Characters / Extreme Ghostbusters

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Egon Spengler

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Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

  • Badass Grandpa: Even in his late thirties (as stated in "The Sphinx"), he's still capable of entering the field when he needs to.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is one of the co-founders of the Ghostbusters, after all.
  • Mentor Archetype: To the younger Ghostbusters.
  • Missed the Call: He intended to go after the spud in "Slimer's Sacrifice," but an encounter with Fenris left him too sick to try.
  • Oblivious to Love: As on RGB, he often misses Janine's overtures.
  • Retired Badass: He starts the series as a teacher at New York University and also watches over the Containment Unit after the other original Ghostbusters leave to follow other pursuits. However, he won't hesitate to venture out into the field when he has to.
  • Riddle of the Sphinx: He figures it out in "The Sphinx."
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He sometimes speaks this way. Lampshaded when Eduardo asks Kylie to translate his "Egonics."
  • Specs of Awesome: Has acquired these over the years.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the start of the series, he's rather out of shape and practice. Over time, he regains a lot of his old ghostbusting proficiency.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: He feels his age in "The Sphinx" and pushes himself (and the others) hard in the field to prove his worth. He ends up confiding in Garrett that he's exhausting and kidding himself at the same time. Garrett says the team does rely on him—not for butt-kicking, but for his wisdom and experience.

Janine Melnitz

Voiced by: Pat Musick

  • Composite Character: She combines her character design from the later seasons of the previous show with her snarky personality and (admittedly, milder) accent from the earlier seasons of said show.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Janine makes funny and witty remarks.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has red hair, and is quite passionate at times.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Reprimands Eduardo in "The Crawler" for trying to squash a harmless spider. This makes Cohila think she'd be a worthy queen.
  • Meganekko: Wears glasses.
  • Retired Badass: Proves herself to still be capable of ghostbusting in "A Temporary Insanity."
  • Sexy Secretary: She's the Ghostbusters' secretary, and she's gorgeous.

Roland Jackson

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Voiced by: Alfonso Ribeiro

The team's tech expert and unofficial leader after Egon, responsible for getting the Ecto-1 back in working order (and also installing a wheelchair ramp for Garrett) and doing the lion's share of upgrading the Proton Packs, PKE Meters and Kylie's Ghost Trap. Like Winston, Roland treasures the Ecto-1.
  • Acrofatic: "The Infernal Machine" shows him to be quite agile even though he doesn't have an athletic physique.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Of the Ecto-1, which he gets to upgrade and drive.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with the equipment.
  • Big Brother Instinct: "Nobody touches my family or my friends!"
  • Black and Nerdy: Roland is an African-American teenager with an intellectual personality. Oh, and he enjoys opera music.
  • Companion Cube: The Ecto-1.
  • Dating Catwoman: With Syren in "Sonic Youth," though nothing much develops from it.
  • Genius Bruiser: Roland is tall and stocky, but extremely smart.
  • The Hero: Shares this role with Kylie.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: It's obvious to everyone else that Roland's younger brother Casey is an annoying troublemaker, but not Roland himself.
  • Ironic Fear: He's afraid of his equipment malfunctioning even though he's good with machines.
  • Only Sane Man: He's generally far more relaxed and easygoing than his teammates.
  • The Smart Guy: Shares this role with Kylie.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He certainly looks like a young Winston, but his personality and interests are different.

Kylie Griffin

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Voiced by: Tara Strongnote 

A Goth who was a big believer in ghosts and the supernatural even before joining the team; she's as knowledgeable in these areas as Egon (her idol) or Ray. She has a weaker and lighter Proton Gun than her teammates, but she's also the one who carries the Ghost Trap. When the team encounters unknown threats in the field, she's the most likely one to identify and strategize around them (or at least translate Egon's words to the others).
  • Agent Mulder: A firm believer in the supernatural long before she ever laid eyes on an actual ghost.
  • Badass Longcoat: In the premiere episode only.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Eduardo. The two of them bicker like cats and dogs on a regular basis, but tend to enjoy each others' company in more ways than they care to admit.
  • Berserk Button: Don't use her late grandmother as a way to attack her.
  • Canon Immigrant: Kylie appears in the Ghostbusters comics based on the original movie.
  • Custom Uniform: She and Eduardo do not wear standard uniforms.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kylie often makes witty comments.
  • Goth: Gloomy Goth variant, though it's worth mentioning she isn't nihilistic or pessimistic.
  • The Hero: Shares this role with Roland.
  • Ironic Fear: Of maggots. It might not normally count, but it's striking for someone so obsessed with the unusual.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Tends to say "I'm not a (blank)."
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Kylie sports black hair and has pale white skin.
  • The Smart Guy: Shares this part with Roland.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Often on the receiving end of Eduardo's teasing, in which she responds by either snarking back, yanking his goatee, or both.
  • Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: When she is directly confronted by ghosts, they often leave her alone upon seeing that they can't manipulate her.

