The Phantom is a superhero who appears in the comic book and comic strip series of the same name.
Origin[edit | edit source]
Kit Walker learned that he was the latest in a long line of vigilantes who protected the country of Bangalia. When a distant ancestor's family was killed by pirates, he became a crime fighter and each successive son would do the same, each becoming The Phantom. In the jungles of the fictional African country of Bangalla, there is a myth featuring The Ghost Who Walks, a powerful and indestructible guardian of the innocent and fighter of all types of injustice. Because he seems to have existed for generations, many believe him to be immortal. In reality, the Phantom is a legacy hero, descended from 20 previous generations of crimefighters who all adopt the same persona.
Biography[edit | edit source]
The First Phantom[edit | edit source]
The first man would would become the Phantom was Christopher Walker, Jr. who was born in Portsmouth in 1516 and whose father, Christopher Walker, was a sailor. He was even a cabin boy on Christopher Columbus' ship the Santa Maria. Christopher Jr. began sailing with his father on his ship in 1926.
Media[edit | edit source]
Appears in movie The Phantom and Defenders of Earth.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
A famous trait of the character is that he has a ring with a skull symbol on it, and uses the same ring to mark this symbol on opponents with a punch and thus recognize opponents later with this "mark of evil". In the film it was revealed that his skull ring is a magic ring too, but only useful for the specific situation of the film, in the cartoon (Defenders of Earth) he marked the others by firing a laser from the ring.