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Ember McLain is a character from Danny Phantom . She is a power-hungry musician ghost who hates authority. She thirsts for attention and has a seductively cutting, sarcastic personality. For this, she gains power when people say her name, as is shown in her first appearance when she attempted to gain power by performing the song "Remember" live and broadcasting worldwide in the hope that everyone would chant her name at the same time and empower her. She is somewhat similar to a siren, as she can also hypnotize her victims, using her guitar as her main mode of hypnotism as well as a weapon.
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History [ ]
Ember first appeared in the episode Fanning the Flames, performing her song "Remember", Ember appears briefly near the Casper school where it is shown that far from being a trend she is a ghost who hypnotizes people with her music. As the episode progresses it is revealed that she becomes stronger the more people cheer her or give her attention, in the end she is defeated when they break the hypnosis on her audience thus depriving her of the main source of her power, her acclaim. In the second season she appears on Pirate Radio, teaming up with Captain Little to get rid of the adults. At the end of the episode she accidentally burns the ship's sail, subsequently abandoning her ally perhaps returning to the ghost zone. She later appears in Reign Storm where she, along with the other ghosts, flees the ghost zone due to the awakening of Pariah Dark. She is seen setting up her new house in a rock music store, she and the other ghosts help Danny enter the castle so he can defeat Pariah Dark. In the alternate timeline of The Ultimate Enemy, she is one of the ghosts affected by Dark Danny's constant attacks, like all versions of this timeline, after being knocked out by Danny this version of Ember does not. appears again. Later in The Fright Before Christmas, Ember appears during the ghosts' Christmas truce and later breaks out with other ghosts against the Ghost Writer. Later in the same episode she is not seen "restoring Christmas" like other ghosts. In the third season, in the episode Girls Night Out, it is revealed that she is in a relationship with Skulker. She, along with Kitty and Spectra, plan revenge against Johnny and Skulker respectively. Later, while Kitty got even with Johnny, Ember enhances Kitty's power by making all the men in Amity Park disappear and hypnotizing the women. In the end the plan is interrupted by Sam, Jazz and Maddie. Later in episode Phantom Planet she is one of the thousands of ghosts who help make Earth intangible to prevent damage from the de-asteroid.
Appearance [ ]
Ember is a ghost with pale skin, her hair is cyan and is put in a flaming ponytail that grows and decreases depending on various apparently emotional factors and/or according to her power. She has two strands of hair framing her face that look like an angular M and purple lipstick. Her clothing consists of a black necklace around her neck, a black one-shoulder t-shirt that exposes her midriff, a long glove that covers most of her right arm, and a bracelet. black on her left wrist. She wears leather pants with a silver belt and skull boots. In Pirate Radio she wears a pirate hat with a skull on it similar to a musical note, she wears a purple cape with a short red suit, she wears a belt with a gold buckle, black pants along with her skull boots and black gloves. . It is also shown that when she gets angry her eyes turn red and the flame in her hair becomes chaotic. In the alternate timeline of The Ultimate Enemy, she has gained weight and is wearing a long black dress, her hair is much longer as well.
Personality [ ]
Ember is a teenage rocker ghost who disrespects any symbol of authority, especially adults, she has the behavior of a teenager, being childish and impulsive because she gets distressed when things don't go the way she wants, selfish and even cruel. when making comments. However despite this she is not crazy or a criminal like Undergrowth or Dark Danny who in fact, could be considered nothing more than a teenager with her own "little" desires of hers. Ember celebrates Christmas, with the Christmas Truce, and even showed sadness when Danny couldn't save Christmas by defeating the Ghost Writer .
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According to one of the directors of the show, before she died, Ember was an unpopular high school girl who dreamed of one day becoming a rock star. One day a boy asked her out to the movies. She waited all night for him to show up, saying, "He's just running late." When morning came and he still didn't show up, Ember gave up on waiting and went home. She was so exhausted that she fell asleep and didn't wake up when her house mysteriously caught on fire. She died in the flames, which possibly gave her the name "Ember." Her song "Remember" is based on the above events prior to her death.
Making her debut with her famous song "Remember" in the episode "Fanning the Flames," Ember uses her hypnotic abilities to achieve pop-star status as part of her plan to dominate the world. Starting in Amity Park, she takes control of the minds of every teenager in town, except for Danny, who was protected by his ghost powers, and Sam, who was wearing the Fenton Phones at the time. When fighting Danny at a music store, she gains the upper hand due to the chanting and eventually grows strong enough to affect him, keeping Dannydistracted by putting a love spell on him that makes him fall in love with Sam, while she busies herself with her plans of world domination with a worldwide televised concert.
The spell is later broken when Sam, in a desperate move, kisses Dash (much to both of their disgust) right in front of Danny. Heartbroken and finally back to normal, he fights Ember, but she is still way too powerful for him due to the entire world chanting her name, enabling her to trap him in a swirling purple vortex. Danny realizes he needs to stop the chanting and gets Tucker to sing on stage. His horrible singing causes the hypnotized crowd to snap out of it and stop cheering for Ember. Immediately she grows weak and powerless, losing her flaming ponytail, and is captured and banished to the Ghost Zone where she deals with an annoying Klemper who keeps chanting her name.
Ember later attempts to exit the Ghost Zone in the episode "13," where she is shown in a line heading directly through the Fenton Portal. Jack was obliviously releasing ghosts one at a time by pressing a button which opened the portal doors, telling his family that whenever they press it, the doors open "like this." Just as it is Ember's turn to exit the Ghost Zone, Johnny 13 and Kitty cut in front of her on his motorcycle with the aid of Johnny's Shadow.
Ember makes her second appearance as a main character in "Pirate Radio," in which she creates a song (which is actually a mellow, ballad version of "Remember") that hypnotizes adults so they will go on a fake cruise called M. Bersback, a poorly-hidden message for "Ember's Back." With this, she teams up with Captain Youngblood. However, she just leaves/escapes the ship after accidentally burning its sail, vowing to return. Despite her involvement in the plot, she was not the primary villain of the episode as she was merely a mercenary hired by Youngblood.
She comes back in "Reign Storm" with numerous ghosts who fled the Ghost Zone when Pariah Dark was woken up. She tells Danny about how she and the other ghosts are fleeing from Pariah Dark before she, as well as several other of Danny's enemies, attacks him. Later in the episode, she, along with Danny's other enemies, team up to help him fight off the Ghost King's army.
