Crimson Mage
Crimson Mage
Personal Info:
Real Name: Azaziah
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Ghost Rider Vol.2 43
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Ghost Rider
Creators: Michael Fleisher, Carmine Infantino and Ricardo Villamonte
Magic: Crimson Mage has a number of mystical power that are greatly enhanced by his globe. His mystical powers have dwindled markedly over time, though he can still fire destructive blasts, perform spells to transfer souls and perform exorcisms. Though globe further extended his lifespan to approximately 1000 years, and he might have extended it indefinitely by transferring his soul into an immortal form.
A millennium ago, as a young mage, Azaziah stole a magic globe from "the three demons," and it's power became his to control. For centuries its magic sustained him, and he became the most powerful mage in the world, working alongside at least one king.
Slowly, but surely, the globe's brilliance began to fail. As it was the link to his centuries-long life, Azaziah knew that when it died, so would he. He knew that if he were to survive on through the ages, he would have to find some immortal creature, a demon perhaps, with whose existence he might forge an everlasting eternal bond.
Azaziah took up residence at the old Perkins farmhouse "near Hightower." As Azaziah Hornsby (possibly his real full name) he became well known with the locals as a hermit/"harmless old coot."
The globe revealed the Ghost Rider to Azaziah, and he knew he had found the perfect vessel to host his spirit. However, he also realized he couldn't possess the Ghost Rider while he was bound to Johnny Blaze and so plotted to separate the two.