Ceiling Surprise

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Ceiling Surprise in the game Luigi's Mansion.
A Ceiling Surprise in a hallway

Ceiling Surprise, also known as white dangler,[1] is a smiling light pink ghost that hides on the ceiling, and drops down to startle Luigi in Luigi's Mansion. It is generally coupled with another common ghost, usually Bowling Ghosts. Ceiling Surprises are extremely weak with zero HP, and are guaranteed to always drop a ten- or twenty-HP restoring Heart when captured, but will not if they are defeated via elements. Ceiling Surprises will keep returning in Area 2 and 3 until the area is complete. They have a variant called Purple Bombers. One of them appears in the well and must be captured to get the key to the Rec Room. They are the weakest ghosts in the entire game, as they have 0 HP, and have no way of damaging Luigi.

Creepers from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Trappers from Luigi's Mansion 3 have a similar attack strategy to Ceiling Surprises.


Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

  • In-game description: "A white ghost who hangs down from the ceiling to frighten you."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 白ブラーン
Shiro Burān
White Dangling (Ghost)
French Esprit Farceur Joker Spirit
German Deckenwunder Ceiling Wonder; the word was possibly choosen because "überraschung" (surprise) would be too long
Italian Spirito burlone Prankster spirit


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 23.