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James "Ghost" St. Patrick is the main protagonist and anti-hero of the series Power. He is the owner of a popular New York nightclub called Truth.
He is portrayed by Omari Hardwick.
In their younger days, Ghost and Tommy sold on the corner of their South Jamaica Queens hometown for Kanan and Breeze. Long before Ghost met his wife Tasha, he and Tommy met Ghost's high school sweetheart turned U.S. Attorney, Angie. Angie's family distrusted a young, troublesome Jamie who grew to be both a role model for their old community and a dangerous player who desperately wants to transcend society without paying for his crimes. After Angie moved away to pursue higher education choosing to please her family over herself, Ghost lost the love of his life. This came at a time after which Ghost continued to work for Breeze and Kanan. A dangerously intelligent Ghost convinced his wife Tasha to assist him with a plan he devised to overthrow Breeze and Kanan and then eventually get out of the game. Ghost kills Breeze and manages to put Kanan in jail. Being known to always have his head in a book, after seemingly flawless success of his plan, Ghost began to develop his alternate identity, James St. Patrick. Having three children with his wife Tasha, Ghost built wealth to prevent his family from the lifestyle he appeared to have escaped. He used money earned from the great success of being a professional drug dealer to fulfill a dream of opening a nightclub along with his longtime friend Tommy. Tommy, not sharing Ghost's ambitions of eventually leaving the drug business, agrees to open the nightclub only as a means of legitimizing more cash, more quickly. Both saving him from a street gang and damning him by association, Ghost catches Julio in the tangled web between his desire to leave the drug business and his proficiency at it that others had come to depend upon. Julio became third to Ghost only second to Tommy before his world exploded. As if a divine act of encouragement for James' struggle to be a good man, he is reacquainted and then reunited with Angie. This catalyst of Ghost's reignited love sends him into multiple monumental and polar battles with self that have catastrophic effects on all those he loves. In an effort to change his ways way too late in his life, Ghost sets off a chain reaction of impulsive indulgences that are equally worth it as they are torturing. Finally a selfish Ghost is satisfied with pursuing a relationship with Angie despite having had a family. As Angie carries out her career attempting to prosecute criminals of Ghost's caliber, their paths inevitably cross bringing about an attempt at James St. Patrick's reckoning for the many crimes of Ghost and with it many great losses.
Ghost is first walking into Truth with his wife Tasha, Ghost has a walk round his nightclub until Shawn tells him that Tommy wants a talk with him, Ghost goes down and sees a kidnapped couple in the Truth basement, Ghost tells the crew to let the girlfriend go and deal with the man called Miguel Alvarez and interrogates him to who put him up to it, Miguel refuses so Ghost shoots him in the head. Ghost warns Tommy to never take him to the basement again when there is a full party upstairs. Tommy and Ghost visit Felipe Lobos and tells him that he is gonna make all the gang members make piece and all work for him. When Tommy notices a like in to Holly and Tommy asks Ghost about her, Ghost advices not to get attached to her as it was bad for business, Tommy does start going out with her and taking her to Ghost's house to dinner which Ghost didn't like, which dough she stoled Tasha's ear rings Ghost and Tommy have a dispute and ask why is he even taking her to his house. The assassin Pink Sneakers goes through bit by bit slowing Ghost's drug operation down by killing Anibal and attempting to kill Carlos "Vibora" Ruiz just after Ghost and Tommy accuses them of hiring her to do the job, Ghost and Tommy find outn who is hiring her after Tommy came to New Jersey visiting Drifty, Ghost then gets a phone call from Kanan from prison telling him that the RSK leader Rolla was the one who hired Pink Sneakers to kill off the drug operation, Ghost has 2nd thoughts about Rolla doing it as the other gang leaders got wrongly accused but Tommy then convinces Ghost to kill him or he will do it. Ghost is in Rolla's apartment and he goes and shoots Rolla three times in the chest. In the finale episode of season 1 it turned out Kanan was the one who hired Pink Sneakers, she goes and visits Kanan in prison and he hires her to kill Ghost. When Ghost is in his nightclub, Holly calls him Ghost, of course he hated it, Pink Sneakers is in Truth and goes and attempts to shoot Ghost but accidently shot Holly instead. Ghost rings up Lobos and tell him that he wants to work for him and be the biggest drug dealer of New York.
