|First appearance:||"Terror in Mawitaan"|
|Created by:||Tony DePaul|
& Graham Nolan
Chatu, also known as "The Python" is an international terrorist originally from Bangalla.
Fictional Character Biography
He has been sentenced to death in his absence, found guilty of murders in a dozen countries. Chatu is of the Wambesi tribe, but he did not carry out his crimes in his native Bangalla. After hiding with his soldiers in Rhodia, he returned to Bangalla where he lived openly at a Mawitaan hotel. By threatening to blow up the nearby Government Center, where children of soldiers and police are cared for, he believed he could avoid the law. However, the Phantom intervened and confronted Chatu. With help from a suicide bomber, Chatu managed to escape, thinking he had killed the Phantom in the process.
Chatu and some of his men managed to hide in the jungle, but were found by Rhodian soldiers who had crossed the border into Bangalla. Chatu and his men managed to surprise the soldiers and by killing them they had access to equipment, weapons and a helicopter. As the Phantom learned of this, he set out into the jungle and slowly began to overpower Chatu's men. After realising that the Phantom wasn't dead, Chatu began to believe there could be some truth to the legends of the Phantom's immortality.
Again, Chatu managed to escape barely, believing he had killed the Phantom. Chatu's next plan was to extract ebola virus from bats to use for extortion. However, he contracted the virus himself in the process, and was saved by the Phantom and Guran - even though this meant that the Phantom risked his own life. Finally, the Phantom could send Chatu to the authorities, and he was inprisoned in Boomsby.
Even from behind bars, Chatu plotted against his hated enemy, faking the death of his wife. Wambesi. As of the time of Lara Bell's visit to the Wambesi, he was still their captive.. The plot was eventually exposed, and Chatu ended up as a captive of the
Eric Sahara a.k.a. "The Nomad" has since seized some of Chatu's criminal assets.
This list of appearances is considered to be complete, with reservations for the possibility of mistakes.
|"Terror in Mawitaan"||DePaul||Nolan||first appearance|
|"The Return of Chatu"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"Justice for the Python"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Death of Diana Palmer Walker"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Phantom at Sea"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"Terror Cells of New York"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Trail to Gravelines Prison"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Nomad"||DePaul||Ryan, Barreto|
|"The Shadows of Rune Noble"||DePaul||Barreto, Ryan, Beatty|
|"The Power House Gang"||DePaul||Beatty||mentioned only|
|"The Scoundrel"||DePaul||Ryan||mentioned only|
|"John X"||DePaul||Ryan||mentioned only|
|"The Battlements of the Nomad"||DePaul||Beatty||mentioned only|
|"The Phantom Stamp"||DePaul||Manley||mentioned only|
|"The Phantom is Everywhere"||DePaul||Beatty, Weigel||mentioned only|
|"The Rhodian Column"||DePaul||Manley|