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Zarathos is a demon that features in Marvel Comics.




Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities


  • Zarathos was created by Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich, and Mike Ploog where he made his first appearance in Marvel Spotlight v1 #5 (August, 1972).

Alternate Versions

  • In the MC2 universe, Kaine summoned Zarathos in order to save the life of Reilly Tyne who was dying due to the genetic defects from his fathers biology and also attempted to bring back Daredevil who was killed at the hands of the Kingpin. However, Zarathos attempted to take over Tyne's body for his own but the mystical convergence led to Daredevil's soul taking residence in Reilly's body where the two merged to keep their body in check leading to Tyne gaining a demonic appearance of Zarathos along with his poweres thus becoming the hero Darkdevil.
  • In Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther v1 #1 (2018), an alternate world was created when Gamora using the Infinity Stones used its powers to merge various individuals with one another. On Warp World, Bast was once the goddess of the Wakandans until she turned into the fiery headed demon Zarathos. She came to offer the power of a Ghost Panther to T'Challa in order for him to get revenge for his father.

In other media


  • In Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Zarathos was referenced in the 2012 live-action film where it was revealed that the Ghost Rider was an incarnation of him. During the explanation of his history, it was shown that Zarathos was once the Angel of Justice sent to protect man but was tricked into Hell by the Devil where he was driven insane and corrupted to become the Devil's Spirit of Vengeance. Thus, the mission of Zarathos was twisted from protecting the innocent to punishing the guilty which was why the Ghost RIder's flames were yellow as a sign of his corrupted nature. After defeating the Devil, Zarathos rembered his original mission leading to the angel fully awakening once more allowing the Ghost Rider to manifest blue flames by the end of the movie.

Video games

  • In Marvel Heroes, the Flames of Zarathos appeared as an item in the MMORPG video game.
  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Zarathos was referenced in the Dossier for Ghost Rider in the Facebook video game.


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