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The 8th Phantom

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The 8th Phantom
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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

He was born in 1682 to the 7th Phantom and Queen Heloise of Hanta.

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 The Little Ones.

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. Die Ahnentafel Phantoms

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. A Heartbreaker with Pistol

Notable Appearances

Daily/Sunday stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"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.

Team Fantomen stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"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
"Shipwrecked" Worker Cruz 1707  
"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". In Norwegian Krønikebok #8 story set in 1714.
"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  
"Walker's Ride" Reimerthi Velluto 1716  
"The Avenger from the Sea" Worker Bess 1717  

Moonstone stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"Thy Will be Done" Bullock Zeu ??

Bastei stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"A Heartbreaker with Pistol" Mennigen unknown 1760
"The Snake Tower" Mennigen unknown 1773

RGE stories

Title Writer Artist Set in Comments
"Red Death in White Belt" unknown Amaral 1677

The Phantoms
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The Future Phantoms
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