The Sandman

The Sandman is an antagonist from The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series. He was rather unique in the fact, he was not truly malevolent, rather he was misguided and sought to end war and suffering via putting the entire human race into a 500-year-old slumber.


The Sandman made his debut in"Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream", where he was on a mission to stop all war by putting all of mankind to sleep for 500 years. He wished to do this in order to stop all wars and create peaceful world where dreams only exist. He put many people to sleep, and their wild dreams caused much chaos throughout the streets of New York. These actions attracted the Ghostbusters to his doorstep. He managed to put all but Winston to sleep.

Winston finally learned that if people realized that what they saw were a dream, they could take control of what was in their dream. Winston rushed back and laid a trap for the Sandman at headquarters, which was successful when Janine got the drop on the Sandman by dreaming she was a Ghostbuster and her dream self successfully managed to halt the Sandman. Winston then delivered another blast and Slimer successfully trapped the Sandman. After he was captured, all his victims were awakened.

Powers and Abilities

As a Sandman, the Sandman's powers all are based on sleep. He wields a blowgun that he uses to blow dust onto people. When a victim is put to sleep, the visions within a dream are brought to life. He can also change these dreams into nightmares. He also has the ability to teleport away whenever someone tries to attack him, letting him escape harm to prepare a counterattack.

The flaw to his powers is that if a victim realizes that it is only a dream, they can take control of the visions. He doesn't seem to be aware of this flaw as he simply considers anyone who is asleep no longer a threat, which ultimately led to his defeat.


           Ghostbusters Villains

Ghostbusters: Gozer | Stay Puft Marshmallow Man | Terror Dogs (Zuul & Vinz Clortho) | Library 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 | 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 | 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