The 8th Phantom
|The 8th Phantom|
|Active years (Team Fantomen):|
|Active years (Lee Falk):|
|Early 18th century, deceased in 1726|
|Active years (Moonstone):|
|Active years (Bastei):|
|Active years (Other producers):|
The 8th Phantom is one of the Phantoms.
Fictional Character Biography
According to Team Fantomen
Before he became the Phantom, he went to Sweden to study. There he met Lady Ingrid of Holstein in 1699 and fell in love. The Swedish King Charles XII , however, did not think him worthy of such a noble lady and forbade him such an arrangement. However, the future 8th Phantom proved himself worthy during a bear hunt where he saved the King's life. Shortly thereafter, he got a message that it was time for him to swear the Oath of the Skull. Back in Bangalla, he witnessed a ship sinking and managed to save only one person from it – his beloved Ingrid.
According to Lee Falk
The 8th Phantom was the tallest of the Phantoms and had four sons, Kit-One, Kit-Two, Kit-Three, (triplets, born in 1703) and Kit-Four, born in 1704 ("The Fourth Son").
He met the queen and supposed witch Heloise of Koqania ("The Hanta Witch"), whom he later married, in either 1685 ("The Name") or in April 1675 or 1685 ("The Return of General Bababu"). In "The Fourth Son" he is married to an unnamed Englishwoman.
"The Fourth Son" also depicts the 8th Phantom dying in 1726, after being shot in the back by Mongol warriors. Contradictory, in "The Snake Goddess" he is said having died from a snake bite after building a secret path through the Great Swamp. The path was built by putting rocks one foot under the water surface and then letting thorns and other plants keep hostile swamp animals away.
Most likely it was the 8th Phantom who first met 'the Little People' and signed the Treaty of the Rattle on May 12, 1718 .
He was succeeded by Kit-Four, who was the only one of his sons to be present at his deathbed.
According to Moonstone
The 8th Phantom has yet to be mentioned in the Moonstone stories.
According to Bastei
The 8th Phantom was born in 1734, succeeded his father in 1754 and died in 1787.
In 1760, he was in a relationship with a woman named Anna, although she did not know that he was the Phantom. The relationship ended when she flirted with a man named Renato because she thought Kit Walker was a weakling. As the Phantom, he defeated Renato who was a masked highway robber, which Anna also was unaware of.
|"Joomkar's Crown"||Falk||Olesen, Williams||??||succeeded his father, who was killed by a soldier|
|"The Hanta Witch"||Falk||Barry||1675|| No specific Phantom attributed|
1682 in Team Fantomen lore.
Also attributed to the 7th Phantom
|"The Name"||Falk||Barry||1675|| The historical part is initially a retelling of "The Hanta Witch".|
Also attributed to the 7th Phantom
|"Return of the Thuggees"||Falk||Barry||1750|
|"The Snake Goddess"||Falk||Barry||unknown||Depicts the death of the 8th Phantom|
|"The Fourth Son"||Falk||Barry||1700-1726|| Depicts the death of the 8th Phantom (not the same as above)|
Team Fantomen has attributed this story to the 13th Phantom.
|"The White Horseman"||Darell||Lindahl||1686|
|"The Wreck in Bengali Bay"||Avenell||Felmang, Ferri, Benny||1699, 1700||The future 8th Phantom hunts bears in Sweden, winter 1699, then he must return to Bangalla to become the Phantom. Official Team Fantomen timeline has him succeeding his father in 1700, so the new year must have come before his father finally died.|
|"The Barbary Pirates"||Worker||Cruz||17??||undated, set some time after the 8th Phantom's marriage to Ingrid of Holstein in 1700|
|"The Highland Murders"||Bishop||Ryan||1707|
|"The Witch Hunt"||Bishop||Velluto||1707|
|"The Last Emperor"||Worker||Cruz||1710|
|"Struggle for Freedom"||DePaul||Moberg, Vallvé||17??||It is undated, however, a boy is shown, being around 7-10 years old, this boy is possibly Sula, who was more or less adult in 1717 in the story "Flame".|
|"The Thousand Tigers"||Hartler||Vallvé||after 1712||The Indian lord Alemi fled 1700, returned after ten years and stayed away two years, i.e. 1712, when an earthquake set the tigers loose, then the problem began which the Phantom solved.|
|"Temple of the Gods, Part 5: Thirst"||Bishop, Lindahl||Spadari||1705, 1716|
|"The Avenger from the Sea"||Worker||Bess||1717|
|"Thy Will be Done"||Bullock||Zeu||??|
|"A Heartbreaker with Pistol"||Mennigen||unknown||1760|
|"The Snake Tower"||Mennigen||unknown||1773|
|"Red Death in White Belt"||unknown||Amaral||1677|
|The 21st and current Phantom|
The Past Phantoms