Going Ghost: 20 Danny Phantom Secrets That Make Our Eyes Green With Power
He's a phantom! He also stars in a show filled with strange tones and secrets. Here are 20 things about Danny Phantom fans totally missed!
When you think about cartoons during the 2000s, the first one to come to your mind would likely be Danny Phantom . This cartoons series gained quite the cult following when it came out. And now, over a decade later, people still talk about this show. There are even rumors of a new series starting up that follows Danny’s adventures ten years later (we can only hope).
I can see why this cartoon would be popular. It had a unique premise, some pretty awesome characters, fun animation and coloring, and fairly strange themes. This was a cartoon that could be silly, but it could also be serious when it wanted to be.
But if you think about it, Danny Phantom is kind of a strange cartoon. Not so much in tone, but in premise and concept. After all, the show is centered around a boy who is half-human half-ghost, so the subject of passing comes up a lot more in this series than in your average cartoon. But there are a lot more elements to this show that are surprisingly strange.
And for many of us, these things didn’t really occur to us as kids. The show was actually pretty good at glossing over some of the heavier stuff, but that doesn’t change the fact that Danny Phantom wasn’t afraid to go creepy.
So here are 20 secrets about Danny Phantom that you probably didn’t realize. Think we missed some good ones? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below!
20 His Origins
You know, Nickelodeon kind of glossed over the whole accident that changed Danny Fenton into Danny Phantom. Yeah, the whole story gets told in the theme song and it talks about how his DNA got fused with ghost ectoplasm, but they kind of ignore the fact that this lab accident was extremely hard. And yet, you can hear Danny’s scream to know he was not having a good time.
What you may not know is that Danny actually perished during that accident. But thanks to the ghost ectoplasm and the machine, he became part ghost. He may have gotten cool powers out of it, but they came at a pretty high price. It’s a much weirder element to the TV series that they don’t really talk about in great detail.
19 Gives A New Meaning To "At War With Yourself"
For the most part, Danny’s human half and ghost half are on the same page because they are the same person. He’s usually able to transform from ghost to human pretty easily, and there’s not much distinction between the two. Until he tries to separate the two, and then things go very bad.
Imagine having half of you trying to eliminate the other half.
In an alternate future, after losing his family and friends, Danny tries to have Vlad remove his human half from his ghost half in order to stop feeling the pain. But things go wrong. Very wrong. His ghost half then removes the ghost half of Vlad, absorbs that, and then destroys Danny’s human half. Imagine having half of you trying to eliminate the other half. This dark future did not end well for poor Danny.
18 Something's Up With This Guy
Vlad is probably the only other person like Danny, where he’s part human part ghost. And oddly enough, he also got his powers through a lab accident caused by Danny’s father. (Maybe his parents shouldn’t be around dangerous technology... ) But Vlad, also known as Plasmius, isn’t as heroic as Danny. Quite the opposite, actually.
What’s weird about Vlad is not so much that he’s a villain, but his motivations behind becoming a villain. Vlad has two big goals: he wants to eliminate Danny’s father in revenge, and he wants to marry Danny’s mother. Seriously, this guy is a big creep who can’t seem to let go of the past. He has gone through a couple of decades in his life feeling like he’s been cheated out of happiness that was rightfully his, and now he’s going to take it by force. Yeesh, just let it go, man.
17 A Tough Sister
You could argue that Jasmine Fenton, or Jazz, is probably the most normal person in this strange family. She’s incredibly smart, a little over-protective of Danny, and she’s not afraid to speak her mind on things that matter to her. And while she doesn’t like that her parents are ghost hunters, she will go in and take down ghosts if it means protecting her family.
If you think about it, Jazz is peeling layers off of a ghost’s skin.
And that’s what she does when Spectra goes after Danny. But the method of how Jazz does it is kind of strange. Jazz dons a suit called the Fenton Peeler and proceeds to peel away layers of Spectra’s beauty, leaving her true appearance: an ugly old hag. But if you think about it, Jazz is peeling layers off of a ghost’s skin. She is way more hardcore than we give her credit for.
16 My Mind Is Not My Own
Mind control is always a creepy thing in any show. The idea that someone is making you do things beyond your control can be all kinds of weird. And it happens a few times in Danny Phantom. The most notable and creepy one is when the ghost Freakshow decides to have fun with our favorite teen ghost hero.
In his first appearance, Freakshow puts Danny under his control and makes him do his bidding, like steal stuff, commit crimes, etc. But what’s creepy is when Sam confronts the two, Freakshow makes Danny almost destroy Sam. She manages to snap Danny out of it, but there’s a moment where you’re wondering if Sam’s going to bite the dust. Plus, seeing Danny, who’s normally this dorky and noble hero, turn into something a bit more demented is seriously weird.
15 Who Even Came Up With These Flowers?
This show definitely went to some places. It did pretty much everything except show blood. For example, did you know that Vlad mistreated Danny in one episode? Well, more like he knowingly caused Danny intense pain in order to gain something out of it.
Vlad shoves Danny into a circle of Blood Blossoms, which traps him and harms him.
There are things called Blood Blossoms, a type of flower that is apparently excruciatingly painful to ghosts should they touch them. At one point, Vlad shoves Danny into a circle of Blood Blossoms, which traps him and harms him. Granted, he does this to basically get rid of Danny so he can take the Infi-map, an object he wanted for his own designs. But he basically shoved Danny into a situation, knowing it would cause him excruciating pain, and then left him to suffer. That’s just cold, Vlad.
14 Sam's Actions
Despite her appearance and indifferent demeanor, Sam does care a lot about quite a few things. She’s a big activist for animal rights, she’s always fighting against injustice, and she’s not afraid to speak out if she thinks something is wrong. But we never really see her as particularly violent.
But at one moment, Sam rips off the head of a teddy bear at the Gothapalooza. And it turns out that all of the teddy bears were actually goth kids who had been transformed (ghost shenanigans, this probably isn’t even the weirdest thing to happen). So, Sam basically ripped someone’s head off. I wonder if that poor goth kid still lost their head, or if when everything went back to normal, their head was intact? We may never know.
13 The Ghost Child
Considering we usually only saw ghosts whenever they were attacking Amity Park, we don’t really know much about what they do during their downtime. And we don’t know a ton about how they interact with each other. But they do, and some are friends, and some are more than that.
Apparently, ghosts can get it on and they can have kids.
In the episode “Ultimate Enemy,” we find out a bit of slightly strange information. Apparently, ghosts can get it on and they can have kids. The proof is the ghost Lunchbox, a ghost who is the child of the Lunch Lady and the Box Ghost. While I’m not going to judge a ghost’s personal business, it’s kind of a creepy concept that ghosts can reproduce. How does that even work? Never mind, I don’t think I want to know.
12 This Guy’s Got The Power (No, Really)
At first glance, Ghost Writer may seem like a throwaway character. He does show up only in a couple of episodes, and one of them was a holiday special. Compared to other ghosts that Danny fights, Ghost Writer doesn’t seem all that intimidating. But he’s a lot more powerful than you may think.
Ghost Writer has control over reality itself, and he can manipulate it however he wants through his stories. If you think about it, that makes him incredibly powerful. Now, he only uses the power to write his stories and antagonize Danny a bit, so I guess he’s still not that dangerous. But if he wanted to, Ghost Writer could totally take over the world and no one could do much about it. Maybe Danny should stay on his good side for a bit.
11 His Own Worst Enemy
Danny has quite a few enemies and they range from being annoying to downright terrifying. And we’ve had quite the variety of ghosts, from the child ghost that just wanted to play, to an otherworldly horror bent on taking over the ghost zone. But the most terrifying enemy that Danny has likely faced is himself.
Danny’s darker self is seriously scary.
The concept of going up against a dark version of yourself is nothing new. A lot of people are fascinated by the idea of the hero going dark. But Danny’s darker self is seriously scary. Dark Danny, also known as Dan Phantom, is the ghost half of Danny that merged with Plasmius and then destroyed Danny’s human half. This guy is a full-blown psychopath and raged terror on both humans and ghosts for years. You don’t want to go up against him.
10 Family Ties
There are quite a few strange things in Danny Phantom; you can’t really avoid it with the premise of the show. But there’s one element that tends to get played off a bit for laughs that’s actually seriously weird. And that’s Danny’s parents and their obsession with hunting ghosts.
Danny’s parents are unaware that Danny is part ghost. So, they have no idea that Danny Phantom is actually their son. What’s horrifying is that his parents want to capture and dissect Danny Phantom. They see him as a dangerous enemy that should be captured and studied/destroyed. So, they basically are trying to harm and eliminate their own son. It is just shown for comedy, but it’s a pretty creepy concept. Like poor Danny doesn’t have enough to deal with.