In "Identity Crisis," Danny, Sam, and Tucker check out Ember's file on Danny's computer, hinting that he might have fought her before the beginning of the episode since he mentions sending her back to the Ghost Zone.
In an alternate future in "The Ultimate Enemy," Ember is obese and can no longer sing due to her vocal chords being damaged by Dark Danny. She attacks regular Danny along with some of his other enemies, wanting revenge for the terrible fate his future-self gave them. Her actions frustrated Danny to the point that he developed Ghostly Wail and she was blown away by it and knocked unconscious.
She makes a cameo in "The Fright Before Christmas" as one of the many ghosts helping Danny save Christmas.
In "Girls' Night Out," Ember teams up with Kitty and Spectra in a joint attempt to eliminate all men. When Kitty uses her banishing kiss on Johnny 13, Ember uses her guitar to amplify the kiss, causing its effect to spread across the entire town, making all the men disappear. This is the episode where her new song, "Girl's Night Out" is played with Jazz and two other girls as backup singers. It is also revealed that Ember is Skulker's girlfriend.
Ember's final appearance is in the series finale, "Phantom Planet." She is seen amongst the many ghosts who help Danny and Skulker turn the entire planet intangible, so that the Disasteroid can pass harmlessly through it.
Ember McLain is a pale-white hard-rocking siren-like teenage ghost girl who feeds off the idol worship of other teenagers. Her appearance, songs, and character in general portray her as a ghostly embodiment of teenage rebellion and disobedience to authority figures.
Ember has long, flaming, teal hair pulled back into a ponytail at the top of her head, two locks of hair framing her face (resembling a sharp-angled "M"), and light purple lipstick. She can control the temperature of her hair in order for it to be hot enough to use as an attack or cool enough to wear hats and can even control if it looks like fire or real hair. Like some other ghosts, her eyes are green. Her clothing is attractive and appealing in nature, consisting of a black choker around her neck, a black one-shouldered crop-top, one long glove that covers most of her right arm, and one black bracelet on her left arm. She also wears a pair of what appear to be leather pants with a silver belt and skull boots.
Ember is a hard-rocking ghost teen with disrespect towards any kind of authority figure. She obviously has a great amount of pride in her singing abilities, as she wanted revenge on Dark Danny in "The Ultimate Enemy" for ruining her vocal cords. She also has somewhat of a childish personality (whilst frequently shouting 1970's phrases such as "dipstick"). However, she doesn't seem to be easily offended as she usually ignores Danny when he drives insults towards her. She shares her hatred of adult authority with Youngblood, and she is distressed when things don't go the way she wants ("Fanning the Flames").
She is not above revenge. In all the episodes she was featured as a villain, she has tried to hurt Danny or anyone else who defeated or annoyed her in any way. She also can get really low in her schemes when it comes to world conquest as she has used her music to control people, whether it's only mind control or changing one's emotions. This shows that she can be selfish, which is also displayed when she wanted all men gone because of a fight with her boyfriend Skulker and abandoning Youngblood after burning his ship's sail. Despite being a dangerous enemy, she's not insane or murderous like some other ghosts in the series. In fact, she could be considered nothing more than an influential teenager with her own "little" desires.
Little is known about her human life. Although as mentioned previously she was an unpopular teenage girl who wished to become a rock star, some have used the lyrics of her song "Remember" to theorize that she might have committed suicide by self cremation, making her somewhat of a tragic villainess. However, this is unclear. Her life could have been around the 1970's or 80's because of her use of that time's slang and plans to start a youth revolution (a fairly common occurrence during those decades) in her first appearance.
As stated before, Ember's mind is filled up with revolutionary thoughts. In every episode she is featured as a villain, her plans are always related to some sort of revolution. This is also evidenced by her hatred of authority, especially adults. She will team up with other ghosts (Youngblood, Kitty, Spectra, etc) and hypnotize a large amount of humans in order to put her rebellious plans into action. However, even though she always has ideas of this type in every episode that has her as a main antagonist, she is always extreme and desires to enslave others, ironically ending up as an authoritarian herself.
Ember sees him as her arch-enemy, no doubt due to the many defeats he has dealt her. Therefore, she will do whatever she can to stop him from ruining her schemes - preferably permanently. Ironically, she actually helps Danny and Sam realize their feelings for each other because of her love spell. She often refers to Danny as "dipstick". However, she and some other ghosts seem to feel sorry for him when he's trapped in the Ghost Writer's story in "The Fright Before Christmas."
These two get along due to their shared hatred towards adults and their youthful personalities. They team up for this reason and make a deal: Ember hypnotizes the adults of Amity Park with Youngblood's help, giving her easier access to the youth of the town, while Youngblood uses the adults to power his ship. When Ember accidentally destroys part of Youngblood's ship while battling Danny, she ultimately abandons him.
It is revealed in "Girls' Night Out" that Skulker and Ember were boyfriend and girlfriend. They had a quarrel over Skulker's inability to hunt Danny Phantom (or any ghost for that matter), and it’s unknown whether or not they are still dating. Presumably, one of the reasons they've dated is because they have similar personalities, which is shown in their styles as they both have flaming hair and similarly-styled boots.
Ember finds him the most deplorable ghost in existence and has a personal vendetta on him for ruining her voice and making her fat in the alternative timeline of "The Ultimate Enemy."
Penelope Spectra and Kitty
Ember teams up with the two in an attempt to get revenge on men in "Girls' Night Out." At first, she and Spectra seem to get along but when things go wrong they blame each other. Ember gets along better with Kitty, both connected due to the troubles they have with their respective boyfriends. However, they get upset with each other when Sam tricks them into believing that they didn’t get rid of all of Amity Park's men when she disguises herself as a boy.
Klemper attempts to befriend Ember at the end of "Fanning the Flames" but is unsuccessful as she tries to get him to leave her alone.
Powers and Abilities
Being a ghost, Ember has many of the same abilities as other ghostly characters on the show as well as her own special powers, such as:
- Audiokinesis : With her guitar she literally has the ability to control sound.
- Flight : Standard ghost power; she can also fly with her guitar as a flying board.
- Invisibility : Standard ghost power
- Intangibility : Standard ghost power
- Telekinesis : In "Fannng the Flames," she was able to summon her guitar from a long distance.
- Teleportation : She can appear and disappear in a purple smoke cloud or disappear in a hair-flame tornado.
- Ghost Ray : She can fire a pink blast and other types of blasts from her guitar.
- Hypnotic Music : When she plays her guitar or sings, she can hypnotize people (usually young people), although she can hypnotize adults (and those who think they are adults) as well.
- Chanting Empowerment : Whenever people chant her name, the effect seemingly causes her hair to flare wildly and her eyes to glow, thus rapidly increasing her power. This is both her biggest advantage and worst weakness because if people cease chanting, her fiery ponytail goes out, rendering her powerless.
- Spectral Body Manipulation : She can manipulate the shape of her body in order to take the form of a flame.
- Superhuman Strength : While being chanted in Amity Park, she was strong enough to easily overpower Danny.
- Superhuman Resistance : Her physical durability was considerably higher than many other ghosts, possibly including Danny, while being chanted by the whole world. However, even without the chanting of others, she is highly resistant to all forms of external physical damage.
- Superhuman Stamina : Like many other ghosts, she has a higher level of stamina than a normal human being.
- Superhuman Reflexes : Her reflexes are enhanced beyond normal human limits.
- Healing Factor : She can heal all her wounds in just a matter of seconds.
- Ecto-Tornado Cage : While her name was being chanted by the whole world, she could create an upside down ecto-tornado cage to trap Danny.
- Ecto-Bubble : She can trap humans inside a pink ecto-bubble.
- Pyrokinesis : She can use her flaming hair as a fire attack.
- Power Augmentation : Ember has the ability to enhance the powers of others, one such example being what she does with Kitty's banishing kiss.
- Master Guitar Player : She is an expert electric guitar player.
- Singer : She is a perfect singer, even without her powers.
Electric Guitar : In the episode Fanning the Flames, she uses the guitar as a weapon when she plays a ghostly "love song" to place Danny under a love spell. This in turn makes him fall in love with Samantha Manson, his "platonic" girlfriend. The effect is broken by the end of the episode, but Danny and Sam fall in love on their own terms at the end of the series.
- A music note : Presumably for normal music playing.
- A spiral : For a hypnotizing spell.
- A flame : For a flame attack.
- A heart symbol : Used for a love spell.
- A skull : For a skull beam.
- A punch : For a fist-shaped energy beam.
- A wave : A generic energy beam or a sonic wave.
- She can also trap people in an ecto-bubble that no human can pass through.
Her guitar can also be used as:
- A "sword" in close combat.
- A flying board.
See Main Article: Ember's Guitar.
Ember's Ponytail : She uses her hair as a fire attack as it's shown in "Fanning the Flames" and "Pirate Radio."
Ember has ghosts' inherent weaknesses, such as ecto-ranium, blood blossoms, and anti-ghost weapons.
Her main weakness is a lack of chanting. The moment people stop chanting her name, she is rendered powerless. However, this was only during her first appearance and she hasn't needed chanting since then.
It was, it was September Winds blow, the dead leaves fall To you, I did surrender Two weeks, you didn't call...
Your life goes on without me My life, a losing game But you should, you should not doubt me You will remember my name
Oh, Ember, you will remember Ember, one thing remains Oh, Ember, so warm and tender You will remember my name
Your heart, your heart has mended You're wrong, now bear the shame Like dead trees, in cold December Nothing but ashes remain...
Oh, Ember, you will remember Ember, one thing remains Ember, so warm and tender You will remember my name
Oh woah woah!
Ember, you will remember Ember, one thing remains Ember, so warm and tender You will remember my name Yeah! You will remember my name
Girls Night Out
Hey girls (echoing) It's girls' night out (night out, night out, night out)
Wooooaaaaaaaaah! (Come on, girls! Let's do this!) (Whoo! All right! Come on!)
Hey girls, we're a lot of fun. (Doo wap, wap) We'll show all of you l'il schoolboys how it's done (Doo wap, wap)
We got the looks that you're all after We got the moves that make you cry (Make you cry) If there's a chance of causing laughter You wanna kiss, baby, don't even trrrrrry (--trrrryyy--rrrrrryyyyyyy)
- 111. "Fanning the Flames"
- 114. "13" (no lines)
- 203. "Pirate Radio"
- 204. "Reign Storm"
- 206. "Identity Crisis" (pictured)
- 208. "The Ultimate Enemy"
- 210. "The Fright Before Christmas"
- 211. "Secret Weapons" (pictured)
- 303. "Girls' Night Out"
- 312. "Phantom Planet" (no lines)
"Fanning the Flames"
- (Singing) "You will remember my name!"
- (Tucker: "WE LOVE YOU, EMBER!") Ember: "That's because I fill a void in your empty lives!"
- "The revolution will be televised!"
- (Klemper: "Ember! Ember!") Ember: "Stop saying my name!!"
- "That's right pop fans, Ember's back and ready to roooooooock!!!!!!!!!"
- "So, Youngblood helps me hypnotize the over-thirties so I can take over the world and stuff, and I provide him with a power source for his fleet of ships."
- "The only one rocking this boat is me!"
- "Ok, maybe not the best idea. Oh well. Bon voyage, kid! Catch you on my comeback tour!"
- "Hey kids, here's a little ditty I like to call, GET OUT OF MY NEW HOME!"
- (Danny: "How did all of you fit inside the Specter Speeder?") Ember: "Hey! Ever been inside your stupid Thermos? Compared to that, it's the Taj Mahal in there."
"The Fright Before Christmas"
- "Have some warm Christmas goose."
- (With other ghosts) "We resume all hostility!"
- "That is really uncool."
"Girls Night Out"
- (Bertrand "And you told Skulker he was a lousy hunter.") Ember: "He is! He can't even find the TV remote!"
- "Let's just turn up the volume."
- Tara Strong, the voice of Ember, also voices Timmy Turner and Poof from Butch Hartman's other show, The Fairly Oddparents .
- Tara Strong also voiced Princess Mandie and The Platinum Princess from the Nickelodeon series The Fairly Oddparents .
- Tara Strong previously voiced a pair of Scooby Doo villainesses: Lena Dupree from 1998's Scooby Doo on Zombie Island and Terry from What's New, Scooby Doo?
- Her songs are sung by Robbyn Kirmssé.
- In "Beauty Marked" Sam used make-up very similar to Ember's on Paulina, and later in Prince Aragon's castle, Sam wore similar make-up.
- Every time Ember uses her hypnotizing spell against a large amount of people, she seems to focus on a specific group. First, she targeted teenagers. Later, she aimed at adults. Lastly, she affected women.
- Ember is the only character in the show to have her own 3-minute theme song which also turns out to be her first song on the show: "Remember."
- Ember states in her first appearance that "the revolution will be televised."
- Ember's use of '70s lingo suggests that she might have lived and died in the 1970s.
