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Ghost Stories by sry005 Ghost Stories by sry005

Another old tumblr post which was inspired by this [link] <--post

Here's the story for each character:

Ember. During a live, onstage performance, something went wrong with the pyrotechnics and the lights and caused a huge fire. Most of the fire surrounded Ember in a ring on stage, where due to smoke inhalation, she fainted and the fire consumed her.

Ghostwriter. He slowly drove himself mad because of deadlines (that’s what the big DEAD in the background means—deadlines), stress, being late for his work, not having enough done, maybe even being poor and needing money but just not being able to earn it…l eventually he had a stroke because of all the stress and died while typing.

Kitty and Johnny crashed while on Johnny’s motorcycle. They were both mortally wounded and were surrounded by fire and wreckage. They died together while holding hands.

Technus. While working with some highly explosive chemicals over a bunsen burner, he accidentally dropped the chemical over the fire and caused an explosion. He was thrown back into a wall that contained more dangerous chemicals, causing them to get knocked down into the already raging fire. He died by a mixture of smoke inhalation, fire, and a deadly combination of chemicals.

Poindexter. After being bullied for so long and so horribly, he just couldn’t take it anymore. He hated that he was treated differently. So he decided to make a point with his death. He’d show all those popular kids’ exactly what happens when you drive a kid to where Poindexter now was because of bullying. So with all the popular kids on the courtyard, Poindexter walked off the top of Casper High’s roof and died when he hit the ground.

Box Ghost. While Box Ghost was packaging some stuff to be shipped out, there was a malfunction with the machines behind him. A cable or a screw was loose and all the machines starting falling like dominoes. Box Ghost didn’t move out of the way fast enough.

Skulker. While hunting, Skulker set up many traps for unsuspecting animals. However, he forgot where some of his traps were. So as he was hunting in the woods, he accidentally set off his own trap. He was shot through the heart, lung, arm, etc, with his own poison arrows.

Lunch Lady. She never had that great of health because of her diet, and she was already getting on in her years. During her shift at Casper High, she began to feel somewhat woozy and dizzy. She had a heart attack an collapsed in the middle of lunch. None of the kids or staff noticed and she died behind the lunch counter before anyone called for help.

Walker was the head of one of Amity’s old Jails. Just as he was about to leave for home, some prisoners managed to escape, so he stayed and tried to get them back in their cells. But more and more prisoners escaped and he was losing control of the situation. One of the prisoners managed to grab a gun and shot Walker in the chest. He fell to the floor grabbing at his wound while the prisoners ran right over him, ignoring his calls for them to get back into their cells. He died on the floor before the last one left, crawling and grabbing at feet, trying to keep them from escaping.

Youngblood. Since he was born he was weak and ill, and had a terrible disease that couldn’t be cured. He used to watch the other kids play outside and wished he could be apart of that. So he used to play pretend with himself in his hospital bed, wearing a pirate hat and a fake hook. But he could never play for long because the little energy he exerted when he played was too much for his little body. He died as a child, watching the kids outside having fun.

Also, I KNOW EMBER DIED BECAUSE SHE WAS TIRED FROM WAITING FOR A GUY WHO STOOD HER UP AND DIDN'T WAKE UP WHEN HER HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE (which is the official story from the producers). This is just my interpretation of the original tumblr post. So please, don't point it out to me that this is incorrect, because I already know. And I know that Skulker is just a ghost blob thing inside the suit. Again, just my interpretation. (I'm sorry if I sound rude, but I've had several people correct me despite my saying that this is just an artist's interpretation of their deaths and not their canon deaths.)

