Robbie Reyes is the latest in a long line of Ghost Riders, Spirits of Vengeance burning down the highway full of hellfire and rage.
The Ghost Rider is a powerful warrior bound to reap the souls of the wicked, but Reyes is different than men like Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch who held the title before him. He’s younger, more naïve, and less prepared for the life of violence, mystery, and high-octane adventure that his new fate has plunged him into. Nevertheless, he balances his familial responsibilities with cleaning up his neighborhood and keeping the restless spirit possessing him at bay.
He's Got Spirit
As a boy, Robbie Reyes was warned by his parents to stay clear of his sinister uncle, Eli Morrow. But after his parents tragically died, Robbie was left as sole caretaker and protector of his disabled younger brother, Gabe. Years later, he lived in gang territory due to his low income while he worked as a garage mechanic in Los Angeles, California. Seeking to escape the violent neighborhood using prize money from illegal street racing, Robbie stole a black muscle car from the garage. But unbeknownst to Robbie, the car was haunted by his uncle—a serial killer and Satanist—who had been murdered by a mobster named Yegor Ivanov.
The car belonged to a drug lord known as Grumpy, who had stolen drugs—which transformed users into violent, monstrous forms—from the paramilitary cartel of Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo), before stashing them in the trunk. Hyde’s enforcers tracked down the car, shot Robbie dead, and set it on fire after retrieving the drugs. However, sensing Robbie’s anger and frustration, Morrow’s spirit resurrected Robbie as a weapon of vengeance akin to other Ghost Riders, complete with a blazing, metal-infused, skull-like head and a supernaturally powered car.