- —Ghost Rider (Alejandra Jones)
Alejandra Jones is the daughter of an American human trafficker and an unknown Mexican woman. Like her brothers and sisters, Alejandra was sold by her father and ended up with Adam in Nicaragua, where she and other orphans were trained within the confines of a temple to become the next Ghost Rider.
Adam was later able to convince Johnny Blaze, the current Ghost Rider, to give up the curse. Adam then resurrected the Seeker to choose the next Ghost Rider. Alejandra was chosen and was sent to Dayton, Ohio to fight Skadi, the daughter of the Red Skull and the Serpent's loyal subject. Alejandra put up a good fight but was ultimately defeated.
Meanwhile, Johnny Blaze learned from Mephisto that Adam's ultimate goal was to wipe all sin from humanity, effectively turning humanity into mindless, emotionless beings. Blaze, feeling guilty for selfishly giving up the curse, agreed to help him separate the Ghost Rider from Adam.
Shortly after Alejandra and Adam returned to the temple, he ordered her to extinguish the sin from her fellow students. When she refused, Adam enslaved her. When Blaze arrived, he and the Seeker, who disagreed with Adam's plans, joined sides to stop him. Adam turned Alejandra into a bomb of sorts that, after exploding, wiped the sin out of everyone in Nicaragua, save for Blaze and the Seeker, who grabbed Blaze and used his ability to nullify the Ghost Rider's power to protect him from the blast.
Adam then took the Ghost Rider to Cape Canaveral to board a space shuttle and flew to a space station. Onboard, Adams told her that he wanted her to focus all her power and magnify it through the space station's camera lens so that it could reach across the Earth.
Johnny Blaze, having made a deal with Mephisto for a bike he could fly into space, took the Seeker up with him to the space station. But, realizing he was going to use her as a weapon, he jettisoned him from the bike, sending him back to Earth.
Blaze was too late to stop Adam from forcing Alejandra to release all of her power but tried to get her to take control of it. His words touched her and she was able to overcome Adam's influence and blew up the space station. Alejandra saved Blaze, and they returned to Earth. Seeking to give the Nicaraguans their souls back, Alejandra drove off without Blaze, not wanting another person telling her what to do.
After working solo for a while, Alejandra asked the Seeker for help in finding a way to restore the Nicaraguan souls. He told her that their sin could be found in Hell and that Blaze could help her since he was in contact with Mephisto.
While tracking Blaze down, Alejandra found that he was being hunted by Hawkeye, who thought that Blaze was to blame for the situation in Nicaragua. Alejandra came to his aid but they were both transported to Japan via a portal. Steel Wind and Steel Vengeance came after them but instead of grabbing the Ghost Rider, they made off with Blaze, wanting vengeance. As Alejandra prepared to chase after them, Hawkeye struck her in the chest with an arrow with an amulet attached to it that could neutralize magic. Hawkeye went after the sisters to help Blaze but only ended up getting captured by them as well. Alejandra was able to pull the arrow out of her chest and defeated them both.
Blaze decided to join Alejandra and teach her how to handle being the Ghost Rider, taking the amulet that paralyzed her with him just in case.
As Blaze tried to tutor Alejandra in the ways of being the Ghost Rider, Blackheart, the son of Mephisto, schemed to bring Hell to Earth through a portal. Alejandra, sensing the anguished souls that he used to create the portal, foolishly went against Blaze's orders and journeyed to Las Vegas, the site of the portal, while he was calling Daimon Hellstrom to alert him about the situation.
There, she found Blackheart's portal that would open the doorway to Hell. She tried to reverse its direction by riding around it, but by doing so she instead activated it, effectively opening the portal. To make matters worse, if she stopped riding, the doorway would reverse and drag Earth into Hell.
Blaze followed after her and placed the amulet he took from Hawkeye onto the entrance to Las Vegas, stopping the spread of Hell across Earth. After that, he found Alejandra still riding around the doorway and told her he would take her place so that she could stop Blackheart.
Meanwhile, Venom, Red Hulk, and X-23, all in Vegas for different reasons, went after Blackheart and, along with Ghost Rider, converged on him. Using a mirror, he created their antitheses, beings that are the opposite of who they are.
Blackheart sent his girlfriend, a gargoyle, after whatever was stopping Hell from spreading. As Ghost Rider chased after her, Blackheart offered her the Nicaraguan souls if she joined him.
Ghost Rider's antithesis Ichor, an angel that represented retribution, followed behind her and tried to kill her. She was able to defeat him and he turned back into a human. As she pondered Blackheart's deal, she continued to chase after the gargoyle.
