The power to have the traits and abilities of ghosts. Variation of Spirit Physiology.

Also Called

  • Apparition Mimicry
  • Ghost Mimicry
  • Phantom Physiology


Users either are 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 the conditions are met, the user is 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 certain logic.
  • Necromancy and Soul Manipulation may be used to control the user.
  • Vulnerable to Soul Destruction.

Known Users

See Also: Our Ghosts Are Different.


  • Meiko Honma (Anohana)
  • Sanae Higashihongan (Invaders of the Rokujouma)
  • 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
  • Hinako Uehara (Zettai Reiiki)


  • Ghosts (Folklore)
  • Banshee (Scottish Folklore)


  • Ghosts (Goosebumps)
  • Hannah Fairchild (Goosebumps)
  • Ghosts (Harry Potter)
  • Ghosts (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Nicky (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Tara (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Phears (Mostly Ghostly)
  • The Rolands (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Ghosts (Mostly Ghostly)


  • Ghosts (Charmed)
  • Ghosts (Being Human)
  • Ghosts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Louie (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Ray (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Miles (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Ghosts (Hex)
  • Martin Hopkirk (Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)/My Partner the Ghost)
  • Bobby Singer (Supernatural)
  • Kevin Tran (Supernatural)
  • Ghosts (Supernatural)


  • Charile B. Barkin & Itchy Itchford (All Dogs Go To Heaven)
  • Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)
  • Maitlands (Beetlejuice)
  • Victor Crowley (Hatchet series)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Mansion)
  • Ghosts (The Frighteners)
  • Ghosts (Ghostbusters)
    • Slimer
  • Ghosts (Poltergeist)
  • Pip and the Halloween Hound (Spooky Buddies)
  • Sam Wheat & other ghosts (Ghost)
  • Hannah Stine (Goosebumps)
  • Freaknik (Freaknik: The Musical)


  • Ghosts (Danny Phantom)
  • Half-ghosts (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Phantom
    • Dani Phantom
    • Vlad Plasmius
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
    • Ghostfreak 
    • Zs'Skayr 
  • Necrofriggians (Ben 10)
    • Big Chill 
  • 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)
  • Ghosts (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
    • Ghost Warriors
    • Cole
    • Sensei Yang
  • Ghosts (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures)
  • Ghosts (Monster High)
    • Moanatella Ghostier
    • Spectra Vondergeist
    • Ari Hauntington
  • Experiment 375/Phantasmo (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Carrie Krueger (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore and boo the Cat (The Funky Phantom)

Video Games

  • Mysterious Apparition/Ryu's Mother (Breath of Fire III)
  • Boo (Super Mario Bros. series)
  • Alma Wade (F.E.A.R)
  • Ghosts (Skylanders)
  • Bad Juju (Skylanders)
  • Masker Mind (Skylanders)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)
  • Soga no Tojiko (Touhou Project)
  • Dr. Killjoy (The Suffering)
  • Horace P. Gauge (The Suffering)
  • Hermes T. Haight (The Suffering)
  • Copperfield the Slave Hunter (The Suffering: Ties That Bind)
  • The Creeper (The Suffering: Ties That Bind)
  • Ghost-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Ghost (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Phantom (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Zashiki Warashi (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Izanami (Smite)
  • The Morrigan (Smite)
  • Pamela Ibis (Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis/Atelier Series)
  • Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  • King Boom Boo (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ronan O'Connor & Abigail Williams (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Napstablook (Undertale)
  • Mad Dummy (Undertale)
  • Mettaton (Undertale); formerly, before gaining a robot body
  • Ghosts (Pac-Man)
  • Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore and Boo the Cat (The Funky Phantom)
  • Abigail (Don't Starve)
  • Zepheniah Mann (Team Fortress 2)
  • The Lost (The Binding of Isaac)
  • The Haunt (The Binding of Isaac)
  • Ghost Writers (Yooka-Laylee)


  • The Vision (Marvel Comics)
  • Deadman (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Girl (DC Comics)

Known Objects

  • Bubble Brains (Xiaolin Chronicles)


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