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Ghost Rider (Shoba Mirza)


Marvel Universe

Real Name
Shoba Mirza



Presumably a citizen of India

Place of Birth
Unrevealed, Presumably India

First Appearance
Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1, 2008


Shoba met Daniel Ketch at a time when he was at the lowest point in his life. Shoba desperately needed the power of the Ghost Rider and heard Daniel was possibly the greatest of all time – although she wouldn't have known it from the drunken stupor she found him in. Knowing he was more interested in her looks then his sense of duty, Shoba left Danny to sober up while she dealt with the threat of Verminus Rex on her own. What she didn't know was Daniel had his friend Mary LeBow exorcise the Ghost Rider entity from his body, and without his powers, Daniel wouldn’t have been much help anyway.

Daniel didn't know much about where his powers came from, but an agent of Zadkiel changed all that. The minion showed Daniel he wasn't alone. There were other Spirits of Vengeance out in the world, and Verminus Rex was stealing their powers for himself. Shoba was next on his list, and Daniel was stunned when he witnessed her transformation into a Ghost Rider. Daniel, much like a drug addict, had been given small doses of the power he once held to make him pledge his allegiance to Zadkiel, and this time was no different. Ketch used the excuse of helping Shoba to get another fix, and his request was granted. Unfortunately, Daniel was sloppy, too engrossed in his quest for power instead of focusing on the big picture, and Shoba was taken prisoner. Daniel searched for her night after night, but it was Shoba that found him again once she escaped Rex's dimension. Wounded beyond repair, the entity inside her threatened to take control, and Shoba begged Daniel to rescue her. He wasn't sure what to do, but like a parasite, Ketch leeched her powers into himself. Shoba's human half had been saved, and she thanked Daniel even as she passed away in his arms.

Shoba may have passed on to the next life, but her Spirit of Vengeance lived on in Heaven. When Daniel and his brother, Johnny, chose to fight Zadkiel, Shoba and her flaming pachyderm were called on to help defeat the rogue angel. Her work wasn't completed with Zadkiel's defeat, however, as Kid Blackheart led the charge of his father's forces into Heaven. Shoba helped oppose the forces of Hell and liberated the holy city once and for all.

Contributors: Acotilletta2