Ghost Rider… Scorpion Reincarnated?

OK, If my heading made no sense to you, (in which case you have some serious sociocultural catching up to do, since I live in a cave, shun human contact, and even I know who these characters are) I am referring to the “Ghost Rider“, of comic book and now movie fame, (played excellently, I thought, but what do I know…) by Nicholas Cage, and Scorpion, of video game turned movie “Mortal Kombat“.

Now having got the introductions out of the way, a little more explanation of my heading. It is my suspicion, that the Ghost Rider, and Scorpion, are one and the same. Yes. No, my tin foil hat is not on too tight. I just checked it. No seriously.

Don’t believe me? Okeydokey then. I have proof. Really. Yes, of course I can show it to you… (N00b). Allow me to present exhibit “A”:

Ghost Rider Chain Whip

Ghost Rider Chain Whip

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Ok, Now see that? That is the Ghost riders chain whip. Yeah huh. Basically a massive chain, weighted on both ends. This one has a solid steel grip on one end, and a spiked weight on the far end, making it all the more… Lethal. Now here comes the fun part. Do you know what kind of weapon this is? No? Well I’ll tell you. It’s called a Manrikigusari.

Yep, a manriki chain. Ah, but of what significance is that? Well being the helpful chap that I am, I’ll say that the Manrikigusari is a Japanese weapon, and is more importantly, a weapon reputedly used quite a lot by… Yep, you guessed it. Ninjas! Now here comes the tricky part. You know who else is a Ninja? If I have to tell you this, you need to go read someone elses blog… Ah, yes. That’s right. Scorpion! You get a cigar and +100 internets.

What is even more interesting is that one of scorpions signature moves is to launch what looks like a chain from his palm at his opponents, which then impales them so he can reel them in and inflict massive close range damage… In later incarnations, the chain actually became a living extension of Scorpion… Sound familiar? Maybe like Ghost riders chains perhaps? I’m just saying…

Ah, but the similarities do not end there. Ghost rider spends most of his time looking like a normal human being (as good old Johnny Blaze, stunt biker extraordinaire, no less). But when he changes to the Ghost Rider, he has a flaming skull for a head. Oooooh Scaaaarryyy… 😛

Coincidentally, (or not) though Scorpion usually has a ninja mask on, what you can see of his face generally looks normal. However he has this move where he takes off his mask and breathes hell fire out at his opponents. And I’ll give you one guess whats under that mask when he takes it off… Bingo! A fire breathing skull!!

And as if that was not enough, check this out. The Ghost rider is a hell spawned creature who has dedicated his life to metering out vengeance on those who have been wronged. Scorpion, is a hell spawned undead ninja who has dedicated his life to visiting vengeance on those who massacred his clan and killed his family… Freaky coincidence? I think not.

I’m telling you… These two are the same guy. Seriously. It’s some kind of conspiracy. No, I’m not a nut. Have you not read everything I’ve said so far?!? More evidence than you can shake a flaming stick at. And you know what they say. Your not a nut if it’s true… Bah. What do you know…

Either way, this is the sweetest manrikigusari evar…

The Ghost Riders Chain Whip – [True Swords]

11 Responses to “Ghost Rider… Scorpion Reincarnated?”

  1. 1 J
    September 17, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Hey thanks for the post on the manriki, I saw this thing on Amazon, and pondered getting it, but the stupid pouch it comes with, is a real turnoff. It certainly looks like a higher quality manriki, but we’ll see, I might to just get it, just to mess around with.

  2. September 17, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Looks like a nice piece, has some good weight to it. One of the better ones I’ve seen, I might have to take a closer look 😉

    As for the comment above about the pouch…just learn to do a little simple leather craft and you can make any pouch you like. Leather is not that hard to work, just takes the motivation to learn and do a little work.

    GH and Scorps the same guy? Na…..the way I see it, it’s just two guys that are of the same mind set. Like how some of my buddies also had long hair, tattoos, and trained in martial arts.

    Kinda like if I said “You’re one in a million”…that would mean that in China there would be a bunch exactly like you.

    I’d say that they are either cousins or really good friends that went to High School together. Or it could be that one saw the other and thought “Hmmm That’s a killer look, I could work that.”

  3. September 17, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    very interesting, i never thought of it that way!

  4. September 18, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Well, pouch wise, Sinza is right, so long as you like the chain, that’s all that matters. You can always make or buy a better pouch, holder display, whatever…

    Hmmm… different guys, similar backgrounds? Well it does make sense… I’m still leaning towards the cousins thing. Wait… Dagnabbit! Even that doesn’t make sense… One of them is Japanese and the other is American… I guess your interpretation is a little more realistic… LOL

    Which way? Mine is beginning to sound… Nutty… Wrong… Whatever… LOL..

  5. 5 Shandybean
    October 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Anyone noticed that in the film Ghost Rider, there is even a scene where Ghost Rider is using the whip and shouts ‘Come here!” a la Scorpion. More than co-incidence?!

  6. October 5, 2008 at 3:02 am

    See that’s what i’m talking about… A whole lot of really, really unlikely coincidences… That “Get over here!” line has GOT to be a rip off of Scorpions MK move… 😀

  7. 7 AJ
    October 18, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    ahh Scorpions always been my favriot Mk fighter ^-^

  8. October 20, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Yeah, mine too for a long time…

  9. 9 Dayd111
    December 27, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Dude, not piss off any MK fans because I’m a MK fan myself, and I’m just saying that in the comic books of Ghost Rider, he always use his chain to grab people from far away. But think about it, Scorpion is kinda a rip off of Ghost Rider because GH first debut was 1972. So making Ghost Rider original.

  10. 10 bob
    January 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    does this guy realize ghostrider was created about 20 years before mortal combat?

  11. 11 BLACK WIDOW1300
    May 2, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    i am a HEAVY mortal kombat fan, and just as well liked ghost rider. i never thought about it before, but now that you mention it i do believe that is probably true.(i never got to play the older mk games or some of the new ones so i never saw scorpions chain as a part of him though)

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