Shortly after Ghost Rider (John Blaze)
broke into a maximum security penitentiary to question some of the inmates about the rogue angel, Zadkiel
, a prison guard who somehow came into custody of the Ark of Bezalel, released the jail's most dangerous convict, the Deacon
. He opened the Ark and told the Deacon to reach inside, and the Lord would provide whatever was needed. The Deacon pulled out the Elixir of the Rock of Etam
, a potion that can give someone the strength of the Biblical Samson with just a sip, and then two golden daggers capable of injuring one as powerful as Ghost Rider.