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Roberto Reyes (Earth-616)

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  • 2.1 Relationships
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Roberto Reyes (Earth-616) from All-New Ghost Rider Vol 1 1 0001

Robbie's true appearance

Robbie Reyes was a young mechanic working in East Los Angeles , California . The neighborhood he lived in, Hillrock Heights , was plagued with gangs and corruption, making life difficult for him and his brother, Gabe , who looked up to him as a hero.

Eager to move to a safer neighborhood, Robbie entered a street race to earn fifty thousand dollars. Unbeknownst to him, the car he used was inhabited by a ghost. As he was taking the lead; however, he was followed by whom he assumed to be the police. Worried about what would happen to Gabe without him, Robbie tried to escape, but inadvertently drove into a dead end. He left his car and attempted to explain himself to his pursuers, only for them to violently open fire upon him, killing him. They attempted to burn the car and Robbie's body; however, as they left, the ghost possessed Robbie, transforming him into a new Ghost Rider. [5] The Ghost Rider gave chase and managed to take out a handful of Robbie's attackers, though some of them got away.

Robbie Reyes (Earth-616) from All-New Ghost Rider Vol 1 1 001

Robbie's first transformation into the Ghost Rider

Robbie awoke the next morning, believing the events had simply been a nightmare; however, he soon found that one of his eyes was now orange. Concerned, he returned to the workshop where the car had been, Canelo's Auto and Body . While attempting to take it out for another drive, he was confronted by two thugs, who worked for the owner of the car. Robbie became the Ghost Rider again and attacked them, before driving to a junkyard and reverting. The Ghost Rider appeared as Robbie's reflection, and Robbie asked the Rider what it is, to which it responded; "The real question is... what are we ?". [6] The demon revealed itself to be a spirit named Eli , and offered Robbie a chance to seek vengeance towards those who have done wrong. After some brief thought, Robbie accepted.

Robbie later returned to the garage where he worked, to find his boss murdered and the car stolen. Eli claimed to know who had done this, and Robbie transformed into the Ghost Rider. The Rider teleported to the car and merged with it, attacking the drug cartel who had stolen it. He prepared to finish them off, when their leader suddenly took some mysterious pills and mutated into a massive, hulking creature. [7] Robbie won the battle after a brutal fight, [8] though was soon confronted by Mr. Hyde . He managed to defeat Hyde as well, [9] and quickly became a protector in the eyes of local residents. Unwilling to become a vigilante, Robbie began using his powers to make money off of street races, which allowed him to work less and spend more time with Gabe, much to Eli's dismay. [1]

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Fighting Johnny Blaze

This new-found fame caught the attention of the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze , who traveled to Los Angeles to confront the new Rider, intercepting Robbie just after Eli's influence caused him to accidentally kill a street racer. [10] Eli soon completely assumed control of the new Rider, escaped, and gradually took over Robbie's body in his human form to seek out revenge on a Russian mob boss named Yegor Ivanov . Eli was revealed not to be a Spirit of Vengeance , but rather a Satanic serial killer who murdered and dismembered at least 37 people in rituals before he was fatally shot by the police in 1999, and who lived in the house that the Reyes brothers took to living in . [11] After Johnny subdued Eli with a Penance Stare , he briefly spoke with Robbie, warning him that he must take care not to let Eli reawaken; however, Robbie rushed home, discovering that Eli, in his body, had left Gabe alone and hungry on the floor, a trauma that caused Gabe to mentally regress, becoming detached and unfocused. [12] Robbie later fought off Mr. Hyde's gang. When Robbie permanently bonded with Eli's spirit, he told Eli that they would dispose of anyone with an evil soul. [13]

When the Final Host of Dark Celestials invaded the Earth , Ghost Rider was among the group of heroes brought together to defend the planet, [14] having been specifically chosen as an ally for She-Hulk by the Celestial Eson the Searcher . [15] Robbie joined the final battle against the Dark Celestials by using his powers to take over the corpse of a dead Celestial. [16] The Horde that had infected the Dark Celestials and was seeping through the Earth was finally defeated when the Avengers used the Uni-Mind , channeling all of their powers into the Celestial-possessing Ghost Rider. With the Horde laid dormant, the heroes joined forces with the Celestials to defeat the Dark Celestials. [17] The heroes that were brought together by the Final Host subsequently banded together to reform the Avengers , with Ghost Rider giving it a try despite his feelings of inadequacy. [18]

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With the Avengers

Before the arrival of the Final Host, Robbie experienced odd behavior in his powers, with the Hell Charger becoming silent, [15] and also taking him in his sleep to the resting place of the Dark Celestial Zgreb in South Africa before he was awakened. When this happened, Robbie was attacked by the Starbrand , whom he accidentally killed when he subjected him to the Penance Stare, despite not being a Spirit of Vengeance himself. [19] Robbie's powers were further thrown in disarray when the Avengers were confronted by the Legion of the Unliving and they used incantations to corrupt and subvert Robbie [20] until Avengers recruit Blade cleansed him. [21]

Becoming fed up with the Hell Charger's increasing misbehavior, Robbie enlisted the help of his teammates to exorcise the vehicle and free it from the mysterious new spirit possessing it. When the exorcism went wrong, Robbie was sent to Hell, [22] where Johnny Blaze, the recently-crowned King of Hell, challenged Robbie for a race for his power. [23] Robbie was assisted by the Spirits of Vengeance of old and eventually by the Avengers, [24] who managed to reach Robbie in Hell. Robbie won the challenge, but instantly abdicated the throne of Hell back to Blaze. With the Hell Charger freed from the influence of Eli's spirit, Robbie embraced his powers as the Ghost Rider and his place with the Avengers. [25]

Learning of the threat posed by the Multiversal Masters of Evil and the Council of Red , Robbie and a Deathlok sent by Avenger Prime began traveling together through the multiverse to recruit potential allies. [26] The allies that they managed to gather included Ant-Man , Star Panther , several alternate versions of Captain America , the God of Fists , the Carol Corps , and other versions of Iron Man . [27] It was during this time that he discovered he was the All-Rider , a unique Ghost Rider that could "ride" anything. [3]

When the evil forces began their assault on Avenger Prime's base, the God Quarry , Robbie's powers suddenly stopped working. [28] He regained them in midst of the battle, [29] and used them to plug up a hole in the God Quarry, saving the entire Multiverse from being destroyed by the power of the First Firmament . However, in order to do this, he had to enter the First Firmament and seal it from the other side, trapping him there. Nevertheless, he began to rebuild his car and awaited the chance to go home. [30]


Robbie Reyes is a hardworking and caring teenage boy. Though still a teenager, he serves as a guardian and a father figure towards his younger brother, Gabe Reyes . He has no intentions, whatsoever, to become a hero or vigilante. Instead, he simply wants to provide a better and safer lifestyle for his brother.

Most of the time, a lot of people see him as a well-polished individual. Receiving good performances in school and endlessly searching ways to earn money for a better livelihood. However, there are times where he would do risky things and decisions (mostly evident from the pieces of advice given by his Uncle Eli) endangering himself in the process such as attending illegal street races. This is more evident during his time as the Ghost Rider. Some people also secretly find some form of attractiveness to him.

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One of Robbie's greatest achievements is his younger brother. Though an incomplete family, they would both do what normal families do on a daily basis. Due to the medical condition Gabe is currently experiencing, he will always give him a helping hand (even at times, violently). This eventually leads him to persevere harder.

