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By Seth Rex
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Something bugs me just a little when I play the Video Game. And I just thought I'd get it out of my chest, to ask this one simple question.

In Ghostbusters 2 the Vigo painting is ultimately destroyed and replaced with that one painting with the guys and the baby. So how do the Ghostbusters have the Vigo painting in main floor of the headquarters. Shouldn't it technically be that painting of them? It'd make more sense to me.
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By Sav C
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Perhaps it's a replica? Maybe there were two copies and Vigo inhabited both. :shock:

I wonder if the negatives were destroyed in the fire: if not it could be a stretched canvas print reproduction.
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By timeware
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It's not a replica. I haven't thought of that until I read this post. The painting is actually Vigo since you can interact with it. I still like the idea of the GB's hanging Vigo in the fire house rather then throwing him in the containment unit. GB II is more known for Vigo then the final painting in the movie so that's probably why they didn't use it.
The way I look at this is it's a better revenge plot to torment Vigo so long as no one gets possessed again.
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By Sav C
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The pictures they took of Vigo certainly had some paranormal stuff going on to cause them to catch fire, right? Or did Vigo just put spell on the photos while they were being taken? I wonder about the slides that were "available in the gift shop".
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By mrmichaelt
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Short Theory: Ghosts don't get destroyed. My opinion was that Vigo was only neutralized at the end of Ghostbusters II. In The Video Game, he was able to remanifest his appearance thanks to the Psi Energy Pulse but was still in a benign form that could do little else but talk.

Long Theory: Vigo appeared to have cast some black magic that anchored his spirit to the painting before his death. Fast forward to 1989. By New Years Eve, Vigo had enough power from bonding with the negatively charged psychomagnotheric slime to take a semi corporeal form, leave the painting in a limited range, and had abilities exceeding a Class 4 and mirroring a Class 7. But bonding to the psychomagnotheric slime made him weak against an equally positive charge. The singing from the people outside coincidentally provides the sufficient equally positive charge and discorporates him, forcing him to take refuge in the painting. Tries to possess Ray and transmogrifies him like he tried with Oscar but the singing and Winston's positively charged psychomagnotheric slime ejects him. He gets reverted standard ghost form which is apparently the floating Vigo head.

Vigo drenched in positively charged psychomagnotheric slime forcefully shoved by proton streams into a painting infused with negatively charged psychomagnotheric energy is well a match tossed onto leaking barrels of gasoline. The explosion I interpreted as a physical manifestation of the destruction between the bond Vigo made with the psychomagnotheric slime. As evidence by the slime shell completely dissipating since Vigo no longer was bonded and thus manipulating it. I think Vigo was reduced to a non-visible form like a Class 1 or 2 echo. The painting of the GBs and Oscar is a manifestation reflecting and showing the painting has been flipped to a dominant psychomagnotheric positive charge thanks to the intervention (and maybe even a psychic influence of the Ghostbusters that seeped onto the painting from him trying to possess Ray and subsequently being blasted).

So in The Video Game, the Psi Energy Pulse generated at the museum in the opening cut scene affects the painting so that Vigo is back but he is super weak because he's not properly manifested (like how Stay Puft/Gozer was so easily defeated because his manifestation was sped up and forced by the Cult of Gozer) so Vigo is only limited to verbal communication. Can't do anything else. The painting isn't all the way back to the dominant psychomagnotheric negative charge he had at the start of Ghostbusters II.
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