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The Real GhostbustersAge:
Egon has experienced so many strange and dangerous situations that very little shocks him. He would take almost everything that goes on in stride, including his arrival in the world of Oglaf. Because of how analytical and helpful he is, and because of his firm disbelief in magic, he would find himself getting heavily involved with others for the sake of observation and study, in an attempt to make sense of the things around him and solve the supernatural problems of those around him. He will look on most things and people with a heavy sense of scrutiny, but will quickly become protective of others and ready to help. Species:
Post “The Hole in the Wall Gang”History: Wiki page here
Egon Spengler is the brains of the Ghostbusters team. He takes control of the team as the tactical leader most of the time, and is the inventor of the proton packs and the containment unit. He is stated in Rollerghoster
to have gotten his first degree in primary school, and went one from there to get his PHD in paranormal studies early in life. He has an expansive knowledge of the supernatural, from his own research and that which he finds is his go-to resource, Tobin’s Spirit Guide
. He is also very well versed in many other fields, being a collector of spores, mold, and fungus once being the owner of the largest ant farm in Iowa. The knowledge he’s collected of the creatures they often come across has a tendency to make him the most level-headed and analytical of the Ghostbusters. His interest in science leads him to be more fascinated with than fearful of the subjects they come across. He is an exceptional inventor, capable of creating nearly anything needed for their ventures, including a car that transforms into a new vehicle every time it’s damaged in Don’t Forget the Motor City
. At least some of his academic prowess comes from pressure from his parents who, in The Devil to Pay
, are stated to have not spoken to him for a week once when he was in college, only because he made an A- on a test.
Despite Egon’s calmer take on his usual job, he remembers offenses and can be very quick to go on the attack when he or his friends are personally threatened or insulted. In The Boogieman Cometh
he meets with the Boogieman that once tormented him as a child, and compromised their mission in an attempt to attack him physically. In The Devil to Pay
, at the realization that a demon is attempting to trick his friends, he jumps out of his seat, shouts, and attempts to tackle the creature as everyone else remains calm. In Rollerghoster
He is also the first to get mad about their image being stolen for a rollercoaster, confronting the owner and threatening to sue immediately, while most of the team wants to let them be. He is also terrifyingly
efficient at dispensing justice for his offenses.
Egon’s occasional fiery moments are offset by an otherwise extremely dry personality. He often has to clarify his own emotions to people because he speaks so flatly, such as in Slimer, Come Home
with Winston. Very few things shock or surprise him, and even extreme situations rarely earn an emotional response, again aside from the insult or threat to himself or friends. Facing off with Cthulu hardly earned an expression of surprise from him. He is certainly not above feelings of fear or anger, but often struggles with expressing them. This dryness makes him hard to read, and he can often come across as uncaring. He takes many traumas in stride, including having his soul torn out and used as a trampoline in Egon on the rampage
, and being blasted into a hollow vapor of himself in Egon’s Ghost
Egon’s dryness and preference for study over human socialization has made him somewhat awkward around others, with a sense of humor that is often misunderstood and obscure. He tends to be somewhat uncomfortable showing emotions around others, played up to a comical level around Janine and the other women that often flirt with him. He is clearly uncomfortable with most displays of affection, opting at most for a companionable hand on the shoulder at most times. He has also unknowingly insulted Janine to the point of her wanting to quit more than once.
Along with being awkward around others, Egon can be very detached. He is very forgetful of his own and other’s safety at times, including when he wanted to try electroshock therapy as a viable solution to a problem, and took a glass of water meant for an unconscious Ray and drank it himself. When he’s not uncomfortable with close shows of emotion, he misses them completely as with the librarian in Chicken, He Clucked
. He also has a tendency to completely ignore others when focused on his work, such as in Slimer, Come Home
when he walked directly past a group of muggers without even flinching while searching for Slimer. In Cry Uncle
he gets so absorbed in his calculations after finishing a job that he stays in the center of the street, standing waist deep in a man hole until Peter and Winston pull him out.
