"Slimer" - From the Ghostbusters Movie - Mixed Media IllustrationAlbert F. Montoya

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Slimer

Slimer

Slimer – mixed media illustration. Art prints available here!

Also known as Onionhead or Little Spu, was a ghost made up of pure Ectoplasm and the first ghost successfully captured by the Ghostbusters. Smiler is well known for his gigantic appetite and the slime he leaves behind when he passes through solid objects.

He was a legendary ghost to all on the original staff of the Sedgewick Hotel. His usual territory was the twelfth floor, but his outings were usually non-violent and simply involved eating food. As a result, the hotel was able to keep a lid on the supernatural problems (for a while). For some reason, Gozer’s approaching time of arrival provoked Slimer (and many other ghosts) into being much more active than usual. Eventually the staff couldn’t keep the ghost a secret anymore and called the Ghostbusters. However, the Ghostbusters had not yet fully tested their equipment and weren’t completely prepared for a full capture. Ray was the first to find him, but missed him and Slimer escaped into the next hall, where he slimed Peter Venkman.

After many errant shots and the resulting destruction, He flew into the Alhambra Ballroom where the Ghostbusters made another attempt at capture. Though Slimer is at first tossed around by some more missed shots, the Ghostbusters eventually manage to get him in the streams. Slimer was then caught in the Trap and put in the storage facility. However, he was released with the many other ghosts when the storage facility was shut down by Walter Peck. He occupied a hot dog cart on on 1221 Avenue of the Americas in front of the Rockefeller Plaza. When the Hot Dog Vendor opened the cart, he was naturally shocked to see a ghost. After the Ghostbusters defeated Gozer and left Central Park West, He was sighted in the area.

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