Aaah it’s just a theory I had adapted after seeing Danny’s out-of-whack transformations so often in the first season. It’s not strictly Pitch Pearl, I just use it to give the pair a canonical basis (if only in my head)
But uh…basically, the theory twists the animation lapse between transformations
and rewrites the phenomenon into expressing how Danny and his ghost half (whether his own being or not) are out-of-step and not entirely one. So it explains why, when Danny transforms, Phantom’s and his expressions and postures don’t always match
Sort of as if there are two minds in one body.
(And also explains why Danny struggles to control his powers at first—because he and his ghost half are disjointed)
But it’s only for the first season, because as the series progresses, human and ghost steadily sync more smoothly. “Evidenced” by how, in What You Want, the Ghost Catcher separation produced an incorporeal Danny Phantom that could easily re-merge with Fenton, but later fully divided the two halves in Identity Crisis without allowing for easy reunion (even going so far as to split their jointed personalities).
*coughs* And the dormant ghost energy taking root inside Danny’s hair even after he eradicates his ghost half in Phantom Planet (showing how tightly ghost and human have, mm, bonded I suppose).
Not sure how much that made sense. Eheh, I don’t know, crazy shippers always find canon evidence for their OTP, right? :P