HEADLESS HORSEMAN

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-98091/"Earth-Chaos") human ghost

Occupation: Town protector

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Scarecrow;
   probably unwittingly ally to
Jack O'Lantern (Daniel Drumm) (see comments)

Enemies: The Supernaturals (Black Cat/Felicia Hardy, Ghost Rider/John Blaze, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An unidentified village on Earth-98091

First Appearance: The Supernatural#3 (December 1998)

Powers/Abilities: The Headless Horseman carried a pumpkin burning with "the righteous fire of heaven," which he could throw at opponents. Presumably he could produce more of these given time, though how quickly and how many was not demonstrated. He was presumably a good horse rider.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: None
Hair: None

History:
(
The Supernatural#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Headless Horseman and his ally Scarecrow (a man apparently made of living straw) were the protectors of a small village full of zealously pious inhabitants. The Horseman himself was devout, believing his powers came from the fires of Heaven.

(The Supernatural#3) - The villainous Jack O'Lantern teleported two of the heroic but monstrous Supernaturals, Ghost Rider and Black Cat, to the village, where the local priest and a torch wielding mob confronted them almost immediately to denounce them as witches and demons. Responding to the villagers' cries, the Horseman and Scarecrow showed up to take down the intruders. Leaving Black Cat to deal with Scarecrow, Ghost Rider went for the Horseman, who responded by throwing a flaming pumpkin at the undead biker. However, this proved ineffective against the already fiery Rider, who retaliated by encircling the Horseman and his steed within a wall of flames. The Supernatural then shouted for his compatriot to join him in departing the village, only to find she had been captured by the Scarecrow.

(The Supernatural#3 - BTS) - Ghost Rider surrendered at the threat of harm being done to his teammate.

(The Supernatural#3) - While Black Cat was placed in a noose atop a gallows waiting to be hanged, the Horseman joined three other riders, one of them Scarecrow, in suspending Ghost Rider from chains between their four steeds, each equine's saddle attached by a chain to one of the Rider's limbs, in the Horseman's case the Ghost Rider's right arm. While Black Cat was being executed, the Horsemen and cohorts each rode in separate directions, literally pulling Ghost Rider apart limb from limb.

Comments: Created by Brian Pulido, Mark Andreyoko, Ivan Reis and Joe Pimentel.

   It's entirely feasible that the Headless Horseman is a hero, as he was considered his village's protector and believed those he were fighting were demons (which strictly speaking one was) who endangered the people of his village (which was incorrect). It's uncertain if he knew he was assisting Jack O'Lantern, but given that villain's demonic evil and the Horseman's avowed allegiance to Heaven it seems unlikely.

   Since Jack O'Lantern apparently threw the Supernaturals across time as well as space, it's impossible to say for sure whether or not the Horseman and Scarecrow were in the past or the present of Earth-Chaos.

   I've only listed the two Supernaturals that the Horsemen actually encountered as enemies, but it seems a safe bet that he'd be similarly hostile to the rest of the team if he ever met them.

Profile by Loki.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Headless Horseman has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
The Supernatural#3, p4, pan6 (main image)
The Supernatural#3, p9, pan6 (throwing puimpkin)
The Supernatural#3, p9, pan8 (encircled by flame)


Appearances:
The Supernatural#3 (December 1998) - Brian Pulido, Mark Andreyoko (writers), Ivan Reis (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Tim Tuohy, Brad Gould, Brian Pulido, Bob Harras (editors)


First Posted: 10/31/2022
Last updated:
10/31/2022

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