Pariah Dark









Hair Color

Neon Green

Eye Color

Forest Green


Former King of the Ghost Zone


Danny, Sam, reincarnations of Celestial, humans, Vlad Masters/Plasmius

Pariah Dark is the King of all Ghosts, with control of the powerful Ring of Rage and Crown of Fire. While wearing both of these items, Pariah Dark has limitless power. He commands the Fright Knight as well as an army of Skeletal ghosts. Very powerful foe, but more interested in becoming king than defeating his enemies. He is voiced by Golden Globe-nominee Brian Cox (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Red, Manhunter, The Bourne Identity, Trick 'r Treat, The Ring).


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It is revealed that before Danny became a ghost, before nearly all the other ghosts in the Ghost Zone were even spawned, a ghost named Pariah Dark was the most powerful and dangerous ghost in the Ghost Zone. He was once the king of all ghosts, and the Fright Knight was his servant. Pariah was apparently a tyrant and ruled the Ghost Zone with an iron first. When Pariah had the two treasures, the Ring of Rage and the Crown of Fire, which give the bearer tremendous, if not unlimited, power. It was stated by Vlad Masters/Plasmius that the two items are useless on their own and they grant power only when together. Eventually a group of ancient ghosts banded together to defeat the Ghost King. Their means of defeating him is not explained, however somehow Pariah's Ring of Rage was removed and sealed away. Also, his servant the Fright Knight was similarly sealed away, within a pumpkin as per his ghostly weakness. These ancient ghosts had imprisoned Pariah himself with the aide of Celestial in the Sarcophagus of Forever Sleep, and destroyed his kingdom, leaving behind only his castle where he would sleep for eternity. It is interesting to note most ghosts in the show's present day time appear to be
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at most only as old as Pariah himself, and no older. Most ghosts in fact appear much younger in both their looks as well as the time from which is logical that they were spawned. One possible exception to the age of most ghosts would be Clockwork, who's age is unknown or infinite. Clockwork also wears a hooded cape similar to those worn by the ancient ghosts. The ancient ghosts which defeated the Ghost King are nowhere to be found in present time, nor are any other ghosts from Pariah's time to be seen, again save only for the Fright Knight and possibly Clockwork. It is possible that the two observers, as seen with Clockwork, could have been part of the ancient ghosts.


When Vlad Plasmius accidentally released him from his imprisonment to get his crown, Pariah attacks him, and was upset to learn that that Vlad had the Ring of Rage. He ordered his army and the Fright Knight to look for the ring. The army arrived in Amity Park in search of the ring, which was given to Valerie Gray by Vlad for safe keeping. Shortly after the arrival, Fright Knight put his sword to the ground to claim Amity for Pariah; if anyone were to remove the sword it would be a 'signal of doom'. Danny removes the sword without knowledge of that fact, and the entirely of Amity Park was transported to the Ghost Zone. Afterwards, Pariah realizes that Valerie had his ring and demanded it, which resulted in her sending it away via a missile for them to give chase and buy her time. Pariah eventually does get the ring, and begins his plan for world conquest. Danny, with the help of various ghosts and his father's ecto-skeleton suit, fights his way into Pariah's castle and confronts him. Though Danny begins to run out of energy due to the suit's unstable ability to drain a person's energy, he manages to knock off the crown and tosses Pariah into the sarcophagus that he was imprisoned in earlier, Vlad locking the coffin before Danny passing out from exhaustion, and thus restoring everything back to normal. Thanks to his defeat of Pariah Dark, Danny Phantom, having long been considered public enemy number one thanks to Walker's smear campaign, was now seen as a hero by the majority of Amity Park, though some people such as Valerie, Jack and Maddie Fenton still did not consider him trustworthy. Pariah has never truly appeared in any other episode. He was mentioned in Kindred Spirits, as an excuse by Danny for why he was late and in Livin' Large, he is mentioned in Infinite Realms, as his defeat is the reason Danny gained respect from Frostbite and his people. He also appears as one of the many ghosts that attack Danny when he tried to persuade to save the earth in Phantom Planet.


