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"My positronic brain has several layers of shielding to protect me from power surges. It would be possible for you to remove my cranial unit and take it with you."
"Let me get this straight--you want me to take off your head?"
"Yes sir."
― Data and Riker (Star Trek TNG S05E5: Disaster)

The power to live without a head attached. Sub-power of Anatomical Liberation.

Also Called


User can live with body separated from head or are able to remove their head and replace it, either with their own head or with something else.


  • Animation/Telekinesis to control their body from a distance.
  • Head may be lifted high to see or hear something otherwise out of range


  • Necklessness
  • Projectile Head: May allow heads to be replicated to replace a head that is going to be destroyed.
  • May allow placing head on another body, including a robotic one, allow control of that body.
  • May be able to transplant head onto a new body or animatable object (like a scarecrow, robot, remote control object, or anything that is lifeless, but has movable parts, not inanimate objects.
    • By the same accord this can work in reverse, a body can work without a head and can put a Head like object (more than probably a pumpkin) to act as a head.



  • Reattaching the head may take time or special circumstances.
  • If the head were to become lost, the body may not be able to find it, due to reduced motor skills.
  • May not survive if the brain/head is damaged/destroyed.
  • Separation may cause body to become immobile.
  • Head may be unable to talk without vocal chords.

Known Users

See Also: Cranium Chase.


  • Arale (Dr. Slump)
  • Obotchaman (Dr. Slump)
  • Celty Sturluson (Durarara)
  • DIO Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part I: Phantom Blood)
  • Dullahans (Monster Musume)
  • Hidan (Naruto)
  • Kubinashi (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
  • Buggy (One Piece)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Gurren-Lagann (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Almost every Gunman (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Victoream (Zatch Bell)


  • Genie (Aladdin)
  • Mr. Freeze (DC Animated Universe)
  • Smitty (Family Guy)
  • Jack o' Lantern (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy); was granted immortality then beheaded
  • Hades (Hercules)
  • Frank/Frankenstein (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Eunice (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Zombies (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget: Biggest Caper Ever)
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Ultimate Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Pretorius (The Mask: Animated Series)
  • Headless Headmistress Bloodgood (Monster High)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Cassidy (Preacher)
  • Robotboy (Robotboy)
  • Fender Pinwheeler (Robots 2005 movie)
  • Monster "Seven" (Seven Little Monsters)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • The Weasels (The Wind in the Willows/Mr. Toad's Wild Ride)


  • Xing Tian (Chinese Folklore)
  • Headless Men (Folklore)
  • Dullahan (Irish Folklore)
  • Nukekubi (Japanese Folklore)


  • Headless Horseman (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • Scoodlers (Oz series)
  • Green Knight (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight)
  • Brick Baxter/Cyber Shadow (The Young Guardians); Possible user
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)

Live Television/Movies

  • Delphine LaLaurie (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Lorne (Angel)
  • Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice)
  • Autons (Doctor Who)
    • Mickey Auton
  • Headless Monks/Order of the Headless (Doctor Who)
  • King Hydroflax (Doctor Who)
  • Princess Langwidere (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz)
  • Dullahan (Lost Girl)
  • Jack Jeebs (Men In Black)
  • Nicky (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Tristan (Polterguests)
  • Mombi (Return to Oz)
  • Abraham Van Brunt (Sleepy Hollow)
  • Various Toys (Toy Story)
  • Super-Soldiers (The X-Files)

Video Games

  • Skeletons (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Mytha, the Baneful Queen (Dark Souls II)
  • Vengarl of Forossa (Dark Souls II)
  • Necromorphs (Dead Space)
  • Basilisk (Devil May Cry 4)
  • Meat (Mortal Kombat)
  • Blacephalon (Pokémon)
  • Headless Ape (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Rottytops (Shantae)
  • Mannequins (Silent Hill)
  • Nadia Fortune/Ms. Fortune (Skullgirls); via the Life Gem
  • Eye Brawl (Skylanders)
  • Eddie Stubbs/Stubbs (Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse)
  • Headless Horseman (World of Warcraft)

Web Series/Original