"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

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


User with this ability either is or can transform into an 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 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.

Known Users

See Also: Our Ghosts Are Different.


  • Sayo (18if)
  • Meiko Honma (Anohana)
  • Sanae Higashihongan (Invaders of the Rokujouma)
  • Reimi Sugimoto (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part IV Diamond Is Unbreakable)
  • Elizabeth (Maburaho)
  • Ghosts (Marchen Awakens Romance)
    • Alma
  • Ghost (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Kana (My Lovely Ghost Kana)
  • Perona (One Piece)
  • 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 (Folklore)
  • Banshee (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 (The Vampire Diaries)


  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ghosts (Round the Twist)
  • 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)
  • Freaknik (Freaknik: The Musical)
  • Ghosts (The Frighteners)
  • Sam Wheat (Ghost)
  • Ghosts (Ghostbusters)
    • Slimer
  • Hannah Stine (Goosebumps)
  • Armando Salazar (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
  • Ghosts (Poltergeist)
  • Pip and the Halloween Hound (Spooky Buddies)


  • Carrie Krueger (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
    • Ghostfreak 
    • Zs'Skayr 
  • Necrofriggians (Ben 10)
    • Big Chill 
  • 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 Phantom
    • Dani Phantom
    • 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 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
  • Ghosts (Monster High)
    • Moanatella Ghostier
    • Spectra Vondergeist
    • Ari Hauntington
  • Ghosts (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures)
  • Boo Boo (Ruby Gloom)
  • Mr. White (Ruby Gloom)
  • Phantasma (Scooby-Doo)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Dame Fedora (Zombie Hotel)

Video Games

  • 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)
  • Abigail (Don't Starve)
  • Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore and Boo the Cat (The Funky Phantom)
  • Ferry (Granblue Fantasy)
  • Ghosts (Luigi's Mansion)

Pamela Ibis (Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis/Atelier Series)

  • LeChuck (Monkey Island); formerly, before being reanimated as a zombie
  • Ronan O'Connor and Abigail Williams (Murdered: Soul Suspect)
  • Ghosts (Pac-Man)
  • Ghost-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  • Ghosts (Skylanders)
  • Bad Juju (Skylanders)
  • Masker Mind (Skylanders)
  • Izanami (Smite)
  • The Morrigan (Smite)
  • King Boom Boo (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ringu (Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion)
  • Bekka (Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion)
  • Lisa (Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion)
  • 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)
  • 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)


Web Original

Known Objects

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