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Apshai [1] was the Egyptian god of insects that once ruled ancient Egypt. [2]

HistoryEdit

3000 years ago, Apshai ruled over Egypt from an odd temple, referred to as a Power Pyramid. [3] Eventually, the god and its worshipers were driven out of Egypt. They set sail with the temple's crystal capstone, the source of the god's powers. They were never seen again.

In the 1990s, several artifacts were discovered including a fully preserved golden scarab. [4] The items went on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York. However, when the curator opened the scarab, an ecto surge awakened Apshai and caused an earthquake and mass migration of insects. Apshai created several enlarged servitors to rebuild its temple. Once a human sacrifice was made and the Crystal Capstone affixed to the rooftop, the crystal would absorb solar power and render Apshai invincible. [5] [6] It would then lead an insect army in a war meant to cleanse the planet of humanity and usher in a new age of insect rule. [7] Peter Venkman was chosen as the sacrifice but he was saved by Janine Melnitz. [8] Together, the Ghostbusters destroyed the crystal. Apshai disintegrated into sand, the temple collapsed, the fissures sealed up, and the enlarged insects returned to normal.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Apshai has abilities to control bugs and make them larger. He can also shoot lasers and with power from the crystal, can grow larger.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Janine Melnitz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 02:54-02:57). Time Life Entertainment. Janine says: "Apshai, the Egyptian god of insects."
  2. Museum Curator (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 03:26-03:46). Time Life Entertainment. Curator says: "Apshai, the legendary Egyptian god of insects was reputed to have ruled all of Egypt from his unusual temple. But when the cruel Apshai and his worshipers were driven out of Egypt, they took the temple's crystal capstone, said to be the source of all of Apshai's powers. They set sail with the crystal and were never seen again."
  3. Museum Curator (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 04:04-04:10). Time Life Entertainment. Curator says: "And now for the first time in 3000 years, the Scarab of Apshai will be opened."
  4. Museum Curator (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 03:56-04:00). Time Life Entertainment. Curator says: "The only relic of Apshai ever recovered was this gold scarab apparently left behind."
  5. Janine Melnitz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 18:01-18:05). Time Life Entertainment. Janine says: "And he must have the real crystal capstone to complete the temple's power pyramid."
  6. Apshai (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 19:10-19:20). Time Life Entertainment. Apshai says: "Once my crystal capstone is set atop the temple and powered by the sun, I shall be invincible."
  7. Apshai (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 15:52-16:07). Time Life Entertainment. Apshai says: "Your species has ruled this planet long enough and bumbled the job miserably. But now under my rule, the insect world will rise up and destroy all you so-called higher lifeforms. Sssss!"
  8. Apshai (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "20,000 Leagues Under the Street" (1991) (DVD ts. 16:58-17:01). Time Life Entertainment. Apshai says: "Prepare him for the sacrifice."


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