She's not much of a ghost anymore after I decided just giving her vaguely defined 'ghost powers' was boring. So she's a banshee now and uses sound powers.
age: 27 "physically" (she's a ghost), 16 mentally
Species: Undead Spirit (Banshee)
Elise was a fairly normal girl most of her life, she didn't have much trouble fitting in and never really stood out much to other people. One of the most notable things about her, however, was her undying loyalty to her friends. She had the absolute trust of anyone who got close to her, and could always be depended on.
Unfortunately, however, her normal life was forcefully ripped away one day. She had been staying after school hours to finish up work she had been slacking on for the past few weeks, and had to leave later than her friends because of it. Once she got everything done and turned in, she left and made her way home on the path she and her friends usually took. Unnervingly quiet, she tried filling the noiselessness of her brain with music. Putting in her headphones and cranking her tunes to full volume, she was made unaware of her surroundings.
Mere moments afterwards, she was grabbed from behind and pulled into the nearby shrubbery. The cause of death was never determined, as her body was never recovered, and after years of searching she's been declared dead.
It was a surprise for her, then, when she woke up months later, finding herself hovering above her own body. It had been reclaimed by nature by then, with flowers growing through and tangling around it. Her memory fuzzy, she quickly found her way back to her hometown, where she tried to connect with her past friends.
Nothing ever came of it. The touch of her hands never reached them, her shouts were never heard, and anything she tried moving refused to meet her grasp.
Discouraged and damaged, she quit trying. Her cries were never heard except by her own ears.
Eventually, she began moving across the country, silently observing the lives of those who could enjoy them. Moving gradually to the east coast, she soon stumbled upon the Monster Mansion and silently moved through its halls as well, curiosity over the foreign place taking over her.
Soon enough, she met another spirit in the Mansion. Learning of her plight, he taught her of how to make herself visible to the living, something spirits apparently had to learn. Once her story was out and about the Mansion, she was quickly accepted into its society. Now having a place to sleep in normally, she began her search into her death, looking endlessly for anything to lead her to her killer. Over time, however, her loneliness slowly melted away with the help of the large supportive community of the Mansion, and she soon went back to her old personality. Quickly, she forgot about her murder and went on to enjoy her new life as an undead.
That is, until, news reaches her of another murder in her hometown. Quickly reading up on the story, all of her anger and sadness overflows once she learns the victim is one of her past friends. Her truly undying loyalty rearing its head, she starts her search once more, in secret.
Powers and abilities:
Being a banshee, Elise is able to manipulate any sound she makes, whether it be from her voice or the literal snap of a finger. This control extends to amplifying the volume of the sounds, being able to crank them up to absurd, ear-rupturing levels.
Later on, she learns how to infuse magic into her shouts, allowing her to cast spells with her voice.