"POWHATAN GHOST RIDER"
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance, Native American (1st through 10th centuries)
Group Membership: Spirits of Vengeance / Ghost Rider, unspecified Powhatan Confederacy tribe
Affiliations: Formerly Zadkiel
Enemies: Vikings, demons, Kid Blackheart, Zadkiel
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Somewhere around what is now Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
First Appearance: Ghost Rider VI#33 (May, 2009)
Powers/Abilities: The "Powhatan Ghost Rider" wielded a stone-topped tomahawk and bone knife, and he was covered in fire. Like most of the Ghost Riders, the "Powhatan 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)) - The Powhatan Ghost Rider protected his native shores. Circa 992 AD (see comments) the Powhatan Ghost Rider led a group of Native American warriors against some Viking berserkers who were raiding the Native Americans' land.
(Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire#6 - BTS) - Like all past Ghost Riders, the "Powhatan 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 Vikings, 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. Luckily, the script for the issue provides a little more detail, specifically that he is "probably" the earliest American Spirit of Vengeance, that the panel in which he appears shows an event 500 years before Columbus, and that the clothing he and the other Native Americans are wearing is based on the depiction of a Chesapeake Bay warrior in one of John Smith's drawings; this last meant that the Ghost Rider Index identified him as a Powhatan Ghost Rider.
Profile by Loki.
The Powhatan 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, p5, pan1 (main image)
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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