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In General

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: While they all have the classical tan jumpsuits from the movies, they also have alternate jumpsuits of different colors.
  • Composite Character: They are a composite with their original movie selves and their Real Ghostbusters incarnation. Their membership eventually expands to characters from the IDW comics, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Extreme Ghostbusters and even the 2016 reboot.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Well, hunters of ectoplasmic entities, which often happen to be monstrous.
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  • Paranormal Investigation: Although they're more like a decontamination crew than detectives or investigators.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: Like the TMNT, the Ghostbusters are now set on Star City thanks to the devastation of New York City during the Manhattaning in 1987.
  • Who You Gonna Call?: They're the Trope Namers, as it's their Catchphrase when advertising their business of investigating paranormal activities and capturing/neutralizing ectoplasmic entities.

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Original Team

    Peter Venkman 
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"The Mouth" of the team who functions as something of a leader due to being the most forward and direct with clients, critics, the press, etc. Always ready with a sarcastic quip when things turn dire.


  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunet to Egon's blonde and Ray's redhead.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He is a fairly smart guy. If only he cared enough to do anything with his smarts. He has PhD's in both psychology and parapsychology, but uses mostly the psychology one to help him get together with girls.
  • The Casanova: He mostly uses his smarts and people skills to hook up with girls, he even helped Ray a bit with that.
  • Circus Brat: Grew up as a carnival harker, although he eventually saved enough money to go and study at Midwestern University, leaving his family behind.
  • Con Man: Thanks to his carnival past and skills at manipulation, he managed to swindle universities and bluff his way into obtaining a parapsychology degree.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Full stream.
  • The Face: Peter is the group's ambassador and generally does the talking.
  • Glory Hound: The primary reason he's the face of Ghostbusters Inc. is that he wants his face in the newspapers, getting positive press whenever possible.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Has the heart of a hero but definitely not the manners.
  • Guile Hero: Can trick and bluff his way out of any pinch.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's usually referred to by his last name.
  • The Leader: By default, due to being the group's front man who's always the first to step forward.
  • Lovable Coward: For all his bravado, he's not exactly a brave guy; he'll step up to the plate if necessary, but very reluctantly, and will happily allow someone else to go first.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He is a very intelligent man, but he comes off more like a Casanova Wannabe. He obviously doesn't have any real interest in parapsychology or psychology. Despite all this, the very fact that he was able to become a scientist in those fields speaks volumes of what he is capable of when he works at it.
  • Official Couple: He and Dana Barrett are on-and-off fiancees.
  • Parental Substitute: Treats Oscar Barrett almost like his actual son.
  • Phony Phony Psychic: He even pretended to be a psychic, and while Egon had his suspicions, Peter distracted him by introducing him to Ray.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: He's Only in It for the Money and treats what he does as a the paying job it is, not some selfless mission or higher calling for the good of mankind.

    Ray Stantz 
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"The Heart" of the group, he's a scientist and inventor like Egon but also easily the most fun-loving, most enthusiastic member of the team who likes nothing more than uncovering and battling new ghosts.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Has auburn hair like in the animated series to differentiate himself from his actor Dan Akroyd's natural hair.
  • Admiring the Abomination: He gets boyishly excited by a lot of the weird, gross and terrifying stuff they encounter.
  • Best Friend: His best friend is Egon Spengler.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ray is honestly the nicest guy you will ever meet, but if you mess with any of his friends, whether you be human or ghost, he will not take it lightly.
  • Big Fun: Chubbier than his friends and the most fun-loving.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Peter's brunette and Egon's blonde.
  • Cool Aunt: His aunt Lois motivated his interests in the occult and other esoteric pursuits, even giving him free reign of all the books on the occult she had kept in her private collection.
  • The Engineer: While Egon is typically the group's strategist during missions, Ray is the mechanic and practical inventor.
  • Genius Ditz: For the guy who was behind the creation of the proton packs and the Ecto-1, he sure doesn't have a lot in the common sense department.
  • The Heart: He's considered this by the rest of the Ghostbusting team.
  • Must Have Nicotine: Ray has a mild nicotine addiction.
  • Official Couple: Currently engaged to Jenny Moran.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: He's a master engineer, metallurgist and astronomer, he's also an expert chemist, historian, biologist (including micro- & marine biology), marine spongiologist, physicist and an amateur architect.
  • Omniglot: He's fluent in eight ancient languages.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He turned out very different from his siblings. His older brother Carl Stantz is a conservative, retired military, married with two sons and an alcoholic who hates terrorists, homosexuals and parapsychology, while his younger sister Jean Stantz is a journalist, is divorced, a Liberal, has a daughter, and is a feminist with two lovers of both genders. The only thing Carl and Jean have in common is that they hate Peter Venkman. All three siblings rarely see each other.

