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"The living... may not hear them. Their voices... may fall upon deaf ears. But make no mistake. The dead... are not silent."
― The Sorrow, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
"They can see us. That means they have "The Gift.""
― Miles Preston (The Haunted Thundermans)

The power to perceive and communicate with spirits and those who are in the afterlife. Variation of Interaction. Not to be confused with Death Whisper. Users of this power are often called Mediums.

Also Called

  • Death Interaction
  • Ghost Whispering
  • Post-Mortem Communication
  • Spiritual Affinity
  • True Sight (The Thundermans)
  • The Gift (The Haunted Hathaways)

Capabilities

User can hear and see/view ghosts/spirits of deceased and even communicate and/or interact with them, even if they have possessed inanimate objects/subjects/people. They are able to repel and run spirits away from an area, compel to employ an armada of ghosts, and may even view a visual conception of a spirit world in a trance if desired.

Well trained mediums are even capable of channeling the energy and powers of spirits making them potential host/conduits for channeling their powers through their bodies and manifesting their qualities for their own.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Ghosts can visit the user against their will; and will always come to them at least expected moments since this power attracts spirits.
  • Making deals with a spirit can be dangerous.
  • Medium Manipulation
  • Some spirits may not be benevolent, others may try and trick the user to do bad.
    • Some may be demons pretending to ghost.
  • Spirits may be able to occasionally possess the user.

Known Users

Cartoons/Comics

  • Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Shirley the Medium (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • John Constantine (DC Comics/Vertigo Comics)
  • Gwyneth (Doctor Who)
  • Princess Elena (Elena of Avalor)
  • Hellboy (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Aradia Megido (Homestuck)
  • Ghoul (Malibu Comics)
  • Wicked (Marvel Comics)
  • Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Voodoo (Marvel Comics)
  • Tamers (Monster Allergy)
  • Keepers (Monster Allergy)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Nightsisters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Jon "the Skeletan Man" (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose)
  • Vampirella (Vampirella)
  • The Incredible Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Chris Luna (The Veil)
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
  • Everyone (The Ghost and Molly McGee)
    • Molly McGee

Anime/Manga

  • Koyomi Araragi (Bakemonogatari)
  • Karin Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Yuzu Kurusaki (Bleach)
  • Tatsuki Arisawa (Bleach)
  • Keigo Asano (Bleach)
  • Mizuiro Kojima (Bleach)
  • Mizuho Asano (Bleach)
  • Don Kanonji (Bleach)
  • Toya Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Jinchuuriki (Naruto)
  • Ryoka Narusawa (Occultic; Nine)
  • Saitou Yakumo (Psychic Detective Yakumo); via his red left eye.
  • Shamans (Shaman King)
  • Xiao (Witch Hunter)
  • Yo-Kai Watch Users (Yo-Kai Watch)
  • Buck Hazeltine (Yo-Kai Watch); via UFO stone
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)
  • Individuals with 【Spiritualist】job (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)
  • Witches (Little Witch Academia)

Literature

  • Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Solomon Wreath (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Kat (Suddenly Supernatural series)
  • Rufus Wheldon (Locke and Key)
  • Max Doyle (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson series)
  • Bianca di Angelo (Percy Jackson series)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls)
  • Holiday Brandon (Shadow Falls)
  • Daniel Brighten (Shadow Falls)
  • Burnett James (Shadow Falls)
  • Francyne (Shadow Falls); can only sense spirits
  • Elf Bus Driver (Shadow Falls); can only sense spirits
  • Mrs. Galen (Shadow Falls); can only sense spirits
  • Della Tsang (Shadow Falls: After Dark); occasionally
  • Chase Tallman (Shadow Falls: After Dark); can only sense spirits
  • Feng Tsang (Shadow Falls: After Dark); can only sense spirits
  • Fredericka Lakota (Shadow Falls)
  • Perenelle Flamel (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Medicine cats/leaders/some warriors and apprentices (Warriors)
  • Shadowhunters (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Mundanes with the Sight (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Ida Holmström (Engelsfors)
  • John Hicks (Discworld)
  • Rosemarie Hathaway (Vampire Academy)
  • Daruxians (Los Hechiceros del Dragon)

