The Talisman Thieves are a pair of criminals who tried to steal Cohila's Talisman.
In 1997, the thieves broke into a docked vessel and broke open a create to be sent to the Museum of History. Inside it was the tomb of Cohila. One thief removed the talisman from Cohila and planned to sell it for $10 million. The other was hesitant about taking the talisman. However, Cohila used the thieves as his first incubators. The next morning, one of the thieves collapsed in a cafe and several Crawlers poured out from his mouth. Later in the day, the other thief was brought to Memorial Hospital and placed in quarantine where more Crawlers erupted.
- On page one of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #12,the Talisman Thieves makes a non-canon cameo on a wanted poster.