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The '''Bird of Kildarby''' is a giant monstrous bird that was the pet of [[Lord Kildarby]].
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The '''Bird of Kildarby''' <ref>[[Lord Kildarby]] (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]] - "[[The Bird of Kildarby]]" (1987) (DVD ts. 15:30-15:33). Time Life Entertainment. ''Lord Kildarby says: "The Bird of Kildarby awaits you just outside the castle."''</ref> is a giant monstrous bird that was the pet of [[Lord Kildarby]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Lord Kildarby made a deal with the Ghostbusters that if they defeated the Bird of Kildarby, he and his army would leave their castle and Manhattan forever. The team agreed and discovered the true danger presented by the Bird. They made a strategic retreat to [[Ecto-1/Animated|Ecto-1]] and quickly brainstormed a way to survive. The Ghostbusters managed to trap the bird by connecting two [[Trap/Animated|Traps]] to the [[Containment Unit/Animated|Containment Unit]] and sending it in. Lord Kildarby and his army had nowhere to go so the Ghostbusters allowed them to stay if they tone down their habits of haunting the place during the day.
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Lord Kildarby made a deal with the Ghostbusters that if they defeated the Bird of Kildarby, he and his army would leave their castle and Manhattan forever. <ref>[[Lord Kildarby]] (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]] - "[[The Bird of Kildarby]]" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:36-14:41). Time Life Entertainment. ''Lord Kildarby says: "If you and your compatriots are man enough to defeat my wee pet birdie, we will leave Castle Kildarby."''</ref> The team agreed and discovered the true danger presented by the Bird. They made a strategic retreat to [[Ecto-1/Animated|Ecto-1]] and quickly brainstormed a way to survive. The Ghostbusters managed to trap the bird by connecting two [[Trap/Animated|Traps]] to the [[Containment Unit/Animated|Containment Unit]] and sending it in. Lord Kildarby and his army had nowhere to go so the Ghostbusters allowed them to stay if they tone down their habits of haunting the place during the day.
   
 
==Tobin's Spirit Guide==
 
==Tobin's Spirit Guide==
In [[Tobin's Spirit Guide]], the Bird of Kildarby is listed. When it was looked up in the computerized version, the Bird was written to be a 500 pound bird. Nothing else was revealed by [[Egon Spengler/Animated|Egon]].
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In [[Tobin's Spirit Guide]], the Bird of Kildarby is listed. When it was looked up in the computerized version, the Bird was written to be "a very big bird." Nothing else was revealed by [[Egon Spengler/Animated|Egon]]. <ref>[[Egon Spengler/Animated|Egon Spengler]] (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]] - "[[The Bird of Kildarby]]" (1987) (DVD ts. 15:48-15:53). Time Life Entertainment. ''Egon says: "It's a big bird, Peter. A very big bird."''</ref>
   
 
==Powers==
 
==Powers==
The Bird of Kildarby has the power of flight and possesses above average strength. While in flight, it is able to tear off the roof of Ecto-1 and takes only 29.4 seconds to realign and attack again. <ref>[[Egon Spengler/Animated|Egon Spengler]] (2009).[[The Real Ghostbusters]]- "[[The Bird of Kildarby]]" (1986) (DVD ts. 16:31-16:35). Time Life Entertainment.</ref> It also was able to crash through the wall of the [[Firehouse Animated|Firehouse]] without taking any harm.
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The Bird of Kildarby has the power of flight and possesses above average strength. While in flight, it is able to tear off the roof of Ecto-1 and takes only 29.4 seconds to realign and attack again. <ref>[[Egon Spengler/Animated|Egon Spengler]] (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]] - "[[The Bird of Kildarby]]" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:31-16:35). Time Life Entertainment. ''Egon says: "It should take about 29.4 seconds for a bird that size to circle, realign, and attack."''</ref> It also was able to crash through the wall of the [[Firehouse/Animated|Firehouse]] without taking any harm.
   
 
For an unspecified reason, the Bird of Kildarby was stated to be too large for the traps. It was confined in three [[Proton Pack/Animated|Proton Streams]] and could only be captured indefinitely by the power of the Containment Unit.
 
