was the Egyptian god of insects that once ruled ancient Egypt, and a villain in The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series.


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.


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Ghostbusters: Gozer | Stay Puft Marshmallow Man | Terror Dogs (Zuul & Vinz Clortho) | Library Ghost | Subway Ghost | Zombie Taxi Driver
Ghostbusters II: Vigo | Janosz Poha | Jack Hardemeyer | Scoleri Brothers | Theatre Ghost | Washington Square Ghost | Mink Coat
Ghostbusters (2016): Rowan North | Mayhem | Electrocuted Ghost | Gertrude Aldridge

The Real Ghostbusters: Grundel | Samhain | Cult of Cathulhu (Cathulhu, Spawn of Cathulhu & Clark Ashton) | Tiamat | Ghostmaster | Nurgot | Arborak | Ulyoth | Vampiric Alien Ghost | Old One Cult (Old One, Vladimir Pavel Maximov & Dmitri Smerdyakov) | Wat | Sandman | African Fetish Ghost | Mee-Krah | Sleaze | Werechickens | Dr. McCatheter | Doomsday Stone | Quetzalcoatl | Quoatles | Arab Ghost | Glob | Toy Ghost | Possessed Subway Trains | Spectral Mass | Valkyries | The Crimelord | Barrow Wights | Dark Entity | Bat-like Things | Malachi | Killerwatt | Electric Possessor Ghosts | Pallo Mansion Ghosts | Rickey Roach | Winchester Wolf | Sammy K. Ferret | Victor | Apshai | Arzun | Ghash | Anshar | Kishnar | Master of Shadows | Evil's Baseball Team | Big Green | The Creature | Jack Higgins | Stag Pirates | Blacky
Extreme Ghostbusters: Achira | The Ringleader | Evil Clown Toy | Demonic Clowns | Tempus | Piper | Mistress | Demi-Dog | Cohila | Harasvelg | Shanbahac

Tiamat | Phantom Train Conductor | Senta | Morgan Le Fay | Zombies | Idulnas | Gozerian Terror Bear | Gozo | Koza'Rai | Dumazu | Cult of Dumazu | Ismael McEnthol | Massive Evil Clown Manifestation

Video Games
Cult of Gozer (Ivo Shandor, Black Slime Behemoth, Azetlor, Spider Witch & Chairman) | Sloars | Juvenile Sloar | Cruster | Crusto | Gozerian Servitors | Scuttler Queen | Hound Demons