Ghost Mimicry

Ghost Mimicry – The ability to become a ghost and/or mimic ghostly powers.  DC seems to have the monopoly as opposed to Marvel on actual ghosts that are major characters.

The Spectre (DC) started out as a ghost character but is now more an avenging spirit (The Spectre V2 #1).

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My favorite comic book ghost is Deadman (DC Who’s Who V1 #6).

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Deadman has the ability to pass on his powers to a another being and makes Nightwing (DC) into the new Deadman in Injustice – Gods Among Us – Year Three #10.

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DC has a supervillain ghost!  The Gentleman Ghost (DC) is pictured below (DC Who’s Who V1 #9).

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The DC universe also has the very strange Haunted Tank (Haunted Tank #1)!

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The Dead Boy Detectives (Vertigo) are the latest DC ghost heroes.

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Nemesis was a ghostly superhero at the American Comics Group (ACG) that was introduced in Adventures into the Unknown #154.

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Mr. Justice was one of the first ghost superheroes (Blue Ribbon Comics V1 #9).

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John Kowalski (Marvel) is a character that is very similar to DC’s Deadman but is a minor character (Marvel Legacy: The 70’s Handbook #1).

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The Ghost Patrol (DC) was a Golden Age ghostly team (DC Who’s Who V1 #9).

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DC also seems to have a lot more one shot ghosts than Marvel (World’s Finest V1 #139, Blackhawk V1 #127, Adventure Comics V1 #357, Superman V1 #186, Action Comics V1 #595).

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Mort is a teenage ghost that is the protagonist in Mort the Dead Teenager V1 #1 (Marvel).

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In Corktown (Alterna), Detective Torrie Brandstaetter is a ghost helping her partner to stop her reanimated body from committing murders (Alterna AnniverSERIES – Character Guide).

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Danny Phantom is not a ghost but has ghostly powers.

The Spirit of the Marines is quite literally a spirit in Devil Dog Comics #1 (Street & Smith).

Sergeant Spook is the guardian of a young boy in Blue Bolt V4 #1 (Novelty Press).

Ghostly dogs have a conversation in Reggie and Me #5 (Archie).

Dungeon and Dragons has a huge number of ghosts!

Alley Reaper – Creature Collection I

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Banshee – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual

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Bottle-Imp – Creature Collection I

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Butcher Spirit – Creature Collection I

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Casura – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2

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Chardun – Slain-Creature Collection I

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Deathshrieker – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual III

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Dread Wraith – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual I

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Drowned – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual III

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Ekimmu – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2

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Ephemeral Swarm – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual III

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Fey Lingerer – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2

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Forsakken Spirit – Creature Collection III. Savage Bestiary

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Ghost Legionnaire – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2

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Ghostfreak – Ben 10

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Ghost – World of Warcraft Monster Guide

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Haunt – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual

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Ice Haunt – Creature Collection I

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Inn-Wight – Creature Collection I

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Ker – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2

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Koliahathra – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2

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Love-Scorned Soul – Creature Collection III. Savage Bestiary

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Mist Reaper – Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie

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Mistwalker – Creature Collection I

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Poltergeist – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual

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Seeker’s Bane – Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie

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Specter – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 1

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Spectral Plant – Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie

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Spectral Scion – TSR 2173 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 4

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Unbegotten – Creature Collection III. Savage Bestiary

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Unhallowed – Faithless Knight-Creature Collection I

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Unhallowed – False Lover-Creature Collection I

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Unhallowed – Forsaken Priest-Creature Collection I

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Unhallowed – Treacherous Thief-Creature Collection I

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Unholy Child – Creature Collection I

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Well Spirit – Creature Collection I

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Wraith – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 1

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Wraith – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual

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Trading Card Games have a huge number of ghosts and ghost related cards!

Alto Ghost

All Souls Day

Baritone Ghost

Bass Ghost

Black Feather Shadow of Rage

Dark Raven Shadow of Grief

Darkness Azaghast Tyrant of Shadows

Demented Shadow

Dolmarks the Shadow Warrior

Dream Pirate Shadow of Theft

Frost Specter Shadow of Age

Galek the Shadow Warrior

Gazer Eyes Shadow of Secrets

Ghost Assassin

Ghost Being of Ib

Ghost Bog

Ghost Breaker

Ghost Crew Pirate

Ghost Eater

Ghost Face

Ghost Image

Ghost in the Machine

Ghost Infestation

Ghost Knight of Jackal

Ghost Machine

Ghost Pixie

Ghost Raptor Attack

Ghost Raptor Membership

Ghost Rock Detector

Ghost Rock Fever

Ghost Ship Sighted

Ghost Ship

Ghost Stump

Ghost Touch

Ghost Train

Ghost Warriors

Ghost Wolf

Ghostly Informant

Ghostly Messenger

Ghostly Seducer Standard

Ghosts

Give up the Ghost

Gray Balloon Shadow of Greed

Grim Soul Shadow of Reversal

Ice Vapor Shadow of Anguish

Jack Viper Shadow of Doom

Masked Horror Shadow of Scorn

Melnia the Aqua Shadow

Mirror Dancer

Mummy Wrap Shadow of Fatigue

Night Master Shadow of Decay

Osha Shadowdrinker

Out of the Shadows

Pointa the Aqua Shadow

Primerunner Ghost Who Walks Samurai

Scream Slicer Shadow of Fear

Shadow Moon Cursed Shade

Shadowy Spirits

Soprano Ghost

Souls of the Fallen

Souls of the Forgotten

Spark Chemist Shadow of Whim

Tenor Ghost

The Ghost

Wailing Shadow Belbetphlo

Wisp Howler Shadow of Tears

Wolf Shadow

Zero Nemesis Shadow of Panic

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