How about a Japanese franchise? Apr 28, 2014 0:53:43 GMT -5
Post by nix on Apr 28, 2014 0:53:43 GMT -5
Radioplasm is a variety of ectoplasm that comes in two flavors.
Radioplasm-B, or Benign, does funny things to radio signals. It's thought to be a factor in Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), though Kubota is still developing this theory. Radio-B is more or less a naturally-occurring form or residue that has come into contact with the airwaves. Oddly enough, Megs' research points to something curious: Radio-B can actually absorb psychic imprints from those airwaves. In high enough concentrations (2000-2500 AK or more*), it can manifest things from television and make them materialize! Themselves voracious consumers of popular culture, Hiromu and Prof. Kubota have bonded and had hours of fun in figuring out which episodes of Ultraman, Super Sentai, and Kamen Rider have spawned ghosts!
Radioplasm-M, or Malignant, is far more dangerous. This stuff actually emits high levels of radiation. It was originally thought to be a byproduct of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings (viz. the Godzilla Christmas Tree incident), but further research has disproved this hypothesis. Prof. Kubota now fears the worst, that it's the work of the dreaded Machine-Cult, whose various minions the Ghostbusters have had to face on several occasions (see sections on Machine Cultist, Machine-Cult Technomancer, and Machine Scuttler; Fiend; Flyer; Titan).
Radio-M does not occur naturally. Even so, Japan has a long and storied love-hate relationship with nuclear energy (this could be why Japan has never had a Ghostbusters branch until now), and anyone with enough know-how has ample opportunity to create and refine Radio-M.
Much to everyone's horror, the limited samples of Radio-M that they have collected share common wavelength patterns. These samples appear to originate from the abandoned Fukushima Dai'ichi power station. The theory is that human Machine-Cult members in industry and government have taken advantage of the 2011 disaster* and claimed the station as their own. It's entirely possible that they have converted the reactors, turbines, and enrichment plants; instead of nuclear energy, they now generate and produce psychokinetic energy.
All five members of Ghostbusters.jp are gearing up and waiting for the day when they go to shut the plant down.