Web Comics

  • Ghost Hunters (Devils Moon)
  • Spectrals (Paranatural)

Live Television/Movies

  • Danny Torrance (The Shining)
  • Ida May Walker (Heroes)
  • Klaus Hargreeves/Number Four (The Umbrella Academy)
  • Lila Pitts/Number Eight (The Umbrella Academy) via Power Mimicry
  • Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
  • Jeremy Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries)
  • The Anchor to the Other Side (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Amara (Formerly)
    • Bonnie Bennett (Formerly)
  • Oda Mae Brown (Ghost); can only hear spirits
  • Cole Sear (The Sixth Sense)
  • Vincent Gray (The Sixth Sense)
  • Chloe Sanders (Darkest Powers series)
  • Melinda Gordon (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Aidan Lucas (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Eli James (Ghost Whisperer); can only hear spirits
  • Mary Ann Patterson (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Gabriel Lawrence (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Beth Gordon (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Users of the Ghost Key (Locke and Key)
**Bode Locke
**Dodge/Gabe
  • Nathan Young (MisFits)
  • Allison Dubois (Medium)
  • Lafayette Reynolds (True Blood)
  • Witches & certain demons (Charmed)
    • The Charmed Ones
  • Necromancers (Charmed)
  • Whitelighters (Charmed)
  • Angels of Death (Charmed)
  • Claire (Angel)
  • Miles Straume (Lost)
  • Mediums/Psychics (Being Human)
  • Supernatural Beings (Being Human)
  • Benjamin "Benjo" Reyes (Kung Fu Kids)
  • Pedro Penduko (The Adventures of Pedro Penduko)
  • Juan Penduko (The Adventures of Pedro Penduko)
  • Corona Rona Catacutan (!OkaTokat)
  • Norman Babcock (ParaNorman)
  • Mr. Prenderghast (ParaNorman)
  • Agatha "Aggie" Prenderghast (ParaNorman)
  • Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas)
  • Witches (Hex)
  • Fallen Angels (Hex)
  • Cassandra (Third Eye)
  • Heidi Wyrick (The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia)
  • Lisa Wyrick (The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia)
  • Joyce (The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia)
  • Ethan Morgan (My Babysitter is a Vampire)
  • Nina Martin (House of Anubis)
  • Eddie Miller (House of Anubis)
  • Witches (Witches of East End)
  • Warlocks (Witches of East End)
  • All Superheroes (The Thundermans)
  • Alba Rivas (El Don de Alba)
  • Zarabeth (Witchboard)
  • Ruth Connors (The Lovely Bones)
  • Tangina Barrons (Poltergeist)
  • Lorraine Warren (The Conjuring Universe)
  • Dr. Miranda Grey (Gothika)
  • Edith Cushing (Crimson Peak)
  • Max Doyle (Mostly Ghostly)
  • Manfred Bernardo (Midnight, Texas)
  • Gwyneth (Doctor Who)
  • Cassie Bedford (The InBetween)
  • Gu Chan-sung (Hotel del Luna)
  • Kim Yoo-na (Hotel del Luna)
  • Latavious "Lala" Johnson (DC Comics/Black Lightning)
  • Several characters (How High); via Ivory’s marijuana
    • Silas
    • Jamal

Folklore/Mythology

  • Anubis (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Mictlantecuhtli (Aztec Mythology)

Video Games

  • Maya Fey (Ace Attorney series)
  • Pearl Fey (Ace Attorney series)
  • Auntie Poulet (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Zappa (Guilty Gear)
  • The Player/Ego (Ghost Master)
  • The Sorrow (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • Kallig (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Cpt. Xavier Jones (Clive Barker's Jericho)
  • Father Paul Rawlings (Clive Barker's Jericho)
  • Jodie Holmes (Beyond: Two Souls)
  • Joy (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Mediums (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Plink (Shantae and the Seven Sirens)
  • Mario and Luigi (Super Mario Bros. 3)
  • Kat (DmC: Devil May Cry)
  • Kat (Gravity Rush)
  • Marianne (The Medium)

Other

  • Toa Mahri Matoro (Bionicle)

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