The Specter family, later known as Spector, consists of Olive Specter and her niece Ophelia Nigmos, in The Sims 2. Olive also has a son, Nervous Subject. He was taken away from her as a child, for reasons which still remain unknown, and lives with the Beaker Family. His father is believed to be the Grim Reaper, although there is no father shown in his family tree. When Olive dies, her inheritance goes to Nervous, instead of going to Ophelia, the expected heir.
When the family is first played, it is around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, two days before Ophelia will become an adult, and two days before Olive is scheduled to die. While Tuesday is a bill-delivery day, there are no bills in the mailbox, and no sign that bills have been paid or that there are any to pay.
There is something eerie about Olive Specter...Olive seems to have a dark past. Her memories show she was left at the altar when she was an adult, and afterwards, the man who left her at the altar, Earl E. DeMise, well... met his early demise. She married many times after that, and all of her other husbands met an early end, as well. She was also the witness to several NPC deaths, and their graves remain on her lot. Their ghosts wreak havoc on the yard, causing many puddles and weeds to appear, showing that the ghosts are obviously angry.
In The Sims 3, a descendant of the family, named Noela Spector, lives in Lunar Lakes. It is unknown what type of connection she had to the family. By this time, the family's name spelling has been changed from Specter to Spector. Also, considering Olive is the only Sim alive holding the "Specter" surname in The Sims 2, the only possible way for the family to expand is to make Olive have another child in her elder stage.
Specter ghost, or something that haunts the mind
Olive Specter: The olive tree.
Ichabod Specter (Olive's third husband): Hebrew for 'without honor'. Could refer to the character Ichabod of Sleepy Hollow.
Rigger Mortis (Olive's first husband): 'Rigger' means to rig or dresses, while 'Mortis' refers to the French word 'mort', which means death. Rigor Mortis is a state in which a corpse's limbs become stiff and difficult to move.
Hugh Thanasia (Olive's second husband): From the word 'Euthanasia', means literally "good death" in Ancient Greek. Refers to the practice of ending a life in a painless manner.
Lou Thanasia (Hugh's brother): A shortening of the given name Louis. Louis means "Famed Warrior." Sounds similar to Hugh Thanasia, so could also mean "good death."
Earl E. DeMise (Olive's fiancé): Means "Early Demise", early death.
Tim Lee DeMise (Earl's brother): Perhaps could refer to "Timely Demise" - "timely death."
Nigmos -- Possibly taken from "enigma" - a mysterious occurrence, also means "a confusing character or person", which could possibly refer to Olive herself.
Ophelia Nigmos (Olive's niece): In Ancient Greek, it means "help." May also refer to the Shakespeare character Ophelia from "Hamlet," who went mad and drowned herself.
Willow Nigmos (Ophelia's mother, Olive's sister): Refers to the Willow Tree. May also refer to willow as a word meaning erode as "willowing away"
Creon Nigmos (Ophelia's father): In Greek, means 'ruler'.
Hecate Nigmos (Ophelia's paternal grandmother): Greek for far-shooting. Refers to the goddess of darkness, spirits, witchcraft, and the crossroads.
Zog Nigmos (Ophelia's paternal grandfather): In Dutch, zog comes from "kielzog" which means wake, the white turbulent water behind a boat.
Muenda -- Could refer to Munda, which is a place in the Solomon Islands.
Lerato Muenda (Ophelia's maternal grandmother): It means Love, an African name.
Peponi Muenda (Ophelia's maternal grandfather): Peponi means melon in Greek.
- Lerato Muenda (Deceased)
- Peponi Muenda (Deceased)
- Zog Nigmos (Deceased)
- Hecate Nigmos (Deceased)
- Creon Nigmos (Deceased)
- Willow Nigmos (Deceased)
- Ophelia Nigmos
- Olive Specter
- Hugh Thanasia (Deceased)
- Lou Thanasia (Deceased)
- Rigger Mortis (Deceased)
- Ichabod Specter (Deceased)
- Nervous Subject
- Grim Reaper
- Noela Spector 
|The Specter Family|
|Olive - Rigger - Hugh - Ichabod - Ophelia - Nervous Subject - Grim Reaper - Noela|
- ↑ Since inheritance in The Sims 2 is separate from family funds, the family funds will pass to Ophelia as long as she is living on the lot when Olive dies.
- ↑ http://www.livestream.com/electronicarts/video?clipId=flv_37b929af-4241-4569-a28f-a9d080fef6d0&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb