|Ghost Rider:||About time we took the fight to the demons' home turf.
I might not find Mephisto there, but if I do, that's a bonus.
|Ghost Rider:||Done. There's no way to kill all the demons, but there won't be any coming through that portal any time soon.
Shut it down.
|Ghost Rider:||You picked a bad time to step through that portal.|
|Au contraire. It's always a good time to get a good deep breath of human terror and sin.
...Actually, I came to talk to you.
|Ghost Rider:||That never works out well.|
|Ghost Rider:||He already is. Just not for you.|
|Is that a no? I'll give you a moment to reconsider.||Mephisto:|
|Ghost Rider:||I don't need it.|
|Ghost Rider:||The thing about tricking a man out of his soul, Mephisto, is that you have a hard time regaining that man's trust.|
|Regrettable. Isn't holding a grudge sinful in some way?||Mephisto:|
|Ghost Rider:||Fury. Mephisto's looking to recruit allies for the Incursions, but I have my doubts.|
|Nick Fury:||He tried to recruit you?|
|Ghost Rider:||Yeah. Keep your eyes peeled. Something's about to boil over in the underworld.|
|Maria Hill:||We've got another demon problem.|
|Tony Stark:||How do we know it's not the same demon problem.|
|Maria Hill:||Last time they were after the corrupted Iso-8. This time there's none of that around. Two plus two.|
|Tony Stark:||That's Human Math. Demon Math is different. It's more like two plus two equals deranged insatiable lust for power and blood.|
|Nick Fury:||All right. It's not Halloween, I don't care about math, and i've had about enough of demons in the greatest city in the world.
Johnny Blaze, ride 'em down.
|Ghost Rider:||They're roadkill, Fury. They just don't know it yet.
I think the Circle of 8 was around here, too. There's a body that looks like it to be used to be Hairbag.
|Agent Coulson:||We'll sweep him up too.|
Mini-Boss - SkadiEdit
|Agent Coulson:||Ghost Rider, we're looking at some kind of new demon... or at least that's what we think it is. Maybe you can get a closer look and tell us for sure.|
|Ghost Rider:||I see what you're looking at. If that's a demon, it's no kind I've ever seen. I'll let you know.|
|I am Skadi. Whatever I was before merely led up to this purpose. All who would oppose me face the powers of the True King of Asgard!||Skadi:|
|Ghost Rider:||Asgard? S.H.I.E.L.D., are you hearing this? Your supposed demon says she's from Asgard.|
|Agent Coulson:||Copy that, Ghost Rider. Engage. We're looking into it.|
|My father is coming. If you do not know of Cul Borson yet, you soon will... and yet soon will be too late.||Skadi:|
|Ghost Rider:||I'm not up on my Asgardian demonology. Who's Cul Borson again?|
|Tony Stark:||That Skadi thing left some scraps behind. Running DNA analysis... whoa. It's Sin.|
|Maria Hill:||As in the Red Skull's daughter Sin?|
|Tony Stark:||Yeah, only... different.|
|Ghost Rider:||She's different, all right. The same way She-Hulk is different.|
|Thor:||Fury, I bring grim tidings from my father.|
|Nick Fury:||From Odin? Did he happen to say who the hell this Cul Borson is?|
|Agent Coulson:||Wait... "Bor's son". Maybe my Norse mythology is rusty, but wasn't Bor--|
|Thor:||My grandfather, yes. Cul is Odin's elder brother, though he prefers to be known as the Serpent.|
|Nick Fury:||And what does this Serpent want?|
|Maria Hill:||Sin spoke as if Cul was her father.|
|Tony Stark:||So now she's going to bring them back together?|
|Thor:||She-Hulk was the first. The rest will come... unless we stop Skadi.|
Boss - Mephisto Edit
|Maria Hill:||You're going to get another crack at Mephisto, Ghost Rider.|
|Ghost Rider:||Let's ride.|
|The pawn makes his move against the king..||Mephisto:|
|Ghost Rider:||I stopped being your pawn a long time ago, Mephisto. Any last words before I send you back to hell?|
|Such impatience! If only you took the time to understand our plan in its entirety.||Mephisto:|
|Ghost Rider:||That's something you never understood about me, Mephisto. I don't want to understand you.
