History Characters / Ghostbusters

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!!Jenny Moran

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One of three ladies Ron Alexander hired to staff his Ghost Smashers. Despite that enterprise going south in a hurry, Jenny managed to strike up a relationship with Ray Stanz that quickly developed into a romance. She subsequently appeared as a backup Ghostbuster, and landed a job as the PCOC (Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission) liason to the Ghostbusters...

Then she died. [[spoiler:She got better, sort of.]]

* BadassBureaucrat: Was this during her time with PCOC, doing her best to help the Ghostbusters from within the government apparatus, while ensuring the good taxpayers of New York got the most bang for their buck. Case in point: during an international paranormal emergency she used $400k of government cash to charter-fly the Ghostbusters around the world, and saved $30k by pooling the trips with those of some honeymooners from Long Island.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's Ray's girlfriend and a sweet and helpful person who helps out on busts and keeps Peck off the team's backs... who's also unafraid of strapping on a proton pack and openly defying the Big Bad. [[spoiler:Becoming a Class 4 entity has only amplified this by giving her access to paranormal powers.]]
* CuteGhostGirl: [[spoiler: Ray certainly seems to think so. Of course, being a spirit in the Ghostbusters universe, she's not limited to 'cute' forms.]]
* FriendlyGhost: [[spoiler: Is currently this. As mentioned already, she's friendly because she's that kind of person. Piss her off and you get the...]]
* [[GlowingEyesofDoom Glowing Eyes of Doom]]: [[spoiler: Can turn these on and off at will. Surprisingly intimidating. She can also break out the...]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Being a ghost does come with perks. She seems to have mastered a degree of shapeshifting, at one point terrifying the ever-living snot out of some students by morphing into a screaming banshee with the head of a gigantic naked mole rat.]]
* ShoutOut: Given her relationship with Ray, the fact that her appearance is based on Donna Dixon, retired actress and Dan Akroyd's real life spouse, is actually rather sweet. Bonus points for a dream sequence of Ray's that saw him and Jenny take on the roles played by Ayrkoyd and Dixon in ''SpiesLikeUs''. Of course [[TheBluesBrothers Jake]] then had to spoil the whole dream...
* SummonBiggerFish: Tried this and failed: when the Ghostbusters were outlcassed by the spirit of a powerful sorceror, Jenny decided the best solution was to read a spell from the very tome said sorceror needed for his evil plot, one she understood might summon an even more powerful entity. It didn't work... in fact it sent her and the rest of the team (bar the spiritually immune Winston) [[ToHellAndBack straight to Hell]].
* [[ThePowerofLove The Power of Love]]: Seems to be why she hasn't crossed over to the other side: not even death will keep her apart from Ray.
* [[ThrillSeeker Thrill Seeker]]: During her introductory arc, Jenny ended up flying shotgun with Ray on a tiny autogyro, soaring over New York, which was slowly being consumned by a giant ghost. Her only reaction? "I love this plan!"
* [[VoiceoftheLegion Voice of the Legion]]: [[spoiler: Seems to be the only part of her 'ghostly' nature she can't hide when in corporeal human form: all of her dialog is rendered in the jagged white-on-black typeface that is used for ghosts within the comics.]]
28th Mar '17 2:58:25 PM Gouken20xx
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** This is even referenced when Janine mistakes [[TheRealGhostbusters a parallel version of Egon]] [[note]]who is effectively the same Egon as Roger is based on...[[/note]] FOR Roger!
23rd Mar '17 5:49:05 AM Harem-author
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Averted; he survives it.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Averted; he survives it.
23rd Mar '17 3:13:01 AM rafi
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* AccidentalTruth: In "Big Trouble for Little Slimer," he and an accomplice try to frame The Ghostbusters for several federal crimes by placing a "false" call about a ghost sighting in a military base. Said base actully ''had'' a ghost problem, and a very serious one.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Walter Peck does not escape the consequences of his malfeasance in the first movie. Not only does he get doused with the molten remains of Gozer/The Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, but he gets ADayInTheLimelight episode in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' where it is shown that he loses his cushy EPA job as a result of his actions in the film, and gets made into little more than a chauffeur for military brass. In the episode, he [[NeverMyFault completely blames the Ghostbusters for his misfortune]] to anyone who will listen, and joins forces with an equally disgruntled soldier to try and frame the Ghostbusters for espionage, terrorism, and trespassing on a top-secret military research base by falsely calling in a ghost sighting from said base, and then smuggling the Ghostbusters inside when they respond, [[EngineeredHeroics so Peck and his pet miscreant can "heroically" show up and bust them.]] Unfortunately for Peck, there actually ''was'' a ghost hiding in the base, which was just waiting for an unguarded moment to attack the personnel. After capturing said ghost and saving numerous lives, the Ghostbusters are hailed as heroes by the general who is the base's commander, while Peck and his "friend" get stripped of their credentials, rank, merits, security clearance, badge, and ID, and as the general so kindly put it, "fired '''permanently'''."
22nd Mar '17 3:22:21 PM rafi
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: In ''Big Trouble for Little Slimer'', he tries to frame The Ghostbusters by placing a call from a phne booth telling them that a ghost was harassing a military base, and then had his partner sign them in. Even if there actually wasn't a ghost, The Ghostbusters conducted their investigation in a purely professional manner, were invited to the base by Peck's accomplice, and did not go, touch, or even ''look'' at anything once inside without explicit permission, or through clearly open doors. In the event that no ghost was actually there, the worst that would have happened is a minor inconvenience as Jenine is a very capable secretary and logged everything relevant about the call, and the base's own security camaras proved that not only were The Ghosbusters invited in, but behaved in a purely professional manner, communicating with on-base personnel for permision in each and every thing they did. Peck and his accomplice would still have been raked over the coals for placing the call, and inviting them in, without authorization.
22nd Mar '17 3:12:15 PM Harem-author
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: In ''Big Trouble for Little Slimer'', he tries to frame The Ghostbusters by placing a call from a phne booth telling them that a ghost was harassing a military base, and then had his partner sign them in. Even if there actually wasn't a ghost, The Ghostbusters conducted their investigation in a purely professional manner, were invited to the base by Peck's accomplice, and did not go, touch, or even ''look'' at anything once inside without explicit permission, or through clearly open doors. In the event that no ghost was actually there, the worst that would have happened is a minor inconvenience as Jenine is a very capable secretary and logged everything relevant about the call, and the base's own security camaras proved that not only were The Ghosbusters invited in, but behaved in a purely professional manner, communicating with on-base personnel for permision in each and every thing they did. Peck and his accomplice would still have been raked over the coals for placing the call, and inviting them in, without authorization.
19th Mar '17 6:22:36 PM Harem-author
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-->''"Forget it, Venkman! You had your chance to cooperate, but you though it would be more fun to insult me. Well, now it is my turn, wiseass."''