On the other hand, he made a pact with his satanic Uncle Eli to feed his evil blood lust. Their spiritual bond grows stronger every time they kill and punish criminals. He also gets furious when his uncle tells him the disgusting truth about his family and has difficulty on agreeing and disagreeing the suggestions he offers. Some of which he would actually do if the situation turns desperate. Robbie has strong willpower to resist that urge on inflicting rage only if his uncle comments of how most people are rubbish.

In human form, Robbie does not possesses any superhuman powers, but as Ghost Rider, he's the supernatural combination between human host and the evil satanic spirit of his uncle, Eli Morrow . As the Ghost Rider, Robbie possesses a variety of supernatural powers.

Ghost Rider Transformation: Robbie currently possesses the supernatural ability to transform into Ghost Rider at will after an unidentified spirit of vengeance .

  • Superhuman Strength : Ghost Rider possesses strength that exceeds the limits of any normal human. Being strong enough to contend with the likes of Thor & Captain Marvel in a test of physical might. [21]
  • Superhuman Speed : Ghost Rider is capable of moving at speeds that exceed the limits of any normal human.
  • Superhuman Durability : The Ghost Rider is highly resistant to injury and is capable of withstanding great impact forces that would greatly injure or even kill a normal human. His resilience being tough enough to withstand the full Hulk Cho. for a brief time. [31]
  • Self-Sustenance: While in his rider form, Robbie lacks the need of rest, food or respiratory dependence. Being at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean without worry of drowning any more than the crushing depths he was at. [32] Moreover, he is immune to the rigors of traveling through space without any protective gear in his rider state. As he found out while he, Widow and Blade were being chased by the Surfer in a Shi'ar pan-galactic prison. [33]
  • Regenerative Healing Factor : Ghost Rider is capable of regenerating from injury faster than a normal human. His recovery being so powerful that he can regrow his damaged arms in seconds after Thor had battered them to pieces and mend a hole blown through his torso By Captain Danvers. [21]
  • Pyrokinesis : Ghost Rider possesses the ability to generate and project flames from his body. Although never stated, it is likely that the fire Robbie generates is Hellfire .
  • Chain Manifestation: While transformed, Robbie can manifest red-hot chains out of his body. These chains are shown to be strong enough to rip a Celestial's arm out of place. [25]
  • Intangibility: To some degree, Ghost Rider can completely phase through his car and other objects or places. He usually does this to scare and attack the enemies he's facing.
  • Underworld Path: The trunk of the charger acts as a portable gateway to hell which Robbie can hurl his enemies through. [34] It can even unfurl a host of writhing tentacle monsters to better encoil enemies in order to drag them into the fiery abyss on his behalf. [35]
  • Healing Symbiosis: When Robbie suffers critical physical or mental injury his Hell Charger can connect its internal wiring to him in order to repair itself and him. [36]
  • Teleportation : Unlike other Ghost Riders, Robbie possesses the ability to teleport various distances. [6] The Hell Charger is linked to his ability to port from one place to another, acting as a hub.
  • Portal Creation: In addition to teleportation, he can also generate hellfire portals. [4]
  • Nether Communication: Robbie's car has demonstrated the ability to communicate with deceased individuals or souls. It can even lead Ghost Rider to the individual's lineage and come in contact with them. [16]
  • Flight : Robbie's Hell Charger can even fly in the vast depths of space where it can keep pace with the likes of the Silver Surfer in a contest of speed. [33]
  • Condemnation: Fueled by the wrath of his Uncle Eli, his main objective is to kill a list of crime lords. Robbie's Ghost Rider can summon a hellish spire that drags down his enemies to Hell . [13] . It is not known if he still possesses this power.
  • Rage Enhancement: Robbie Reyes' Ghost Rider demonstrated the ability to enhance his form by the rage fueling his powers. Through killing and punishing criminal he encounters, he transforms into a more powerful demonic figure. [31] This is firstly evident from the scars carved in his head. It will affect his body physically and, in human form, medically. [38]
  • Vehicle Possession: While transformed, Robbie can give any vehicle he comes into contact with the properties of the Hell-Charger. Notable examples include the armor of a dead Celestial , [16] and a Quinjet . [39] As an All-Rider , Robbie is capable of using anything as a vehicle, [3] including the corpse of Doom the Living Planet . [30]
  • Penance Bomb: In his more demonic form whilst enthralled to the Legion of the Unliving, Robbie boasted of turning most of Japan into a smoldering crater by exploding in a mass of hellfire. But Blade managed to purge whatever taint the vampires used to control him with before he could unleash it. [21]
  • Expert Driver: Robbie is a highly skilled driver and street racer.
  • Expert Mechanic: Robbie is a highly skilled mechanic.
  • Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Although he's had no proper training, Robbie is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant.
  • Piloting: Robbie has shown to be a competent helicopter and Quinjet pilot. [40] [39]


Hell Chain : Ghost Rider uses a chain with knives at the edges in combat. The nature of the chain is yet unexplored.


Hell Charger : The Hell Charger is a modified 1969 Dodge Charger. It was found in Canelo's workshop. When Robbie was gunned down by Calvin Zabo's mercenaries, the spirit in the car resurrected him. The spirit was later revealed to be the spirit of his estranged uncle Elias Morrow. The car was able to merge with Robbie during times of action. This technique was also used to attack foes leaving him unhurt.

  • According to Nadia Van Dyne , Robbie started going out with Taina Miranda due to their shared interest in car mechanics. However, since this was relayed to her through Taina's sister Alexis , it could be playful teasing of her sister. [42]
  • In his first appearance Robbie had two grayish green eyes, before his right eye turned orange after becoming a Ghost Rider. [6] However, for unexplained reasons his more recent appearances depict him with two brown eyes instead. [16] [43] [44]
  • According to the Black Skull in Avengers: Forever (Vol. 2) #2 just prior to the events of Avengers Assemble , Robbie was a unique version of himself in the Multiverse as most universes don't have one, those that do he is of little siginficance and that he is the only one to become the Ghost Rider. This statement is seemingly false by the Black Skull as at the time of publication, more than 20 Ghost Rider Robbie's have been seen. Even if we reduce the ones on Battleworld which could be this Robbie, Host Rider has a unique origin and status who was killed. As such, it is presumed that Black Skull was lying to Robbie.
  • "Reyes" is Spanish for "kings."
  • Felipe Smith has stated on Twitter that Robbie's star sign is Gemini, while leaving his exact birthday a mystery.
  • Robbie has a cat named Coal . [45]
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  • ↑ 1.0 1.1 All-New Ghost Rider #6
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #10
  • ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Avengers: Forever (Vol. 2) #3
  • ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ghost Rider (Vol. 8) #1
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #1
  • ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 All-New Ghost Rider #2
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #3
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #4
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #5
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #7
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #8
  • ↑ All-New Ghost Rider #9
  • ↑ 13.0 13.1 All-New Ghost Rider #12
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #3
  • ↑ 15.0 15.1 Avengers (Vol. 8) #2
  • ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Avengers (Vol. 8) #5
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #6
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #8
  • ↑ 19.0 19.1 Marvel Legacy #1
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #15
  • ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Avengers (Vol. 8) #16
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #22
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #23
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #24
  • ↑ 25.0 25.1 Avengers (Vol. 8) #25
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #50
  • ↑ Avengers: Forever (Vol. 2) #1 – 10
  • ↑ Avengers Assemble Alpha #1
  • ↑ Avengers: Forever (Vol. 2) #15
  • ↑ 30.0 30.1 Avengers Assemble Omega #1
  • ↑ 31.0 31.1 Ghost Rider (Vol. 8) #3
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #4 – 5
  • ↑ 33.0 33.1 Avengers (Vol. 8) #27 – 28
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #14
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #35
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #29
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #4
  • ↑ Ghost Rider (Vol. 8) #4
  • ↑ 39.0 39.1 39.2 Empyre #1
  • ↑ Strikeforce #1
  • ↑ Avengers (Vol. 8) #28
  • ↑ Unstoppable Wasp (Vol. 2) #10
  • ↑ Marvel's Voices: Community #1
  • ↑ Mighty Marvel Holiday Special: Ghost Rider Infinity Comic #1
  • ↑ Marvel Meow and Pizza Dog Infinity Comic #3
  • ↑ All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe Vol 1 1
  • 1 Ezekiel Sims (Earth-616)
  • 2 Loki Laufeyson (Ikol) (Earth-616)
  • 3 Cindy Moon (Earth-616)

Screen Rant

How agents of s.h.i.e.l.d. changes robbie reyes/ghost rider's origin story.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. explained how Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) became Ghost Rider; we break down how it differs from the comics.

[Spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 'The Good Samaritan' ahead.]

Throughout its early seasons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has introduced a number of heroes and villains from the Marvel comics, often altering their history, origin stories, or other aspects of the characters in the adaptation process. Favorite comic book heroes like Daisy Johnson aka Quake (Chloe Bennet) and Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) have joined the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D. over the course of the show's run, but Marvel fans were especially excited when it was announced this summer at Comic-Con International in San Diego that Ghost Rider would be joining the series in season 4 .

It was additionally revealed that Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. wouldn't be adapting the most well known incarnation of Ghost Rider -- Johnny Blaze -- but a newer version introduced in the comics: Robbie Reyes. True Detective's Gabriel Luna joined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Robbie in the season 4 premiere , crossing paths with Daisy Johnson, who mistook him for an Inhuman, before eventually teaming up with the ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

Through the early episodes of season 4, Robbie maintained that he received his powers through a deal with the devil, but the most recent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, 'The Good Samaritan', offered the entire story of Ghost Rider . Of course, like all characters adapted from the comics, Ghost Rider's origins differ somewhat. Now, we break down how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. changes Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider's origin story.

Robbie Reyes' Comic Book Origins

The "All-New Ghost Rider" starring Roberto "Robbie" Reyes was announced in 2013, with writer Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore creating the Marvel Comics run that debuted in March 2104. In the comics, Robbie is an 18-year-old high school student with a love of cars who works at Canelo’s Auto & Body shop while taking care of his disabled younger brother Gabe and maintaining a gig street racing on the side.

When Robbie enters a street race in an effort to win a huge amount of prize money so he can move himself and his brother to a safer neighborhood of Los Angeles, he gets mixed up in the business of Dr. Zabo aka Mr. Hyde. After being chased by mercenaries hired by Zabo, Robbie gives himself up, though he is shot and killed anyway. The mercenaries retrieve pills from the trunk of Robbie's "borrowed"  1969 Dodge Charger, bringing the cargo back to Zabo.

However, the Dodge Charger is revealed to be haunted by the spirit of Eli Morrow, who brings Robbie back to life by merging with the teen's psyche and allowing him to transform into the fiery spirit of vengeance known as Ghost Rider. The Ghost Rider gets revenge on those who killed Robbie, and the teenager awakes the next daying thinking it was all a nightmare. But when a local gang member -- who owned the Dodge Charger and had stolen Zabo's pills -- and his friends attack Robbie, the Ghost Rider emerges again to take them out.

It's later revealed that Eli Morrow was a hitman for the Russian mob and a serial killer during his time on Earth, only managing to escape eternal damnation through Satanic rituals. With Eli possessing Robbie, he's able to resume killing, but the teenager wrestles for control of his own mind and body from the spirit. Eventually, Eli and Robbie reach an agreement that Robbie will kill as Ghost Rider, but only the worst of the worst -- torturers, murderers, and rapists.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Different Robbie Reyes

Although it's unclear how old Luna's Robbie is on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , he is presumably beyond high school age since Gabe (Lorenzo James Henrie) makes reference to him dropping out in order to work, and failing to return to finish his education. So, the show's take is an older version of Robbie, one who may not need to balance work with school, but does still need to take care of his younger brother. On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , Gabe is paralyzed in the shooting that killed Robbie and led to his becoming Ghost Rider.

As for the incident, it begins much the same way as the comic, with Robbie heading to a street race that promises a worthy payday. However, in 'The Good Samaritan', it's explained that Robbie convinced Gabe to go with him as he urged his younger brother to have some fun. Robbie stole his uncle Eli Morrow's (Jose Zuniga) car and the brothers were attacked by members of the Fifth Street Locos gang -- as established in the episode 'Lockup' .

Robbie explained to Gabe, while being thrown from the car as it flipped over, he prayed to whatever god or being in the universe that his brother lived through attack. As Robbie told it, something asked him if he wanted vengeance for what had been done to him and his brother, and he said yes. When Robbie hit the ground, he died. But a Ghost Rider (presumably Johnny Blaze, though Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  does not confirm the character's identity) revives Robbie and passes the spirit of vengeance into him.

It's later revealed that the hit carried out by the Locos was ordered by Eli's coworker Joe (Kerr Smith) who had become fascinated by The Darkhold and grew violent when Eli tried to take the book away from him. The Locos were meant to kill Eli, but injured Gabe and killed Robbie instead. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. additionally changes Eli's history, establishing him as an engineer at the Momentum Alternative Energy facility working with Joe and Lucy (Lili Birdsell) on creating matter out of nothing. He seemed to be a good influence on Gabe, giving the younger Reyes brother a role model, until he wound up in prison for attacking Joe.

However, the final twist of 'The Good Samaritan' revealed Eli to be the driving force behind the experiment gone wrong that turned Lucy and her coworkers into ghostly beings; he also tortured Joe for The Darkhold, rather than seeking vengeance on Joe for hurting the Momentum staff. Eli manages to recreate the experiment, succeeding in giving himself the ability to create matter out of thin air. With Lucy burned up at the hands of Robbie, Eli is positioned as the new main villain on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Certainly, there are plenty of differences between the comic iteration of Robbie Reyes and the character that appears on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The broad strokes of his back story remain in tact -- Robbie's close bond with Gabe, his 1969 Dodge Charger, his death and revival by a spirit of vengeance -- but the biggest change seems to be the actual spirit who possesses Robbie. While Eli Morrow merged with Robbie in the comics, giving the character an inner antagonist that he struggled with, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to establish that Robbie is possessed by an unnamed spirit that is compelled to seek vengeance.

Furthermore, while Robbie and Eli finally came to the agreement that their Ghost Rider would only kill bad people, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s character acts as a judge, jury, and executioner from the beginning. He's able to examine a person's actions by looking at them and deciding whether they should be killed, as evidenced by his fight with Daisy in the season premiere. (Robbie later tries to find proof he can show the Ghost Rider that will allow him to kill Daisy, but it's unclear if the Ghost Rider can be persuaded or if his judgement is final.)

Still, with Eli now positioned as a villain of the season and an antagonist to Ghost Rider specifically, the Robbie/Eli conflict will be explored on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- albeit through a different, more physical and less mental, lens. Although comic fans may have preferred Robbie's inner struggle with Eli Morrow, it likely wouldn't have translated well to the screen.