For an unspecified reason, the Bird of Kildarby was stated to be too large for the traps. It was confined in three [[Proton Pack/Animated|Proton Streams]] and could only be captured indefinitely by the power of the Containment Unit.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*Ray estimated the Bird to be 500 pounds. <ref>[[Ray Stantz/Animated|Ray Stantz]] (2009). [[The Real Ghostbusters]] - "[[The Bird of Kildarby]]" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:08-16:10). Time Life Entertainment. ''Ray says: "How do you catch a 500 pound bird?"''</ref>
 
*The Bird is similar in physical description, behavior, and place of origin to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adar_Llwch_Gwin Adar Llwch Gwin] of Welsh legend.
 
*The Bird is similar in physical description, behavior, and place of origin to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adar_Llwch_Gwin Adar Llwch Gwin] of Welsh legend.
 
*The Bird is referenced in [[IDW Publishing Comics- What in Samhain Just Happened?!|What in Samhain Just Happened?!]] on page nine. A bust of the creature can be seen behind [[Janine Melnitz]].
 
*The Bird is referenced in [[IDW Publishing Comics- What in Samhain Just Happened?!|What in Samhain Just Happened?!]] on page nine. A bust of the creature can be seen behind [[Janine Melnitz]].
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BirdOfKildarbyWhatInSamhain.jpg|Non-Canon "Cameo" in [[IDW Publishing Comics- What in Samhain Just Happened?!|What in Samhain Just Happened?!]]
 
BirdOfKildarbyWhatInSamhain.jpg|Non-Canon "Cameo" in [[IDW Publishing Comics- What in Samhain Just Happened?!|What in Samhain Just Happened?!]]
 
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KylieIDW.jpg|Non-Canon Cameo in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 5|Ghostbusters Issue #5]]

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The Bird of Kildarby [1] is a giant monstrous bird that was the pet of Lord Kildarby.

History

Lord Kildarby made a deal with the Ghostbusters that if they defeated the Bird of Kildarby, he and his army would leave their castle and Manhattan forever. [2] The team agreed and discovered the true danger presented by the Bird. They made a strategic retreat to Ecto-1 and quickly brainstormed a way to survive. The Ghostbusters managed to trap the bird by connecting two Traps to the Containment Unit and sending it in. Lord Kildarby and his army had nowhere to go so the Ghostbusters allowed them to stay if they tone down their habits of haunting the place during the day.

Tobin's Spirit Guide

In Tobin's Spirit Guide, the Bird of Kildarby is listed. When it was looked up in the computerized version, the Bird was written to be "a very big bird." Nothing else was revealed by Egon. [3]

Powers

The Bird of Kildarby has the power of flight and possesses above average strength. While in flight, it is able to tear off the roof of Ecto-1 and takes only 29.4 seconds to realign and attack again. [4] It also was able to crash through the wall of the Firehouse without taking any harm.

For an unspecified reason, the Bird of Kildarby was stated to be too large for the traps. It was confined in three Proton Streams and could only be captured indefinitely by the power of the Containment Unit.

Trivia

Appearances

The Real Ghostbusters

  • "The Bird of Kildarby"
  • "The Grundel"
    • The Bird of Kildarby is briefly seen in an entry Egon Spengler flips through while researching the Grundel. The Bird's entry can be partially seen reading as "Terr..." (implying it may have been named after the prehistoric Terror Bird).

References

  1. Lord Kildarby (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Bird of Kildarby" (1987) (DVD ts. 15:30-15:33). Time Life Entertainment. Lord Kildarby says: "The Bird of Kildarby awaits you just outside the castle."
  2. Lord Kildarby (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Bird of Kildarby" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:36-14:41). Time Life Entertainment. Lord Kildarby says: "If you and your compatriots are man enough to defeat my wee pet birdie, we will leave Castle Kildarby."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Bird of Kildarby" (1987) (DVD ts. 15:48-15:53). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It's a big bird, Peter. A very big bird."
  4. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Bird of Kildarby" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:31-16:35). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It should take about 29.4 seconds for a bird that size to circle, realign, and attack."
  5. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Bird of Kildarby" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:08-16:10). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "How do you catch a 500 pound bird?"


Gallery

Collages

Primary Canon

Secondary Canon

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