History Characters / DannyPhantom

16th Jun '16 7:48:46 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* {{Adorkable}}: Has shades of this with his clumsiness, shyness and other parts of his personality.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Has shades of this with his clumsiness, shyness and other parts of his personality.Of course. Geuss which half.
1st Jun '16 1:51:53 PM sorako
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* UnwillinglyGirlyTomboy: Sam enters a BeautyContest to try and prove how sexist it is. It's actually a charade for a medieval King Ghost from another dimension to pick a human bride, and when Sam accidentally wins, she is dressed up like a princess for the King by his lady servant. She even busts through her glass slippers.
27th May '16 2:30:43 PM theLibrarian
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* InspectorJavert: If something from the real world goes into the Ghost World, they are breaking the rules and will be arrested ''without exception'', even if a person from the real world enters the Ghost World specifically to remove something from the real world that floated in.
26th May '16 4:00:48 PM Taxima
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* MidSeasonUpgrade: After her initial hunting gear was destroyed, Technus secretly provided her with improved armor and equipment in the hopes that she would destroy Danny for him.



* ShipperOnDeck: In one of the most unique uses of this trope, Technus plays this as a variant of LetsYouAndHimFight. He pushes Valerie and Danny closer together in a relationship to distract both of them while he works on his larger plans.
* SimpleStaff: He's sometimes shown with a technological staff capable of generating electricity. It became a plot point once in a later episode.



* TotallyRadical: Tries to sound "hip and far out" around Team Phantom.

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* TotallyRadical: Tries to sound "hip and far out" around Team Phantom.Phantom in one episode.



* BatmanGambit: At one point, she began stalking Team Phantom when she saw that Danny and Sam were arguing. She was waiting for the point when one of them used the magic words, "I wish I never met you!" [[spoiler:[[ForWantOfANail without Sam as Danny's friend, he never became Danny Phantom]], and removed him as an obstacle for her plans involving [[MakeAWish a meteor shower]]]].



--> "No ''man'' may lay a hand on me unless ''I'' wish it!"

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--> "No -->"No ''man'' may lay a hand on me unless ''I'' wish it!"



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:His scheme to discredit Danny in "Public Enemies" actually succeeds.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:His scheme to discredit Danny in "Public Enemies" actually succeeds.]]succeeds]].



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Walker's eyes are solid red, and he's not one to take lightly.



* TotallyRadical: Her favourite insult for Danny is "Dipstick", something he's mocked her on before.



* {{Cowboy}}: His second appearance ditches the pirate theme for a cowboy theme.



* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: Youngblood's powers seem to be based on whatever he's play-acting as. From shooting cannons as a pirate to creating a lasso as a cowboy.



* NonHumanSidekick: Has one in the form of a skeletal entity that first takes the form of a parrot and then takes that of a horse.

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* NonHumanSidekick: Has one in the form of a skeletal entity that first takes the form of a parrot and then takes that of a horse.horse. His form is apparently dependent on Youngblood's current activity.



* PermaStubble: Johnny has a few lines of blond hair on his chin, though never enough for a BeardOfEvil.



* WindsOfDestinyChange: Anything his shadow passes through receives bad luck. [[spoiler:Danny used this against him by tricking the shadow into touching some equipment Johnny was using.]]

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* WindsOfDestinyChange: Anything his shadow passes through receives bad luck. [[spoiler:Danny used this against him by tricking the shadow into touching some equipment Johnny was using.]]using]].



* KissOfDeath: It's a blown kiss, but anyone who is hit by it is trapped in another dimension.

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* KissOfDeath: It's a blown kiss, but anyone who is hit by it is trapped in another dimension. If she doesn't blow another kiss to bring them back within a time limit, they're trapped on the other side forever.



* DidntSeeThatComing: He's rather surprised, though more amused than anything, to find half ghost hybrids exist in the modern age.



* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler: He considers Danny "a child" for wanting to be and doing good. Also, the fact that in the past he killed Danny's human half shows how deeply he must dislikes his younger self.]]

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* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler: He considers Danny "a child" for wanting to be and doing good. Also, the fact that in the past he killed Danny's human half shows how deeply he must dislikes his younger self.]]self]].



