"AZTEC GHOST RIDER"
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance, likely a citizen of Mesoamerica or a modern day country in the same region (see comments)
Group Membership: Spirits of Vengeance / Ghost Riders
Affiliations: His jaguar
Enemies: Zadkiel, demons, Kid Blackheart
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed - probably Mesoamerica / north Central America (see comments)
First Appearance: Ghost Rider VI#31 (March, 2009)
Powers/Abilities: The "Aztec Ghost Rider" presumably possessed superhuman strength and durability, as well as immunity to conventional small arms, and could generate fire. He rode a large hellfire-enhanced black jaguar.
History: (Ghost Rider VI#31 (fb)) - The "Aztec Ghost Rider" was one of dozens of Ghost Riders who operated in different countries across the world. At some point he was destroyed or died of natural causes (see comments)
(Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire#6 - BTS) - Like all past Ghost Riders, the "Aztec Ghost Rider" was presumably revived to take part in defending Heaven from first Zadkiel and then Kid Blackheart's demon army. After the battle, Heaven lit up as God returned, and the resurrected Ghost Riders returned to their eternal rest.
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron and Tan Eng Huat.
The "Aztec Ghost Rider" appears in Ghost Rider VI#31 as part of a montage image of international Ghost Riders that Caretaker (Sara) sees in her mind. Arguably it is a vision rather than a flashback, and certainly it provides no non-visual information about him or his history, so the Ghost Rider Index neither listed it as a flashback nor included it in the chronologies of the characters depicted. However, for Appendix purposes, I've listed it in the history, if only because it counts as both his first appearance and his only appearance.
With a single panel appearance, there's virtually nothing to go from in the comics when it comes to defining details about this Ghost Rider. Luckily the script provided a tiny amount of extra information, albeit not that much - he's an Aztec Ghost Rider (hence the profile title, a descriptor rather than name) who rides a giant black jaguar. Seen only in Caretaker (Sara's vision) after she states that she now has six thousand years of Ghost Rider history crammed into her head, it isn't even clear if the Aztec Ghost Rider operated in the present day or distant past, though her statements that they are "all gone now" at least confirms he is no longer active. Since at least two others in the same vision were present day Ghost Riders (Yokai-Raida and Shoba Mirza), it might be the case that all those seen were recently active, in which case the "Aztec Ghost Rider" might be one of the victims of Dan Ketch's Ghost Rider pogrom that took place between Ghost Rider: Dan Ketch#3 and Ghost Rider VI#30.
Since Aztecs were active in Mesoamerica, presumably this is also the native territory of the "Aztec Ghost Rider", whatever era he hails from.
Profile by Loki.
The "Aztec Ghost Rider" is definitely connected to, but should not be confused with
but has no known connections to
"Aztec Ghost Rider's" jaguar
The "Aztec Ghost Rider's" steed was a jaguar, transformed by the Spirit of Vengeance into a steed large enough to ride, and with eyes blazing with hellfire.
--Ghost Rider VI#31
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Ghost Rider VI#31, p13, pan1 (main image)
Ghost Rider VI#31, p13, pan1 (jaguar)
Ghost Rider: Heaven's On Fire#6 (February, 2010) - Jason Aaron (writer), Roland Boschi (art), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Last updated: 03/20/14
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