History Characters / Ghostbusters

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* BreakoutCharacter: Kylie was the BreakOutCharacter from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', which is how she ended up in the comic. Going by fanart on the internet (both normal [[RuleThirtyFour and creepy]]), she's the most popular of the new comic characters as well.
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!!Movie characters

!!The Rookie (model Ryan French) [[quoteright:234:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ray_8820.jpg]] 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. * {{Adorkable}}: One of his most remarkable traits is his clumsiness. He fell off a roof, fell down a trap and accidentally zapped a tree with his pack. * ButtMonkey: He is made to do quite a few dangerous tasks--touching an inter-dimensional portal that could lead ''anywhere'', go it alone in the huge cemetery that wasn't there yesterday, get trapped alone in a waterlogged hotel floor with malevolent candelabras... this dude puts up with a lot. * CanonName: Given in the IDW comics, may only be canon to said comics (so far). ** '''Realistic:''' Bryan Welsh ** '''Stylized:''' Chad Fuller (Male)/Maddie Collins (Female) * CollectorOfTheStrange: Since the player can collect some special items, you can turn the Rookie into this. One of the items he can collect is a possessed toilet. * CreatorCameo: In a manner of speaking. In the PS3 version of the game, associate producer Ryan French served as the base for the Rookie. * FunnyBackgroundEvent: When he accidentally blasted a tree with his proton pack, and when he was left hanging with a high five. Also he goes plummeting down a trapdoor. * HeroicMime: Never says a word aside the occasional scream or gasp. * MauveShirt: His name tag just says "Rookie", since it's more convenient. Peter doesn't want to remember his name so they don't get attached, since he's testing out prototype equipment... * PutOnABus: After the events of the game, he leaves New York in order to expand the franchise. * NaiveNewcomer: His name is ''very'' accurate. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: His attempt to recapture Slimer at the beginning of the game leads to the containment vault accidentally being damaged and several ghosts being unleashed. * 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. * SixthRanger: Joining a previously established team. * TheVoiceless: See HeroicMime, the Rookie is mute aside from gasping or screaming once or twice. Given a speaking role in the comics after he's sent to Chicago. !!Kylie Griffin [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kylie_griffin_idw.jpg]] Kylie is an employee at Ray's Occult Books that Ray hired to manage the store while he's off doing Ghostbusters stuff. She helps Ray over the phone with research into the occult using the store's books. Later when the Ghostbusters go missing Janine hires her to sub for the boys, and she accts as backup several times after. * BadassBookworm: She spends her free time going through Ray's books, and can kick ass along with everyone else. * BreakoutCharacter: Kylie was the BreakOutCharacter from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', which is how she ended up in the comic. Going by fanart on the internet (both normal [[RuleThirtyFour and creepy]]), she's the most popular of the new comic characters as well. * CanonImmigrant: Kylie is originally from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', though here she has a completely different backstory and hair design. * DeadpanSnarker: Which is why she gets along with Peter so well. * PerkyGoth: Dresses in dark and somewhat antiquated clothes, but is positive and upbeat. !!Melanie Ortiz [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/melanie_ortiz_idw.jpg]] Special Agent Melanie Ortiz was an FBI agent that ran into the Ghostbusters while they were investigating the ghosts of aliens in Roswell, New Mexico. Later when she's on vacation in New York Ortiz joins the Ghostbusters to fill in for the missing team. After they return Ortiz stays on the team as a liaison between the Ghostbusters and the FBI. * CoolBigSis: Has moments of this with Kylie. * {{Expy}}: In her original appearance Ortiz was basically [[Series/TheXFiles Dana Scully]], and her partner was Mulder. However she is not TheScully, she believes in the ghosts just fine. * UnfazedEveryman: Among the newer Ghostbusters at least. !!Ron Alexander [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ron_alexander.jpg]] Ron Alexander stole the schematics for the Ghostbusters equipment, built his own gear, and started his own rival company, The Ghost Smashers. The Ghost Smashers quickly became more popular since their packs disintegrated the ghosts instead of merely stunning them. Of course, [[CheatersNeverProsper this corner cutting backfires horribly]], leading to a massive build-up of spectral energy that almost destroys Manhattan. Afterwards Ron is arrested, but gets released when the New Ghostbusters need someone to repair the packs. * ComicBookFantasyCasting: Ron is based, visually, on 1980s Creator/ChevyChase. * GadgeteerGenius: Ron may be an amoral con man, but he still built his own proton packs, and more impressively modified the design. * {{Jerkass}}: Arguably the biggest dick of the cast, at least on par with original Peck. Absolutely no one gets along with him. * TokenEvilTeammate: The only Ghostbuster than could be considered evil. Even Peter has a shred of decency.