All in all, there were plenty of adjustments made to Robbie's origin story so that it tied into the overarching season 4 storyline -- and eliminated the inclusion of Mr. Hyde , who has appeared on the series but was left with his memory erased at the end of season 2. But, for the most part  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. adapted the broad strokes of Robbie Reyes' Ghost Rider while putting a new twist on the character, which tends to be the show's typical M.O.

Next: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 'The Good Samaritan' Review

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  season 4 returns Tuesday November 29 at 10pm on ABC.

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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 . [3] Reyes dropped out of Garfield High School in eleventh grade and instead took a job working at Canelo's Auto and Body . [1]

Origins of Ghost Rider [ ]

The Good Samaritan 1

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.

First flame

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. [4] 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. [3]

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. [1]

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. [1]

Discovered by Quake [ ]

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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.

The Ghost 1

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 Spares Quake

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. [1]

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. [1]

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. [5]

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. [5]

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.

Ghost Rider kills Frederick

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. [5]

Working with Quake [ ]

Giving a Ride

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. [5]


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.

Uprising 6

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. [6]

Working with S.H.I.E.L.D. [ ]

Hell charger vs l.o.l.a. [ ].

Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire 7

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.

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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. [3]

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 vs Hellfire

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.

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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. [3]

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. [2]

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.

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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. [2]

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.

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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. [2]

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.

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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. [4]

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. [4]

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. [4]

A New Deal [ ]

Trapped between realms [ ].

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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.

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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. [10]

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.

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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. [10]

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.

The Big Guns

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. [11]

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. [11]

The Return [ ]

Through the gateway [ ].

Ghost Rider returns

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. [12] Reyes entered in possession of a mystical weapon called " Hellfire chain ". [13]

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. [14]

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 .

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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. [12]

Reunited with S.H.I.E.L.D. [ ]

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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.

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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.

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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. [12]

Return to Hell [ ]

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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 . [12]

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 [ ]

The Rider Takes Over

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.

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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. [15]
  • 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 .

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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 [ ]

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Ghost Rider fighting against Jeffrey Mace

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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. [16]
  • 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 [ ]

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  • ↑ 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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Agents of SHIELD made an interesting choice when it came time to pick which version of Ghost Rider would be introduced in season four.

At Comic-Con, producers revealed via teaser trailer that the ABC comic book series would be taking on Marvel’s popular anti-hero when it returns this fall. But instead of making the man behind the flaming skull Johnny Blaze, the best-known version of Ghost Rider, Agents of SHIELD is introducing Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna ( True Detective ). Casual fans know all about Johnny Blaze, thanks to Nicolas Cage’s two Ghost Rider live-action movies. And most of the Ghost Rider stories in the comic books are about Johnny Blaze, the stunt motorcyclist who sold his soul to who he thought was the devil. He is the original, ultimate version. But now it’s time for a new live-action Ghost Rider.

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So who is Robbie Reyes, the newest incarnation of Ghost Rider? Introduced to the Marvel Comics universe as recently as 2014 by Felipe Smith, Roberto “Robbie” Reyes is very different from his predecessors who took up the mantle before him. The Mexican-American high schooler doesn’t even ride a motorcycle — he prefers to drive his muscle car (think a Dodge Charger) around his hometown of East LA. Instead of his head changing into a flaming skull when Ghost Rider takes over his body, he wears a flaming helmet. He works at a garage, lives with and takes care of his developmentally disabled brother Gabe and wants to get him and his brother away from the gangs that run his city. 

Unlike other Ghost Riders who made deals with demons, Robbie was cursed with his Ghost Rider powers after he was gunned down by gang members and was brought back to life as a demonic being. He was bound with a spirit named Eli Morrow. Together, they take out the evil gang members to both make East LA safe and avenge Eli’s death, since he says he was killed by gang members. But — comic book spoiler alert — it is later revealed that Eli is actually Robbie’s uncle, a serial killer who was killed by the police. Eli is also to blame for Gabe’s developmental issues, since he pushed Robbie’s mother down the stairs when she was pregnant with Gabe. After Robbie finds out the truth about Eli, the only way he can keep Eli’s bloodlust at bay and maintain control over his own body is by agreeing to kill, but only evil people who deserve it.

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Why did Agents of SHIELD pick Robbie over Johnny? There are many obvious reasons. First, it allows the series, which already champions diversity and equality with its butt-kicking leads Chloe Bennet , Ming-Na Wen and Henry Simmons, to add even more diversity to the mix with the Mexican-American character. It also gives the show another way to show inclusion and representation with Robbie’s brother. SHIELD can even cast a developmentally disabled actor to portray Gabe. The bond between Gabe and Robbie is a strong one, and the opportunity to show that family connection will lead to many juicy, emotional scenes, making for great TV. 

There is also a pre-existing connection to Robbie that has already been established on SHIELD . In the comics, Robbie has ties to Calvin Zabo aka Mister Hyde. Robbie was actually killed because in his car trunk, there was a briefcase of pills that Calvin wanted in order to turn into his alter-ego Mister Hyde. SHIELD viewers have already met Calvin Zabo /Hyde in Daisy’s father (Kyle MacLachlan ), so maybe he’ll return for Robbie’s origin story.

What do you think of SHIELD ‘s choice in Robbie Reyes as Ghost Rider? Let us know in the comments section below.

Agents of SHIELD returns for season four on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at its new time, 10 p.m., on ABC.

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Ghost Rider (real name Roberto "Robbie" Reyes ), also known as All-New Ghost Rider , is a fictional character and superhero from Marvel comics, appearing as the tritagonist of Marvel Comics series Ghost Rider .

He was the fifth person to become Ghost Rider by fusing with the evil spirit of his uncle Eli Marrow. Unlike his predecessors Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch, he uses a car to drive, which is referred to as the Hell Charger.

He was created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, and first appeared in All-New Ghost Rider #1 in March of 2014.

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Robbie Reyes grew up with his parents and had a little brother named Gabe who had been disabled thanks to his uncle Eil pushing his mother downstairs when gabe was in her womb at the time. His parents died alongside his uncle. Robbie had to raise his little brother by working with the mafia and paying off his debt. He would later become a mechanic at Canelo's auto & body and going to school he would later partake in street racing in winning money for his brother and later attracts the attention of Mister Hyde who lead his own cartel and one incident he learns by doing street racing he left his brother alone which left him horried and later gets into a fight against bullies which one of them bring a gun shotting Robbie and left him for dead until discovering a car where it cotains a spirit of his satanist uncle Eli where his spirit poesses him thus becoming Ghost Rider.

Initially had no idea what a ghost rider is he met Johnny blaze on what becoming a ghsot rider is and Robbie uses his new powers to protect his brother and the inocennts Starting with getting payback at Mister Hyde. He would continue to grow as a hero and his legend spread in his hometown howeve Eli had his own plans in getting revenge against the mafia for killing him and using Robbie to torment others. Robbie would also have a girlfriend named Lisa and now a another redhead named Tian. Eil was eventually purge from Robbie but still kept his powers He Would soon team up with the avengers becoming a full time member and even befriend other teenage heroes like Kamala Khan, Amadeus Cho, Nico Minoru, and Miles Morales.

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Being a ghost rider himself Robbie possess superhuman strength,speed,stamina,and durabilty. Also capable of using Magic and hellfire along with him being a mechanic and driver.

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  • In In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , he was portrayed by Gabriel Luna, who also played Tommy Miller in HBO's The Last of Us series.

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  • In War of the Realms: Marvel Ultimate Comics , he was voiced by Edwin Perez.

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  • Reyes in Spanish means "Kings".

