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Fig. 1- Anatomy of a Ghost
Eyes- used for sight. Ghosts' eyesight changes between monochromatic and color depending on their mood.
Soul- center for emotion, thought, memories, etc. The soul is the only part carried from the body after death. The soul has a fluffy consistency.
"Teeth"- Though rarely used, these can be used as a protective mechanism. They can grab onto the soul of a threat and hold on tightly.
Ectoplasm sacs- Ectoplasm is a thin, gaseous substance that makes up the ghosts' tails. It flows like liquid and dissipates after it flows off the tails.
tails- composed of ectoplasm. Used to propel and direct the ghost.
Spiritual nerves- These nerves are much like ours in that they send messages within the ghost. Used for feelings, motion, etc.
Primary spirit/Secondary spirit/Tertiary spirit/Quaternary spirit*
Spirits- These anchor the ghost to the earth. They can easily be shed, each one making the ghost less visible. If the primary spirit is shed, however, the ghost will pass from this world [into the next]. Shedding spirits is an effective escape and stealth mechanism, and ghosts often go long periods of time without two or three of their spirits. Spirits are whispy and, while usually invisible, can telekinetically be made to glow softly in any color. They are also returned to the ghost telekinetically.
I had this idea while looking through an old encyclopedia and seeing anatomy drawings of things described within. I often draw ghosts, so I thought it would be cool to do something like this. I invented all of the anatomy myself based on loose things associated with ghosts. Since my handwriting is less than neat, all the things written in the drawing are typed up above.
Before anybody says anything (which I doubt they would), I am well aware that there is a crappy emo band called "anatomy of a ghost". I discovered that afterwords while looking to see if anybody had done this kind of thing before.
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