!!Ivo Shandor [[quoteright:219:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ivo_1784.jpg]] An architect and member of the cult of Gozer. Shandor built the 55 Central Park West building as a conduit to help bring about Gozer, since he believed humanity deserved to be destroyed. Shandor reappears as an antagonist in the [[VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}} 2009 video game]]. * AscendedExtra * BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler:He captured an EldritchAbomination from another world. Granted, it was only a baby; still impressive]]. He was the head of the cult of Gozer, [[spoiler:and he made himself a god!]] * BigBad: [[spoiler:Of the video game.]] * BodySurf: [[spoiler:For most of the game, unknown to the Ghostbusters, Ivo has been possessing the mayor of New York since before the game even started.]] * DeadlyDoctor: He performed quite a few unnecessary surgeries in his time. * EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He kept a painting of his mother in his church to Gozer. Despite most everything else in the church being run-down, his mother's painting is the only thing that is still pristine. Even after being underwater for who knows how long. * EvilOldFolks: He is a cult leader who was involved with quite a few bloody sacrifices to Gozer as well as making buildings that would bring about the end of the world. Apparently he thinks mankind is too sick to survive. * EvilPlan: To wipe out the bastard humans, of course. Building Dana's apartment, storing energy and everything else works toward this goal. ** MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: [[spoiler:He and his cult made sure this would happen even after their deaths. Also they had an alternate plan in case Gozer had issues the first time, and already had it set into motion.]] * AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Ivo was upset that Gozer was beaten not once, but twice. So he decided he would take the energy he was originally going to give to Gozer and empower himself with it. He goes into it with the big speeches and everything.]] * GhostlyGoals: Definitely Type B. * HumansAreBastards: Apparently this was his reason for trying to bring about the end of the world. After UsefulNotes/WW1, he felt mankind was far too sick to survive. [[{{Hypocrite}} Kind of ironic]] [[{{Hypocrite}} considering what ''he'' had done]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to his fellow human beings]]. Even before he started to bring about the end to life. * MadDoctor: See below. * MadScientist: An evil one to combat the Ghostbusters two good ones. * MalevolentArchitecture: Dana's apartment building which Ivo designed specifically for causing horrors to come upon the world. [[spoiler:Ivo also worked on the Sedgwick Hotel, Library, the Natural History Museum and his own personal island.]] * MisanthropeSupreme: He deeply hates all human beings, considering them vermin and "too sick to survive." !!Spider Witch (Erin Gray) [[quoteright:209:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scream____5345.jpg]] Another member of the cult of Gozer, Erin Gray would lure men up to her room in the Sedgewick Hotel and murder them. * AllWebbedUp: Kind of goes without saying. Her entire realm is covered in spider webs and hanging human bodies, and the boss arena in the 360 and PS3 versions of the game is all of this. * AnimalMotifs: Spiders, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. Even in life, her spider obsession seemed to be a major characteristic of herself. * AxCrazy: She didn't need to be paid to kill someone, as she liked it so much she did it anyway. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Possibly. We are not too sure if she was human or not. If she ''was'' human then, after her death, she became a demigod-level spirit being. * BloodLust: Her suite, after she disappeared, was found to be painted in blood. Her victims hung on the ceiling drained of said blood, after she dragged them around to smear it on the floor. * TheCollector: She collects men's dead bodies ''and'' their souls, making them her eternal slaves. * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: As if being a spider-obsessed BlackWidow wasn't enough for her, she had to be this too. * [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Spider Witch]]: She was a professional BlackWidow who brutally murdered her victims not for money but for a twisted hidden reason. She became known as the Spider Witch. * FateWorseThanDeath: Her minions, not herself. It is heavily implied the spider minions are the souls of the men she murdered. Now dead, they are forced to serve her as spiders for all time. * {{Foreshadowing}}: Her presence in the Sedgewick Hotel was hinted at early in the game. On one of the doors in the first level, you can see a ghost spider with the PKE meter. This door leads to the Spider Witch's old suite. * GiantSpider: After her death, if she was ever even alive, she was turned into a giant spider woman. * HealingFactor: While the Busters battle her, she can feed off...something to heal herself from damage. Depending on whether you can find her or not will define whether your battle with her will be fast or long. * HumanoidAbomination: Besides her spider humanoid form, she was this in life. She fashioned her suite to her bizarre tastes. Furniture was all heaped in a corner chewed up, and she painted blood everywhere in the room. Let's not forget her hanging men collection. * KnifeNut: She has some major BloodLust and enjoys carrying a knife when taking her "husbands" to her suite. You put the picture together. * MixAndMatchCritters: In her ghost form, she became [[SpiderPeople part woman and part spider]]. * NoNameGiven: Despite the crimes she committed, the authorities never discovered her name, not even a false one. * ProfessionalKiller: She worked for Shandor and is implied to have killed many men for Shandor's cult. Not really paid to do this, she just really likes to kill. * RightHandHottie: She loyally serves Ivo Shandor as a guardian over the Sedgewick's mandala node in her death. In life, she had killed many men for a reason only she and Shandor know. * SpidersAreScary: That's basically her levels entire theme. * SpiderPeople * UrbanLegend: She is this to the Sedgewick Hotel staff. They were terrified enough to keep her room locked...till it was opened for remodeling. * TheVamp: She would seduce unknowing men so she could paint her room with their blood and possibly make them her eternal minions. !!Azetlor AKA Edmund Hoover [[quoteright:255:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scream____3453.jpg]] Another member of the cult of Gozer, Edmund Hoover was a serial killer and rare book collector. When he was captured and executed Hoover merged with the Sumerian god Azeltor. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Before being executed, he told everyone that he was going to be reborn as Azetlor. [[OhCrap He was]]. * BadassBookworm: He ''loves'' books a lot. To the point he will kill for them. Though we don't know what he looked like in life, Ray suggested that he was a sniveling little bookworm. * TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He really shouldn't have killed Eleanor Twitty.]] * CoDragons: He shares this with the Chairman. * TheCollector: He collects the dead bodies of his victims, much like the Spider Witch. He also collects books. * EldritchAbomination: He became a mass of Black Slime and broken furniture with a helmet after his death. * IHaveManyNames: Edmund Hoover, Edmund Hoover the Collector, The Library Serial Killer, Azetlor, Keeper of Knowledge, Azetlor the Finder, Azetlor the Collector, Azetlor the Returner, Azetlor the Lost, Azetlor the Destroyer, and Azetlor the Bookworm. Basically the opposite of the [[NoNameGiven Spider Witch]]. * KickTheDog: [[spoiler:When he seduced Eleanor Twitty to get at her library's rare book collection. When she figured out what he was doing, he murdered her and damned her to an eternity in her beloved library.]] * MeaningfulRename: He changed his name from Edmund Hoover to Azetlor. Azetlor was a Sumerian demigod that ruled over the lost. Originally he collected all that was lost, but grew greedy and began to collect what he shouldn't. Much like what Hoover did with the librarians he killed and his books. * MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: After his death, he became a mandala guardian of the Library to continue serving his master Shandor. * SerialKiller: He was known as the "Library Serial Killer." * WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Murdered his girlfriend Eleanor Twitty, and many other women after her.]] !!Tiamat [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tiamat_idw22.jpg]] Tiamat is the sister of Gozer and the one to originally banish him from Earth. When Gozer is defeated by the Ghostbsters, Tiamat takes an interest in the planet and the Ghostbusters and invades Earth for fun. * BigBad: Of the second story arc of the IDW comic. * MadGod: Which works in the Ghostbusters' favor, since destroying the Earth would end any way of causing chaos. * ManipulativeBastard: For such a chaotic god Tiamat is good at messing with people's emotions, especially her brother's. * ForTheEvulz: Tiamat doesn't have any real motive, she just wants to ruin the Ghostbusters' lives and mess with reality for fun.

!!Ivo Shandor [[quoteright:219:http://static.[[/folder]] !!Video Game characters [[folder: Heroes]] !!The Rookie (model Ryan French) [[quoteright:234:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ivo_1784.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ray_8820.jpg]] An architect and member of Appeared as the cult of Gozer. Shandor built the 55 Central Park West building as a conduit to help bring about Gozer, since he believed humanity deserved to be destroyed. Shandor reappears as an antagonist player character in the [[VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}} 2009 video game]]. * AscendedExtra * BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler:He captured an EldritchAbomination from another world. Granted, it was only a baby; still impressive]]. He was the head of the cult of Gozer, [[spoiler:and he made himself a god!]] * BigBad: [[spoiler:Of the video game.]] * BodySurf: [[spoiler:For most of the game, unknown to serving as the Ghostbusters, Ivo has been possessing team's prototype weapons tester (i.e. field-testing the mayor of New York since before the game even started.]] * DeadlyDoctor: He performed quite a few unnecessary surgeries in his time. * EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He kept a painting of his mother in his church to Gozer. Despite most everything else in the church being run-down, his mother's painting is the only thing weapons and upgrades that is still pristine. Even after being underwater for who knows how long. * EvilOldFolks: He is a cult leader who was involved with quite a few bloody sacrifices to Gozer as well as making buildings that would bring about could explode at any moment and emit an alarmingly high amount of radiation and exotic particles regardless). In the end of the world. Apparently IDW continuity he thinks mankind is too sick to survive. * EvilPlan: To wipe out the bastard humans, of course. Building Dana's apartment, storing energy and everything else works toward this goal. ** MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: [[spoiler:He and his cult made sure this would happen even after their deaths. Also they had an alternate plan in case Gozer had issues the first time, and already had it set into motion.]] * AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Ivo was upset that Gozer was beaten not once, but twice. So he decided he would take the energy he was originally going to give to Gozer and empower himself with it. He goes into it with off to form the big speeches and everything.]] * GhostlyGoals: