"PHILISTINE-ERA GHOST RIDER"
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance (Post-Hyborian era)
Group Membership: Spirits of Vengeance / Ghost Rider
Affiliations: Formerly Zadkiel
Enemies: Philistines, demons, Kid Blackheart, Zadkiel
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unspecified location presumably near the Philistine Pentapolis, in what is now modern-day Israel
First Appearance: Ghost Rider VI#33 (May, 2009)
Powers/Abilities: The "Philistine-era Ghost Rider" was armed with twin burning swords, similar in style to (but predating) scimitars, which could easily slice through skin and bone to sever body parts, decapitate foes, or cleave them in twain. Like most of the Ghost Riders, the Philistine-era Ghost Rider presumably possessed superhuman strength and durability, and could transform his chosen mode of transport into a burning vehicle capable of great speed.
History: (Ghost Rider VI#33 (fb)) - Wielding twin burning blades, an unidentified Ghost Rider fought an army of Philistines in ancient times, slicing his unfortunate opponents into pieces, unaware that the angel Zadkiel was observing him in action.
(Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire#6 - BTS) - Like all past Ghost Riders, the Philistine-fighting Ghost Rider was revived to take part in defending Heaven from both the now-rogue Zadkiel and then Kid Blackheart's demon army.
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron and Tony Moore.
There's no information given about this character in his sole appearance, apart from what can be gleaned visually, which is that he fought Philistines, something the script confirms. He is still considered a Ghost Rider, though there is no indication of what he rode, and he's not actually seen using that name. The Ghost Rider Index identified him as a Philistine Ghost Rider, but that was clarifying his era, not what ethnic group he himself belonged to. If anyone who reads this is more up on the clothing of those who fought the Philistines and can thus pin down his cultural background and maybe narrow further down the point in history he would have come from, then please do get in touch.
Profile by Loki.
The "Philistine-era Ghost Rider" is definitely connected to, but should not be confused with
but has no known connections to
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Ghost Rider VI#33, p2, pan2 (main image)
Ghost Rider VI#33, p2, pan3 (head and shoulders shot)
Ghost Rider: Heaven's On Fire#6 (February, 2010) - Jason Aaron (writer), Roland Boschi (art), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Last updated: 03/11/14
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