Floating Mask

One way to indicate a Mask of Power 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 Selective Gravity.


Anime and Manga
  • The Noh mask in an InuYasha episode "The Flesh Eating Noh Mask".

Comic Books
  • The Helmet of Nabu, which gives Doctor Fate his powers.

  • The voodoo masks in The Princess and the Frog, which represent The Friends On The Other Side.
  • The masks representing the ancestral kings of Atlantis in Atlantis: The Lost Empire float and spin around the crystal that gives Atlantis its life.
    • Also, at the end of the film, a new mask, representing the now deceased 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.


  • BIONICLE: the Ignika and Spectral Mask.

Video Games

Web Animation

Western Animation
  • Tarakudo, the Big Bad of Season 4 of Jackie Chan Adventures.
  • An episode of Aladdin: The Series was actually about Princess Jasmine buying an evil floating mask at a bazaar.
  • In The Simpsons 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.