A representative of the Environmental Protection Agency. He's highly skeptical and cynical, especially toward Peter. In the [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideogame 2009 video game]] he is appointed as liaison between the Ghostbusters and the city of New York under the newly formed Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission, to his great annoyance. In the [[ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}} IDW comic]] he is still head of P.C.O.C., but has grown into the role.

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-->''"Forget it, Venkman! You had your chance to cooperate, but you though thought it would be more fun to insult me. Well, now it is my turn, wiseass."''

A representative of the Environmental Protection Agency.Agency, or so he claimed. He's highly skeptical and cynical, especially toward Peter. In the [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideogame 2009 video game]] he is appointed as liaison between the Ghostbusters and the city of New York under the newly formed Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission, to his great annoyance. In the [[ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}} IDW comic]] he is still head of P.C.O.C., but has grown into the role.
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* AccidentalTruth: In "Big Trouble for Little Slimer," he and an accomplice try to frame The Ghostbusters for several federal crimes by placing a "false" call about a ghost sighting in a military base. Said base actully ''had'' a ghost problem, and a very serious one.
19th Mar '17 2:40:34 PM Harem-author
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* ThePeterPrinciple: He has absolutely ''zero'' understanding of the Ghostbusters' technology, yet legally has the right to screw with both it and them (to a point; Peter actually threatens to sue him for the degree he's abusing his authority even before he shuts down the equipment illegally). [[PillarOfLight Hilarity does not ensue]]. He's just a petty tyrant who thinks being a federal regulator means he can do anything.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Walter Peck does not escape the consequences of his malfeasance in the first movie. Not only does he get doused with the molten remains of Gozer/The Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, but he gets ADayInTheLimelight episode in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' where it is shown that he loses his cushy EPA job as a result of his actions in the film, and gets made into little more than a chauffeur for military brass. In the episode, he [[NeverMyFault completely blames the Ghostbusters for his misfortune]] to anyone who will listen, and joins forces with an equally disgruntled soldier to try and frame the Ghostbusters for espionage, terrorism, and trespassing on a top-secret military research base by falsely calling in a ghost sighting from said base, and then smuggling the Ghostbusters inside when they respond, [[EngineeredHeroics so Peck and his pet miscreant can "heroically" show up and bust them.]] Unfortunately for Peck, there actually ''was'' a ghost hiding in the base, which was just waiting for an unguarded moment to attack the personnel. After capturing said ghost and saving numerous lives, the Ghostbusters are hailed as heroes by the general who is the base's commander, while Peck and his "friend" get stripped of their credentials, rank, merits, security clearance, badge, and ID, and as the general so kindly put it, "fired '''permanently'''."