so on that note, I hope you guys like the comic

I don't own these characters~
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Artman21 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Please draw more ghost story deaths!
you do know that Butch Hartman ( the creator of the show ) clarified that 'ghost' in his shown aren't people who died, they're monsters from another dimension he just used the term 'ghost'  because it was easier to say
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
I call bullshit.  I know he said it but some like Ember, Johnny, and Kitty you can guess were probably alive at some point but it's clearly stated that Poindexter and Desiree DID die and become ghosts!  He probably rolled with that explanation up in later seasons due to the ghosts looking more like straight up monsters.
YumaTheMinecrafter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I.. Really like all of these stories..
And is that Embers official Backstory? (That is in the desc.)
..I think I actually like yours better.
Either way, This is amazing!
wickedwizard1991 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool,I like how u gave every ghost there own unique story,I also like all the detail put into each panel.
MarieAngel04 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
All these stories of ghosts' deaths are so aweful and dramatical. It makes me cry and feel sorry for them. Pikachu Crying Plz 
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
if it makes you feel better, the imagery of the first one can just as easily be portrayed as the confirmed back-story.
MrChicoCha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Youngblood... Excellent work!
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ouch... very good job here.
This makes me want an episode where Danny lays them to rest! ;-;
sharka121 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Something funny, Youngblood was voiced by a young Taylor Lautner
ZoneRobotnik Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I personally have Skulker being killed by a witch when he went for her ghost familiar to add to his collection. XD As for Ember's death, this is certainly more exciting than the truth, and maybe how she imagines her death went - since, y'know, she had a pretty depressing life. Seriously, she and Danny both had/have "can't fit in with anybody" issues. (At least Ember wasn't electrocuted to death. Why does Danny have ice powers, since he was electrocuted to half-death?)
Ghostwriter, in my stories, was never a human. Or at least he doesn't remember it if he ever was. He's an Old One, like Clockwork, and that's why he can alter reality that way he does.
I never much bothered with the stories of the others yet, but Kitty and Johnny talk about how they died in the show. Pretty sure this is close to it.
pennyproud11596 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
O.O that's deep. And cool. I like Ghostwriters... Life? Backstory? Yea, backstory.
ZoneRobotnik Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I like playing with the Old Ones - Clockwork, the Master of Time, Ghostwriter, the Master of Reality, and my OC - Gaea, the Master of Form. :) Clockwork and Ghostwriter make the best drinking buddies, and they both need it after a day or two or dealing with Danny's antics. XDD
Exd2Dxe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
They need hug!
AbyssalLime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
*cries in a corner*
DLToon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the kind of stuff I wish the series had brought up more often. We get some at the beginning, especially with Desiree the Ghost Genie, but other than that we're often left to come up with our own interpretations such as yours. I guess some could defend it as an artistic choice but I personally suspect it was more about steering the show to a more lighthearted direction, which culminated in S3 where it almost completely turned into a silly Saturday morning cartoon with a "monster of the week" instead of, you know, a spirit of a dead person wreaking havoc.

This is good stuff :) I especially like your interpretations on Kitty/Johnny, Poindexter and Youngblood. I like my villains to have more depth.
TemBrook Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just gave me FEELINGS about EVERYTHING but especially YOUNGBLOOD and POINDEXTER.
sry005 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
poor youngblood and poindexter. they both died so young.
Hinop00 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Aww this is so sad, some more then others (pointdexter and youngblood), but that's just my opinion XD oh! And I think Jhonny 13 and Kitty's deaths was really cute in a sad way, if you know what I mean.
btw. Good job with imitating Butch Hartmanns' style (I find it hard to imitate others work (sometimes))
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I like this. Makes Danny Phantom's ghosts a little more tragic
bubblybumblebee1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm going to cry! To much sadness, but YoungBlood's the one that's making me tear up. They're all so sad!
TheStalkerBunny Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm going to die like ghost writer.... ALL THE STRESS. Good art though
CeciliaArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DarkKingM Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Never thought about it... The other ghosts' past... But this stories seem to be true=) All tragic and touching (especially with Johnny and Kitty). Awesome comic=))
elfranco Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Wow! this is amazing, the expression and good definition of comic that has this really incredible.

  You did a great job.
JackSpicer29 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
As for Ember, according to one of the creators of the show, 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"
Yondaime22 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
can you do one of these for Pariah Dark.

