Sloth Ghost is from the Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions). For strategy on defeating him, go to Welcome to the Hotel Sedgewick Level (realistic version) article.
According to Tobin's Spirit Guide
- Category: Class V Full-Roaming Cardinal
- Type: Ghost (must trap)
- Attacks: Range
- Weaknesses: Proton Stream
- Dazed Duration: Moderate
- Trap Resistance: Medium
The Sedgewick Hotel traditionally auctioned off a family Thanksgiving feast and donated the proceeds to charity (usually the St. Nicholas Rehabilitation Mission for Wayward Angels).
In 1937, Arbison Morguncher, a wealthy but lonely epicurean, bid upon and won the feast. On Thanksgiving Day, he arrived to dine alone. The Sedgewick's manager protested that the feast was intended for more than 12 people, but Morguncher insisted that he be fed the entire meal. The Manager shrugged, and finally relented.
Morguncher sat down and ate the entire meal, leaving not a crumb. "My compliments to the Chef" he said, seven hours later. Swallowing the last bite, he died from a gastric rupture due to massive overeating.
Authorities later found a suicide note at Morguncher's home. It told that he intended to die while indulging his greatest fantasy.
Like Slimer, the Sloth Ghost is not much of a threat. Circle around the ghost to dodge his projectile vomit attack and wear him down with your Proton Stream, then cap him and trap him.
Originally, the Sloth Ghost's role as a training exercise was meant to be filled by a ghostly Cardinal, meaning that he was the epitome of sloth. Activision had auctioned off the chance for a cameo in the game and the character model was based upon the winning bid because it had not yet been modeled.
In terms of backstory, the Sloth Ghost is an homage to the character of Mr. Creosote from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, who is also a very large man who eats a feast large enough to feed several families and who ruptures with literally explosive force after eating a "wafer-thin mint."
In a normal circumstance, the ghost of Arbison Morguncher would be a Class 4 entity. However, he died by committing suicide by gluttony, a primal vice. Thus he became a malformed entity manifested by raw psychic energy, no longer bound by normal restrictions and ultimately ceased to be tied to his living persona.
In the Multiplayer Missions, there is a ghost called the Ghoul. While it is extremely thin as opposed to extremely fat, it attacks by vomiting, just like the Sloth Ghost.