Real Name: Carlie Colon

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Building custodian at 1222 Boerum Street apartment complex (see comments)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: John Blaze, Juanito Carlito Candido, "Choocho" Colon, Kirk Eden, Jennifer Kale, Dan Ketch, Jim Palmetto, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)

Enemies: Black Rose (Roxanne Simpson Blaze), Capt. Arthur Dolan (not outright enemies but Carlie dumped a bucket of water on his head, although he was unaware who had done so), the Furies (Dark Lady, Ember, Lady Ash)

Known Relatives: "Choocho" Colon (brother), unidentified father

Aliases: Ember the Maiden (Carlie was briefly the host body for Ember), "Miss Piggy" (insult from "Choocho" Colon)

Base of Operations: 1222 Boerum St., the Bronx, New York, USA (see comments)

First Appearance: Ghost Rider III#70 (February, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Carlie Colon had no superhuman powers but, while possessed by the Fury known as Ember the Maiden, Carlie's body gained the powers of Ember, including superhuman strength and durability, sufficient enough to battle Ghost Rider and pin him down. As Ember, she also carried a sword.

Height: 5'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Ghost Rider III#86 (fb) - BTS) - Carlie Colon was the daughter of the building superintendent at 1222 Boerum Street in the Bronx, New York.

(Ghost Rider III#70) - Carlie was sweeping the stoop outside her apartment building at 1222 Boerum Street when Danny Ketch came running from his apartment. Late for his college class, Danny didn't see Carlie attempting to say hi to him and collided with her, his face landing right in Carlie's chest. A nervous Danny apologized and Carlie laughed it off, commenting that Danny had not broken anything. Explaining that he was running late, Danny said goodbye as Carlie's brother "Choocho" told Carlie she was pathetic. "Choocho" then coughed terribly, prompting Carlie to remind "Choocho" that God had caused the coughing fit. "Choocho" quickly told Carlie to be quiet and then asked if she had any money.

(Ghost Rider III#71) -  Once again running late, Danny Ketch ran past security guard Juanito Carlito Candido and a sweeping Carlie Colon, who was secretly happy to once again see Danny. When Juanito commented about whether Danny was looking to get bruised for shoving his way past them, Carlie told Juanito to leave Danny alone and commented that Juanito was just sensitive because he was on steroids. Juanito promptly corrected Carlie, claiming that his muscles were all natural. Carlie sarcastically agreed with Juanito. Shortly thereafter, Carlie was taking out the garbage when she saw her brother "Choocho"and his friend meeting with the criminal Makusa. She wondered to herself if "Choocho" would ever learn that if he hungout with garbage, he would become garbage.

(Ghost Rider III#72) - As Dan Ketch returned home during early morning, Carlie was mopping the stoop and greeted Danny, explaining that the floor was never clean enough for her father. Noticing that Danny looked tired, Carlie suggested that he should get more rest. Danny replied that he knew that he did.

(Ghost Rider III#73) - Carlie awoke in the night upon hearing noises outside. Thinking it was gang activity, Carlie went to the window to see a large dome of white light outside and was shocked. "Choocho" warned Carlie to stay away from the window, as "the Devil" was outside. Carlie continued watching as the dome dissipated, revealing a battle between Ghost Rider and Snowblind. Carlie then watched as agents of Anton Hellgate fired on the revealed Ghost Rider. When Carlie expressed worry that Hellgate's agents might be killing Ghost Rider, "Choocho" commented that perhaps Ghost Rider was finally getting his due.

(Ghost Rider III#74) - Following the battle against Hellgate's agents, Ghost Rider and new arrivals John Blaze and Capt. Arthur Dolan began arguing outside Carlie's window. In an effort to break up the argument, Carlie poured a bucket of water on the three heroes, hoping it would prompt them to leave the area. When "Choocho" asked if she were crazy, Carlie told him to be quiet so Ghost Rider, Blaze and Dolan wouldn't hear who dumped the water on them.

