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"Oh no, this child is having an out-of-body experience. This is very bad for...business."
― Apu (The Simpsons)
"Like Mercury, I Slide From My Mortal Self and Dive Into...The Unknown."
― Doctor Strange (Doctor Strange: What's Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?)

The power to separate one's spirit from one's body. Sub-power of Astral Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Anemone Consciousness (Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution)
  • Astral/Soul/Spirit Form/Mode
  • Astral Transport
  • Astral Travel
  • Descensum
  • Mind Traveling
  • Out of Body Travel
  • Soul/Spectral/Spiritual Exiting
  • Spirit Walk

Capabilities

User can separate their spirit from the body by entering a trance (via lucid dreaming or deep meditation), gaining access of travel the Astral Plane. Experienced individuals may control both the Astral and Corporeal presences. Telepaths can Astral Project by projecting their minds.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • User's body is essentially dead/in a coma and thus very vulnerable during astral projection:
    • May become possessed while on the Astral Plane.
    • May be killed trapping the user in astral form.
  • May be vulnerable to Astral Trapping.
  • May be unable to control corporeal and astral presences.
  • May require user to be asleep or be in a meditative state while riding the astral plane.
  • Some users may not be immune from those with Astral Manipulation while in spirit form.
  • May be unable to use any other abilities they possess while in astral form.
  • Most users are completely incapable of affecting the physical world in their projected state.
  • Prolonged separation may prove harmful to the user's body or soul.
  • Not returning to the host body in a period of time may render you a spirit forever.

Known Users

See Also: Astral Projection.

Comics

  • Deadlock (2000 AD)
  • Toa Matoro (BIONICLE); via Kanohi Iden
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Maxima (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Spectre (DC Comics)
  • Swamp Thing (DC Comics)
  • Negative Man (DC Comics)
  • Johann Kraus (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
  • Emma Frost (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics)
  • Nate Grey (Marvel Comics)
  • Hope Abbot (Marvel Comics)
  • Onslaught (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Franklin Richards (Marvel Comics)
  • Adam Warlock (Marvel Comics)
  • Charles Xavier/Professor X (Marvel Comics)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics); formerly
  • The Shadow King (Marvel Comics)
  • Dr. Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Ancient One (Marvel Comics)
  • Trance (Marvel Comics)
  • Ruth Aldine/Blindfold (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain Universe (Marvel Comics)
  • Mantis (Marvel Comics)
  • Colin Phash (Starcraft Frontline)
  • Leonardo (IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Splinter (IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Anime/Manga

  • Towano Mykage (Aquarion Evol)
  • Schierke (Berserk)
  • Farnese de Vandimion (Berserk)
  • Iki Hiyori (Noragami)
  • Substitute-Shinigami (Bleach)
    • Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Fuuko (Clannad)
  • Chris (Earth Maiden Arjuna)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Dhianeila Y Leisha Altoria Ol Yunos (Heroic Age)
  • Ayu Tsukimiya (Kanon)
  • Shiego Kageyama/Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Perona (One Piece); via the Horo Horo no Mi
  • Brook (One Piece); via the Yomi Yomi no Mi
  • Hanzo (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Gods (Saint Seiya)
  • Gemini Saga (Saint Seiya)
  • Gemini Kanon (Saint Seiya)
  • Virgo Shijima (Saint Seiya)
  • Libra Dōko (Saint Seiya)
  • Virgo Asmita (Saint Seiya)
  • Altar Hakurei (Saint Seiya)
  • Seiya (Saint Seiya)
  • Dran (Sayounara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei)
  • Arietta/Phorni (Symphonic Rain)
  • Sumireko Usami (Touhou Project)
  • Yuushi Inaba (Youkai Apartment no Yuuga); after achieving divine inspiration
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)

Live Television/Movies

  • Witches (Vampire Diaries/The Originals); via Magic
    • Luka Martin & Jonas Martin
    • Malachai Parker
    • Esther Mikaelson
    • Freya Mikaelson
    • Davina Claire
  • Cordelia Foxx (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Madison Montgomery (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Misty Day (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Queenie (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Zoe Benson (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Prue Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Mrs. Winterbourne (Charmed)
  • Miss Donovan (Charmed)
  • Rex Buckland (Charmed)
  • Barbas (Charmed)
  • Amenome (Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution)
  • Josh Lambert (Insidious)
  • Dalton Lambert (Insidious)
  • Tonda (Krabat)
  • Cyrus Payton (Mutant X)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Mercy Lewis (Salem)
  • Mary Sibley (Salem)
  • Countess Von Marburg (Salem)
  • Anne Hale (Salem)
  • Amara/Darkness (Supernatural)
  • God (Supernatural)
  • Angel (Supernatural)
  • Archangels (Supernatural)
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Witches (Supernatural); via Magic
    • James Frampton
    • Rowena
  • Drew French (Vampire High)
  • Freya and Frederick Beauchamp (Witches of East End)
  • Ye He Na La Xiong Ba (The X-Family)
  • Xia Liu (The X-Family)
  • Leonard Trimble (X-Files)
  • Doc (Z Nation)
  • Rhys (The Sparticle Mystery)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
  • Sabrina Spellman (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
  • Hilda Spellman (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
  • Ambrose Spellman (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
  • Zelda Spellman (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)

Cartoons

  • Finn (Adventure Time)
  • Sage (All Hail King Julien)
  • Clover (All Hail King Julien)
  • Kaos (Skylanders Academy)
  • Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
    • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
    • Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Jinora (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Anodites (Ben 10 series)
    • Gwen Tennyson
  • Adwaita (Ben 10)
  • Paul Metcalfe/Captain Scarlet (Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • The Dazzlings/Sirens (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Nelson Muntz (The Simpson)
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe)
  • Ninja Tribunal acolytes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)
    • Leonardo
    • Faraji Ngala
    • Adam McKay
    • Joi Reynard
    • Tora Yoshida
  • April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2012 series)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Tye Longshadow (Young Justice)
  • Morgana (Takes of Arcadia)
  • Jade Chan/Amazing T-Girl (Jackie Chan Adventures)

Literature

  • Laura Leander (Laura and the Secret of Aventerra)
  • Percy Valiant (Laura and the Secret of Aventerra)
  • Marius Leander (Laura and the Secret of Aventerra)
  • Lestat de Lioncourt (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson series)
  • Adam Parrish (The Raven series and The Dreamer Trilogy)
  • Grace Tempest (Vampirates)
  • Connor Tempest (Vampirates)
  • Darcy (Vampirates)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)

Video Games

  • Umbra Witches (Bayonetta)
  • Cpt. Xavier Jones (Clive Barker's Jericho)
  • Lucifer (Dante's Inferno)
  • Oryx (Destiny)
  • Kat (DmC: Devil May Cry)
  • Yone, the Unforgotten (League of Legends)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
  • Nikolai (Nexus Wars)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • The Doctor (Paradox Saga)
  • Nicole (Paradox Saga)
  • John Vattic (Second Sight)
  • Kaos (Skylanders)
  • Mae Borowski (Night in the Woods)
  • Zeus (God of War)
  • Athena (God of War)
  • Billie Lurk (Dishonored: Death of the Outsider); via Foresight

Web Animation

Known Objects

  • Sheep Talisman (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Kanohi Iden (Bionicle)
  • Ghost Key (Locke and Key)

Gallery

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