Real Name: Magdelena Kale
Identity/Class: Human spirit (17th century to present)
Occupation: Spirit; former servant girl, carnival worker
Group Membership: Formerly Quentin Carnival
Affiliations: John Blaze, Paula Harris, Jennifer Kale, Noble Kale, Pegasus (horse), Caleb Quentin, Uno, Wolf
Enemies: The Furies (Dark Lady the Matriarch, Ember the Maiden, Lady Ash the Crone), Pastor Destin Kale
Known Relatives: Noble Kale (husband),
unidentified son (presumed deceased), Caleb Quentin (adoptive father,
deceased), Destin Kale (father-in-law), Dante Kale (brother-in-law,
deceased), Joshua Kale (descendant, deceased), Naomi Kale (Ghost Rider, descendant, deceased), Jennifer Kale (descendant), Andrew Jackson Kale
(descendant, deceased), John Blaze (Ghost Rider, descendant), Barbara
Ketch (descendant, deceased), Daniel Ketch (Ghost Rider, descendant),
Craig Blaze (descendant), Emma Blaze (descendant)
Aliases: "Defiler," "Succubus," "Witch" (insults called by Pastor Kale)
Base of Operations: Patience, USA
First Appearance: (unidentified): Ghost Rider III#77 (September, 1996); (identified): Ghost Rider III#78 (October, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: As a spirit, Magdelena Kale
could be summoned from her resting place by prayers from members of her
bloodline. She could levitate just above the ground and could force
other spirits (such as the Olympian Furies) to exit their human host
bodies with a wave of her hand. Prior to her death, Magdelena had no
superhuman powers but was a skilled practitioner of holistic and
natural medicinal remedies.
Height: Presumably variable; (as a human): 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: Presumably variable; (as a human): 120 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Ethereal blue; (as a human): Unrevealed (like brown, see comments)
Hair: Ethereal blue; (as a human): Dark brown
History: (Ghost Rider III#78 (fb)/Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - While traveling with the Quentin Carnival, Magdelena noticed that one of their horses, Pegasus, had collapsed. Rushing to its aid, Magdelena informed the Carnival's owner, Caleb Quentin, that the horse had fallen ill and asked what to do. Caleb suggested that they might have to leave the horse behind before he too, collapsed. Fortunately, Pastor Destin Kale and his son Noble were also traveling through the woods and found the collapsed caravan. While Pastor Kale tended to the sick Caleb Quentin, Noble introduced himself and helped Magdelena onto his horse so that they could get to safety.
(Ghost Rider III#80 (fb)) - A distraught Magdelena
attended the funeral of Caleb Quentin after he passed away. Noble Kale
did little to comfort her out of fear that the fanatical Pastor Kale
would think his comfort an act of lust. Despite this, Noble and
Magdelena grew to love one another and snuck away time to be together.
(Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - Stranded in the town of Patience following Caleb Quentin's death, Magdelena was allowed to stay in the town as a servant girl, cleaning the church floors. During some time alone, Noble and Magdelena went to an open field to enjoy the view together.
(Ghost Rider III#80 (fb)) - Pastor Kale caught Noble sneaking away to be with Magdelena.
(Ghost Rider III#92 (fb) - BTS) - Pastor Kale warned Noble that Magdelena was of savage stock and the mingling of his blood with hers was against all that was good and proper.
(Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - When Magdelena found
herself pregnant with Noble's child, Noble hoped that, by telling
Pastor Kale, the Pastor would take Magdelena in as his daughter and
understand the goodness that Noble saw in Magdelena. Instead, Pastor
Kale had Magdelena held down while he beat Noble with a leather strap,
exclaiming that if Noble laid down with beasts, he would be punished as
(Ghost Rider III#80 (fb)) - After having the child, Magdelena watched as Pastor Kale began treating Noble like a slave and began to suspect that she would never be allowed to marry Noble because of her racial and spiritual differences.
Rider III#92 (fb)) - Despite this, Pastor Kale did agree to marry
Magdelena to Noble but Pastor Kale kept Noble and Magdelena separated,
working Noble in the fields like a slave. He also took Magdelena's
child away almost immediately after its birth, claiming that it would
be raised in a Christian home despite its ignoble heritage.
(Ghost Rider III#80 (fb)) - Unknown to Pastor Kale, Magdelena began using her knowledge of natural remedies to aid sick townspeople. Eventually, Pastor Kale's persecution extended not only to Noble but to Magdelena as well.
(Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - Magdelena stumbled onto
Pastor Kale while he was bartering souls and learned that the town of
Patience was so prosperous due to deals that Pastor Kale had struck
with the demon Mephisto.
(Ghost Rider III#80 (fb)/Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - For finding out his secret, the Pastor Kale denounced Magdelena as a witch.
(Ghost Rider III#77 (fb)/Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - Magdelena Kale was captured and was prepared to be burned at the stake as a witch.
(Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - While Magdelena was being
tied up by one of the townsfolk, Noble Kale tried to fight back against
his father, punching the Pastor in the back of the head before being
overwhelmed by the townspeople and taken into a barn, where he was
drugged and tortured into unconsciousness.
(Ghost Rider III#92 (fb)) - When Magdelena begged for
Pastor Kale not to kill her, promising she would remain quiet, Pastor
Kale announced that there was no penance for the wicked. Magdelena
replied by asking if she could see her husband Noble one last time but
Pastor Kale falsely told her Noble had never loved her and had only
been infatuated by her animal lust. He also told Magdelena that Noble
was in the church begging forgiveness and that Magdelena's child would
be raised to serve the community by the sweat of his brow, like any
slave. Spitting at Pastor Kale and calling him a monster, Magdelena
cursed the town of Patience and the Kale family in particular as the
torches flew onto her pyre.
(Ghost Rider III#78 (fb)) - As the fires were lit, Magdelena yelled for her husband Noble.
(Ghost Rider III#80 (fb) - BTS/Ghost Rider III#92
(fb)) - Magdelena's cries of vengeance as she died summoned forth the
Olympian Furies, who avenged the wrongful murders of women and they
sought out members of the Kale family, killing Noble Kale's younger
brother Dante as their first victim.
(Ghost Rider III#80) - In the modern day, after the Furies were reborn in human hosts and restarted their attacks on Noble Kale, destroying nearly an entire city block in the process, Magdelena's descendants Jennifer Kale and John Blaze prayed together for Magdelena's soul to return to them. Summoned from the afterlife, the spirit of Magdelena appeared and took over Jennifer Kale's form, transforming it to resemble her original human form. Seeing her husband Noble inhabiting the form of her descendant Danny Ketch as the Ghost Rider, Magdelena commented on how sorrowful and suffering Noble appeared. Announcing that Noble would suffer no more, Magdelena told the Furies that Noble had long paid for any sin he had committed in the past. When the Furies argued against leaving Noble be, Magdelena admitted their summoning in the first place had only occurred in a moment of pain and anger. She then released the Furies of their duty of vengeance, forcing them to exit their human host bodies and disperse. Magdelena then went to Noble, explaining that their future generations would be free from the Furies' attacks and telling Noble that the past was unimportant and that he should focus on the future. Magdelena then mentioned that her time on Earth was short and that she must bid Noble farewell but Noble asked that she take him with her. Magdelena reminded Noble of his supposed destiny as a dark king and warned him not to let his darkness consume him. When Noble asked how Magdelena knew so much about his destiny, Magdelena suggested that the answers Noble sought lied with Noble's father. Despite Noble's shock that his father could still be alive, Magdelena announced that she must depart and shared one final kiss with Noble before Jennifer Kale regained her own form.
(Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch I#1 -BTS) - Danny Ketch
thought about Magdelena's trials and suffering when he recalled his
time bonded with Noble Kale.
Comments: Created by Ivan Velez, Jr., Salvador Larroca and Sergio Melia.
Magdelena was one of the forms assumed by Dante Kale's spirit in Ghost Rider III#79 in an effort to help Noble recall his lost memories.
Magdelena's eye color was never definitively shown.
Most of her flashbacks were colored strangely to signify a flashback
and the ones that weren't colored strange, the art made it difficult to
determine the exact eye color. The closest I could determine based on
the art was that they seemed brown.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Magdalena Kale has no KNOWN connections to:
--Ghost Rider III#78 (fb)
images: (without ads)
Ghost Rider III#80, p20, pan5 (Magdelena Kale as spirit, main image)
Ghost Rider III#80, p21, pan1 (Magdelena Kale as spirit, headshot)
Ghost Rider III#92, p9, pan2 (Magdelena Kale in human form while still living)
Ghost Rider III#78, p14, pan3 (Pegasus)
Ghost Rider III#77 (September, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#78 (October, 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#92 (January, 1998) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Mark Texeira (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch I#1 (December, 2008) - Simon Spurrier (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Last updated: 05/10/15
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