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Not to be confused with Kylie Griffin from Extreme Ghostbusters

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Specifics: Ghostbusters International

Kylie Griffin is the manager of Ray's Occult Books [1] and a Ghostbuster on the support staff.


IDW Comic SeriesEdit

After Ray Stantz went back to active ghostbusting, he hired Kylie to run Ray's Occult. On occasion, she would help out the Ghostbusters by researching ghosts for them. After Walter Peck had the Ghostbusters permits revoked, Ray attempted to get Kylie to help him look for loopholes in the team's contract with the city. Kylie refused to get involved with legal matters. Soon after, the Ghostbusters were dispatched to Fantastic Land to deal with an unknown threat. Kylie was tasked with compiling research in coordination with Ray and Egon. After scouring through several occult references for two and half hours and 40 minutes of simply sifting through data related to Poughkeepsie, Kylie identified the entity from the updated Bilderberg Guide and called up Ray to inform him about the Hungry Manitou.

During the summer, Kylie assisted Ray in conducting research on the entities of the southwest to try and make a match with the Roswell Army Ghosts. She couldn't locate an exact match based on Ray's description and theorized the ghosts were camouflaging themselves with local lore. Ray agreed and promised to give Kylie a raise.

In February, Kylie was brought in by Janine to help with trying to find the Ghostbusters after they were abducted by demonic forces. Walter Peck justified leaving Kylie on the team because she was thoroughly vetted by PCOC due to her close working relationship with the Ghostbusters and she had extensive experience in paranormal research. After three months or so, Kylie identified The Collectors as the demons who took the original team and attempted to run some slime samples through Egon's Ecto Mass Spec. but didn't get anything conclusive. While out on a case in Central Park, Kylie took point and tracked Gareth Dibello with a Giga meter. Once Special Agent Melanie Ortiz wrangled Dibello, Kylie trapped him. Back at the Firehouse, Kylie answered a call at the front desk from Dr. Cleese, pertaining to Janosz Poha and his arcane designs. Kylie scheduled a consult for the next day in the afternoon and believed it was a promising lead on the Ghostbusters' disappearance.

Kylie took the Ecto-1a to Parkview Psychiatric Hospital for her consultment. The readings she took of the Gozerian lettering with a Ecto-Visor and her P.K.E. Meter were promising. However, she wasn't keen on Dr. Cleese's patronizing concern for her age and skills. After Kylie told him off, she demanded to see Janosz. She quickly determined a possessing presence and attempted to communicate with it but was interrupted by a call from Janine. Kylie assured Janine the Grendel would be a pushover and went back to trying to talk to Poha's possessor. Kylie was interrupted again. She quickly advised Janine to stand up to the Grendel and running would only make it stronger. Kylie hung up and turned her ringer off just as Janosz started to levitate. Things got much worse when the Gozerian began to glow violently. She called up Janine and learned the original Ghostbusters were back. Kylie put two and two together and asked for Egon Spengler.

Kylie came to realize Idulnas was cheating the conditions of summoning the Collectors. She was able to drive a wedge between Janosz and Idulnas by appealing to Janosz' dislike of being used as patsy again by a supernatural being. Janosz regained control of his body and demanded paint so he could alter the spell. Janosz changed the target from the Ghostbusters to Idulnas. Kylie watched as Collector violently extracted Idulnas from Janosz and vanished. Kylie remained a Ghostbuster and helped out when the others were too busy to go out on a bust. In her exploits, she encountered a Braided Hair Ghost and a Sandman. Kylie hired a functional illiterate (according to Peter but Kylie claimed he could read) to watch over Ray's Occult when she was out on a bust. She and Peter went to Mamaroneck and encountered a Phantom Train Conductor riding a massive steam train construct. Kylie attempted to get time and half for the gig, then 30% but Peter held firm at 10%. Kylie wasn't so sure the bust was a two person job but Peter easily remedied the situation with a Proton Bazooka. Peter and Kylie wrangled the defenseless ghost and trapped him. Kylie asked for 50% in exchange for not telling Egon he was not the first to fire the bazooka. Peter concluded it would good for Egon to have a little heart break and left Kylie to haul the bazooka back to the car.