Meanwhile owning Truth on the 2nd night when Tasha comes to Truth and is all dressed up, Ghost then happens to see his former girlfriend from high school Angela Valdez, they catch up and they go and meet up but what he doesn't know that she is a federal lawyer and is on the team that the FBI agents are tracking down Ghost's boss Felipe Lobos which they are also trying to track down Ghost who they don't know who is actual Ghost yet. Ghost on a regular bases then starts sleeping with Angie.
When there was a big overdose in Truth Simon Stern starts sniffing in and gets suspicious about him owning Truth which also shuts down Truth on a temporary bases, he leaves Ghost's manager Josh Kantos incharge which he didn't want to take off Ghost.
After the Holly got shot and survived Ghost went to go look for Tommy to tell him what happened, but of course Tommy was in hiding at his mother's house after murdering Nomar on orders by Carlos Ruiz for having sex with his 14 year old daughter, but found Tommy and told Ghost that Angie is AUSA Attorney for the states courts with the FBI, Ghost carries on his relationship with her and takes her to Miami to invest in another nightclub, but that wasn't the only reason but also to find Pink sneakers, before Ghost tries to get to her, Kanan then sends Dre to kill her but shes still alive when Ghost catches to her and tells him Rolla wasn't the one who hired which then Ghost realizes Kanan is the one hiring her. When Ghost is back in New York he gets all the gangs to truce, but Kanan and Tommy already killed Q-Dubs and his crew which gives Kanan to have Dre and his crew to take that territory. Ghost and Tommy try and get Vladimir and his crew to take up on his offer but Vladimir doesn't trust them so they go and send the Saldado Nation and Dre's crew to squash them by spraypainting gypsy which they go and blame the Albanians, then Vladimir goes and works with Ghost. Kanan and Dre form an alliance with Drifty, Vibora and Vladimir to get on Lobos connect and kill Ghost but Lobos is arrested along with Tommy and they go to prison, Ghost finds his way to get Tommy out of jail, which also gets Angie out of her job and finds out that James is Ghost and also sent Holly away which Tommy also hated as Holly knew too much, Ghost also killed Drifty and Vladimir and sent Vibora away with his daughter which saved Angie her job, ordered Lobos to be murdered but failed and attempts to kill Kanan in a burning building which he believed he killed Kanan. But when Holly is back Tommy confronts Ghost about getting rid of Holly and goes to shoot him then Dre goes behind and puts a gun to Tommy's head and tells him to back off, Ghost goes and carries on running his nightclub that he now owns agains and moves on with his life with Angie and Tommy is with Holly until Hugo Sanchez approaches him to talk to Lobos on the phone to kill Ghost otherwise he will kill Ghost and Tommy and also Holly and her dog
Ghost carries on owning his nightclub after getting Stern off his back, he continues his relationship with Angie and has Dre working for him as his chauffer, when Greg Knox visits Truth and tries to question Josh Kantos, he refuses but then Ghost fires Kantos. Ghost tries to get hold of Tommy, but Tommy is out to kill Ghost otherwise Tommy and Ghost both get killed and Holly too along with the dog. Ghost visits Tasha and expalains that he killed Kanan (which Kanan survived the fire) after Kanan killed Shawn, Tasha didn't believe it until she caught up with Tommy and he tells her.
With Ghost under pressure of Lobos he hires foot soldiers which happens to be Milan who fakes his name as Dean, when Tommy failed to assassinate Ghost, Holly then hires the Jamaicans to kill Ghost but it fails to plan as Milan and his men kill them in a driveby shooting, Tommy kills Holly when he found out and also found out moments before that Ghost had killed Dylan and his men for trying to kill Tommy, Tommy and Ghost make up again to plan to kill Lobos, but Angie warned Ghost that she could be in trouble for Lobos getting killed could cost her job, but Proctor did warn Ghost that its either protecting Angie or saving his own life, Ghost chosed to save his own life with Tommy and go and kill Ghost. Mike Sandoval arranges for Lobos to escape with Hugo Sanchez, Tommy goes along with it and Ghost kills the Lobos driver and they kidnap Lobos, Tasha is with Ghost during the plan but stays in the hotel, Lobos later killed by Ghost and Tasha finds a separation form which she wasn't happy about.