Definitely Type B. * HumansAreBastards: Apparently this was his reason for trying to bring about the end Chicago branch of the world. After UsefulNotes/WW1, he felt mankind was far too sick to survive. [[{{Hypocrite}} Kind of ironic]] [[{{Hypocrite}} considering what ''he'' had done]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to his fellow human beings]]. Even before he started to bring about the end to life. * MadDoctor: See below. * MadScientist: An evil one to combat the Ghostbusters two good ones. * MalevolentArchitecture: Dana's apartment building which Ivo designed specifically for causing horrors to come upon after the world. [[spoiler:Ivo also worked on the Sedgwick Hotel, Library, the Natural History Museum and his own personal island.]] * MisanthropeSupreme: He deeply hates all human beings, considering them vermin and "too sick to survive." !!Spider Witch (Erin Gray) [[quoteright:209:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scream____5345.jpg]] Another member events of the cult game. * {{Adorkable}}: One of Gozer, Erin Gray would lure men up his most remarkable traits is his clumsiness. He fell off a roof, fell down a trap and accidentally zapped a tree with his pack. * ButtMonkey: He is made to her room do quite a few dangerous tasks--touching an inter-dimensional portal that could lead ''anywhere'', go it alone in the Sedgewick Hotel huge cemetery that wasn't there yesterday, get trapped alone in a waterlogged hotel floor with malevolent candelabras... this dude puts up with a lot. * CanonName: Given in the IDW comics, may only be canon to said comics (so far). ** '''Realistic:''' Bryan Welsh ** '''Stylized:''' Chad Fuller (Male)/Maddie Collins (Female) * CollectorOfTheStrange: Since the player can collect some special items, you can turn the Rookie into this. One of the items he can collect is a possessed toilet. * CreatorCameo: In a manner of speaking. In the PS3 version of the game, associate producer Ryan French served as the base for the Rookie. * FunnyBackgroundEvent: When he accidentally blasted a tree with his proton pack, and murder them. * AllWebbedUp: Kind of goes without saying. Her entire realm is covered in spider webs and when he was left hanging human bodies, and with a high five. Also he goes plummeting down a trapdoor. * HeroicMime: Never says a word aside the boss arena in occasional scream or gasp. * MauveShirt: His name tag just says "Rookie", since it's more convenient. Peter doesn't want to remember his name so they don't get attached, since he's testing out prototype equipment... * PutOnABus: After the 360 and PS3 versions events of the game, he leaves New York in order to expand the franchise. * NaiveNewcomer: His name is ''very'' accurate. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: His attempt to recapture Slimer at the beginning of the game is all of this. * AnimalMotifs: Spiders, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. Even in life, her spider obsession seemed to be a major characteristic of herself. * AxCrazy: She didn't need to be paid to kill someone, as she liked it so much she did it anyway. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Possibly. We are not too sure if she was human or not. If she ''was'' human then, after her death, she became a demigod-level spirit being. * BloodLust: Her suite, after she disappeared, was found to be painted in blood. Her victims hung on the ceiling drained of said blood, after she dragged them around to smear it on the floor. * TheCollector: She collects men's dead bodies ''and'' their souls, making them her eternal slaves. * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: As if being a spider-obsessed BlackWidow wasn't enough for her, she had to be this too. * [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Spider Witch]]: She was a professional BlackWidow who brutally murdered her victims not for money but for a twisted hidden reason. She became known as the Spider Witch. * FateWorseThanDeath: Her minions, not herself. It is heavily implied the spider minions are the souls of the men she murdered. Now dead, they are forced to serve her as spiders for all time. * {{Foreshadowing}}: Her presence in the Sedgewick Hotel was hinted at early in the game. On one of the doors in the first level, you can see a ghost spider with the PKE meter. This door leads to the Spider Witch's old suite. * GiantSpider: After her death, if she was ever even alive, she was turned into a giant spider woman. * HealingFactor: While the Busters battle her, she can feed off...something to heal herself from damage. Depending on whether you can find her or not will define whether your battle with her will be fast or long. * HumanoidAbomination: Besides her spider humanoid form, she was this in life. She fashioned her suite to her bizarre tastes. Furniture was all heaped in a corner chewed up, containment vault accidentally being damaged and she painted blood everywhere in the room. Let's not forget her hanging men collection. * KnifeNut: She has some major BloodLust and enjoys carrying a knife when taking her "husbands" to her suite. You put the picture together. * MixAndMatchCritters: In her ghost form, she became [[SpiderPeople part woman and part spider]]. several ghosts being unleashed. * NoNameGiven: Despite [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]; the crimes she committed, the authorities never discovered her name, not even a false one. * ProfessionalKiller: She worked for Shandor and is implied other Busters don't want to have killed many men for Shandor's cult. Not really paid feel too attached to do this, she just really likes to kill. * RightHandHottie: She loyally serves Ivo Shandor as a guardian over the Sedgewick's mandala node in her death. In life, she had killed many men for a reason only she and Shandor know. * SpidersAreScary: That's basically her levels entire theme. * SpiderPeople * UrbanLegend: She is this him due to the Sedgewick Hotel staff. They were terrified enough to keep her room locked...till it was opened for remodeling. * TheVamp: She would seduce unknowing men so she could paint her room with their blood and possibly make them her eternal minions. !!Azetlor AKA Edmund Hoover [[quoteright:255:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scream____3453.jpg]] Another member HighTurnoverRate of the cult of Gozer, Edmund Hoover was a serial killer and rare book collector. When he was captured and executed Hoover merged with the Sumerian god Azeltor. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Before being executed, he told everyone that he was going to be reborn as Azetlor. [[OhCrap He was]]. * BadassBookworm: He ''loves'' books a lot. To the point he will kill for them. Though we don't know what he looked like in life, Ray suggested that he was a sniveling little bookworm. * TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He really shouldn't have killed Eleanor Twitty.]] * CoDragons: He shares this with the Chairman. * TheCollector: He collects the dead bodies of his victims, much like the Spider Witch. He also collects books. * EldritchAbomination: He became a mass of Black Slime and broken furniture with a helmet after his death. * IHaveManyNames: Edmund Hoover, Edmund Hoover the Collector, The Library Serial Killer, Azetlor, Keeper of Knowledge, Azetlor the Finder, Azetlor the Collector, Azetlor the Returner, Azetlor the Lost, Azetlor the Destroyer, and Azetlor the Bookworm. Basically the opposite of the [[NoNameGiven Spider Witch]]. * KickTheDog: [[spoiler:When he seduced Eleanor Twitty to get at her library's rare book collection. When she figured out what he was doing, he murdered her and damned her to an eternity in her beloved library.]] * MeaningfulRename: He changed his name from Edmund Hoover to Azetlor. Azetlor was a Sumerian demigod that ruled over the lost. Originally he collected all that was lost, but grew greedy and began to collect what he shouldn't. Much like what Hoover did with the librarians he killed and his books. * MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: After his death, he became a mandala guardian of the Library to continue serving his master Shandor. * SerialKiller: He was known as the "Library Serial Killer." * WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Murdered his girlfriend Eleanor Twitty, and many team's other women after her.]] !!Tiamat [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tiamat_idw22.jpg]] Tiamat is rookies. * SixthRanger: Joining a previously established team. * TheVoiceless: See HeroicMime, the sister of Gozer and the one to originally banish him Rookie is mute aside from Earth. When Gozer is defeated by the Ghostbsters, Tiamat takes an interest gasping or screaming once or twice. Given a speaking role in the planet and the Ghostbusters and invades Earth for fun. * BigBad: Of the second story arc of the IDW comic. * MadGod: Which works in the Ghostbusters' favor, since destroying the Earth would end any way of causing chaos. * ManipulativeBastard: For such a chaotic god Tiamat is good at messing with people's emotions, especially her brother's. * ForTheEvulz: Tiamat doesn't have any real motive, she just wants comics after he's sent to ruin the Ghostbusters' lives and mess with reality for fun.Chicago.

!!Roger Baugh [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roger_baugh_idw.jpg]] Janine's boyfriend in the IDW comic, who looks suspiciously like [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Egon with blond hair]]. * CanonImmigrant: A very interesting possible example, given that he looks exactly like Egon in ExtremeGhostbusters. * NiceGuy: To contrast Egon, Roger is friendly and sociable. * IdenticalStranger: He doesn't look exactly like Egon, but he looks enough like Egon. In fact, he looks like Egon in ExtremeGhostbusters. * ReplacementLoveInterest: It's painfully obvious to everyone that Janine is dating Roger because she can't date Egon. * SatelliteLoveInterest: Only exists as a boyfriend to Janine.

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[[folder: Villains]] !!Ivo Shandor [[quoteright:219:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ivo_1784.jpg]] An architect and member of the cult of Gozer. Shandor built the 55 Central Park West building as a conduit to help bring about Gozer, since he believed humanity deserved to be destroyed. Shandor reappears as an antagonist in the [[VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}} 2009 video game]]. * AscendedExtra * BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler:He captured an EldritchAbomination from another world. Granted, it was only a baby; still impressive]]. He was the head of the cult of Gozer, [[spoiler:and he made himself a god!]] * BigBad: [[spoiler:Of the video game.]] * BodySurf: [[spoiler:For most of the game, unknown to the Ghostbusters, Ivo has been possessing the mayor of New York since before the game even started.]] * DeadlyDoctor: He performed quite a few unnecessary surgeries in his time. * EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He kept a painting of his mother in his church to Gozer. Despite most everything else in the church being run-down, his mother's painting is the only thing that is still pristine. Even after being underwater for who knows how long. * EvilOldFolks: He is a cult leader who was involved with quite a few bloody sacrifices to Gozer as well as making buildings that would bring about the end of the world. Apparently he thinks mankind is too sick to survive. * EvilPlan: To wipe out the bastard humans, of course. Building Dana's apartment, storing energy and everything else works toward this goal. ** MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: [[spoiler:He and his cult made sure this would happen even after their deaths. Also they had an alternate plan in case Gozer had issues the first time, and already had it set into motion.]] * AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Ivo