All I want is to get back what's mine and avenge what you did to me.
|Pity. But I suppose it is the order of things that foot soldiers die without understanding their general's strategy.
Yours not to reason why, Ghost Rider. Yours is but to do... and die.
|Ghost Rider:||Demons. Always running their mouths about plans. Only plan he's making now is how to put himself back together.|
|Maria Hill:||Some of the portals are sealing on their own. The demons are falling back.|
|Tony Stark:||Finish clearing the area, Ghost Rider. There are a few strays still out here.|
|Ghost Rider:||Now I'm curious. What was this all about? Couldn't have been a ploy just to nail me.|
|Maria Hill:||We're keeping all eyes out for the other shoe. Our feeling is its about to drop.|
|Maria Hill:||Agent, you're about to get a bird's-eye view of New York City. Note the portals to demonic realms.|
|Tony Stark:||So we've brought in some expert help.|
|Maria Hill:||We'd like you to meet Johnny Blaze, better known as—|
|Ghost Rider:||Ghost Rider.|
Mini-Boss - HoodEdit
|Ghost Rider:||Let's ride.|
|Johnny. Pal. Just visiting? I was going to stop by your place upstairs.||The Hood:|
|Ghost Rider:||Love what you've done with the pits of torment.
I'll be sure to cast you into one so you can get the full effect.
|Once the demonic realms get a taste of this new Iso-8, Johnny, we'll see who casts who. Wait and see.
You won't have to wait long.
|Ghost Rider:||If you thought you'd already paid for your sins, pal, better think again.|
|Ghost Rider:||Well, I'm back. Happy to see me?|
|Tony Stark:||How was the... where did you go?|
|Ghost Rider:||Somewhere hellish. I told the Hood after I kicked his ass that he could either stay there or go to the real Hell.
Either way, I was rolling up the portal and heading home.
|Tony Stark:||What did he decide? Never mind. You took care of the problem and I don't care. Let's keep this moving.|
Mini-Boss - Jack O'LanternEdit
|Nice bike. Too bad you can't outrun your demons.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Ghost Rider:||Do I look like I'm running?|
|Ghost Rider:||You're scaring the kids. Think I'm going to carve you a new face.|
|Maria Hill:||No sign that any of the human bad guys belong to the Maggia or the Hand.|
|Nick Fury:||They're probably just ordinary dregs Jack O'Lantern put together to run with the demons... and grub up Iso-8 for their masters.|
|Ghost Rider:||There's plenty of it still around.|
Boss - SatanaEdit
|Nick Fury:||That's Satana. Daimon Hellstrom's sister.|
|Ghost Rider:||The bad seed of the two. Not that he's exactly good.|
|Maria Hill:||Satana? Strange partnership, her and the Hood.|
|Tony Stark:||Must be working for them.|
|Nick Fury:||At least until her brother finds out.|
|Ghost Rider:||Don't be so sure. They're not close. Demon parents don't encourage sibling bonds.|
|Tony Stark:||She can go to therapy later, after Ghost Rider chain-whips some answers out of her.|
|Ghost Rider:||I'm up for that.|
|Nick Fury:||Well, you're going to have to head through the portal to do it. Satana just made the jump.|
|Ghost Rider:||She can run, but she can't hide.|
|Ghost Rider:||So when Daimon says you're the bad sister, what does he mean by bad?|
|Is that a come-on?||Satana:|
|Ghost Rider:||Don't flatter yourself.|
|Then don't flatter my brother by thinking he cares about me. When I send you back to Hell, you can tell him we're coming for him, too.||Satana:|
|Ghost Rider:||Who's we?|
|Demonic legions. Principalities of darkness. You want me to be more specific? You'll find out soon enough.||Satana:|
|Ghost Rider:||She's tougher than she looks.|
|Ghost Rider:||Oh, you heard that? I take it back.|
|Ghost Rider:||Did she say she was going to send me back to Hell?
