Ghost fans will be happy to hear that the three original Papas will be on Ghost’s new tour and VIPs will get to meet them…there’s only a catch…they’re dead. In the latest video put out by Ghost (see below) it shows the three original Papas (playing Uno) before being told that they’re being reinstated and will be going on tour and will be immortalized. Soon afterward you see on of the Nameless Ghouls come up behind Papa Emeritus III and jabbing a syringe in his neck.
Next, there’s a sort of music video where you see the Papas being embalmed and dressed up, implying that the three Papas were euthanized to make way for the new frontman Cardinal Copia. It’s been implied in past videos that the three Papas were brothers, part of a “pure” bloodline in which Copia is not. I feel this is setting the stage for a bigger story that will unravel towards the end of Copia’s run as Ghost’s lead singer. It should be noted that ALL the Papas along with Cardinal Copia are portrayed by Swedish singer/songwriter Tobias Forge.