3000 years ago, Apshai ruled over Egypt from an odd temple, referred to as a "Power Pyramid". Eventually, the god and its worshipers were driven out of Egypt. They set sail with the temple's crystal capstone, the source of the god's powers. They were never seen again.
In the 1990s, several artifacts were discovered including a fully preserved golden scarab. The items went on display at the Natural History Museum in New York. However, when the curator opened the scarab, an ecto surge awakened Apshai and caused an earthquake and mass migration of insects. Apshai created several enlarged servitors to rebuild its temple. Once a human sacrifice was made and the capstone affixed to the rooftop, the crystal would absorb solar power and render Apshai invincible. It would then lead an insect army in a war meant to cleanse the planet of humanity and usher in a new age of insect rule.
Peter Venkman was chosen as the sacrifice but he was saved by Janine Melnitz. Together, the Ghostbusters destroyed the crystal. Apshai disintegrated into sand, the temple collapsed, the fissures sealed up, and the enlarged insects returned to normal.
Powers and Abilities
Apshai has abilities to control bugs and make them larger. He can also shoot lasers and with power from his crystal, can grow larger.