->"Blast it!" Galvatron screamed into the empty air, "WHY can't you leave me ALONE???!!!"
->"I'll NEVER leave you alone," the all-too-familiar high-pitched voice taunted him, "NOT until I get back what is rightfully mine. How ironic that by destroying me, you ensured that I would be a thorn in your side for all eternity!!! Ah, hahahahaha!"
-->-'''Galvatron and Starscream'''

''[[http://www.transformersfanfic.com/viewstory.php?sid=865 Slimer In The Machine]]'' is a {{Crossover}} fanfic written by Creator/{{Shebakoby}}. Set in Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', taking place after the episode ''Ghost in the Machine,'' it starts with Galvatron being plagued by Starscream's Ghost. Earth-savvy Combaticon Swindle suggests that Galvatron hire ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' to dispose of his nemesis.

* [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/TF-Slimer-In-The-Machine-33496194 Deviantart link]]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12469382/1/Slimer-In-The-Machine Fanfiction net link]]
* [[http://www.transformersfanfic.com/viewstory.php?sid=865&chapter=1 Transformers Lexicon link]]

!! This story contains examples of:

* AndIMustScream: Galvatron, when faced with the possibility that he'll be haunted by Starscream forever.
* AxCrazy: Galvatron.
* CanonDisContinuity: While Starscream's fate in the G1 episode ''Ghost In The Machine'' is [[PutOnABus not explicitly specified]] in later episodes, and it's highly suggested that he's the victim of a BusCrash, he does reappear in commercials as a [[WhatMightHaveBeen Pretender]].
* CoveredInGunge: Well, it does have ''Slimer'' in it.
* DemonicPossession
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Villain]]: Galvatron [[spoiler: shoots the trap that Starscream's being held in]].
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* ShoutOut: The title is a reference to the name of the episode from which it was derived, which itself is a nod to [[GhostInTheMachine this]] trope.