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{{Infobox Equipment
 
{{Infobox Equipment
 
| Equipment=Arm Mounted Proton Pack
 
| Equipment=Arm Mounted Proton Pack
 
| Use=Maneuverable Ghostbusting
 
| Use=Maneuverable Ghostbusting
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| appeared=[[IDW Publishing Comics- Tainted Love|Ghostbusters: Tainted Love]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 15|Ghostbusters Issue #15]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-1|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-3|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #3]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-4|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #4]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-6|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #6]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-7|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #7]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-8|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #8]]
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| appeared=[[IDW Publishing Comics- Tainted Love|Ghostbusters: Tainted Love]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 15|Ghostbusters Vol. 1 Issue #15]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-17|Ghostbusters Vol. 2 Issue #17]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-18|Ghostbusters Vol. 2 Issue #18]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-19|Ghostbusters Vol. 2 Issue #19]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 3|TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 4|TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 4|Ghostbusters International #4]]<br>[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 6|Ghostbusters International #6]]
 
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'''Arm Mounted Proton Pack''' (also known as '''Compact Pack''') <ref>[[Winston Zeddemore]] (2013). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-8|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #8]]" (2013) (Comic p.9). ''Winston says: "Look I got a question about that Compact Pack I brought out to Vegas."''</ref> are a type of equipment created by [[Egon Spengler]] to prevent the team from damaging the apartment of [[Tiyah Clarke]].
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The '''Arm Mounted Proton Pack''' (also known as '''Mini-Pack''')<ref>[[Egon Spengler]] (2014). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-18|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #18]]" (2014) (Comic p.8). ''Egon says: "These Mini-Packs aren't having the intended effect."''</ref> is a type of equipment created by [[Egon Spengler]] to prevent the team from damaging the apartment of [[Tiyah Clarke]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
At [[Winston Zeddemore|Winston Zeddemore's]] behest, Egon created modified Proton Packs that would avoid causing major structural damage to [[Tiyah's Apartment|Ms. Clarke's apartment]]. The smaller size also provides greater maneuverability in close quarters. The one downside is a downgraded proton beam power band which then requires its users to use sharper aiming and precise teamwork. Against an entity like [[Ballard Wright]], it would take four of these types of packs to hold him, in theory. After the bust, Egon and [[Ray Stantz]] began a debrief on the unsuccessful field test. They hoped to work out the bugs and officially add it to the team's arsenal.
 
At [[Winston Zeddemore|Winston Zeddemore's]] behest, Egon created modified Proton Packs that would avoid causing major structural damage to [[Tiyah's Apartment|Ms. Clarke's apartment]]. The smaller size also provides greater maneuverability in close quarters. The one downside is a downgraded proton beam power band which then requires its users to use sharper aiming and precise teamwork. Against an entity like [[Ballard Wright]], it would take four of these types of packs to hold him, in theory. After the bust, Egon and [[Ray Stantz]] began a debrief on the unsuccessful field test. They hoped to work out the bugs and officially add it to the team's arsenal.
   