Eduardo Rivera

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Voiced by: Rino Romano

A slacker who only joined Egon's class for the "E-Z-A." He initially did not believe in ghosts but this changed when he had to go face-to-face with one. Like Peter, Eduardo can act like a smart alec at times and often speaks for the group, out of turn, he is also a frequent target of Slimer's pestering. His Catch Phrases are "Maybe he's/she's dead" and "We're scientists."
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Prior to meeting Slimer.
  • Audience Surrogate: Will often point out in a sarcastic way the oddity of another character or situation.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: His dynamic with Kylie in spades. For all their leveled vitriol, there's an undeniable chemistry at work.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him "daisy."
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Every now and then, he'll show to the rest of the team that he's much smarter than they give him credit for. However, he's not very motivated to do so.
  • Canon Immigrant: Like Kylie, he appears in the Ghostbusters comics based on the original movie.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Maybe he's dead."
    • "We're scientists."
  • Character Development: Starts out as a lazy Jerkass, but grows out of it.
  • Custom Uniform: He and Kylie do not wear standard uniforms.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More so than Kylie. If he sees something worth ribbing, he'll rib it.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He often uses Spanish words, being a Latino.
  • Hidden Depths: Is surprisingly an avid reader. He even lampshades this in one episode.
  • Ironic Fear: He is afraid of death, particularly his own, which is ironic because he often jokes about disappearances by saying "Maybe he's/she's dead."
  • Jerkass / Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Starts out as the former trope, but grows more into the latter as the series develops.
  • The Lancer: He's lazy and far from leadership material, but when things go dire, Eduardo is usually the team's best on the action.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He denounces Slimer as useless in "Slimer's Sacrifice," which motivates the titular sacrifice. He feels so guilty that he eventually goes into the Containment Unit himself to get him back.
  • Not So Different: Eduardo tends to do very badly in his science courses. Peter tells him he failed his fair share of classes, too, but it didn't stop him from becoming a scientist.
  • The Slacker: It's the reason he took Egon's class to begin with!
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Kylie. He teases her to no end, and she responds in equal measure.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Venkman. Both are snarky and often irritated by Slimer.

Garrett Miller

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Voiced by: Jason Marsden

Born a paraplegic, he's the jock of the team who is the most gung-ho about busting ghost tail. His attitude and demeanor are similar to Ray and Peter put together.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He was a huge fan of the Ghostbusters; now, he's a member of the new team.
  • The Big Guy: He is the most athletic and aggressive of the group.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He just loves busting ghosts—and showing off how Badass he is with a variety of crazy stunts.
  • Bond One-Liner: He often gives these when he captures ghosts.
  • Claustrophobia: His biggest fear.
  • Composite Character: Combines Stantz's love for his ghostbusting career with Venkman's cockiness.
  • Disabled Means Helpless: Garrett shows he's quite capable and self-reliant despite his paralysis. However, in "Grease," he fakes this trope just long enough to escape from two FBI agents.
  • Disabled Snarker: Garrett, a paraplegic, likes to make with the dry and witty remarks.
  • Handicapped Badass: Don't let his handicap fool you; Garrett can kick lots of ghost ass.
  • Heroic Resolve: Well, for starters, he's the only one in "Fear Itself" to overcome his own fear. The others just trade off.

Slimer

Voiced by: Billy West

  • Big Eater: As ever.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In "Slimer's Sacrifice," Slimer is brainwashed by Surt to attack Eduardo.
  • Category Traitor: Surt even lampshades this in "Slimer's Sacrifice." Egon also mentions in "Ghost Apocalyptic Future" how the captured ghosts aren't very fond of him.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Being infected by Ravana in "Glutton for Punishment" causes Slimer to eat every inanimate object in sight. It gets to the point where he endangers team operations and has to be put in a trap.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the appropriately-titled "Slimer's Sacrifice," he flies into the Containment Unit to keep all the other ghosts from getting out after a faulty ghost trap causes things to go haywire.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To the Ghostbusters. He's a ghost and they're humans.
  • Shoot the Dog: The team has no choice in "Glutton for Punishment" but to stick him in a trap. Egon takes it pretty hard.
  • Small Annoying Creature: Certainly to Edurado.
  • Team Pet: Just like with the RGB.