Alejandra was ultimately killed among the rest of the four by Encephalon, and before dying, against her will, she destroyed Blaze's amulet that prevented Hell from spreading to Earth. In Hell, Mephisto offered the heroes a new chance to live in exchange for defeating Blackheart. They managed to get the Spirit of Vengeance, which had been trapped by Blackheart, and wanted to get it to Blaze, so he would become Ghost Rider again. During the battle, Red Hulk and Venom were thrown away by Blackheart, Flash Thompson gave the symbiote to Red Hulk and it bonded with him as well as the Spirit, thus becoming the new Ghost Rider.
Blackheart betrayed Alejandra after offering to restore the souls of the innocents she destroyed in exchange for helping him. Ultimately he was defeated when Ghost Rider used the mirror which created his Antithesis. Meanwhile, Flash and X-23 were trying to help Johnny Blaze to return Hell from the dimensional portal and destroy it. When Las Vegas returned to normal, Red Hulk returned the symbiote to Flash and the Spirit of Vengeance to Alejandra. Before the Secret Avengers arrived, Alejandra left the scene with a new quest: to drag those souls of the innocents out of hell by any means necessary.
A New Quest
She forced Adam to give her more power so she could irrupt in Hell and save those souls. After she threatened Mephisto to destroy Hell by destroying his heart, Mephisto was forced to bring her the souls. But when she was about to destroy Mephisto's heart, Blaze turned his contract with Mephisto into a bullet, which he shot to Alejandra, making her fall over the edge. Blaze managed to hold her hand, but after realizing she used the Spirit for selfish purposes, she allowed herself to fall into lava, passing the Spirit of Vengeance back to Blaze. Johnny, now as the Ghost Rider again, saved a burning Alejandra, who survived by still having some of the Spirit of Vengeance's power in her. After going to Nicaragua and showing what she had achieved, Alejandra stated that she was still mad at him for everything he put her through and rode away, declaring that his actions deserved vengeance. They both rode off in their own separate directions.
Using the remnants of the Spirit of Vengeance's power, Alejandra became a protector for her village, known as the Guardian Fantasma. When her village was attacked by Carnage, she confronted the serial killer and learned that when the Spirit of Vengeance had melded with the Venom symbiote it had transferred traces of it called a codex into her. After a prolonged battle and despite the intervention of another Ghost Rider, Danny Ketch, Alejandra's spine was ripped out and eaten, temporarily imbuing Carnage with the power of a Spirit of Vengeance.
Not willing to let Danny face the monster alone, Alejandra had Johnny Blaze - now the King of Hell - temporarily send her back by possessing the body of a villager. As his stolen demonic powers began to fade, Carnage was retrieved by his followers and escaped, pursued by Danny; and Alejandra returned to Hell and was introduced to the other Ghost Riders by Johnny.
Powers and Abilities
During the majority of her childhood, Alejandra trained in a Nicaraguan temple along with other vessels to become the new host of the Ghost Rider. Her Spirit of Vengeance is that of Johnny Blaze, who selflessly gave up the power. In human form, Alejandra Jones has no possession of any superhuman powers and/or any supernatural capabilities. But as the Ghost Rider, she is the supernatural combination between the human host and trained Nicaraguan teenage girl Alejandra and Zarathos. As the Ghost Rider, she possesses a variety of supernatural abilities at her disposal. These powers could also be accessed by Johnny Blaze but were unknowingly underutilized due to his lack of imagination. Despite Zarathos having returned to Johnny Blaze, Alejandra still possesses Ghost Rider powers due to retaining some of the Spirit of Vengeance's power.
Ghost Rider Transformation: Alejandra possesses the supernatural ability to transform into the Ghost Rider at will. It's unknown if she has any conditions she needs to fill in order to transform. However, her main intentions of becoming the new Ghost Rider is to completely annihilate sin from the face of the Earth. After returning Zarathos to Johnny Blaze, Alejandra retained some of the Spirit of Vengeance's power and was left with third-degree burns all over her body from plunging into lava and a flaming skull for a face.
- Superhuman Capabilities: Similar to any other supernatural being, the Ghost Rider owns several superhuman feats:
- Superhuman Strength: The Ghost Rider possesses superhuman strength sufficient to lift up to 5 tons. Since she carries Johnny's Spirit of Vengeance, it is possible she could increase her powers and strength to incalculable measurements.
- Superhuman Stamina: The mystical energy that empowers Ghost Rider prevents her muscles from producing fatigue toxins during physical activities, granting her limitless superhuman stamina.
- Superhuman Durability: The Ghost Rider is capable of withstanding great impact forces, temperature and pressure extremes, powerful energy blasts, and falls from great heights without sustaining injury. As her bodily tissues have been transformed, leaving only a skeleton, most projectiles such as bullets simply pass through her or bounce off her bones. Ghost Rider's body is for all intents immune to physical injury, as she is evidently not able to feel pain and is able to survive with no apparent discomfort no matter how severe the injury (unless a weapon forged from Heaven itself is used against her).
