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Can Ghost Rider Beat Lobo?

Can Ghost Rider Beat Lobo?

Ghost Rider is an ultra powerful hero from Marvel, while Lobo is one of the most recognizable supervillains in the DC Comics. Ghost Rider has taken on and defeated plenty of strong villains, but would Lobo be too much for him to handle?

As an alien from another world, Lobo isn’t a supernatural creature like the Spirit of Vengeance. This would give Ghost Rider a huge advantage in this fight. But since Ghost Rider is bound to Johnny Blaze, a mortal, he may not have enough strength to defeat Lobo.

Who is Ghost Rider?

Ghost Rider sitting on his motorcycle

Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) is one of Marvel’s most exciting heroes. He always had a thirst for doing dangerous stunts, and it’s something you saw with his affinity for participating in stunt shows with his parents, Barton and Naomi.

Later, Crash and Monica Simpson adopted Johnny, and he toured with them. But Crash contracted cancer, and it led to Johnny making a deal with the ruler of Hell, Mephisto.

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Mephisto agreed to cure Crash, but since the demon was a trickster, he still let Crash die in a stunt accident. His reasoning to Johnny was that the hero asked for Crash to be cured, not to keep living.

Roxanne Simpson, Crash and Monica’s daughter, professed to Johnny that she loved him, forcing Mephisto away. But it was too late, as the demon had already fused Johnny with another, named Zarathos, also called the Spirit of Vengeance.

When this occurred, Johnny became the legendary Ghost Rider.

Who is Lobo?

Supervillain Origins: Lobo

Lobo is believed to be the last Czarnian, and he is a ruthless, arrogant character in the DC Comics. He also strikes an intimidating demeanor, with a bodybuilder-like physique, red eyes, and dark gray, straggly hair.

So how did Lobo become the last Czarnian in existence? The villain unleashed mutant scorpions, killing Czarnia’s residents and destroying what was once a utopian society.

He also destroyed another planet, thanks to the fact it did not have a cigar circulate to his liking.

Despite his self-indulgent ways and his affinity for inflicting as much pain as he pleases onto unsuspecting planets, Lobo ironically has a code of honor that requires him to fulfill any commitment he makes.

Therefore, it’s uncommon but not unheard of that he will side with heroes if they pay him well enough. He’s also been known to protect space dolphins, showing us that he has at least a small humane side.

Ghost Rider’s Strengths and Weaknesses


Ghost Rider’s dreaded Penance Stare could be his biggest strength in a fight against Lobo. Once he stares at Lobo or any opponent, he forces them to relive and feel the pain of their darkest sins.

Ghost Rider - The Penance Stare Scene (5/10) | Movieclips

Any inconvenience they caused others will give them eternal physical and emotional trauma, and it could be all the Spirit of Vengeance needs in this fight against a supervillain who has committed numerous atrocities.

But if Blaze can’t finish off Lobo with the Penance Stare, he can use his soul manipulation tactic to gain the upper hand. This lets him penetrate an opponent’s soul and determine whether it is pure, or if it’s dark. If the soul is the latter, Ghost Rider will consume it.

If he’s feeling a bit nicer, Ghost Rider can roll with sin manipulation. The upside is that his opponent gets to keep their soul. But once Blaze purifies it, it’s an emotional drain on villains with dark intentions.

Ghost Rider also has usual traits like immortality, superhuman strength, speed, agility, endurance, reflexes, and durability. But in a fight against Lobo, look for him to use the strengths outlined above to try and win this duel.

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Ghost Rider is one of those few characters who only has weaknesses if you nitpick. For one, he would have a tough time taking on celestial beings and gods. But in this case, Lobo does not fit the criteria, so this wouldn’t be a problem for Blaze.

Something to remember, though, is that Blaze and Zarathos are bonded thanks to Mephisto. When bonding the two, Mephisto ensured Zarathos’ strength would be limited thanks to his mortal host, Blaze.

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance - Zarathos scene

So despite Blaze’s sheer strength as Ghost Rider, he’s not as powerful as he could be thanks to Mephisto’s interference.

Lobo’s Strengths and Weaknesses


Like many heroes and villains in the DCEU, Lobo has the usual super strength, durability, speed, endurance, and immortality. He is so strong that he can match Superman (Clark Kent) in a battle. Lobo can outrun The Flash, and his heightened senses rival Wonder Woman’s.

The Animated Series - Vs. Lobo | Super Scenes | DC

He also has superior intellect, allowing him to know what an opponent will do before they even motion to attack. And if Lobo comes off on the receiving end of an attack he doesn’t see coming, he can self-heal. If he loses a limb, he can regenerate.

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He is gifted with all sorts of weapons, and few can match him in hand-to-hand combat. Lobo, thanks to his honor code, won’t quit until he finishes the job. So if he targets an opponent, he will seek them out until either he defeats them or they defeat him.


Lobo may be an ultra powerful villain in the DCEU, but even he has a few weaknesses. For one, he is short-tempered, and if angered, it can reduce his ability to concentrate in a fight.

Suppose Lobo fights a character who is more level-headed. In such battles, he is likely to lose thanks to his ill-tempered demeanor.

Sometimes, he will seek a fight just for the sake of fighting. This could lead to even more recklessness. And if he’s fighting someone who specializes in trapping an opponent, or someone who is more calculated in their attacks, Lobo will lose the duel.

Lobo’s moral code is a strength, but it’s also a weakness. He will fight until the death, so if he faces an opponent stronger than he is, Lobo would rather die than retreat.

Ghost Rider vs. Lobo: Side-By-Side Comparison

Hero/Villain Ghost Rider Lobo
Biggest Strength in This Battle Soul Manipulation Speed
Biggest Weakness in This Battle Powers Could Be Limited Recklessness

Ghost Rider vs. Lobo: Who Wins?

Ghost Rider VS Lobo (Marvel VS DC) | DEATH BATTLE!

This one would go to Ghost Rider. But he would wait until Lobo came after him since, thanks to the supervillain’s moral code, it would force Lobo to battle Blaze until one of them dies.

Lobo could be too quick for Blaze to evoke the Penance Stare, giving the villain an early upper hand.

But thanks to the Spirit of Vengeance residing inside him, Ghost Rider’s supernatural strength and durability would be enough to resist Lobo’s early attacks. Once the villain gets reckless, Blaze would use soul manipulation to figure out how dark and impure Lobo is.

This is a supernatural power that Lobo doesn’t have. And while the supervillain can try to evade Ghost Rider all he wants, the Spirit of Vengeance has superhuman abilities that will at least rival Lobo, even if he might not be as quick.

At this point, Ghost Rider would consume the villain’s soul, and that would end the battle.

While Ghost Rider’s powers could be limited thanks to his one great weakness, he also isn’t facing a supernatural being or a god in Lobo, but instead, one whose power compares more to Superman’s.


Despite Lobo’s strength and his ability to destroy civilizations, he cannot match up well against someone like Ghost Rider, whose powers border on the supernatural. While Blaze limits the Spirit of Vengeance’s overall ability, he has enough power to devour Lobo with Soul Manipulation.

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