Real Name: Spotted Doe
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native
American, Comanche) (Old West era)
Group Membership: Her Comanche tribe
Affiliations: Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze),
Rider (Phantom Rider, Carter Slade)
Enemies: Tarantula and his gang (1870s); potentially linked to corrupt Thunderbird Dam
builders (Ed Pollard, Benny, Joe)
(modern era - see comments)
Known Relatives: Flaming Star
Oak (brother), Ghost Wind Rider
(daughter or niece)
Base of Operations: Near Bison Bend, Colorado,
First Appearance: Ghost Rider II#49 (October,
Powers/Abilities: Spotted Doe was a respected
seer of a Comanche tribe, able to see near future visions. She had a
deep connection with the powerful
Native American god Manitou and via a meditative trance was able to
aid in times of deep distress brought on by those threatening sacred
Comanche heritage. She also appeared to have an unspecified connection
with (or manifested as) an aged woman
in the modern era (see comments).
Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 120 lbs. (approximation)
(Ghost Rider II#49 (fb) - BTS) - In the mid-19th
Century, the Comanche Spotted Doe was born with the gift of a seer and
could summon the spirit of Manitou.
(Ghost Rider II#49) - In the modern era, an elderly
Native American woman (name unrevealed) warned corrupt engineer Ed
Pollard, and later Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider), of the newly built
Thunderbird Dam's damage to ancient Comanche burial grounds, raising
the wrath of Manitou. Ghost Rider was too late to stop the thieving
Pollard blow up the dam.
(Ghost Rider II#49/50) - The old woman brought the
disoriented Blaze to a mystical tunnel entrance, where her visage
transformed into the much younger Spotted Doe with the aid of magical
stone beads. She took him to the tunnel's end, a time portal, where he
emerged in the 1870s.
(Ghost Rider II#50) - At the Comanche encampment, Spotted Doe told her father she sensed a demon within the time-traveling Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider) who she felt threatened nearby Comanche burial grounds. In a trance, she summoned Manitou to battle Ghost Rider. But the criminal Tarantula and his gang grabbed Spotted Doe, intending to hold her for ransom. Her trance broken, Manitou's spirit dissipated and she was saved by Ghost Rider. The misunderstanding resolved, Flaming Star and Spotted Doe apologized. Ally Night Rider passed a mystical amulet to Blaze and Spotted Doe guided Blaze back to the mystic cavern where he returned to the modern era minutes before the dam's explosion. As Ghost Rider, he stopped the explosion and saved the Comanche burial grounds.
Comments: Created by Michael Fleisher & Don Perlin.
The elderly woman may well have been Spotted Doe as
an aged woman, but this would place her as well over 100 (maybe 120+?).
If it is her, why was it only her who transformed in the tunnel? What
happened to her after the time trip? Were there then two Spotted Does
in the 1870s? Or did the elderly Spotted Doe ultimately stay in the
modern era and not time travel? [And did Night Rider's amulet have
time-traveling abilities when linked with the cavern?] Too many
questions, so I placed it as there being an unspecified linkage between
Spotted Doe and the elderly woman.
An odd story. Difficult to profile.
Her encampment near Bison Bend was tagged as being in Nevada in OHotMU Update '89#5 Data Corrections, but was later identified as being located in Colorado in Original Ghost Rider #13.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Spotted Doe has no known connections to:
Ed Pollard was an engineer who worked on
the Thunderbird Dam that threatened to disturb old sacred
Comanche burial grounds and a nearby town. An elderly Native American
woman (name unrevealed, but who would later transform into Spotted Doe)
warned against the dam project but Pollard ignored
her. However, Pollard and his colleagues Benny and Joe planned to
explode the dam to flood the town, potentially killing hundreds, so
that the three schemers could loot the town using SCUBA gear. The
evening of the plan, Pollard was almost trapped under a sudden
avalanche triggered by the protective Native American spirit Manitou,
but Ghost Rider (Blaze) rescued Pollard. Later, Blaze chanced upon the
evil plan and, via time-travel, stopped Pollard, burning the nefarious
--Ghost Rider II#49 (Ghost Rider II#50
Ghost Rider II#50, p31, pan3 (main image)
Ghost Rider II#49, p17, pan1-4 (headshot)
Ghost Rider II#49, p5, pan5 (Pollard)
Ghost Rider II#49-50 (October-November, 1980) - Michael Fleisher (writer), Don Perlin (pencils & inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
First posted: 09/25/2020
Last updated: 09/25/2020
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