"Oh no, this child is having an out-of-body experience. This is very bad"
― 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


User can separate their spirit from the body by entering a trance, gaining access of travel the Astral Plane. Experienced individuals may control both the Astral and Corporeal presences.




  • 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.


  • 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)
  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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 (The Legend of Korra)
  • Jinora (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/Amazing T-Girl (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Jade (Jackie Chan Adventures)


  • 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)
  • 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)


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