I’ve spent the past few months attempting to figure out a framework for Ghost Physics in the Danny Phantom universe? Enjoy my crazed scribblings.
Cliff notes version: The Ghost Zone is our dimension’s 4D “atmosphere,” absorbing harmful trans-dimensional radiation. Ghosts are made of the Ghost Zone’s version of matter, called ectoplasm, a substance capable of 4D motion (video explanation of that), “toggling” how physical forces (esp. electromagnetism and gravity) interact with it, and storing huge amounts of energy. A ghost’s unique nervous system and encoded body plan (the ecto-signature) remains in the upper energy levels of the Ghost Zone at all times, remotely controlling their body. Danny can chemically change his body between ectoplasm and regular matter, and has both a normal physical brain and an ecto-signature.
Compilation of some of my favorite dialogues from the BNHA manga.
I really hope all of these make it into the anime, cause they’re all comedy gold.
Bakugou: Heh, kid thinks he’s an adult.
Todoroki: reminds me of someone I know…. Bakugou: AH? HE’S NOTHING LIKE ME! AT LEAST I DON’T KEEP ALL MY EMOTIONS PENT UP INSIDE LIKE A CERTAIN SOMEONE! Todoroki: relax… it was a joke.
Yaoyorozu: The more I consume, the more I can create.
Sero: kinda like poop
[Jirou punches Sero in the face]
Bakugou: KING OF EXPLODOKILLS
Midnight: I’d suggest trying something different for your hero name…that’s not gonna slide….
Bakugou:BARON OF EXPLODOKILLS
Midnight: Again…not gonna slide. Kirishima: How about Blasty McSplode!?!
Shouji: I’ll tell you now…I don’t have anything interesting in my room…
Mina: …more like you don’t have anything PERIOD!!!
Todoroki: ….Is this what they refer to as “minimalist”?
[Yaoyorozu offers to tutor people] Kirishima: [to Bakugou] Talk about a gap in personal virtue Bakugou: I’m plenty virtuous too fuckmunch!! Why don’t I tutor you till you’re a puddle of blood?!? Kirishima: Ohh i’ll take you up on that!
1. Can Kaminari never stop playing with Ojiro’s tail ‘cas its friggggggin’ adorable. And Ojiro doesn’t object so win win??!!!?!
2. I can’t even imagine Ectoplasm singing…like think about how after work the heroes just go to the nearest Karaoke bar and sing along to ‘My Heart Will Go On’
3. I swear Momo, you are the best. Momo-sensei. Please let this be a weekly thing so everyone can gather around the lobby and just listen to her ramble on and on about literature and calculus. I want Todoroki to be there just staring at her in awe
4. THE BROTP OF ALL TIME….CLAP UR HANDS FORRRRRR TODOBAKU! THIS BRODOROKATSUKI SET UP WILL SET UR HEART ON FIREE
All Might not only shown as a real, full-time teacher, but also the other teachers being completely casual with him. Look at them in the background - they’re not listening in or pretending not to hear anything out of respect. They’re just being normal about it and comment to their leisure. Toshinori is their colleague - he doesn’t get some sort of special treatment for being the former Number One, he gets teased like the others as we can see here:
Also, Toshi, are you talking about your sidekick or your ex-boyfriend, you utter dork.
Look at Mic. He doesn’t freaking care one bit that this is All Might himself. He just pops up in the background and is he usual loud and funny self.
"Ha, All Might is being sensitive!“ and Toshinori’s sweatdrop makes me think that this is not the first time this happens.
Somebody please go to karaoke with Ectoplasm. I call teacher’s night out with Karaoke and lots of funny photos and stuff.
GHOUL: completely dead, but remains alive through sheer willpower.
because of this, it’s impossible to change a ghouls mind on anything.
a kind of ghost that feels attached to its past, and pilots its old body with a nostalgic somber mood. they love old timey black and white movies.
WISP: wandering ghost free of avarice. travels forests and moors with no posessions to its name, all it carries is the memories of its own death.
