Danny Phantom

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Name: Danny Phantom
Abbreviation(s): DP
Creator: Butch Hartman
Date(s): April 3, 2004 – August 24, 2007
Medium: Cartoon
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia
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Danny Phantom is a Nickelodeon superhero/science fantasy animated series created by animator Butch Hartman.

Danny Phantom was soft-rebooted with the comic book A Glitch in Time, released on July 18, 2023 and sparking new interest in the series. The series is expected to continue with new issues.


The show is about a 14-year-old named Danny Fenton who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world and the supernatural "Ghost Zone", becomes half-ghost and frequently saves his town and the world from ghost attacks, while attempting to keep his ghost half a secret from everyone, except his best friends Tucker Foley and Samantha "Sam" Manson.

Main Characters

The series had many reoccurring characters, for more check out Wikipedia.

Additional Media

  • A Glitch in Time graphic novel
  • MLB Baseball game
  • Nicktoons Unite! game (2005)
  • Butch Hartman's post-canon videos
  • Tuff Puppy Crossover short on Youtube


Fans of the series often put "Phan" in the beginning of words that use fan, such as Phans for fans, Phandom for fandom and Phanzine for fanzine.

There is a Phandom event calendar run by lexosaurus on tumblr, and around four major Danny Phantom discord servers, ranging from general phandom content to specific focuses on art or writing. Some events such as DannyMay, Invisobang, and Ectoberhaunt, have their own discord servers that are active either year-round or during the event only.

Events & Challenges

Notable Crossovers

Crossovers are fairly popular.

As of October 9, 2023, the top ten crossovers on ffn are:

  1. Teen Titans (animated series)
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Young Justice (animated series)
  4. Supernatural (this crossover is most commonly referred to as Superphantom)
  5. Batman
  6. Fairly OddParents
  7. Gravity Falls (this crossover is most commonly referred to as Phantom Falls)
  8. Ben 10
  9. Justice League
  10. Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

Popular multi-fandom crossovers include:

Notable tropes

  • Bad Boy/Dark!Danny, this includes the Danny Masters trope where Vlad is Danny's father. The other characters, namely Sam and Tucker, evil versions are also used in fanworks.
  • Character Deaths
  • Revelations of Danny's secret to various characters before it was canonized in the series finale "Phantom Planet".
  • Genderswap, where Danny and Tucker are girls and Sam is the boy.
  • Character/Power swap, in which someone (e.g. Sam) is the one with the ghost powers instead of Danny.
  • Darkfic in various forms, often where Danny gets experimented on or left a body behind when he first became a ghost.
  • Ghost King AUs, where after defeating the Ghost King in episode 24, Danny is considered the King of the Ghost Zone, whether he knows it or not.
  • No Phantom Planet AUs are also common and often go unlabelled, since some fans consider the final episode of the show, "Phantom Planet", to be non-canon. It is popular fan speculation that the series reboot comic, A Glitch in Time, retconned Phantom Planet because it was that disliked by fans.
  • Dissection or Vivisection
  • Death Day celebrations
  • Field Trips to the Ghost Zone
  • Fully Dead Danny or Fully Ghost Danny
  • Overpowered Danny
  • Cryptid Danny Fenton
  • Danny Accidentally Fell Through A Ghost Portal (plot device, time skips, crossovers)
  • Danny Gets Trapped in A Fenton Thermos (time skip, crossovers)
  • Trans Danny
  • Lancer as a good teacher
  • Jack and Maddie Fenton as bad parents
  • Feral Ghosts - Ghosts are more animalistic than the show depicted.
  • Ghostly Adoption - Phantom gets adopted by the ghosts
  • Liminal Amity Park - Citizens of Amity Park gain ghostly characteristics due to ambient ectoplasm
  • Phantom Phamily - Danny (possibly split into Phantom), Dani, and Dan are all living together.
  • [character] is a Halfa - someone(s) either replaces Danny as the Halfa or is one alongside him.
  • Amity Park is Danny Phantom's lair or haunt

Notable Fanon

Notable Alternate Universes

There are a significant number of Alternate Universes that stem from the show's original plot/lore/setting but diverges in a way that no longer coexists within it. DPAUCollection on Tumblr attempted to record as many as possible.