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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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The prehistoric Spirit of Vengeance in AVENGERS (2018) #7.


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 .

Johnny Blaze makes a deal in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #5.

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 .

Meet Robbie Reyes in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER (2014) #1.

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…

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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 .

The backstory of the Cosmic Ghost Rider in COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY (2019) #1.

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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This article is about Robbie Reyes. For other characters who share the mantle, see Ghost Rider .

Ghost Rider (real name Robbie Reyes ) is a supernatural entity originating from Marvel Comics as a superhero, by possession of a human host.

Ghost Rider was created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore.

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Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength : Ghost Rider possesses superhuman strength.
  • Superhuman Durability : Ghost Rider has an immunity to must forms of injury.
  • Superhuman Healing : Ghost Rider is able to heal from cuts and bruises to the face at a superhuman rate. Even regrowing his entire face after its destroyed by the transformations.
  • Fire Manipulation : Ghost Rider can create "hellfire", a magical flame that could harm or traumatize a human soul, and with which it can summon a fiery motorcycle to ride on.
  • Dimension Travel : Ghost Rider can create portals to anywhere in the Multiverse.
  • Dark Matter Awareness : Ghost Rider can detect when dark matter is drained from the Hell dimension.
  • Expert Driver : Ghost Rider is a highly skilled driver on the Hell Charger.


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In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , both the Blaze and Reyes incarnations of the character appear, although Reyes' role as the Ghost Rider is followed in the story. Robbie Reyes has a brother, Gabe, whom he cares for as Gabe is on a wheelchair. Robbie works as a mechanic in a scrapyard who helps fix cars. His plot follows that he obtains the powers of the Ghost Rider after he is killed in the middle of a street race, and seeks vengeance on those who murdered him.


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A talented young mechanic with a penchant for anything with an engine and electronic music, but above all else he loves his little brother Gabe. When his plan to get Gabe out of East L.A. goes fatally awry, he is resurrected by the Spirit of Eli Morrow into the supernatural being, the All-New Ghost Rider!

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Angry, impetuous, quiet, pragmatic, but above all else… an older brother. At the age of eighteen Robbie Reyes is the sole caretaker of his disabled little brother, Gabe . Balancing school, homework, a part-time job at Canelo’s Auto & Body, overall care of his little brother, and a infamous low-key street racing gig, Robbie’s day to day schedule is always hectic and unforgiving. It should come as no surprise that when a street race competition promises to lighten the stress of Robbie’s responsibilities in the form of fifty thousand dollars, to move Gabe to a better neighborhood, that Robbie would jump on the challenge.

As skilled a driver as Robbie Reyes is, he could not have foreseen the intervention of Dr. Zabo ’s hired paramilitary cartel. Hitting a dead end, Robbie gave himself up. With his hands on his head and knees to the ground, Robbie Reyes was mercilessly shot dead nine times before he hit the cement. The group confiscated seven duffle bags from the trunk of the “borrowed” Nineteen sixty-nine Dodge Charger carrying valued cargo in the form of Pink pills; a defective DNA manipulating capsule designed to dramatically increase the users strength, size, stamina, appetite, and aggression, created by Dr. Zabo.

Unbeknownst to anyone, the car is in fact haunted. Brought back to life by the Spirit of Eli Morrow , Robbie’s face catches fire, his flesh melts and Robbie Reyes is suddenly transformed into the Hellfire blazing, chain wielding, car riding, leather wearing, supernatural being… the ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER!

Robbie Reyes was co-created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore . He made his first appearance in All-New Ghost Rider #1 , May 26, 2014. According to quotes by Tradd Moore, Robbie's Ghost Rider appearance was intended to evoke a "sleek, techno vibe while also being grim and intimidating" the idea apparently sparked some interesting rhetorical questions as Moore was quoted "In my head I was thinking like, 'What if Death joined Daft Punk? What if Satan became a Power Ranger? What if Speed Racer went to hell and came back a slasher villain? What would that look like?"

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A talented young mechanic with a penchant for anything with an engine and electronic music, but above all else he loves his little brother Gabe . All Robbie Reyes wants in life is to protect his disabled little brother. Gabe is bullied by Robbie's classmates, Guero and his friends. When Robbie stands up for his little brother, he is held at gunpoint and beaten up for their trouble. Guero and friends even take Robbie's shoes and Gabe's wheelchair.

It comes as no surprise later that night Robbie Reyes would enter an illegal street race worth fifty thousand dollars in hopes of winning so he and Gabe could move to a new neighborhood. The 1969 Dodge Charger he borrows from his place of employment, Canelo's Auto & Body, however, has stolen contraband in its trunk; Pink pills created by the new cartel leader, Dr. Zabo . His paramilitary cartel hunt down an unassuming Robbie Reyes and shoot him dead nine times before he hits the cement in a hail of automatic gunfire and set the car on fire while collecting Zabo's defective Pink pills.

That car however... is haunted by a spirit named Eli Morrow . Morrow brings Robbie back to life, embedding himself in Robbie's psyche, giving Robbie the power to transform into the Hellfire blazing, chain wielding, car riding, leather wearing, supernatural being... the All-New Ghost Rider! Together they avenge his untimely death, and Robbie wakes up in his bedroom none the wiser; as if all was a nightmare. But when a local gang leader by the name of Grumpy who's managed to steal a large quantity of Zabo's defective pills tries to reclaim his Dodge, members of his gang attempt to shoot Robbie down again for trying to take the car out for a second joy-ride. Only this time is different, the All-New Ghost Rider emerges, gets rid of the thugs and Robbie demands answers from the Spirit.

Dr. Zabo and his growing Urban Alliance look all over Los Angeles to find the last of his defective Pink pills. Once they make a deal with a young man, Guero and his friends, to join their ranks and earn good money in exchange for information on the whereabouts of his pills... the results are catastrophic. An all-out war breaks out over Robbie's neighborhood between Grumpy's local gang and Zabo's cartel. After getting his little brother, Gabe to safety, a hesitant Robbie uses his new powers to fight off Zabo's men and save the neighborhood.

Later that night, still disguised as the supernatural racer, Robbie beats up Guero and his crew and takes back Gabe's wheelchair.

As it turns out, Morrow was not such a good guy when he was alive. It's discovered he was a former hit-man for the Russian Mob, not only that, but he was a serial killing Satanist! He's escaped eternal damnation through Satanic rituals to once again walk among the living and resume his killing spree. Robbie Reyes is his host of choice, and Robbie's been struggling to win back his body and mind ever since while trying to balance the responsibilities of his unforgiving day to day schedule.

Meanwhile, since their last defeat, Dr. Zabo has regrouped. Armed with a new and improved Blue pill possessing all the strengths of the Pink pills with none of the aggressive side-effects, Zabo is ready to make his move over the Eastern territory gangs of Los Angeles. He assembles his Blue Hyde Brigade ; a force of unified crime made up of young, impressionable teens gangsters, hulked out on his new Blue pill, but loyal and obedient to a fault; a group whom Guero and his friends eagerly become members of. With his new army, Zabo gains the full cooperation of every syndicate in L.A. aside from the Russian Mob, a fact he is not pleased with. Dr. Zabo concocts a plan, a deal, they take care of the All-New Ghost Rider and the Russian Mob joins his Urban Alliance. Frightened with his last ordeal with the All-New Ghost Rider, Russian Mob Boss Yegor Ivanov accepts, but has no idea Zabo has no intention of saving Ivanov's life.