Though Egon may often have a poor understanding of others, he is far from antisocial. He is happy to spend time with the team outside of work, lives comfortably with them, and is often the first to give a friendly greeting to the supernatural creatures they study. His friends matter a lot to him, and he often thinks to check on their safety after or during their missions. He shares a lot of friendly banter with Peter, and shares the lab space working with Ray. In Citizen Ghost
he is the first to greet Slimer politely, introducing himself and asking for permission to study him. He is also the one who most often has to clear up any misunderstandings caused by Peter. He very much cares about the wellbeing of others, which is a large part of why he got into the Ghostbusting business, and his main concern in many dangerous situations is the wellbeing of his friends, as seen in Ragnarok and Roll
when he was willing to overload his proton pack, killing himself in the process, to save the world and mentioning Janine’s safety in particular. He has also stated that he would like to be the first human ambassador to the ghost world, looking to communicate with them more than stop all passage between both worlds.
Egon also has a tendency to try and put himself above trivial pleasures, but he has his joys and is open about them. He enjoys fooling with the occasional difficult customer, as stated in Doctor, Doctor
when Peter excuses their damaging a chemical facility by claiming at the owner allowed them in and he noted it was his turn to make the excuse. He is also known to enjoy playing jokes on the others, Peter in particular, employing Slimer. He is a lover of opera, and even offered the Metropolitan Opera their services for free in the name of art appreciation.
Egon is also very responsible, taking good care of any charges and completing almost any task he takes on. This is in exemplified in Ghost Busted
when he takes on the challenge of fighting crime in New York and subsequently eliminates all crime in the city. He also keeps a close watch on the containment unit, and is most of the reason why something that is so delicate and requires so much upkeep remains operational. He is one of the main firehouse inhabitants that helps care for Slimer, because of the ghost’s importance to his studies.
On the outside Egon seems quite relaxed at times, but internally he is quite tightly wound and cares very much about his success. As stated above, in The Devil to Pay
he mentions that his parents once neglected to speak to him for a week because on an A- on a test. This pressure likely persisted through his entire childhood, and has led to quite a drive for success. His extended family is shown to also add pressure for success to him, as seen in Cry Uncle
when his Uncle Cyrus arrives and claims that he is too brilliant for work as a Ghostbuster, and that he should be part of a proper lab setting. He looks to prove his capabilities to himself and others because of this, striving to be recognized with Nobel prizes and mention in scientific papers. He has a low tolerance for others messing with or outright destroying his creations, having to warn Peter and others away from messing with items like the containment unit or PKE meters.
Egon is also an extremely loyal person, sticking with his friends and keeping to his promises strictly. In Cry Uncle
Cyrus Spengler states that Egon has never given up on a promise he’s made, and uses a promise his nephew still owes him to wrench him away from Ghostbusters work. At no time has he left any of the team behind for any reason, and will even go out of his way to stand up for or save them. In Look Homeward, Ray
he helps to prove Ray’s capabilities to his home town when they doubt the Ghostbusters, and in Rollerghoster
He is quick to defend their stolen image. Abilities/Weaknesses:
Egon has no supernatural powers, but his intellect is very formidable. He has all the weaknesses typical for a human, and his detachment can harm friendships and cause misunderstandings. RP Samples: Test Drive hereand here
“Showpony slave gallery” is something he never expected to hear- at least not in real life- and much less did he ever intend on joining one.
But, of course, that’s where he ended up. Take one wrong turn, ask a guard for some directions, and suddenly you’re a slave in a glittery thong. The doctor flipped back the hair he’d been forced to take down and show off, rubbing a few beads of sweat off of his forehead and hauling back on the oar, grunting. The people all along his row made aggressive moaning sounds with each movement of the massive paddle they were using to move the boat along, the ends of it cutting through the water. The lower decks, the ones that didn’t
get dignitaries parading through it, were doing most of the work.
“Excuse me, this doesn’t seem to be terribly efficient.” He raised a hand as he rowed, pointing to one of the overtly attentive guards. The driver paused, smacking the hilt of his flail in one palm.
“It’s not supposed to be efficient, it’s supposed to be sexy.” He rapped the blonde’s knuckles with the hilt, just enough for Egon to yank his hands back. “Now pose with those chains, and talk about how tortured you are. No breaking character.”
Rolling his eyes and rubbing sore fingers unhappily, the scientist stood and pulled the chains connecting his wrists to the floor taught, striking a half-assed pose that barely emphasized his dick at all. “Oh, woe is me, how difficult this is. Rowing uselessly towards a fate I don’t understand.”
The tone was almost insultingly dull, whether or not Egon was doing it on purpose was unclear and that made it even worse. Everyone who had heard his statement turned, varying levels of annoyance on their faces. The guard pulled over his nearest coworker, shooting a dirty look his way. “This guy’s hot and all, but we’ve got to get him out of here. What a buzzkill.”