    Egon Spengler 
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"The Head" of the group — designer of technology, planner of plans, spotter of obstacles, strategist, with a cold, clear, stoic attitude to match... or so he strives for.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's blonde like in the animated series instead of dark-haired like in the movies.
  • Amicable Exes: He and Janine are ex-lovers but remain co-workers and friends.
  • Best Friend: His best friend is Ray Stantz.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Peter's brunette and Ray's redhead.
  • Celibate Hero: He's aromantic, which is why his relationship with Janine didn't work.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Not to the extent as Ray, but still.
  • Collector of the Strange: He likes to collect spores, molds and fungus.
  • The Comically Serious: In his own words: "I'm always serious."
  • Missing Mom: His mother Katherine Sharpe left shortly after he was born, feeling she wasn't ready to be a mother, leaving him at the care of his distant biological father Edison Spengler.
  • Nice Guy: Although he's a mad scientist, whose methods are questionable, Spengler has a soft side only seen by his friends and Janine.
  • Noodle Incident: Egon tried to drill a hole in his head at some point. All we know is Peter stopped him before he could do it.
  • Omniglot: He's fluent in six languages and decent in five others.
  • One Degree of Separation: His former nanny, a foreign exchange student who shared his interest in mythology, was Julia Kapatelis.
  • Parental Neglect: His father Edison was always distant and never gave him affection, leaving him at the care of tutors and attractive nannies.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Jillian Holtzmann from the 2016 reboot is his estranged half-sister. He's also the half-brother of Harry Spengler, who is part of the Ghostfacers from Supernatural.
  • Specs of Awesome: Has some thick glasses.
  • The Teetotaler: He's the only original Ghostbuster who never drinks alcohol.
  • Too Much Alike: The main reason he and his sister didn't try to bond when they first met at Ivy University is that they thought the other was weird.

    Winston Zeddemore 
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The normal one of the Ghostbusters, Winston joined when he saw an advertisement in the newspaper looking for a fourth member. The most down-to-earth member of the team, originally joined for the money, but is still a loyal and heroic member of the team.


  • Action Dad: Adoptive father of Ed and Maggie Zeddemore and a skilled Ghostbuster.
  • Badass Mustache: Has a mustache and is a former military man.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When his sister Tonya got pregnant and her boyfriend and her got in a heated argument, he was ready to punch the kid's teeth out had his sister not beat him to it by kicking the guy between the legs.
  • Blue Is Heroic: One of his GB jumpsuits is pale blue.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He and Tiyah became friends at a young age, before dating in high school and later marrying.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Must be a job requirement.
  • Happily Married: To his wife Tiyah Clarke-Zeddemore.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Loves Aretha Franklin, Alan Parsons Project, and is a good singer.
    • After the military and before the Ghostbusters, Winston worked as a cab driver (with his father's company) and gas station attendant.
  • High-School Sweethearts: He and Tiyah began dating in high school and married shortly after graduating.
  • Honorary Uncle: Charles "Dolby" Dickles, Alan Scott's sidekick, is his godfather.
  • The Kirk: Provides the balance between the extremely intellectual Egon and the extremely emotional Ray (Peter never cared enough to take a side).
  • Only Sane Man: Compared with his colleagues, the quirky paranormal scientists, he has more common sense.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Took up ghostbusting purely to get a steady paycheck.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His father Edward "Big Ed" Zeddemore is a character from The Real Ghostbusters. He's also the uncle of Patty Tolan from the 2016 reboot here. His adoptive children Ed and Maggie are part of the Ghostfacers from Supernatural.
  • Skepticism Failure: Didn't believe ghosts were real until after he joined the team.
  • Token Minority: The team's resident black guy.
  • Token Religious Teammate: He's the only member of the group that can be considered religious.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Hates cockroaches and rats.

Support Staff and Other Allies

    Janine Melnitz 
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The Ghostbusters' secretary/receptionist, Janine is incredibly sarcastic but very loyal to the Ghostbusters, and often entrust her with keeping everything running that they are too busy to handle.


    Dana Barrett 
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The first customer ever of the Ghostbusters and Peter Venkman's love interest.


  • Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Demonic Possession: Much like in the original movie, she ended up possessed by Gozer's minion Zuul.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: She's an expert cellist and violist.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After becoming possessed by Zuul, Dana Barrett greets Peter Venkman wearing only a diaphanous, flowing crimson dress which reveals a lot of skin.
  • Family Theme Naming: She and her younger brothers Doug and David Barrett.
  • Going Commando: The dress she wears while possessed by Zuul heavily implies she's not wearing anything underneath.
  • I Want Grandkids: Her mother Sandra constantly insisted on her getting married and giving her grandchildren. At least she managed to give her Oscar, even if the circumstances of his birth weren't the most ideal.
  • Lady in Red: When possessed by Zuul, Dana wears a revealing, red dress and her behavior becomes overtly sexual: first attempting to seduce Peter and later meeting and hooking up with Louis (possessed by Vinz Clortho).
  • Mama Bear: She doesn't need a Proton Pack to be a Action Mom!
  • Official Couple: She's the on-and-off fiancee of Peter Venkman.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Her father is Paul Barrett, the public defender of Central City in The Flash comics, while her mother Sandra Barrett is a member of the DEO in the comics.
  • The Reliable One: You can always count on her.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 6"/183cm tall, and very attractive.
  • The Vamp: When possessed by Zuul, Dana acted in an overly sexual manner.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Thanks to the place and astrological time she was born, she always has had a connection to the supernatural, but it would take her several years before realizing it.

    Louis Tully 
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An accountant and Dana Barrett's good natured, if a bit obnoxious, neighbor. He's also a lawyer and part time Ghostbuster. Also the father of Dana's son Oscar.


  • Demonic Possession: He was possessed by Vinz Clortho to prepare the coming of Gozer the Gozerian.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father Harold Tully left the family to pursue an affair and he never saw him again.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: At first towards Dana and later for Janine.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Slimer's Fat.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why he's so awkward around women is thanks to his mother trying to make him and his brother never betray women.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Used money from appearing in the ads for Keymaster Cologne to buy a controlling interest in Ghostbusters Incorporated.
    • Is the captain of the Ghostbuster Bowling Team.
    • Buys off-brand aspirins in bulk.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: He's only 5'5"/165cm tall, while Dana is 6"/183cm tall.
  • Nerd Glasses: He's an accountant with glasses.
  • Non-Action Guy: At least at first, but he eventually becomes something of a Sixth Ranger to the main Ghostbusters.
  • Odd Friendship: Gets along surprisingly well with the ghost Slimer.
  • Official Couple: Currently dating Janine Melnitz.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His missing father Harold "Harry" Tully, is a character from Batman Beyond killed by Derek Powers.

    Slimer 
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The first ghost ever caught by the Ghostbusters and mascot of sorts. Known for eating quite a lot.


  • Badass Driver: Slimer likes to drive automobiles and buses. How he operates the pedals without feet remains unknown at this time (possibly through some form of telekinesis?). Where he learned this skill also remains unknown.
  • Benevolent Monsters: Other than eating a lot, Slimer is pretty much harmless for a supernatural entity.
  • Big Eater: Slimer is well known for his gigantic appetite. He even managed to out eat the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a pizza eating contest.
  • Blob Monster: Spherical, and made of slime.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Louis' Skinny.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Went from harassing guests at a hotel to helping humans catch other ghosts.
  • Intangibility / Invisibility: Being a ghost, Slimer can become intangible and invisible at will.
  • Meaningful Name: Three guesses what he does.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: A ghost who helps the human Ghostbusters.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: He's a ghost, but he isn't the spirit of a deceased person, instead he's a spirit of Gluttony accidentally brought to life by the Order of Ancient Mysteries during the 1930s.
  • Team Pet: He's this in a way for the Ghostbusters.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Ghostbusters.

2013 Recruits

    Kylie Griffin 
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The manager of Ray's Occult Books and occasional Ghostbuster.


  • Agent Mulder: A firm believer in the supernatural long before she ever laid eyes on an actual ghost.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's kind of bi...? She's not entirely sure about her sexuality and is currently not interested in a relationship.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: During the Hell on Earth incident, she became the youngest ever Ghostbuster at just 16 years old.
  • Badass Bookworm: She spends her free time going through Ray's books, and can kick ass along with everyone else.
  • Best Friend: Her best friend is Roland Jackson.
  • Composite Character: Combines her design and backstory from both Extreme Ghostbusters and the IDW comics.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kylie often makes witty comments, which is why she gets along with Peter so well.
  • Goth: Gloomy Goth variant, though it's worth mentioning she isn't nihilistic or pessimistic.
    • Goth Girls Know Magic: Thanks to her grandmother Rose she's very much into the occult, being a capable summoner, banisher, bindwright, exorcist, ritualist and wardsmith.
  • Honorary Uncle: Sees the Ghostbusters almost like her uncles. She calls Ray "Sweet Uncle", Peter is "Annoying Uncle", Egon is "Weird Uncle", Winston is "Church Uncle", Janine is "Cool Aunt" and Ron Alexander is "More Annoying Uncle".
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Despite her appearance, Kylie loves her pet cat/familiar Pagan. That said, she doesn't consider herself a pet person, and sees her cat as the exception.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: She considers Roland Jackson, Garrett Miller, April O'Neil and Irma Langinstein as her friends, but not Eduardo Rivera.
  • Online Alias: Her Network alias is 'GothGurl'.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Her blue hair makes a nice contrast with her alternate jumpsuit that's orange.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Her father is Kyle Griffin, the Lois & Clark version of the Prankster.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates maggots.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her red/blonde hair is dyed different shades of black and blue.

