Ghost Portrificationizer

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The Ghost Portrificationizer in Luigi's Mansion
The Ghost Portrificationizer
“Take a gander at this. This fine piece of work took nearly twenty years to develop! I call it the Ghost Portrificationizer!”
Professor E. Gadd, Luigi's Mansion

The Ghost Portrificationizer is a machine invented by Professor E. Gadd that is located in the Portrificationizer Chamber in Luigi's Mansion and its remake. The machine can turn any ghosts trapped within the Poltergust 3000 into portraits. After the player has completed an area of the game, Luigi takes all of the ghosts that he captures and turns them into portraits. Each ghost looks different in its frame; each has a different pose and possibly a different frame color—the frame color depends on how efficiently Luigi captures the ghost.

The Ghost Portrificationizer has a metal lip to which Luigi can attach the Poltergust 3000. A blue section of the machine separates the common ghosts from the portrait ghosts. The machine then finishes its process by resizing, squashing, and framing the ghosts. The portraits are then dispensed from the end of the machine, able to be hung in the Gallery for later viewing. The Ghost Portrificationizer can work backwards; in the final cinematic of the game, Mario is reverted from a portrait back into his human self, with the process being painful and overwhelming for him, leaving him very dizzy and semiconscious afterwards.

The Ghost Portificationizer is referenced in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. As E. Gadd is about to mention it, he is interrupted from a reaction of the Parascope.


Luigi's Mansion[edit]

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Ritrattificatore di spettri Ghost portrait-ificator
Spanish (NOE) Psicorretratadora Psychic Portrait Maker


The Spaceworld 2000 ghosts.
The three ghosts from the Space World 2000 one-second reel
  • The music that plays when Mario gets turned back to normal is an arrangement of the Ground Theme from Super Mario Bros.
  • There is a gray painting with a gold outline of three blue prototype ghosts playing cards as seen at Space World 2000; however, this was removed in the 3DS remake.
  • In the 3DS remake, if one uses the Game Boy Horror to look at the foremost wall of the Gallery, one can see what appears to be blueprints for the machine.