* MergerOfSouls: [[spoiler:Is a fusion between Danny's ghost half and Vlad's ghost half.]]

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* MergerOfSouls: [[spoiler:Is a fusion between Danny's ghost half and Vlad's ghost half.]]half]].



* PainfulTransformation: [[spoiler:Absorbing Vlad looked ''really'' painful. Some fans have speculated that in that moment, Phantom was fighting for dominance.]]

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* PainfulTransformation: [[spoiler:Absorbing Vlad looked ''really'' painful. Some fans have speculated that in that moment, Phantom was fighting for dominance.]]dominance]].



* SelfMadeOrphan: He didn't just kill his parents, [[spoiler:he ''[[AxCrazy killed his sister, his friends, and his teacher]]''...just to secure his own future.]]

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* SelfMadeOrphan: He didn't just kill his parents, [[spoiler:he ''[[AxCrazy killed his sister, his friends, and his teacher]]''... just to secure his own future.]]future]].



* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: [[spoiler:He's an older Danny with human emotions that cause pain removed, leaving him a sadistic monster.]]
* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler: Dark Danny is so ungoldly strong that he could never reappear and fairly be beaten.]]

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* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: [[spoiler:He's an older Danny with human emotions that cause pain removed, leaving him a sadistic monster.]]
monster]].
* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler: Dark Danny is so ungoldly strong that he could never reappear and fairly be beaten.]]beaten]].



* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Regardless if they are his old friends or his sister.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Regardless if they are his old friends or his sister.]] sister]].


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* KnightTemplar: The Guys in White hunt ''all'' paranormal entities to protect humanity at large, regardless of if they might be good individuals.
17th May '16 2:33:03 PM rafi
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* {{Badass}}: Is one tough ghost, capable of taking the likes of Vlad and Valarie and emerging victorious. It takes a lot for him to even show pain.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The former Ghost King, and the strongest ghost in the whole story.
* BadAss: Probably the most powerful ghost to exist and the only one capable of dual-wielding the Ring of Rage and Crown of Fire. Danny had to use his parents ExoSuit to amplify his powers a hundred-fold just to stand a chance and all he could do was knock the Crown off (and thus weakening Pariah) enough to shove him back into the Coffin of Forever-Sleep.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The former Ghost King, and the strongest ghost in the whole story.
* BadAss: Probably
probably the most powerful ghost to exist and the only one capable of dual-wielding the Ring of Rage and Crown of Fire. Danny had to use his parents ExoSuit to amplify his powers a hundred-fold just to stand a chance and all he could do was knock the Crown off (and thus weakening Pariah) enough to shove him back into the Coffin of Forever-Sleep.



* {{Badass}}: He's an all powerful and seemingly unstoppable ghost who destroyed half if not all Amity Park. We could say he's the strongest of all Danny's opponents.
17th May '16 11:44:33 AM KimiFW
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* PurpleEyes: Ironically, neither of her parents have them.

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* PurpleEyes: Ironically, neither Neither of her parents have them.them, so they could be contacts.
5th May '16 10:23:19 AM SoapheadChurch
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Danny. 21 years of experience using his ghost powers means that he has far better control of them, and a much broader repertoire of powers to draw from. Even when Danny improves, he almost never beats Vlad in a straight up fight, usually resorting to interfering with his end goal or using trickery.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Danny. 21 years of experience using his ghost powers means that he has far better control of them, and a much broader repertoire of powers to draw from. Even when A desire to close the gap causes Danny improves, to train intensively. While Danny does improve much more quickly than Vlad did, he still almost never beats Vlad in a straight up fight, usually resorting to interfering with his end goal or using trickery.
5th May '16 1:29:00 AM SoapheadChurch
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsability: A dark variation, but as his quote above says, he mentions that wielding a massive amount of power is a burden. It also serves as a mirror to Danny's actions, as he had been recently using his Ghost powers againat Dash and he responses to Pariah's statement on how one is supposed to use their power.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsability: WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility: A dark variation, but as his quote above says, he mentions that wielding a massive amount of power is a burden. It also serves as a mirror to Danny's actions, as he had been recently using his Ghost powers againat Dash and he responses to Pariah's statement on how one is supposed to use their power.
5th May '16 1:22:50 AM SoapheadChurch
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* KnightOfCerberus: Pun aside, the episodes he's involved in are the darkest in the series. Not to mention the two movies.