  • Actor AU - Danny is an actor on the Danny Phantom show
  • Ancient Danny AU - Danny is one of the Ancients who sealed Pariah away, or becomes one.
  • Astronaut Danny
  • Badger Cereal / Daniel Masters - Father&Son Vlad and Danny bonding, can be evil
  • Banshee Danny AU - Danny slowly loses his color every time someone dies in Amity Park.
  • Blind AUs - where blind characters can see ghosts (UltraViolet AU)
  • Blue Danny - Danny is blue as a halfa/ghost
  • Cheese Melt - Vlad tries to be a good parent to Dani
  • Circus Danny AU - Danny never escapes the circus from Freakshow following "Control Freaks"
  • Clockwork's Apprentice
  • Clockwork is Danny - Danny has Clockwork's role in the show
  • Clone AU - Danny's just another of Vlad's clones
  • Coffee Ghost AU - Phantom haunts a college as a tired, caffeine addicted ghost
  • Corpse AU - Danny Going Ghost leaves behind an actual corpse/Danny is still a halfa but his portal accident left behind a corpse
  • Crime TV Show Crossovers (CSI, Psych, etc.)
  • Cowboy AU
  • Cryptid Danny AU - Danny/Phantom is the local cryptid
  • Cyborg/Halfa/Nanobot Valerie AU - Valerie's ghost turns her into either a cyborg, a part-ghost, or a human with some ghostly attributes
  • Dani Masters - Vlad decides to raise Dani as his actual daughter
  • Dual Obsession AU - Danny has 2 obsessions: usually space and protection
  • Electric Core AU - instead of ice powers, Danny gains electricity powers
  • Everyone Knows AU
  • Evil Trio AU - Sam and Tucker are usually also ghosts or retain powers from Undergrowth and King Tuck
  • Fantasy AU
  • Family Breakfast - Vlad/Maddie/Jack
  • Florist AU - the Fentons have a flower shop that sells blood blossoms
  • Full Ghost Danny
  • Full Hazmat AU - Danny half-died while wearing an actual hazmat suit
  • GIW [character] AU - [character] (usually Danny or Valerie) gets a job with the GIW.
  • Ghost Hunger AU - halfas/ghosts must consume ectoplasm
  • Good Vlad/Mentor Vlad
  • Green Danny - Danny is green as halfa/ghost
  • Gray Ghost AU - Valerie is the halfa, Danny is the ghost hunter. May include further role swaps like Maddie as the evil older halfa.
  • Halfa Jack AU - Vlad marries Maddie and Jack is the halfa
  • (Half) Human AU - Danny starts out a ghost and the portal turns him into a halfa/human
  • Halfa Jazz AU - Jazz was the one who went into the ghost portal
  • Halfa Trio AU - Danny, Sam, and Tucker become halfas
  • Inverse Trio - Tucker is the halfa, Danny is the goth, Sam is the nerd
  • Monster Appearance AU - Danny’s ghost form looks grotesque or like a monster
  • No One Knows AU - No one knows Danny is half-ghost. Sometimes, this even includes Sam and Tucker
  • Pitch AU: The show's original pitch. Danny is a human with an owl named Spooky, rides a motorcycle, and has a psychic connection with Sam.
  • Pitch Pearl/Danny and Phantom are separate beings - Danny and Phantom are separate beings (ship is Pitch Pearl)
  • Portal Danny - Danny is the Fenton Portal
  • Possessed by Phantom - Halfas are just dead people possessed by ghosts. Ghosts may or may not have their memories.
  • Reverse Trio - Sam is the halfa, Tucker is the goth, Danny is the nerd
  • Sacrifice AU - Danny becomes the vessel for Phantom as a sacrifice to open the portal
  • SCP AU - Danny is either captured by the SCP Foundation, Fenton Works is a branch of the SCP Foundation and Danny/the other ghosts are SCPs
  • Space AU - Alien or Mass Effect style
  • Spork AU - Based on the scene where Danny swallows a spork whole, and then phases his hand into himself to retrieve it. He's become so normalized to ghost-like things he does that he doesn't even recognize it as weird anymore.
  • Superhero Crossovers/Fusions (DC, Marvel, etc.)
  • Tech Hunter AU - Tucker is the ghost hunter.
  • Undergrowth Sam AU - Undergrowth influences Sam (Regrowth AU)
  • Werewolf Tucker/Witch Sam AU - Tucker is a werewolf and Sam is a witch
  • Void Danny - Nocturne influences Danny
  • Wings AU - Danny grows wings/Everyone has wings/Danny loses his wings in the accident


The most popular het pairing is Danny/Sam, while most popular slash pairing is Danny/Vlad. Other pairings that have appeared in the fandom are: Danny P./Danny F., Danny/Dash, Danny/Valerie, Tucker/Jazz, Danny/Desiree, Jazz/Tucker, Danny/Tucker, Sam/Tucker, Danny/Dan, and Tucker/Valerie. The canon pairing of Jack/Maddie often appears in fanworks as a background pairing, however several works focus on them as well. Jazz Fenton & Danny Fenton and Danny Fenton & Tucker Foley & Sam Manson are canon gen relationships, fairly common in fan works.

