"They surround us all the time. Most of them can't hurt us. Most don't even want to hurt us. But there are exceptions."
― Dennis, Thir13en Ghosts
"I was afraid of death. I chose to remain behind. I sometimes wonder whether I oughtn't to have...well, that is neither here nor there..in fact, I am neither here nor there. I know nothing of the secrets of death, Harry, for I chose my feeble imitation of life instead."
― Sir Nicholas, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The power to use the abilities of ghosts. Variation of Spirit Physiology.

Also Called

  • Apparition Mimicry/Physiology
  • Exspiravit Mimicry/Physiology
  • Ghost Mimicry
  • Phantom Mimicry/Physiology
  • Yūrei Mimicry/Physiology


User with this ability either is or can transform into a ghost, spirits/souls of the dead, often bound to stay until certain conditions are met. This can vary from honorable burial, unfinished business/revenge or self-appointed duties.



Types of Ghost

For a list of various ghost, see here.



  • Being resurrected may cause the user to lose their powers.
  • When certain conditions are met, the user may be forced to move on.
  • May become more vengeful/violent the longer the user stays in the mortal realm.
  • Despite being no longer bound to the living world, ghosts may need to follow a certain logic.
  • Necromancy and Soul Manipulation may be used to control the user.
  • Vulnerable to Soul Destruction, Soul Mutilation, Nonexistence, Absolute Destruction, and other powers that may harm souls/spirits.
  • Vulnerable to Ghost Slayer.

Known Users

See Also: Our Ghosts Are Different.


  • Sayo (18if)
  • Meiko Honma (Anohana)
  • Bakemon (Digimon)
  • Soulmon (Digimon)
  • Phantomon (Digimon)
  • Wraith (Fairy Tail: 100 Year Quest)
  • Child Ghost Girl (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)
  • Sanae Higashihongan (Invaders of the Rokujouma)
  • Reimi Sugimoto (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable)
  • Arnold (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable)
  • Yoshihiro Kira (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable)
  • Jean Pierre Polnareff (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
  • Elizabeth (Maburaho)
  • Ghosts (Marchen Awakens Romance)
    • Alma
  • Ghost (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Kana (My Lovely Ghost Kana)
  • Nanana Ryūgajō (Nanana's Buried Treasure)
  • Sayo Aisaka (Negima)
  • Omiyo (Sgt Frog)
  • Banshee (Sidekicks)
  • Ghosts (Three Little Ghosts)
    • Bumper
    • Cutter
    • Sally
  • Kuri (Youkai Apartment no Yuuga)
  • Ruriko (Youkai Apartment no Yuuga)
  • Hinako Uehara (Zettai Reiiki)
  • Ghosts (Pokémon)


  • Ghosts (Folklore)
  • Banshees (Scottish Folklore)


  • Ghosts (Goosebumps)
  • Hannah Fairchild (Goosebumps)
  • Ghosts (Harry Potter)
  • Nicky (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Tara (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Phears (Mostly Ghostly)
  • The Rolands (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Ghosts (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Ghosts (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series)
  • Ghosts (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Ghosts (City of Devils)

Live Television

  • Ghosts (Being Human)
  • Ghosts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Ghosts (Charmed)
  • Buddy Berry (Chuck Finn)
  • Fingers Fitzpatrick (Chuck Finn)
  • Ghostly Mountaineer (Freaky)
  • Wazza (Freaky)
  • Big Ghost (Freaky)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Hathaways)
    • Louie Preston
    • Miles Preston
    • Ray Preston
  • Ghosts (Hex)
  • Takeru Tenkuji/Kamen Rider Ghost (Kamen Rider Ghost)
  • Makoto Fukami/Kamen Rider Specter (Kamen Rider Ghost)
  • Martin Hopkirk (Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)/My Partner the Ghost)
  • Ghosts (Round the Twist)
  • Ghosts (Supernatural)
    • Bobby Singer
    • Kevin Tran


  • Charile B. Barkin and Itchy Itchford (All Dogs Go To Heaven)
  • Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)
  • Maitlands (Beetlejuice)
  • Carrigan Crittenden (Casper)
  • Alphonse Reid (Escanaba in da Moonlight)
  • Willa Jocelyn (Escanaba in da Moonlight)
  • Freaknik (Freaknik: The Musical)
  • Ghosts (The Frighteners)
  • Sam Wheat (Ghost)
  • Ghosts (Ghostbusters)
    • Slimer
  • Hannah Stine (Goosebumps)
  • Victor Crowley (Hatchet series)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Mansion)
  • Constance Nebbercracker (Monster House)
  • Armando Salazar (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
  • Ghosts (Poltergeist series)
  • Pip and the Halloween Hound (Spooky Buddies)
  • Huay (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)
  • Boonsong (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)
  • Monkey Ghosts (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)