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* KnightOfCerberus: KnightOfCerebus: Pun aside, the episodes he's involved in are the darkest in the series. Not to mention the two movies.
4th May '16 9:07:45 PM SoapheadChurch
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* BigBrotherInstinct: To Danielle. In "Kindred Spirits" he's rather untrusting of her at first (for good reason) but when he learns what she is and she defects from Vlad he starts to become this. By "D-Stablized" he fits this to a T; her safety becomes his top priority, even ignoring the possibility Valerie saw him transform to save Danielle.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: BigBrotherInstinct:
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To Danielle. In "Kindred Spirits" he's rather untrusting of her at first (for good reason) but when he learns what she is and she defects from Vlad he starts to become this. By "D-Stablized" he fits this to a T; her safety becomes his top priority, even ignoring the possibility Valerie saw him transform to save Danielle.



* ClarkKenting: Different eye and hair color and a barely noticeable shift in skin tone is the only thing that disguises him as Danny Phantom. He doesn't even change his voice. It's lampshaded by several of the more DangerouslyGenreSavvy villains like Vlad and [[spoiler:Dark Danny]].

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* ClarkKenting: Different eye and hair color and a barely noticeable shift in skin tone is the only thing that disguises him as Danny Phantom. He doesn't even change his voice. Not to mention his superhero moniker is almost identical to his real name. It's lampshaded by several of the more DangerouslyGenreSavvy villains like Vlad and [[spoiler:Dark Danny]].



* CoolLoser: A classic one, as per usual of teen superheroes; Danny is outgoing, funny, dresses normally, acts normally, is intelligent (although lazy and, as previously mentioned, BookDumb), and as far as you can tell with the art style, fairly attractive. His only real problems include being a bit awkward with girls and ending up in strange situations in public due to his superhero activity. Yet, for some reason, the entire school seems to treat him like the nerd plague. It ''could'' be because Sam and Tucker are highly unpopular, but in real life, he would certainly have more than just ''two'' friends, even if he does hang out with two "weird" kids... [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents His parents]] aren't doing him any favors, either.

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* CoolLoser: A classic one, as per usual of teen superheroes; Danny is outgoing, funny, dresses normally, acts normally, is intelligent (although lazy and, as previously mentioned, BookDumb), and as far as you can tell with the art style, fairly attractive. His only real problems include being a bit awkward with girls and ending up in strange situations in public due to his superhero activity. Yet, for some reason, the entire school seems to treat him like the nerd plague. It ''could'' be because Sam and Tucker are highly unpopular, but in real life, he would certainly have more than just ''two'' friends, even if he does hang out with two "weird" kids...kids. [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents His parents]] aren't doing him any favors, either.



* HeartbrokenBadass: During the climax of "Fanning the Flames", due to Ember's love spell between him and Sam.
** End of "Flirting with Disaster" when Valerie breaks up with him, ironically to hunt Danny Phantom.
* HenshinHero: From human to ghost form.
** Subverted in that he ''can'' use his powers when he's in his human form, although it's very limited (only making certain parts of his body invisible/intangible, only firing a ghost ray from one finger, etc.). Whether this limit is Danny choosing to barely use his powers or Danny not being able to fully use his powers is never really explained.

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* HeartbrokenBadass: During the climax of "Fanning the Flames", due to Ember's love spell between him and Sam.
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Sam. Also the end of "Flirting with Disaster" when Valerie breaks up with him, ironically to hunt Danny Phantom.
* HenshinHero: From human to ghost form.
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form. Subverted in that he ''can'' use his powers when he's in his human form, although it's very limited (only making certain parts of his body invisible/intangible, only firing a ghost ray from one finger, etc.). Whether this limit is Danny choosing to barely use his powers or Danny not being able to fully use his powers is never really explained.



* KaleidoscopeEyes

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* KaleidoscopeEyesKaleidoscopeEyes: His eyes glow green when he's angry. Strangely, only his friends notice this.