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Unbeknownst to Robbie, original Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze has ridden into town. Unsure if Robbie is friend or foe, the two clash. Later Johnny Blaze instructs Robbie how to take control of his Ghost Rider abilities, and Robbie manages to keep Morrow's spirit at bay, but not without a terrible cost. Robbie and Johnny fight back Zabo's Blue Hyde Brigade and Robbie is declared a part of the Ghost Rider family but... his little brother Gabe may never trust him again.

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A year has passed and Eli Morrow is fed up with Robbie’s struggle to fight the rage and unquenchable bloodlust that plagues their bond every day. Eli needs a new partner, someone docile, someone manipulatable, someone who will help him avenge his own death, someone like the now emotionally distant Gabe.

The blooming relationship between Robbie and fellow classmate Lisa , disgusts Eli and he makes one last attempt to infuriate him with deep seeded, startling revelations. Not only is this satanic serial killer Robbie’s uncle, but he implies he may have had something to do with his parents disappearances and pushes the fact he had a hand in Gabe’s learning disabilities that plague his little brother every day. Robbie is pushed over the edge, but still he manages to fight off Eli’s need to murder. Eli however, isn’t finished with Robbie.

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Through disturbing means, Eli takes Gabe and manipulates him against Robbie. The Spirit of Eli Morrow will see his death avenged, and Yegor Ivanov dead by any means possible, even if he has to use Gabe to do it. Robbie knows Eli’s plan and attempts to stop Gabe from following through, but without the Spirit of Eli Morrow, he is weak. In the end, it’s Robbie and Gabe’s unquestionable love for one another that saves the day this time. Robbie avenges Eli’s death by taking the life of Yegor Ivanov to Hell and by doing so, eternally bonds the Spirit of Eli Morrow to his soul, forever. Robbie makes a deal; “Find me the worst scum on the planet. Find me those who torture, kill and rape. Find me the foulest, darkest degenerate souls to walk the Earth… people like you, Eli Morrow… and I will gladly destroy them. But I will kill no one else.” - All-New Ghost Rider #12 - Great Power Part 2

From which Eli Morrow simply replies, you’ve got yourself a deal.

Live Fast. Die Hard. Race Forever!

The Multiverse was destroyed! Now all that remains is Battleworld; a massive patchwork planet made up of the fragments of worlds that no longer exist, maintained by the one will of its God and Master, Victor Von Doom ! Robbie Reyes and his fellow Spirits of Ignition; Carter Slade , Johnny Blaze , Danny Ketch , Vengeance , Kenshiro Cochrane , Alejandra , and many more are forced to race in the Killiseum; an arena residing in the outskirts of the capital state known as Doomstadt, built to entertain the masses of Battleworld. Here gruesome games and events are abound, from Gladiator fights, Monster slaying, Executions, but no attraction so popular nor as exciting as the Ghost Races!

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The Ghost Races are hosted by Arcade and controlled by Chief Zadkiel . The winner of these damned Races earn their freedom until the next race. The losers are horrifically tortured as a means of motivation to not lose the next race.

Zadkiel voices his concerns about Robbie, that he is slowly losing control over the boy, but when Arcade refuses to listen, Robbie manages to escape their iron grips. Zadkiel sends their very best Ghost Racers after him, but that isn’t enough, the Dark Born Arch-Angel finds another way to punish Robbie Reyes for his treason. Zadkiel sends someone to race in the arena in his place; his younger brother Gabe.

Shocked and frightened for the well-being of his little brother, Robbie goes to face the combined forces of Arcade, Zadkiel, and every Ghost Rider they have at their disposal in a last ditch effort to save his brother and end the Ghost Races once and for all!

Avengers Mountain

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Robbie was "chosen" to be a part of the new Avengers. In true Avengers fashion, they were tricked into coming together to take on a Dark Celestial invasion that was started by Loki , for the purpose of bringing together a roster of Avengers. After pushing back the invasion, Celestials left the corpse of one of them, The Progenitor , to act as their new North Pole headquarters, Avengers Mountain .

Many of the issues they faced could be traced back to Mephisto and his machinations to stop the heroic legacy powers from existing. Among these include the Spirit of Vengeance, which he currently is. Mysteriously, Robbie was connecting to the mutliverse and witnessing Mephisto's killings of the first Spirits of Vengeance from other Earths. These "dreams" also included the deaths of other first legacy heroes.

This made Robbie an "Omni-Avenger" and was tracked down by a Deathlok looking into Mephisto's attack on the multiverse under orders from Avenger Prime. He forcibly recruited Robbie to travel the multiverse and build an army of superhumans to take on Mephisto.

The All-Rider

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Robbie arrived on Earth-818 with Deathlok where they started searching for more Avengers on a supposedly hero-less Earth. While trying to save people, they were taken prisoner by The Black Skull (a variant of Red Skull bonded with a symbiote) and tortured by the Ghost Goblin ( a variant of Norman Osborn possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance). In this dire circumstance, Deathlok reveals to Robbie that he is the All-Rider, the Multiversal Spirit of Vengeance, capable of turning any vehicle into a hell-ride.

They are rescued by a variant of Tony Stark, one that had developed Ant-Man tech to aid in his archeology. He led his own version of the Avengers, who banded together to stop the Black Skull and any of the variants he had recruited to help him stay in power on this Earth. After freeing this Earth, Robbie and Deathlok needed to move on, and to stop any Earth's from looking like his, this variant of Tony Stark volunteered to join them, touring the multiverse to test and gather variants of The Avengers.

After assembling their Avengers army, Robbie faces off against the Mulitversal Masters of Evil, including Doom Supreme. His attempt to use the Penance Stare on the this sorcerer supreme nearly killed Robbie. It did, however, burn out his All-Rider power making him useless to his new army.

The God Quarry

Sorcerer Loki brought more and more Avengers to The God Quarry to defend the quarry from a Mephisto kaiju and an army of Doom variants. Robbie was eventually reunited with his old teammates. Brandy Selby, who had been turned into an elderly woman by her power, shared enough of her power to reignite Robbie's All-Rider power.

Fixing the charger in the dead cosmos

Mephisto's plan was to break through the barrier of the quarry and release the raw power leftover from the previous cosmos to destroy this one. To fill the hole, Robbie used his newly regenerated power to re-assemble a Doom variant that was a planet-like space station. He rode it into the hole, which was then pinned shut by a swarm of Mjolnirs delivered by the Goddesses of Thunder.

Unfortunately, this was a temporary solution. The hole needed to be welded shut from the other side. Robbie volunteered after making Captain America promise to take care of his brother Gabe. He rode his Hell Charger to the other side and welded the hole with his hellfire. Believed dead, the Avengers returned to their homeworld where they mourned his loss. However, Robbie was still in the dead previous cosmos trying to repairing his car so that he could return.

Unlike Johnny Blaze , Danny Ketch , Alejandra , and many more in world history, Robbie Reyes is not actually a Ghost Rider . Robbie Reyes is not inhabited by a Spirit of Vengeance, but rather the Satanic human Spirit of Eli Morrow. Thus he suffers from a darker need; the need to extinguish life. Robbie has still found a way to do good and fight alongside Johnny Blaze who's dubbed him part of the Ghost Rider family, making Robbie an "honorary" Ghost Rider, or an All-New Ghost Rider. Thus, Robbie has developed some powers similar to a Ghost Rider and some very different ones as well.

