Goblins are mischievous entities that often manifest as short ugly humanoids. Like poltergeists, Goblins tend to enjoy causing havoc. They appear in The Real Ghostbusters.

Samhain's Goblin MinionsEdit

Main article: Two Goblin Minions

Two goblins were minions of Samhain who liberated him twice: Once from his stone prison and once from the Containment Unit. Another pair of goblins were used by Egon to connect search lights so Samhain could be weakened and trapped. Many new goblins were shown in his return.

Drool the Dog-Faced GoblinEdit

Main article: Drool

Kestrel's GoblinsEdit

In Lewiston, the demoness Kestrel was often accompanied by Goblins. [1] She and her Goblin minions were imprisoned in a crystal ball by Eli Spengler, released, and then re-imprisoned by his descendant Egon Spengler. Some of her Goblin minions were captured in traps. While free, they displayed the strength to rip a bumper off a bus, disable tires without use of equipment, and operate a construction vehicle.


  • Peter Venkman calls Slimer a "bad goblin" in Extreme Ghostbusters episode Back in the Saddle, Part 1 after the spud took a big bite out of Egon's birthday cake.
  • On page 19 of Ghostbusters Issue #14, the two Goblins Egon used to set up spotlights in "When Halloween Was Forever" make a non-canon cameo in the upper left part of the board.
  • On page 21 of Ghostbusters Annual 2018, the ghosts are visually based on Samhain's Midnight Army in "When Halloween Was Forever".
  • On page 22 of Annual 2018, in panel 2, the ghost snagged is one of the blue goblins that chased the Junior Ghostbusters in "Halloween II 1/2".
  • On page 30 of Annual 2018, once again, the ghosts are based on Samhain's Midnight Army from "When Halloween Was Forever".
  • On page 31 of Annual 2018, in panel 1 are the two 'Zone Dweebies' goblins in their car from "When Halloween Was Forever"
  • On page 35 of Annual 2018, in panel 2, is a ghost from the end of "When Halloween Was Forever" when they look for Samhain in the Containment Unit, it is the last ghost but originally pink.


The Real Ghostbusters


  1. Kestrel (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 01:34-01:39). Time Life Entertainment. Kestrel says: "Come, Goblins. Let's give these rubbernecks a real show!"
  2. Sandy Van Sanders (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Egon on the Rampage" (1987) (DVD ts. 2:25-2:32). Time Life Entertainment. Sandy says: "Since their emergence on the scene, the Ghostbusters have allegedly been keeping New York sage from everything from truculent Trolls to garrulous Goblins."



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