9 Vlad, Leave The Guy Alone
We’ve established that Vlad is a pretty creepy person in general who can’t tell the difference between love and hate apparently. In the beginning, Vlad’s big goal was to win the heart of Maddie, Danny’s mom, and get rid of his dad. But as time progresses, we see Vlad grow pretty attached to Danny as well.
He becomes just as obsessed with Danny as he was with Maddie.
In fact, Vlad brings up the idea of becoming Danny’s new father, saying he’s a much better fit and that he can even help Danny with his powers. Pretty soon he becomes just as obsessed with Danny as he was with Maddie. Seriously dude, stop being a creep. What’s even creepier is that many fans like to ship these two, which is all kinds of unhealthy. This guy should not be dating anyone, especially a teenage boy.
8 Half Here, Half There
Danny does have some pretty cool powers. Since he’s part ghost, he can do all kinds of cool stuff like disappear, fly, phase through walls, throw ectoplasmic blasts, and more. But there’s actually a kind of weird element to his very nature.
The fact is, Danny is technically half deceased. Since he is half ghost, part of him is literally deceased. If we want to get even creepier, we could say that his ghost half is possessing his deceased body. Since he did actually perish during that lab accident that gave him his powers, this isn’t a far-fetched idea. The point is, no one really knows just what Danny is. He’s human, but he’s also a ghost. He’s alive, yet he’s deceased. It’s all really creepy if you think about it.
7 This Teen Packs A Punch
We know that Danny has quite a few awesome abilities as a half ghost. But I think we forget just how powerful this teen actually is. He’s so powerful that a lot of the ghosts are kind of afraid of him. And let’s not forget that the dark version of him took over Amity Park easily.
He’s so powerful that a lot of the ghosts are kind of afraid of him.
Let’s take a look at his skills. Besides the usual ghostly stuff of phasing through objects, flying, and disappearing, Danny has a few other special abilities. He can blast ghosts with ectoplasmic energy, he can make shields, he can redirect electric attacks at his opponents, he can use his ecto-energy to make himself stronger, and he can do the famous ghostly wail. All of these abilities can cause a lot of damage to ghosts and humans. This kid is not someone you should anger.
6 Ghosts Have Feelings Too!
When it comes to the ghosts of Amity Park, we tend to think of them as another "villain of the week," another obstacle for Danny to overcome. And to a degree, that’s kind of what they are. They are challenges that help Danny grow. But we also forget that these ghosts were actually once people too.
In fact, practically every enemy Danny has (besides the Guys in White) is either deceased or half deceased. But these ghosts were once people with their own lives. And they’ve all perished in various ways, from something normal like a heart attack, to something tragic like a freak accident. It’s a little sad and pretty strange when you think about it. I don’t think many kids shows have this much pain and turmoil surrounding the premise.
5 He’s Still Just A Kid
We don’t really forget that Danny is a teenager throughout the series; the fact that he deals with problems at school just as much as he deals with ghost problems makes sure of that. Half the struggles Danny has is dealing with humans as well as ghosts. But I think we forget just how young Danny actually is.
This isn't some older teenager we're talking about here.
At the start of the series, Danny is fourteen. Yeah, when we think teenager we tend to think around 16 or 17. But while Danny is a teenager, he’s a young teenager, and he’s still very much a kid in some ways. That’s what makes all these things that happen to him that much more horrifying. This isn’t an older teenager that’s getting attacked, hunted, and hurt. This is a kid who’s just barely entered the teen stage. Danny, you are stronger than we give you credit for.
4 How Do You Cope?
Can you imagine losing everything and everyone you ever loved? That’s a pretty strange concept for a cartoon, and yet Danny Phantom did it. Though it was one of those “dark alternate future” scenarios. In this situation, Danny loses his family and his friends due to a freak explosion at the Nasty Burger.
What’s even crazier about this situation is this is what catalyzes Danny’s transformation into Dan Phantom, the evil version of Danny. But even without that, this whole idea is pretty horrifying, especially for a kids’ show. To lose everyone you ever loved and cared about would be completely devastating, and we see it in Danny. This Danny was completely broken, and it was really hard to see him like that. Man, Nickelodeon doesn’t mess around.
3 He Didn’t Get Much Time To Train
Most heroes with crazy powers usually have a little time to get the feel of their powers before they start fighting the good fight. And in some cases, they go through crazy amounts of training in order to hone their skills. But not Danny. This kid has been learning on the fly from day one.
This kid has been learning on the fly from day one.
What you may not know is that Danny only had his powers for a month before he fought ghosts for the first time. A month. Can you imagine? And this kid hadn’t been training or anything; he was mostly focused on trying to keep his powers under control and not alert anybody to his new abilities. But it’s thanks to that first fight that he found his calling. So, I guess it was a good thing. But man, Danny is either seriously talented or just incredibly lucky to have lasted as long as he has.
2 The Hunter
Most of the ghosts do have it out for Danny for one reason or another. The most common one was that he stopped them from having their fun, and now they want revenge. Or in Vlad’s case, he wants Danny to join up with him. But there is one ghost that had a more sinister plan in mind for Danny.
Skulker is a famous hunter ghost that loves to hunt rare animals. And he wanted to hunt Danny since Danny is a rarity, being half human and half ghost. What’s truly weird about Skulker is the fact that he tells Danny he wants to hunt him and hang his pelt at the foot of his bed. So he basically wanted to end Danny and put him on his bed. Okay, that’s just messed up.
1 A Perfect Plan
We’ve established the Vlad has a rather unhealthy obsession with Danny that leads to him to want to become Danny’s new father. Practically every time he and Danny fight, he is trying to persuade the ghost teen to join up with him. But things don’t stop there.
His plan was to make a clone and then eliminate the original Danny.
Vlad takes it a step further and attempts to clone Danny. His plan was to make a clone and then eliminate the original Danny. The attempts don’t really work, but he then creates Dani, a little female clone of Danny, who he then tries to use to take Danny down and then eventually rejects. Seriously, this guy is so messed up and so desperate to be Danny’s father that he tried to create a clone of him and then destroy him. Vlad, you’ve got some serious problems.
Danny Phantom Ghost Origin Categorization
First, for the sake of my sanity I’ll be limiting this to things shown or said on the show. Widely accepted fanon and wiki knowledge unfortunately do not count, and as usual Butch gets no say.
The categories are as follows: Confirmed Dead, which is self-explanatory; Presumed Dead, since most of the ghosts don’t have defined backstories; Naturally Formed, which were made from the Ghost Zone’s ectoplasm without any spirit attached; Artificial, which is also self-explanatory except for a minor detail that I’ll bring up when it becomes relevant; Concepts, which are the physical manifestation of a particular idea or natural force; and Other, for ghosts that I don’t have enough context to put in the other categories. And also Boxed Lunch. Boxed Lunch is weird .
With all that said, let’s begin.