Later in the summer, Janine consulted Kylie at Ray's Occult. Janine wanted to be sure nothing was left behind after Egon and Roger rescued her. However, there wasn't much material out there on the subject. They were interrupted by Peter who wanted Kylie to tag along on a bust. She called up Ray to ask him what they were dealing with. Unwilling to take rare books aboard a boat, Kylie stopped at a photocopy store while Peter idled in a taxi cab for one hour. They then met up with Ray at the Warehouse and disembarked. Kylie piloted the Marine Ecto-8. After one hour, they found the John Milton. The ice around the ship was solid so they walked over to the ship. After some thought, Kylie simply shot a hole in the ship. Just after she noticed the whole ship gave off active readings, they were surrounded. Based on earlier P.K.E. readings hinting the ship construct was bigger than it seemed, Kylie suddenly shot the floor beneath everyone. The trio fell into a massive ice cavern and confronted the ghost of Francis Harding. After they blasted away his giant ice form, Kylie wrangled the ghost in a stream while Ray trapped him. While Peter and Ray took the ghost to his father's grave, Kylie monitored the John Milton aboard Ecto-8. She witnessed it take off and flew into the sky.

On October 29, Kylie and Peter went on several calls. They engaged the ghost of Maud S. at the Grand Central Station's 60 East 42nd Street entrance at the Vanderbilt Avenue cross section. Peter saved Kylie from being doused in oral ejection but he himself got slimed. After Kylie chuckled at his expense, they captured Maud. On October 30, there was a sudden flash of Red Lightning during the day. Kylie oddly felt an impulse to break something. She was distracted by the return of Melanie Ortiz, now a liaison between the FBI and Ghostbusters. Kylie and the original Ghostbusters went out on calls. At Central Park, Kylie donned an Ecto-Visor and observed the Ghost Fire Wall was not fire at all and composed of ghosts. On November 2, the Day of the Dead, Kylie was on a call with Peter and Winston. Outside the 83rd Police Precinct, they captured a Constable Ghost. They hurried to Central Avenue and Bleecker Street to help the others deal with Santa Muerte. Nonchalantly, Kylie threw out a Trap and captured two of the three projections of the entity.

On December 9, Kylie was on duty at Ray's Occult Books with Ray when he received a phone call from Egon, who was in Rhinebeck. She retrieved a Tobin's Spirit Guide, the latest Spates Catalog, Spectral Almanac, Moreci Bestiary, McGee's Coopted Paganism, and the New England Grimoire. They closed up shop and spent hours researching instances of recurrent child hauntings and supernatural abductions in the last 50 years. While looking through the Spectral Almanac, Kylie noticed a major pattern. She presented her findings at the company meeting later in the day. While she confirmed there was a definite rise in aggressive spirits with Bogeyman-like tendencies, Kylie believed they were just vultures circling before the big event took place.

Because the Red Lightning could affect individuals up to their early twenties, Egon had Kylie hooked up to the Aura Video-Analyzer to collect data and confirm his suspicions the lightning was connected to the Bogeymen and encouraging naughty behavior. Kylie was annoyed when Melanie was preparing to tease her but became concerned when Egon theorized the Bogeymen wanted to feed on those affected by the lightning.

Kylie was part of the team that filled in for the Ghostbusters during the wedding of Winston Zeddemore and Tiyah Clarke. During the ceremony, the team responded to a call from Bates CPA, PC. Kylie immediately recognized the ghost as the Five Points Killer and devised a strategy to free the victims from its hold. She called the ghost a coward and fired towards it. It worked and the ghost flew up to the next floor, forcibly severing its hold. Rookie and Kylie quickly escorted the victims to safety then rejoined Melanie and Ron. Rookie confined the ghost and Kylie trapped it. Kylie waived the usual surcharge for violent manifestations and handed the bill to Mr. Crook but suddenly Blood Rain came down on New York City. The next day, Melanie and Kylie were dispatched by Janine to investigate Dana's Apartment. Kylie took readings of the apartment but found nothing out of the ordinary. However, the hair on the back of her neck stood right on end. As a precaution, Kylie recommended Dana Barrett to stay a few days at the Waltz-Partington Hotel downtown. Her uncle, Carrol, was the manager and owed her a lot so the room would be free. [2] After noticing a connection between Dana and Eduardo, Kylie conducted research on Tiamat. Kylie agreed with Eduardo's opinion it was time to bring Ray into the case despite Dana's wishes to keep the investigation quiet.

