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Johnathon "Johnny" Blaze is an individual who was able to transform into the demonic Ghost Rider. He rescued Robbie Reyes and Gabe Reyes after they were shot by the Fifth Street Locos, dragging Gabe from their burning car and passing on his power to Robbie.
Resurrecting Robbie Reyes
One night in Los Angeles, Robbie Reyes and his brother Gabriel were attacked, their car crashed and Robbie was sent flying through the windshield. He begged and pleaded with God, and whoever else would listen, to please save his brother.
Robbie hit the ground and was killed, but a voice called out to him through the darkness. It asked if he would truly do anything to save his brother and punish the men who attacked them; Robbie said yes. Blaze arrived at the scene on his Hell Cycle, pulled Gabriel from the car, and resurrected Robbie, transferring the Spirit of Vengeance into him, so he can fulfill his deal and punish the souls that did him wrong. Blaze then left the scene.
- Demonic Transformation: Johnny Blaze was able to transform into the "Ghost Rider", a powerful being with the appearance of a skeletal humanoid engulfed in flames.
- Power Imbuing: Through mere touch, Blaze was able to transfer the Spirit of Vengeance into Robbie Reyes allowing Reyes to also be able to transform into Ghost Rider.
- Resurrection: Blaze was able to bring Reyes back from the dead, by making a deal that Reyes will also become Ghost Rider and seek vengeance on those who had wronged him, but also any who had hurt the innocent.
- Mediumship: Johnny was able to hear Robbie Reyes' mental prayer for help right before death and even after death he was still able to communicate and answer Reyes. He then arrived to make a deal with him for life and vengeance.
- Superhuman Durability: Johnny was shot in the head, with the bullet even leaving a hole right in the forehead of his skull. Despite this, he continues to live and work as if it had no effect.
In chronological order:
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- The bullet hole in Blaze's skull is likely a reference to the comics in which Blaze got shot in the head by a dying priest with a holy bullet and was sent back to Hell in Ghost Rider Vol 5 #5.
- There are several references to Johnny Blaze in the episode Lockup. When Lucy and Joseph Bauer find the Darkhold in an abandoned basement, there is a poster for Quentin Carnival, an old stunt bike, a black leather jacket and a chain. In the comics Johnny Blaze worked at the carnival with his father as motorcycle stuntmen.
- In the Luke Cage episode Manifest, Zip refers to Domingo Colon's guns as "that John Blaze shit". "John Blaze" is a nickname of Method Man, which he took from the character Johnny Blaze.
Behind the Scenes
- Johnny Blaze in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the second live-action incarnation of the character, following an incarnation portrayed by Nicolas Cage.
- Even though this character's real name was not revealed on screen, it was confirmed by Clark Gregg on Twitter that he is "the original" Ghost Rider.