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The Scourge of Carpathia. The Sorrow of Moldovia. Vigo Von Homburg Deutschendorf was a man known by many titles: "Vigo the Cruel", "Vigo the Torturer", "Vigo the Despised", "Vigo the Unholy", and also jokingly referred to by Dr. Peter Venkman as "Vigo the Butch". He is the main antagonist of Ghostbusters II, once a powerful sorcerer and ruler of an empire built on the suffering of others. He died in 1610 at the age of 105, though age was not what killed him. His subjects revolted against him and had him executed in a manner befitting of his tyranny: he was poisoned, shot, stabbed, hung, stretched, disemboweled, drawn and quartered (Ouch!). Vigo's dying words (spoken after his head was severed from his body) were "Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I'll be back."

True to his word, Vigo's evil essence endured within his self-portrait painted long before his death. The painting was being restored at the Manhatten Museum of Art and Vigo was able to draw power from a river of "mood slime" running beneath the streets of New York. Intent on returning to the mortal plane and conquering the world, Vigo possessed the museum's curator Janosz Poha and commanded him to find a child for the demonic spirit to use as a host body. His ressurrection was thwarted by the Ghostbusters, who blasted him with positively-charged mood slime that drained him of his powers and destroyed him for good.

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