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"Sweet dreams, Ghost Boy..."

Nocturn[1] is the ghost of sleep and dreaming. He commands an army of Sleepwalkers to do his bidding. He is also one of Danny's most powerful foes (alongside Undergrowth, Vortex, and Dark Danny).


In "Frightmare," Nocturn and his army of Sleepwalkers made the entire citizenry of Amity Park fall into a deep slumber, slipping a metal helmet on each person's head to keep them asleep. He made a hideout in the local mattress factory near the harbor of Amity Park, with a giant antenna on top to absorb the dream energy from the city.

Danny Phantom defeated him in his dream with the help of Tucker, Sam, and Jazz.

Nocturn makes another appearance in the series finale, "Phantom Planet." Seen only in a few frames, he is one of the many ghosts who helps Danny save Earth.


Even when weakened, Nocturn is a very tall ghost, clearly over 7 feet (2 meters) tall, although he can grow and shrink at will); his body looks like the night sky, dark black with shining dots in it like stars. His head is an oval shape with a point at the bottom, crowned with two curved purple goat-like horns on each side of his head. His eyes are red and he has a slightly curved hairline scar along the side of his face, going through his right eye. His fangs are pointed like Vlad's and he also has a small goatee. He does not seem to have any visible humanoid legs, but instead seems to have many tentacles, similar to an octopus.


Nocturn desires to be the most powerful ghost in the world (similar to multiple other ghosts in Danny Phantom), using dream energy to get power. He possesses a somewhat mysterious yet debonair air in many respects.


  • IntangibilityInvisibility, and Flight: Standard ghost powers.
  • Dream Manipulation: As Nocturn is the Ghost of Dreams and Sleep, he can control people's sleep and dreams, giving him complete dominance over the slumber of others. He can also controls people's dreams in the dream world, including his own. While in a dream, he is virtually all powerful to alter it's reality, create hundreds of Sleepwalkers, and could keep Danny and Sam from leaving his dream. If faced he is unbeatable, provided he still has his power source.
    • Dream Energy Absorption: He can drain the dream energy from humans to make himself more powerful. He refers to this as "harvesting," believing the term "stealing" to be too ugly. The more people that are dreaming and producing oneiric energy, the stronger he becomes. Nocturn appears to absorb dream energy very slowly so he used special helmets that can sap the oneiric/dream energy out of a person when he or she is dreaming peacefully, channeling the energy into him or his capsule. His powers depended on this energy and without it, all his powers decrease to the point of nonexistence.
      • Ghost Ray: Standard ghost power. Even weakened, he can fire powerful blue energy spheres and waves attacks of ecto-energy. It is implied his ghost rays can put people to sleep. Without any dream energy, he cannot fire them properly as he always wants them.
        • Pyrokinesis: He can turn his ecto-energy into green flames.
      • Supernatural strength: Even when weakened, he was nearly strong as Danny to break his capsule door open, but it assuming he was using his full strength.
      • Size Alteration: The more dream energy he absorbs, the larger he gets. When he runs out he starts to shrink, similar to Undergrowth and Vortex.
      • Telekinesis: While weakened or powerful, Nocturn can call objects too and away from him, besides of also crushing them with a mere thought if he wants too. He can also use this power to levitate enemies and throw them.
      • Teleportation: At full power or even weakened, Nocturn was seen teleporting over short to large distances, appearing from nowhere, in and outside the dream world. He can also use this to evade attacks like ghost rays.
      • Regeneration: Due to absorbing dream energy, Nocturn can regenerate his body, at an extremely fast rate, whenever he is injured. During his first battle with Danny, Nocturn was frozen and shattered to pieces, but he just regenerated from the air. This allows him to survive and barely react to attacks multiple times, unharmed each time. Even after being sliced in half, he only smiled and then regenerated. While provided with nearly enough dream energy, he can fight for an almost unlimited time without any sign of fatigue or stress.
      • Sleepwalker Summoning: Because of absorbing dream energy, Nocturn can summon an unlimited number of his ghost minions, the Sleepwalkers, they are all fat green ghosts with no eyes and sewed eyelids with fang-like teeth. They have the standard ghost powers (flight, invisibility, intangibility, elongation, semi-regeneration, and physical manipulation of their bodies) and share Nocturn's power to put beings to sleep and they get stronger as Nocturn gets stronger by absorbing dream energy, which allowed them to take down Danny during their first battle and make him struggle to break free. In Nocturn's dream their powers were able to make them immune to anti-ghost weapons and other ghost powers. However, his are weak against Danny's ghost rays and his cryokinesis, as they easily melted or shattered. Without the dream energy Nocturn cannot summon any of them.
    • Omniscience of Dreams: Possibly through absorbing dream energy from his victims, Nocturn knows what everyone dreams of or has dreamed of.
    • Sleep Inducement: Nocturn is able to send people to sleep, by expelling a sort of blue light or mist from his hands. Since he used his sleep helmets to absorb dream energy and transfer it to him, it also possible the helmets keep a person from waking them up, continue making them asleep, and send the dream energy to him. This indicates his power doesn't last long and it easy for people to wake up, despite being the Ghost of Sleep and Dreams.


  • Dream Energy dependency: Nocturn's power level depends on his access to dream energy. With a large amount of it, he is all-powerful, but without it, his power is reduced to nothing, even barely using his basic ghost powers.


Season 3


  • "I am Nocturn, the ghost of sleep, and what I want, I already have. Your dreams, the dreams of everyone in this town."
  • "Stealing is such an ugly word, I prefer the term 'harvest' for energy."
  • "Asked the ghost boy who dreams of the goth girl."
  • "Sleepwalkers, form!"
  • "Really? I believe this is where I say: dream on."
  • "I am the king of dreams. You cannot win in my world!"


  • In some aspects, he resembles the Sandman of folklore, as the Sandman puts people to sleep and sprinkles sand on their eyes, yet Nocturn puts them to sleep and puts a helmet on their heads instead.
  • Nocturn is the last introduced ghost of the show.
  • Like Clockwork, Nocturn has a scar on the left side of his face.
  • The term "nocturn" (derived from the Latin nocturnus, meaning "of the night") refers to works of art involving night (usually a piano composition). The word has been used as a name for villains and creepy or questionable places in several other works of fiction.


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  1. Credited as "Nocturn" in "Frightmare"
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