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Barton Blaze
Barton Blaze
Appeared in Ghost Rider
Status Deceased
Actor Brett Cullen
"You know what I've been thinking about? A new stunt. But instead of the cars or the ring of fire, a helicopter."
―Barton Blaze to his son Johnny [src]

Barton Blaze was the father of Johnny Blaze.

Biography

Ghost Rider

Barton Blaze was the main attraction in a trade fair, being a motorcycle rider expert in riskful coreographies. He works together with his son, Johnny. Being a chain-smoker, Barton finds out he has lung cancer and little time to live, but he decides not to tell his son about it. Johnny, however, finds out, and the same night the demon Mephistopheles proposes to cure his father's cancer in exchange for his soul. Johnny agrees, and the next morning Barton finds himself completely cured. He believes in a miracle, but Johnny knows the truth.

Later, Johnny tells his father his project of a love escape with his girlfriend Roxanne Simpson. Barton complains about his son's lack of prudence, but eventually gives him his favourite motorcycle and the best wishes for a bright future. Mephisto, meanwhile, continues his plan, and when Barton makes his show, he makes him crash with his bike, thus killing him.

Johnny finds him on the ground, and Barton looks at him with Johnny asking if he's alright but he drops dead. In the background, Mephistopheles laughs and disappears.

Later in the film, when Johnny is older and Ghost Rider, he is in a cemetary and his face is burning and he is suffering, he reaches his arm out to Barton's grave but falls down.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Barton Blaze appears in his son's memory, but he's seen in a hospital bed, with tubes in his nose and mouth.

During his confession to Moreau, Johnny tells he made an agreement with Mephistopheles not because he wanted to save his father, who had already accepted death, but for himself, because he wasn't ready to let him go.

Character traits

Barton Blaze was a skilled stunt motorcycle rider, and his show was the main attraction of the fair in which he works with his son.

He's also a wise man, a good person and father, ready to let his son go and chase his dreams even if that means the end of his own ones.

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