- Desiree (died of old age, trauma of broken heart created ghost form)
- Sidney Poindexter (suicide)
- The Dairy King (cause of death unknown, confirmed due to picture of his living form in Vlad’s mansion)
- Cujo the Ghost Dog (euthanized, the only ghost known to have changed his obsession)
- The Lunch Lady (cause of death unknown, confirmed due to her knowledge of Casper High’s cafeteria menu and room layout marking her as having either worked or learned there in the past)
- The Flying Dutchman (cause unknown, likely drowning via shipwreck, yes I know he’s a Spongebob character but due to the Nicktoons games he and Danny have technically met, confirmed due to admitting it outright)
- Danny Phantom (electrocuted by ghost portal, instantaneous, only half)
- Vlad Plasmius (electrocuted by ghost portal, succumbed to wounds in hospital long afterwards, only half)
- Half-ghost Jack Fenton (electrocuted by ghost portal, succumbed to wounds in hospital long afterwards, only half, exists in alternate timeline)
- Hotep RA (cause unknown, confirmed due to originally serving Tucker’s ancestor/former self, Pharaoh Duulaman)
- Ember McLain (likely burned to death, fears being forgotten)
- The Box Ghost (likely crushed by rectangular containers, considers them powerful weapons)
- Penelope Spectra (cause unknown, lives off the misery of others, masquerades as a living human)
- Nicolai Technus (probably electrocution, might actually be the Concept Ghost of technology though it’s unlikely)
- Youngblood (cause unknown, dislike of and inability to be seen by adults may imply neglect)
- Walker and his men (likely law enforcement who fell in the line of duty)
- Lydia (cause unknown, loyal to crime lord Freakshow the Ringmaster for reasons unknown)
- Elastica (cause unknown, trapped under Freakshow’s control for an indeterminate amount of time)
- Goliath (cause unknown, trapped under Freakshow’s control for an indeterminate amount of time)
- Green Kid (cause unknown, trapped under Freakshow’s control for an indeterminate amount of time)
- Ghost Writer (cause unknown, might actually be Concept Ghost of literature)
- Jonny 13 and Kitty (cause unknown, likely a motorcycle accident)
- Baby Face Boyle (cause unknown)
- Klemper (cause unknown, very lonely)
- Some background ghosts
- The Kingdom of Aragon (specifically its people)
- Other ghost animals
- Blob Ghosts
- Some background ghosts (look at the happy green ghost that shows up sometimes and tell me that he doesn’t look sort of like an advanced ectopus)
- Skulker (it just seems that way)
- Ecto Food (Jack Fenton is making carnivorous green macaroni and cheese and will continue to make carnivorous green macaroni and cheese unless we stop him)
- Danny Clones (created by Vlad using Danny’s ghost form DNA, unstable)
- Dani Phantom (created by Vlad using Danny’s ghost and human form DNA, stabilized by failed prototype of ghost weakening serum created by Jack Fenton)
- Shadow (an extension of Jonny 13’s power, has a will of its own)
- Lydia’s tattoos (extensions of Lydia’s power)
- Sleepwalkers (extensions of Nocturne’s power, I think)
- Nightmerica, Femalien and Terminatra (created by Desiree due to Sam Manson unintentionally “wishing” to hurt Paulina Sanchez)
- Sayonara Pussycat (created by Desiree due to Paulina wishing to be as popular as the character, extracted from host by Danny Phantom)
- Tucker Phantom (created by Desiree due to Tucker wishing for ghost powers, extracted from host by the Fenton Ghost Catcher)
- Dan Plasmius (created by combining Danny Phantom and Vlad Plasmius after splitting them from their human halves in an alternate timeline, exists in the current timeline due to complicated Time Stuff)
- Freakshow (created via the Reality Gauntlet, existed for all of a few minutes)
And now we get into that other part I mentioned. Basically, if something has the ghostly aura (that white outline we all love so much) without being directly affected by a ghost, I register that as the thing having its own ectoplasmic field, and thus technically a ghost itself. The Fenton Exo-suit’s Phantom form doesn’t count, since it only has the aura if a ghost is piloting it. This is mostly just so I can add more things to the list, honestly
- Red Huntress 2.0 (created via a combination of the Red Huntress 1.0 suit and Technus’s power, you can pry this idea from my cold dead ectoplasmicly charged hands) (note: this does not make Valerie a ghost, just her suit)
- Skulker’s Body (created by Skulker; a robotic suit of armor infused with his ectoplasmic signature; motor functions, sensors, physical projectiles and flight system do not require ectoplasm to function)
- Car-Puter (remote controlled robot created by Technus, I know it’s from Phantom Planet but it was really cool guys)
- The Sphinx (I think. Maybe. It seemed that way at least)
- The Flying Dutchman’s Ship (an echo of his original, currently wrecked ship)
- Youngblood’s Ship (possibly an extention of his power, I’m not sure, fueled by manual labor)
- Jonny’s Motorcycle (the thing can fly)
- Clockwork and the Observants (spirits of Time)
- Pandora and her kingdom (spirits of Greek Mythology)
- Undergrowth (spirit of Vegetation)
- Vortex (spirit of Weather and Natural Disasters)
- Pariah Dark (the Ghost King, not actually a Concept Ghost but very similar)
- Fright Knight (spirit of Fear in general and Halloween in particular, right-hand man of whoever wields the Crown of Fire and Ring of Rage, usually Pariah Dark)
- Nocturne (spirit of Dreams, far less powerful than the other concept ghosts without aid)
- Frostbite and the Yetis of the Far Frozen
- Wulf (seriously, he’s cool, but Esperanto-speaking Wolf-man doesn’t exactly give me much to work off of)
- Monster Cat
- The Behemoth
- Vlad’s Vulture Lackeys
- Ember’s Band
- Poindexter’s Classmates (are they extensions of Poindexter’s power turned inwards or just the ghost versions of themselves, just as consumed by what happened to him as he is?)
- Pariah Dark’s Skeleton Army
- Youngblood’s Skeleton Crew, especially the Parrot
- Amorpho (shapeshifters in general, since I can’t fall back on my Warp Core theory during this)
- Boxed Lunch (oh, very much Boxed Lunch)
- Most of the background ghosts, especially the butcher with an eyeball for a head
Edit: Can’t believe I forgot the title. I should’ve just gone to bed.
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Warning: this article contains spoilers for Danny Phantom: A Glitch In Time ! Danny Phantom 's return in comic book form sees a long-term theory about ghosts confirmed in an amazing twist. It turns out that everything Danny and his friends knew about their most dangerous villains was wrong. After more than 15 years, Danny Phantom and his friends are back in Gabriela Epstein’s Danny Phantom: A Glitch in Time . This graphic novel picks up shortly after the cartoon series finale/TV movie, 'Phantom Planet,' where Danny is a public figure beloved by the now "ghost-proof" city of Amity Park.
When Dark Danny, aka Phantom, returns, Danny needs a power source to win the day. His search leads him and his friends to ancient ruins containing untold truths about the Ghost Zone. Tucker uses his translator to decode the ancient writings that reveal how the human and spirit worlds were once united. But a planet-shattering war divided the two worlds, leading to the spirit world becoming the Ghost Zone. The translation continues by saying all of humanity’s energy, including emotion, has a connection with the spirit world. With the two worlds divided, all of existence is doomed to fail. In a huge reveal, Danny, Sam, and Tucker realize the ghosts they’ve been fighting for years were in fact born from emotion.
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Ever since Jazz Fenton, Danny’s older sister, discovered her little brother’s ghost secret, she has been obsessed with helping Danny understand the Ghost Zone. She came up with the theory that ghosts could be manifestations of emotions, and now that truth is confirmed. Danny goes on to explain that his most memorable opponents were all born from an intense emotion. Ember McLain craved love from her fans, Desiree used her wishes to bring happiness, and Youngblood had a desire to stay forever young. Even Phantom was born out of fear and sadness after he lost his family and humanity in his timeline. But now the truth behind the Ghost Zone is revealed, Danny has a new mission.
Danny Phantom Will Unite the Human and Spirit Worlds
Danny has learned much from his time as a supernatural superhero. But even now that he understands where ghosts come from, it remains a problem that the human world fears spirits. The Spirit and Human worlds are both natural, and they're indelibly connected - as long as humans have intense emotions, villainous ghosts will be produced. While Danny has always been effective at protecting humanity, he'll need to become something more to heal this rift.
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Daniel "Danny" Fenton, AKA Danny Phantom , is the Half-Human/Half-Ghost Hybrid, and the main character of the television show series, Danny Phantom . Known as Danny Fenton when a human and Danny Phantom when a ghost, his primary goal is to save the citizens of Amity Park from the dangerous ghosts coming through the Fenton Portal. He is voiced by David Kaufman in the series and most of the Nicktoons video games and by Keith Ferguson in Nicktoons MLB.
- 1.2 Beginning
- 1.3 Becoming a Hero
- 1.4 Alternated Pathways
- 1.5 Known Identity
- 1.6 Old Friends and Allies
- 1.7 "Behold the addresses of a bazillion ghosts." Bright Future
- 2 Personality
- 3.1 Sam Manson
- 3.2 Tucker Foley
- 3.3 Jazz Fenton
- 3.4 His Parents
- 3.5 Valerie Gray
- 3.6 Vlad Masters/Plasmius
- 3.7 Dani Fenton/Phantom
- 3.8 Dark Danny
- 3.9 Skulker
- 3.10 Frostbite
- 3.11 Paulina Sanchez
- 4.2 Abilites
- 5 Weaknesses
History [ ]
Living with his ghost-obsessed parents since his birth, had had to put up with their unique personalities that often traumatized him as well as constantly being forced to listen to his parents ramble or instruct their children on how their numerous Fenton gadgets worked. However, this did nothing to stop his curiosity that one day changed his life forever. While in his parents' laboratory, he had an accident involving the newly built "Fenton Portal" , causing his molecular structure to be infused with ectoplasm. As a result, he becomes a half-human, half-ghost hybrid; he styles himself as a new persona as Danny Phantom, an extraordinary spectral superhero with a ghostly array of other-worldly powers; able to shift between the forms his human-half and his ghost-half at will, coming into a number of various supernatural/paranormal extraordinary abilities. Upon transformation, his normally black hair turns white, his eyes change from sky blue to ectoplasmic green, his skin changes from light to tanned, and his normal attire becomes a black JUMPSUIT suit - with white boots, gloves, belt, and starting from the second season, a " D " emblem with an inner " P " on his chest. The emblem is added by his friend Sam Manson in Memory Blank, where she is forced to relive the events leading up to his initial transformation.