    Bryan Welsh 
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  • Ascended Extra: He and the other two rookies are based on the nameless player characters from the videogame.
  • Better as Friends: He and Maddie Collins used to date, but she broke it up since she wasn't looking for a serious relationship at the time and Bryan was getting attached.
  • The Driver: Bryan has recently begun taking piloting lessons. He and Ray Stantz have even been talking about building their own "Ectolight" aircraft (or possibly a small gyrocopter) to conduct aerial scans of the city. According to Maddie Collins, he's already an expert navigator and capable co-pilot.
  • The Engineer: Bryan has always been good with his hands. As a child, he always enjoyed deconstructing appliances to see how they worked and to challenge himself to put them back together again. By the time he was a teenager, he was making "improvements" to the family appliances and rebuilding his grandfather's old cars.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • His favorite pastimes are building and flying RC airplanes and drones.
    • He's very superstitious (won't walk under ladders, is very cautious around mirrors and black cats, calls of sick on Friday the 13th, etc).
  • New Meat: He, Chad Fuller and Maddie Collins are hired to be Ghostbusters right when the Hell on Earth incident happened.
  • The Non Descript: Bryan's not particularly good with his words. He gets tongue-tied and is not very assertive. Combined with having "one of those faces", Bryan is often overlooked, even by his own friends.
  • Official Couple: He's currently dating Ilyssa Selwyn.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Peter calls him Rookie most of the time.
  • Rescue Romance: After Bryan saved Ilyssa during the Hell on Earth incident, their meetings became romantic soon enough.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite food is pizza, which works out quite well at the Firehouse.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: He's very close with fellow rookies Chad and Maddie.

    Maddie Collins 
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Maddie was hired along with several other technical apprentices during the Ghostbusters' third year of operation. She's remained on as she's found no other company in town willing to give her as much regular excitement as she gets from busting.


  • Ace Pilot: Maddie is an all-around skilled aviator. her ability to pilot aircraft, includes but is not limited to the operation of single-engine airplanes, lightweight fixed-wings, helicopters, and hover-crafts, and (theoretically) commercial jet-liners and spacecraft.
  • Ascended Extra: She and the other two rookies are based on the nameless player characters from the videogame, given names by the IDW Comics.
  • Badass Driver: Maddie has the ability to operate most ground or water vehicles (car, truck, boat, motorcycle, etc). She can do more than get from one place to another and has an intuitive understanding of vehicle handling. Even vehicles that she has never operated can be handled with expert ability after just moments behind the controls.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her casual clothes, she wears a tank-top that exposes her navel.
  • Better as Friends: She and Bryan Welsh used to date, but she broke it up since she wasn't interested in a serious relationship at the time.
  • Hidden Depths: Loves "World's Largest/Tallest/Longest/Etc Landmarks" and curates a Cybergram account documenting all those she's visited: MadsMilestones.
  • I Call It "Vera": Gives every vehicle she operates a name before she turns the key.
  • New Meat: She, Chad Fuller and Bryan Welsh are hired to be Ghostbusters right when the Hell on Earth incident happened.
  • Odd Friendship: With Slimer, since they share their love of driving and vehicles.
  • Official Couple: Currently dating Roland Jackson.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • Her sisters are Samantha and Theresa "Trixie" Collins, the latter who used the name Goldstar and was Booster Gold's sidekick for a time.
    • Her grandparents Jimmy and Ellen Collins are the parents of the mysterious Enigma in the comics.
    • Her aunt Joyce Collins is a zombie on the iZombie series.
    • One of her uncles is Charles "Charlie" Collins, who originates in the BTAS cartoon, making his wife Bonnie and son Kenneth Collins her aunt and cousin, respectively.
    • Her other uncle is James Collins, a terrorist and enemy of the Justice League.
    • Her cousin Joseph Collins originates on the Batman: I, Joker one-shot.
  • Slept Through the Apocalypse: Thanks to not sleeping on a real bed for months, she slept for the first 15 hours of the Hell on Earth incident.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: She has a scorpion tattooed above her right breast.
  • Thrill Seeker: Maddie loves taking risks. She is addicted to danger and high speeds. She is fearless to a fault.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Maddie's favorite food is sushi. Strangely, she prefers the cheap stuff.