- At the start of the episode "13," Ember is seen in the Ghost Zone in a line leading to the Fenton ghost portal repeatedly being opened and closed by the DNA lock.
- In a video of future concepts for characters, Hartman depicts Ember as still being a rocker and possibly being in love with Danny Phantom but unwilling to admit it. He even goes so far as to give her a DP-logo guitar.
- In another video, Hartman said that had he been able to do more episodes, out of all the ghosts in the series, he would have liked to expand on Ember's character the most and maybe even do more songs for her.
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Ember McLain is a character and ghost villain from the Nickelodeon animated television series Danny Phantom, voiced by Tara Strong.
- 1 Appearance
- 2.1 Previous Life
- 2.2 Fanning the Flames
- 2.4 Pirate Radio
- 2.5 Reign Storm
- 2.6 Identity Crisis
- 2.7 The Ultimate Enemy
- 2.8 The Fright Before Christmas
- 2.9 Girls' Night Out
- 2.10 Phantom Planet
- 3 Personality
- 4.2 Abilities
- 6 Weaknesses
- 7.1 Danny Fenton/Phantom
- 7.2 Youngblood
- 7.3 Skulker
- 7.4 Dark Danny
- 7.5 Penelope Spectra and Kitty
- 7.6 Klemper
- 7.7 Sam Manson
Appearance [ ]
Ember McLain is a hard rocking siren-like ghost girl who feeds off the idol worship of teenagers. Her appearance, songs, and character in general portray her as a ghostly embodiment of teenage rebellion and disobedience to authority figures. Ember has long, flaming, teal hair put into a ponytail at the top of her head held back, she has two locks of hair framing her face which look like a sharp-angled "M" and purple lipstick. Like other ghosts, her eyes are green. Her clothing is attractive and appealing in nature, consisting of a black choker around her neck, a black one-shouldered tank-top exposing her midriff, one long glove that covers most of her right arm, and one black bracelet on her left arm. She also wears a pair of what appear to be leather pants with a silver belt and skull boots.
History [ ]
Previous life [ ].
According to one of the creators for the show, before she died, Ember was an unpopular high school-aged girl who had large dreams of becoming a rock star. One day a boy asked her out to the movies. She waited all night for him to show up, saying, "He's just running late." When morning came and he didn't show up, Ember went home. She was so exhausted that she fell asleep and didn't wake up when her house mysteriously caught fire. She died in the flames, which possibly gave her the name Ember. Her song Remember is possibly based on the above events prior to her death. Another background for her is that she had known Sam when said girl was around ten years old. They were/are best friends and Sam had wished her good luck in her career. Unfortunately she had gotten caught up in the wrong crowd, she had figured that doing drugs and alcohol can help her career. One day when she was stoned out on marijuana, the lit weed had burned her apartment with her asleep inside of it.
Fanning the Flames [ ]
Making her debut in Fanning the Flames with her famous song Remember, Ember used her abilities and pop star status to dominate the world, keeping Danny distracted by placing a love spell on him that makes him fall in love with Sam , while Ember busies herself with her plans of world domination. However, the spell is later broken when Sam, in a desperate move, kisses Dash (to both of their disgust) right in front of Danny. Heartbroken and finally out of the spell, he fights Ember, but she is still way too powerful and traps him in a swirling purple vortex. Danny realizes he needs to stop the chanting and gets Tucker Foley to sing on stage. His horrible singing causes the hypnotized crowd to wake up and stop cheering for Ember, whose powers and flaming hair then fizzle out to nothing as she is captured and banished to the Ghost Zone by Danny, where she deals with an annoying Klemper .
She later attempted to exit the Ghost Zone a few days later in the episode 13, where she was shown in a line heading directly through the Ghost Portal. Jack was idiotically releasing ghosts one at a time by pressing a button which opened the portal doors, telling his family that whenever they press it, the doors open "like this", so you shouldn't press it. Just as it was Ember's turn to exit the Ghost Zone , Johnny 13 alongside Kitty and Shadow cut in front of her on his motorcycle.
Pirate Radio [ ]
She made her second appearance as a main character in the episode Pirate Radio where Ember creates a song that makes adults hypnotized by (actually a mellow, ballad version of Remember) so that they can go to a fake cruise, called M. Bersback, a poorly hidden message for Ember's Bac. With this, she teams up with Captain Youngblood. However, she just leaves/escapes the ship, after she accidentally burns the ship's sail, vowing to return. Despite her involvement in the plot, she was not the primary villain of the episode as she was merely a mercenary hired by Youngblood.
Reign Storm [ ]
She came back in Reign Storm with numerous ghosts who fled the Ghost Zone when Pariah Dark was woken up. Later in the same episode, she, along with Danny 's other enemies, teamed up to help Danny fight off the ghost king's army.
Identity Crisis [ ]
In Identity Crisis, Danny, Sam, and Tucker check out Ember's file on Danny's computer, hinting he might have fought with Ember before the beginning of the episode, since Danny mentioned sending her back to the Ghost Zone.
The Ultimate Enemy [ ]
In an alternate future (seen in The Ultimate Enemy), Ember is overweight and can no longer sing due to her vocal cords being damaged by Dark Danny . She attacks regular Danny along with some of his enemies, wanting revenge for the terrible fate his future-self gave them. In this alternate future, her appearance seems to be modeled after the late famous overweight singer Cass Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas band (interestingly, band members John and Michelle Phillips would later have their daughter Chynna Phillips (who did the voice of Kitty)).
The Fright Before Christmas [ ]
She makes a cameo in The Fright Before Christmas as one of the many ghosts helping Danny save Christmas.
Girls' Night Out [ ]
In Girls' Night Out, Ember teams up with Kitty and Spectra in a joint attempt to eliminate all men. This is the episode where her new song Girl's Night Out is played with Jazz (ironically, who was twice a victim of her mind-controlling musical powers in the previous episodes Fanning the Flames and Pirate Radio, which in this episode, this attempt to personally capture Ember could presumably be Jazz's act of revenge on Ember for putting her under her spell more than once in the past) as a backup singer. It is also revealed that Ember is Skulker 's girlfriend (this was established only for Ember to have something in common with Kitty and Spectra).
Phantom Planet [ ]
Ember's final appearance was in the series finale, Phantom Planet. She was seen with the many ghosts who helped Danny and Skulker turn the entire planet intangible, so that Disasteroid can pass harmlessly through it.
