Ghost In The Machine (Daniel’s Unique Powers)
I’m using @kennymayovo wonderful rendition of my final version of Daniel Masters for this post since I’m very much looking forward to him reaching this stage in his story! I will never stop gushing over it! As for the rest, I’m mainly just sharing an updated version of his list of powers from when I still had my roleplay discord server for Danny Phantom oc’s.
It’s really a shame Daniel never got a real chance to shine once I fixed some major characters flaws which I’ll admit were pretty crippling at first. But I’m glad I’ve gotten the chance to fix them in a full story setting at least!
Anyways, potential spoilers for “Ghost In The Machine” ahead so you’ve been warned! Read the rest down below if you dare! lolz! Note that some of these ideas might change in the future since I don’t want Daniel to become too overpowered, I just want him to eventually become capable enough to stand on equal footing with Danny and Vlad eventually.
Daniel’s Unique Powers
Name: Technopathy/Cyberkinesis (aka the ability to connect to and perceive the technology around him both physically and mentally)
Ability: Basically Daniel has all the same powers Technus has with some variations to his powers and exceptions since Daniel's different. So no giant robot bodies for him sadly, although he can create weapons and such.
Setback: His ghost powers are still weak so he has to rely on the boosts Vlad has given him until he gets a stable form of his own.
Ability: Since we actually see canon Danny use this ability once in “Boxed Up Fury” that’s why I decided to give the same ability to Daniel. Plus it makes a lot of sense given how much control he has over the digital world he inhabits which will eventually translate into reality with some of his powers.
Setback: Moving/stopping larger takes lots of concentration
P.S. Sorry the image quality is so bad, this happens so fast I had to split images from a gif to find the exact moment we see Danny use this power.
Name: Machine Summoning/Creation
Ability: This is for summoning things like turrets like what Valerie can do with her battle suit upgrade or other types of shields around himself. It’s very Tron-like visually although when Daniel does this it’s more like stars aligning.
Setback: His powers are more based on what he can do on his own thanks to his programming so Daniel powers are mainly related to him physically somehow so he can't summon anything he hasn't already taken control of through hacking or using his powers like Technus can. At least not at first. It’s more in his nature to fix things, not control or break them. He’d rather create something new anyway but this takes more time so Daniel doesn’t use this power for combat.
Name: Tech Overshadowing
Ability: This is pretty much the same thing Danny does in the game Doomed only for Daniel he can overshadow any electrical device like Technus too.
Setback: He can get kicked out of a device if it has some sort of anti-ghost firewall which is usually only a problem with GIW secret files or something or files Vlad doesn't want him accessing. It’s kind of strange the Fenton's don't really have anything like that.
Ability: He can use electrical attacks and self-generate electricity which can really come in handy, Daniel can even use his own energy to recharge electric devices through a transfer.
Setback: This can be hard to control if he gets too emotional since lighting is hard to predict anyway.
Name: Touch Screen/Tablet Summoning
Ability: Daniel can create touch screen tablets out of his ecto-energy to make it easier to either share info or play back videos or his memories in a similar format. He can also summon holographic projections of those events or of himself to serve as a distraction similar to a duplicate only this is purely visual and can’t be touched or interacted with.
Setback: The tablets and screens have a limited range and will vanish after a while unless he creates an actual tangible device to carry around.
Name: Superhuman Intelligence
Ability: Daniel can access information from anywhere in the world through the internet as a whole as long as its not fire-walled against ghosts in which case he'd have to hack into it. He also learns a lot more quickly as a result and can recall any memory of information he has stored in his data banks.
Setback: Sometimes he repeats back too much information when Daniel gets "in the zone" so to speak as a side effect of originally being a program before a ghost. This can be a bit unsettling at times for Vlad especially since he’s afraid of Daniel losing his sense of self entirely when this happens, but in most cases it’s more like Daniel is focused on relaying the data back and not stumbling over his words.
Name: Data Manipulation
Ability: Aka he can hack into and change any files, documents, or codes he wants to almost instantly.
Setback: Just like the real Danny he hates cheating and only does this as a last resort or if there's an important reason to change information. This can also be very mentally taxing if the files or code are super complex or heavily encrypted.
