Real Name: Miranda Woods

Identity/Class: Human magic user

Occupation: Works at the Quentin Carnival

Group Membership: Quentin Carnival (Johnny Blaze, Buster, Carl, Clara Menninger, Kody, Shorty, George Waters, Marianne Waters, Wolf, many others)

Affiliations: Craig Blaze, Emma Blaze, Roxanne Blaze, Cardiac (Eli Wirtham), Caretaker, Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Quinn McIntyre, Seer, Vengeance (Michael Badilino);
formerly Eli McIntyre

EnemiesCenturious, Children Inc., Steel Vengeance, Steel Wind, Styge's demons, US Army;
formerly Vengeance

Known RelativesTimmy Woods (son), unidentified husband

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile with the Quentin Carnival

First Appearance: Spirits of Vengeance#6 (January, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Miranda is somehow able to tap into mystic energies. Though she didn't know exactly how it worked she was able to these energies to erase other people's memories by placing a mystic aura around their heads. Under stress she could release higher levels of mystic energy in a single burst that burnt any being she considered hostile. To enemies in close proximity these mystic flames could be lethal while those further away were just burnt slightly and rendered unconscious.


(Spirits of Vengeance#6) - Miranda, Wolf, Eli and Kody took care of Clara after her breakdown. She freaked out again when the vision about all their deaths returned.

(Spirits of Vengeance#7) - Miranda and the others were still with Clara when Blaze returned to the carnival. Clara suddenly told them that their enemies had arrived. Blaze told Kody and Wolf to bring Miranda, Clara and Eli to safety while he and Ghost Rider took care of their enemies Steel Vengeance, Steel Wind and Styge's demons.

(Spirits of Vengeance#9) - Miranda learned from Clara that her son was still outside and needed help. She panicked and Blaze and Ghost Rider went outside to search for Timmy and bring him back to Miranda.

  Steel Wind returned with Styge's demons to start a second strike against the Quentin Carnival. Kody surprised Clara and Miranda when he didn't join the fight like all the other men.

(Spirits of Vengeance#10) - Miranda was glad when Blaze returned with her son, but they didn't stay together for long when one of Styge's demons abducted him right in front of her. Miranda ran to Blaze for help and he promised her to find him again. She soon found Timmy's jacket, but Timmy was gone. Loosing her son triggered Miranda's psychic powers. She lashed out violently and defeated single-handedly all opposition.

(Ghost Rider III#39) - After the fight against Steel Wind and Styge's demons Blaze took Kody, Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch), Kody, Clara, Wolf and Miranda Woods to Greenwich Village in a truck. They stayed at Dan's apartment while Blaze tried to figure out Eli's last note for him.

(Spirits of Vengeance#12) - Wolf stole an army truck to bring Miranda, Clara, Kody and Eli's corpse away from the carnival site, which had been under control of the US Army. After Kody knocked out the soldiers Miranda used her powers to erase their memories of this event.

The next morning Kody and the others joined Ghost Rider, Blaze and Quinn, Eli's son, at the funeral for Eli.

(Spirits of Vengeance#15) - Kody asked Wolf, Miranda and Clara to come outside when Ghost Rider and Seer returned with Blaze, who had been injured. Miranda waited while Quinn helped Blaze. When Vengeance attacked the shack he tossed Wolf on to Miranda. Miranda was present when Blaze, with new cybernetic implants, defeated Vengeance.

(Ghost Rider III#43) - Miranda joined Ghost Rider, Blaze, Seer and the other carnies when they went to Cypress Hills Cemetery where they met Vengeance and Caretaker. When Caretaker overpowered Vengeance and Ghost Rider Seer told the others to stay out. Blaze followed Caretaker while Miranda and the carnies went with Seer.

(Spirits of Vengeance#16) - Miranda stayed with the other carnies and Seer at the Blood's Nightclub while Ghost Rider, Vengeance and Blaze fought Zarathos, Lilith and the Lilin. When Mrs. Ketch was brought to the Nightclub Miranda and Clara took care of her.

(Spirits of Vengeance#21) - Miranda hung around with Blaze's children while he decided to go after Kody to help him against his people.

(Spirits of Vengeance#22) - Miranda got drunk and unleashed her psychic powers because she was angry because Timmy was still missing. Blaze calmed her down and then went looking for her son.

