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Dumazu the Destroyer is an ancient demonic god of death and destruction and the main villain in the video game Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. Dumazu was buried 4000 years ago but his cult survived into the present era. He sought to resurrect himself using the Shard of the Relic of Nilhe.

HistoryEdit

Primary CanonEdit

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of SlimeEdit

Dumazu the Destroyer was an ancient pre-New World deity of near mythic destructive capabilities. He was worshiped by the Cult of Dumazu more out of fear than any true adulation. Likewise, Dumazu despised love and affection. However, Dumazu was more mortal than all-powerful god he was believed to be and in 2010 B.C., was buried. If the Relic of Nilhe were reformed, Dumazu could be revived.

Dumazu was all but forgotten in the modern age. His tomb lay deep below the surface of present day New York City. In 1954, Parkview Psychiatric Hospital was built over the ancient tomb [1]. Decades later, Dumazu spoke only to Ismael the Deceiver, the last of his cult and his vehicle. The Shards of the Relic of Nilhe were unwittingly gathered by the junior team of the Ghostbusters. At Parkview, Ismael took the Relic and chanted a spell. Dumazu possessed Ismael and drew the team into the another dimension. The team manages to defeat him and they return back to the physical plane.

Secondary CanonEdit

Insight EditionsEdit

Dumazu was a despot feared by his subjects and worshiped as a living god of Pre-Columbian North America. In 2010 BCE, Dumazu passed on short of 130 years old. His followers believed he merely "ascended" instead of dying and would return to life someday then remake the world into a terrible paradise for them. [2] Dumazu's body was entombed in a cavern deep below what later became known as Manhattan. The world largely forgot about Dumazu. In the late twentieth century, Dumazu's ghost began to manifest in the dreams of his genetic descendants as a beast-faced demon and demanded the Relic of Nilhe. [3] One of his descendants unearthed the Relic of Nilhe during an excavation in Rhode Island. [4] It was put on display at the Natural History Museum. Soon after, Dumazu's ghosts tried to claim the Relic. It partially manifested by transmogrifying several exhibits and forming them into a substitute body. [5] The Ghostbusters were called in. They attempted to force Dumazu out with positively charged Psychomagnotheric Slime but it was ineffective. They instead shattered the Relic of Nilhe with a concentrated proton blast which in turn prevented Dumazu from fully crossing over to the physical plane. Dumazu promised to return again then dispersed.

GameplayEdit

Dumazu is the final boss in the game and second boss of Level 12: Temple of the Destroyer.

  • Attacks: Dumazu can swipe at the team with his claws or raise his fists and try to crush them. The fist slam also creates a limited shockwave. Later in the fight, he summons two glyphs that fire continuous lasers. He also later uses an attack that rains brimstone down on the team. Glyphs appear on the ground where brimstone will land. Both the lasers and brimstone move slowly enough to sidestep and dodge.

ItemsEdit

Having unlocked every level and defeating Dumazu will earn the "Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good" Achievement worth 10 points.

ClassificationEdit

Secondary CanonEdit

Insight EditionsEdit

Dumazu is a Class 4. [6]

IDW ComicsEdit

Dumazu is mentioned to be a Class 7 on Samuel Hazer's Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card. [7]

TriviaEdit

  • According to writer of Sanctum of Slime, Tom Waltz: "Again, Dumazu already existed before I came into the picture, but after I did get the gig, I checked out any references to Dumazu and found the Sumerian version. My Dumazu is loosely based upon the research I did, but I also endeavored to create some new mythology as well. So, again, a bit of familiarity with an original twist... and a little paper umbrella to make the cocktail mix presentable!" [8]
  • Dumazu is partly based on the Proto-Sumerian king, Demuzid the Shepherd, of whom later kings claimed to be the reincarnation.

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AppearancesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Third Draft of Script, Page 2
  2. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.77). Paragraph reads: "He lived for almost 130 years before finally passing on---or, as his followers called it "ascending"---in 2010 BCE, with the promise to one day return to physical life and remake the world into a terrible paradise for his followers."
  3. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.77). Paragraph reads: "In the late twentieth century, however, the spirit of the tyrant began to manifest in the dreams of his genetic descendants."
  4. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.77). Paragraph reads: "The relic, a large, blue, crystal orb that was described in detail in these dreams, was later unearthed by one of these descendants during an excavation in Rhode Island."
  5. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.77). Paragraph reads: "The entity managed a partial manifestation within the museum, transmogrifying several of the exhibits and forming them into a makeshift body."
  6. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.77). Paragraph reads: "CLASS IV."
  7. TomWaltz Tweet 5/3/18
  8. http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Interview_with_Tom_Waltz
  9. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.76). Paragraph reads: "Lotan manifested in New York during our encounter with Dumazu (see entry on facing page), circling the skies above the Museum of Natural History."
  10. Gabriel Sitter (2018). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #3" (2018) (Comic p.4). Gabriel Sitter says: "Or at least allowed us use of the portal to recruit help some against Dumazu..."


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