[[Special Agent Melanie Ortiz]] donned an Arm Mounted Proton Pack during the bust involving the [[Jail Jaw Ghost (IDW)|Jail Jaw Ghost]], despite [[Janine Melnitz]]'s warning. Ortiz missed the ghost and shorted out the pack. She tossed it down before it did any further damage. [[Ron Alexander]] upgraded a pack to fire Proton Streams from the left thrower and Boson Darts from the right thrower. Triggers were in the palm and a double tap would activate a given thrower. For the battle against the [[Grendel]], Ron outfitted Janine with it. Ultimately, the pack was crucial in helping Janine overcome and trap the Grendel. Later in the summer, Winston took the modified pack with him to [[Las Vegas]] for a minor case that turned into a debacle. During the course of the bust, the pack suffered a loose wire and ceased firing. Winston thought it was a jam and called Egon for help while on the run. Egon instructed him how to fix the problem and Winston blew up the [[Meat Golem]] with a dart then trapped the ghost.
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Egon Spengler and [[Kylie Griffin (IDW)|Kylie Griffin]] took two Arm Mounted Proton Packs from Egon's foot locker in hopes of stunning the awakened [[Terror Birds]] without causing permanent injury to the hosts, [[Dana Barrett]] and [[Louis Tully]]. The packs had little effect against the Terror Birds but Egon managed to destroy Janinie's computer. Egon directed Kylie to maximize power output on hers. After 10 minutes, they took the birds down. Egon and Peter equipped themselves with Arm Mounted Proton Packs against the Gozer and Tiamat possessed Ray. The packs did nothing against him, even at maximum setting.
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The [[Thralls of Chi-You]] presented a unique challenge to the Ghostbusters. Due to the tethers that connected them directly to [[Chi-You]], he could not be trapped until the tethers were broken. [[Donatello]], [[Ray Stantz]] and [[Egon Spengler]] came into agreement that at close proximity a low-voltage pulse could interrupt the connection. They refitted a couple Arm Mounted Proton Packs with a direct delivery system, hand attachments lined up with the palm.<ref>[[Donatello]] (2014). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 3|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3]]" (2014) (Comic p.7). ''Donatello says: "If you hit his minions with a low-voltage pulse instead of a stream, would that..."''</ref><ref>[[Ray Stantz]] (2014). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 3|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3]]" (2014) (Comic p.7). ''Ray says: "Hey! It could interrupt the connection! Change the rhythm!"''</ref><ref>[[Egon Spengler]] (2014). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 3|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3]]" (2014) (Comic p.7). ''Egon says: "At close proximity... like a defibrillator."''</ref><ref>[[Egon Spengler]] (2014). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 3|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3]]" (2014) (Comic p.10). ''Egon says: "Touching one of Chi-You's minions in the chest with this hand attachment should sever their direct connection to him."''</ref> [[Michelangelo]], [[Leonardo]], and [[Raphael]] were armed with this packs. After Michelangelo successfully struck one of the Thralls on the chest, he reverted back to his normal human self. Chi-You ordered the rest to retreat while he sent a transmogrified [[Casey Jones (TMNT)|Casey Jones]] after the Turtles. [[Raphael]] was able to use the pack on Casey while he was distracted with Chi-You's temporary dispersal. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael donned the modified packs in the Firehouse against the invading thralls. Leonardo used his on Winston to finish exorcising Chi-You.
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Unable to handle the weight of a standard pack during his recovery, Egon used an Arm Mounted pack during the bust at [[The Olympia Restaurant]]. Egon also used an Arm Mounted Proton Pack for the [[Cayey]] case.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*The Arm Mounted Proton Pack seen in Ghostbusters Issue #15 is based on [[Salgood Sam]]'s concept designs.
 
*The Arm Mounted Proton Pack seen in Ghostbusters Issue #15 is based on [[Salgood Sam]]'s concept designs.
*Ron Alexander refers to his improved version as "Thunder and Lightning" <ref>[[Ron Alexander]] (2013). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-3|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #3]]" (2013) (Comic p.6). ''Ron says: "Improved. I have dubbed this setup "Thunder and Lightning.""''</ref>
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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****PCOC Pages only
 
**Volume 2
 
**Volume 2
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-1|Ghostbusters Issue #1]]
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-17|Ghostbusters Issue #17]]
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-3|Ghostbusters Issue #3]]
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-18|Ghostbusters Issue #18]]
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-4|Ghostbusters Issue #4]]
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-19|Ghostbusters Issue #19]]
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-6|Ghostbusters Issue #6]]
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*Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-7|Ghostbusters Issue #7]]
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**[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 3|Issue #3]]
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-8|Ghostbusters Issue #8]]
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**[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 4|Issue #4]]
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*Ongoing Series
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**Volume 3
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 4|Ghostbusters International #4]]
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 6|Ghostbusters International #6]]
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****Part 6
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****Haunted America Case File
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*Ghostbusters 101
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**[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 4|Ghostbusters 101 #4]]
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***Mentioned on Page 23<ref>Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes (2017). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 4|Ghostbusters 101 #4]]" (2017) (Comic p.23). ''Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes reads: "These are lower-power, arm-mounted packs available for work in more cramped residences, and more powerful packs capable of concentrated bursts of explosive energy, but this mid-range classic is the most versatile."''</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External Link==
 