Beginning [ ]
He made his first appearance in Mystery Meat; he has had his powers for a full month, but didn't tell his family out of fear of what their reaction would be. He also has little control over his powers at this early stage, as shown when he accidentally phases halfway through the floor at school. After a battle with the ghost of the evil Lunch Lady, he decided not to tell his folks and starts his long road of becoming a superhero to the people of Amity Park. In Bitter Reunions, he had met Vlad Masters , a millionaire bachelor and Packer's fanatic who went to college with his parents. Vlad became his primary arch-nemesis throughout the series, possessing the same half-ghost powers he does, only twenty years more experienced and with very different intentions. For the majority of the earlier episodes, Danny Phantom wasn't particularly a well known ghost. His major comeuppance in the Amity Park's public eyes came in Public Enemies when Walker, a ghost cop, took revenge on him by ambushing the entire city, going as far as possessing the mayor, and framing Danny Phantom for all of it, causing the public to shun the ghost boy. To make matters worse, when Freakshow took control of him with his crystal ball staff in Control Freaks, he forced him to lead a series of ghostly bank robberies. Since then, he has been consistently chased after by Amity Park's local authority, despite his intentions to still bring about good to the world. He had only his two friends, Tucker Foley and Sam Manson , and his sister Jazz secretly supporting him. And for a brief time, Paulina also knew and was helping him after she fell in love with him in the episode Lucky in Love when he had saved her and she found out his secret identity. However, it turned out that Paulina had been overshadowed by Kitty and when Kitty left, Paulina did not remember anything.
Becoming a Hero [ ]
He managed to succeed in Reign Storm when he fought against the evil ghost king, Pariah Dark and managed to lock him back in his palace. As a result of this blatant heroism, 64% of the townsfolk of Amity Park now saw him as good and as a hero. Since then, his popularity has soared, many knowing who he is, some respecting and looking out for him, etc. He also confirms to the whole town at this point that his true name is Danny Phantom and not Inviso-Bill. This also helps his standing in the Ghost Zone as he is now called by Frostbite The Great One and Savior of the Ghost Zone because of his actions. But, of course, the three people he needs to believe in his goodness: his parents and his at-the-time love interest, Valerie , who secretly became a ghost hunter and used Vlad's technology to hunt him, still didn't believe Danny Phantom was anything but a menace.
Alternated Pathways [ ]
In The Ultimate Enemy, he witnessed an alternate future: after cheating on the CAT (Career Altitude Test), his entire family, friends, and Lancer all die through a Nasty Burger explosion. Orphaned, he had no choice but to move in with Vlad, the only one who can understand his situation. He just wanted to have no pain after his experience. With a great deal of sympathy for the boy, honoring his wishes Vlad proceeded to remove his ghost half from his human self. As a result, his ghost half went rogue and split Vlad's human half and merged with his ghost self, resulting in the birth of Dan Phantom . After presumably killing his human half and blowing up Vlad's manor, he went on a ten-year world destruction tour. He does battle with his future self eventually and with the help of Clockwork , alters his future so that he can have a second chance to undo the damage he would have caused. Because Clockwork said he'd given everyone else a second chance, he deserved one too.
Known Identity [ ]
In Reality Trip, an encounter with Freakshow along with his Reality Gauntlet resulted in him accidentally revealing his secret to the general public, causing wide storm news all over America and a mad pursuit by the Guys in White . While avoiding them, he and his friends managed to gather the Reality Gems, then ultimately stopping Freakshow once and for all. Using the Reality Gauntlet afterwards, he then alters everything back to the way it was once was, causing everyone to forget his secret except for his friends, sister and his enemies.
Old Friends and Allies [ ]
In Kindred Spirits, he meets his sister , Danielle a.k.a. Dani Phantom whom he later finds out is one of the many imperfect clones that Vlad has made, struggling to make the perfect half-ghost son . He has sent Dani to fetch him to capture his mid-morph DNA sample for the final processing. He had managed to convince Dani that Vlad was only using her. Not believing it at first, she later figures it out by the time he yells at her harshly, causing her to team up with him and destroy his clone lab, including his perfect clone. Despite the fact she previously knocked him out before, twice in fact, he saved his sister from Vlad when he attempted to kill her. With Vlad defeated, Dani flies off, vowing to meet again. After getting lost in the Ghost Zone , he and his friends encountered a Yeti-like ghost named Frostbite, who leads a tribe of icy ghosts who idolized him as a hero and as the Savior of the Ghost Zone after defeating Pariah Dark . He later gained their help when he develops ice powers. Another important note is that in Urban Jungle, he stated that he was a duly-appointed deputy of Amity Park, meaning that he is now officially recognized as the town's protector. By the time of Forever Phantom, Danny Phantom's popularity has achieved a level comparable to a rock star's, as he is constantly chased by mobs of adoring fans and the news media. In Phantom Planet his identity is revealed to the world leaders and his friends and family along with statues of him holding up the world are used as a thank you. In Claw of the Wild, the Casper High students went camping for the summer; there the kids were kidnapped by beasts sent by Walker and his cops, at first to capture Wulf who coincidentally was in the same area as the campers and eventually gain his attention. He is later reunited with Wulf who once again had run away from Walker and his men. With Sam and Wulf's help, he manages to save both Tucker and his classmates, then declared to Wulf they are forever Amigos before he runs--free once more. In D-Stabilized, Dani Phantom had returned to Amity Park, seeking Danny to ask his help on stabilizing her. He found a way with a new Fenton creation named Ecto-Dejecto , which was originally meant to destroy ghosts, but ended up making them stronger, increasing their ghostly status. Managing to convince a reluctant Valerie , he and Valerie charged into Vlad's manor where Dani was currently being destabilized by Plasmius. He later used the Ecto-Dejecto on her, but it seemed to have no effect on her, causing her to fade away, leaving him to think that he'd failed her and that she'd been destroyed. Luckily, Dani returns from her puddled mess, now fully stable. After defeating Vlad, she decides to again venture off on her own, Danny asking her to be safe. Because of his family's and the whole town's hatred of ghosts and after a long period of calling Jack and Maddie kooks, weirdos and denying that ghosts existed at all, then being attacked by hundreds of them, he had told no one except his friends Tucker Foley and Sam Manson about his powers, and struggles to hide his ghost identity from his family: his parents Jack and Maddie Fenton and his sister Jazz Fenton , although she realized that he was the half-ghost in the episode My Brother's Keeper, and has since covered for him even after she told him that she knew of his secret identity in The Ultimate Enemy. She has since become a bit of a pain by trying to help Danny with her more mature outlook on the situation despite not really knowing what she's gotten herself into. Including keeping a log book of ghosts with woefully inaccurate information in it. Some of his enemies have also figured out his secret identity and have tried to exploit it as Technus did in Flirting with Disaster.
"Behold the addresses of a bazillion ghosts." Bright Future [ ]
After Vlad had ran for mayor in his hometown of Amity Park, he had to frequently deal with him as well as new and old ghosts, now as the town's duly deputized protector. Phantom Planet gave him his ultimate task when upon meeting up with Vlad's, Masters Blasters, he later questioned his superhero business. Zapping himself in the Fenton Portal again, which his parents had recently stripped back down to its original configuration, he regained his humanity with his only shred of evidence as half ghost being a white streak in his hair. At the same time, a much bigger crisis--namely that of a Dis-Asteroid aims for Earth, timed to collide in a week's time destroying the entire planet. With renewed determination, he regained his powers through multiple blasts from ghosts, affecting his white streak which further expands throughout his body, reclaiming his half ghost status. Gaining every single human being on Earth's attention, he announces a plan to phase the entire planet - so the asteroid can pass through harmlessly. Gaining help from a bazillion ghosts after much convincing, humans and ghosts to work side by side as they successfully save the world from disaster. His secret identity is finally revealed to a select group of people (mainly rulers of countries in the world), his parents along with Valerie and Damon Gray . With him being hailed as a hero all over the Earth. His one goal is to be an astronaut when he grows up.
