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Kani [1] was a giant crab-like monster the Ghostbusters fought at Tokyo Bay.

HistoryEdit

After the Ghostbusters vaporized Nori-ra at Tokyo Bay, Kani manifested near the shore. Like Nori-ra and Lizardo, it was created when toxic waste touched old monster movies and caused the monsters to become ghosts through a complex ectoplasmic chemical chain reaction. [2] Being much larger than Nori-ra, Egon Spengler had to quickly recalculate for size differential. It was destroyed when the Proton Streams were adjusted to a setting of 9000. [3]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Kani is likely able to destroy things with its claws and crush things.

TriviaEdit

  • Kani was not named in the episode itself.
  • "Kani" is Japanese for "crab".
  • According to Kenji, Kani was from "Lizardo and the Crab Monster From Space." [4]
  • In the script draft included in The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection, the movie Kani is from is "Lizardo and the Space Monster." It was explained to be a radioactive mutant crab from Mars. [5] [6]
  • On page 4 of Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #4, Kani makes a non-canon cameo under the big billboard in a grab of the Ghostbusters battle with it at the beach shore.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mueller, Richard (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume Five Disc Two, "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" Script p. 22. CPT Holdings, Inc. Line reads: "It begins to churn, then Kani, a gigantic crab-like ghost -- with bulging eyes and multiple pincers rises from the bay."
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 14:42-14:45). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "A complex ectoplasmic chemical chain reaction."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 13:21-13:23). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Boost to 9000."
  4. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 12:56-12:59). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Lizardo and The Crab Monster From Space!"
  5. Mueller, Richard (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume Five Disc Two, "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" Script p. 23. CPT Holdings, Inc. Ray says: "Yep. "Lizardo and the Space Monster"."
  6. Mueller, Richard (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume Five Disc Two, "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" Script p. 24. CPT Holdings, Inc. Ray says: "A radioactive mutant crab from Mars."


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