History Characters / Ghostbusters

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.]]
18th Mar '17 10:48:04 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.]]



* {{Dumbass}}: Let's see; he believes that mass numbers of average people can be induced to see {{Shared Mass Hallucination}}s. He knows ''absolutely nothing'' about chemicals, radiation, or any of the other things he claims to be harassing the Ghostbusters about.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Despite the above, he ''does'' have a good point that the Ghostbusters are using some extremely suspicious and dangerous technologies in an equally unprofessional manner. Of course, his response is every bit as stupid.

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* {{Dumbass}}: Let's see; he believes that mass numbers of average people can be induced to see {{Shared Mass Hallucination}}s. He knows ''absolutely nothing'' about chemicals, radiation, or any of the other things he claims to be harassing the Ghostbusters about.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Despite the above, "too dumb to live" below, he ''does'' have a good point that the Ghostbusters are using some extremely suspicious and dangerous technologies in an equally unprofessional manner. Of course, his response is every bit as stupid.



** A second valid inverson is that Peck never showed any credentials confirming his claim to be from the EPA, had no search warrant, nor listed any plausible violations of code that allowed him even in the building, and lastly had voiced not one complaint brought against the Ghostbusters business, by anyone. Peter was right to be concerned that Peck was himself a fraud who just wanted to look at the containment unit for nefarious purposes, and Peter was ultimately proven right.
* MaliciousSlander: After he causes the explosion with his careless shutdown of the containment unit, he tells the mayor, and anyone who will listen, that The Ghostbusters were causing hallucinations of ghosts by deliberately exposing their clients to massive amounts of noxious chemicals without any evidence whatsoever. Barring the sheer implausibility of the Ghostbusters actually being able to pull this off, such a reckless accusation does open Peck to any number of lawsuits, which any competent lawyer could easily use to bring ''massive'' consequences upon the accuser if he doesn't have iron-clad evidence, which Peck did not.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: He's up against the quintessential trifecta of what government inspectors are supposed to inspect; unprofessional, irresponsible and downright ''dangerous'' actions by private individuals. However, he falls flat on his face in that [[YouAreWhatYouHate he is all those things himself]], and makes no attempt to find responsible professionals to make the Ghostbusters' operation safer; he just shows up and throws his weight around because he found a loophole to justify his presence, and just makes everything worse as government inspectors tend to do.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In-universe. He's up against the quintessential trifecta of what government inspectors are supposed to inspect; unprofessional, irresponsible and downright ''dangerous'' actions by private individuals. However, he falls flat on his face in that [[YouAreWhatYouHate he is all those things himself]], and makes no attempt to find responsible professionals to make the Ghostbusters' operation safer; he just shows up and throws his weight around because he found a loophole to justify his presence, and just makes everything worse as government inspectors tend to do.do.
* TooDumbToLive: Let's see; he believes that mass numbers of average people can be induced to see {{Shared Mass Hallucination}}s. He knows ''absolutely nothing'' about chemicals, radiation, or any of the other things he claims to be harassing the Ghostbusters about, and worst of all, grabs what appears to be a random city worker to shut down equipment he doesn't even begin to understand. He's lucky something ''really unpleasant'' didn't grab him and make him into a snack.
12th Feb '17 11:24:02 PM NoxSky12599
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-->'''Winston''': Giving up my friends, my family, [[spoiler:my WIFE?]] That's a sacrifice, all right.\\
'''Tiamat''': But it's not yours. If you want to banish me, you must live to face the consequences. I insist you choose another sacrifice.




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* TheBadGuyWins: Fortunately for the Earth, it was never her intention to destroy it. She just wanted to mess with Gozer for a bit. Once she's had her fun, she leaves.
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