The Dancer Ghost is an entity famous for haunting the New York nightclub The Rose.

History

Primary Canon

After Slimer was captured, the Ghostbusters took on a case at The Rose. After the ghost was trapped, they stayed on to dance the night away with some of the women who witnessed the disturbance. Casey Kasem talked about the incident on his music countdown and Dana Barrett found it amusing when she heard about it.

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IDW Comics

One night, a long line formed outside The Rose. Many were eager to get in but Shawn Doning, the doorman, told them he couldn't get everyone for a lot of reasons. He paused after hearing a weird sound. A ghost, in wisp form, flew through Shawn. He fell face first into the pavement. The people took advantage of his predicament and ran in. The ghost refused to let anyone leave and displayed incredibly sophisticated telekinetic activity by making them dance non-stop as they levitated above the dance floor. The ghost's negative spectrum psychokinetic energy sealed the front door shut. Shawn called the Ghostbusters out of concern for the overcrowding issue. Peter Venkman gave Egon Spengler the cue and he shot the door. Egon concluded the ghost was using unprecedented control to pull it off the mass dancing. Ray agreed and spotted at least 11 distinctive dance styles representing a wide range of popular dance styles, including The Twist, The Fly, The Bird, The Swim, The Jerk, The Boogaloo, The Bump, The Hustle. The ghost took notice of Ray's display of knowledge and added him to the dancers by force. Egon took aim at the wisp but Peter stopped him out of concern for the crowd. Egon claimed he could have made the shot. Peter tried to clue him on what the ghost wanted. Egon believed it was to sow chaos and fear. Peter believed he wanted to party and to do that, he needed music. They destroyed the DJ booth but watched as it reassembled itself perfectly and continued playing.

Peter opted for plan B and told Egon to show him his moves. Egon was caught off guard. Peter teased him about his claim to being a dance god. Ray yelled at them to do something because he was doing dance moves he shouldn't be physically capable of. Egon complied and did the Moonwalk. On impulse, the ghost zipped past Egon and fully manifested. Peter helped Egon up then they wrangled the ghost and trapped him. The ghost did one last move, a nod to Michael Jackson, as he was pulled into the Trap. Everyone fell to the ground. Peter warned they should get ready to leave as fast as they could. To the Ghostbusters' surprise, the people cheered and wanted to keep on dancing. They joined in.

Powers

The ghost displayed incredible mastery of telekinesis and made dozens of people dance as they were levitated above a dance floor.

Trivia

  • The ghost's hair style is based on Mike Score from the New Wave band A Flock of Seagulls.
  • The ghost wears glasses based on vintage Alain Mikli glasses from the 1980s.
  • On page 18 of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #3, as the ghost is pulled into the Trap, he opens his jacket as a nod to Michael Jackson.

Appearances

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References

  1. Casey Kasem (1999). Ghostbusters (1984) (DVD ts. 40:26-40:32). Columbia Pictures. Casey Kasem says: "The boys in gray slugged it out with a pretty pesky poltergeist, then stayed on to dance the night away with some of the lovely ladies who witnessed the disturbance."

Gallery

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