    Chad Fuller 
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Chad was hired as a handyman and custodian to give regular maintenance to the aging firehouse which served as the Ghostbuster' original headquarters. After the destruction of the original base, Chad worked with Star City to find a suitable building as a replacement and expansion to the business.


  • Almighty Janitor: Chad is an all-around exceptional custodian and handyman.
  • Ascended Extra: He and the other two rookies are based on the nameless player characters from the video game, given names by the IDW comics.
  • Born Lucky: Chad has great karma or just an insane amount of good luck. The guy stumbles into success and good fortune without ever trying.
  • The Engineer: Chad knows how to solder and run interior wiring. He also knows his way around most of the Ghostbusters' simpler equipment. He won't bother trying to fix malfunctioning proton packs or muon traps, but he'll take apart a glitchy radio to fix it.
  • Famous Ancestor: His ancestor Judson Fuller, an american soldier that fought alongside Tomahawk's Rangers during the American Revolution.
  • Fanboy: He's a great fan of the Hex Girls, having worked as a handyman in their school, and when they became famous, he followed their tours.
  • Missing Mom: His mother Sondra Fuller was consumed by Clayface and became one of his identities, and despite saying otherwise, his family didn't believe him until several years later.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Chad subscribes to an eclectic range of folk philosophies, religious creeds, and spiritual ideologies. While he does not fully adhere to any one specific doctrine, he is fairly well-versed in the various practices and beliefs. He tends to take an a la carte approach to spirituality, extracting the wisdom baked into these various views.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a beanie with the Ghostbusters logo.
  • Only Friend: He's one of the few actual friends of Ron Alexander.
  • Perma-Stubble: His five o'clock shadow goes well with his relaxed disposition.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Chad has a knack for cultivating, tending, and trimming plants. He, along with others, was a big proponent for the new Ghostbusters HQ to have a rooftop garden.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His brother Max Fuller was an enemy of Green Arrow from the Arrowverse.
  • The Stoner: He even has a joint in his civilian picture.
  • Technical Pacifist: Chad claims he's a pacifist, but appears to make an exception for ghosts, demons, paranormal pests, when he's drunk, and Ron (when Ron's drunk).
  • Two Guys and a Girl: He's very close with fellow rookies Bryan and Maddie.

(Former) Ghost Smashers

    Ron Alexander 
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Former owner and operative of Ghost Smashers, now reluctantly working under the Ghostbusters.


  • Blackmail: When he first arrived to Star City, he tried to get in the entertainment business, only to be rejected by a major executive. He answered by stalking the executive for six weeks, blackmailing him with several compromising pictures in exchange for a handsome payment.
  • Boxed Crook: Mayor Oliver Queen allowed Ron to fulfill his community service by working for the Ghostbusters, besides they needed to know were he kept his spare Proton Packs.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Seems to be the end result whenever he attempts to improve or exploit technology designed by Egon.
  • Creative Sterility: While Ron can copy and rework just about any existing technology, he is not an innovator.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: While he did cut corners and didn't understand some principles of the Ghostbusting equipment, Ron was smart enough to create a functional Proton discharger, capable of dispersing a ghost rather than catching it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Envious at the success and fame obtained by the Ghostbusters, he created his own company in order to try and drive them out of business.
  • Jerkass: Even more so than Venkman, Ron is easily the least pleasant of all the Ghostbusters.
  • Nice Hat: Wears one inspired by Chevy Chase on Caddyshack. He still wears a cap as a Ghostbuster.
  • Parental Neglect: His parents were workaholics who never paid him much attention. After Ron had fled from home and found out his father had passed, yet only informed him after the funeral, it made Ron think his parents never cared about him.
  • The Rival: Even now he still sees the Ghostbusters as rivals, especially Winston and Peter, who are his personal rivals.
  • Two First Names: Ron and Alexander.

    Jenny Moran 
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Jenny Moran is a former member of the defunct Ghost Smashers. She is currently a Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission municipal liaison and Ray Stantz' fiancée.


  • Afraid of Doctors: Jenny has a mild fear of hospitals. She is uncomfortable being in them.
  • Amicable Exes: She dated Ron Alexander, and she's probably the only one who will defend his actions.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's Ray's fiancee 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.
  • Cool Big Sis: Seen as this by Kylie Griffin.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde haired and an incredibly nice woman.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Thanks to the multiple events in her life, she has developed many skills, among them being an expert multi-tasker, business manager, delegator, mathematician and researcher.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother Virginia Moran died from injuries sustained on the same plane crash that killed Thomas Kord.
  • Official Couple: Currently engaged to Raymond Stantz.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother died in a plane crash and her father eventually left her to become a criminal in Gotham.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Jenny's favorite movies are the Star Wars films. She enjoys quoting them.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Her father is Montgomery Moran, a one time Golden Age Martian Manhunter foe called the Getaway King.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9"/175cm tall and very beautiful.
  • You Are Not My Father: Whens she found out her father Montgomery Moran had been arrested in Gotham, she all but disinherited him and told him to never contact her again.

