History Characters / Ghostbusters

26th Aug '16 8:34:38 AM Austin
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* {{Adorkable}}: Vinz Clortho when possessing Louis Tully. Unlike Zuul, who is a sinister and forceful presence, Vinz is just as dorky as the person he possessed. He describes Gozer the Traveller and his history of destruction more like an excited child than a terrifying demon.
26th Aug '16 3:43:08 AM LondonKdS
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This is the cast page for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', and the ''ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}}'' comic book published by Creator/IDWPublishing, which are all roughly in the same continuity. For tropes relating to the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' go [[Characters/TheRealGhostbusters here]], for tropes relating to the cast of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' go [[Characters/ExtremeGhostbusters here]].

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This is the cast page for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', and the ''ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}}'' comic book published by Creator/IDWPublishing, which are all roughly in the same continuity. For tropes relating to the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' go [[Characters/TheRealGhostbusters here]], for tropes relating to the cast of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' go [[Characters/ExtremeGhostbusters here]], and for tropes relating to the cast of the 2016 reboot film go [[Characters/Ghostbusters2016 here]].
16th Aug '16 5:52:43 PM MarkLungo
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* AdaptationNameChange: The {{Novelization}} identifies him as Judge Roy Beane for some reason.

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* AdaptationNameChange: The {{Novelization}} identifies him as Judge Roy Beane for some reason.Beane, presumably as a ShoutOut to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bean the famous judge]] from the OldWest.
16th Aug '16 2:11:23 PM Kooshmeister
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* AdaptationNameChange: The {{Novelization}} identifies him as Judge Roy Beane for some reason.
13th Aug '16 1:05:38 PM MarkLungo
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* ShoutOut/ NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Named for Egon Kisch (a famous Czechoslovakian journalist who, among other things, helped popularize the Golem of Prague and claimed to be descended from its creator, Rabbi Loew) and [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] [[Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest Oswald Spengler]].
** Sources conflict a bit, but Egon might be only half-named after somebody famous. "Egon" might not come from Egon Kisch, but from a classmate of Harold Ramis's in high school named Egon Donsbach, who was a refugee from Hungary.

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* ShoutOut/ NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: ShoutOut[=/=]NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Named for Egon Kisch (a famous Czechoslovakian journalist who, among other things, helped popularize the Golem of Prague and claimed to be descended from its creator, Rabbi Loew) and [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] [[Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest Oswald Spengler]].
** Sources conflict a bit, but Egon might be only half-named after somebody famous. "Egon" might not come from Egon Kisch, but from a classmate of Harold Ramis's in high school named Egon Donsbach, who was a refugee from Hungary.UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}.
13th Aug '16 12:32:42 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut/ NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Named for Egon Kisch (a famous Czechoslovakian journalist who, among other things, helped popularize the Golem of Prague and claimed to be descended from its creator, Rabbi Loew) and [[DichterUndDenker German philosopher]] [[Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest Oswald Spengler]].

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* ShoutOut/ NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Named for Egon Kisch (a famous Czechoslovakian journalist who, among other things, helped popularize the Golem of Prague and claimed to be descended from its creator, Rabbi Loew) and [[DichterUndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] [[Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest Oswald Spengler]].
28th Jul '16 9:09:41 AM MarkLungo
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Appeared as the player character in the 2009 video game, serving as the team's prototype weapons tester (i.e. field-testing the weapons and upgrades that could explode at any moment and emit an alarmingly high amount of radiation and exotic particles regardless). In the IDW continuity he goes off to form the Chicago branch of the Ghostbusters after the events of the game.

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Appeared as the player character in the 2009 video game, serving as the team's prototype weapons tester (i.e. field-testing the weapons and upgrades that could explode at any moment and emit an alarmingly high amount of radiation and exotic particles regardless). In the IDW continuity he goes off to form the Chicago UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} branch of the Ghostbusters after the events of the game.
28th Jul '16 5:33:18 AM NoxSky12599
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* GoodLuckCharm: In the IDW comics series, he's kept his uniform with the "Rookie" nametag, even after setting up his own Ghostbusters franchise in Chicago. It comes in handy when dealing with irate customers, since they'll usually end up trying to go over his head to his (nonexistent) supervisor.



** TheBusCameBack: In the IDW comics series, he makes several appearances after setting up a franchise team in Chicago. It's also revealed that his real name is Bryan Welsh.



* NoNameGiven: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]; the other Busters don't want to feel too attached to him due to the HighTurnoverRate of the team's other rookies.

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* NoNameGiven: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]; the other Busters don't want to feel too attached to him due to the HighTurnoverRate of the team's other rookies.[[note]]According to the IDW comics series, it's Bryan Welsh.[[/note]]
28th Jul '16 5:04:26 AM NoxSky12599
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-->''"Somebody get me the ghostbusters."''

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-->''"Somebody get me the ghostbusters.Ghostbusters."''


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-->''"When I first came back to this plane of existence, it was mostly curiosity. The same worms that once worshiped us could suddenly rip holes in the fabric of the universe... and beat you soundly. I wanted to play with them."''


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-->''I do truly love the feeling you people get when hope is snatched away. It's like nothing else.''
* ItAmusedMe: About the only consistent motivation for anything she does.
27th Jul '16 6:26:37 PM NoxSky12599
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Gozer. Not only was she able to fight him head on and '''win''', she was ''toying with him the whole time''.



* CruelMercy: Rather than simply destroying her victims, she likes to watch them live with their suffering. [[spoiler:When Winston offers himself as a sacrifice to save Ray, Tiamat accepts, but then changes her mind when she realizes his HeroicSacrifice would send him to Heaven, so she decides to take Winston's fiance as the sacrifice instead. However, instead of killing her, Tiamat removes all memories of their relationship from Winston's fiance AND EVERYBODY ELSE, so Winston is the ONLY person who remembers.]]



* MadGod: Which works in the Ghostbusters' favor, since destroying the Earth would end any way of causing chaos.

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* HopeSpot: Gives one ''to Gozer''. [[spoiler:When Gozer possessed Ray, he thought he could beat Tiamat by opening the containment grid and using the ghosts inside to increase his power. However, Tiamat had manipulated Ray's memories so Gozer wouldn't realize the containment grid had security measures that could detect if a Ghostbuster was possessed and deny them access. Tiamat did this just so Gozer could have a brief hope of winning, then complete despair in the face of defeat.]]
* MadGod: Which works somewhat in the Ghostbusters' favor, since simply destroying the Earth would end any way of causing more chaos.
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