Hotep RA is the mummy-like spirit of an ancient minion of King Duulaman, an Egyptian pharaoh who inexplicably looked highly similar to Tucker Foley. He was released from his eternal sleep when Tucker looked into the mirror at the front of Ra's sarcophagus.
Hotep RA was, during his life, the servant of Pharaoh Duulaman. The strength of his loyalty should be questioned though, as he tried to take over the world through Tucker despite believing (at least to some extent) that Tucker was Duulaman reincarnated. At some point he died and was possibly mummified after his death. In the present day, his ghost was awakened when Tucker looked into the mirror on his sarcophagus. After this he acted as Tucker's servant, helping him out and catering to his every whim while at the same time plotting against him. He gave Tucker Duulaman's staff, a weapon of great power which increased Tucker's ego and stifled his conscience and common sense. After Tucker sent everyone to a representation of ancient Egypt and forced them to work, Hotep RA continued to assist Tucker, yet still plotted to dethrone him.
After Danny managed to get Tucker back to his normal self, Hotep RA grabbed the staff and tried to kill Danny, only to be defeated and chased off by the sphinx.
Hotep RA's final appearance is in the series finale, "Phantom Planet." He is one of the many ghosts who helps Danny and Skulker turn the entire planet intangible so that an asteroid can pass through it.
Powers and Abilities
Hotep RA was shown to be quite a powerful and formidable ghost; his powers are:
- Intangibility: Standard ghost power.
- Invisibility: Standard ghost power.
- Flight: Standard ghost power.
- Supernatural strength and durability: Standard ghost powers.
- Elongation of limbs: His bandages unravel, allowing him to stretch to incredible lengths, but too much causes only his skeleton to be left.
- Transformation: He is able to transform into a sandstorm or a plague of locusts.
- Regeneration: He is able to regenerate.
- Teleportation: He is seen appearing out of the ground and reforming once, and is able to summon objects.
- Storage: He can store objects inside his bandages.
- Contortion: He is able to fit inside a locker with no apparent problems.
- Other: He is able to manipulate the pieces of his clothing that hung off him like they were extra arms.
- 215. "King Tuck"
- 312. "Phantom Planet" (no lines)
- Hotep RA is one of the few evil ghosts that have never been seen being caught in the Fenton Thermos.
- His name may be a reference to both the Egyptian word Hotep, meaning "to be at peace," which is ironic, considering that he is a mummy; and Ra, which is the name of the Egyptian god of the sun.
- His name could also be taken from a powerful ancient Egyptian priest, named Rahotep.
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