"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

Capabilities

The 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.

Applications

Variations

Types of Ghost

For a list of various ghost, see here.

Vengeful Spirits

(ghosts that seek to actively harm the living)

Neutral

(ghosts that while frightening do not actively seek harm to the living)

Associations

Limitations

  • 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.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • 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 Warriors (Dragon Ball series)
  • Ghost (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Kana (My Lovely Ghost Kana)
  • Nanana Ryūgajō (Nanana's Buried Treasure)
  • Sayo Aisaka (Negima)
  • Omiyo (Sgt Frog)
  • Banshee (Sidekicks)
  • Ghosts (Chiisana Obake Acchi, Kocchi, Socchi)
  • Kuri (Youkai Apartment no Yuuga)
  • Ruriko (Youkai Apartment no Yuuga)
  • Hinako Uehara (Zettai Reiiki)
  • Ghosts (Pokémon)

Mythology/Folklore

  • Ghosts (Folklore)
  • Banshees (Scottish Folklore)

Literature

  • 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
  • Farhog the Fierce (Pair of Kings)

Movies

  • Charile B. Barkin and Itchy Itchford (All Dogs Go To Heaven)
  • Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)
  • Maitlands (Beetlejuice)
  • Carrigan Crittenden (Casper)
  • Kai (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Alphonse Reid (Escanaba in da Moonlight)
  • Willa Jocelyn (Escanaba in da Moonlight)
  • Phantoms {Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within}
  • Freaknik (Freaknik: The Musical)
  • Ghosts (The Frighteners)
  • Ghost Godzilla (Godzilla)
  • 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)

Cartoons

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  • 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)
  • Kibosh (Casper's Scare School)
  • Spitzy (Casper's Scare School)
  • All Ghosts and Half-Ghosts (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Fenton/Phantom
    • Dani Fenton/Phantom
    • Vlad Masters/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)
  • Buddy Pine/Syndrome (The Incredibles)
  • Dolores (The League of 5)
  • 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)
  • Dracula Wraith (Castlevania)
  • Ghosts (Castlevania)
  • 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)
  • Ghosts (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective)
  • 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)
  • Jade Wisp (Sonic the Hedgehog series)

Comics

Music

Web Original

Web Animation

  • Jasper (Camp Camp)
  • GhostToast (Planet Dolan)
  • Geist (RWBY)

Webcomics

  • Aron (ZomCom)}}

Known Objects

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

Gallery


Videos

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