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One way to indicate a MaskOfPower is having it float. Sometimes, it means that the mask itself is sentient.

Note: That doesn't include masks which float with other items due to SelectiveGravity.

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* The Noh mask in an ''Anime/InuYasha'' episode "The Flesh Eating Noh Mask".


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The Helmet of Nabu, which gives ComicBook/DoctorFate his powers.
* Johnny Sorrow's mask in ''Comicbook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' seemingly floats above the empty collar of his suit. However, when he removes it, his horrific true face can be seen, and [[BrownNote kills whoever sees it]]. It's not clear if the mask makes his head invisible, or if it's only ''there'' when he takes it off.


[[folder: Film ]]

* The voodoo masks in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', which represent The Friends On The Other Side.
** Also, the HellGate the Friends on the Other Side use to [[spoiler:drag [[BigBad Doctor]] [[Creator/KeithDavid "the Shadow Man" Facilier]] into the Other Side]] at the end of the film, which resembles a larger voodoo mask.
* The masks representing the ancestral kings of Atlantis in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' float and spin around the crystal that gives Atlantis its life.
** Also, at the end of the film, a new mask, representing [[spoiler: the now deceased [[Creator/LeonardNimoy King Kashekim Nedakh]]]] is actually constructed by his daughter and son-in-law upon becoming the new rulers of Atlantis, which then floats away into the sky to join the other masks representing the dead kings of Atlantis.
** And for some reason, the queens ''never'' get floating masks.
*** Maybe they get absorbed by the crystal, they seem to be the only ones that can control it while alive, and then the King's masks make more sense, they are a way for the kings to be with their wives forever.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The Haunted Mask from the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' series.


[[folder: Toys ]]

* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': the Ignika and Spectral Mask.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'': Phanto, which pursue your character if you are holding a key.
* Aku Aku and Uka Uka in ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''. Though a variation exists that they make the player ''invincible'' when worn.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': Near the end of the game, the titular mask [[spoiler:discards the Skull Kid and begins floating around on its own]].
** Jalhalla from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' seems to be this and uses a swarm of Poes to create a body.
* ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'': the Mask of Dark Earth floats around the mining operation, looking for a suitable wearer.
* Banished Pantheon spirits in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' manifest as floating masks.
* Vector Strong Bad from ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner StrongBadZone]]'': "YourHeadASplode!"
* Yamask from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', which is a ghost connected to a mask, the former of which can turn invisible.
* Some of the Tiki Tak Tribe from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' are floating Tiki masks.


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'': As [[TheSociopath Carl]]'s atrocities continue to mount, he carries around the Paul Mask [[ReplacementGoldfish to replace his friend that had run away.]] Things get creepier when it starts to talk back to him ([[ArcWords "You must finish your work, Carl."]]) and float around. [[spoiler: It's actually an indication that Carl's [[SanitySlippage sanity has gone off the rails]].]]


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Tarakudo, the BigBad of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' was actually about Princess Jasmine buying an evil floating mask at a bazaar.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "I'm Goin' to Praiseland", Ned and Homer build a Bible-themed amusement park, with their main attraction being a floating mask of Ned's late wife Maude. Unfortunately, it turns out that the mask is kept afloat by a leaking gas pipe, and their amusement park is shut down for that reason.