==External Link==
 
[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/01/straight-for-the-art-salgood-sams-arm-mounted-proton-pack/ CBR -Salgood Sam’s Arm-Mounted Proton Pack]
 
[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/01/straight-for-the-art-salgood-sams-arm-mounted-proton-pack/ CBR -Salgood Sam’s Arm-Mounted Proton Pack]
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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<gallery widths="125" position="center" captionalign="left">
 
<gallery widths="125" position="center" captionalign="left">
 
DowngradedProtonPacks.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Tainted Love|Tainted Love]]
 
DowngradedProtonPacks.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Tainted Love|Tainted Love]]
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ArmMountedProtonPackCoverA.jpg|As seen on Tainted Love Cover A
 
DowngradedProtonPack01.png|
 
DowngradedProtonPack01.png|
 
DowngradedProtonPack02.png|
 
DowngradedProtonPack02.png|
 
DowngradedProtonPack03.png|
 
DowngradedProtonPack03.png|
 
DowngradedProtonPack04.png|
 
DowngradedProtonPack04.png|
ArmMountedProtonPackCoverA.jpg|As seen on Tainted Love Cover A
 
 
ArmMountedProtonPackIDW15.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 15|Ghostbusters Issue #15]]
 
ArmMountedProtonPackIDW15.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 15|Ghostbusters Issue #15]]
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing01.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-1|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack21.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-17|Volume 2 Issue #17]]
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing03.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-3|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #3]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack22.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #17
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing04.jpg
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ArmMountedProtonPack23.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #17
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing05.jpg
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ArmMountedProtonPack24.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #17
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing06.jpg|Readying Boson Dart
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ArmMountedProtonPack26.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-18|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #18]]
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing07.jpg|Firing Boson Dart
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ArmMountedProtonPack27.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #18
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing08.jpg
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ArmMountedProtonPack28.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #18
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing09.jpg
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ArmMountedProtonPack29.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #18
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing10.jpg
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KylieGriffinIDW29.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #18
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing12.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-4|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #4]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack30.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-19|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #19]]
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing13.jpg
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ArmMountedProtonPack31.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #19
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing14.jpg
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ArmMountedProtonPack32.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #19
ArmMountedProtonPackVolume6.jpg|As seen on [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Volume 6 TPB|Volume 6]] front cover
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ArmMountedProtonPack33.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #19
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing11.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-7|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #7]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack34.jpg|Modified pack seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 3|TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3]]
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing15.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #7
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ArmMountedProtonPack35.jpg|Modified pack seen in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3
ArmMountedProtonPackOngoing16.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #7
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ArmMountedProtonPack37.jpg|Modified pack in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3
ArmMountedProtonPack17.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 2-8|Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #8]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack39.jpg|Modified pack in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3
ArmMountedProtonPack18.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #8
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RaphaelIDW15.jpg|Modified pack in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3
ArmMountedProtonPack19.jpg|As seen in Volume 2 Issue #8
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ArmMountedProtonPack36.jpg|Modified pack in use in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3
ArmMountedProtonPack20.jpg|Arm mount interior seen in Volume 2 Issue #8
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ArmMountedProtonPack38.jpg|Modified pack in use in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #3
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ArmMountedProtonPack40.jpg|Modified pack seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 4|TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack42.jpg|Modified pack seen in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4
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ArmMountedProtonPack41.jpg|Modified pack seen in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4
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ArmMountedProtonPack43.jpg|Modified pack seen in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4
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ArmMountedProtonPack44.jpg|Modified pack seen in TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4
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ArmMountedProtonPack45.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 4|Ghostbusters International #4]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack46.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 6|Ghostbusters International #6]]
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ArmMountedProtonPack47.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters International #6
 
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===Non Canon===
 
===Non Canon===
 
<gallery widths="125" position="center" captionalign="left">
 
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Latest revision as of 00:23, June 15, 2019


The Arm Mounted Proton Pack (also known as Mini-Pack)[1] is a type of equipment created by Egon Spengler to prevent the team from damaging the apartment of Tiyah Clarke.

