RealGhostbusterJay wrote: ↑January 21st, 2022, 2:08 am We're going to disagree on the loyal to Gozer thing mate. Wave off or not no loyal subject LETS their Master die just because the Master told them to hold on. Mind you they did F all in the first film too when it was obvious Gozer was in trouble. If there's answers from the filmmakers on why the dogs worked the way they did, then good I guess. I just don't see how they were ghosts at the start when Egon catches Vinz and then Zuul kills him and then Vinz gets out and then they come out of the temple as ghosts again and then turn into real dogs and then again turn into ghosts? Either your a ghost or corporeal. If the dogs can eat dog food and smash through doors then why do they need to possess anyone?
Zuul and Vinz are gods and with that comes the power to shape shift. They each have an ethereal form. They each have a corporeal form.
With each world they visit, they are compelled out of their loyalty to Gozer to conduct the summoning ritual to the letter.
1. Manifest from statues in their honor in corporeal form
2. Choose a host, stalk the host, scare them, completely shift into an ethereal form and possess them
3. Reunite, "unite formally"
4. Take their places at the temple dedicated to Gozer
5. Struck by the energies in the disturbance, Transmogrify into their corporeal form, Gozer arrives
6. The end
7. Repeat on the next world and so on
Why do they have to possess beings on each planet then have sex? No, I don't have an answer for that other than it's required in the ritual. Who came up with the ritual and why and why do Gozer, Vinz, and Zuul go through with it? A deal made a long time ago? A curse? A compromise? Idk.
Egon disrupted the ritual. Vinz comes out of the statue in corporeal form. Egon opens the Trap and the ethereal part of Vinz is pulled out and into the trap then, the corporeal form as we see with Callie, disintegrated. Egon sped off in the truck. Zuul gave chase to free Vinz and continue the ritual. The Proton Cannon array activated in the meantime. They cross into the pit where the portal is and resets the ritual until the next day like a broken cuckoo clock. Zuul goes back into the statue like hitting rewind. Same with Vinz when he was accidentally released. Then the next day, the ritual started over again and they both succeeded in taking hosts.