A couple weeks later, Kylie remained behind with Egon while the others investigated a P.K.E. surge on Hart Island. They ran tests on Dana and Louis to make sure the Terror Birds weren't still in possessing them. Kylie observed Louis's core temperature was way off, had two heartbeats and kept asking her if she was old enough to know about itemizing. Egon and Kylie agreed the Terror Birds were still in possession of Dana and Louis. With no explanation, Kylie advised them to strip down. When they refused, Egon doused them in positively charged Psychomagnotheric Slime. Kylie became concerned when the slime dissolved upon contact. Concern became irritation when Egon revealed his plan was to try to stun the Terror Birds with the Arm Mounted Proton Packs without injuring the hosts. In reaction to Ray's possession, Kylie evacuated Dana and Louis downstairs. Kylie wanted to help but Winston insisted she was their "back up Ray" and inquired about her research on Tiamat. Kylie revealed there was one school of thought that thought the old gods could be appeased through human sacrifice. Winston assigned Kylie to keep an eye on Dana and Louis in case they transform into something again. The Gozer possessed Ray descended the stairs in search of his imprisoned essence. Kylie stood up to Gozer and fired a Proton Stream. Gozer grabbed the stream and yanked it, launching Kylie into the rear of Ecto-1b and rendering her unconscious. Janine called an ambulance for her.

Kylie was taken to a hospital and stitched up. She woke up with a headache and stayed overnight for observation. After being cleared, Kylie resumed her duties as manager of Ray's Occult and researching for the Ghostbusters. On August 29, Kylie and Peter aided Melanie with clearing Florida's St. Augustine Lighthouse of an infestation of Ghost Alligators. A couple months later, while the Ghostbusters busted a Class 5 ghost, Janine called Kylie to the Firehouse to examine the newly built Dimensional Inverter. After going over it with a KUD meter and checking the guys' notes, Kylie determined the device had detected a potential Class 7 on the East Side. When Janine simply told the guys Kylie said a "big ping," Kylie got annoyed. Kylie pulled as many books as she thought could be of use and returned to the Firehouse. Following the Madison Square Garden battle, the Thralls of Chi-You reminded Kylie of the Terror Birds but Egon didn't think the thralls were possessed the same way and using a Trap at close range would do more harm to the victims than good.

Ray was impressed with April's knack for engineering and enthusiastically advised her to change her major. Kylie urged Ray to calm down. As Ray calibrated the Electromagnetic Pulse Emitter, Kylie monitored his progress with a gadget. Once it was properly calibrated, Kylie verified. Ray had April reconnect the power. However, Chi-You arrived in the laboratory and attacked the trio. Luckily, Casey activated the pulse emitter. Kylie came to on a cot and brought out her P.K.E. Meter. Peter and Winston arrived and confined Chi-You but it wasn't enough. Chi-You possessed Winston. Ray reached for the Miniature Slime Blower and fired. Chi-You ducked the Psychomagnotheric Slime and kicked Ray in the face. As the battle continued into the main section of the second floor, April found Ray unconscious. Kylie brought out a first aid kit and bandaged his head. After Chi-You was trapped, Kylie saw the Turtles family off with the others in the basement.

Kylie went to the Firehouse and was bewildered by the presence of parallel versions of Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore. Her mind drifted to the notion there could be mirror duplicates of her and Janine, too. The thought of two Peters, in particular, was daunting and she mused she would have nightmares about it. As Ray assured them that the biometric information compiled would aid in the search for the home dimension, Kylie noticed he forgot to carry the two again in his calculations and alerted him. After Ray gathered new information and P.K.E. readings from the home dimension of the alternate version of the Ghostbusters, Egon called up Kylie at Ray's Occult and had her bring any books about Proteus that were on hand. As the Ghostbusters combed through the literature, Ray happened upon a passage that stated Proteus disliked being captured and when he was, he had to give a glimpse of the future. Kylie found a passage that stated the last recorded sighting of Proteus, in their dimension, was near what is now Doliana, Greece around 200 BCE. He was arguing philosophy with a goat. In an hour, Kylie was concerned when the alarm for a dimensional breach went off. She checked the Miniature Inverter and saw the location of the breach was outside on Varick and Moore. The Cerberus Manifestation came crashing through onto the second floor. While the alternate Peter joked about using Peter's bald spot as a distraction, Kylie realized the manifestation had to have enough P.K.E. to be affected by a Trap. She voice activated the Wall-Trap and the Ghostbusters reunited with the others downstairs.

Kylie made a bet with Ray about how long the manifestation would take. She won by five seconds and earned two weeks vacation with pay. As the Ghostbusters fired on the manifestation, Kylie retrieved the Megatrap from a footlocker and declared it was more reliable against it. However, it was too heavy to slide so she had to get closer. The alternate Winston Zeddemore yelled at everyone to cut their streams. Kylie insisted she knew what she was doing then was tripped by the manifestation's tail. It loomed over Kylie and growled... playing right into her hands. She opened the Megatrap and captured enough P.K.E. to reduce its corporeal form into a bunch of ash. And she was covered in it. As she got up, Kylie shared she noticed the manifestation got really perked up when it caught the scent of the alternate Ghostbusters. Before they could be sent home, Proteus had arrived. Kylie ran to Janine's desk as Proteus fired at the Ghostbusters. Janine impulsively threw her paperweight at his head. Proteus retaliated by blasting her and Kylie. They found themselves in Tokyo. The duo made their way to the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo for help getting back to New York. Janine and Kylie faced a bureaucratic gauntlet of paperwork in order to return home. They finally returned home shortly after the Ghostbusters encountered the Sandman on Staten Island.