    Ghosts 

Achira

Voiced by: Susan Tyrrell

A Mesopotamian spirit trapped inside a stone tablet. The main antagonist of the two-part premiere episode "Darkness at Noon."
  • Body Horror: The disease she spread caused victims to grow green patches with pulsing boils on them. It gets worse later on with the revelation that the boils are her offspring.
  • Demonic Possession: She possessed Kylie for a brief time.
  • Flight: Displayed this power.
  • Plague Master: Spread a virus (see Body Horror above for details).
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Until construction workers breached her prison. And it turns out that she wasn't alone, either.
  • Shock and Awe: Her minions (attached to her body) could electrocute people.
  • Starter Villain: Achira is the first villain to be faced by the new ghostbusting team.
  • The Virus: Achira spread a virus that was actually her offspring.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Achira made herself appear as Grandma Rose to Kylie so she could get close enough to possess her.

Golem

A gigantic creature created by a Jewish rabbi to defend a synagogue against anti-Semitic vandals. The main antagonist of "The True Face of a Monster."
  • Anti-Villain: The Golem was created to protect a Jewish synagogue from racist attackers but proves to be impossible to control.
  • Guardian Entity: Created by a Jewish rabbi to protect a synagogue from anti-Semitic vandals.
  • Healing Factor: The Golem could heal any wounds extremely fast.
  • No-One Could Have Survived That: Roland says that when the Golem's caught in an explosion. It walks out immediately afterwards. However, the damage it took from the explosion is the key to finally destroying it.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Two of the guys who attacked the synagogue ran the moment the Golem started rampaging. Thing is, it followed them.
  • Super Strength: One of its powers.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: The rabbi who created him orders him to stand down. The Golem responds by knocking him aside.

Fear ghost

A spirit that brings people's worst fears to life. The main antagonist of "Fear Itself."

Crainiac, Corpuscle, and Gristle

The creations of horror novelist J.N. Kline. The main antagonists of "Deadliners."

Kahlil

The ruler of another dimension that strongly resembles Hell. The main antagonist of "Casting the Runes."

Kahlil's messenger

Kahlil's minion. Appears in "Casting the Runes."

Luko

A spirit that can possess machinery. The main antagonist of "The Infernal Machine."

Le Maison

The main antagonist of "Home is Where the Horror Is."

Evil Clowns

The main antagonists of "Killjoys."
  • Monster Clown: They disguise themselves as clowns to get people to laugh so they can eat them alive.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Kylie surmises that they are a vampire analogy that feed on laughter instead of blood.

Tenebraug

An ancient spirit that stole the eyes of anyone who gazed upon its orb. The main antagonist of "The Unseen."

Cohila

Voiced by: Fernando Escandon

The main antagonist of "The Crawler."

Piper

Voiced by: Roger Rees

The main antagonist of "The Pied Piper of Manhattan."
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Feeling stiffed by the Mayor, he intends to make every child in New York suffer.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Until his true form is revealed, he looks indistinguishable from a normal human.
  • One-Winged Angel: "Oh, you know my little secret? In that case, why don't I slip into something more comfortable?"
  • Villain Ball: Mayor McShane was all set to honor his end of the deal, but Piper tried to force new demands after the job was done.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He attempts to drown New York's children when the mayor refuses to give in to his demands.

The Salesman / Duophanes

Voiced by: Jonathan Harris

The main antagonist of "Be Careful What You Wish For."
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The title spells it out for you, after all.
  • Blatant Lies: "Satisfaction guaranteed."
  • Body Horror: Many of his victims end up transformed in some way, like a man who wanted to get in touch with his roots being turned into a tree.
  • Clipped Wing Angel: The Logic Bomb forces him to transform, and he's much more vulnerable this way.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's so polite and unassuming... before tormenting his victims.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Like the show's other villains, he looks like a normal human for most of the episode. It ends up acting as a shield against the proton blasts, so the EGB need to get him to reveal his true form.
  • Jackass Genie: It is implied that he knows exactly what his victims want, but twists the meanings of the wishes for his own sadistic pleasure.
  • Literal Genie: Granted people's wishes in the literal sense. The results weren't pretty.
  • Logic Bomb: How he's defeated. Eduardo writes out a message about wishing that he doesn't grant a wish. After Kylie says it, the confusing nature of the paradoxical wish causes the Salesman to reveal his true form and become easy to trap.
  • Ticking Clock: The EGB have to stop him from leaving town or else all the wishes remain permanent.