    Dani Shpak 
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  • The Archer: She's a world-class archer and an Olympic medal winner.
  • Badass Bookworm: Dani is an avid reader of fiction. Her favorites include young adult post-apocalyptic literature, trashy romance novels that read like bad internet fan-fiction, and some bargain bin horror series by Carver Edlund.
  • Best Friend: Her best friend is Lou Kamaka.
  • Child of Two Worlds: Her father Daniel Shpak was a wealthy investment banker from Star City of Jewish-Ukrainian descent while her mother Rosemary was a British corporate lawyer who became an early adopter the Norsefire movement.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Hidden Depths: She's an amateur beer brewer and operates a ten gallon home brewery in the Firehouse's tool room.
  • Official Couple: Currently dating Samuel Hazer.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Her mother is Rosemary Almond, the wife of Derek Almond, head of the Fingers in the Norsefire Party.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Dani has anger management issues and curses like sailor. Immediately after her medals ceremony, a TV reporter told her she had been name dropped as an example of "Norsefire Supremacy" in Sutler's most recent speech, Dani's reply on live TV was: "[expletive] Sutler! [expletive] Norsefire!"
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the same height as Jenny at 5'9"/175cm tall and very attractive.

    Lou Kamaka 
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  • Abusive Parents: Not her parents, but her paternal grandfather. Her father took martial arts to defend himself from his father, and the cycle of abuse passed to her uncle, who once hit her so hard she woke up in the hospital. While her father tried to convince her to forgive her uncle, she refused and Kapena had to take her with him on his tournaments.
  • Attention Whore: She loves being the center of attention, which is why she became a model and later agreed to being The Face of the Ghost Smashers.
  • Best Friend: She and Dani are best friends.
  • Competition Freak: She's overly competitive thanks to her background as martial artist and triathlon winner.
  • Fanservice Model: She's a former model and looks great in a swimsuit.
  • Heroic Seductress: She's an expert manipulator and seductress.
  • It's All About Me: She's pretty self-centered and looks out for herself all the time and only helps others when doing so directly benefits her in some way.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her father Kapena Kamaka is hawaiian while her mother Catherine Deveraux is black.
  • Omniglot: She's fluent in four languages, English, French, Japanese, & Spanish.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Her mother Catherine Deveraux is a Cadmus scientist from the Supergirl Vol. 5 comics.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the same height as Jenny and Dani (5'9"/175cm tall) and she's a former model.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's part hawaiian, black and she's also bisexual.

2014 Recruits

    Erin Gilbert 
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  • Adaptational Sexuality: In the movie she had moments of Ambiguously Bi, but here her biography confirms she's indeed bisexual.
  • Age Lift: Younger here than in the movie, being a decade younger than Kristen Wiig who portrayed her in 2016.
  • Best Friend: She and Abby Yates have been best friends since they met each other at school and bonded as "weird girls".
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Abby's brunette and Holtzmann's blonde.
  • Broken Bird: As an eight-year-old child, Erin was haunted by the ghost of an elderly neighbor who appeared at the end of her bed. Every night. For a year. Everyone thought she was crazy, and right through to adulthood, Erin cares most about being perceived as sane and respectable.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Suffers from Extreme Intellectual Regression When Aroused. Most of the time involving Kevin.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: The primary reason she keeps Kevin around.
  • Friendless Background: Until she met Abby, she didn't have any actual friends.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Erin won the 2006 LeRoy Apker Award and the 2012 Maria Goeppert Mayer ("MGM") Award from the American Physical Society.
    • Erin was her high school's valedictorian.
    • Erin claims to be fluent in Spanish, but she routinely butchers what most would consider to be easy translations. She even mispronounces 'taco'.
  • Parental Neglect: Her parents Nick and Faith Gilbert were so busy working they even forgot her eighth birthday.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Her sister is Lani Gilbert/Velvet Tiger, an enemy of Batgirl in the comics. Her brother Ward Gilbert was an enemy of Hawk and Dove in the Earth-One comics.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: She went on a date with Professor Peter Venkman when she was at university. It didn't go well and ended with her getting nervous and vomiting all over her apartment.