Like, maybe he was a kind and benevolent king who was betrayed and overthrown by someone close to him. So that in the afterlife, he rules with an iron fist so that no one will has the nerve to try and backstab him again
Yondaime22 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
this is so favorited 
Kronosam Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I love your interpretation better. So intense. I like Skulker better as a big hunter ghost instead of a blob. You did very well, I like it.
Poor ghost all need a hug. :(
I like this, I can see stuff like this happening, and these were the reasons they became ghost.
I like your Ember death better, (sort weird to type that) I can that happening more than the not waking up during a fire, I know stuff like that has/will happen, but stage fire....yeah.
I thought the bubble wrap in the Box ghost panel was a squid tentacle...-_- sorry
All in all awesome pic and stories!
NHarmonik Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How about the other ghosts? Like Spectra and the Dairy King?
Wildandcrazyart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This comic is so good and sad at the same time. The panel with Techus gets me; the way he looks it as if he sees his death coming towards him...
nenogirlygirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww i have seen it and now this makes me want to cry its so sad
CatalystOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This comic is wonderful, and the explanations just make it so much more EPIC.

...That's the explanation form the producers? Seriously? Well, there goes Butch's explanation that the ghosts aren't actually people who died...huh. :D I LIKE THIS MORE.

You did good. :)

clay-phoenix Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I perfectly understood all of them before reading the comments, except the box ghost (though all I guessed about Ember was that she died in a fire). Your depictions are really amazing in all the detail they give in such a small space. And your grip on the style is awesome.

With the box ghost I was like, ... blood, a box, and bubble wrap... he was murdered by cardboard! :paranoid:
KairiTheValeyard Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I guess this is why Steve Marmell was needed, he helped keep that balance of silly Hartman style humor and dark storytelling that keeps the action flowing. Who knows what would have happened if he stuck on for season 3.
When you think about it is danny phantom a really dark show.
sry005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tails232323 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dude, when you really think about it... Danny Phantom is a very dark show. xD Very nicely drawn and I love your ideas for their deaths! Makes my heart break a little to learn all of this. ;3;
sry005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Danny is constantly at risk of being captured and dissected by his own parents. lol If that don't say don't I dunno what will. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Thanks! <3
nekophy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah i know that, my sis ever show that to me :XD:
nice drawing! >XD
sry005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~
I have noticed before you posted this, why they died.

Btw, great comic. I would never draw like that as you do. Great job.
sry005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Their deaths, or possible deaths, seem all rather obvious when you look for them, huh? lol

Aww, all it takes is practice. Two years ago I still couldn't draw DP style that well. It just takes time, practice, and a whole lot of references. lol

Yeah, I feel sorry for them all, especially Youngblood and Poindexter. With Poindexter's part, suicide is never the answer if you get bullied. And I had noticed, some scenes, plots and storylines in DP really makes sense as in real life. As Danny said in TUE: "Maybe that's all anybody needs; A second chance." And the person never get a second chance, if he/she killed themselves.

There's some days, when I have no faith in myself, other times, I have it. But I will try...

And you're welcome.~
isora683 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Awwww... This reminds me of another series of of :iconsarapsys:'s called "As You Were"; it includes all of the ghosts' back stories...

Seriously, though I could get a general idea of the ghosts' stories in this comic (which is quite well-drawn!), I almost cried by the last panel, which took me kind of by surprise: I never expected to feel so heartbroken over Youngblood... Perhaps it was just the way you angled his face away, the doctor in the mask, the kids playing outside while he's hooked up to his oxygen... The picture just... stunned me with it's surprisingly emotional impact.

All in all, I have to say well done! :D
sry005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's similar, although I confess that this comic is at least a month older than their first "As You Were" comic. And it's a lot shorter, lol. There's a lot of stuff I posted on tumblr that I didn't post on here for whatever reason and this comic (As well as my last DP comic) were two of those posts.

Yeah, Youngblood really kills me. Same with Kitty&Johnny and Poindexter. I wanted to make it obvious that Youngblood wanted to, but couldn't play like the other kids because he was too sick and would only harm himself. Poor guy.

Luminairous Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconmanlytearsplz: My feels!
I wonder about Spectra, Amorpho, or Klemper.
Maybe old age, stage accident, shut-in?
sry005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I haven't thought about them, actually. Tho I have no plans to make a continuation comic. lol

I'd say Spectra died feeling as tho she wasn't beautiful (maybe because of old age?), Amorpho got into an accident while preforming onstage and died from a concussion that gave him amnesia, and Klemper was the victim of drastically overprotective parents who would absolutely never let him out because of his condition (ala, Hunchback of Notre Dame style) and desperately wanted friends.
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