Spirit of Eli Morrow

A Hit-Man for the Russian Mob, a sadistic serial killer, a devoted Satanist... and Robbie's uncle. Eli W. Morrow escaped eternal damnation through Satanic rituals to once again walk among the living and resume his killing spree. Embedded in Robbie’s psyche, Eli feeds off his anger and despair, and in exchange gives Robbie the great power to change into the All-New Ghost Rider ( All-New Ghost Rider #9 - Legend ); a Hellish monster similar to a Ghost Rider with supernatural strength, speed, durability, regeneration, unlimited stamina and spewing Hellfire generation. Robbie is not actually a Ghost Rider, dubbed as an "honorary" Ghost Rider, he possesses unique powers and anomolies found in his bond unlike previous Riders. The ornate facial scarring, the discoloration in Robbie’s right eye, all of which respond directly to his emotional state. If Robbie, however, gives in to his despair, and lets his negative feelings dominate, Eli Morrow can take over completely. A change displayed in pale skin and a fiery glow in both eyes ( All-New Ghost Rider #8 ). Because Robbie is the first Rider of his kind, it is unknown how his powers will evolve, but Eli claims they get stronger everyday ( All-New Ghost Rider #4 - Engines of Vengeance ). Together their powers could be limitless.

Through the process of bringing a freshly dead, compatible spirit back to life, the Spirit of Eli Morrow could inhabit and empower unassuming hosts at will. Now however, that Robbie Reyes has avenged Eli Morrow's death, their souls are eternally bonded. Eli can no longer jump from host to host and Robbie can never be rid of Eli Morrow's presence ( All-New Ghost Rider #12 ).

Intermediate Transformation

Unlike a traditional Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes doesn't need to completely transform to use a fraction of the All-New Ghost Rider's abilities. Eli Morrow can give Robbie access to limited strength, speed, and durability. When this transformation occurs Robbie's ornate facial scarring will illuminate and he may or may not exhibit Hellfire breath or steam ( All-New Ghost Rider #7 ).

A supernatural and very versatile flame mostly associated with the Ghost Rider. This flame is known to burn the soul of its victims, but has been used to melt away the physical, and even heal the body of its host. Robbie Reyes particularly doesn't appear to use Hellfire intentionally, but rather primally; the more Robbie gives into his rage, the more collateral damage his Hellfire seems to cause, to the point of spontaneous ignition to the motor vehicles in his nearby vicinity during an explosive transformation into the All-New Ghost Rider.

A mystical weapon, the chain follows the innate intentions of the Rider whom wields it. Virtually indestructible, infinite in length, and capable of chainsawing it’s ensnared victims to pieces, the chain of the All-New Ghost Rider is a deadly weapon not to be underestimated. The ends of the chain vary between hooked flails, knives, crowbars, or ball-ping hammers.

Shadow-Shifting/Teleportation/Hellfire Portals

Unlike previous Riders, Robbie’s Rider can manipulate his physical being from one shadow to another shadow. There doesn’t appear to be a limit to where Robbie can go other than he needs a shadow to get there. The Hell Charger is linked to his ability to port from one place to another; possibly acting as a hub ( All-New Ghost Rider #3 ). Exhibited with a spark of unexplainable electricity, Robbie can vanish and reappear short distances, effectively teleporting. It should be noted the charge for the teleportation does take a moment and he cannot instantaneously teleport from point A to B ( Ghost Racers #4 ). The Spirit of Eli Morrow can manifest Hellfire Portals out of thin air for long distance travels. It should be mentioned these portal due take time for Eli to create, and the transportation isn't instantaneous. Eli also doesn't always know where they're going, mostly opting to use Hellfire Portals as a way of escape and a means of creating distance ( Ghost Racers #2 ).

Eternal Damnation

Robbie's All-New Ghost Rider can summon the chains of Hell to condemn the foulest, darkest degenerate souls to walk the Earth, body and spirit to eternal suffering in the very pits of the netherworld ( All-New Ghost Rider #12 ).

When in close, the Spirit of Eli Morrow can consume the souls of his victims entirely. Their bodies wither away to nothing as the soul is forcefully pulled from their mouths and into the All-New Ghost Rider's agape jaws ( Ghost Racers #4 ).


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When imbued with the mystical powers of the All-New Ghost Rider, Robbie’s black 1969 Dodge Charger is transformed into the HELL-CHARGER! Impervious to conventional munitions, capable of instantaneous self-repair, Hellfire generation, incredible ramming power, ghosting through matter, and supernatural camouflage to appear like alternative vehicles; the Hell-Charger is an unstoppable monster of a machine on any street. If that wasn’t enough, this haunted ride acts as a storage, housing any number of Hell-blazing weapons for the Rider’s usage and a central hub for Shadow-Shifting. Aside from the Hell-Charger, the Spirit of Eli Morrow has shown to be capable of possessing other modes of transportation, though unlike a traditional Ghost Rider's version of this ability, they don't take on a Hellfire imbued appearance but he can command their functionality all the same ( All-New Ghost Rider #12 - Great Power ). It stands to reason, the Spirit of Eli Morrow may be somehow intimately linked to the 1969 Dodge Charger he transforms into the Hell-Charger, but can still "borrow" other modes of transportation.

Penance Stare Reaction

It is important to note that the All-New Ghost Rider's reaction to a conventional Ghost Rider's Penance Stare is dependent on who is in control between Robbie Reyes or Eli Morrow. If the Satanic, Serial killing Spirit of Eli Morrow is in control, the Penance Stare has the ability to temporarily though painfully repel him into a kind of hibernation state within a tired Robbie ( All-New Ghost Rider #9 ). If Robbie Reyes is in control, the Penance Stare of Carter Slade has found Robbie to be pure of soul, though not without causing temporary fatigue ( Ghost Racers #4 ).

Other Media

Agents of s.h.i.e.l.d..

Gabriel Luna as Robbie

The MCU version of Robbie Reyes appears in Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , portrayed by Gabriel Luna.

In a departure from the comics, this version of Robbie is slightly older, and dropped out of high school. His skull also appears less mechanical, making him resemble the past Ghost Riders like Johnny Blaze. The creators of the show have said this was intentional, as they wanted to combine different aspects of the various Ghost Riders from the comics. Like the comics, Robbie is still a mechanic and still works to support his brother Gabe.

In the Season 4 premier, Ghost Rider is introduced as a brutal and famous killer who stalks the streets of Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to Quake , who has resolved to track the Ghost Rider down, all of his victims are sinners (such as a corrupt detective and a teacher who was molesting his students) who the demon inside him felt deserved to die. Quake eventually tracks Robbie to the junkyard where he works, and he quickly grows suspicious, thinking that she is a villain who is there to kill him. A fight ensues, and he manages to overpower her after transforming into Ghost Rider. However, he lets her go after realizing she is not a sinner, apparently using his powers to sense her innate goodness.

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Daisy later confronts Robbie at work, leading to him tying up and gagging her. He learns that she is investigating a power company that has ties to the Darkhold , and heads off in his car. He arrives at the company in time to rescue Leo Fitz from a supernatural entity, destroying the creature in the process. He later offers Daisy a ride and tells her that he may be connected to the entities that were unleashed by the Darkhold.

Robbie's origin is given later in the series, where it is revealed that one night, Robbie and Gabe were attacked by a group of local gang bangers. Robbie was fatally wounded, and with his last thoughts, he begged someone, anyone, to save Gabe. After dying, Robbie was visited by a mysterious voice, who asked him if he wanted to avenge his death and kill the men who'd hurt his brother. Robbie agreed, and was resurrected as the newest Ghost Rider.

