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Penance Stare
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The Penance Stare is the Ghost Rider's (Marvel) ultimate weapon.

Power/Ability to:

Induce debilitating effects with one's stare

The power to cause a variety of debilitating effects with one's stare.

Also Called

  • The Stare


The user can induce a variety of effects by locking eyes with another, ranging from inflicting pain to petrification to knocking people out, or sometimes even killing people.



  • Requires eye contact to be effective.
  • Some targets may be immune.
  • May work for a limited amount of time.
  • Victim must have a soul for this to work.
  • Can be reflected back.
  • May strain the conscience of victims.

Known Users

  • Ghost Rider/Alejandra (Marvel Comics)
  • Ghost Rider/Carter Slade (Ghost Rider film)
  • Vengeance (Marvel Comics)
  • Noble Kale (Marvel Comics)
  • Bloodwynd (DC Comics)
  • Kylar Stern (Night Angel Series)
  • Dina (The Shamer's Daughter)
  • Eragon Shadeslayer (Inheritance); via Empathy Spell
  • Haoshoku Haki users (One Piece)
  • Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • One-Above-All (Marvel Comics)
  • Medusa (mythology)
  • Cthulhu (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Noble Kale (Marvel Comics)
  • Azathoth (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Cyttorak (Marvel Comics)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid)
  • John Constantine (Constantine)
  • Prince Wayfinder (Marvel Comics)
  • Jaden Yuki (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Gremoblin (Gravity Falls)
  • Nicole (The Amazing World of Gumball)


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