Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter
Personal Info:
Real Name: Lemuel Haskill
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Ghost Rider Vol.2 #30 (1978) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Mephisto
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Hell
Grudges: Ghost Rider
Creators: Roger McKenzie and Don Perlin
Enhanced Abilities: The Bounty Hunter has superhuman strength, endurance and durability.
Hellfire: The Bounty Hunter can project hellfire blasts (typically from his shotgun) and form shapes such as lassos, much like Ghost Rider, but to a greater degree.
Invulnerability: The Bounty Hunter seems virtually immune to most forms of conventional injury, even the Ghost Rider's power, but he could easily harm the Ghost Rider.
Hell Horse: The Bounty Hunter rides a "hell horse," a fire-breathing black stallion that can match Ghost Rider's speed on his motorcycle.
Longevity: The Bounty Hunter is over 100 years old and apparently immune to the effects of aging.
During the 19th century, Lemuel Haskill was a merciless bounty hunter working out of Last Chance, Nevada, hated by most for his ruthless and underhanded behavior. His specialty was shooting his victims in the back, an act that would come back to haunt him when his final victim shot and killed him with his dying breath. Haskill felt himself fall, and arrived in a bar where a demonic bartender (Mephisto, possibly in union with one or more other Hell-lords) offered him as chance to save his soul by bringing him 50 souls of the demon's choosing. Setting Haskill afire with hellfire, the demon told him that he belonged to the demon body and soul until he completed their bargain, and that if he failed even once, for any reason, his soul would be forfeit forever. Over the next century and beyond, Haskill successfully brought in 49 souls for Mephisto. In recent years, he was tasked with capturing the Ghost Rider (John Blaze).
Bounty Hunter at Marvel Database
Bounty Hunter at Marvel Universe: The Appendix