He agrees to work with S.H.I.E.L.D. to find the Darkhold, which leads to the revelation that Robbie's beloved uncle Eli is the true mastermind behind everything that happened, and that the gang who killed Robbie were actually trying to kill him. During the final battle, Robbie stays behind to kill Eli, causing him to become trapped in another dimension.

Robbie manages to escape the dimension he was trapped in due to Aida's work with the Darkhold building herself a real body. He returns and the Ghost Rider is on a mission to destroy Aida and take the Darkhold back to where it came from. As soon as he escapes through the portal he gets his old car back and finds Aida, her robot bodyguards try to stop him but he destroys them with ease and proceeds towards Aida who uses her new powers to attack Robbie. Aida uses her electricity powers the same as Lincoln Campbell's on Robbie, it pushes him back before he transforms into the Ghost Rider and her powers have no effect on him, he jumps at her with a swing of his blazed chain but she teleports away before he can hit her making the rider angry.

He reunites with his friends at shield, Daisy and Coulson and tells them how he got out of where he was sent and that the demon in him hates Aida and that he can track her as the rider is drawn to dark matter. They realise that Aida is afraid of Robbie and he can hurt her so that she can't heal when they see her again after the attack on Talbot, where she teleports away at the sight of him.

The team lure Aida to the base where she thinks that she is safe due to Robbie's absence, she confronts Coulson, who then reveals himself to be the Ghost Rider as Robbie passed the spirit to him. She fights the Ghost Rider who ends up winning fairly easily and disintegrates her. After this the deal the rider made was that he would go back to Robbie once Aida was dead. With Robbie know in possession of the Darkhold he used his new abilities he learnt whilst away to create a portal using his chain and takes the Darkhold back to where it came from.

Video Games

Marvel Heroes 2016

  • The Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider is a Team-Up character in Marvel Heroes 2016 . He is capable of summoning his car, the Hell Charger, to assist the player's character.
  • The Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider is a playable character in Marvel Avengers Academy .


Hot Toys Ghost Rider

  • Hot Toys produced a Robbie Reyes figure based on his appearance in the live-action show.
  • Reyes was also featured in Hot Toys' Cosbaby line.

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Ghost Rider: Robbie Reyes Was the Best All-New, All-Different Marvel Hero

The Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider is a rarity among legacy superheroes, striking a balance of success that even Miles Morales hasn't achieved.

Ghost Rider isn't just a singular character in the Marvel Universe. Instead, it's a horrifying mantle that's been associated with numerous individuals throughout history. One of these is Robbie Reyes, who came about in an era where many of Marvel's premier heroes were being replaced by successors. Unlike many of them, however, Reyes was actually well-received.

From his backstory to his relationship with his predecessors, Robbie Reyes had several narrative elements that other "mantle swap" heroes lacked. This allowed him to cleanly co-exist with the other Ghost Riders, which is an element of superhero legacy that's almost impossible to achieve. This also made him more successful than perhaps the biggest legacy character in the Marvel Universe.

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The Origin of Marvel's All-New All-Different Ghost Rider

Created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, the Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider debuted in the first issue of his eponymous 2014 comic series. This was during the "All-New, All-Different" era of Marvel Comics, in which many of Marvel's most iconic heroes shared the spotlight or were outright replaced by new characters. Like some of the Ghost Riders before him, Reyes suffered a cruel fate when he was thrust into the life of a Rider. Living in the gang-ridden area of East Los Angeles, he met his end when mercenaries shot him in a car he used to enter a race. This competition was meant to win him the money to move himself and his young disabled brother out of town, but the event ended up changing Robbie's life forever.

Instead of dying, Robbie was bonded with the ghost of Eli Morrow, who's revealed to have been Robbie's homicidal uncle. Empowered into a very different version of Ghost Rider, Robbie used his new car and powers to defeat those who tried to kill him and bring peace to his violent neighborhood. All the while, he wrestled with Morrow's bloodthirsty desires and developed new, uncontrollable abilities. This saw him go far beyond his local haunts, fighting alongside the Avengers and other Ghost Riders in pursuit of both justice and vengeance.

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Robbie Reyes' Relationship With Other Ghost Riders

Unlike Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch, Robbie Reyes doesn't ride a motorcycle in his paranormal form. Instead, he drives a sort of ghostly Lowrider, with even his design as Ghost Rider reflecting a car's fins. While his design is distinct from his predecessors, his head still resembles a sort of skeletal helmet. These aesthetics aren't the only differences, however, as the very nature of Robbie Reyes' empowerment is distinct from the two other most popular Riders.

As mentioned, Robbie Reyes is bonded with the ghost of his evil uncle. With Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch, they were instead bonded to the demonic entity Zarathos , with Blaze notably making a deal with the devil himself before this happened. For these reasons, those two are driven by revenge, with Zarathos being the literal "Spirit of Vengeance." Although later stories sometimes had them in conflict, Blaze and Reyes are respected allies, with the older Ghost Rider teaching his colleague how to control his powers. This more benevolent relationship is part of why Robbie Reyes has had few detractors from even the most ardent fans of old-school Marvel.

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Robbie Reyes is a Better Legacy Hero Than Miles Morales

Robbie Reyes achieved the almost impossible balancing act of being both an integral part of his resident mythology and independent of his predecessor. He's quite different from the other Ghost Riders, while still being firmly in the same "world" as them. This means that both Ghost Rider experts and newcomers can enjoy his stories. Likewise, his being far away from and largely unrelated to Ketch or Blaze means that they can act independently of him. Having extensive "families" of nearly identical superheroes can be a big problem in terms of narrative, especially if these heroes live in the same city. Thankfully, Reyes can spread his wheels far away from the other characters in the mythos. His coexisting with Blaze also marks a major difference between him and other legacy characters.

For instance, Miles Morales isn't the only Spider-Man to ever be a part of Marvel's alternate Ultimate Universe . He only came about after the death of his world's Peter Parker, and the same goes for the version of Miles Morales seen in the two animated Spider-Verse movies. Conversely, most of his villains are foes that Peter already fought beforehand, meaning that he's fairly dependent on the first Spider-Man in most of his incarnations. For this reason, it's hard to truly spin him off as his own hero, especially since even his hit movies are multiversal adventures involving several other Spider-People .

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On the opposite end of this spectrum is Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel. Though she's the "sidekick" of the Carol Danvers Captain Marvel , the two aren't really related at all beyond Kamala being a fan of Carol. Her powers are much different, and they stem from her originally being written as a member of the Inhumans . This means that she's only nominally a "Marvel," and her real origins tie to her to one of the publisher's most contentious property ever. Given that she's had a lot of solo success in spite of Carol and the Inhumans, it's easily arguable that she'd be better served with no connection to either of them.

Thankfully, Robbie Reyes avoids both of these issues, and part of why he's "gotten over" so well with fans is his mostly amicable relationship with the other Ghost Riders . A major issue of the All-New, All-Different era was that too many characters' introductions felt almost derisive toward their predecessors, who just so happened to be heroes that fans had come to love for decades beforehand. When juxtaposed to the somewhat "flawless" portrayals that some of these newcomers were given, it didn't engender them to long-term success. So far, however, Robbie Reyes has been one of the more liked heroes from this time period, namely because he's steeped in classic Marvel Comics tragedy. He's both a good man in a bad situation and a just man wrestling with a monster inside, echoing what made heroes like Spider-Man and antiheroes like Hulk and Wolverine so successful. He may never come to truly replace Johnny Blaze or Danny Ketch, but with his own niche somewhat carved for him, that's absolutely fine.


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