Name: Tracking/Ghost GPS
Ability: He can track any electrical device provided it's still on and he can track ghost signatures too.
Setback: Daniel doesn't have a traditional ghost sense since he’s not a halfa like Vlad and Danny to start off with, so instead he uses his powers to scan for "possible threats" based on the energy readings of the ghost signals in the area which he can match to a profile if Vlad has one in his data banks. And when his programming alerts him to the presence of another ghost, Daniel can send a distress signal to Vlad. However, if there are too many ghosts around him at once it can be very confusing for him, like hearing nothing but white noise.
Name: Reverse Engineer
Ability: Daniel can recreate anything from memory as long as he has a digital blueprint.
Setback: This power is extremely time consuming and has limits.
Name: Datascape Creation
Ability: He can create his own digital world inside any computer as long as he has the right software to work with or create one inside his own mind once Daniel ends up with a physical body with nanobot technology and other cybernetic tech to stabilize and contain his code, aka his ghost core.
Setback: The dangers inside these virtual spaces can be lethal to anyone else who is brought inside, especially if something or someone is controlling Daniel via hacking which is always a risk.
Ability: Daniel's unique DNA as self-aware AI turned ghost requires him to have some sort of technology fused to his "body" to integrate his program and one way this is done is through special nanobots in his ectoplasm which allows him to transform parts of his body into weapons as a trade off of not being a halfa like Danny but a hybrid between a program and a ghost, so like an actual ghost cyborg.
This also works as a healing factor to repair his body which depending on the point in his story is either a pure ghostly body or a clone body his consciousness was transferred into like an empty avatar since his ghost form is pretty weak on its own and still requires a lot of energy to maintain. And again, in either case Daniel needs some kind of technology fused into him to protect and regulate his cybernetic ghost core.
Setback: Having a low nanobot count is just like having low blood sugar and can make him especially weak. So Vlad has to make sure to increase the nanobot count in Daniel’s blood occasionally.
Name: Electromagnetic Manipulation
Ability: He can pull the classic ghost move of communicating to others through various electronic devices like the static on a TV or through a telephone.
Setback: This is a tricky method to use and not an easy one if he's not directly connected to or overshadowing said device, so this method is mainly used a last resort to try and reach out for help if he's unable to communicate with anyone otherwise.
Name: System Upgrade/Fix
Ability: He can upgrade/fix any device like Technus can
Setback: This ability is very draining and must be used sparingly depending on how advanced the tech is.
Name: Ecto-Energy Constructs
Ability: He can make more advanced ghost shields and such around himself or others using his electric based ghost energy.
Setback: Breaking the shields physically hurts him too since their an extension of his core energy crystallizing in the material world.
Ectober Month 2021
Day 1: Trick or Treat!
“Dani, you’re going to give yourself away if you keep floating like that.” Danny admonished with a smile, gently pushing the younger halfa down to the pavement, disguising the action as an affectionate ruffle.
“Sorry, I can’t help it I’m just so excited! Its my first time trick or treating!”, she responded, her giggles muffled slightly by the sheet hanging over her, heavy but comforting.
[Rolls in 10 days late] It’s been a rough October, but man oh man I caught sight of this years Ectober month challenge and just had to something! It’s working out as great practise for the comic, both background and style wise!
Concepts and Scripting for said comic are comic along real well! >vO If my health can just stay steady for a gosh darn moment, I may have a slim chance of actually making the schedule for posting the first page on Halloween day! @[email protected]
ECTOBER NIGHT - PAGE 17
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Oh lawdy there he go
Oh my god it took way too long to get that boy out the house, but it was necessary to set up certain pieces for later chapters, I can only hope yah’ll didn’t find it too ham-fisted exposition wise 9w9″ plus... I just thought he deserved some hugs ;v; after what I'm about to put him through, you will too!
Chapter 1 is now officially done! >vO All pages from now on will be posted earlier on my Patreon for those sweet eggs that support me, along with a bunch more concept art and behind the scenes nonsense! :D
NOW, ONWARDS AND UPWARDS DANNO, Chapter 2- The Mall approaches!