"SAMBURU GHOST RIDER"
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance, presumably Kenyan citizen
Group Membership: Spirits of Vengeance / Ghost Riders
Affiliations: Formerly Zadkiel
Enemies: Poachers, demons, Kid Blackheart, Zadkiel; possibly formerly Dan Ketch (see comments)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Kitale, Kenya
First Appearance: Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch#3 (February 2009)
Powers/Abilities: The "Samburu Ghost Rider" wielded a (presumably hellfire-enhanced) spear and shield. Like most Ghost Riders, he presumably possessed superhuman strength and durability, could generate fire, and could transform his chosen mode of transport into a burning vehicle capable of great speed.
History: (Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch#3 (fb)) - The Samburu Ghost Rider inflicted retribution on villains in western Kenya. On one occasion he confronted ivory poachers near the town of Kitale.
(Ghost Rider VI#30 (fb) - BTS) - At some point the Samburu Ghost Rider was destroyed, possibly by Dan Ketch.
(Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire#6 - BTS) - Like all past Ghost Riders, the "Samburu 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 "Samburu Ghost Rider" only appeared in a single panel, there's very little information known about him. He's not named in the comic, but the script asks for his appearance to be based on either a Masai or Samburu warrior; based on my admittedly limited research I believe he more closely resembles the latter.
It isn't specified exactly in which time he operated, but the script identifies him and the other Ghost Riders shown in the same vision as being "contemporary." However, if active at the time of Dan Ketch's vision, he 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 guy. Between GR:DK#3 and GR VI#30 Dan Ketch was racing round the world slaying Ghost Riders, so the "Samburu Ghost Rider" may well have been one of his victims.
Profile by Loki.
The "Samburu 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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