was upset that Gozer was beaten not once, but twice. So he decided he would take the energy he was originally going to give to Gozer and empower himself with it. He goes into it with the big speeches and everything.]] * GhostlyGoals: Definitely Type B. * HumansAreBastards: Apparently this was his reason for trying to bring about the end of the world. After UsefulNotes/WW1, he felt mankind was far too sick to survive. [[{{Hypocrite}} Kind of ironic]] [[{{Hypocrite}} considering what ''he'' had done]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to his fellow human beings]]. Even before he started to bring about the end to life. * MadDoctor: See below. * MadScientist: An evil one to combat the Ghostbusters two good ones. * MalevolentArchitecture: Dana's apartment building which Ivo designed specifically for causing horrors to come upon the world. [[spoiler:Ivo also worked on the Sedgwick Hotel, Library, the Natural History Museum and his own personal island.]] * MisanthropeSupreme: He deeply hates all human beings, considering them vermin and "too sick to survive." !!Spider Witch (Erin Gray) [[quoteright:209:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scream____5345.jpg]] Another member of the cult of Gozer, Erin Gray would lure men up to her room in the Sedgewick Hotel and murder them. * AllWebbedUp: Kind of goes without saying. Her entire realm is covered in spider webs and hanging human bodies, and the boss arena in the 360 and PS3 versions of the game is all of this. * AnimalMotifs: Spiders, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. Even in life, her spider obsession seemed to be a major characteristic of herself. * AxCrazy: She didn't need to be paid to kill someone, as she liked it so much she did it anyway. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Possibly. We are not too sure if she was human or not. If she ''was'' human then, after her death, she became a demigod-level spirit being. * BloodLust: Her suite, after she disappeared, was found to be painted in blood. Her victims hung on the ceiling drained of said blood, after she dragged them around to smear it on the floor. * TheCollector: She collects men's dead bodies ''and'' their souls, making them her eternal slaves. * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: As if being a spider-obsessed BlackWidow wasn't enough for her, she had to be this too. * [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Spider Witch]]: She was a professional BlackWidow who brutally murdered her victims not for money but for a twisted hidden reason. She became known as the Spider Witch. * FateWorseThanDeath: Her minions, not herself. It is heavily implied the spider minions are the souls of the men she murdered. Now dead, they are forced to serve her as spiders for all time. * {{Foreshadowing}}: Her presence in the Sedgewick Hotel was hinted at early in the game. On one of the doors in the first level, you can see a ghost spider with the PKE meter. This door leads to the Spider Witch's old suite. * GiantSpider: After her death, if she was ever even alive, she was turned into a giant spider woman. * HealingFactor: While the Busters battle her, she can feed off...something to heal herself from damage. Depending on whether you can find her or not will define whether your battle with her will be fast or long. * HumanoidAbomination: Besides her spider humanoid form, she was this in life. She fashioned her suite to her bizarre tastes. Furniture was all heaped in a corner chewed up, and she painted blood everywhere in the room. Let's not forget her hanging men collection. * KnifeNut: She has some major BloodLust and enjoys carrying a knife when taking her "husbands" to her suite. You put the picture together. * MixAndMatchCritters: In her ghost form, she became [[SpiderPeople part woman and part spider]]. * NoNameGiven: Despite the crimes she committed, the authorities never discovered her name, not even a false one. * ProfessionalKiller: She worked for Shandor and is implied to have killed many men for Shandor's cult. Not really paid to do this, she just really likes to kill. * RightHandHottie: She loyally serves Ivo Shandor as a guardian over the Sedgewick's mandala node in her death. In life, she had killed many men for a reason only she and Shandor know. * SpidersAreScary: That's basically her levels entire theme. * SpiderPeople * UrbanLegend: She is this to the Sedgewick Hotel staff. They were terrified enough to keep her room locked...till it was opened for remodeling. * TheVamp: She would seduce unknowing men so she could paint her room with their blood and possibly make them her eternal minions. !!Azetlor AKA Edmund Hoover [[quoteright:255:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scream____3453.jpg]] Another member of the cult of Gozer, Edmund Hoover was a serial killer and rare book collector. When he was captured and executed Hoover merged with the Sumerian god Azeltor. * AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Before being executed, he told everyone that he was going to be reborn as Azetlor. [[OhCrap He was]]. * BadassBookworm: He ''loves'' books a lot. To the point he will kill for them. Though we don't know what he looked like in life, Ray suggested that he was a sniveling little bookworm. * TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He really shouldn't have killed Eleanor Twitty.]] * CoDragons: He shares this with the Chairman. * TheCollector: He collects the dead bodies of his victims, much like the Spider Witch. He also collects books. * EldritchAbomination: He became a mass of Black Slime and broken furniture with a helmet after his death. * IHaveManyNames: Edmund Hoover, Edmund Hoover the Collector, The Library Serial Killer, Azetlor, Keeper of Knowledge, Azetlor the Finder, Azetlor the Collector, Azetlor the Returner, Azetlor the Lost, Azetlor the Destroyer, and Azetlor the Bookworm. Basically the opposite of the [[NoNameGiven Spider