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.

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


[[folder: Anime and 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: Film ]]

* 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 ''{{Zardoz}}'', [[spoiler:which is actually a vehicle]].


[[folder: Literature ]]

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


[[folder: Live Action Television ]]

* Zelda from the old TV HorrorHost Series/{{Svengoolie}}, and Tombstone from his successor Son of Svengoolie (which is now just called Svengoolie).
* [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lokar]]/[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Dai]] {{Satan}}.


[[folder: Music ]]

* 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''.
* Several games from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' 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]]''.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Ennesby the robot.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* CatFace 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.


[[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 [[FundamentallyFunnyFruit banana]].