The first supernatural Ghost Rider is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his father, agreed to give his soul to "Satan" (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto). At night and when around evil, Blaze finds his flesh consumed by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields blasts of hellfire from his body, usually from his skeletal hands. He eventually learns he has been bonded with the demon Zarathos. Blaze starred in the Ghost Rider series from 1972 to 1983.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A | 4-B, goes up to 2-A
Name: Johnny Blaze, Ghost Rider, Zarathos
Origin: Marvel Comics
Classification: Human bonded with demonic Spirit of Vengeance Zarathos
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Telepathy, Soul Manipulation, Teleportation, Illusion Creation, Hellfire Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Immortality (Types 1, 3 and 8 [The Spirit of Vengeance is a part of God's power, and will be revived by God should he die but still be needed]), Life Support, Regeneration (At least High-Mid. Likely far higher, as he is listed as having "Godlike" regeneration, which is superior to characters able to regenerate from a single molecule), Can mind attack/make people suffer proportionate punishment for their sins people with the Penance Stare, Resurrection, Transmutation, Size Manipulation (Grew in size when fighting Thor.), Statistics Reduction (Able to weaken magical enhancements), Mind Control (Able to control the minds of those he uses the Penance Stare on), Telekinesis (via Hellfire), Summoning (Can summon other Ghost Riders), Possession (His powers began to consume Rogue's body and mind when she attempted to drain them), Pocket Reality Manipulation, Explosion Manipulation, Immune to fire, heat, lava and flames, Resistance to Death Manipulation (Shrugs off instant death attacks from Null the Living Darkness and Death-Stalker), Size Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Reality Warping (Reversed Null's powers through sheer force of will), Magic, Power Nullification (Resisted Doctor Strange trying to snuff out his powers and send him back to Hell. Immune to the effects of a magic spear that completely paralyzed multiple other superhumans.), and Mind Manipulation (Put up a fight against Doctor Strange trying to enter his mind)
Attack Potency: Mountain level (Destroyed a mountain with his fire), Can negate durability with Penance Stare (Causes any individual who stares into his eyes to see and feel every bit of pain they have ever inflicted on anyone in their entire lifetime for all eternity) | Solar System level (Hurts World War Hulk, Fought all of the Avengers at once), goes up to Multiverse level+ (Was able to defeat Mephisto in his own realm. It is said that his power is boundless and godlike and that it can bring death to existence in the wrong hands)
Striking Strength: Unknown | Unknown
Range: Several dozens of meters
Standard Equipment: Chain, Motorcycle
Intelligence: Above average (Good at hand to hand combat and at using his powers)
Weaknesses: Can only transform through an act of will, or when innocent blood is spilled. Weapons forged in Heaven can harm him.
Key: Restricted (Johnny Blaze in control) | Full Power (Zarathos in control)