No recent wiki edits to this page. The power of the Penance Stare requires Ghost Rider to lock eyes with the victim usually at close range. The Stare causes the victim to feel all the pain they have caused others, emotionally and physically, leaving them in a catatonic state afterwards if the victim has caused enough pain.
WHAT IS THE PENANCE STARE?
The Penance Stare is a powerful ability belonging only to the supernatural superhero Ghost Rider. The Penance Stare forces its victim to experience all the pain and suffering they have caused to others. The more the person has caused pain the stronger reaction they have. This is incredibly useful in defeating powerful villains. Ghost Rider needs only look into the person's eyes to initiate the stare. Sometimes it appears as a powerful beam out of Ghost Rider's heads while other times it occurs simply in their head. It seems as though more powerful beings require the beams while normal humans can be punished just in their heads. Once the victim has atoned for their sins, they are then penanced. Some begin to weep while others collapse.
Which Ghost Riders Use the Penance Stare?
With an extensive array of demonic abilities, Ghost Rider is one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Universe. Thanks to his supernatural connections to heaven and hell, he travels the world to punish the guilty and combat evil while wielding some of the strongest mystical abilities in the Marvel Universe. The most powerful of the Rider's incredible abilities is a technique known as the Penance Stare, an intense combative move that amplifies the pain of those caught in its gaze have caused, injuring and potentially destroying them. As Ghost Rider prepares to receive his own solo series on Hulu, here is everything you need to know about the strongest weapon in Ghost Rider's vast arsenal of hellish abilities. Danny Ketch uses the Stare during a fight with Mr. The enormity of Hyde's evil deeds bears back down on him at once, causing to revert back to his normal human form of Doctor Calvin Zabo. With the now completely vulnerable villain fleeing, his human form is subjected to the full brunt of the Stare. The Penance Stare, one of Ghost Rider's signature moves, overwhelms its targets with any remorse they may have from previous actions inducing catatonia in most cases and burning up truly evil souls with righteous hellfire in extreme instances. The technique requires Ghost Rider to come in close to his intended target and lock eyes with them; individuals with more than two eyes are without functioning eyes at all have shown immunity to the Penance Stare before.
The Penance Stare is a supernatural ability that incapacitate victims and is only performed by the Spirits of Vengeance or Ghost Rider. When in close combat, the Ghost Rider locks eyes with his opponent and induces self-mortification by imposing him or her every negative actions, behavior and sensation, from sins to the pain of others, that that individual has ever committed in their lifetime. Its effects are similar to the soul searing effect of hellfire. It can, however, backfire with certain individuals. While normally used on the "innocent", Ghost Rider seeks to punish those for their sins through this ability. The host will seek to punish those they deem guilty, however the spirit may choose to use the stare on anyone they judge guilty of sin, whether they be hero or villain. Recently, this ability can paralyze multiple individuals without locking into their eyes but still causing great sorrow. Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.