The 9th Phantom
|The 9th Phantom|
|Active years (Team Fantomen):|
|Active years (Lee Falk):|
|1726 - mid 18th century|
|Active years (Moonstone):|
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The 9th Phantom is one of the Phantoms.
Fictional Character Biography
According to the newspaper strip
Born in 1704 as the fourth and youngest son of the 8th Phantom and his British wife, he was given the name Kit-Four. His three older brothers were triplets born in 1703, and named Kit-One, Kit-Two, and Kit-Three.
Kit-Four was much smaller than his brothers and was called "The Runt". When his older brothers travelled to England in 1715 to be educated, he stayed in the Jungle and trained hard to get stronger, but never became a tall man. His brothers returned seven years later, only to tell their father that they were hoping to pursue their careers instead of becoming the Phantom, and return to England again.
In 1725, the mongol ruler Jhatun Khan of Vhatun Dhatun began slave raids in the jungle. In 1726, the 8th Phantom travelled to Khan's palace to make him stop, but was shot in the back with an arrow by one of Khan's guards. The 8th made it back to the Skull Cave but died shortly after. Kit-Four then travelled to Vhatun Dhatun, where he fought and defeated Khan's 6-foot tall daughter, the 18-year old warrior princess Vhatta Khan. Vhatta followed Kit-Four to the Deep Woods, where he became the 9th Phantom. They were going to be married by the Council of Chiefs, when Jhatun Khan appeared, only to give them his blessing and wed them himself.
In 1729, he rescued the treasure of King John of England (lost since 1216) and stored it in Skull Cave..
As the 9th Phantom, he was known as the strongest Phantom of all. He destroyed the idol Zaal which was worshipped with human sacrifice in The Eastern Dark, and thus earned the title Guardian of the Eastern Dark.
In April, 1735 he made a note in the chronicle; "I returned from the Golden People with only a gold flower to remember her. I promised to say no more". The 21st Phantom learned that the 9th had saved the life of the Queen of the Golden People, and presumably they fell in love with each other. But he could not stay and she could not leave, and the Queen later died of a broken heart. The Phantom became known by the Golden People as Messenger of the Gods after this event. .
According to Team Fantomen
He began his time as the Phantom by avenging his father, killing Captain Blood.
He married Flame Stanbury in 1717, after defeating the tyrant Duvall that held her father prisoner and Jamaica enslaved. Later that year was their son, the 10th Phantom (variably called both Kit and Chris), born.
The 9th Phantom was the one who signed the treaty with the Little People in May 12th, 1718 and most probably the first Phantom to meet them.
From mid 1718 until early 1719, he was busy chasing the pirate "Ironhand" Hawkins. When he found him, he was captured and tortured, until the ship sank, then he was able to defeat Hawkins with the help of the villagers of Shymouth.
In 1720, the 9th Phantom defeated the people of the city Zaal, and was then given the title "Guardian of the Eastern Dark". Also in the same year in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, he found the mummified snake that killed Cleopatra.
In 1722, he came in the possession of the Horn of Roland after clearing Alhambra of pirates and scum.
Some time after he had freed Kit from the Zaal, his wife Flame gave birth to a daughter named Heloise.
In 1725, he met Jonathan Wild, the King of Thieves, and helped ending his career.
In late 1729, his wife and children were sailing to Jamaica where he was when pirates attacked. His wife probably died during the attack, while his children were taken prisoners. His son was forced to write a letter to him, and slipped through a hidden message of where the pirates base was located. The Phantom tried to buy them free but one of the two pirate captains tried to get more money and doubled the ransom, also delaying the return. The Phantom used the time to travel to their base and there he rescued his son Chris from both the pirates as well as a tsunami, while his daughter was taken away by one of the pirate captains.
In 1735, he went to the Netherlands and met his old student friend Carl Linnaeus (later known as Carl von Linné) and helped solve some nasty murders.
In 1735 he sailed a burning ship against the pirate ship Barracuda in the harbor of Bengalitown after the pirates had captured it. He had to jump from the ship just as it exploded. The explosion made him blind. The pirates caught him hand brought him with them. However, Barracuda was in so bad condition that it sank after a few days. The pirates had realized that the ship would sink soon and therefore made sure that it sank near the coast. The 9th Phantom was left onboard and went down to the bottom of the sea with Barracuda. A small portion of air was kept in the wreck so he could survive for a while inside it. Desperately searching through the wreck, he finally found a hole that had been torn up by the explosion. He reached the surface and started to swim, his only mean of finding a direction to swim at was to listen for the sound of the waves hitting the beach. He managed to reach land and collapsed there. Hours later, his son found him there and brought him back to the Skull Cave where he died two days later.
According to Bastei
The 9th Phantom was born in 1758, succeeded his father in 1787 and died in 1821.
He saved Nada, daughter of the Bandar chief Sial. She had been kidnapped by Mukti of the Togo tribe, who wanted to marry her so their tribes would be joined and become the most powerful tribe in Bengali. However, Nada was actually in love with Fango of the Togo tribe, and thanks to the Phantom's intervention she could marry him instead.
The 9th Phantom married Eileen Ambrose, a former pirate girl and the lost daughter of his friend count Ambrose.
|"The Fourth Son"||Falk||Barry||1726|
|"Guardian of the Eastern Dark"||Falk||Barry||1710||Dated 1720 by Team Fantomen|
|"The Eastern Dark"||Falk||Barry||unknown|
|"The Eastern Dark at Janorra"||Falk||Barry||17??|
|"The Rattle"||Falk||McCoy||1656||By Team Fantomen chronology attributed to the 9th Phantom|
|"The Little Ones"||Falk||Barry||1718||By Team Fantomen chronology attributed to the 9th Phantom|
|"The Slave Trail"||Baron||Saviuk||????|
|"The Jungle Princess"||Mennigen||Triay||1779||According to this story the 9th Phantom was already active in 1779 which contradicts the regular Bastei timeline where he succeeded his father in 1787.|
|"The Pirate Fortress"||Mennigen||Triay||1780||According to this story the 9th Phantom was already active in 1780 which contradicts the regular Bastei timeline where he succeeded his father in 1787.|
|"The Doppelganger"||Mennigen||Tafalla||1780||According to this story the 9th Phantom was already active in 1780 which contradicts the regular Bastei timeline where he succeeded his father in 1787.|
|"The Lagoon of the Treasure Hunters"||Mennigen||Chacopino||1790|
|The 21st and current Phantom|
The Past Phantoms