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Specifics: This is for Ghostbusters International

Satan (also known as The Devil and Old Scratch) [1] [2] is a demon best known as the ruler of Hell.


Primary Canon HistoryEdit

In 1975, Werner Gischman, a calendar publisher, bought seventeen crates of old stock photographs from an auction. He discovered a twenty-year collection of ravishing pin-ups of Parade Queens from New York Thanksgiving Parade. Gischman decided to take advantage of the nostalgic pin-up craze that was sweeping the nation at the time and rushed to print the collection as a sixteen-month calendar. What Gischman didn't know was that the photos, when arranged in a certain order, deciphered a code that points toward the true origin of the Devil (an origin that, as it turns out, is far less impressive than most people think).

Foresworn to protect this secret for untold generations, dark cultist sect, The Vigilant Legion of the Black Pit, realized the calendar had reached store shelves too late to stop it. In a last-ditch effort to keep the code secure, the Vigilant Legion cast a spell over all the crates of calendars, so that the pages would flip and switch constantly. As it turned out, nobody was really interested in Parade Queens from the 50's and 60's, and the calendar sold less than a dozen copies. The Vigilant Legion bought up most of them, and Gischman gave the rest to friends and family at Christmas. Embarrassed by their alacrity, the Vigilant Legion of the Black Pit murdered them all anyway, just to be thorough. [3]

Secondary Canon HistoryEdit

The Real Ghostbusters Marvel UK ComicsEdit

The Devil once played a poker game with Peter Venkman and his cohorts the See-Through Kid and Death to determine the fate of the souls of the Ghostbusters. After Peter Venkman learned that the three sly spirits were cheating, Satan and his two partners were then captured.

IDW ComicsEdit

Stingy Jack was so much of a scoundrel that the Devil came to claim him. The Devil was tricked not once but twice. The Devil agreed to pay his tab and turned into a silver coin but Jack threw him into pocket with a crucifix. The Devil tried once more then agreed to get Jack an apple before taking him to Hell. As the Devil scaled an apple tree, Jack lined it with crucifixes. Jack made the Devil agree to never claim him. Much to his delight, the Devil was visited by Jack upon his death. He gleefully reminded Jack he had to keep his promise. Jack was barred passage. Gloating in denying Jack an eternal rest, the Devil threw Jack an ember from the Pit to light his way as he wondered the world forever.

In present times, Stingy Jack attempted to exploit a loophole and get trapped by the Ghostbusters. The Devil refused to let him win and intervened. He summoned powerful flames to block Proton Streams and bar the Ghostbusters from chasing Jack. Jack jumped onto Winston Zeddemore's Proton Pack. The Devil could not touch Winston on account he wore a crucifix and/or he was the truest of true believers. After Jack allowed himself to be trapped, the Devil reached up and took back the turnip he gave him so long ago.


  • According to Icelandic lore, the Rauoskinna is said to contain spells capable of controlling the Devil.



  1. Stingy Jack (2013). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #9" (2013) (Comic p.1). Stingy Jack says: "Eventually, the Devil himself came to claim me."
  2. Stingy Jack (2013). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #9" (2013) (Comic p.1). Stingy Jack says: "... so I found a way out of it. And tricked Old Scratch into agreeing that he himself would never claim me."
  3. Pin-Up Calendar of Doom!
  4. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.5). Egon Spengler says: "The Rauoskinna is a grimoire of immense power... the spells it contains have been said to be capable of controlling the Devil."


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