Jersey Devil

The main antagonist of "The Jersey Devil Made Me Do It."

Dry Spell ghost

The main antagonist of "Dry Spell."

Banshee

Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman

The main antagonist of "Sonic Youth."

Syren

Voiced by: Melissa Disney

Banshee's sister, she is a popular singer who gains a huge following. Appears in "Darkness at Noon" and "Slimer's Sacrifice."

Tempus

Voiced by: Clancy Brown

The main antagonist of "Ghost Apocalyptic Future."

Harasvelg

The main antagonist of "Bird of Prey."
  • Giant Flyer: The Harasvelg is a giant, bird-like creature.

Shanbahac

The main antagonist of "Seeds of Destruction."
  • Gaia's Vengeance: He possesses plants and uses them to attack people. Kylie muses he's exacting revenge for deforestation, but Garrett quips he's just angry about people having one too many salads.

Leprechaun

The main antagonist of "Luck of the Irish."

Mirror Demon

Voiced by: Glenn Shadix

The main antagonist of "The Ghostmakers."

Ghostmakers

The Mooks of the Mirror Demon in "The Ghostmakers."

Fenris

Appears in "Slimer's Sacrifice."

Surt

The main antagonist of "Slimer's Sacrifice."
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What he wants to inflict on Slimer. For starters, he has him brainwashed into trying to kill Eduardo.
  • Creepy Monotone: Surt speaks in a quiet and eerie voice.
  • Dimension Lord: Rules the dimension inside the Containment Unit.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His attempt to escape is foiled by Kylie sending Fenris into his path. Fire and ice make a bad combination.
  • Playing with Fire: He can project flames.
  • Remember the New Guy: It's been debated. Egon mentioned having caught Surt years ago with the original team—an event never depicted on the original show. On the other hand, there's wiggle room to say it was simply after the original show's last episode.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was trapped inside the Containment Unit by the original Ghostbusters years ago.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Has a fair amount in common with Samhain, being the guy who commands other ghosts. He also really despises Slimer.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He muses that Slimer's in the Containment Unit because the Ghostbusters simply tired of him.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Attempts to pull one once he learns of Eduardo's presence. If the door is opened, he and the other ghosts can escape. If the door remains closed, he gets to kill Eduardo and torture Slimer. The door is eventually opened, but not long enough for him to enjoy it.

The Grundel

The main antagonist of "Grundelesque."
  • Adult Fear: A tall creature in a coat who kidnaps your children and manipulates them into being bad.
    "Come out and play."
  • Arch-Enemy: To Kylie.
  • Body Horror: His victims are transformed into Grundels like him.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Averted.
    The Grundel: This is personal, isn't it? Why are you so interested in me, hmm?
    Kyle: I... I don't know.
    The Grundel: I do... Kylie.
  • The Corrupter: To Kylie's friend Jack.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Speaks in a deep, creepy voice.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He really turns on the charm for Kylie and refers to Egon as like an old friend, but he's a monster.
  • Last of His Kind: Thought to be the last Grundel ever until Jack resurfaced.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Egon says he and the original team busted him ten years ago. "The Grundel" aired in 1987 and "Grundelesque" in 1997.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The Grundel wanted Kylie, but she was too good a kid, so he settled for Jack.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In the Containment Unit itself. He gets out briefly before being sent back.
  • Sequel Episode: To "The Grundel" from the original series.
  • Spanner in the Works: He always intended to come back for Jack later, but the RGB busted him soon afterwards.

Jack

Appears in "Grundelesque."
  • Anti-Villain: Thanks to Baleful Polymorph; he wasn't originally evil.
  • Body Horror: A normal boy transformed into a Grundel.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: A result of being transformed.
  • The Dragon: To the original Grundel, who calls him his disciple.
  • Dragon Ascendant: For most of the episode. The original's locked up, so Jack just goes about his business. Once the original gets out, though, Jack defers to him.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Kylie.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Played with. One of the show's rare aversions, he was not returned to normal when the original Grundel was busted because he was in a cocoon. Busting the original in the episode proper does return him to normal, though.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was left to gestate in a cocoon inside a tree. A lightning strike ended up releasing him.

