A fictional character or creature that is just a head (as opposed to a WaddlingHead or someone who's recently [[LosingYourHead lost their head]]) that can also fly, hover, or just get around under its own power.

Comes in a few artistically styles
* [[DemBones Flying skull]] or {{Robot|Buddy}}: usually some form of AttackDrone but occasionally more powerful than a similar character with a full body.
* FloatingMask: sometimes causes DemonicPossession.
* [[SkullForAHead Skull]] or [[CoresAndTurretsBoss Core]] with a [[MadeOfAir less real body]]: Such as a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]] or [[BlobMonster slime]] with an ectoplasmic body and a bony skull or a robot with a mechanical core and a bunch of wires.

Sometimes these Flying Faces are nice, sometimes noisy {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s, often [[ShorterMeansSmarter intelligent]], and sometimes they don't talk.

Not to be confused with FloatingHeadSyndrome.

See Also: {{Cephalothorax}}, OracularHead, and {{Oculothorax}}.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Yuurei Shoujo of ''Anime/GateKeepers21'' with her "pretty" skull-in-a-ball.
* In ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', Dead Master fights using flying skulls.
* ''Manhwa/JackFrost'' features Arvid, the Blood Pirate, a vampire that sprouted leathery wings from his EyepatchOfPower and flew away when all that was left from him was his head.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' villain Count Broken is a flying head with a headless android body... that just follows it around. He never attaches the head to his body; in fact sometimes he carries the head under his arm.
* In ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', one of the {{Obake}} the eponymous Nube runs into is a human head with bat wings.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ''ComicBook/{{Madballs}}'' comic book published by defunct Creator/MarvelComics subsidiary Star Comics depicted the titular Madballs as heads that were able to get around by flying.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Bowler, In ''Film/MysteryMen'', has her father's skull embedded in her weapon, a bowling ball. She talks to it, and it, apparently, to her. It saves the day.
* The eponymous ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', [[spoiler:which is actually a vehicle]].

* Fritz the robot from ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Zelda from the old TV HorrorHost Series/{{Svengoolie}}, and Tombstone from his successor Son of Svengoolie (which is now just called Svengoolie).
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and its adaptation ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have some of these:
** Dai-Satan of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', who is essentially Satan himself appearing as a giant blue floating head with large spines as hair. This being also appeared in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' adapted as the MonsterOfTheWeek Lokar.
** Daimaoh, the BigBad of ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' has a flying base in the form of of demonic skull, called the Skeleton Skull. This flying base also appears in the third season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers under the name Space Skull.

* Music/{{Overkill}}'s winged skull mascot Chaly
* Music/AvengedSevenfold's mascot, the Deathbat, is a skull [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with bat wings]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Demiliches.
** Vargouilles, whose "kiss" [[ViralTransformation can turn you into one of them]].
** ''Basic D&D'': the sacrol and druj monsters.
** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure [=OA6=] ''Ronin Challenge''. The last manifestation of General Goyat is a 50 foot tall floating head. Once the {{PC}}s do enough damage to it the flesh flakes away, leaving a giant flying skull.
** The ''ForgottenRealms'' setting has Skullport, an underground city ruled by flying, spellcasting skulls that order the inhabitants to perform bizarre actions (and punish them if they don't).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has skull probes.
* One of the monsters in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' card game has a ''Mortal Kom Bat'': a flaming skull with bat wings.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ZeldaII'' had it's infamous Skull Balls that took seemingly hundreds of hits to kill. Yet were worth such good exp that people would spend hours grinding on them.
** ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty 3'' [[https://youtu.be/SGhrWIek-30?t=27s brought these back]] as an homage to Link.
* Morte and the mimirs from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Several games from the series have flying skulls as enemies called ... [[FluffyTheTerrible Bubbles]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames'', the second part of ''Seasons''' next-to-last's dungeon boss is against his giant flying skull, which spits fireballs at you.
* There's a floating ghostly skull available as a non-combat pet in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Floating ghostly skulls also appear during the fight against Yogg-Saron. Looking at them makes you lose sanity.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' has Lost Souls (flying flaming skulls which home in on you like missiles), Cacodemons (big red faces that belch ball-lightning), and Pain Elementals (giant brown faces with stubby arms that would cough up a potentially endless crowd of the aforementioned Lost Souls).
* Skelly, one of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many]] optional party members in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', starts out as this. You have to find and assemble the rest of him to recruit him.
* ''[[http://www.kongregate.com/games/LordTim/great-dungeon-in-the-sky Great Dungeon in the Sky]]'' has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters to choose from, including several varieties of floating skull.
* Ghosts in ''VideoGame/SepterraCore'' are huge, ghostly floating skulls. Their damage reduction and magic attacks make them DemonicSpiders
* The Sargassoes of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', appearing in the first two games as recurring enemies.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, recurring villainess [[TheVamp Carmilla]]'s OneWingedAngel form is that of a gigantic, [[BarbieDollAnatomy naked]] woman riding an equally oversized skull that cries [[TearsOfBlood bloody tears]] (as a VisualPun for her theme, "Bloody Tears"). Other examples periodically show up in this series, such as [[TheGrimReaper Death]]'s [[OneWingedAngel OWA]] in [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse the third game]].
** Also the [[GoddamnBats Medusa Heads]].
* The ever-annoying flying heads in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2: The Shadow and the Flame''.
* Some ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', like Glalie (which is even classified as the "Face Pokémon") and Cryogonal.
* ''VideoGame/FaceRaiders'' involves being attacked by a number of flying heads with the faces of anyone you've photographed.
* ''VideoGame/KeithCourageInAlphaZones'' has two types of flying skull enemies.
* The [[Memes/TouhouProject Yukkuri head]] appears as the main adversary of Yukkuri Take in ''[[VideoGame/{{Something}} Something Else]]''. It is a sprite-swap of the Angry Sun, so it can fly and mercilessly pursue Luigi.
* ''VideoGame/HolyDiver'' has the zigzagging flying head Lyer. Besides being [[GoddamnedBats annoying]], it's one of the most common enemies in the game.
* Dreamcatcher in ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Trap Team]]''.
* Andross, the BigBad of most ''VideoGame/StarFox'' games, is a flying head paired with disembodied hands.
* Chaos from ''Videogame/SonicAdventure'' is a character of the third type with a liquid like main body and core organs.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/CatFace'': Cat Face is essentially a giant floating cat head. He has a body but it is extremely small and atrophied and just hangs underneath limply.
* Strong Bad considers becoming one of these in the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "disconnected", on top of having an autonomous headless body.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Balloon and Evil Balloon, the sentient balloons.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Ennesby the robot.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Holly in ''WebVideo/CaptainDisillusion''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers'' the pirate skull(and crossbones) with OffScreenTeleportation.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': Dethklok's mascot, Facebones.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' had the smuggling of Warhead {{Attack Drone}}s.
* Flying Pizza monster from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' is somewhere between this and FloatingMask.
* The Giant Floating Baby Head from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', which is more of a recurring phenomenon than a character.
* Megatron spends most of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' as an absolutely ''enormous'' airborne head-fortress.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': Octus, the mighty robot core of a force-field body. However, his most used forms sprouts arms and legs, turning him into a {{Cephalothorax}}.
* Flying Princess Pony Head from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a flying unicorn head who happens to be a princess.]]
* Dr. Screwball Jones from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is basically a clownish face with [[PrehensileHair a prehensile mustache]] attached to a flying banana.