YMMV: The Phantom

The comic strip

  • Ethnic Scrappy: Pygmy chief Guran in the early years of the comic.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The Phantom is pretty much the most popular costumed hero in the world... except in his home country of the US where he's sadly slipped into obscurity.
  • Memetic Mutation: Old jungle sayings...
  • Woolseyism: In Sweden, "The ghost who walks" is translated into "Den vandrande vålnaden," which literally means "The wandering spirit." Yes, they could have chosen to write "Det gående spöket," a completely literal translation, but any Swede would agree that they made the right decision.

The 1996 film

  • Awesome Music: Not for the first time, David Newman provides a rousing score that's better than the movie it supports.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene where the skeleton kills Styles.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: The kid
    • Who hardly seems to count, considering he's in the movie for something like five minutes at the very beginning.
  • Les Yay: Sala (the female sky pirate who switches sides) seems to have as much of a "thing" for Diana as she does for Kit.
    "I think us girls should stick together."
  • Lost in Medias Res: Often cited as the source of the film's failure.