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KIRSTEN CROWLEY

Real Name: Kirsten Crowley

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Hospital patient, criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Nurse Tolliver, three funeral thieves (Bobby, Ralfie, one other)

Enemies: Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA

First Appearance: Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1 (1993)

Powers/Abilities: Kirsten Crowley was initially a vain criminal. Upon activation of her mutant powers, she can generate focused fiery blasts from her right arm with fire emanating from her body, the level reflecting her emotional state. However, severe burns caused by the triggering of her mutant powers requires her to wear a medical shell of unknown composition over almost two thirds of her body.

Height: 5'7" (with medical frame, by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue (left), brown (right)
Hair: Red

History:

(Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1) - Having a history of crime, Kirsten Crowley applied makeup in a van, waiting for three friends (Bobby, Ralfie, one other) as they attempted to rob people at a cemetery funeral. But Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch) had intervened. The thieves ran to Crowley but were stopped by Ghost Rider, who then pursued Crowley after she sped off in the van. Not wanting to be captured, she crashed off a high bridge, nearly falling to her death, but took Ghost Rider's helping hand. However, his hellfire triggered her latent mutant powers, her flame powers severely burning her right side. Seeking to avoid police trouble, Ghost Rider rode off when he heard sirens approaching.

(Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1 - BTS) - Crowley was taken to hospital and quickly fitted with a medical body frame that still permitted some level of movement. A test confirmed she was a mutant.

(Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1) - After speaking to Caretaker about feeling guilty, Ketch took flowers to the hospital. Crowley dismissed the flowers, her anger causing her right side to smolder and burst into flame under the medical frame. She swore to extend suffering and scar all. While her carer, Nurse Tolliver, tried to calm her, Ketch secretly transformed into Ghost Rider. Crowley blasted Ghost Rider away but he recovered and stopped her with his penance stare. Her fire out, she reached for help from Tolliver, who offered hope for recovery.

Comments: Created by Chris Cooper, John Herbert & Bill Anderson.

Presumably she was depowered on M-Day but retained her burns. She may not identify as a mutant and probably has no desire to be reborn on Krakoa. An obscure character in a promo comic, I doubt she'll be returning.

Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1 was a promotional giveaway comic released in collaboration with Kay Bee toy stores (later renamed KB Toys, but closed in 2009).

This profile was completed 9/29/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Kirsten Crowley has no known connections to:


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Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1, p10, pan2 (main image)
   p4, pan2 (headshot)
   p6, pan3 (mutant powers activating)


Appearances:
Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1 - Chris Cooper (writer), John Herbert (pencils), Bill Anderson (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)


First posted: 09/16/2021
Last updated: 09/15/2021

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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