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Because he was once king of all ghosts, Pariah has a commanding force, expecting others to heed his word or perish. Ruthless, strict, and malevolent, he'll force his armies on other places in order to get what he wants without a second thought. He seems to enjoy power and gaining as much influence as possible. He cannot tolerate those who oppose him. He also appears to enjoy combat. He displays an interesting view of power, as he when he fought Danny, augmented by his suit, he remarks that wielding that much power is a burden. This is hinted even more as he was stated to be the only one who could handle the power of the Ring and Crown; which is proven false as Danny is now the new king and is not influenced by its power at all. When he is imprisoned in the Sarcophagus of Forever Sleep however, it turns everything back to normal. Pariah Dark is also very arrogant, often underestimating his enemies.


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Pariah Dark is the most powerful ghost in existence (with the possible exception of Dark Danny). Even all his basic ghost powers are on a level beyond other ghosts. When standing next to the Fright Knight we can see that both the Fright Knight and the Ghost King have a similar power source with an example for both have flaming hair. But it is easy to see that Pariah Dark's powers are on a much greater level. The powers he has are:
  • Basic ghost powers: intangibility, invisibility, flight and overshadowing.
  • Ghost Ray: Pariah Dark can fire a red blast attack which was so powerful that it destroyed Vlad's shields and knocked him unconscious twice, something that Danny had failed to do. He was able to knocked both Danny and Vlad at the same time and without his full power. He can shoot them from his eye and his mace. If he wields both Ring of Rage and Crown of Fire, his rays become far more powerful.
  • Superhuman Speed: Pariah Dark, can move at such speed that only Vlad Plasmius have only barely survived.
  • Telekinesis: he seems to have a form of telekinetic power (shown when his thrown mace missed Danny, but then turned back and struck him on its own), though perhaps this is just a homage to Mjolnir, Thor's hammer in Norse mythology, which Thor used in the same manner of attack.. 
  • Flight: he is able to fly faster than all other ghosts, despite his enormous size.
  • Superhuman Strength: He is stronger and more durable than any other ghost, although not able to break Danny’s one hundred times stronger shield, he was able to drain 60% of Danny’s energy with one hit, when Danny tried to hold it, and destroyed his duplicates with one hit each.
  • Superhuman Resistance: He was also able to have take three of Danny’s one hundred times more powerful ghosts rays at the same time and showed only minimal discomfort, it took the remainder of Danny’s energy to hold the lid to his Sarcophagus closed.
  • Immortality: He has survived for thousands of years, with no debilitating side-effects inside the Sarchophagus of Forever Sleep for centuries.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Pariah's ghost musculature produces almost no fatigue toxins during physical activity. He can exert himself for hours, possibly even for days before fatigue begins to impair him. This stamina also allows him to handle the might contained within the Ring and Crown.
  • Ghost Tail: he also has a ghost tail.
  • Teleportation: He teleported Amity Park to the ghost zone.
  • Size alteration: He also appeared able to change his size as it constantly changed from about ten feet to up to fifty feet in some scenes.
  • Ghost Skeleton Army Summoning: One of his main abilities is to summon a ghost skeleton army that obey all of his commands, and he uses to gain control over the ghost zone. The number of his army seems to be unlimited.


  • Pariah Dark at maximum
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    : In order to reach his maximum power, he must have the Ring of Rage and the Crown of Fire, which gives him an almost if is not infinite power. When Skulker was telling his story, he said that with both the ring and crown he could do anything, but it might be just to demonstrate that he was very powerful; but not as powerful as Cosmic Entities such as Celestial. But even without his treasures, Pariah possesses enough power to instill fear in all of the ghosts inhabiting the Ghost Zone, and he can easily defeat both Danny and Plasmius at the same time.  Apparently, the Ring of Rage and Crown of Fire can only be worn by powerful ghosts as most could not handle it. The only other character that could possibly rival his raw power is Dark Danny which is taken into consideration that the Fright Knight serves Dark Danny, it is possible that he is the only one to beat the Pariah without help or the aid of a weapon.
  • Mallet: He also posses a mallet with spikes that he uses to shoot his ghost rays, this weapon is nothing special like the ones mentioned above.
  • Sword: He has a sword in his waist, though he never used.


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Though he is one of the most powerful ghost in existence, it should be noted that anyone who wielded the reality gauntlet would most likely be able to defeat him with ease. Also, if somebody takes away his crown and ring, he can be defeated if his enemy is a formidably powerful ghost, though he was already defeated once by a group of ghosts who rebelled against him and locked him in the Sarcophagus of Forever sleep, even when he had his full power. It is also dully noted that if a person happens to blessed by a Cosmic Entity or be a reincarnation of said entity (i.e. Celestial) he would be rendered completly powerless.