  Miranda cried when Blaze finally returned Timmy to her.

(Spirits of Vengeance#23) - Kody, Wolf, Miranda, Timmy, Clara and Blaze visited Roxanne's grave. They had decided to put the Quentin Carnival back together.

(Blaze#1) - Miranda watched Blaze leave the big top after his performance to help someone outside against Ice Box Bob.

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, Adam Kubert & Bill Reinhold.

Miranda's husband worked at the Quentin Carnival as well, but he was never identified. He seemed to have died off panel during the assault by Styge's demons, Steel Wind and Steel Vengeance in Spirits of Vengeance#7-9.

After Spirit of Vengeance Miranda appeared in one more panel (in Blaze#1) and then was gone from the Quentin Carnival presumably starting a new and less dangerous life. Surprisingly she wasn't even used in Blaze: Legacy of Blood though at first I thought she was there, but then it turned out to be Seer, a character that looked far too similar IMHO. Maybe this was the reason why Miranda wasn't used much after Seer joined the Ghost Rider cast. BTW she is not a mutant because her powers are mystic in nature. It's magic, baby!

Miranda had her first big scene in Spirits of Vengeance#10 and then was pretty much forgotten. After Siege of Darkness was over she was suddenly remembered again and was given back her son one issue before Spirits of Vengeance was cancelled.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Miranda & Timmy Woods have no known connection to:

Timothy "Timmy" Woods

(Spirits of Vengeance#5) - Timmy went to Clara's trailer to check on her. She told him to get out of the storms seconds before being freaked out by a vision. In panic Timmy screamed for his parents.

(Spirits of Vengeance#9 (fb) - BTS) - Timmy went outside looking for his father.

(Spirits of Vengeance#9) - During his search for his missing father Timmy encountered a cat. Styge's demons saw him picking up the cat and followed him. The surrounded Timmy, but Ghost Rider and Blaze saved him from them. Like promised Blaze returned with Timmy to the carnival site, which was under attack again by Steel Wind, Styge's demons and new arrival Vengeance.

(Spirits of Vengeance#10) - With Timmy still on his bike Blaze rode through the demonic hordes to bring him back to his mother, who was glad to have her son with her. A short time later one of Styge's demons abducted Timmy right in front of his mother.

(Spirits of Vengeance#22 (fb) - BTS) - Timmy was claimed by Children Inc., a global child trade organization and kept in their sub-basement prison in Manhattan.

(Spirits of Vengeance#22 - BTS) - Clara Menninger felt that Timmy was still alive and told him that she felt it when they were in Manhattan.

(Spirits of Vengeance#22) - Blaze worked together with Vengeance and Cardiac to break into Children Inc.'s HQ in Manhattan. Blaze found Timmy in their sub-basement prison. Timmy just wanted to know why it took Blaze so long to find him. After all children were out Cardiac burnt the building. Blaze then finally returned Timmy to his mother

(Spirits of Vengeance#23) - Kody, Wolf, Miranda, Timmy, Clara and Blaze visited Roxanne's grave. They had decided to put the Quentin Carnival back together.

--Spirits of Vengeance#5 (Spirits of Vengeance#5, 9-10, 22-23

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Spirits of Vengeance#10, p20 (main image)
Spirits of Vengeance#12, p10, pan6 (head shot)
Spirits of Vengeance#22, p20, pan4 (Timmy Woods)

Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#6-7 (January-February, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Adam Kubert (pencils), Bill Reinhold (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#9 (April, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Adam Kubert (pencils), Bill Reinhold & Klaus Janson (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#10 (May, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Adam Kubert (pencils), Bill Reinhold (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#39 (July, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#12 (July, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Adam Kubert (pencils), Bill Reinhold (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#15 (October, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#43 (November, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#16 (November, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Henry Martinez (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#21 (April, 1994) - Howard Mackie (writer), Henry Martinez (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#22 (May, 1994) - Howard Mackie (writer), Henry Martinez & Robert Walker (pencils), Bud LaRosa & Keith Williams (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance#23 (March, 1994) - Howard Mackie (writer), Henry Martinez (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Blaz#1 (August, 1994) - Larry Hama (writer), Henry Martinez (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)

Last updated: 07/18/13

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