  • Ghost Princess (Adventure Time)
  • Carrie Krueger (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Ghosts (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
    • Ghostfreak 
    • Zs'Skayr 
  • Necrofriggians (Ben 10)
    • Big Chill 
    • Ultimate Kevin
  • Carl (Ben 10 Reboot)
  • Ghosts (Casper the Friendly Ghost)
    • Casper
    • Stretch
    • Stinkie
    • Fatso
  • Kibosh (Casper's Scare School)
  • Spitzy (Casper's Scare School)
  • Ghosts (Danny Phantom)
  • Half-Ghosts (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Fenton/Danny Phantom
    • Dani Phantom
    • Vlad Masters/Vlad Plasmius
  • Billy Joe Cobra (Dude, That's My Ghost)
  • Spencer Wright (Dude, That's My Ghost); temporarily due to ingesting ectoplasm
  • Bobby (Dude, That's My Ghost)
  • Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore/The Funky Phantom and Boo the Cat (The Funky Phantom)
  • Del (Gorillaz)
  • Ghosts (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
    • Ghost Warriors
    • Cole
    • Sensei Yang
    • Morro
    • Clouse
  • Experiment 375 "Phantasmo" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Ghosts (The Little Ghosts)
    • Edward
    • George
    • Henry
    • Lucy
  • Marquess of Queensberry (Mike Tyson Mysteries)
  • Johnny B. Dead (Monster by Mistake)
  • Ghosts (Monster High)
    • Moanatella Ghostier
    • Spectra Vondergeist
    • Ari Hauntington
  • Ghosts (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures)
  • Boo Boo (Ruby Gloom)
  • Mr. White and Mr. White (Ruby Gloom)
  • Phantasma (Scooby-Doo)
  • Specter of Shadow Canyon (Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Dame Fedora (Zombie Hotel)

Video Games

  • Wisp (Animal Crossing)
  • The Lost (The Binding of Isaac)
  • The Haunt (The Binding of Isaac)
  • Bound Widows (Bloodborne)
  • Mysterious Apparition/Ryu's Mother (Breath of Fire III)
  • Ghost Widow (City of Heroes)
  • Ghosts (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Banshees (Dark Souls)
  • Ghosts (Dark Souls)
  • Chancellor Wellager (Dark Souls II)
  • Abigail (Don't Starve)
  • Ghosts (FAITH: The Unholy Trinity)
  • Ferry (Granblue Fantasy)
  • Ghosts (Growtopia)
  • Abigail (Heart of the Woods)
  • Ghosts (Luigi's Mansion)
  • Pamela Ibis (Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis/Atelier series)
  • LeChuck (Monkey Island); formerly, before being reanimated as a zombie
  • Rei (Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Online)
  • Ronan O'Connor and Abigail Williams (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Ghosts (Pac-Man)
  • Ghost-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Ghosts (The Secret World)
  • Apparitions (Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice)
  • The Big Creep (Shovel Knight)
  • Invisishades (Shovel Knight)
  • Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  • Ghosts (Skylanders)
  • Bad Juju (Skylanders)
  • Masker Mind (Skylanders)
  • Izanami (Smite)
  • The Morrigan (Smite)
  • Boo ghosts (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Bekka (Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion)
  • Lisa (Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion)
  • Ringu (Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion)
  • Dr. Killjoy (The Suffering)
  • Hermes T. Haight (The Suffering)
  • Horace P. Gauge (The Suffering)
  • Copperfield the Slave Hunter (The Suffering: Ties That Bind)
  • The Creeper (The Suffering: Ties That Bind)
  • Boo (Super Mario Bros. series)
  • Zepheniah Mann (Team Fortress 2)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)
  • Soga no Tojiko (Touhou Project)
  • Napstablook (Undertale)
  • Mad Dummy (Undertale)
  • Mettaton (Undertale); formerly, before gaining a robot body
  • Ghost (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Phantom (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Zashiki Warashi (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ghost Writers (Yooka-Laylee)
  • Ghost (Spelunky)


Web Original

Web Animation

  • GhostToast (Planet Dolan)
  • Geist (RWBY)

Known Objects

  • Hollow Hollow Fruit/Horo Horo no Mi (One Piece)
  • Bubble Brains (Xiaolin Chronicles)



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