* PerkyGoth: Kind of.

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* PerkyGoth: Kind of. Not nearly as perky as most of the girls in her school, but she generally more upbeat and cheery than Tucker and sometimes Danny.



* StrawVegetarian: She's a self-proclaimed "ultra-recylco vegetarian," which apparently means she eats mud and grass. She also openly admits in the first episode that she just does it to be different, but she doesn't seem to like meat all that much in any case.



* ButtMonkey: He's dumped on quite a lot and has saved Danny more than once and yet, he only gets thanked once and it's a "thanks for being my friend" that Danny throws out to Sam as well. Although it's heartfelt, the execution of how that came about feels rather tacked on and awkward. Later seasons have him either virtually ignored or usually getting victimized.
** It becomes part of the plot in "What You Want" when Tucker, after routinely getting pummeled every time Danny ditches him to save the world, wishes for ghost powers.

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* ButtMonkey: He's dumped on quite a lot and has saved Danny more than once and yet, he only gets thanked once and it's a "thanks for being my friend" that Danny throws out to Sam as well. Although it's heartfelt, the execution of how that came about feels rather tacked on and awkward. Later seasons have him either virtually ignored or usually getting victimized.
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victimized. It becomes part of the plot in "What You Want" when Tucker, after routinely getting pummeled every time Danny ditches him to save the world, wishes for ghost powers.



* OddFriendship: With Sam.

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* OddFriendship: With Sam. There are some implications that he's just part of the deal with her friendship with Danny, but they are still pretty tight.



* JerkJock: There's somewhat of a twist on this trope in that despite acting up to the JerkJock stereotype, he is also strangely prescient as to the future of most fictional Jerk Jocks, as he casually makes references to high school being the peak of his life and having to face a future of pumping gas.
** So...he's a GenreSavvy JerkJock? Gotcha.

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* JerkJock: There's somewhat of a twist on this trope in that despite acting up to the JerkJock stereotype, he is also strangely prescient as to the future of most fictional Jerk Jocks, as he casually makes references to high school being the peak of his life and having to face a future of pumping gas.
** So...
gas. Essentially, he's a GenreSavvy JerkJock? Gotcha.JerkJock.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Calls himself "King of Casper High". Although, as shown above, he knows full well his future is far from great

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Calls himself "King of Casper High". Although, as shown above, he knows full well his future is far from greatgreat.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Danny. 21 years of experience using his ghost powers means that he has far better control of them, and a much broader repertoire of powers to draw from. Even when Danny improves, he almost never beats Vlad in a straight up fight, usually resorting to interfering with his end goal or using trickery.



* EvilCounterpart: To Danny.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Danny. He's a prime example of what Danny could have been if he had used his powers for personal gain.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: His entire motivation is based around being desperately in love with Maddie Fenton, blaming Jack Fenton for taking her away from him and wanting to do everything in his considerable power to remove Jack from the picture so he can move in and take Maddie as his wife, as he believes is his right.
** Though in the alternate timeline where he didn't get the powers but married Maddie, he's shown to still be a massive jerk, refusing to let her do any ghost hunting that she had to eventually do it in secret. So the trope ends up being subverted.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: His entire motivation is based around being desperately in love with Maddie Fenton, blaming Jack Fenton for taking her away from him and wanting to do everything in his considerable power to remove Jack from the picture so he can move in and take Maddie as his wife, as he believes is his right.
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right. Though in the alternate timeline where he didn't get the powers but married Maddie, he's shown to still be a massive jerk, refusing to let her do any ghost hunting that she had to eventually do it in secret. So the trope ends up being subverted.



* StepfordSmiler: Type C. He may act pleasant, but he's a cold, heartless villain underneath the smile.
* UnusualEuphemism: Uses snack foods.

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* StepfordSmiler: Type C. He may act pleasant, but he's a cold, heartless villain underneath the smile.
smile. He's also unable to enjoy his vast wealth because it can't get him the one thing he really wants: Maddie.
* UnusualEuphemism: Uses snack foods.foods where most people would swear.