    Abby Yates 
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  • Best Friend: She and Erin are best friends since high school.
  • Birds of a Feather: During high school, with Erin. After she went away, with Holtzmann.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette to Erin's redhead and Holtzmann's blonde.
  • Blood Knight: Abby gets very... enthusiastic when dealing with supernatural enemies, and MeVid trolls.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father is unknown.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Not nearly as much as Holtzmann, but several of their tools were designed, if not made by her.
  • Has a Type: Abby says her "type" is "husky men with broad shoulders or nice hats, but not both. That's just too much of a good thing. Way too much."
  • Hidden Depths: Abby is a fan of mid-to-late-nineties hip-hop and R&B.
  • Imaginary Friend: As a kid, Abby had an imaginary friend, a dachshund named Zorp.
  • Meganekko: While Holtzmann also wears glasses, Abby is never seen without hers.
  • Plot Allergy: She has a severe allergy to cats.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: While working as an associate professor at Ivy University, Abby briefly dated a student (Sam Winchester) after bonding over a shared interest in the paranormal and a mutual fear of clowns. She dumped him for being too needy and eventually moved to Star City to escape him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She has fondness for a good soup.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Suffers from Chelonaphobia (fear of turtles) and Coulrophobia (fear of clowns).

    Jillian Holtzmann 
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  • Absurd Phobia: She has Globophobia, fear of balloons.
  • Actor Allusion: Her complementary file mentions she's very good at political figure impressions, a reference to her actress Kate McKinnon and her role in Saturday Night Life.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's wacky, but only because of that she can create and utilize dangerous science-based weaponry.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Erin's redhead and Abby's brunette.
  • Child Prodigy: Taking after both her parents, she attended Ivy University at age eleven and has four doctorates in Engineering, recreation, Naturopathy and Dental Surgery.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • While conducting mycological experiments, Holtzy claims to have encounters with aliens (twice), cavemen, a ghost named Toby, an angel named Keith, & a "9-foot tall goat-man called Krinkelmaus."
    • Holtzmann is a Virgo. She claims to be strictly attracted to Scorpios.
  • Last-Name Basis: Since her mother was the one who called her Jillian, she prefers being referred to by her last name or nickname 'Holtzy'.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother Esther Holtzmann passed away when she was sixteen.
  • The Prankster: She has a tendency of pranking others (or "Experimenting").
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's the estranged half-sister of Egon and Harry Spengler here.
  • Too Much Alike: The main reason she and her brother didn't try to bond when they first met at Ivy University is that they thought the other was weird.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves salty foods (particularly potato chips).
  • Troll: Holtzmann seems to enjoy annoying other people just for the sake of it.

    Patty Tolan 
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  • Armor-Piercing Slap: When Abby got possessed by a ghost during Hell on Earth, she slapped her until the ghost left, saving Jillian's life.
  • Bookworm: She's an expert in Star City history and has a stack of books on the subject at her old workplace. Though she loves books, Patty has no interest in joining Garrett and Dani's book club due to it being centered on a horror series of books.
  • Boxing Battler: She's an expert boxer.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She can get real caustic real fast, especially when stopping people from being Genre Blind.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her mother Tonya was never sure who her biological father was, and none of her boyfriends wanted to take responsibility, which is why Patty took her stepfather Clarence's last name.
  • Gentle Giant: She's 6"/183cm tall, and while loud mouthed, she's pretty friendly overall.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Patty loves action movies, but hates horror movies.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her black hair has several dyed strands.
  • Nice Girl: One of the nicest Ghostbusters from the get-go.
  • Odd Friendship: With Holtzmann, though Patty is creeped out by Holtzmann and gave her the nickname "Dr. Frankenstein." Holtzmann likes Patty's mouthiness and loves to push her buttons.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's the niece of Winston Zeddemore here.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Patty's a sarcastic African-American woman who's a bus driver turned Ghostbuster.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has Pediophobia, fear of dolls. She also hates anything involving demons, dolls, and demonically-possessed dolls.

    Kevin Beckman 
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  • Actor Allusion: The box he's carrying has what appears to be Mjolnir, a reference to Chris Hemsworth (who played Kevin) playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Brainless Beauty: He's a former underwear model with not many particular intellectual skills.
  • Childhood Brain Damage: Apparently when he was a baby, during the day of the Manhattaning, he cried non-stop for hours after having something of a stroke, which severely impaired his mental development.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Kevin hates coffee.
  • Dumb Blonde: The guy is blonde haired and not particularly bright.
  • Forgetful Jones: He knows how to speak Spanish but sometimes forgets he can.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Well, he's not a hero in the classical sense, but he's always accompanied by his service dog Mike Hat.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He's a skilled saxophone player.
    • Kevin enjoys people-watching in the morning.
    • He dabbles in Web Design.
  • Hunk: Considering he's based on Chris Hemsworth, of course, and Erin can't stop gawking at him.
  • Mistaken for Badass: The reason why he was recruited into the Ghostbusters (other than good looks) was because he appeared as a hero disguised as Booster Gold.
  • Psychic Powers: He was born a psionic, although he didn't became aware of it until after he was already part of the Ghostbusters.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kevin loves Hot Dogs.

