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Eiffel's Control Box is mechanism invented by Monsieur Eiffel in the late 1880s to use the Eiffel Tower as a type of containment unit to trap The Ghosts of France.

HistoryEdit

In the late 1880s, Eiffel secretly devised the Eiffel Tower to act as giant containment unit based on the principles of modern ectoplasmic entrapment. The control box he created was the control for molecularily bonding the ghosts to the tower. The control box was kept in a pavilion at the top of the tower. Precise instructions were followed up for about 100 years and no one was allowed into the pavilion. [1] [2] A tired worker went into the pavilion and accidentally dropped an antique clock on the control box. Once it was damaged, the Eiffel Tower became psionically porous and the worst of the ghosts escaped from the tower. [3]

The Ghostbusters were hired to deal with the ghosts. Once they found the pavilion and Eiffel's Diary, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler independently came up with a temporary solution to connect one of their Proton Packs, set at reverse polarity, to the control box. The pack was tuned to 20,000 Mega Hertz [4] They then set out to consult more of Eiffel's papers. However, the control box was later destroyed by the manifestation of a guillotine. Without the control box, the Ghostbusters resorted to using satellites to beam all the tower's trapped ghosts in the Containment Unit.

TriviaEdit

  • On page 19, panel 1, of Ghostbusters International #4, on the left, the clock and Eiffel's Control Box from the Pavilion makes a non-canon cameo.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Ghostbusters in Paris" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:18-12:27). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "As incredible as it may seem, it would appear Monsieur Eiffel had already developed the principles of modern ectoplasmic entrapment by the late 1880s."
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Ghostbusters in Paris" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:33-12:40). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "He built this tower as a primitive but efficient type of ghost containment unit. The ghosts are automatically attracted to and trapped in the tower's very structure."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Ghostbusters in Paris" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:57-13:06). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Until it was broken, this box was the control for molecularily bonding the ghosts to the tower. When it was damaged, the tower became psionically porous and the most aggressive ghosts could escape."
  4. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Ghostbusters in Paris" (1987) (DVD ts. 13:39-13:46). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Easy. We'll attach one of our reverse polarity Proton Packs to the system and it will temporarily pull the ghosts back to the tower."


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