(Ghost Rider III#79) - A sweeping Carlie asked if "Choocho" could help her clean since it was unfair for her to do all of the work. "Choocho" responded by tossing his cigarette on the ground near her broom and she sarcastically thanked him before seeing Danny Ketch running past with John Blaze and Jennifer Kale. Thinking to herself that Danny never noticed her, Carlie soon noticed that it had gotten cold all of a sudden. Later, "Choocho" asked Carlie for money to buy cigarettes and Carlie responded by informing him that she had no money and told "Choocho" to get a job like a real person. "Choocho" angrily grabbed Carlie and asked if she thought she was a real person with her broom and feelings for Dan, who never even paid attention to her. After "Choocho" left, Carlie thought to herself how pathetic she seemed to be and began to suspect that if she had a stroke, no one would even notice or care. Lost in her thoughts, Carlie went back inside, only to find the area covered in thorns, much to her surprise. Becoming host to one of the Furies, Ember the Maiden, Carlie was forced to accompany the other Furies in searching for Ghost Rider.

(Ghost Rider III#80) - When Ghost Rider appeared to battle the Furies, Carlie continued to act as a host body for Ember the Maiden and fiercely battled Ghost Rider until his defeat. Meeting back up with the Black Rose, who had taken John Blaze and Jennifer Kale captive, Ember prepared to perform the killing blow on John Blaze before being stopped by Black Rose, who felt it fitting for her to kill Blaze. The Furies were soon stopped by the Asgardian Valkyrie, who had sensed Jennifer Kale's mystic distress call. Hitting Ember with her sword Dragonfang, Valkyrie managed to remove Ember's influence, transforming Carlie back to normal while the other two Furies prepared to battle Valkyrie. After the Furies defeated Valkyrie, they in turn were defeated when Jennifer Kale channeled the spirit of Magdalena, who removed the Furies' influence on their hosts.

(Ghost Rider III#86 (fb) - BTS) - Having remained unconscious following Ember leaving her body, Carlie did not see the outcome of the battle and later awoke in a hospital with a concussion.

(Ghost Rider III#86) - Three months later, two agents of Damage Control visited the Boerum Street apartment complex to assess the damage and Ghost Rider's involvement in the damage. When Carlie commented about the legimitacy of Kirk Eden's ID badge, Jim Palmetto commented that it was no wonder government services didn't want to bother residents of the Bronx. Carlie replied by angrily grabbing Jim Palmetto and exclaiming that her father had contacted them three months ago and how, if they had been in Manhattan, Damage Control would have shown up the next day. Kirk Eden quickly apologized for Jim's behavior and Carlie dropped Jim, apologizing for her own behavior and claiming that ever since the incident with the Furies, she had been experiencing mood swings. Sitting down with Eden and Palmetto, Carlie explained how she had been unconscious during most of the Ghost Rider's battle that had destroyed part of the apartment complex. Answering questions about Ghost Rider, Carlie admitted that she didn't think Ghost Rider was the Devil, as he only showed up to rescue people. When Kirk Eden asked her if she had met Ghost Rider personally, Carlie also admitted that she had not met him up close but knew someone who did, sending Eden and Palmetto to Little Luz's Bronx Girl Bodega.

Comments: Created by Ivan Velez, Jr., Salvador Larroca and Sergio Melia.

Carlie Colon's hair was miscolored black in Ghost Rider III#71 & #73-74. Also, her eye color was colored blue in Ghost Rider III#86 despite being brown in her earlier appearances.

Carlie's address was incorrectly identified as 321 Bocrum Avenue in Ghost Rider III#79. It was referred to as 321 Boerum Avenue in Ghost Rider III#86.

While Carlie was never shown to officially have the occupation of building custodian, she was constantly cleaning when seen and in Ghost Rider III#72, she mentioned that her father (the building superintendent) was never satisfied with the cleanliness of the floors, suggesting that Carlie was the person in charge of cleaning the apartment building.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Carlie Colon has no KNOWN connections to:

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Ghost Rider III#79, p17, pan1 (Carlie Colon, main image)
Ghost Rider III#86, p9, pan7 (Carlie Colon, headshot)
Ghost Rider III#80, p2-3, splash page (Carlie as Ember the Maiden)

Ghost Rider III#70 (February, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#71 (March, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#72 (April, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#73 (May, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#74 (June, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#79 (November, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#80 (December, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#86 (June, 1997) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Pop Mhan (pencils), Jason Martin, Andrew Pepoy (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 01/26/15

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