2015 Recruits

    Roland Jackson 
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  • 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.
  • Cultured Badass: He listens to opera and classical music. He doesn't follow rap much.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father James Jackson was an Air Force mechanic that was killed in the Middle East.
  • Genius Bruiser: Roland is tall and stocky, but extremely smart.
  • Gentle Giant: 6'2"/188cm tall and a pretty nice guy.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He really can't see what a brat his brother Casey can be, despite the arguments of his friends.
  • Official Couple: Currently dating Maddie Collins.
  • Only Sane Man: He's generally far more relaxed and easygoing than his teammates.
  • Perma-Stubble: Goes with his more reserved demeanor than his teammates Garrett and Eduardo.
  • Promotion to Parent: When his father died, he was forced to step up and support both his mother and younger siblings.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's also the older brother of Jefferson Jackson, a friend of Firestorm. His cousin is Celia Forrestal/Skyrocket of the Power Company. His grandfather Ralph Jackson is US Army soldier that fought on WWII.
  • Techno Wizard: Can do almost anything with technology and quickly too. He's master chemist, engineer, mathematician, mechanic, physicist, computer technician and expert metallurgist.

    Eduardo "Eddie" Rivera 
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  • Badass Beard: A goatee, hence his nickname of Goat Boy.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Kylie. Even she's not sure were they stand in terms of a relationship. For all their leveled vitriol, there's an undeniable chemistry at work.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's smarter than he lets on and is surprisingly well-read.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More so than Kylie. If he sees something worth ribbing, he'll rib it.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He hates Tuna fish and mayonnaise.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He often uses Spanish words, his father being of Mexican descent while his mother is Spanish.
  • Hidden Depths: Is surprisingly an avid reader, having read classics like the Odyssey, War & Peace, Crime & Punishment, and the works of Shakespeare.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes across as very abrasive and selfish. When nobody's looking, though, he's actually a real softie.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father Hector was killed during what was supposed to be routine traffic stop, with the culprit never found. In grief, their mother Carlotta moved out of the city, but Eddie refused to leave his father's murder unsolved.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His father is Hector Rivera, a lieutenant of Gotham who moved to Star City. His nephew is Colton Rivera, a student at Gotham Academy, while his mother is Carlotta Rivera, known as Jolt in the comics and member of the original Blasters.

    Garrett Miller 
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  • Adaptational Nationality: In the original series he was American, but here he was born in Ontario, Canada.
  • Big Eater: Garrett has a robust appetite. He often chows down with Slimer and often fills the pockets of his Ghostbuster uniform with energy bars to tide him over on long jobs away from the Firehouse's fridge.
  • The Big Guy: He is the most athletic and aggressive of the group recruited in 2015, despite not being able to walk.
  • Claustrophobia: Suffers from it.
  • Disabled Snarker: Garrett, a paraplegic, likes to make with the dry and witty remarks.
  • Fiery Redhead: Red-haired, boisterous and pretty eager to bust ghosts.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: Only his friends are allowed to call him by "Garr" or "G-Man".
  • Handicapped Badass: Don't let his handicap fool you; Garrett can kick lots of ass, ghost or otherwise... as long as he's in a wheelchair, or just chair.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite coming off as self-centered when you first meet him, Garrett is actually quite selfless and won't hesitate to help people out if they should ever need it.
  • Lovable Jock: Really enjoys sports and the adrenaline rush.
  • The Nicknamer: He likes giving his teammates nicknames.
  • Official Couple: In a relationship with Persephone Asturias.
  • Red Is Heroic: Not only he has red hair, his wheelchair and alternate jumpsuit are red too.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His sister is Lisa Miller, a friend of Scott Pilgrim, while his grandfather Willis S. Miller is a former member of Wildstorm's Team Zero. His late grandmother Irene Miller was a secretary for the Apex Broadcasting Company in Gotham City under Alan Scott.

Ghostbusters: Junior Team

    Alan Crendall 

    Bridget Gibbons 

    Samuel Hazer 

    Gabriel Sitter 

    Geoff Driver 

Ghostbuster Interns

    Persephone Asturias 

    Cait Banner 

    Zoe Zawadzki 

    Evan Torres 

    Gavin Tanaka 

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