History ComicStrip / ThePhantom

8th Sep '17 6:56:53 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* {{Tuckerization}}: The title character of the storyline "Princess Valerie" has the name and appearance of Lee Falk's eldest daughter.


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* {{Tuckerization}}: The title character of the storyline "Princess Valerie" has the name and appearance of Lee Falk's eldest daughter.
4th Sep '17 8:04:08 PM hullflyer
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* AsYouKnow: Whenever a Phantom meets a group of people that had a history with a former Phantom, they [[{{Exposition}} will helpfully inform him of what happened the last time "he" was there]], even though they think he is the same guy.

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* AsYouKnow: Whenever a Phantom meets a group of people that had a history with a former Phantom, they [[{{Exposition}} will helpfully inform him of what happened the last time "he" was there]], even though they think he is the same guy. Slightly justified in that the Phantom is believed by outsiders to be one immortal man, not a line of sons taking up the father's mantle upon his death, and it's not entirely unfounded that a very ancient being would need reminding of who someone he met ''many'' years ago is.
4th Sep '17 8:00:11 PM hullflyer
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* TheAce: All Phantoms are this, being trained from birth both by their parents and by various tutors and trainers from around the world for their eventual role as the Phantom. Yes, even female children recive training. Just in case.

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* TheAce: All Phantoms are this, being trained from birth both by their parents and by various tutors and trainers from around the world for their eventual role as the Phantom. Yes, even female children recive receive training. Just in case.case (and that case ''has'' come up once or twice - see the ActionGirl entry below).
10th Jul '17 11:28:05 PM PaulA
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* OrWasItADream: Several historical adventures set before the Phantoms existed take place like this, among them the events that led to Excalibur and an arrow that once belonged to Robin Hood coming into their possession.
** One adventure involving a magical genie ends like this, where the Phantom is mortally wounded at the end of the story, but is saved by the Genie despite having used up his three wishes. He later awakens on the beach where the story began, and isnt sure wether any of it really happened. Evidence in favor: [[spoiler:he has in his hand a piece of a puzzle that he found in the "dream"]]. Evidence against: [[spoiler:he has his eyes back]].

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* OrWasItADream: OrWasItADream:
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Several historical adventures set before the Phantoms existed take place like this, among them the events that led to Excalibur and an arrow that once belonged to Robin Hood coming into their possession.
** One adventure involving a magical genie ends like this, where the Phantom is mortally wounded at the end of the story, but is saved by the Genie despite having used up his three wishes. He later awakens on the beach where the story began, and isnt sure wether whether any of it really happened. Evidence in favor: [[spoiler:he has in his hand a piece of a puzzle that he found in the "dream"]]. Evidence against: [[spoiler:he has his eyes back]].
10th Jul '17 9:25:45 PM Ymirsdaughter
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** In one dream flashback, we see Diana talking to Kit again after being mad at him for mysteriously disappearing right before a date (he had just gotten word that his father was dying, but she didn't know), and right after having seen the Phantom dealing with a hostage situation at a diner, and when he asks if she has met someone else she says "maybe" while thinking of the man who saved her and her mother's life earlier that evening. It never goes beyond that, though.

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** In one dream flashback, we see Diana talking to Kit again after being mad at him for mysteriously disappearing right before a date (he had just gotten word that his father was dying, but she didn't know), and right after having seen the Phantom dealing with a hostage situation at a diner, and when he asks if she has met someone else she says "maybe" while thinking of the man who saved her and her mother's life earlier that evening. It never goes beyond that, though.maybe mostly because it was a hallucination on Kit's part.



* MightyWhitey: There's such a strong taste of this it can honestly be rather uncomfortable. Especially when it sinks in that, despite the fact the Phantoms have been living in Africa for centuries, they still have white skin. In fact, no historical Phantom has ever been said to marry an African woman (although the 19th came close, and several of the historical Phantoms' wives were South European or Asian). His [[ArtisticLicenceBiology continued caucasian appearance]] seems to coast by due to GrandfatherClause. This was especially prevalent in the early decades of the strip, with the African tribes being portrayed with the usual finesse common to comic books of the '50s and '60s, but has thankfully lessened a lot since then, with The Phantom, the Bandars and the other tribes being portrayed as allies and friends rather than semi-servants like in the comic's early years.