Personality [ ]
Ember is a seductive hard-rocking ghost teen with disrespect towards any kind of authority figure. She obviously has a great amount of pride in her singing abilities, as she wanted revenge on Dark Danny in The Ultimate Enemy for ruining her vocal cords. She also has somewhat of a childish personality (whilst frequently shouting 1970's phrases such as "dipstick"). However, she doesn't seem to be easily offended, as she usually ignores Danny when he drives insults towards her. She shares her hatred of adult authority with Youngblood, and she is distressed when things don't go the way she wants. She is not above revenge. In all the episodes she was featured as a villain, she has either tried to hurt Danny and/or anyone who defeated/annoyed her in any sort of way. Ember also could get really low in her schemes when it comes to world conquest, as she has used her music to control people, whether it's only mind control or changing one's emotions. This shows that Ember can be selfish, which is also shown when she wanted all men away because of a fight with her boyfriend Skulker and abandoning Youngblood after burning his ship's sail. Despite being a dangerous enemy, she is not insane or murderous like other ghosts in the series (in fact, she could be considered nothing more than a influential teenager with her own "little" desires to lust). Little is known about her human life. Although judging by her lyrics to her song Remember it is theorized that she committed suicide by self cremation which made her somewhat of a tragic villainess, but that is unclear. Her life could have been around the 1970's or 80's because of her use of that time's slang and plans to start a youth revolution in her first appearance (youth revolutions were occurring during the 70's and 80's). As stated before, Ember's mind is filled up with revolutionary thoughts. In every episode she is featured as a villain, her plans are always related to some sort of revolution. This is also evidenced by her hatred against authority, especially adults. She will team up with other ghosts (Youngblood, Kitty, Spectra, etc) and hypnotize a large amount of humans in order to put her rebellious plans in practice. However, even though she always has ideas of this type, in every episode that has her as a main antagonist, she is always extreme, and has desire of enslaving others, which is a contradiction, as she ends up being and authoritarian herself.
Powers and Abilities [ ]
Being a ghost, Ember has many of the same abilities as other ghostly characters on the show as well as her own special powers, such as:
- Flight: Standard ghost power, she can also fly with her guitar as a flying board.
- Invisibility: Standard ghost power
- Intangibility: Standard ghost power
- Teleportation: She can appear and disappear in a purple smoke cloud, and/or disappear in a hair-flame tornado.
- Ghost Ray: She can fire a pink blast and other blasts from her guitar.
- Hypnotic Music: When she plays her guitar and/or sings, she can hypnotize people, usually young people, although she can hypnotize adults (and those who think that they are adults) as well.
- Chanting Empowering: Whenever people chant her name, the effect seemingly causes her hair to flare wildly and her eyes to glow, thus rapidly increasing her power. This is her biggest advantage and her worst weaknesses, because if people cease their chanting, her fiery ponytail extinguishes, rendering her powerless.
- Spectral Body Manipulation: She can manipulate the shape of her body in order to take the form of a flame.
- Superhuman Strength: While being chanted in Amity park, she was strong enough to easily overcome Danny.
- Superhuman Resistance : Her physical durability (ability to endure/resist damage) is considerably higher than many other ghost and possibly more than Danny- while being chanted by the whole world. She highly resistant to all forms of external physical damage.
- Superhuman Stamina : as many other ghosts she has a higher level of stamina than those of a normal human being.
- Superhuman Reflexes : Her reflexes are enhanced beyond normal human limits.
- Healing Factor : She can heal all her wounds in just a matter of seconds.
- Ecto-Tornado Cage: while being chanted by the whole world, she can create an upside down ecto-tornado cage to trap Danny.
- Ecto-Bubble: she can trap humans inside of a pink ecto-bubble.
- Pyrokinesis: she uses her flaming hair as a fire attack.
- Power Augmentation : Ember has the ability to enhance the powers of others like she does with Kitty's banishing kiss.
Abilities [ ]
- Master Guitar Player: She is an expert electric guitar player.
- Singer : She is an excellent singer, even without her powers.
Weapons [ ]
- Electric Guitar : In the episode Fanning the Flames, she uses the guitar as a weapon when she plays a ghostly "love song" to place Danny under a love spell. This in turn makes him fall in love with Samantha Manson, his "platonic" girlfriend. The effect is broken by the end of the episode, but Danny and Sam fall in love on their own terms at the end of the series.
- A music note: Presumably for normal music playing.
- A spiral: For a hypnotizing spell.
- A flame: For a flame attack.
- A heart symbol: Used for a love spell.
- A skull: For a skull beam.
- A punch : For a punch beam.
- A wave: A generic energy beam or a sonic wave.
- She can also trap people in a ecto-bubble that no human can pass through.
Her guitar can also be used as:
- A "sword" in close combat.
- A flying board.
Ember's Ponytail: She uses her hair as a fire attack as it's shown in Fanning the Flames and Pirate Radio.
Weaknesses [ ]
Ember has the ghosts' inherent weaknesses, such as ecto-ranium, blood blossoms, and anti-ghost weapons. Her main weakness is the lack of chanting. The moment people stop chanting her name, she is rendered powerless, however this was only during her first appearance and she hasn't needed chanting ever since. Since her powers focus mainly on fire, it is natural that water is also one of her main weaknesses.
Relationships [ ]
Danny fenton /phantom [ ].
Ember sees him as her main enemy, no doubt due to the many defeats he has dealt her; therefore she will do whatever she can to stop him from ruining her schemes, preferably permanently. Ironically, she actually helped Danny and Sam realize their feelings for each other because of her love spell. In Fanning the Flames, it is told that she wants Danny and friends as her own personal slaves. She often refers to Danny as "dipstick". However, she and some other ghosts seemed to feel sorry for him when he was trapped in the Ghost Writer's story.
Youngblood [ ]
These two got along due to their hatred towards adults, seemingly getting along because of the childish personalities they both have. When they allied themselves, they apparently had a deal which was broken when Ember accidentally destroyed part of Youngblood's ship. She ultimately abandoned him.
Skulker [ ]
It was revealed in Girls' Night Out that Skulker and Ember were dating. They had a quarrel over Skulker's inability to hunt Danny Phantom or any ghost for that matter and it is unknown whether or not they are still dating. Presumably, one of the reasons they've dated is because they have similar personalities which is shown in their style, regarding that they both have the same flaming hair and similarly-styled boots.
Dark Danny [ ]
Ember found him the most deplorable ghost in existence and has a personal vendetta on him for ruining her voice and making her fat in the alternative timeline of The Ultimate Enemy.