Personality [ ]
At the beginning of the series, he is an average, awkward, nervous and friendly teenager. Like most teenagers, he has crushes on girls, occasional desires to be popular, a dislike of bullies, and embarassment about his parents. Unlike them, though, he is afraid of anyone discovering his hard-to-control ghost powers, making him go from being a geek to a freak. Not even sure about how to use his powers, he just simply longs to be normal and unnoticed by anyone. But after he fights the Lunch Lady Ghost, he realizes he can use his powers to save others from ghost attacks, and dedicates his free time to catching troublesome ghosts. This new-found sense of purpose begins to change him into a heroic, brave young man. Over time, he gained confidence in himself and his abilities. He isn't scared of fighting ghosts, mostly just taunting them and putting all of his energy into fighting them off. He also gradually finds Dash much more of an annoyance and bothersome. As he faces more villains and bigger threats, he accepted that it's his responsibility to save those in need of help, sometimes endangering himself to do so. By Public Enemies, although many people think he's a bad guy, he was still determined to keep protecting Amity Park from ghosts, his dedication paying off when people begin to accept him as their hero in Reign Storm. On the downside, he can sometimes become overconfident and impulsive, assuming he can defeat anyone easily or do whatever he wants without any consequences. This might lead him to use his ghost powers to take revenge on bullies, cheat on a test, or even just ignore an impending situation so that he can enjoy something. When someome like Sam triying to warn him about his actions, he can be ignorant and disagreeable, only to find out he was wrong later. Despite these issues, once he figured out what he has caused, he worked hard in order to set things right, whether it be apologizing or saving the day. When he's not worrying about ghosts, he is naturally kind, easy-going, and helpful. On the other hand, he can be very grumpy, frustrated, stressed, and mean, with the often of making very sarcastic remarks or with his eyes glowing green/red from anger. He almost rarely gets extremely mad or emotional, only taking important matters personally like Vlad and Dan. His ghost hunting often cuts into his school work time, but he does work hard after he puts his mind on the task at hand--except when he's lazy or distracted. Although he isn't one of the smartest person around, but he is clever at devising plans, having good ideas and using resources, like his powers, Fenton equipment, and friends with different talents. He loves making puns and exchanging witty banter during his fights, and while there's moments when he under-appreciates his friends, he is thankful to have them.
Relationships [ ]
Sam manson [ ].
A friend of his since at least the second grade, his friendship with her is not always as strong as the one he has with Tucker, in part due to their mutual stubbornness and in part to differences of opinions on matters, but he values her friendship just as much as he values Tucker's. The two held mutual feelings for each other, but his constant ghost fighting kept these on the sidelines and unexplored. Throughout the entire series characters such as Dash, Ember, Tucker , Mr. Lancer , and even his own parents have called them a couple, which both of them deny any such feelings despite their real feelings surfacing at various points, such as their two Fake-Out Make-Outs, used as a cover to distract people. Although they had their moments of distance from each other, as the end of the series approached the two began to realize their own feelings for each other, finally admitting such to each other in Phantom Planet and becoming a couple. In the original concept for the show, he and Sam were supposed to have a psychic connection, but this was abandoned with the only elements of it being mutual reactions to certain situations and their shared dream in Frightmare.
Tucker Foley [ ]
He serves as his primary best friend as the two often share many things in common as well as share in general. The only two things he and Tucker do not share is his ghost powers which made him envious of him for a time and his romantic feelings for Sam . And he often takes his side whenever his other friend, Sam , tends to berate him. He rarely ever argues with him, with the only times being when the two are on opposite ends of an issue.
Jazz Fenton [ ]
At first, he was at odds with his sister, often exhibiting hostility due to her more intelligent and slightly snobbish nature, despite her concern and protection over her little brother. In My Brother's Keeper it was revealed that when he was eight years old, the two had been quite close and talked all the time--before she had became, as he once stated, a fink and a conceited snob . As the show progresses however, she eventually mellowed down as well as accepted him as a half-ghost, often covering up for him. The two have since formed a much tighter bond.
His Parents [ ]
Like his sister before, he sometimes feel at odds with his folks. He at an earlier age once connected greatly with his mother, but they grew apart over time. While it seems he does not always feel safe with his parents, especially with their desire to hunt ghosts, including tearing his ghost half apart molecule by molecule, he still showed love and concern for them as much as they do in return. In Phantom Planet his parents finally learn he is Danny Phantom, and they easily accept him for it.
Valerie Gray [ ]
After Phantom Planet, she had officially becomes a part of Team Phantom and knowing of his secret. His opinion of her was anything but kind in the earlier episodes, as he was often not a fan of her egotistical and angry disposition in Shades of Grey, and Life Lessons. However, he later started to see her as a very close friend when the two had worked together in order to avoid Dash during Reign Storm, and she in turn learned to see his personality past his awkward status in school and by the episode's end, started to like him in a romantic manner. The two had dated briefly in Flirting with Disaster before she broke up with him over her current job as a ghost hunter with her still unaware Danny Fenton and Danny Phantom were one and the same. However, as seen in Masters of All Time, he still held romantic feelings towards her, but they were never acted on. Like many of his enemies, he had worked with her when the situation has demanded it, such as for their mutual survival, against a greater threat, or to save Danielle. She was last seen cheering for him with the crowd after he revealed his identity at the end of Phantom Planet.
Vlad Masters /Plasmius [ ]
He is his arch-rival and his arch-enemy, a mostly mutual feeling. He is often at odds with the other half ghost as he often has to resist his offers to join his side and be his son. However, by Eye for an Eye the two have become more antagonistic with him no longer seeking his affections. For his part, he takes it upon himself to constantly insult and defeat him every chance he gets, though when the situation arises, the two are often forced to work reluctantly side to side. Only in the alternative future set in The Ultimate Enemy showed him treating him as anything less than an antagonist. He and his friend's including Jazz, Dani, and Valerie often calling him a fruit-loop. He is also known for his obsession with his mother, Maddie. He is constantly trying to take Maddie from her husband, Jack, who thinks of him as an old friend, completely oblivious to the fact that he is trying to kill him. In Phantom Planet, Jack finally learns the truth and has a deep loathing for his so-called friend.
Dani Fenton /Phantom [ ]
A clone of opposite gender and two years younger biologically speaking, she is like him in many ways, making her easy to talk with, yet she is still hard for him to handle due to having elements of his stubborn nature. The two were on opposing teams until sha had realized that her creator, Vlad, was only using her and defected. However, she did not stay with him and went out to explore the world, though she promised to return at some point. She later reappears in D-Stabilized, searching for him in order to find a cure for her dissolving ailment. He had managed to find her a cure, and stabilizing her DNA. She once again decides to head off, but promises once again to come back for him. She makes a final cameo appearance in Phantom Planet, though the two had no interactions. Despite their knowing each other for short time, they already had developed a close brother and sister-like bond, always trusting and being protective of each other. Later on, his parents and Jazz soon find out about her and later on adopted her into the family.
Dark Danny [ ]
His Ultimate Enemy is his most hated and feared foe ever. Although he is at odds with his other enemies, including Vlad, Dan Phantom is a whole other story. He is, or at least was, his future self, but the direct causes that lead to him turning into Dan had been averted thanks to both Sam and Clockwork 's intervention. They have not encountered each other since due to his imprisonment within Clockwork's lair.
Skulker [ ]
He is one of the many ghost enemies he has to fight--but has proven to be by far his most persistent foe. During the course of the series he had tried to kill him and turn him into some sort of a trophy, beforehand declaring only to "plan on simply capturing you and letting you live the rest of your life in a cage before ultimately vowing to rest your pelt at the foot of my bed!" Despite their animosity, he is usually the first ghost he asks for help when a much bigger threat comes up, an alliance the ghost hunter is usually reluctant towards, but ultimately accepting of, if only due to the serious consequences that could occur if he declined. He is dating Ember McClain .
Frostbite [ ]
He had met the yeti-like ghost when he, Sam and Tucker were lost in the Ghost Zone . Frostbite and his people treat him like a king due to his contribution in saving the Ghost Zone and Earth from Pariah Dark's reign. He immediately considers him a friend and a mentor after learning how to control his Cryokinesis thanks to his training, and is happy to help him out, such as when Vlad had stolen the Infi-Map from him in Infinite Realms.