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* ThePeterPrinciple: He has absolutely ''zero'' understanding of the Ghostbusters' technology, yet legally has the right to screw with both it and them (to a point; Peter actually threatens to sue him for the degree he's abusing his authority even before he shuts down the equipment illegally). [[PillarOfLight Hilarity does not ensue]]. He's just a petty tyrant who thinks being a federal regulator means he can do anything.
19th Mar '17 1:49:40 PM Harem-author
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In several ways.
** First of all. Peter greeted Walter Peck in a purely professional manner while Peck was in the Ghostbusters office, as Peck could well be a paying client, and this only stopped when Peck, without showing any credentials, threatened the operation of Ghostbusters industries, without any form of just cause.
** Second. Peter rightly responded that any interruption of their business, without evidence, just cause, or even a proper warrant, which Ghostbusters would then have the right to appeal, would open Peck up for a proper retaliatory lawsuit.
** Third. Peter had no obligation to show Peck the delicate, and highly classified, containment unit, especially as Peck was not in Ghosbusters HQ in any official capacity, but merely ''claimed'' to be an agent of the EPA, and "asked" to see the unit purely for the sake of his own curiousity, not because of any violation of code on the part of the Ghostbusters, nor any active complaint, civil or criminal.
** Lastly, when Peck angrily started ranting about shutting down the business, without cause, as opposed to listing proper violations of code, informing Peter of due notice regarding a hearing, or simply mentioning that Ghostbusters would be contacted by his office regarding non-compliance, Peter was right to toss Peck out on his ear, considering that Peter has long experience with con-men (especially being one himself), he knows a shakedown when he sees it, and ''usually'', when a con-man who claims to be a government official, but isn't is met with a mark that won't be intimidated, goes to look for a sucker somewhere else.
18th Mar '17 10:50:07 AM Harem-author
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Without a search warrant, or any sort of legal document, never mind actually showing Peter any credentials to back up his claims, Peck walks into the Ghostbuster's building, "asking" to be shown very sensitive and rightfully classified technology, just because, and when a suspicious Peck refuses, retaliates by forcing his way back into the building, with one police officer, and some guy in a hard-hat, waving a piece of paper around, that nobody in he Ghost Busters building, nor legally represents the Ghost Busters has even had a chance to review, and without notice. This is a major breach of proper protocol for any kind of government facility. How Peck didn't wind up in jail himself is a major case of KarmaHoudini. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Though there are stories of actual government officials and bureaucrats doing that and worse in New York and getting away with it.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Without a search warrant, or any sort of legal document, never mind actually showing Peter any credentials to back up his claims, Peck walks into the Ghostbuster's building, "asking" to be shown very sensitive and rightfully classified technology, just because, and when a suspicious Peck Peter refuses, retaliates by forcing his way back into the building, with one police officer, and some guy in a hard-hat, waving a piece of paper around, that nobody in he Ghost Busters building, nor legally represents the Ghost Busters has even had a chance to review, and without notice. This is a major breach of proper protocol for any kind of government facility. How Peck didn't wind up in jail himself is a major case of KarmaHoudini. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Though there are stories of actual government officials and bureaucrats doing that and worse in New York and getting away with it.]]
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