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Alternate Realities and Three-Dimensional Heroes

Ghost Rider

Robbie Reyes

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From Danny Ketch to Johnny Blaze or the Rider’s first incarnation with Carter Slade, the spirit of vengeance has gone on to possess many an unwilling victim. Since 2013, the most recent Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, has formed a different narrative to the storyline. Revived by the spirit of Eli Morrow, a Satanist phantom that was once a contract killer for the Russian mafia, and armed with a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T (The Hell Charger), this new Ghost Rider is just as hellish a threat as his predecessors. The live-action Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider can be found in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series.

 

The Punisher

Franken-Castle

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This is an odd one that takes place in Japan. Norman Osborn sends Daken (Wolverine’s son) to hunt down and murder Frank Castle, to which he succeeds resoundingly. By the end, The Punisher was only a pile of severed body parts left to waste, until Morbius the Living Vampire got his hands on him. After some stitching and monstrous reanimating, it was clear that nothing could stop Frank Castle, not even a gruesome death. Fighting alongside the Legion of Monsters, he aided in the battle against a slew of Japanese monster hunters.

 

Wolverine

Old Man Logan

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In Mark Millar’s and Steve McNiven’s original volume, set in an alternate universe Earth-807128, we find an aged Wolverine in a post-apocalyptic world where the villains have overthrown the superheroes. This Logan refuses his “Wolverine” nomenclature, as well as his ability to use his claws, since the fateful day of the villain takeover where Mysterio, taking full advantage of his illusionary powers, tricked the hero into slaughtering his X-Men comrades in a cold-blooded confusion.

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