Penelope Spectra and Kitty [ ]
Ember allied with the two in an attempt to get revenge on men. She and Spectra at first seem to get along but when things go wrong they blame each other. Ember had a stronger more sisterly-like bond with Kitty as they seem to have an understanding of one another because of the troubles they both have with their respective boyfriends. As an in-joke, it may be possible Penelope and Ember can be friends since they both have the same voice actress, Tara Strong.
Klemper [ ]
Klemper attempted to befriend Ember at the end of Fanning the Flames, but was unsuccessful since she tried to get him to leave her alone.
Sam Manson [ ]
Sam had known Ember when she was human and was one of her best friends, she had openly supported her career in singing. After Ember had died, she still considers her to be one of her closest friends.
Gallery [ ]
- Her songs are sung by Robbyn Kirmssé. Written/Composed/Directed by Guy Moon, Butch Hartman, and Steve Marmel
- In Beauty Marked Sam used make-up very similar to Ember's on Paulina, and later in Prince Aragon's castle, Sam wore similar make-up.
- Every time Ember uses her hypnotizing spell against a large amount of people, she seems to focus on a specific group. First, she targeted the teenagers. Later, she aimed against adults. Lastly, she affected women.
- Ember has appeared - and had cameos and has been referenced - in every TV movie except for Reality Trip.
- Ember is one of the most famous characters of the show (right next to Danny himself, Sam, Dani, and Dark Danny)
- Ember is the only character in the show to have her own 3 minute theme song which also turns out to be her first song on the show, Remember.
- Ember making Danny fall in love with Sam and thus furthering the Danny/Sam relationship had caused her to become one of the most popular characters on the show. However, her lack of furthering the relationship in later episodes, along with the addition of new ghosts, caused her popularity to drop.
- Ember states in her first appearance that The revolution will be televised.
- Ember's use of 1970's lingo also suggests that she might have lived and died in the 1970's.
- At the start of the episode 13, Ember is seen in the Ghost Zone in a line leading to the Fenton ghost portal repeatedly being opened and closed by the DNA lock
- Robbyn Kirmsse is the singing voice of Ember.
- Ember's boots are the same style as Gene Simmon's Kiss boots.
- Ember has had two costumes in the show, her normal pop-star outfit, and her pirate outfit in Pirate Radio.
- 1 Ms. Sarah Bellum
- 3 The Powerpunk Girls
The 10 Best Villains in 'Danny Phantom,' Ranked by Evilness
Danny has battled some formidable foes.
Danny Phandom is the second show created by The Fairly OddParents creator, Butch Hartman, and considered by many to be his best. It follows a teenage boy named Danny Fenton ( David Kaufman ) from a family of ghost hunters. An accident with his parent's portal to the ghost zone turns him into a half-ghost, and he decides to use his powers to fight against evil ghosts who threaten his home and loved ones.
Hartman took inspiration from superhero comics to make his show, which can be seen in Danny's rogues gallery. The show had a wide spectrum of villains distinguished by their powers and many of them seemed to take delight in how evil they could be.
After dying in a fire, Ember McLain ( Tara Strong ) emerged as a ghost with a love for rock and teen rebellion. When people say her name, it increases her power. As such, she uses hypnotic songs to turn others into her personal fanbase and fighters against authority figures.
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Ember's chaotic nature and hatred for authority make her a sort of agent of chaos. She doesn't really have a goal for world domination, just to start teen rebellions or get rid of men when they get on her nerves. Ironically, her use of mind control to increase her power makes her an authoritarian character of sorts.
A mad genius in life, Nicolai Technus' ( Rob Paulsen ) ambitions have only increased in death. His plans involve gathering as much advanced technology and trying to connect to the global internet, so he can take over the world. Fortunately, his egotism often results in him declaring his plans and leaving himself open to defeat.
Technus starts out as a comedic character, but over time, his comedic elements get filed down and replaced with calculated ruthlessness. His genius gives him contempt for human life, but he also has an understanding of human emotions. This is best seen when he intentionally pushes Danny and Valerie ( Cree Summers ) together so that Danny is too distracted by romance to notice his latest scheme.
In life, Desiree ( Peri Gilpin ) caught the eye of a sultan who offered her a kingdom. After being banished by the sultan's wife, she died of a broken heart and old age. As a ghost, Desiree travels the world and grants the wishes of others, but always in the worst ways possible.
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While her actions might seem benevolent, they hide Desiree's vindictive and spiteful nature. She is more than happy to twist the wishes of others to suit her benefit and doesn't care who gets hurt in the process. A great example is when she used Tucker's ( Rickey D'Shon Collins ) wish to have ghost powers to turn him into an envious rival for Danny.
Called the ghost zone's greatest hunter, Skulker ( Matthew St. Patrick and Kevin Michael Richardson ) is always looking for rare and unique creatures. Due to Danny's nature as a half-ghost, Skulker views him as the most unique creature in existence. Beneath his high-tech armor, he's really a small, harmless blob-like ghost.
Skulker is a determined hunter who always has his eyes on the prize. It doesn't matter if there are innocents between him and his prey or not: they can be made into trophies as well if he finds they're good sport. He also has some impressive leadership skills and frequently serves as the head of the ghosts when they come together as a community.
The warden of the ghost zone's prison, Walker ( James Arnold Taylor ) dedicates his unlife to punishing criminals. However, his methods are Draconian, brutal, and offer no chance for redemption. After failing to capture Danny, Walker focuses on ruining Danny's reputation in the human world, so his prison will seem safe by comparison.
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Walker might view himself as a righteous character since he is punishing criminals, but his methods are diabolical. He warps the law to suit his own interpretation and has no issue putting an entire town in peril if it means getting at Danny. Fortunately, he doesn't leave the Ghost Zone too often.
5 Penelope Spectra
Though her true form is that of a shadow, Penelope Spectra ( Tara Strong ) is able to disguise herself as a human. She maintains her powers and youthful appearance by preying on the miseries of others. To get a steady supply, she disguises herself as a guidance counselor at Casper High and intentionally inflames the misery of the teens.
Spectra cares nothing for the sufferings of others, so long as it benefits her in the end. When she returns in season two, she tries to make a new, perfect body for herself by infecting Danny's classmates with a ghost virus in order to collect samples from them. Battling against her is part physical and psychological, since she knows how to get into her opponent's heads.
Coming from a ghost-obsessed family, Freakshow ( Jon Cryer ) has more knowledge of ghostly artifacts than anyone. Using a staff that can control ghosts, he set up a carnival that travels from town to town, committing robberies. His ultimate goal is to find the Reality Gauntlet and use it to become the master of all reality.
