The proton pack is a fictional piece of equipment (Prop
)used by the Ghostbusters
in every episodes , film and comic books , it is what makes the Ghostbusters what they are .
Proton packs are essencially nuclearaccelerator
s that are used to accelerate particles
also known as Particle thrower
The particles create an energy stream or ribbon used to catch ghosts , it does not trap them only direct them to the ghost trap
witch is emptiend in the containment unit
inside the Ghostbusters firehouse headquarter
Important to note that particle stream or ribbons should not be crossed or enter in contact with each other because the results could be catastrophic according the Egon Spengler
in the first movie , yet in the 2009 Ghostbusters game simply cause some painful thingling to the characters .
In the 2009 games it is also noted that the packs can be upgraded with slime
thrower and other types of energy beams to help the Ghostbusters cope with different kinds of spook
Note that in the pilot episodes of The real ghostbuster the ecto 1
have a particle thrower canon mounted on a seat on the hearse roof witch can also be seen in the toy version of Kenner
, and in the DS version , the only one you can actually control the ecto 1A
you can use a similar particle thrower .
Proton packs are unlicensed nucclear accelerators .