8 Most Friendly Ghosts In Gaming
Even though they’re not Casper, these ghosts will help you out.
Beings from the spectral plane often make us think of scary situations and ghosts. Fear is the best way to deal with things we don’t know or don’t understand. But for some reason, we usually find the idea of ghosts from the afterlife to be scary.
But ghosts aren’t always bad. In fact, ghosts can be very helpful, as we’ve learned from video games. Of course, “friendly” could be used here in a loose way to mean that there are ghosts that don’t want to hurt you, the player. Some of these ghosts look like they could be standing right next to Casper, while others might look old and worn.
Polterpup – Luigi’s Mansion Series
Here’s one of those excited ghosts that could easily be mistaken for Casper’s dog if we didn’t know any better. All of the Luigi’s Mansion games have had Polterpup show up. Even though the animal is dead, he still seems to have a lot of curiosity, energy, and life.
Polterpup is one of the few ghosts in Luigi’s trilogy of adventures who can be called a true friend in every way. Whenever he’s on the screen, he’ll make you say out loud, “pup, who’s a good boy? You are. Who is it? You are the best boy in the world!” He gives off that dog-like love that makes us forget about good manners and how to talk like an adult. And if you have a treat (also called a “golden bone”) in your pocket, he’ll make sure you don’t die too soon.
Celembrimbor – Shadow Of Mordor
Now, this is a bit of a stretch for the word “friendly.” Celebrimbor is an Elf spirit in Shadow of Mordor who looks like a wraith. In this Middle Earth story, he is actually Talion, a human rangerfriend. ,’s At first, they just work together to beat Sauron’s dark forces. Celebrimbor’s wraith skills come in very handy when it comes to killing enemies. So, we know for sure that he doesn’t like Orcs.
Talion and Celebrimbor become friends because they both fight against the evil in the world. Sauron knows exactly what is at the center of Middle Earth, and he wants to spread it even more. Celebrimbor is a good helper and wise guide on this quest.
The Hero’s Shade – The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Link will definitely meet The Hero’s Shade during his adventures in Twilight Princess. This spirit looks scary, and in an odd way, it looks like the enemy Stalfos, who shows up a lot in Zelda games. But the Hero’s Shade is really the spirit of Link, the Hero of Time from Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, if you talk about him for a while and learn more about his story.
In this adventure, he laments that no one ever heard about his brave actions because Ganondorf’s rule was erased from history. Now, at least, he wants to teach his descendant, Link of Twilight Princess, the skills he has learned. Link’s Hero’s Shade acts as a kind of guide for him.
Wrinkly Kong – Donkey Kong 64
Cranky Kong’s beloved partner was the old Wrinkly Kong. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest was the first time she was seen. In this new game, she was still alive and well. She ran a school, gave Diddy advice, and even let you save your game.
Wrinkly Kong would show up in a few more games with living characters before she first showed up as a ghost in Donkey Kong 64. She left this world somewhere between Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong 64. But as a spirit in Slope Game, she is still the caring matriarch she was in real life. She gives the other Kongs good advice.
KK – Ghostwire: Tokyo
Ghostwire: Tokyo, made by the same people who made The Evil Within, showed a different, creepy side of Tokyo full of ghosts and hard challenges. After a mysterious fog covers the city and turns everyone into ghosts, it quickly becomes a world where the supernatural is a big part of the streets and buildings.
You play as Akito, a young man in the middle of everything who seems to be saved from the supernatural event by a spirit named KK, who takes over his body just before the supernatural wave hits. The two form an uneasy partnership in order to figure out what’s going on and help their loved ones. KK can give Akito spectral powers to help him fight ghosts, and the two of them end up becoming friends.
The Lubberkin – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt meets the Bloody Baron during his travels through the beautiful scenery. Geralt agrees to help the Baron find his family so that he can learn more about where Ciri is. Geralt finds out that his wife had a stillborn baby, and that the baby was buried. You can turn the Botchling into a Lubberkin instead of killing it. A Lubberkin is basically a ghost that is set free.
If you save the Botchling and turn it into a Lubberkin, the little ghost will lead you to clues about where its mother, the Baron’s wife, is hiding. Once Geralt has everything he needs, he tells the Lubberkin “thank you” and lets it go.
The Champions – The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
It wouldn’t make sense to just pick one of Breath of the Wild’s four Champions for this entry. So, for the sake of being complete, this segment is made up of all four Champions. These Champions used to be fearless defenders of Hyrule who fought Ganon in different ways and eventually died in the process.
Daruk the Goron, Mipha the Zora, Revali the Rito, and Urbosa the Gerudo are all part of the Champions. When Link defeats the corrupted versions of their associated Divine Beasts, the Champions are set free and can use their power to weaken Calamity Ganon. Link could face Ganon without their help, but it would be a waste of time.
Sadness – The Medium
In The Medium, the main character, Marianne, who is also the title character, looks into a mysterious message that makes her think she can find out more about herself. She goes to the mysterious place called Niwa that the map showed her. There, she meets a spirit girl with one arm missing and a mask on. Her name is Sadness.
Marianne finds out in the end that Sadness is the spirit of her older sister, Lily. Because Lily was a medium and because her father tortured and abused her, she accidentally created a bad thing called the Maw. Sadness only ever tries to help Marianne and has nothing to do with the bad things that happen at Niwa. Even though she is friendly, she is the personification of sadness.