Witch]]. * KickTheDog: [[spoiler:When he seduced Eleanor Twitty to get at her library's rare book collection. When she figured out what he was doing, he murdered her and damned her to an eternity in her beloved library.]] * MeaningfulRename: He changed his name from Edmund Hoover to Azetlor. Azetlor was a Sumerian demigod that ruled over the lost. Originally he collected all that was lost, but grew greedy and began to collect what he shouldn't. Much like what Hoover did with the librarians he killed and his books. * MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: After his death, he became a mandala guardian of the Library to continue serving his master Shandor. * SerialKiller: He was known as the "Library Serial Killer." * WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Murdered his girlfriend Eleanor Twitty, and many other women after her.]] [[/folder]] !!IDW comic characters [[folder: Heroes]] !!Kylie Griffin [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kylie_griffin_idw.jpg]] Kylie is an employee at Ray's Occult Books that Ray hired to manage the store while he's off doing Ghostbusters stuff. She helps Ray over the phone with research into the occult using the store's books. Later when the Ghostbusters go missing Janine hires her to sub for the boys, and she accts as backup several times after. * BadassBookworm: She spends her free time going through Ray's books, and can kick ass along with everyone else. * BreakoutCharacter: Kylie was the BreakOutCharacter from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', which is how she ended up in the comic. Going by fanart on the internet (both normal [[RuleThirtyFour and creepy]]), she's the most popular of the new comic characters as well. * CanonImmigrant: Kylie is originally from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', though here she has a completely different backstory and hair design. * DeadpanSnarker: Which is why she gets along with Peter so well. * PerkyGoth: Dresses in dark and somewhat antiquated clothes, but is positive and upbeat. !!Melanie Ortiz [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/melanie_ortiz_idw.jpg]] Special Agent Melanie Ortiz was an FBI agent that ran into the Ghostbusters while they were investigating the ghosts of aliens in Roswell, New Mexico. Later when she's on vacation in New York Ortiz joins the Ghostbusters to fill in for the missing team. After they return Ortiz stays on the team as a liaison between the Ghostbusters and the FBI. * CoolBigSis: Has moments of this with Kylie. * {{Expy}}: In her original appearance Ortiz was basically [[Series/TheXFiles Dana Scully]], and her partner was Mulder. However she is not TheScully, she believes in the ghosts just fine. * UnfazedEveryman: Among the newer Ghostbusters at least. \\ \\ !!Ron Alexander [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ron_alexander.jpg]] Ron Alexander stole the schematics for the Ghostbusters equipment, built his own gear, and started his own rival company, The Ghost Smashers. The Ghost Smashers quickly became more popular since their packs disintegrated the ghosts instead of merely stunning them. Of course, [[CheatersNeverProsper this corner cutting backfires horribly]], leading to a massive build-up of spectral energy that almost destroys Manhattan. Afterwards Ron is arrested, but gets released when the New Ghostbusters need someone to repair the packs. * ComicBookFantasyCasting: Ron is based, visually, on 1980s Creator/ChevyChase. * GadgeteerGenius: Ron may be an amoral con man, but he still built his own proton packs, and more impressively modified the design. * {{Jerkass}}: Arguably the biggest dick of the cast, at least on par with original Peck. Absolutely no one gets along with him. * TokenEvilTeammate: The only Ghostbuster than could be considered evil. Even Peter has a shred of decency. [[/folder]] [[folder: Villains]] !!Tiamat [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tiamat_idw22.jpg]] Tiamat is the sister of Gozer and the one to originally banish him from Earth. When Gozer is defeated by the Ghostbsters, Tiamat takes an interest in the planet and the Ghostbusters and invades Earth for fun. * BigBad: Of the second story arc of the IDW comic. * MadGod: Which works in the Ghostbusters' favor, since destroying the Earth would end any way of causing chaos. * ManipulativeBastard: For such a chaotic god Tiamat is good at messing with people's emotions, especially her brother's. * ForTheEvulz: Tiamat doesn't have any real motive, she just wants to ruin the Ghostbusters' lives and mess with reality for fun. [[/folder]] [[folder: Others]] !!Roger Baugh [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roger_baugh_idw.jpg]] Janine's boyfriend in the IDW comic, who looks suspiciously like [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Egon with blond hair]]. * CanonImmigrant: A very interesting possible example, given that he looks exactly like Egon in ExtremeGhostbusters. * NiceGuy: To contrast Egon, Roger is friendly and sociable. * IdenticalStranger: He doesn't look exactly like Egon, but he looks enough like Egon. In fact, he looks like Egon in ExtremeGhostbusters. * ReplacementLoveInterest: It's painfully obvious to everyone that Janine is dating Roger because she can't date Egon. * SatelliteLoveInterest: Only exists as a boyfriend to Janine.Janine. [[/folder]]
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* CanonImmigrant: A very interesting possible example, given that he looks exactly like Egon in ExtremeGhostbusters.

* IdenticalStranger: He doesn't look exactly like Egon, but he looks enough like Egon.
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* IdenticalStranger: He doesn't look exactly like Egon, but he looks enough like Egon. In fact, he looks like Egon in ExtremeGhostbusters.
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*** His uncharacteristic edginess may be explained by to his own in-game notes: Egon admits he is an arachnophobic.