Paulina Sanchez [ ]
He is shown to have a crush on her, which is severe to the point that his computer password is Paulina Fenton. In the episode Parental Bonding, He asked her out for the prom, though she initially rejects until she believes that he and Sam were dating and she wanted to steal him from her. However, once learning that the two were not dating, she dumped him and rejected his further advances. After saving her in Public Enemies, Paulina developed a massive crush (an unhealthy obsession) towards Danny Phantom with her still believing that he was called Inviso-Bill, but she had continued to ignore and reject Danny Fenton. It is shown, however, that the crush on the ghost half is bigger than the rejection towards the human half in Reality Trip, when everyone, including herself, temporarily find out his identity, and she still likes him. As the series progresses, his feelings for Paulina fade to make room for his feelings for Valerie and finally Sam .
Powers/Abilities [ ]
He possesses various superhuman attributes as a result of his unique physiology. He can freely use a variety of ghostly powers. He possesses some of his ghost powers in his human forms such as invisibility, intangibility, ghost ray, ghost sense, healing factor as well a low degree of enhanced strength and reflexes.
- Transformation : He is able to transform from human to ghost and vice versa at will. His transformation into ghost form will often be accompanied by his signature phrase, I'm going ghost! or Going ghost! or saying nothing at all. Due to his transformation he can use all of his ghost powers such as:
- Invisibility : He is able to turn invisible. When invisible, he cannot be seen by human eyes or scanning devices with the exception to Sam. It is quite common for him to make only a part of his body invisible. He can make other people and objects invisible with him, provided that he is in physical contact with them. He can make himself invisible while in human form. While invisible he is still tangible, unless he also turns himself intangible. Though he cannot be seen, he may be felt by other senses, be it by touching, smelling or hearing.
- Intangibility : When intangible, he becomes untouchable, allowing him to pass through almost every objects as if the objects weren't there. He can also make other people and objects intangible when in physical contact with them. It is said to cause a slight tingly sensation. People can still see him when he is intangible unless he turns completely invisible as well. He can become intangible while human. While he can fly through just about anything in the human world, in the Ghost Zone, objects obstruct him just as they do humans in the human world. He can, however, transform back into his human form and pass through the objects there. As seen in Shades of Grey, Teacher of the Year, and Parental Bonding, he can, respectively, phase through lasers, fire and ecto-energy blasts, except for the energy blasts from Valerie's weapons. This power was of the hardest for he to handle at first, as he passed through objects without realizing, even after having his powers for a month. This power may be linked to his emotions, as when he gets nervous a.k.a. asking a girl for a date some parts of his body or clothes will turn intangible.
- Flight : He can fly through the air, sometimes at considerable speeds and heights, completely ignoring gravity. His top speed, by the episode Maternal Instinct, is targeted around 112 mph, though he most likely had gotten faster since then. He often uses this in combat, but sometimes will do it just for fun and relaxation. When floating or flying, his bottom half will sometimes turn into a wispy tail. Also from time to time, he will walk and run on uneven and vertical surfaces as though they were horizontal. He can fly in his human form, as Vlad although is only for a few seconds (Claw of the Wild).
- Software Fusion/Data form : Not exactly technopathy as well, but he can introduce himself into a computer software or more likely a computer video game and possess his own avatar, becoming part of the game itself. Just like Technus in the episode Teacher of the Year, his ghost powers and his avatar's powers get all combined. He can also change the appearance of his avatar. This power can also be an ability to become data just like Technus does. When he transforms into his ghost form, he had the Fenton helmet on which may have helped him get into the game.
- Dream Invasion : In the episode Frightmare he is able to get inside other people's dreams to see and interact within them, by overshadowing them.
- Ecto-Energy Strike : He has the ability to enhance his physical attacks with his ecto-energy by channeling the ecto-energy through his fists in order to enhance the strength of his physical attacks. He only did this when he fought Tucker Phantom.
- Ecto-Energy Ball : He usually tends to concentrate and release his ecto-energy, shaped like a sphere of different sizes. He creates a small-sized to large-sized energy sphere, then he fires it at his opponents.
- Ecto-Energy Waves : He uses this power in the episode Frightmare to protect himself from Nocturne's attack.
- Explosive Ecto-Energy Disk : He can put his Ghost rays' energy into a concentrated ecto explosive disk. He first uses this power in the episode Reality Trip to draw a happy face in Freakshow's hat. Later in the episode Boxed Up Fury, he fires these explosive disks when fighting the ten headed Hydra dragon. He seems to have learned it from watching Vlad performing it.
- Explosive Ecto - Energy Rings : In the episode Claw of the Wild, he is seen shooting explosive energy rings.
- Flashing Energy Ball: In Double Cross my Heart, he is able to create an ecto-energy ball that explodes in front of his enemies, releasing a great amount of light in order to distract and blind his enemies.
- Cutting with Ecto-Energy : He can concentrate his natural ecto-energy in his hands, which allows him to cut through objects as hard as steel, like he does when fighting Undergrowth and Nocturne.
- Repulsion Field: He can expel a large amount of ecto-energy from all his body in order to repel his enemies, similar to his Aural projection, but with much more power. He always uses this power every time he is surrounded by too many enemies at once. This is one of the many powers that he has developed that Vlad hasn't.
- Reflective Shield : Performing a gesture with his hands, he is able to create a planar shield with the ability to reflect any energy attack back to its user. He first used this ability in Teacher of the Year.
- Duplication : After seeing Vlad do it, he spends much of the series trying to master Duplication, the power which allows one to duplicate themselves. He had managed to properly use it in the episode Beauty Marked, when he is fighting the Executioner Ghost and he easily split himself in 2 though just for a second and later in the episode Torrent of Terror. Even then, he cannot properly hold it, showing he has yet to master this power though he did pull it off with the Ecto-Skeleton.
- Explosive Snowball: He can merge his Cryokinesis with his ghost rays in an explosive snowball, filled with ecto-energy. He only used it against Undergrowth in Urban Jungle.
- Freezing Snowball : He can generate a snowball that freezes everything it hits instantly.
- Cold Energy Shield : He can create ghost shields made of cold energy to protect himself from fire attacks.
- Freezing Touch : The power to freeze people by touch. He can do this from the inside out.
- Cryokinetic Constructs : The power to create tools, objects and weapons, out of Ice.
- Ghost Sense : He subconsciously uses his Cryokinesis to alert himself of the presence of nearby ghosts. It is shown to be a blue mist that comes out from his mouth and sometimes makes him shiver. This is literally the first power he used in the series.
- Ghostly Wail : The ghostly wail is the unique ability to generate an extremely powerful wail from one's vocal cords and mouth like a sonic scream with a ghostly moaning at the same time. The sonic waves are made of pure ecto-energy that can cause great damage to ghosts, humans and tangible matter. It is powerful enough to destroy the massive artificially generated Ghost Shield that protected the future Amity Park, and ghost proof restraints as seen in The Ultimate Enemy. It is also effective against multiple targets, or against a very powerful enemy, and almost nothing can withstand this attack. One side affect is that it drains his powers when he uses it, so he soon returns to human form after. Although, he seems to have become powerful enough to overcome this in Phantom Planet.
- Superhuman Strength : The exact amount he can lift has never been stated, but an educated guess would be somewhere between 10 to 30 tons. However, his full strength often fluctuates. He has been shown to be strong enough to rip reinforced titanium without too much difficulty, as well as lifting and throwing a dragon ghost, and knock it to the ground with one punch. In Forever Phantom, he holds up a school bus full of kids with no strain, but in Frightmare, he is seen struggling to lift a bunch of Sleepwalkers.
- Superhuman Durability : While human, he can withstand many hits and blows that would cause injury to any normal teenager. In his ghost form, his body is incredibly resistant to damage, and he also has demonstrated a high threshold for pain. His ghost tissues and bones are considerably harder and more resistant to physical injury than those of an ordinary human. In the The Fright Before Christmas, he is barely phased by getting brutally attacked by a giant nutcracker. In Ultimate Enemy, he is able to still stand up after taking many hits from Dark Danny and uses the Ghostly Wail to defend himself. However it is stated that Dark Danny didn't use his full strength, otherwise he would have killed himself.
- Superhuman Stamina : While human, he had the same stamina as an average 15 year old teenager. In his ghost form, his musculature produces almost no fatigue toxins during physical activity. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for hours before fatigue begins to impair him. In the episode Reality Trip, he was able to continually keep the Emergency Ops Center invisible for the entire night. He can also perform physical activity for really long periods of time without getting tired till hours later. His virtually inexhaustible stamina enables him to exert himself at peak capacity for hours, and possibly days.
- Superhuman Agility : In his ghost form, his agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete, therefore he possess agility beyond that of a normal human being. He can effectively dodge attacks, swing from things easily, sprint, do back-flips and numerous other gymnastic, athletic and martial implements with little effort.
