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Your Penance Stare doesn't work on me. I have no soul to burn.
~ Blackheart to Ghost Rider.
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned... I've sinned a lot...
~ Blackheart's sacrilegious gloating.
Blackheart is the main antagonist of the 2007 Marvel movie Ghost Rider.
He is the malicious, demonic son of Mephisto who wanted to destroy Earth by spreading Hell's influence over the world.
Throughout the film, Blackheart has more of a human appearance than his comic counterpart. He has pale white skin and is wearing all black. In his satanic Legion form, Blackheart's skin becomes dark blue, his eyes turn red and he gains razor sharp teeth, and horns on his head.
He is the son of Mephistopheles. He's been trying to overthrow his father because he believes that his father is weak and old. He came to Earth to find the Contract of San Venganza so he can absorb the 1,000 lost souls within it to make him more powerful. He teams up with three other demons, named Gressil (Demon of Earth), Abigor (Demon of Wind), and Wallow (Demon of Water).
First Battle with Blaze
One by one, the demons fall to the Ghost Rider. After Abigor was killed, Blackheart found out his weakness: Roxanne, his love interest. After Blackheart kidnapped Roxanne, he made a deal with Ghost Rider that if he found the Contract of San Venganza and brought it to San Venganza the following morning, he might spare Roxanne's life. After Ghost Rider found the contract, Blackheart kept his end of the deal and released Roxanne. However, doing so left Blackheart vulnerable.
Blackheart manages to knockout Ghost Rider, giving him enough time to absorb all the lost souls. After doing so, his appearance changed slightly and changed his name to Legion. Because he had all the souls, he was more powerful, but it left him vulnerable to the Penance Stare. Ghost Rider manages to use the Penance Stare on Legion, causing him to see all the pain and suffering the thousands of souls cause. This caused him to lose all of his powers and presumably killed Blackheart.
"Killer" (Hell's Angels Member)
Ten Hell's Angels Members - Killed by his demonic powers off-screen, but the bodies are shown.
Unnamed Railroad Worker
Unnamed Priest - Killed off-screen, likely with his demonic powers.
Total - 15 People
I knew you were here. I could smell your fear.
~ Blackheart finding and killing a waitress.
There's an old saying: Raise no more devils than you can lay down. My father raised one too many.
I'm not going back. I like it here!
Looking for someone?
~ Blackheart taunting Ghost Rider.
You have his heart, now I'm going to break it.
~ Blackheart threatening Roxanne Simpson.
Listen to me, and try to get this through your thick skull. You don't work for my father anymore, you work for me.
~ Blackheart to Ghost Rider.
My name is Legion... for we are... many...
~ Blackheart upon becoming Legion.
Johnny Blaze First Transformation Ghost Rider (2007) Movie Clip 4K
Ironically, collecting the souls from the Contract of San Venganza is what quickly led to Blackheart's downfall, as he literally could not be harmed in any way by Johnny Blaze prior to that since the Penance Stare never works on a being without a soul. After absorbing the one thousand souls of horrible sinners, this made him more than vulnerable enough to be killed by Johnny as he had to endure the pain of all the suffering caused by every single sinner.