HistoryEdit

At Winston Zeddemore's behest, Egon created modified Proton Packs that would avoid causing major structural damage to Ms. Clarke's apartment. The smaller size also provides greater maneuverability in close quarters. The one downside is a downgraded proton beam power band which then requires its users to use sharper aiming and precise teamwork. Against an entity like Ballard Wright, it would take four of these types of packs to hold him, in theory. After the bust, Egon and Ray Stantz began a debrief on the unsuccessful field test. They hoped to work out the bugs and officially add it to the team's arsenal.

Egon Spengler and Kylie Griffin took two Arm Mounted Proton Packs from Egon's foot locker in hopes of stunning the awakened Terror Birds without causing permanent injury to the hosts, Dana Barrett and Louis Tully. The packs had little effect against the Terror Birds but Egon managed to destroy Janinie's computer. Egon directed Kylie to maximize power output on hers. After 10 minutes, they took the birds down. Egon and Peter equipped themselves with Arm Mounted Proton Packs against the Gozer and Tiamat possessed Ray. The packs did nothing against him, even at maximum setting.

The Thralls of Chi-You presented a unique challenge to the Ghostbusters. Due to the tethers that connected them directly to Chi-You, he could not be trapped until the tethers were broken. Donatello, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler came into agreement that at close proximity a low-voltage pulse could interrupt the connection. They refitted a couple Arm Mounted Proton Packs with a direct delivery system, hand attachments lined up with the palm.[2][3][4][5] Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael were armed with this packs. After Michelangelo successfully struck one of the Thralls on the chest, he reverted back to his normal human self. Chi-You ordered the rest to retreat while he sent a transmogrified Casey Jones after the Turtles. Raphael was able to use the pack on Casey while he was distracted with Chi-You's temporary dispersal. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael donned the modified packs in the Firehouse against the invading thralls. Leonardo used his on Winston to finish exorcising Chi-You.

Unable to handle the weight of a standard pack during his recovery, Egon used an Arm Mounted pack during the bust at The Olympia Restaurant. Egon also used an Arm Mounted Proton Pack for the Cayey case.

TriviaEdit

  • The Arm Mounted Proton Pack seen in Ghostbusters Issue #15 is based on Salgood Sam's concept designs.

AppearancesEdit

IDW Comics

ReferencesEdit

  1. Egon Spengler (2014). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #18" (2014) (Comic p.8). Egon says: "These Mini-Packs aren't having the intended effect."
  2. Donatello (2014). IDW Comics- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3" (2014) (Comic p.7). Donatello says: "If you hit his minions with a low-voltage pulse instead of a stream, would that..."
  3. Ray Stantz (2014). IDW Comics- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3" (2014) (Comic p.7). Ray says: "Hey! It could interrupt the connection! Change the rhythm!"
  4. Egon Spengler (2014). IDW Comics- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3" (2014) (Comic p.7). Egon says: "At close proximity... like a defibrillator."
  5. Egon Spengler (2014). IDW Comics- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #3" (2014) (Comic p.10). Egon says: "Touching one of Chi-You's minions in the chest with this hand attachment should sever their direct connection to him."
  6. Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes (2017). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters 101 #4" (2017) (Comic p.23). Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes reads: "These are lower-power, arm-mounted packs available for work in more cramped residences, and more powerful packs capable of concentrated bursts of explosive energy, but this mid-range classic is the most versatile."

External LinkEdit

CBR -Salgood Sam’s Arm-Mounted Proton Pack

GalleryEdit

OverallEdit

Non CanonEdit

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