Alias










Ghost Rider VIII
Nick Name
Spirit of Vengeance
Civilian ID
Daniel "Danny" Keitch
Occupation

Adventurer

Messenger

Spirit of Vengeance


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Brooklyn, New York
Group Affiliation

Fantastic Four

Midnight Sons

Secret Defenders


Base of Operations
Brooklyn, New York
Height

Danny Ketch: 5' 10"


Ghost Rider: 6' 2"


Weight

Danny Ketch: 160 lbs.


Ghost Rider: Unknown


Eye Color

Danny Ketch: Green


Ghost Rider: Flame Red


Hair Color

Danny Ketch: Brown


Ghost Rider: None


Known Powers

Mystical enchantment enabling transformation into a being known as the Ghost Rider - a flaming skeleton with superhuman strength, speed, agility and durability, possessing a penance stare which is able to cause emotional pain in others equivalent to that which has been caused by that individual as the result of immoral actions.


Note: Enchantment also causes an average motorcycle to be transformed into Ghost Rider's flaming motorcycle.


Accessories

Flaming Motorcycle: Any average motorcycle which is mystically transformed by touch.


Psychically Controlled Link Chain


Common Enemies

Blackheart

Deathwatch

Lilith

Mephisto

Nightmare

Scarecrow

Succubus

Suicide

Zarathos

Zodiac I


Regularly Appearing
Ghost Rider Vol. 3
First Appearance
Ghost Rider Vol. 3 #1 (May, 1990)
Creator
Howard Mackie & Javier Saltares
Origin

Daniel Ketch and his older sister Barbara stumbled upon the criminal actions of Deathwatch, near the Cypress Hill cemetery. Not wanting any witnesses, Deathwatch ordered the siblings be killed.


While attempting to escape Barbara was seriously wounded. Ketch, desperate to save his sister, dragged her body into a auto junkyard. Soaked in her blood, Ketch came upon a wreaked motorcycle with a glowing gas cap. Touching the cap he was instantly transformed into a flaming spirit of vengeance.


He exacted revenge on Deathwatch's minions, but Deathwatch escaped. Ketch took his sister to the hospital, where she died.


Feeling guilt for his sisters death Ketch resolved to use his new found power to avenge those who have suffered at the hands of criminals, as the Ghost Rider.


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