Gen works are fairly common with DP fanworks.

See List of Danny Phantom Relationship Names.



  • Author's Guild I: The 2008 Ego Incident by Phyllis Joy Wolfe. There are few of us in the author's guild that have not heard about The Ego Incident, but only one author knows what REALLY happened. How one author's error put her right in the middle of the greatest mystery of Author's Guild History. (Rated K, Self-Insert & Danny, Self-Insert & Vlad.)
  • Bloodsucker by S.N Rainsworth. A few misconceptions causes the student population of Casper High to take a guess at the mystery that is Danny Fenton. (Rated T, Danny)
  • Cupid's Wrath by Flower princess11, After being defeated by Danny yet again, Ember angers Cupid who in turn casts a spell on her that forces her to fall in love with her worst enemy: Danny! Now Danny has to deal with a lovesick Ember, a jealous Paulina, a furious Skulker and the upcoming Valentines day madness. Will Ember somehow break the spell? Will Danny be able to escape her amorous pursuit or will he give in? (Rated T, Danny/Ember)
  • Danny Phantom: Facing the Future by Aaron12, It's finally happened! Dark Danny has escaped from Clockwork's castle and set his sights on earth! Two mysterious new ghosts may hold the key to stopping him, but why are they attacking Danny and the others? And what is their connection to Clockwork? When these questions are answered, Danny and Sam's world will be forever changed. (Rated K+, Danny/Sam)
  • Dawning of a Sun by pearl84. A twist in destiny makes the month old Danny F. half-ghost and places him in the hands of the ghost king: Plasmius. Stuck in between a Human and Ghost war, will this young prince find his true self? And most importantly, who will he fight for? (Rated T, Danny/Sam, Vlad/Desiree.)
  • The Espil Mirror by JJCross, “The Espil Mirror,” Plasmius said in awe. “A divine item made billions of years ago, forged by magic, to show the user what he truly desires and how to obtain it." Vlad saw his smile grow in the mirror as the image morphed. "Now Espil Mirror…show me how to achieve what I desire!” (Rated Teen, Danny/Vlad.) This work is notable for being the most kudos'd work for Danny/Vlad on AO3 as of September 2023.
  • Estrelas by Shimegami-chan. Sam's attention is captured by a lonely ghost haunting her grandmother's attic...and discovering his secrets will take everything she has. (Rated T, Sam & Danny)
  • Family Ties by breakingdawn77, Astroid destroyed, secret revealed. Clueless no more, Danny Fenton is finally at peace with everything in his life. So what happens when Danielle crashes, quite literally, into his life? Will he be able to handle something that he had thought was impossible? Let's find out. (Rated T, Danny/Sam, Dani/Tucker, sequel)
  • The Ghost of Heroes by Enigmaris, ScarletNightFury. New York City isn't prepared for a ghostly invasion. The Avengers are finally all in the same place again... The fractured team can't seem to come together. It's a good thing then that Danny Phantom is ready to save the day. That doesn't mean anyone is prepared for when he keeps showing up. (Rated Teen and up, Danny/Peter Parker, The Avengers Movieverse crossover, WIP)
  • Ghost Stories by Vexel, Danny was not happy. After two years of fighting ghosts, he thought he could handle strange. But when a bunch of costumed weirdos who worked for a super-secret law enforcement agency kidnap him, demanding that he help fight against a wannabe vampire and a megalomanic god with a grudge, he was really considering retirement from the hero gig. (Rated T, The Avengers Movieverse crossover)
  • Lab Rat by AnneriaWings. The look on my parents' faces – eager, curious, somewhat hateful – wasn't exactly hard to give away their intentions. I knew what they were going to do to me even before Mom snapped on a pair of rubbery, white latex gloves. (Rated T, Danny)
  • Phantom of Truth by HaiJu, Locked away in a secret government lab with Phantom as her subject, nothing stands between Maddie and the truth... except, perhaps, herself. (Rated T, Danny & Madeleine Fenton)
  • The Return of Dani Phantom by R.tistiC, A few years after Phantom Planet, an unexpected visitor comes. And she's getting pumped. An encounter with The Guys in White, Wulf making a new friend, Danny being saved in grave peril: It all leads up to one thing... The Dani with an 'I' is back. (Rated K, Dani & Danny)
  • Touch the Stars by Danny Phantom SG-1. After his capture, Jazz faithfully visits her little brother every week. (Rated K, Jazz & Danny)


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