And she thought I was going to take her brother a message? I hate that guy. Anyway. Where are the rest of the demons?
|Tony Stark:||Oh, you know. Still pouring through portals all over the city.
Maybe you could do something about that.
Mini-Boss - Mindless One(s)Edit
|Tony Stark:||Mindless Ones?|
|Nick Fury:||Yep. Demons aren't bad enough, we have to have different kinds of demons.
From different planes.
|Tony Stark:||And let us not forget: with different masters.
So you think Dormammu's around again.
|Ghost Rider:||He is. But as Director Fury was about to say, perhaps we should address the immediate threat first.|
|Nick Fury:||What he said. Hit the Mindless Ones until they're bodiless too.|
|Tony Stark:||Are we sure that Satana or the Hood don't have control over Mindless Ones?|
|Dr. Strange:||The Hood does, or has. But these new demons are from our own infernal dimensions, not Dormammu's.|
|Maria Hill:||But the Hood has talked about Dormammu.|
|Ghost Rider:||Yeah, he has.|
|Nick Fury:||So who's in charge here?|
|Ghost Rider:||That's the thing with demons. They all think they're in charge.|
Mini-Boss - MoonstoneEdit
|Nick Fury:||Moonstone is running a gang of Mindless Ones here, along with a bunch of mutts she must have sprung from the Raft.|
|Tony Stark:||She's always on the lookout for something new. Everyone wants in on the demon-wrangling game now.|
|Nick Fury:||There's more to it than that. She always thinks she's smarter than everyone else.|
|Maria Hill:||We know her gem reacts powerfully to Iso-8. My guess is she's using the Mindless Ones to gather it for her.|
|Nick Fury:||The question is, who's the next step up the food chain from her?|
|Ghost Rider:||You ally yourself with demonic powers, sooner or later you wake up and find them gnawing on your soul.|
|That's what we call projection, Johnny Blaze. It happened to you and because of the trauma, all you can see is that same trauma for everyone else.
I think I know how to help.
|I'm going to provide you with some new trauma to loosen your fixation. How does that sound?||Moonstone:|
|Ghost Rider:||I'm ready for another therapy session.|
|Ghost Rider:||Nope. All my old traumas are still right there.|
|Tony Stark:||She's not much of a therapist. Must be why she went into the villain business.|
Boss - Baron MordoEdit
|Tony Stark:||Strange, you look a little singed around the edges. Where you been?|
|Dr. Strange:||I thought it would be Dormammu himself. But instead it is Baron Mordo overseeing these infernal legions.|
|Maria Hill:||The same Baron Mordo who tried to kill Mockingbird?|
|Tony Stark:||How many Baron Mordos -- or Barons Mordo -- can there be?|
|Nick Fury:||Let's make it one less. But we're going to have to head through one of those portals to do it.|
|Ghost Rider:||Don't worry, Agent. You don't notice the smell after a while.|
|Dr. Strange:||I claim this battle. You will not survive a trip to these dimensions without my protection.|
|Welcome to one of the worlds below, Stephen Strange. You know, of course, that you have only come here to die.||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||The boasting of inferior mystics never ceases to be tiresome.|
|And have you brought a friend? Ah. Ghost Rider. You know there are still those who would welcome you... down below.||Baron Mordo:|
|Ghost Rider:||I'll take this one, Strange. Mordo needs the kind of attitude adjustment you get from a chain.|
|Dr. Strange:||You may watch, John Blaze. But this fight belongs to the Sorcerer Supreme!|
|Ghost Rider:||For your first trip to the outskirts of Hell, Agent, you did pretty well.
Most people fall apart before the demons ever get a crack at them. Anyway. Good job. You too, Strange. Glad I could sit back and watch.
