The Skeleton Key is a key that can unlock any door, realm, case, or prison, even allow access to any realm in the Ghost Zone.
The Skeleton Key is a glowing green key that has two oddly-shaped teeth (forming an 'S' in the center) and a glaring skull for the head.
In "The Million Dollar Ghost," Vlad Plasmius tried to get his hands on the Skeleton Key when Behemoth appeared. The two battled, ending in Behemoth knocking Vlad out of Vlad's ghost portal and destroying his portal. Vlad eventually gained the Skeleton Key, only to be eaten by Behemoth.
In "Reign Storm," Vlad (how he escaped the Behemoth is unknown) uses the key to unlock a container holding the Ring of Rage and (upon the ring failing to produce power) the Sarcophagus of Forever Sleep to obtain the Crown of Fire, which Pariah Dark wore. But Pariah Dark awoke and began to wreak terror on Amity Park. After Danny Phantom defeats Pariah, Vlad uses the Skeleton Key one last time to lock Pariah back in the Sarcophagus.
- 119. "The Million Dollar Ghost"
- 204. "Reign Storm"
- A "skeleton key" is a key that has been modified to fit many types of locks.