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Future Sylar (Heroes) pulling Future Peter through a door.

Power/Ability to:

Pass through physical matter.

The ability to pass through physical matter.

Also Called

  • Insubstantiality
  • Ghosting
  • Phasing
  • Quantum Phasing
  • Quantum Tunneling


User is able to move through objects and ignore most physical effects in their way, exact means how this is done vary between slipping partially into other dimensions, being able to make their own particles move between other particles, being non-physical being of energy, vibrating their molecules into a new quantum frequency, etc. Regardless the user is able to ignore most attacks, physical dangers and gravity.






  • May need to hold their breath while inside solid objects.
  • Some materials/effects may be un-passable.
  • Density of object may affect ability's effectiveness.
  • May be affected by energy or mystical effects.
  • Users may activate this power accidentally.
  • Some users may be limited in terms of effect (some may only be able to allow physical attacks to phase through their bodies, for example).
  • Intangibility Cancellation makes this power useless.
  • Electricity can bridge the molecules in quantum phasing.
  • May only be able to phase certain parts of the body.

Known Users

  • Rinka Urushiba (Tokyo ESP)
  • Keith (Fairy Tail)
  • Bob (Fairy Tail)
  • Spirits (Various)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Cipher (Marvel)
  • Shadowcat (Marvel)
  • Astra (Marvel)
  • The Silver Surfer (Marvel)
  • Neophyte (Marvel)
  • Vision (Marvel)
  • The Wink (Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects)
  • Victor/Ángel (Los Protegidos)
  • Martian Manhunter (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Users of Speed Force (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Girl (DC Comics)
  • Firestorm (DC Comics)
  • Icon (DC Comics)
  • Whitney Fordman (Smallville); temporary, due to a kryptonite tattoo.
  • Izabel (Image Comics/Saga)
  • D.L. Hawkins (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Samir Mellouk (Heroes)
  • Felipe Acerra (Heroes)
  • Arnold Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
  • Mira Nova (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Danni Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Vlad Masters/Plasimus (Danny Phantom)
  • All ghosts (Danny Phantom)
  • Jack Landors/S.P.D. Red Ranger (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • Eighth Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Krika (Bionicle)
  • Lucy Sartipa via Diamond rosemary (Guardian Archangels)
  • Seth (Race To Witch Mountain)
  • Leah (5ive Girls)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto); via Kamui
  • Delsin Rowe (InFamous: Second Son)
  • Ghostfreak (Ben 10)
  • Necrofriggians (Ben 10)
  • Big Chill (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Ultimate Big Chill (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • AmpFibian (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Ra'ad (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Tyki Mikk (D.Gray-Man)
  • Wraith (Wild Cards series)
  • Antauri (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Girania (NiGHTS Journey into Dreams)
  • Boo (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou)
  • Otome Yunomae (Medaka Box)
  • The Through (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • White Rabbit (Soul Eater)
  • Fi (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Perona (One Piece); via astral projection
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Summertime Song (Regular Show)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Masselin (Charmed)
  • Tuatha (Charmed)
  • Drazi (Charmed)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Tanya (Batman & Dracula: Red Rain)
  • Serpent's Tail (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Edgar Badlock (Charlie Bone)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Hunter Ing (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  • Shinigami (Death Note)
  • Toa Tuyet (Bionicle)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Ruben Hagi (Los Unicos)
  • Alex (Twitches)
  • Camryn (Twitches)
  • Ileana (Twitches)
  • Karsh (Twitches)
  • Miranda (Twitches)
  • Aron (Twitches)
  • Darkness (Twitches)
  • Ghosts (Shadow Falls)
  • Santa Sasaki (UQ Holder)
  • Spectres and people possessed by XANA (Code Lyoko)
  • Ninjas (Code Lyoko Evolution)
  • Julieta Bladimof (Chica Vampiro)
  • Lilith (Borderlands 1+2)
  • Ray (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Miles (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Louie (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Glenda (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Spectre (DC Comics/Tangent Comics: Superman's Reign)
  • SCP-106 (SCP Containment Breach)
  • Hank Daughtry (inFamous:Second Son)
  • Jibril (No Game No Life)
  • Tangeans (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command)
  • Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving (Adventure Time)
  • Agent Blaylock (Mighty Med)
  • Dr. Wrath (Mighty Med)
  • Skylar Storm (Mighty Med)
  • Reverend Henry Kane (Poltergeist series)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Mansion)
  • Ghosts (The Frighteners)
  • Adam Stone (Bomb Squad)
  • Ghost (TF2 Freak)
  • The Twins (The Matrix Reloaded)
  • Moanatella Ghostier (Monster High)
  • Spectra Vondergeist (Monster High)
  • Phantom (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ghost (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star) via Muso Tensei
  • Raoh (Fist of the North Star) via Muso Tensei

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