Epic Boss - DormammuEdit
|Tony Stark:||There's Dormammu's fiery-headed self.|
|Ghost Rider:||Watch it.|
|Tony Stark:||Touchy. He's got a fiery head. Can I not refer to it?|
|Ghost Rider:||I'm saying that when you point it out in this context, you create a hostile work environment for everyone who might have a flaming head.|
|Dr. Strange:||While you draft your lawsuit, perhaps I will confront this demonic peril.|
|Ghost Rider:||Be my guest.|
|Tony Stark:||Strange, turns out you didn't do us any favors by dispelling Dormammu's gang.
Know why? Because Mephisto himself has picked up Satana and Baron Mordo.
|Ghost Rider:||You're like a demonic employment agency. Anyone who fights you gets a job with some lesser lord of Hell.|
|Dr. Strange:||Joke if you must, O man named Johnny Blaze with a flaming skull head.|
|Ghost Rider:||You making fun of--?|
|Tony Stark:||Pointing out irony. Not the same as making fun. But Strange, snark is my department. From you, we need a briefing.|
|Dr. Strange:||There are demons on the doorstep. Mephisto stirs. The threat of Dormammu lingers. Anything else?|
|Tony Stark:||Well, if you put it like that, yeah. Fix things. Make it all go away.
I know this is Hell's Kitchen, but it's not serving this kind of demonic riffraff.
Mini-Boss - SatanaEdit
|Tony Stark:||Satana again. I feel like we should call her brother.|
|Ghost Rider:||I feel like you didn't pay attention when I said she and Daimon were... you know. Estranged.
The way you get estranged when one of you is an evil minion of the demonic realms. And the other isn't.
|Tony Stark:||Still. It's family.|
|Ghost Rider:||Want to go for a ride?|
|Johnny, have I ever said yes?||Satana:|
|Ghost Rider:||Can't blame a guy for trying.|
|I don't blame you. But I won't mourn you either, once you're dead.||Satana:|
|Ghost Rider:||I couldn't pin her down. You know why? Because she went to Hell.
Sorry, Nick. I wasn't going to chase her. Not ready to go back just yet.
|Nick Fury:||Understood. Good work getting this particular plane of existence a little more under control.|
Mini-Boss - Baron MordoEdit
|Maria Hill:||Baron Mordo. Is he here to keep an eye on Satana?|
|Ghost Rider:||Doubt it. My guess is they're both here to keep the thugs and demonic creepy-crawlies pointed in the right direction.|
|Maria Hill:||Which direction is that?
And why? It can't be just lust for power. They've always got that. Something about the Iso-8, maybe... it's roused them.
|Ghost Rider:||I don't know anything about Iso-8. But I do know demons. They don't need a reason. If they don't have one, they'll make one up.|
|Ghost Rider:||Satana and Baron Mordo. What a pair. Does the Hood know you guys are, um, together?|
|The powers of chaos grow stronger, Ghost Rider.||Baron Mordo:|
|Ghost Rider:||Jeez, Dormammu lets you play with his Mindless Ones once, and look how it goes to your head.|
|My head, dear boy? Your own bears a resemblance to Dormammu's. Lest you forget.||Baron Mordo:|
|Ghost Rider:||Thanks to Mephisto. I haven't forgotten. Or forgiven.|
|Ghost Rider:||If a demon ate a devil, would that be cannibalism?|
|You'd be better off worrying what they'll call it when they eat you, John Blaze.||Baron Mordo:|
|Ghost Rider:||I said I wasn't going to do that, but then I did it. Went right through a portal to Hell.
You S.H.I.E.L.D. masterminds have a lot to answer for. I'm gonna have nightmares. But Baron Mordo's on the run, at least for now.
|Nick Fury:||That sounds like objective achieved, Ghost Rider. Let's move on. We can all congratulate each other later.|
Boss - MephistoEdit
|Nick Fury:||The big guns are coming out. They've found a way to empower themselves with the Iso-8 and now Mephisto's here to preside over the moment.
