The 12th Phantom

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The 12th Phantom
Active years (Team Fantomen):
1775-1793
Active years (Lee Falk):
Active years (Moonstone):
Active years (Bastei):
1881-1913
Active years (Other producers):
N/A


The 12th Phantom is one of the Phantoms.

Fictional Character Biography

According to Team Fantomen

He was born in 1757 to the 11th Phantom and Renata di Mascarelli as a slave in a desert castle in Yemen and was later freed together with his mother by the 11th Phantom. Son of the Desert

In 1773, he was accused of murder of his maternal grandfather, Claudio di Mascarelli. His father, however, managed to free him and prove his innocence. The Venetian Ghost

He married Marion Trelawney in 1774. The Moor of Death.

In 1775, his mother Renata was killed in Venice in a plot initiated by the Singh leader Korshir Singh. The Cruel Revenge The endgame with Korshir Singh ended with the death of the 11th Phantom. Blood Red Sea

He became mortally wounded in Paris in 1793 when he was shot in the back. He made his son swear the Oath of the Skull and left him the rings, and stayed behind to buy some time for his son and two young ladies that they were helping. When their enemies entered the room, three shots were fired and the 12th Phantom was killed. In the Shadow of the Guillotine

According to the Newspaper strip

He was the first of the Phantom line to encounter a tribe of diminutive people called the Irrondi living beyond the Misty Mountains and save them from a neighbouring tribe of giant people called the Great Ones. The Irrondi and the Great Ones

He was also the first one to come across the mysterious place called Erehwon where, like Rip Van Winkle, he slept for three years. Phantom World

According to Bastei

The 12th Phantom was born in 1854, succeeded his father in 1881 and died in 1913. Die Ahnentafel Phantoms

He had a horse named Hero and a wolf named Devil. He saved Bandars from pirates who intended to sell them as slaves. One of the pirates later founded Morristown. The Slave Caravan

Notable Appearances

Daily/Sunday stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"Phantom World" Falk Barry, Olesen, Doescher 1725  
"The Irrondi and the Great Ones" Falk Barry 200 years ago  

Team Fantomen stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"Son of the Desert" Vallvé, Granberg Vallvé 1757-1758 The time measurements indicate that the story ended in 1758.
"Dangerous Inheritance" Granberg Vallvé 17?? The 12th Phantom appear to be between 10 and 12 years old
"The Venetian Ghost" Tierres Vallvé 1773  
"The Immortal" Lundström Felmang 1773 Studies law in Rome at this time
"The Doomsday Weapon" Worker Leppänen 1775 Studies at a university in Rome at this time
"The Cruel Revenge" Reimerthi Boix January 1775 Follows directly from "The Doomsday Weapon"
"Blood Red Sea Reimerthi Boix Starts in February 1775 Begins after Renate's burial, the 11th Phantom dies
"The Moor of Death" Tierres Vallvé 1775 Set in early 1775, his wife is said to be pregnant at this time
"The Spear of Destiny, Part 2" Raab Boix 1775  
"The Ambassador" Granberg Vallvé 1776  
"The Devil's Cauldron" Tierres Vallvé 1776  
"The Treasure Hunt" Lundström Vallvé 17??  
"From the Other Side of the Grave" Tierres Vallvé 1777  
"Mystery of the Golden Rune, Part 4: Cagliostro Mystery" Worker Cruz 17??  
"The Jungle Saying" Goodall Boix 1780  
"The Hood" Reimerthi Boix 1781  
"The Slave Ship Zong" Lundström Lindahl 1781—1783  
"Dark Justice" Reimerthi Bade 1782  
"City of the Priest King" Worker Vallvé 1782 Note that he hunted a pirate together with the Jungle Patrol.
"The Golden Fleece, Part 3: Medea's Revenge" Reimerthi Boix 1783  
"The Philosopher's Stone, Part 3: The Lost Library" Reimerthi Saviuk, Giordano 1785? The story begins in autumn 1784 but the main events several months later.
"The Ghost Pirates" Worker Vallvé 1785  
"In the Shadow of Death" Tierres Vallvé 1785 November
"Revenge of the Shipwreckers" Reimerthi Giordano 1786  
"The Mystery on Cape Cod" Worker Spadari 1786  
"The Curse of Robert Fitzgiles Madden Spadari 1787 He is said to have studied at Eton college in his youth
"Black Poe's Treasure" Gauraz Bess 1788  
"The Escape from the Bastille" Worker Vallvé 1789  
"The Cathedral Mystery" Goodall Mitton 1789  
"Nectar of the Gods" Goodall Mitton 17??  
"Jamaica Jack's Treasure" Reimerthi Vallvé 1789  
"Mystery of the Crypt" Reimerthi Boix 1790  
"The Ibis Mystery, Part 2: Kazcim Master of the Dumb" Worker Leppänen 1790  
"Burnt Offering" Reimerthi Bade 1791 Set in summer 1791
"Puppets of Death" Reimerthi Cruz 1791 Set in autumn 1791
"The Lethal Science" Reimerthi Lindahl 1789, 1791-92 Begins in February 1789. The real story begins 1791 or 1792, when the 12th Phantom is asked to investigate a thing, in late January 1792, he arrives to Sweden.
"The King is Dead" Worker Leppänen 1792  
"Dark Justice" Reimerthi Bade 17??  
"The Apprentice" Raab Bade 17??
"The Montbar Treasure" Reimerthi Boix 1793  
"The Philosopher's Stone, Part 1: Phoenix Reborn" Reimerthi Lindahl 1793 He is said to have been mortally wounded in Paris by Robespierre's followers.
"In the Shadow of the Guillotine" Reimerthi Bade 1793 The 12th Phantom is killed.

Moonstone stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"Against the Terror" Cox Sutton 1793  

Bastei stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"The Slave Caravan" Mennigen unknown unknown  


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