* TheWorfEffect: Has been on both sides of this. In many of his earlier episodes he almost effortlessly defeats Danny. However when Piriah Dark is set free he defeats Vlad completely effortlessly!

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* TheWorfEffect: Has been on both sides of this. In many of his earlier episodes he almost effortlessly defeats Danny. However when Piriah Pariah Dark is set free he defeats Vlad completely effortlessly!



* FreudianExcuse: Growing up around ghosts and two ghost-obsessed parents gave him a massive inferiority complex. He also suspects that his audience cares more about his ghosts than about him, which fuels his desire for power and attention.



* TokenHuman: The only human villain in show.

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* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Real name is Frederich Isak Showenhower. Given that he's a circus performer, this is probably intentional on his part.
* TokenHuman: The only (completely) human villain in show.



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: In the absence of Pariah Dark, he appears to be the de facto leader of the Ghost Zone. Most likely because, as "The Ghost Zone's Greatest Hunter," he's the most dangerous among them.



* EgomaniacHunter: Hunts other ghosts.

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* EgomaniacHunter: Hunts other ghosts.ghosts for sport. He even keeps trophies.



* FatalFlaw: [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] as part of her MO. She feeds off of negativity, which she gets by acting as a high school psychologist and picking at the one thing her "patients" are the most insecure about. For Dash, it's his future; for Paulina, it's her beauty; for Danny, it's his competence.



* FisherKing: His realm is incredibly drab under his rule.

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* FisherKing: His realm is incredibly drab under his rule.rule, but begin to revert as soon as he's defeated.



* StrawMisogynist: His views on women are TheThemeParkVersion of Middle Age social mores, meant to drive home his episode's message about about modern women.
* WalkingTechbane: Literally, since no modern technology can function in his realm.



* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow

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* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadowExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: In her case, it has more to do with being a punk rocker than with being evil.



* AbortedArc: The writers clearly planned for ''something'' big to come of his alliance with Vlad, since the whole of Reign Storm leads up to it and it's alluded to in Ultimate Enemy. But for some reason, it's just sort of forgotten about.



* KnightOfCerberus: Pun aside, the episodes he's involved in are the darkest in the series. Not to mention the two movies.



* TheDreaded: The Fright Knight, ghost of Halloween and ''nightmares'' serves him out of fear.
** Virtually this to [[UpToEleven ''every ghost in the Ghost Zone.'']]

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* TheDreaded: The Fright Knight, ghost of Halloween and ''nightmares'' serves him out of fear. \n** Virtually this to [[UpToEleven ''every ghost in the Ghost Zone.'']]



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He had elements of this, being an obscenely powerful ghost out for world domination, but without a terribly interesting personality. However, the MadeForTVMovie he appeared in featured major roles from a lot of the more interesting RoguesGallery members (such as [[ArchEnemy Vlad]], [[TheHunter Valerie]], [[MagicKnight Fright Knight]], and [[EgomaniacHunter Skulker]]), so it all evened out.
** It also turned out that the ENTIRE MOVIE had all been a plot by the resident MagnificentBastard ArchEnemy Vlad to make a deal with the Fright Knight... for a [[AbortedArc scheme that never happened]].

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He had elements of this, being an obscenely powerful ghost out for world domination, but without a terribly interesting personality. However, the MadeForTVMovie he appeared in featured major roles from a lot of the more interesting RoguesGallery members (such as [[ArchEnemy Vlad]], [[TheHunter Valerie]], [[MagicKnight Fright Knight]], and [[EgomaniacHunter Skulker]]), so it all evened out.
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out. It also turned out that the ENTIRE MOVIE had all been a plot by the resident MagnificentBastard ArchEnemy Vlad to make a deal with the Fright Knight... for a [[AbortedArc scheme that never happened]].



* AmbiguousInnocence: His research and his "Ghost Hunting company".

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* AmbiguousInnocence: His research and his "Ghost Hunting company". It's not entirely clear to what extent he simply doesn't know that ghosts aren't the monsters he think they are or simply doesn't care.


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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Averted. He alludes to Danny that he makes a decent living making non-ghost hunting inventions. At any rate, all of his more amazing inventions don't have much practical application outside of ghost hunting.
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