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Freakshow is, at his core, an insecure man who is envious of the creatures his family has studied. He's so tired of being overlooked that he wants to amass as much power and control as possible so that he will always be the center of attention. When he finally assembles the Reality Gauntlet, his ambition is to force everyone in the world to watch him defeat Danny in battle and grow upset when they cheer for Danny over him.
3 Vlad Master/Plasmius
Once the college friend of Jack ( Rob Paulsen ) and Maddie ( Kath Soucie ), Vlad ( Martin Mull ) lost his chance to win Maddie's love when Jack accidentally infected him with ecto acne. While recovering, Vlad developed ghost powers and spent the next twenty years mastering them. When he re-enters the Fenton's lives, he has three goals: kill Jack, steal Maddie, and turn Danny to his side.
Vlad has plenty of comedic moments thanks to his miserable life, but his actions are also quite diabolic. He cares nothing for Maddie's agency, viewing her more as a prize to be won than a person. When Danny refuses to join him, he engages in other plans including cloning Danny or trying to corrupt his sister, Jazz ( Colleen O'Shaughnessey ).
2 King Pariah Dark
Once, Pariah Dark ( Brian Cox ) ruled over the ghost zone with an iron fist, drawing power from his two magic items: The Crown of Fire and the Ring of Rage. He was defeated and sealed away by ancient ghosts but was released when Vlad tried to claim his power. As Pariah begins to re-assert control, the other ghosts flee to Earth to escape his tyranny.
Hartman said that he based Pariah on Darkseid from DC Comics, and it's easy to see the influence. His design and personality exert power and control: his size and strength make him nearly unstoppable to fight, and Cox's delivery is regal and authoritative. All that matters to him is conquest and anyone who dares challenge his power is to be destroyed.
1 Dark Danny
When the local fast-food restaurant explodes, all of Danny's friends and family are killed. Wanting to escape from the pain of loss, Danny asks Vlad to remove his human and ghost halves. He agrees, but Danny's ghost-half removes Vlad's ghost and merges with it before literally killing his humanity.
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Dark Danny ( Eric Roberts ) combines the worst parts of Vlad and Danny's personalities with none of the positives. He cares nothing for innocent life and wages a single-ghost war against the lands of living and dead just because he can. So evil are his actions that a group of guardian ghosts called The Observants ( Dee Bradley Baker and Phil Morris ) hire Clockwork ( David Carradine ), a time ghost, to try and kill Danny as a teenager to prevent Dark Danny's creation.
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The Scare Chamber
What Scares You?
Randy Stair, the Danny Phantom Killer
Randy Stair was a troubled man who found himself obsessed and identifying with Ember McLain, from the Nickelodeon show, Danny Phantom. Ember was an unpopular high school with dreams of becoming a rock star. Stair also had his difficulties in high school, and was working toward his own YouTube career when he entered the grocery store where he worked and killed three coworkers and himself.
On June 7, 2017, 24-year-old Randy Stair went to work at Weis Markets, in Eaton Township, Pennsylvania. He worked the late night shift, and it was almost closing time, around 11pm. He carried a duffel bag with him and wasted no time putting his plan into action. He went to the back of the store and blocked the emergency exit before returning to his duties.
He spent his time cleaning and stocking the shelves until he took a break around 12:10am, when he sent out links to multiple files and videos via his Twitter account. These links, titled “Journal”, “Suicide Tapes”, and “Digital set” detailed his plans for the evening. He returned to the rear of the store where he blocked the remaining exits, then locked the automatic doors at the store entrance.
He went back to his duffel bag and pulled out two pistol grip pump-action shotguns. He was ready.
Stair walked through the store, killing his coworkers, Victoria Brong, 25, Brian Hayes, 47, and Terry Lee Sterling, 63.
When he approached Kristan Newell, who happened to have headphones on, listening to music while labeling items and stocking shelves, he paused. CCTV surveillance footage shows him standing behind her for about five seconds before moving on. But he wasn’t finished yet.
Next, he took aim at glass and other merchandise in the store, even shot at multiple small portable propane tanks, likely hoping they would explode, only to be met with disappointment when they didn’t. His activity didn’t go unnoticed. Once Kristan Newell realized what was happening, she ran to the front of the store, removing the display at the entry doors before breaking the glass door. Outside, she hid behind some bushes and called 911.
Whether Stair noticed her escape or not remains uncertain, however he did not stop his attack. He moved to the deli, where he continued to open fire on items within the store. When he felt his work was complete, he opened his mouth and slid the end of the shotgun inside, just before firing a single round, killing himself instantly.
During his tirade, Stair fired off a total of 59 shots, and though he brought two shotguns with him, only one was used.
At this point, the question is why? Why did he go to work that day, ready to kill? Why did he leave Newell alive? The only answers we have come from his social media.
Randy Stair was born on September 17, 1992. By the time he reached middle school, it was becoming apparent he was suffering from some mental health issues. He had a fascination with death, which was illustrated in stories he wrote and turned in to his English teacher. Those stories almost always involved a deadly incident, killing the characters. It’s interesting that the teachers never commented or questioned him about this obsession.
Things progressed and intensified when he reached high school, growing his obsession with death, and the afterlife. He began to experience and display signs of suicidal ideation, and it is known that he even began contemplating different methods. On a trip to New York with his family, he reported that he considered jumping from a skyscraper. Other methods he considered were asphyxiation and burning.
It is important to note that Stair was strongly opposed to seeking out therapy or visiting with a counselor. He believed that doing so “alters who you are”.
Randy Stair developed a presence on YouTube starting on June 9, 2008. He went by the name Andrew Blaze, and his channel, PioneersProductions, featured short sketches and collaborations with other content creators. Videos included characters such as “Mr. Horse Head” which was little more than a toy horse head on a stick, “Whale”, a stuffed whale toy, and “Froggy”, a plastic toy frog.
Another video, uploaded August 3, 2010, he uploaded a video in which he collaborated with fellow YouTuber “MadeMeBad35. In the video they interacted with a wooden alligator toy. This video became his most viewed video on the channel, garnering around 118,000 views over seven years.
In one of his videos he posted captured video of a contractor at his truck, where someone failed to engage the parking brake. The truck begins to roll away hitting him. Another man runs down the driveway to catch the runaway truck while the one who was hit remains on the ground. This man also forgot to engage his parking brake, and his truck begins rolling down the drive, and it too hits the contractor.