- Superhuman Reflexes: While being ghost, he has drastically enhanced reaction speed, being able to dodge punches and other kind of attacks with ease. One of his best displays of reflexes and agility is when he dodges the pendulums traps inside Pariah Dark's castle, in the episode Fright Night. In the episode Beauty Marked, he catches an arrow in midair, using his bare hands.
- Superhuman Equilibrium : Probably due to his flight ability, he has the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He seemed able to adjust his position almost by instinct, which enables him to balance himself on a scythe, balanced on a rope at great high and perfectly walk on a wall like if its the floor.
- Enhanced Speed : When ghost, he is capable of moving and running faster than in his human form, but he doesn't reach superhuman levels since he is not a real speedster.
- Regenerative Healing Factor : He is capable of healing at much greater speeds than that of an ordinary humans. He has proven capable of healing from slashes and puncture wounds within a matter of seconds, minutes or hours depending on how injured he is, and even his suit appears to regenerate sometimes. In his human form, his healing rate is also enhanced, even though it is weaker than in his ghost form. It is unknown if he can regenerate missing limbs.
- Paranormal Immunity : As a half ghost, he is resistant or totally immune to several attacks or effects from ghost powers. Examples of this is when Ember's music could not affect him until she got more powerful, and he was immune to Spectra's ghost illness. He may also be immune to some earth diseases except for the common cold.
- Ghost Stinger : An attack that utilizes ecto-energy in an electric form. In Public Enemies, he used it to free Wulf from Bullet's weapon and defeat one of his goons. Danny also does a very similar attack on Valerie in Flirting with Disaster, which could be the same ability, only on a weaker level. Dan and Vlad both use it to weaken him. The fact that he has only used it when his enemy uses an electric attack may imply that he actually redirects the electricity with his hands.
- Teleportation: He has apparently teleported on a few occasions. During the final battle in "Reality Trip," he briefly disappears from sight and reappears in another location a short distance away. He also does something very similar when fighting Tucker Phantom. This however could just be him turning invisible and moving, except that we tend to see him when he is invisible.
- Ghost Tail : His lower body will revert into a typical ghost tail of intangible matter. He uses this ability most often to allow himself to move faster through the air. He ha known how to do this since he first learned how to fly. It is a fact that he keeps his legs' bones when he has his ghost tail.
- Spectral Body Split : He can force his body to split in half along the midsection, the two halves remaining connected with a trail of spectral matter. He uses this ability mostly to dodge oncoming attacks. He first learns how to use this ability in the episode Mystery Meat, when he attempts to dodge an assault of possessed shush-kabobs. He can also separate his body in half without any connection but only for a few seconds, and it seems to be an unconscious act. The first time he split like that was in the episode Shades of Grey, when Sam throws a book at him, and later in the episode Pirate Radio when fighting Youngblood.
- Spectral Body Stretch : He usually stretches his midsection to avoid energy blast from an enemy.
- Spectral Body Ring : This ability is nearly the same as the Spectral Body Split, except that the trail of ghost matter that ties his body halves together forms a ring. He first displays use of this ability in Life Lessons, when he dodges a laser blast from Valerie. It is not known if he was able to perform it before or not.
- Superhuman Flexibility : Due to his ability to manipulate his body he is able to bend and twist his far beyond the normal limits of human physiology.
- Weather Control (Temporarily) : After his first battle with Vortex in Torrent of Terror, he accidentally gained some of Vortex's power, allowing him to control the weather like Vortex. Although his powers were on a smaller range and seemed to end just outside Amity Park. This caused his emotions to be linked to the weather. This caused great problems, as described by Vlad, Your anger could cause cyclones, your sadness monsoons. They were later removed in his second fight with Vortex. While he had them, he caused a spike in heat so strong that it set off the sprinklers of the building he was in. He has also shown to be able to make tornadoes, electric storms and massive hurricane winds while angry, a tropical rain while sad and make it sunny while happy.
- Weapon Creation/Manipulation/Generation : He can create, control, generate, and manipulate his own weapons. His most common weapon is his scythe that he uses.
- Telekinesis: Visible only in the form of green energy emanating from his hand and the subject of the telekinesis; his ability allows him to fully lift and manipulate objects in any way his mind can think of. At the end of Boxed Up Fury, he used this skill to hand the Box Ghost a rake while he was working for Pandora. This ability is also used by Dan Phantom
- Aural Projection : He calls for a massive amount of spectral energy, sending out a wave of white light that repels any nearby enemy ghosts, sending them flying away from him. He first used this ability in My Brother's Keeper, forcing Spectra to release her grip on him. It takes the shape of his transformation rings, but does not transform him. This may be an outward manifestation of his feelings.
- Power Augumentation : He has the ability to momentarily increase his physical strength by using his ecto-energy. When holding back the Fright Knight's sword with his hands, he was able to garner enough strength in order to fling the Knight over his shoulder. When he does this, his aura started glowing brighter. He also used this power when he was trapped in an ectoplasmic goo web in the episode Doctor's Disorders.
- Wallcrawling : He can stand on, as well as walk along vertical and horizontal surfaces, such as walls and roofs. Though he is held against them by gravity due to his existing outside of earthly physics. He first displays use of this ability in Teacher of the Year.
- Back Slide : This allows him to zip along a surface in one direction without moving his legs. He saw a possessed Paulina perform this ability in Public Enemies; he first used this ability in Lucky in Love.
- Vacuum Resistance : It was shown in Flirting with Disaster, and Phantom Planet that he can be in outer space without using an astronaut suit and not be affected by stardust or cosmic radiation, though he still needs a helmet so he can breathe since he does not have the ability of self-sustenance.
- Ghost Flame : The Ghost flame was shown in Claw of the Wild. He can create green fire balls made of ectoplasm.
- Exorcism : In the episode What you Want, he is able to separate Dash from the ghost powers-form that possess him with simply using his hand. He also separates Paulina using a ghost ray; he can do this by overshadowing the person, although he didn't use it with Tucker due to his power. He also uses this ability in Bitter Reunions to separate Vlad from his dad, and in the episode Public Enemies when Walker's crew overshadowed Amity Park. The only character who shares this power is Wulf, who uses his claws to do so.
- Underwater Breathing: In the episodes Double Cross my Heart and Girls' Night Out, he is seen breathing and talking under water, via unknown means.
Abilites [ ]
- Indomitable Will : It should also be noted that he as a human or as a ghost has a very strong will as he is able to resist Freakshow's control over him. He is always helping people and he is willing to die for the people he cares about. During his battle with Pariah Dark, he was determined to not let him take over the world and he holds his own while only powered up by 4% of power and he still was able to lock Pariah in the Sarcophagus with Vlad's last minute arrival defeated Pariah. His determination allows him to fight on, even if the odds are on a stake and the chances of winning are almost none.
- Experienced Combatant : Although he had no formal knowledge of hand-to-hand combat, his powers enable him to execute punches and kick with superhuman force at an opponent and his career as a superhero and ghost hunter has given him plenty of combat experience.
- Fenton's Weaponry Mastery : He often uses his parent's weapons with great expertise and ease, even better than his own parents.
- Swordsmanship : He demonstrates some ability with the sword in the episode when fighting Vlad.
- Bilingual Skill : He learns to talk Esperanto with Tucker, in case he meets with Wulf again.
- Quick Learning Ability : Over the series, he manages to emulate or quickly learn many of the powers his enemies use against him, some of them with incredible ease, sometimes even without training. One example is how he can create a ghost shield after seeing Vlad use one without training beforehand. Another example is that he learns how to use his ice powers in just one day, with the training of Frostbite. Other powers he learns with hard work, depending on how complex the ability is. One of the powers he struggles the most to learn is the duplication power, which he has tried hard to master ever since he saw Vlad using it. He could not only learn ghost powers by just simply watching, but also learn Sampson's body language as well as the answers for the literature test with just one day of study, getting a A-.
- Experienced Pilot : He is an considerably skilled pilot, having a long experience with spaceships simulators as well as with his parent's Specter Speeder. He is able to land a spaceship due to his training with the simulator.
- Skilled Tactician : He is an excellent strategist, despite his relatively young age. In the episode Pirate Radio, he demonstrated the ability to formulate relatively complex plans of actions to infiltrate the inside of Youngblood's pirate ship, with all his schoolmates, to save their parents from Ember and Youngblood. He is also very good at improvisation, as he often manages to think of a plan that fits with the changing needs of a situation.