One night, on the way home, Kylie went to Egon's Apartment and dropped off several books, including the expanded Spates Catalog and three volumes of Kemp's Paranormal Encyclopedia, and six month's worth of citywide P.K.E. scan logs per his request. Kylie was curious why he wanted all the material for but Egon insisted he just needed something to occupy his mind while he recovers from an injury caused by the Werecat Ghost. Before she could further inquire, Egon hurried her out on the pretext he was waiting for a delivery from a new Moroccan restaurant down the block. Kylie was irritated and became hungry for Moroccan. The next week, Kylie was on duty at Ray's Occult and received a call from Egon. He asked if the store still had a copy of "The Johansen Argument." Kylie quickly asked if it had to do with his 'project.' She admitted to not seeing the book in awhile and checked the clearance bin. Before she could finish telling him the copy sold, Kylie was hung up on.

Kylie helped out on the day of open interviews at the Firehouse. At Janine's behest, Kylie started sending in applicants. Two hours later, Kylie returned to check on Janine and Jenny's progress and provided them with Pequod's. Kylie got mad at Janine after she made her trap the ghost of a sad dog crying outside a supposedly no-kill shelter. [3] Melanie informed Janine she wanted to borrow Egon and Kylie for a FBI investigation that just came up in Puerto Rico. She gave Melanie two cases, one at The Olympia Restaurant in the Bronx and one in Harlem, to work with them while she was in town for the day and suggested she ask them for their help then.


  • Kylie Griffin of the Ghostbusters IDW Ongoing Series is based on the original Kylie Griffin from Extreme Ghostbusters.
  • As of the February when the Ghostbusters were abducted, Kylie was the manager of Ray's Occult for almost two years. [4]
  • Kylie has an eidetic memory and lack of patience. [5]
  • On February 20, 2015, the 11th stretch goal of Ghostbusters: The Board Game, $700,000, was introduced: Kylie Griffin and Pagan. [6]
  • On February 22, 2015, Kylie Griffin and Pagan were unlocked. [7]
  • On her Ghostbusters: The Board Game character card, Kylie's employee ID # is listed as 222 78 0512.
  • Kylie has an eidetic memory. [8]
  • Kylie is the only Ghostbuster to have seen Egon's apartment. [9]
  • In Ghostbusters International #3, page 6, in panel 5, the necklace worn by Kylie has an Ankh on it. It is generally accepted to represent the concept of life.


IDW Comics

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  1. Comic Book Late Night 3/3/12, 41:34-41:37
  2. Kylie Griffin (2014). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #14" (2014) (Comic p.13). Kylie says: "My uncle's card. He runs the Waltz downtown. You might want to stay there for a couple days while we check everything over. And don't worry - room's covered. He owes me. He owes me a lot."
  3. Janine Melnitz (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #4" (2016) (Comic p.2). Janine Melnitz says: "Then there's Kylie, who's still mad at me for making her trap the ghost of some sad dog that was crying outside a supposedly no-kill shelter."
  4. Narrator (2013). IDW Comics- "Volume 2, Issue #1" (2013) (Comic p.1). Narrator says: "Kylie Griffin has managed Ray Stantz's occult bookstore for almost two years now and her borderline mystical research skills have been very useful to the Ghostbusters."
  5. Dramatis Personae page (2014). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #13" (2014) (Comic p.ii).
  6. Ghostbusters: The Board Game Update #18 2/20/15 "Shhhh!"
  7. Ghostbusters: The Board Game Update #20 2/22/15 "Kylie joins the team!"
  8. Dramatis Personae (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #1" (2016) (Comic Dramatis Personae). Line reads: "Eidetic memory (but she pretends to forget things sometimes to fit in)."
  9. Kylie Griffin (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #1" (2016) (Comic p.16). Kylie says: "And besides, no one else has seen where you live so --"
  10. Peter Venkman (2014). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #20" (2014) (Comic p.3). Peter says: "You got possessed by two Class Sevens, gave your protege a concussion, and almost punched a hole into the Containment Unit."
  11. Spectral Incident Report (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.23). Spectral Incident Report reads: "But according to Kylie Griffin, in life Quinn had been a prolific buffalo hunter."


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