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The Doomsday Door is a corporeal manifested as a sentient doorway to the Nether Regions. [1] It is not to be opened until doomsday, the end of the world. [2] [3]

HistoryEdit

When the world was left ravaged, the poltergeist energy held within the Doomsday Door would be freed to reconstruct and replace the world at large. [4] Earth would become a world covered in eternal darkness and governed by ghosts. [5] The Place of Lost Souls is located one mile from the door. [6] The Doomsday Door was buried for ages and a warning was left behind in ancient Sumerian.

Somehow, it was left untouched for centuries until the 1980s. 10 miles in from a New York subway station, the door was rediscovered during a construction project. [7] Although its main purpose is to open only on doomsday, it was opened early by a team of subway workers, who stumbled upon it saying its line, "Do not open until doomsday." The head worker, ignoring the warning, signaled to begin drilling and prompted the door to open prematurely. The released poltergeist energy immediately began to change everything and cause a mass transmigration of ghosts. [8] [9] The energy continued to rush out like a breached dam. [10]

Soon after, the Ghostbusters manage to close the door again by pulling back all that was set loose by it. [11] They used the flow of energy inside the door to supercharge their Proton Packs, set them to Full Dispersion Mode with Wide Angle, and shot the streams through the Power Flow Core to pull in the energy and ghosts. [12] They succeeded just as the flow of energy reached critical stage. [13] Despite knowing it also lead to their demise, the Ghostbusters were able to barely escape as the door sealed itself.

DescriptionEdit

Its face bears some resemblance to a bull, complete with nose ring and two curvy horns. It has two extra horns on the top of its head.

PersonalityEdit

The entity takes its purpose very seriously and gives fair warning not to disturb it but it takes pleasure in scaring humans who don't heed the warning. It's unknown if the door itself acts on its own or the will of the spirits who inhabit the Neither Regions.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

This door holds back the energy till doomsday.

TriviaEdit

  • In the first draft of the "Knock, Knock" script, the door is described as "very Lovecraftian in the half-light." [14]
  • In What in Samhain Just Happened?!, on page 12, the Doomday Door's doorknocker is seen on the hidden door.
  • On page 12 of Ghostbusters Issue #5, the Doomsday Door makes a non-canon cameo on a flier outside Ray's Occult, nearest the Burn In Hell Venkman graffiti.
  • On page two of Ghostbusters Issue #8, the door knocker sans nose ring appears on one of the doors.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 09:58-10:03). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "According to the stone, at the far end of this tunnel there is a doorway into the Nether-Regions."
  2. Doomsday Door (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 04:09-04:13). Time Life Entertainment. Doomsday Door says: "Do not open until Doomsday."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 10:04-10:09). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "The doorway was hidden deep in the Earth not to be opened until Doomsday. The end of the world."
  4. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 11:28-11:31). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "After Doomsday, the end of the world, this was supposed to replace everything."
  5. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 10:30-10:33). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Eternal darkness and the Earth will be governed by ghosts."
  6. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 09:01-09:03). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "The source of the disturbance is about one mile further on."
  7. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 07:15-07:20). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "From what I've been able to figure out, the center of the disturbance is 10 miles down the line."
  8. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 06:42-06:46). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It's like the whole place itself is becoming evil. Coming alive."
  9. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 09:04-09:09). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It's sending out enormous amounts of poltergeist energy changing the nature of everything it touches."
  10. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 10:12-10:14). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It's like breaking open a dam and it will keep on spreading."
  11. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 15:51-15:59). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Our only hope is to yank back everything that escaped. That might be enough to close the doors again."
  12. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:11-16:20). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "So we have to cast directly into the center of the power flow and hope it's enough to super charge the equipment."
  13. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Knock, Knock" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:21-16:36). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "The flow is reaching critical stage. If we don't do it now, the breach will soon be too powerful for us to close it. It'll be the end of everything."
  14. Straczynski, J. Michael (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume One Disc Five, "Knock, Knock" Script p. 7. CPT Holdings, Inc. Line reads: "Looking very strange, very Lovecraftian in the half-light."


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