"MAORI GHOST RIDER"
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance, presumably New Zealand citizen
Group Membership: Spirits of Vengeance / Ghost Riders
Affiliations: Formerly Zadkiel
Enemies: Demons, Kid Blackheart, Zadkiel; possibly formerly Dan Ketch (see comments)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New Zealand
First Appearance: Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch#3 (February, 2009)
Powers/Abilities: The "Maori Ghost Rider" wielded a (presumably hellfire-enhanced) taiaha and shield. She could generate a flying hellfire war canoe, allowing her to traverse land and sea with equal ease. Like most Ghost Riders, she presumably possessed superhuman strength and durability, and could generate fire. She wore a war mask that hid half of her (presumably skull-like) face; what properties it had, if any, were unrevealed.
History: (Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch#3 (fb)) - The Maori Ghost Rider inflicted retribution on villains in New Zealand and on the seas around the islands nation.
(Ghost Rider VI#30 (fb) - BTS) - At some point the Maori Ghost Rider was destroyed, possibly by Dan Ketch.
(Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire#6 - BTS) - Like all past Ghost Riders, the "Maori Ghost Rider" was revived to take part in defending Heaven from both the rogue angel Zadkiel and then Kid Blackheart's demon army.
Comments: Created by Simon Spurrier and Javier Saltares.
Since the "Maori Ghost Rider" only appeared in a single panel, there's very little information known about her. She's not named in the comic, but is identified as being Maori; the script also identifies her specific weapon and type of transportation.
It isn't specified exactly in which time she operated, but the script identifies her and the other Ghost Riders shown in the same vision as being "contemporary." However, if active at the time of Dan Ketch's vision, she was no longer so by Ghost Rider VI#30, when a discussion between Caretaker (Sara) and the Ghost Rider's Molek and Bai Gu Jing confirms the identities of the tiny handful of surviving Ghost Riders, none of whom includes this one. Between GR:DK#3 and GR VI#30 Dan Ketch was racing round the world slaying Ghost Riders, so the "Maori Ghost Rider" may well have been one of his victims.
Profile by Loki.
The "Maori Ghost Rider" is definitely connected to, but should not be confused with
but has no known connections to
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Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch#4, p15, pan1 (main image)
Ghost Rider: Heaven's On Fire#6 (February, 2010) - Jason Aaron (writer), Roland Boschi (art), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Last updated: 03/19/14
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