“A blazing retribution”

Films: Ghost Rider (2007), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Alias: Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider, Zarathos), Carter Slade the Caretaker, Blackheart, Mephisto (Roarke), Blackout (Carrigan)

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized Area/Desert

Height/Weight: That of an average humans.

Affiliation: Good (Johnny, Carter), Evil (the rest)

Summary: You ever wondered who was the most badass Marvel hero of all? It isn't the Hulk. It isn't Daredevil. And it certainly isn't the Punisher. It's the Spirit of Vengeance himself. The title carried from one lost soul to another. The Ghost Rider.

History: The title of Ghost Rider is given to just about anyone who makes a deal with the archdemon known as Mephisto. With that, they are imbued with the tortured Spirit of Justice known as Zarathos. As the Ghost Rider, they are his puppet, and will carry out his will. But one Ghost Rider is different from the rest. You see, Johnny Blaze made his deal because he wanted to save his father. This selfless act gave him the ability to control his newfound powers, and now he uses them to protect the innocent and horribly punish the guilty. But both Mephiso and his top minions, such as his rather treacherous son Blackheart, are hot on his already burning trail.

Notable Kills: Let's face it, any time Ghost Rider destroys someone, it's a spectacle of fire and ashes. But nothing will top that moment he used a goddamn FLAMING BAGGER 288 to massacre a small army. In case you don't know, that's a coal mining machine that looks like a gigantic crane got it on with a rotary saw blade. In other words, a building-sized chainsaw. On fire. Just wanted to emphasize that.

Final Fate: Johnny uses the Penance Stare on Blackheart after the demon makes the error of absorbing hundreds of sinful souls, banishing him back to Hell. Later, after struggling with the Ghost Rider for so long, Johnny makes peace with Zarathos after temporarily losing his powers, sends Mephisto back to Hell, and rides off with blue flame, this time.

Powers/Abilities: As the Ghost Rider, Blaze has the powers of Zarathos at his command, which include all manner of fire and brimstone. He also has the Penance Stare, which involves making the victim relive their sins an innumerable amount of times before leaving them forever mentally crippled. Blackheart can absorb souls and summon other demons to his side, while Blackout can destroy things with just a touch. Mephisto is completely omnipotent.

Weakness: Ghost Rider cannot use the Stare on soulless beings, nor is he invulnerable. Also, no demon is safe from the Ghost Rider's powers.

Scariness Factor: 4-If you can believe it, the evil demons aren't the scariest things in these two films (especially not you Blackheart, you tryhard). No, that dubious honor would go to the Ghost Rider himself. He may be a good guy, but his powers are Hell incarnate, his visage just gets scarier with each film, and especially during the second, he's acting like an absolute madman most of the time. It's pretty much Nicolas Cage…uncaged. Nailed it.

Trivia: -In the comics, Blackheart's usual form is a lot more interesting and intimidating, looking like a hairy muscular demon with large quills on his head. In fact, every interpretation in the comics casts him as an imposing black monster of a being.

-There have been many Ghost Riders across the comics, including the rather unhinged Danny Ketch, the excessively edgy Michael Badilino, big brother instinct-driven Robbie Reyes, and Noble Kale, the very first Ghost Rider ever who even ruled Hell for a bit before being kicked out due to being too benevolent.

Image Gallery

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