The Beyonder is an immensely powerful being with godlike powers, famous for kidnapping several heroes and villains and causing them to fight in the Secret Wars.
- His connection with Ghost Rider: During Secret Wars II, the Beyonder decided to destroy the entire universe. Mephisto convinced the Beyonder to accept a wager: If Spider-Man could pass a test, then the universe would get another 24 hours. For his part of the bargain, the Beyonder temporarily freed Zarathos from the Soul Crystal in order to give Spider-Man a suitable challenge. Zarathos failed, Spider-Man succeeded, and the Beyonder returned Zarathos to the Soul Crystal and left Mephisto. 
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 274