But we have Iso-8 on our side too, and we can beat the devil at his own game.
|Maria Hill:||We could use some intel before we go after him. What can you tell us, Johnny?|
|Ghost Rider:||He's bad. Big and mean and bad. Liar and deceiver. He made me what I am, and we'd all be better off if he was dead.|
|Nick Fury:||You're the expert. Go kick his ass.|
|Ghost Rider:||Oh, I will. Mephisto and me, we have a score to settle.|
|Johnny Blaze, my child. Your destiny awaits.||Mephisto:|
|Ghost Rider:||I'm my own man, devil. You're not my father and you don't tell me what to do.|
|A deal's a deal, John. Can't go back on your word.||Mephisto:|
|Ghost Rider:||You want my soul? Come and get it.|
|Ghost Rider:||There's unfinished business between you and me. Always will be, until I get back what's mine.|
|Tony Stark:||Done and dusted, right, Johnny my man?|
|Ghost Rider:||Shut up, Stark. You know better.|
|Tony Stark:||Hey, don't take it out on me because you made a bad deal with the devil.|
|Maria Hill:||Ghost Rider. If we're looking at Dormammu and Mephisto together, what—|
|Ghost Rider:||Don't forget the Hood.|
|Tony Stark:||How could we forget the Hood? Let's get together on the Helicarrier and figure out what the hell is going on.|
|Nick Fury:||Three separate demonic invasions, three neighborhoods. All shut down and zipped up tight. Well done, people.|
|Tony Stark:||Johnny, you feel like joining the team here, fighting for the good guys against the bad guys, all that?|
|Ghost Rider:||I don't wear a uniform.|
|Tony Stark:||Perish the thought.|
|Ghost Rider:||Then I'm in. Long as the infernal realms keep puking up demons for me to kill.|
|Maria Hill:||That's more or less guaranteed. Welcome aboard.|
|Nick Fury:||When I joined the Army I never thought I'd be congratulating sorcerers on closing up demonic portals.
But there it is, so: well done, team. You're making S.H.I.E.L.D. proud.
|Ghost Rider:||I'll help however you need. Get Strange, too, looks like we're going to need him.|
Group Boss - BlackheartEdit
|Maria Hill:||Dammit. We didn't stop Baron Mordo after all.|
|Nick Fury:||Blackheart is using portals to appear all over the city. We're going to have a hard time running him down. Hellstrom can't do it while he's trying to close the other portals and hold back the demons.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I had a bad feeling about this when Blackheart's bones disappeared...|
|Satana:||Sure you did, Daimon. Maybe if you'd finished the job quicker the bones wouldn't have had a chance to disappear.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||And maybe if I stuck this trident in your eyes you wouldn't be looking over my shoulder all the time, you soul-sucking--|
|Ghost Rider:||Shut up, both of you. While you're sitting around bickering, Strange and I are shutting portals down. Mind helping out?|
|Maria Hill:||If he's appearing in several places at once, maybe Mordo was conducting the ritual in more than one place at the same time.|
|Nick Fury:||Ghost Rider's right. Now about we stop running our mouths and start hunting?|
|Scarlet Witch:||We've gone up... no. To the side... no. Maybe we should try down?|
|Ghost Rider:||Even if we have to get out by way of Subterranea, it'll be worth it. Mole Man has many sins to pay for.|
|Ghost Rider:||Should have known that wouldn't work.
We're just going to have to fight our way out. But would we want it any other way?
Special Operations - Game On: Mission 3 - The Gathering (Villain Side)Edit
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I say we turn the demon problem into an advantage. They would be just as satisfied with Arcade's blood as with ours, as long as we could persuade them.|
|Ghost Rider:||You think if we flip their allegiance, we can take Arcade down? I never figured you were an optimist.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||It might turn them against him for long enough to let us escape. Satana, up for using a little of your demonic charm?|
|Ghost Rider:||I'll come along to cover her.|
|Satana:||Protect me? That isn't very Spirit-of-Vengeance-y.|
|Ghost Rider:||More of us stay alive, better chance to get out. Just math.|
|Satana:||There always seem to be more of these demons appearing. Wonder if Arcade is holding open a portal... does he have some kind of deal with Mephisto?|
|Ghost Rider:||Or Baron Mordo?|
|Satana:||If so, it's probably down in the subway tunnels, because that's where the demons are coming from. Let's check it out.|