ByDaia Gardan, writer at
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Daia Gardan

The new promo for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 "Vengeance" teases the entry of one of the most well-known and beloved Marvel characters: Ghost Rider. With this, there comes a lot of questions regarding the version of this character that Marvel will depict this time around.

For les connaisseurs, there may not be many secrets left concerning this clasic Marvel figure, but here are five interesting facts about Ghost Rider that fans of the TV series may not know yet:

1. The Original Ghost Rider Was Jonathan 'Johnny' Blaze

Although the alter ego of the Ghost Rider that will feature in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Robbie Reyes, the original Ghost Rider is Johnny Blaze, who made his first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #5, in 1972. This character has had many alter egos over the time, including those mentioned above and Danny Ketch.

2. He Can Regenerate His Skull

If you thought that only Deadpool had the ability to regenerate parts of his body, you must know that Ghost Rider has the even greater ability to regenerate his skull. That's pretty cool!

3. He Killed Doctor Strange

In Ghost Rider #2–3, Volume 6, Ghost Rider fights Doctor Strange, thinking that Strange is actually Lucifer. He finds out who Strange really was only after he kills him and tries to resurrect him — with no success.

4. There Are Only Four People That Penance Stare — Maybe Ghost Rider's Most Powerful Ability — Is Unable To Affect

The Penance Stare is one of Ghost Rider's abilities that can incapacitate victims in close proximity battle. There are only four people in the Marvel Universe who aren't affected by it: Punisher, Zodiac, Venom and Deadpool.

5. He Can Increase Size In Battle

Another huge ability of the Ghost Rider was depicted in a battle versus none other than the god of thunder: Odin's Son, Thor. It appears that during battle the Ghost Rider can actually increase his size, which is a big advantage over his enemies.

The Ghost Rider is a really interesting character that we've seen several variations on screen (we'll never forget you, Nicholas Cage) and I think it's a very good decision to introduce him in the upcoming Season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., synchronizing the events with those within the upcoming MCU's Doctor Strange.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, September 20, on ABC and MCU's Doctor Strange hits theaters this November.

Remember back when Nicholas Cage first erupted into flames and became the Ghost Rider? Watch the scene below and relive the glory:

Are there any other Ghost Rider facts that should be on this list?


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