The Real GhostbustersEdit
After a week of no cases, the Ghostbusters received a call about a haunted house at 1313 13th Street in the Levittown suburbs of Long Island. Wat manifested in human form as an elderly old woman named Mrs. Rogers and was accompanied by its primary servitor, a demon bird in the form of a yellow canary named Precious. Wat created the house to trap the Ghostbusters while Wat's true goal is to rule and conquer the living world. While the Ghostbuters investigated the house, Mrs. Rogers was escorted to the Firehouse for safety reasons. This played into Wat's plans and he planned to open the Containment Unit to increase the size of his army. However, a new safety feature just happened to be added to the Containment Unit. Access to a security keypad was required to open the grid and only the four Ghostbusters were verified.
Eventually, the Ghostbusters were tipped off that Wat was behind the haunted house and escaped. They raced to the Firehouse to stop Wat. Wat later took possession of Peter Venkman in order to release the lock on the Containment Unit. Egon set Winston's Particle Thrower to Wat's exact frequency while he set his to Peter's electro-metabolic frequency. He was eventually separated from Peter and trapped by the Ghostbusters. As soon as Wat was trapped, the 1313 residence was sucked in through a chest and the chest vanished.
Wat believed conquest was the only worthy pursuit and distinguished itself from other demons by being very patient and gathering information from observation for long periods of time. Wat always possessed a host body and used it to covertly bring about a world susceptible to its rule, if not going so far as to trigger a biblical Armageddon. In the better part of the 1970s, Wat possessed Sarah Westlake, a young California woman, before it was discovered and forcibly exorcised. In the present, Wat once planned to release all ghosts from the Ghostbusters' Containment Unit and enlist them into an army set on conquering mankind. It disguised itself as a frail old woman and hired the Ghostbusters to investigate an alleged haunted house. Wat pretended to be shocked and asked for sanctuary at the Firehouse. The Ghostbusters fell for it but the security features on the Containment Unit prevented Wat from progressing any further with its plan. The Ghostbusters returned to the Firehouse and Wat revealed its true form. A battle ensued on the first floor. Wat caused some minor cosmetic damage but was ultimately trapped.
In his true form, Wat is a giant, ugly, hideous, dark-skinned, almost lizard-like demon. When pushed back, his lips reveal large beak-like gums.
This leader of evil spirits seemed to be a power hungry type, seeking to take over the world.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Flight: He can fly as shown in Xmas Marks the Spot.
Possession: He has shown the ability to possess humans. He possessed Peter Venkman in order to free the ghosts in the Containment Unit.
Shapeshifting: He took the form of Mrs. Rogers to fool the Ghostbusters.
Superhuman Strength: He is able to grab Peter Venkman with ease.
Upon visiting the 1313 residence, Egon's P.K.E. Meter detects a major psychic force inside and then blows up. Egon later confirms with another scan of Mrs. Roger's items and states the entity is "driving the needle right off the top of the scale."
Tobin's Spirit GuideEdit
Wat is listed in Tobin's Spirit Guide as "A dominant force of the underworld. Leader of a legion of evil demons. Wat's goal is to invade and conquer the living world."
Name of the GhostEdit
Wat has been confused with Watt and What due to any text talking about it sounding like a question than an actual noun. However, with the release of The Real Ghostbusters Dvd Box Set there are storyboards for the episode which have the name Wat used.
- On page seven of Ghostbusters Issue #5, Mrs. Rogers makes a non-canon cameo in Manhattan.
- Wat makes a cameo on a special sketch cover of Ghostbusters #9.
- On page nine of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #9, Wat makes a non-canon cameo on a photo on Egon's board.
- "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood"
- "Xmas Marks the Spot"
- A cameo as one of the ghosts in the Containment Unit.
- "The Bogeyman Is Back"
- A ghost resembling him can also be seen briefly in the episode.
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" (1986) (DVD ts. 12:21-12:23). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "The prime motivator is a demon named Wat."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood (1986) (DVD ts. 7:20-7:33). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "According to Tobin's Spirit Guide, Wat is a dominant force of the underworld. Leader of a legion of evil demons. Wat's goal is to invade and conquer the living world."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" (1986) (DVD ts. 19:25-19:33). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "If we set one thrower at Wat's exact frequency... and the other at the electro-metabolic frequency of Peter... we should be able to pull them apart."
- ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.66). Paragraph reads: "For example, Wat possessed a young California woman, Sarah Westlake, for the better part of the 1970s before being discovered and forcibly exorcised."
- ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.66). Paragraph reads: "CLASS VII. POSSESSOR."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood (1986) (DVD ts. 4:25-4:28). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "There is definitely a major psychic force inside."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood (1986) (DVD ts. 13:31-13:33). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It's driving the needle right off the top of the scale!"