This video caught the attention of YouTuber Ray William Johnson, who included it in one of his videos titled “ TOO FAT TO DIE! (2011) ”. As of today, this video has more than 10 million views and 58,000 comments.
His first “serious” video was uploaded on April 4, 2012 and was called “Somber”. In the video Stair could be seen walking around and throwing rocks into a body of water as well as carving something on a rock. There was no talking in the video.
His videos went downhill from there. His “finale” series was a series of five videos. The first video was titled “Amnesia Rape”, in which a weight falls on his head, and then he is tied up by Froggy and Whale, who film him being raped. The second video was titled “The Search for Remember”, in which Froggy reveals to Stair that he has the full HD Remember track on a laptop, but runs away with the laptop and drops it into the water. It is then revealed to be a dream.
At the end of the second video, Stair looks online and finds the HD version.
The third video is titled “Extinction”, in which Stair murders Froggy and Whale before putting their bodies into a box.
The fourth video, titled “Resurrection”, depicts Stair being chased by the ghosts of Froggy and Whale when he feels remorse for murdering them. He is saved when Ember (a character from the Nickelodeon show, “Danny Phantom”) uses her powers to stop Froggy and Whale.
The fifth and final video is titled “Absolution”. In this video, Stair puts the toys in a box and burns the box – effectively cremating the toys.
By 2014, he decided to take a different route with his content. According to Stair, he had had numerous unfortunate events happen in his life over the course of the previous year. At the same time, he had another channel by the name “WorthlessToaster”.
In January 2016, he turned to something he loved – Danny Phantom. His new animated series was Ember’s Ghost Squad (EGS), which focused on a fictional organization based on the character Ember McLain from the Nickelodeon animated series Danny Phantom.
It is possible that Randy Stair’s obsession with Ember comes from his ability to relate to her as a character. According to the directors of Danny Phantom, Ember was an unpopular high school girl who dreamed of one day becoming a rock star. One day, a boy asked her out to the movies, but never showed up. She waited until morning before giving up and returning home. In her exhaustion, she didn’t wake up when her house mysteriously caught fire.
Ember died in the flames, and her song “Remember” is believed to be based on the events prior to her death.
Stair had difficulties in high school, and sought to make something of his YouTube career. In his final series for PioneersProductions, he does include the song “Remember”, again, illustrating his obsession with Ember.
In late 2016, his mental health had declined to a point where he created a video called “Westborough High Massacre/Goodbye”. The video featured Stair and another ESG character, Rachael, shooting up a high school – believed to be the one he had attended. But there were other videos that raised concerns. He had multiple tape episodes called “Conspiring a Massacre”. In these he and Rachael conspired to shoot up Westborough High.
Stair had a Mediafire page, and there he uploaded multiple suicide videos and wrote about committing a school shooting. He idolized Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the Columbine High School shooters. Of the two, he claimed that Harris was his idol.
He wrote that “Weis Markets is officially Columbine High School.” He even admitted that he would have gone back to his old high school to commit the shooting, if it had not been demolished the year he graduated.
Also of note, Stair also reported believing that he was a woman trapped in a man’s body. In one of his videos, he admitted that he frequently cross-dressed when his family wasn’t home.
His MediaFire page has since been deleted.
On the evening of June 7, 2017, Stair uploaded his final video. “The Westborough High Massacre” was uploaded just hours before he went to work at Weis Markets, and shot and killed three people. In this video he described his hatred towards the people involved with the series through an angry prologue. The video also featured a crudely animated sequence which depicted him and one of his EGS characters murdering students at a fictional high school. The video ended with montages of previous videos, explaining the motives behind the shooting.
In addition to his YouTube presence, he also had nine Twitter accounts, all based on his characters. There he linked to journals and videos uploaded on MediaFire. In some of his videos he expressed remorse for not taking his life sooner – during his teenage years.
In his fifth “Suicide Tape”, he informed viewers that he would be taking two shotguns to his massacre, the second being a backup in case the first one “breaks down on [him] or jams, and [he has] no way of fixing it.”
In the end, Randy Stair did break. He took the lives of three innocent people, and he took his own life.
The shooting did not gain national attention, and was covered mostly by local news outlets. Weis Markets closed down with a spokesperson saying, “We are deeply saddened by the events of this morning. The safety of our associates, our customers, and the surrounding community is our top priority.”
Despite some in the community expressing concerns about the market reopening and not relocating, Weis Markets announced they would be reopening. One man said relocating or closing would have played into Stair’s hands. “The evil man who did this would have wanted them to move and would have wanted people to be scared and not want to go to the store after what he did.”
The original storefront remained intact, with the entire interior gutted and remodeled. The store officially reopened on July 13, 2017.
Still interested in the topic of Mass Shootings? Check out the story of James Holmes , who shot up a theater.
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Ember's ghost band
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- 2.1 Appearance
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- 3 Powers and abilities
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History [ ]
In " Fanning the Flames ," the band plays music for Ember. Little else is known about them. They didn't speak or take an active role in her plans, other than playing music during her performances. After Ember is defeated, they disappear either out of cowardice, or they were beings that were created by Ember and required her presence to exist.
Members [ ]
Appearance [ ].
All three members of Ember's band are zombie-like, blue-skinned ghosts with black sunglasses.
- The bass player (later a keyboard player at the midnight concert) has a green mohawk and a scar on his left cheek. He wears black earrings, a black choker, a cropped black t-shirt, gray shorts, and black platform boots.
- The drummer has crooked teeth and a blue Ember flame tattoo on his right arm. He wears a red baseball cap backwards, a studded black bracelet on each wrist, a red flannel shirt with ripped sleeves, dark gray pants, and black boots.
- The guitarist has long dark pink hair and wears a red bandanna over his head. He wears a black choker, a cropped white shirt with red trim, ripped blue jeans with a kilt over them, and brown boots.
Instruments [ ]
- Bass guitar : a green bass guitar whose body resembles a skull. Its tuning pegs also resemble skulls.
- Drums : a set of metallic pink-and-silver drums. The bass drum features " Ember " written in pink on the front.
- Electric guitar : a pink V-shaped electric guitar, the end of which is decorated with light-pink flames.
- Keyboard : a gray electronic keyboard with pink flames on the sides.
Powers and abilities [ ]
- Flight , invisibility , intangibility : Standard ghost powers.
- Teleportation : They can appear and disappear in a purple smoke cloud.
Sightings [ ]
- 111. " Fanning the Flames "
- 1 Danny Phantom (character)
- 2 Ember McLain
- 3 Dark Danny