on the user. If someone commits sins against innocent people, then the Penance Stare would inflict that innocent trauma upon its victim. But if someone's sins are committed against a guilty people, then it stands to reason that the person won't feel much guilt when the power is deployed. This is where Wolverine falls . Wolverine has done some terrible things in his life, but he is perfectly content with who he committed those sins against. So although Wolverine certainly has a high body count, it's unlikely that Ghost Rider can make him feel guilty because of it.
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Ghost Rider: 5 DC Heroes He Can Beat (& 5 He'd Lose To)
Ghost Rider matches up as one of the most powerful heroes in Marvel. But how would he do against his DC counterparts?
The Spirit of Vengeance, the Ghost Rider , is ridiculously powerful. It’s not all flaming bones and motorcycles. While it’s easy for Ghost Rider to use his Penance Stare to defeat villains, with heroes it’s more complicated than that.
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Ghost Rider’s main weakness is that he can be defeated by any weapon forged in Heaven or Hell, and DC has quite a few religious artifacts that could do the trick. On the other hand, when it comes to some popular heroes, many of whom make the most powerful list , Ghost Rider is stronger. With his Hellfire-wielding ability and his immense power, the battles would be a little one-sided. Here are 5 DC heroes that Ghost Rider could beat, and 5 who would defeat him.
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10 WIN: Batman
Batman , master of vengeance and crusader of Gotham, is about as powerful a human superhero you can get… but that’s just it – he’s human. Ghost Rider has fought the Hulk to a standstill, so it’s pretty believable he could defeat Batman easily. Without even using his Penance Stare, Ghost Rider is physically superior to Batman, and in some storylines has been proclaimed close to a god.
There is the question of Batman’s Insider Suit, a suit that allows its wearer to absorb superpowers. However, the suit has one flaw – it needs to be recharged.
9 LOSE: Superman
Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. The Man of Steel's god-like powers would make a formidable match for Ghost Rider, and arguably, he would leave the Spirit of Vengeance in the dust. He has also been capable of wielding the Spear of Destiny, something which would be able to damage Ghost Rider.
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Ghost Rider plays host to the demon Zarathos, who is possibly more powerful than Superman. However, Ghost Rider is a human host, therefore the immense power of Zarathos has limits. Zarathos could beat Superman, but that would be Zarathos beating him, and not Ghost Rider.
8 WIN: Aquaman
Aquaman is a powerful hero in his own right. He has superhuman strength, durability, and the ability to breathe underwater. He also has the Life Force, which allows him to communicate with sea life. While it’s pretty cool to imagine Ghost Rider fighting sharks, Aquaman isn’t a match for his powers.
One of Aquaman’s flaws is that he becomes weak after spending too much time on land. If the battle was on land, Ghost Rider would surely have the upper hand. Even if the fight took place beneath the sea, Ghost Rider can survive underwater, and his Hellfire isn’t affected by water.
7 LOSE: Wonder Woman
Even though there is no stopping Ghost Rider with a physical attack, Wonder Woman has a handful of tricks up her sleeve that would have him running for the hills. With his weakness against religious or mystical devices, Wonder Woman has the upper hand here.
Her Lasso of Truth was forged by the god of fire and blacksmiths, Hephaestus. If we’re thinking of the Wonder Woman from the 2017 film, she was capable of wielding another weapon forged by Hephaestus, the God-killer. This sword is something that could definitely inflict damage on the Spirit of Vengeance.
6 WIN: The Flash
We all know the Flash is really, really fast but would he be able to outrun Ghost Rider’s motorcycle? Ghost Rider’s Hell vehicles are immensely fast and have the ability to teleport. The Flash is said to be able to move faster than teleportation, but it’s something to consider.
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While the Flash has some healing powers, he doesn’t have the physical capability of Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider’s healing powers surpass Flash’s, as he has the ability to regenerate limbs. Even with his momentum-generated attacks, the Flash wouldn’t do much damage to Ghost Rider. The Spirit of Vengeance could wrap his Hellfire chain around Flash, meaning he’s not going anywhere.
5 LOSE: Doctor Fate
Doctor Fate has been the title of many different sorcerers in the DC universe. All of them have one thing in common: enormous powers of magic, flight, superhuman strength, immunity to attack, and telepathy.
Doctor Fate wields not one, not two, but three religious artifacts he could use against Ghost Rider. He wears the Helmet of Fate, which was forged by the Lord of Order, Nabu. He also holds the Amulet of Anubis and the Cloak of Destiny. Even without his superior mystical powers, he has a trifecta of weapons he can use against Ghost Rider.
4 WIN: Shazam
Captain Marvel, now known as Shazam , is an immensely powerful hero. While he possesses many powers handed down to him by Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, he doesn’t wield any specific weapon that could damage Ghost Rider. Until he utters the word “Shazam”, he is in human form.
Shazam is also vulnerable when it comes to magical attacks. Imaginably, Ghost Rider’s mystical abilities, the Eldritch Powers, would render all of Shazam’s impressive powers useless.