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*** His uncharacteristic edginess may be explained by to his own in-game notes: ** Sources conflict a bit, but Egon admits he is an arachnophobic.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.
31st Jan '16 9:07:21 PM Mullon
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Moving some of these to the real ghostbusters page, and TF 2, and Homestuck
* ForScience: Let's just say he can get rather disturbing with how far he'll go for the sake of science. Tricking people into thinking they're going to counseling when, in fact, he just wanted to test if slowly increasing the heat would alter their moods. Wanting to conduct a gynecological examination on Dana while investigating the baby carriage incident. Then there was that [[NoodleIncident drill thing]]... -->That would've worked if you hadn't stopped me!

* {{Expy}}: The Medic from VideoGame/TeamFortress2 is a pretty clear Egon expy, from his similar uniform, AwesomeBackpack, suspiciously similar goggles, round glasses, AmbiguouslyJewish [[note]]despite the fact that the lore kind of goes back and forth on whether or not he's supposed to be an ex-Nazi[[/note]] MadScientist tendencies... Medic even fights ghosts each year around Halloween!
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* {{Expy}}: The Medic from VideoGame/TeamFortress2 is a pretty clear Egon expy, from his similar uniform, AwesomeBackpack, suspiciously similar goggles, round glasses, AmbiguouslyJewish [[note]]despite ForScience: Let's just say he can get rather disturbing with how far he'll go for the fact sake of science. Tricking people into thinking they're going to counseling when, in fact, he just wanted to test if slowly increasing the heat would alter their moods. Wanting to conduct a gynecological examination on Dana while investigating the baby carriage incident. Then there was that the lore kind of goes back and forth on whether or not he's supposed to be an ex-Nazi[[/note]] MadScientist tendencies... Medic even fights ghosts each year around Halloween![[NoodleIncident drill thing]]... -->That would've worked if you hadn't stopped me!

* BadassBookworm: In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' he's depicted as loving mystery stories, which helps the Ghostbusters "bust" the ghost of an Creator/AgathaChristie {{Expy}} by completing her UnfinishedBusiness. When the Ghostbusters bust the [[{{Literature/Jabberwocky}} the Jabberwock]], he quotes from the Creator/LewisCarroll poem named after the creature.

* HiddenDepths: When Ray hooks him up with a text-to-speech computer in the cartoon, he's quite eloquent. He also solves a math problem Egon's been stuck on for awhile (although he misplaces the decimal point). * LawyerFriendlyCameo: Shows up in {{Webcomic/Homestuck}} as the icon on protagonist John Egbert's t-shirt, but rendered in SuperDeformed anime style, and only referred to as "Slime Ghost". However, John makes blatant references to ''Ghostbusters II'', and the comic doesn't pretend it ''isn't'' Slimer. * {{Mascot}}: Particularly in the cartoon series.
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* HiddenDepths: When Ray hooks him up with a text-to-speech computer in the cartoon, he's quite eloquent. He also solves a math problem Egon's been stuck on for awhile (although he misplaces the decimal point). * LawyerFriendlyCameo: Shows up in {{Webcomic/Homestuck}} as the icon on protagonist John Egbert's t-shirt, but rendered in SuperDeformed anime style, and only referred to as "Slime Ghost". However, John makes blatant references to ''Ghostbusters II'', and the comic doesn't pretend it ''isn't'' Slimer. * {{Mascot}}: Particularly in the cartoon series.{{Mascot}}
31st Jan '16 8:47:58 PM Mullon
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This is the cast page ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the ''VideoGaame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game, 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 the cast of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' go [[Characters/ExtremeGhostbusters here]].
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This is the cast page ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the ''VideoGaame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game, 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 the cast of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' go [[Characters/ExtremeGhostbusters here]].
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This is the cast page ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the ''VideoGaame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game, 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 the cast of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' go [[Characters/ExtremeGhostbusters here]]. ----
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!!Roger Baugh [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roger_baugh_idw.jpg]] Janine's boyfriend in the IDW comic, who looks suspiciously like [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Egon with blond hair]]. * NiceGuy: To contrast Egon, Roger is friendly and sociable. * IdenticalStranger: He doesn't look exactly like Egon, but he looks enough like Egon. * ReplacementLoveInterest: It's painfully obvious to everyone that Janine is dating Roger because she can't date Egon. * SatelliteLoveInterest: Only exists as a boyfriend to Janine.
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!!Tiamat [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tiamat_idw.jpg]] Tiamat is the sister of Gozer and the one to originally banish him from Earth. When Gozer is defeated by the Ghostbsters, Tiamat takes an interest in the planet and the Ghostbusters and invades Earth for fun. * BigBad: Of the second story arc of the IDW comic. * MadGod: Which works in the Ghostbusters' favor, since destroying the Earth would end any way of causing chaos. * ManipulativeBastard: For such a chaotic god Tiamat is good at messing with people's emotions, especially her brother's. * ForTheEvulz: Tiamat doesn't have any real motive, she just wants to ruin the Ghostbusters' lives and mess with reality for fun.
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