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite her invulnerability to conventional forms of injury, objects such as weapons forged in heaven by the archangel Zadkiel, can actually harm the Ghost Rider to a certain extent. However, if her being is damaged, the magical energies imbuing her allows the Ghost Rider or Alejandra to instantly regenerate any and all damage done, even to the point of fully regenerating lost limbs in moments, and regenerating her skull after it was destroyed in seconds without any discomfort or any evident pain.
- Empathic Reading: Ghost Rider is able to feel the transgression of the individuals she encounters by looking into their heart and soul. She can decide whether or not a person is innocent or evil and in need of punishment.
- Identity Detection: She can also determine the identity of the individual by simply looking into their soul. However, if certain beings do not possess a soul such as a symbiote or demons, she can still identify them.
- Sin Manipulation: Her main reason for becoming Ghost Rider is to entirely wipe out sin. She can do a number of things from or with sin:
- Sin Perception: In addition to reading the heart and souls of her victims, she can also tell and sense the sort of sins the individual has committed in the rest of their life.
- Sin Eating: Also known as sin removal. She can absorb all known sins from the individual completely through spiritual means to the point where the being becomes emotionless.
- Hellfire Manipulation: Also known as infernal pyrokinesis. Ghost Rider possesses the ability to generate, control, and project mystical fire, or "hellfire" at will. Hellfire is an ethereal and supernatural flame that burns the soul of a person and can be used to burn their physical body. She can utilize this fire in various ways:
- Hellfire Infusion: Her ability to channel hellfire allows her to imbue objects and vehicles by choice.
- Hellfire Projection: She can spew the fire from her eyes, mouth, hands, and chest, including channeling the fire from her body into her weapons such as her scythe.
- Hellfire Forgery: She is able to construct various things, such as walls, weapons (like her scythe), and her motorcycle.
- Hellfire Attacks: In addition to projecting and infusing hellfire, she can perform a number of attacks. She can create hellfire balls, spew out a massive wave and unleash omnidirectional explosions that are incredibly powerful, capable of creating a large crater on the earth wiping a single state in a country and wiping out sin.
- Biblical Representations: She can also create creatures found in biblical scriptures in the forms of a plague that helps her wipe out anything made of sin such as locust. These locusts were dangerous that once they made contact, the insects will explode upon impact.
- Hellfire Removal: She can remove any hellfire based attack.
- Hellfire Exoskeleton: She can also forge herself a demonic suit of armor capable of withstanding any supernatural attacks. This armor was completely made out of hellfire.
- Vortex Creation: Through the use of her hellfire, she can create portals that lead her places quicker than her bike.
- Soul Manipulation: Ghost Rider has the ability to manipulate souls, the incorporeal essence of a living thing. This more evident when she performs the Penance Stare. She can do various things with it:
- Soul Reading: As stated above, she can read the souls of her victims and judge their innocence and guilt, their sins and identity.
- Soul Consumption: She can consume souls if the individual is degenerate and heartless to an extent where the victim becomes lifeless.
- Paranormal Weather Generation: Used only once, she was able to change weather patterns into a supernatural condition every time she travels.
- Electricity Generation: She can also generate a surge of electricity from the sky and utilize as a form of attack.
- Mystical Chain Projection: Ghost Rider wields a mystical chain that is capable of growing in length, cutting through almost anything, and transforming it into weapons. She can also use the chains to strike penance on other individuals.
- Scythe Projection: Another weapon Ghost Rider wields is a scythe capable of chopping off heads if the victim is deserving.
- Enhanced Size: Ghost Rider demonstrated her ability to increase her size. This allows her to fight beings larger than the average human height.
- Size Alteration: In addition to altering her own size, she can alter the sizes of other objects. She was done this by forging a large bike.
- Penance Stare: Ghost Rider possesses the supernatural ability to cause any individual who stares into her eyes to see and feel every bit of pain they have ever inflicted on anyone in their entire life for all eternity.
As the Ghost Rider, Alejandra possesses sufficient superhuman strength to lift up to 5 tons.
Penance stare can't affect victims if they are blind, on drugs, have no soul, or are currently bonded to a symbiote. Using the penance stare on anyone who is blind, on drugs, or have no soul will render him unconscious or in a death-like state. The same thing happens if she uses the penance stare on someone or something with more than two eyes. The penance stare also seems to have little effect on those who are mentally unstable.
- Alejandra is eighteen.
- 21 appearance(s) of Alejandra Jones (Earth-616)
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