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"I get his car now, right? Isn't that how this works?"
Phil Coulson[src]

The Chase of Robbie Reyes was a car pursuit initiated by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie to capture the fiery being known as Ghost Rider. After Reyes crashed his Hell Charger into a cloaked Quinjet, S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to capture him and forge an alliance.

Background

"A guy with a flaming head."
"Really bummed I missed that."
Leo Fitz and Phil Coulson[src]
MTNB Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider destroys Frederick

While chasing their former agent Quake, S.H.I.E.L.D. discovered the existence of a ghost, Lucy Bauer, who could infect normal people through simple touch. People suffering from such illness would become crazy, seeing demonic faces everywhere, until they would die of terror like what had happened to Chen. Investigating the matter, Leo Fitz and Alphonso Mackenzie went to Momentum Labs where Bauer used to work. There, they met with another ghost, Frederick, who nearly touched Fitz. However, Fitz was rescued by the unexpected arrival of a flame-headed being, the Ghost Rider, who burnt down the ghost before leaving without further explanation, although Mackenzie figured out that he was responsible for the death of several Watchdogs in Los Angeles.[4]

Chase

Dodge Charger & Chevrolet Corvette

Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie chase after Robbie Reyes

"Can't be a standard Magnum under the hood. That's got to be at least a 426 Hemi."
"Maybe admire his car after we catch him. What do you think?"
Alphonso Mackenzie and Phil Coulson[src]

After a failed attempt to get answers about Lucy Bauer from Eli Morrow, who had worked with her, Phil Coulson returned on the car-park of the South Ridge Penitentiary, where he reported his failure to Alphonso Mackenzie. Before departing, however, Mackenzie saw a Dodge Charger being driven by Robbie Reyes, a man he recognized as Ghost Rider. Upon learning that, Coulson decided to chase him as he could give them answers regarding their investigations. Coulson and Mackenzie entered Lola and began a hot pursuit with Reyes.

Charger Quinjet Crash

Reyes crashes into a cloaked Quinjet

After a brief and intense race throughout Los Angeles, Coulson slowed down and let Reyes get ahead of them as he had his Quinjet, which was cloaked, parked in front of their path. Smirking as he saw Coulson lag behind, Reyes increased his acceleration, only to collide directly with the cloaked aircraft, knocking him unconscious. Coulson and Mackenzie immediately followed and apprehended the Reyes locking him in the Containment Module of the Zephyr One.[5]

Aftermath

Robbie

Phil Coulson interrogates Robbie Reyes

"I've heard rumors from your part of the world about a man with a flaming skull. Always seemed like an urban legend to me."
"You've managed to escape capture all this time. And we nab you in a parking lot. That's got to hurt."
Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie to Robbie Reyes[src]

After bringing Robbie Reyes to the Zephyr One, Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie discussed what they should do next. As Daisy Johnson seemed to trust Reyes, who also happened to be Eli Morrow's nephew, Coulson decided to enlist Reyes' help in their search for answers. Therefore, he took the risk of releasing Reyes from custody, calling this making his own deal with the devil, in order to have him talk with his uncle while S.H.I.E.L.D. would secretly listen to the conversation. This would eventually lead S.H.I.E.L.D. after the infamous book known as the Darkhold.[5]

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