3 LOSE: John Constantine
John Constantine , a sorcerer of the Dark Arts and expert on everything occult, would have some tools in his arsenal that could defeat Ghost Rider. It’s questionable whether Ghost Rider’s Penance Stare would work on Constantine, as he is resistant to telepathy. Even if it was something that would be effective, it’s unlikely that Ghost Rider would be able to break through his collection of religious artifacts and spells in the first place.
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Constantine would be bested easily in a hand-to-hand battle, but don’t forget, he’s sold his soul too – twice. He would be a challenging opponent for Ghost Rider, and let’s face it – it would make a great storyline.
2 WIN: Hal Jordan
Hal Jordan , the best-known Green Lantern, has powers of flight, force field generation, and hard light construction. These abilities come from his power ring, however, and it needs to be recharged.
Hal Jordan is one of the few heroes that Ghost Rider’s Penance Stare would work against. For a time, the Green Lantern became Parallax, one of DC’s most destructive villains, wreaking havoc on the universe. Hal Jordan's guilt over this would make him an easy target for Ghost Rider, who can use his Stare to make his enemies relive their worst sins over and over until their minds break.
1 LOSE: Lucifer Morningstar
This might be a bit obvious, but Lucifer is one of the characters that would utterly destroy Ghost Rider. While Ghost Rider is able to defeat the Marvel comics version of Mephisto or Satan, DC's Lucifer is a different character altogether. He is portrayed as both hero and villain, a fallen archangel who is one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe.
Even with the assistance of his inner demon, Zarathos, Ghost Rider would have a hell of a time if he were to go head-to-head with Lucifer. Lucifer's intellect is matchless, and his willpower could erase Ghost Rider from existence with a split-second thought.
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- No Dual Identity Characters
- Tony Isabella/Creator
- Jim Mooney/Creator
- Living Characters
- 1974 Character Debuts
A Friend (Earth-616)
- View history
- 5.1 References
During a time when Mephisto was manipulating Johnny Blaze , aka Ghost Rider, into believing he was the biblical Satan, he also either posed as, or changed one of his demons into a mysterious savior who resembled Jesus . 
- The "friend" was never identified as God or Jesus Christ in the comics, although the resemblance was intentional and obvious. Behind-the-scenes concerns from editorial altered Tony Isabella 's script so that the "friend" was explicitly called out as a phony by the Devil in later issues. 
- 5 appearance(s) of A Friend (Earth-616)
- 3 minor appearance(s) of A Friend (Earth-616)
- 1 image(s) of A Friend (Earth-616)
Links and References
- A Friend at the Marvel Appendix
- Interview with Tony Isabella
- Abandoned and Forsaked
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #9
- ↑ Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #19
- ↑ http://ghostrider.omegacen.com/interview01.html
- 1 Maya Lopez (Earth-616)
- 2 Norrin Radd (Earth-TRN666)
- 3 Muse (Earth-616)
Marvel Reveals the Identity of Its New, Villainous Ghost Rider
Posted: January 12, 2024 | Last updated: January 12, 2024
Marvel Comics has revealed the supervillain who will take on the Ghost Rider mantle in Benjamin Percy and Danny Kim’s Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance .
For months, Marvel has teased that Final Vengeance would see a villainous new Ghost Rider appropriate the Spirit of Vengeance for their own nefarious purposes, forcing Johnny Blaze on a quest to reclaim his title. The publisher has now announced that the new Ghost Rider is none other than Parker Robbins, better known as the Hood . Marvel has also revealed artist Juan Ferreyra’s cover art for Final Vengeance #2 (on sale Wednesday, April 18), showcasing the Hood’s fiery new form.
Check out Juan Ferreyra’s cover art for Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2 below:
“Some villains you know all too well. Doctor Doom. Thanos. Mephisto. But I find it especially fun to bring the lesser known baddies out of the shadows and give them a shot at a starring role. That’s what I did with Omega Red during X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE — and that’s what I’m doing now with Ghost Rider,” Percy said.
“The Hood wants a taste of the big-time. And he’s made a deal with the devil to help him on his way,” the writer continued. “This is what happens when the Spirit of Vengeance is stripped from Johnny Blaze and grafted on to a character who has no moral compass. An epic crime saga — flavored with horror — awaits readers in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE.”
Who is Marvel’s Parker Robbins, aka the Hood?
Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Kyle Hotz, Parker Robbins first appeared in 2002’s Hood #1. Parker was merely a petty criminal before besting a Nisanti demon (later revealed to be Dormammu in disguise). He claimed the demon’s cloak and boots, which granted him powers like invisibility and levitation. With these abilities at his disposal, the Hood became a significant player in New York’s criminal underworld.
The Hood is more often than not depicted as a power-hungry villain, (though he has flirted with becoming an anti-hero on occasion). The character will soon make his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts star Anthony Ramos is attached to portray Parker Robbins in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Ironheart. Originally slated for a late-2023 debut, the show currently lacks an official premiere date.
In the meantime, Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #1 goes on sale Wednesday, March 13 from Marvel Comics.
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