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* MightyWhitey: There's such a strong taste of this it can honestly be rather uncomfortable. Especially when it sinks in that, despite the fact the Phantoms have been living in Africa for centuries, they still have white skin. In fact, no historical Phantom has ever been said to marry an African woman (although the 19th came close, and several of the historical Phantoms' wives were South European or Asian). His [[ArtisticLicenceBiology continued caucasian appearance]] seems to coast by due to GrandfatherClause. This was especially prevalent in the early decades of the strip, with the African tribes being portrayed with the usual finesse common to comic books of the '50s and '60s, but has thankfully lessened a lot since then, with The Phantom, the Bandars and the other tribes being portrayed as allies and friends rather than semi-servants like in the comic's early years. His design is also unchanged from the time when he was just supposed to be a rich, American, Bruce Wayne-type vigilante, and not a what-if-Zorro-was-more-like-Tarzan sort of hero.



** One adventure involving a magical genie ends like this, where the Phantom is mortally wounded at the end of the story, but is saved by the Genie despite having used up his three wishes. He later awakens on the beach where the story began, and isnt sure wether any of it really happened.

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** One adventure involving a magical genie ends like this, where the Phantom is mortally wounded at the end of the story, but is saved by the Genie despite having used up his three wishes. He later awakens on the beach where the story began, and isnt sure wether any of it really happened. Evidence in favor: [[spoiler:he has in his hand a piece of a puzzle that he found in the "dream"]]. Evidence against: [[spoiler:he has his eyes back]].
10th Jul '17 8:49:44 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* AllJustADream: Once in a fight with the Singh, the Phantom gets shot in the neck and needs surgery to remove the bullet from his spine. During the surgery/coma he dreams a viividly detailed version of his origin story that spans several issues. The reader knows all along that it is just a dream.
9th Jul '17 7:04:33 PM PaulA
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* OnceAnEpisode: Every story arc of the newspaper strip would begin with the Phantom's origin story. Not as in "they retell the story every time"; they had one strip showing the story and they would just rerun it every time a new arc was beginning (thought it did get an update every decade or so).

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* OnceAnEpisode: Every story arc of the newspaper strip would begin with the Phantom's origin story. Not as in "they retell the story every time"; they had one strip showing the story and they would just rerun it every time a new arc was beginning (thought (though it did get an update every decade or so).
9th Jul '17 6:16:50 PM Drgonzo
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* OnceAnEpisode: Every story arc of the newspaper strip would begin with the Phantom's origin story. Not as in "they retell the story every time"; they had one strip showing the story and they would just rerun it every time a new arc was beginning (thought it did get an update every decade or so).
29th Jun '17 4:39:43 PM Farnham
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* VillainDecay: Rhodia's apartheid regime. In all the Scandinavian Phantom stories it featured in the 1970s and onwards, it was an ever-present [[GreaterScopeVillain greater scope villain]] that was constantly scheming to expand its power and influence while keeping its system of apartheid at home, and the Phantom often had to battle agents of the Rhodian government, including the Rhodian secret agent Miss Mist (real name Sarah Cartwright) before her [[HeelFaceTurn heel-face turn]]. This culminated in the 1990s with Rhodia helping [[PresidentEvil Kigali Lubanga]] win the Bangallan presidential election. When Lubanga turned against his Rhodian benefactors, Rhodia responded by engineering his downfall as part of their plot of invading Bangalla and turning it into a vassal state of Rhodia, which failed thanks to the actions of the Phantom and the Jungle Patrol. By 2012-2013 an increasingly outnumbered and demoralized apartheid regime was stuck fighting a losing war against the black Rhodian Liberation Army, which steadily took over more and more of the country until only Marcusburg, the capital was left, which was then followed by the fall of the regime.
12th Jun '17 10:21:05 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Subverted. When [[spoiler:Sandal Singh]] informs him that [[spoiler:her son is his after she took advantage of him when he was mostly unconscious with fever]], he is visibly upset.
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