- Leadership Skills : Despite his unpopularity, he had demonstrated to have remarkable skills as a leader. He demonstrated to be a natural leader and can easily command respect and inspire others, like he did when he led his schoolmates to save their parents from Ember and Youngblood. Later, he convinced them to make a riot so they can get back the Nasty Burger from Vlad. But his greatest display of leadership was when he convinced all the ghosts from the ghost zone to save the real world from Disasteroid and thus saving their world.
- Strong Speaker: He has proven to be very good at speaking in front of large audiences in order to get the respect and their attention to lead them, at least for short periods of time.
Weaknesses [ ]
- Ghost-Weapons : In his ghost form he is vulnerable to all anti-ghost weapons, such as the Fenton and Plasmius' gadgets. Some devices can hurt him not only in his ghost form but also in his human form, namely the Specter Deflector. Over the series he has been depowered by several gadgets designed to neutralize his ghost energy such as the Spectral Energy Neutralizer and the Plasmius Maximus. Undergrowth's plants can also absorb his ghost energy weakening his powers.
- Ectoranium : As a half ghost he can be hurt by the ectoranium and weapons created with this same material.
- Blood Blossoms: when in their presence, he is rendered not only powerless, but also he will suffer in agony until the flowers were removed.Vlad referred to them as a primitive Specter Deflector . Since Vlad was able to stand near them in his human form, it is safe to say that he can do the same.
- Infrared Vision : He can still be seen with infrared visors as he still irradiates heat in his ghost form.
- Danny makes a cameo in The Fairly Oddparents episode, Poltergeeks , Danny is in his ghost form with the word Wanted on the bottom of the TV Screen in the Ghost lab.
- He wears both boxers and briefs as seen in Parental Bonding when his pants fall and in Reign Storm when he is given a hanging wedgie by Dash.
- He has gotten revenge on Dash by giving him an atomic wedgie in his briefs and dumping frogs down his pants.
- He has been given a wedgie twice, both times in briefs. The first was in Reign Storm, by Dash and the second was in Splitting images , by a bully in the fifties.
- The first time he had a "D" symbol on his chest was in the episode Teacher of the Year, when he fused himself with his video game's avatar to defeat Technus.
- From the beginning Butch wanted him to always ride a motorcycle like the "Ghost Rider" character in the Marvel comics. But once he decided to give him powers - and the ability to fly - he no longer needed a cycle to get around on. However, Danny can be seen driving Johnny 13's motorcycle to stop the Guys in White from destroying the Ghost Zone in the episode Livin' Large.
- At first, he was meant to be named Jackie after Jackie Chan, but then Butch decided to name him Danny.
- He is a certificated Junior Astronaut.
- Danny seems to have the likeness of comic book heroes Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Batman, Hulk, and Superman. Like Spider-Man, he was an unpopular bullied teenager in high school when he got his powers in a lab accident. He was also seen as a menace despite how many villains he fought. Danny has a major track record of delivering witty humor to most of his enemies during their battles and sometimes also when he's not fighting ghosts, and he sometimes has the desire to use his powers on bullies but, like Spider-Man, as he begins to mature, he become more responsible of his duties as a superhero. Most of Danny's personality appears to be based on Spider-Man. Much like Green Lantern, he is an expert pilot, as he was able to fly a space shuttle just by practice on simulations. Like Batman, he has gadgets and equipment that he sometimes uses to defeat his enemies. Hulk can change his appearance from human to monster just like Danny can change his appearance from human to ghost. And like Superman, he has a crush on a girl that only likes his superhero counterpart.
- The only historical quote that he actually knows is "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" from Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- According to the GIW he is " an entity of scale 25 ectoplasmic power".
- In the episode One of a Kind, we can see that his handwriting is cursive.
- Danny's powers seem to be strongly connected to his feelings, especially those that are negative such as fear or rage. It was the feeling of fear that triggered his ghost ray when Desire approached to him, and the feeling of rage that gave him his ghostly wail in The Ultimate Enemy, when all his enemies were haunting him for what he did. This could explain the power of his ghost ray and how it gets stronger and turns completely white while using it when he is angry in the episode My Brother's Keeper. This could explain why Dark Danny was so strong, since he was all evil. This could also explain how Danny's emotions were connected to the weather when he temporarily obtained atmokinetic powers.
- Danny is the only character in the show to have appeared in all 54 episodes, including four specials.
- Danny hated the holidays due to his parents constant bickering over Santa's existence, leading Danny in a situation when his parents didn't pay attention.
- Danny makes a cameo and is mentioned in Snafu comics title: The Grim Tales. In Grim’s flashback Danny is seen working at Nasty Burger and Clockwork brings up young Danny to Dark Danny. However he might make an appearance in PPGD.
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- 1 Mojo Jojo
- 2 Jimmy Neutron
- World of Danny Phantom
- View history
- 2 Motivations
- 3 Skills and abilities
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Known ghost hunters
- 6 Site navigation
History [ ]
In " Memory Blank ", while exploring his parents' laboratory, Danny accidentally activated the newly-built Fenton Ghost Portal , causing his molecular structure to become infused with ectoplasm . This causes Danny to become half-human and half-ghost and gain an array of ghostly superpowers .
In " Mystery Meat ," Jack begins the episode by giving Danny, Sam , and Tucker a basic lesson in ghost hunting.
The hunters met up while testing their new abilities, and figured out how to stop Lunch Lady Ghost , not without some mistakes and complications along the way. Danny Phantom gained confidence in himself. However, the Lunch Lady captures Sam and flies away.
Danny uses his intangibility to escape the office with Tucker. Tucker, with his enhanced meat-sniffing abilities, finds a meat storage room where the Lunch Lady Ghost is torturing Sam by attempting to force her to eat meat. Danny goes ghost again and fights the Lunch Lady Ghost, but she again turns into a giant meat monster. Danny and his friends escape, but Danny is exhausted from the fight and passes out in midair while carrying Sam and Tucker.
The next day, the Lunch Lady Ghost again turns into a meat monster, this time even larger than before, and summons meat minions using the meat from Tucker's protest. Danny goes ghost again and battles her and her minions. During the battle, Danny loses control of his powers, and he accidentally turns back into human form. The minions take this opportunity to grab Danny and throw him to the ground. Danny quickly changes back just in time to phase through the ground, and takes Jack's Fenton Thermos . Danny uses his powers to activate the Fenton Thermos and captures and defeats the Lunch Lady Ghost. Afterward, Danny decides not to tell his parents about his powers.
After their battle, the trio continued to fight any ghosts that escaped the Ghost Zone by through ghost portals such as the Fenton Ghost Portal and even natural ghost portals, along with doing heroic acts outside of fighting like saving a school bus filled with young children. While Danny and Sam developed romantic feelings for each other, they only acted as friends and partners, due to not admitting their feelings.
Motivations [ ]
Ghost hunters have a multitude of reasons for their hunting activities, some well-intentioned and some not. These reasons include, but are not limited to:
- capturing ghosts and studying them for science.
- destroying/eliminating ghosts from the face of the earth .
- protecting humans from antagonistic ghosts.
- for profit.
Skills and abilities [ ]
While most ghost hunters lack any supernatural abilities (with the exception of Danny and Skulker), many possess a variety of skills that are useful in ghost hunting, including:
- Knowledge of ghosts, including their strengths and weaknesses
- Knowledge and skill in using ghost-hunting weaponry and equipment
- Knowledge in hand-to-hand combat (varying from basic fighting to martial arts mastery)
- Other specialized skills (such as Tucker's knowledge of technology)
Equipment [ ]
While ghosts and half-ghosts who hunt and fight other ghosts have supernatural powers to aid their quests, they and humans usually use a variety of ecto-weapons and other equipment designed for ghost-hunting. Some examples of these tools are:
- Fenton Thermos : The Fenton Thermos can capture ghosts, allowing hunters to later dispose of the caught ghosts into the Ghost Zone .
- Ghost Assault Vehicle : The Fentons' RV has a wide array of blasters and other weapons.
- Fenton Finder : Jack and Maddie Fenton use the Fenton Finder to track down a ghost's location.
- Fenton Wrist Ray : The wrist ray is a small device that shoots an ectoplasmic energy ray.
- Skulker's suit : Since Skulker is a small blob-like ghost, he wears a suit of armor equipped with ecto-weapons to hunt down other ghosts.
- Blood Blossoms : Blood Blossoms are flowers with anti-supernatural properties that were used in the 1600s as a primitive ghost trap.
Known ghost hunters [ ]
- 1 Danny Phantom (character)
- 2 Ember McLain
- 3 Vlad Plasmius