When Ghost is back in New York back to his club he tells his men he don't need him until Milan tells Ghost he needs him and uses him as a slave drug dealer for stealing off Vladimir and killing him and tells him he needs Tommy and threatens to kill his family, Ghost dumps Angie as he was back to his old ways again, he sells illegal cigarettes in his nightclub, Ghost is terrified of Milan and gets an FBI agent he knows to investigate Milan, with Vibora back he uses Vibora to set up Milan and get arrested but then Tasha finds out and tells Tommy which Tommy kills him and tells Ghost after that hes gonna be in charge of taking out Milan, all dough being under pressure with Greg wanting to take him down, Ghost brakes in his apartment to find the record device what he had on Vibora but couldn't find it, Greg stops Ghost but finds nothing on him and then Sandoval kills Knox, just before that Tommy and Ghost go and kill Milan and Angie returns to Greg's apartment and finds Ghost's finger prints. Angie goes to the nightclub and arrests Ghost for the murder he didn't commit.
Murders committed by Ghost
- Breeze: Shot in the back of the head in his apartment while watching TV.
- Miguel Alvarez: Shot in the head.
- Rolla: Shot three times in the chest.
- Wendrif "Drifty" Menkins: Shot in the back of the head.
- Three of Vladimir Jankovic's henchmen: Shot to death.
- Vladimir Jankovic: Shot in the head through a glass door.
- Unnamed Korean Gangster: Shot in the head to prevent him from killing Tommy.
- Dylan Shin: Shot in the head to prevent him from killing Tommy.
- Raul: Shot in the head through a car window.
- Felipe Lobos: Shot to death in the woods.
- Milan: Shot in the head. (w/Tommy Egan)
- Marshal Clyde Williams: Head bashed in with a free weight.
- Uriel: Shot in the head as revenge for killing Julio.
Murders connected to Ghost
- Javier: Indirectly caused as Ghost let the FBI agents follow him to the hotel for the Lobos meeting, but Ghost didn't meet them and he let Lobos and Tommy get arrested. Javier was armed and was shot dead by the FBI.
- 3 Jamaican assassins: Indirectly caused and the three were shot in a driveby by Milan and his crew.
- Holly Weaver: Strangled to death by Tommy after finding out she hired the Jamaicans to kill Ghost. Ghost helped dispose of the body.
- Hugo Sanchez: Arranged with Tommy to trap him after the Lobos murder and Tommy repeatedly shot Sanchez after Sanchez repeatedly insulted Tommy.
- Biscuit: Hung by Tony Teresi to make it look like a suicide after Ghost killed Marshal Clyde Williams.
- Marcus: Indirectly caused as he got shot by Kanan to rob the money he guarded so Ghost can save his son Tariq.
- LaVerne "Jukebox" Thomas: Shot to death by Kanan to save Tariq.
- Agent Miguel Sandoval: Neck slashed as a result of Ghost and Tommy contracting Tony Teresi to get him killed in prison.
- Two of Uriel's henchmen: Shot to death by Tommy after he and Ghost went to interrogate Uriel.
- Ghost has a similarity to Russell "Stringer" Bell from The Wire.
- He is similar to Frank Lucas from American Gangster and Tony Montana from Scarface; they are protagonist villains who became drug lords.
- In season 4 episode 2 while wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of FBI agent Greg Knox Ghost states he would never kill someone in law enforcement. Ghost later defies this notion in the fifth episode of season 4 when he brutally murders Clyde Williams, a U.S. Marshal.
James St. Patrick | Tommy Egan | Tasha St. Patrick | Dre Coleman | Julio Romano | Kanan Starks | Milan | Felipe Lobos | Holly Weaver | LaVerne "Jukebox" Ganner | Miguel Sandoval | Tony Teresi | Marshal Clyde Williams | Drifty | Vladimir Jankovic | Rolla | QDubs | Hugo Sanchez | Nomar Arcielo