HAUNTED PAINTING: the soul of an artist who worried so much about their work being appreciated after death that their soul manifested itself as their greatest masterpiece. however, this painting is invisible to the living.
ZOMBIE: a shy ghost who has never known a life outside of their body, and is working up the courage to finally leave it behind. deeply dysphoric about the appearance of their rotting visage.
POLTERGEIST: a spirit of a bratty child, cursed to be invisible but makes its presence known by throwing furniture around. it’s estimated that around 25% of all birds are actually dead, and are merely puppeteered by a poltergeist.
BANSHEE: a dumpster ghost from the sewer that screams and screams and screams, because it’s afraid of bugs and mice. as long as bugs and mice continue to exist, it will never stop screaming.
COMPUTER: a kind of electrical ghost created by humans. it’s good to stay on its good side, because it knows your credit card infomation and passwords.
CREEPING FOG: ectoplasmic entity, it forgot everything about its life, so its form deteriorated into a spreading mess. it’s the fate of all ghosts to eventually take on this form, where they will all combine into a single conciousness. to humans, this ghost goes by the name of “clouds”
SHADE: dark and sneaky spirit that lives in shadows. it latches onto others and follows them around because it lacks confidence, but unfortuantly this has lead to it falling into some bad crowds. despite this, it remains optimistic that it will one day overcome its anxiety.
TUMBLEWEED: plant spirit who bumbles and tumbles across the earth with no direction, and can only be moved by wind. it’s forever in a state of panic because it worries that one day it will get blown into a volcano.
MUMMY: when it was alive, it fretted about its body deteriorating, and ensured that it would be preserved forever in a tomb, however now its own body is a tomb, and its ghost is unable to leave. the only way it can be freed is if its body is destroyed, something it refuses to allow to happen.
picture of Nedzu and Toshinori, that brings back that one and only headcanon I
have of Nedzu.
Recovery Girl once said Nedzu doesn’t really like humans since they used to
experiment on him? And still, he has himself surrounded with humans in a job
with many colleagues and children to take care of.
that tells me that despite having made such bad experiences, Nedzu decided not
to act on those bad memories alone and instead choose to give humanity another
chance – to say that, okay, there were bad humans, terrible ones, but not all
of them are like this.
decided to help guide young humans and keep them on a path where they would not
become like those humans who experimented on him.
and most important to me – I highly believe that Nedzu not only chose the
teachers of U.A. based on how good they would be for the children.
chose people to surround himself with that would be good for himself.
Like… look at
the teachers. They are all different, with different believes and different
interests, but all of them share the trait that they are empathic (deep down),
they care, are selfless and protect. All of them. And that’s not only good for
the children they teach, but also Nedzu seems to greatly appreciate every last
one of them.
Look at how
he interacts with the teachers. He is always seen smiling when he is with them.
He climbs onto their shoulders, sits in their laps, hides in Aizawa’s scarf to
jump out of it for a surprise – he trusts those people deeply. And coming from
someone who has made such bad experiences with humans, that’s really something.
So, yeah, I
just assume that Nedzu not only wanted to create a good team of teachers for
the children, but also a sort of family for himself. If he has to live in a
world full of humans, he at least can surround himself with the type of humans
he is comfortable with, whose company he enjoys.
ok but: butch hartman said that the unworld is where you go if you mess up the calculations on a ghost portal in masters of all time, maddie stated numerous times that jack’s calculations were incorrect conclusion: vlads powers came from the unworld, not the ghost zone like dannys. it explains why he looks so different from most other ghosts - hes not a ghost, hes made with with “incorrect” ectoplasm rather than pure ectoplasm. plus it also gives a reason for why he had to spend years in the hospital rather than being able to walk it off like danny
All of my best friends Like to go and get fucked up. Then they talk about all the lives They never got to live. Oh they’re still waiting For some sort of invitation. It’s never coming along Oh no, you’ll get just what you give