- For other individuals that have assumed the title of Gaw, see Gaw.
While Ghost's given name is unknown, the name Ghost comes from a legend that came up around her existence suggesting that she is not a physical being, but the ghost of a Kong that had died on Skull Island. When Ghost becomes the leader of the Deathrunners, they refer to her as Gaw, a name given to whichever creature currently rules them.
Ghost is, like any other Kong, an enormous gorilla-like ape, but she bears the distinction of having an incredible amount of scars covering her body, and has a scar over her right eye, because of which she is blind in her right eye.
Ghost was one of the many Kong that came from the unnamed home of the Tagu and Atu peoples to Skull Island. It is likely that she was one of the Tagu Kong, as the Atu Kong that had been raised to fear humans began to rampage when their enclosures broke during the earthquake that necessitated their egress. After arriving on Skull Island, Ghost was one of the Kong sent into the jungle on a supply mission that became feral on entering the harsh environment of the jungle. Wile she was not the only Kong to do so, she was the only one to ever be seen again after escaping, suggesting that she was the only one savage enough to survive.
While returning from a hunt with a Deathrunner in hand, Ghost noticed another Kong, called Valla, in her cave with her son Kh'iid, and quickly grabbed her son by the arm and took him away from her before attacking.
Ghost attacked Valla with a bone from a dead Kong in her lair, which may be the remains of Kh'iid's father, and used it as a weapon against the intruder. During their battle, Valla became concerned that Kh'iid, whom she referred to as K'in, had disappeared, and noticed that he had been taken by giant Pteranodons, while Ghost simply wished to kill Valla. Valla rescued Kh'iid, and Ghost pursued them through the jungle before falling into a faulty mine tunnel beneath her feet. She was left for dead, but was found by the Deathrunners.
After surviving her encounter with Valla and becoming the new Gaw, Ghost returned to her life in the jungle, and on one occasion discovered a man there and brutally murdered him.
While in the jungles with her Deathrunners, Ghost became aware of a scent that attracted her to an altar at a citadel, which she and her followers invaded and accepted the sacrifice of princess K'vanni of the Tagu-Atu people.
After taking K'vanni back to her lair, the Deathrunners were eager to devour her, but Ghost swept them aside to keep her alive.
After taking K'vanni, Ghost kept her in a small cage made of bones stuck in the ground. She and her Deathrunners were eventually approached by Kh'iid, who had been raised alongside K'vanni after Valla had taken him away from Ghost. He attacked the Deahtrunners to save his friend, and tackled Ghost onto the bone cage, which impaled her on the spikes they formed and killed her.
While she had no part in eliminating the previous Gaw and the Deahtrunners would have accepted the commands of any Kong, Ghost was the only one to ever become aware of and use this power, making her their new leader, Gaw. This grants her the ability to command every Deathrunner on the island.
Ghost, like the other members of her species, has incredible physical strength, and is able to take down the Skull Island dinosaurs with only her hands.
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