Not to be confused with Gozer

Gozer[1] is a primal god summoned to New York City to carry out its goal of destruction.


Primary CanonEdit

Gozer was the first major threat faced by the Ghostbusters. The Ghostbusters' uniforms absorbed a frightening amount of psychokinetic energy during the battle and needed to be destroyed.[2] They returned from the Firehouse and were given new uniforms by Janine Melnitz.[3] Egon tasked Peter with burning the uniforms but he procrastinated and the tainted uniforms ended up in a box next to the new Containment Unit. To make matters worse, there was a leak in the unit and more energy seeped onto the uniforms.[4] The uniforms manifested into the Spectral Ghostbusters and they attempted to replace the real Ghostbusters. Thanks to Slimer, the Ghostbusters were able to capture them. Since its defeat, Gozer was often used as a benchmark for the power levels of similar to other powerful entities such as Cathulhu, Proteus, and Murray the Mantis.

Secondary CanonEdit

NOW ComicsEdit

Marvel Comics LtdEdit

After purchasing a new refrigerator for the Firehouse from Zuulusi, the Appliance of Supernatural Science, Janine Melnitz turned it on and encountered Gozer, Zuul and Vinz Clortho. Janine ran out the kitchen and closed the door but the Terror Dogs grabbed her through the door and pulled her back inside. Gozer was now present and demanded Janine chose a Destructor form. Janine refused and ordered Gozer to leave. Gozer was astonished Janine talked like that to a god. Janine tricked the Terror Dogs by playing fetch with a wooden spoon. She threw it into the refrigerator. They took the bait and ran after it, brushing past Gozer. While Gozer was distracted, Janine kicked Gozer into the refrigerator and turned the switch off.


While not appearing in the animated series, Gozer's had a presence in a way in two forms.

  • The first form was in "Citizen Ghost"
  • The second form is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. However, the Stay-Puft who appeared in the cartoon was a different entity than Gozer. One was a materialization of a child's dream, and the second was a hybrid of leftover Stay-Puft debris. The second lacked Gozer's essence and over time, became friendlier especially to Slimer.
  • A cartoon version of Gozer's face was one of the images used in the Kenner Ghost Zapper toy weapon.



Primary CanonEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

Secondary CanonEdit

Marvel Comics Ltd- The Real Ghostbusters Series

IDW Comics


  1. Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Citizen Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 04:17-04:23). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "We just stopped Gozer the Gozerian from flattening the world though too late to save our headquarters."
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Citizen Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 04:48-04:53). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "They absorbed a frightening amount of psychokinetic energy during our battle with Gozer. They'll have to be destroyed."
  3. Janine Melnitz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Citizen Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 05:00-05:05). Time Life Entertainment. Janine says: "This came in just before you went up to fight Gozer. It's our new uniforms."
  4. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Citizen Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 14:32-14:41). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "As I suspected, the uniforms already filled with ectoplasmic energy from our battle with Gozer absorbed even more energy from the Containment Unit."
  5. Icon Ghost (2015). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #1" (2015) (Comic p.1). Icon Ghost says: "Something malevolent has come to town, and, like Gozer, it's been drawing ghosts out of the woodwork like crazy."
  6. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 05:57-06:00). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Cathulhu makes Gozer look like Little Mary Sunshine."
  7. Winston Zeddemore (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster " (1987) (DVD ts. 06:21-06:25). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "This is as bad as when Gozer was around."
  8. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster " (1987) (DVD ts. 06:29-06:30). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "No. None of the readings indicate a return of Gozer."
  9. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster " (1987) (DVD ts. 18:54-18:56). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Proteus is one of the primal gods like Gozer."
  10. Peter Venkman (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Devil in the Deep" (1987) (DVD ts. 02:47-02:48). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Did I tell you about Gozer? There was a nut."
  11. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis" (1987) (DVD ts. 10:07-10:10). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "He could have a life energy as high as Gozer's."
  12. Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Captain Steel Saves the Day " (1987) (DVD ts. 01:34-01:35, 01:40-01:41). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "Gozer's back, right?", "Janine says: "Worse than Gozer?"
  13. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Haunting of Heck House" (1990) (DVD ts. 03:54-03:58). Time Life Entertainment. "Egon says: "We faced Demons, Monsters, Gozer, Multi-Dimensional Invasions..."
  14. Egon Spengler/Animated (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #10" (2016) (Comic p.15). Egon Spengler says: "It's funny - ever since we've all met and compared notes, I've wondered... was the Gozer we both faced the same entity, or was it different? Is it traveling from dimension to dimension, facing unending variations of Ghostbusters in a sequence, or did it face us all at the same time? Alternatively, if Gozer's defeat created a splintered multiverse, it could also have created ripples in that multiverse that are still affecting our lives today. Who knows what that could mean?"
  15. 68-R Memo (2018). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #2" (2018) (Comic p.21). Memo reads: "In this dimension, there was no hiatus between Gozer and Vigo the Carpathian."


Secondary CanonEdit