Morpheus

The main antagonist of "In Your Dreams."
  • Clipped Wing Angel: He was virtually unstoppable so long as he was in people's dreams or possessing the radio host. Once he fully crossed over, though, he was easily foiled.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His plan to cross over into the real world through people's dreams would have worked if it weren't for the Ghostbusters immediately realizing that crossing over made him trappable and capturing him on the spot.

Lotan

The main antagonist of "Moby Ghost."

Mountain Spirit (Radioactive Ghost)

The main antagonist of "Fallout."

Gu Mo

The main antagonist of "Eyes of a Dragon."
  • Grand Theft Me: He possesses the body of the main guest character's father.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was imprisoned inside a golden dragon statue until it was destroyed.

Ghost Bride

The main antagonist of "Till Death Do Us Start."
  • Humanoid Abomination: Appears to be human when she first appears, but then changes into a skinless form.
  • Life Drinker: Not for herself, but she nonetheless attempts it.
  • Mirror Scare: She can travel through mirrors, so this happens a fair number of times.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Subverted. It appears to simply be a ghost of a dead woman that was trapped in a well, but she's actually freshly created by the Wishgiver.
  • Yandere: To poor Leonard Bates.

Wishgiver

The force behind the main antagonist of "Till Death Do Us Start."
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The ex-yuppie wished for a wife. The Wishgiver gave him a monstrous one.
  • Life Drinker: Through the granted wishes, it tries to absorb the life force of the given target.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It lives in the wishing well by choice, as it's the best way to get people to make wishes. However, at some point, the well was closed off in a shed and forgotten about. It wasn't until Leonard moved in that a wish was finally made.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Ghost Bride is basically an extension of it. That's why a new bride appears the moment the original is trapped.

Ravana

The main antagonist of "Glutton for Punishment."
  • Sadly Mythtaken: The actual Ravana was a humanoid being with many heads rather than a cat-like demon who switched between fat and skinny forms.
  • Villainous Glutton: He possesses people in a way that makes them devour food endlessly.

Oil Mine Ghost

The main antagonist of "Ghost in the Machine."

Demi-Dog

The main antagonist of "Dog Days"

The Mistress

The owner of the main antagonist of "Dog Days"

Energy and Lightning Demons

The main antagonists of "Mole People"
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Legends about them go back to humanity's early days. Egon muses that the Ice Age sent them into hibernation and that they've only recently been awakened.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Once fully charged, they'll be able to steal people's souls.

Lilith

The main antagonist of "A Temporary Insanity"
  • The Chessmaster: Provides an unappreciated Janine with a possible vacation, ensuring the team will need an intern stat. She sneaks her phony agency's contact number into Eduardo's belongings, too.

S.I.D.N.E.E.

The main antagonist of "Back in the Saddle, Part Two."
  • The Bermuda Triangle: It's revealed to be this.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Underneath its foggy exterior, it is a gray blob-like creature with a lamprey-like maw.
  • Not Quite Dead: All the people that it absorbed turned out to be alive. They're set free once the two teams bust it.

Sphinx

The main antagonist of "The Sphinx."
  • Sadly Mythtaken: He is meant to be based on the Greek Sphinx, but wears Egyptian regalia.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He completely loses it when Egon correctly answers his riddle.

Cernunnos

Voiced by: Ron Feinberg

The main antagonist of "Witchy Woman."

    Other Characters 

Mayor McShane

Voiced by: Billy West

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Absolutely refuses to believe in the paranormal despite having interacted with Piper and later being captured by a Leprechaun.
  • Jerkass: To the Ghostbusters.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In "Luck of the Irish," after the Ghostbusters save him from the Leprechaun, he insists the whole thing was a publicity stunt the St. Patrick's Day Parade and takes full credit for it.

Spencer

  • Evil Former Friend: To Garrett.
  • Jerkass: He shows disdain towards Roland and is later revealed to be one of the jerks who attacked the Jewish synagogue.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Garrett by the final act of "The True Face of a Monster."

J.N. Kline

Jack Stone and Harry Gannan

Maiikrob

Voiced by: Tony Jay

Persefineathious

Edward Kirilian

Voiced by: John de Lancie

  • Mad Scientist: There's not much else you would call a man who attempts to use special collars to enslave the spirit world.
  • Mind Control: Kirilian used devices to control ghosts and have them do his bidding.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Egon.

Wanda, Celina, and Bess

  • Body Horror: After Eduardo completes their circle and Cernunnos manifests in our reality.
  • Deal with the Devil: They make one with Cernunnos in "Witchy Woman."

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