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** One story has a criminal attempt this, and seeing the Phantom not even flinch at being shot, gives up and pleads mercy. The Phantom later reveals he was bluffing, the bullet hit him in the arm, but he was able to ignore the pain and keep up his facade.


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* WouldHitAGirl: He's not crazy about it, but since he, and his predecessors, have fought female villains quite a bit, The Phantom IS willing to use force against women. However, there's no record of him ever putting the Evil Mark on their faces like he does with nearly every male villain he fights, so presumably he's not comfortable punching a woman in the face.


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** In one historical adventure featuring the 18th Phantom, which revolved around a pirate slaver working with a British governor, the governor is shown to be vaguely uncomfortable with the deal, but is both weak-willed and greedy, and tries to pass off any responsibility on his part that "we all just play our parts in history" (notably, one of the defendants at Nuremberg used the same defence. It didn't work for him either). He gets off relatively easy, the Phantom just punches him in the face, leaving him with the Evil Mark, and tells him it'll serve as a reminder that, fate or not, he'd better still try ''or else!'' The ending implies he takes it to heart.

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* BestHerToBedHer: The thirteenth Phantom's wife was from a FantasyCounterpartCulture of the Mongols ([[ArtisticLicenseHistory who decided to start raiding sub-Saharan Africa some 400 years after the Mongol Empire fell]]) and used this trope to avoid {{Arranged Marriage}}s imposed by her father. When the future Phantom defeated her in a wrestling match as part of CombatByChampion, she decided to marry him.


* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: The Phantom is the TropeMaker, [[OlderThanTheyThink preceding Batman by three years]]. Falk stated that his inspiration was from busts and statues of [[ClassicalMythology Greek and Roman deities]] which lacked irises[[note]](though it should be noted in the case of the Romans that they did indeed paint their statues, eyes included, but that the paints had warn off after thousands of years.)[[/note]], thus making [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve3zihs3ryg "the look of them feel a bit inhuman, which made a great addition to his character"]].

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* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: The Phantom is the TropeMaker, [[OlderThanTheyThink preceding Batman by three years]]. Falk stated that his inspiration was from busts and statues of [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek and Roman deities]] which lacked irises[[note]](though it should be noted in the case of the Romans that they did indeed paint their statues, eyes included, but that the paints had warn off after thousands of years.)[[/note]], thus making [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve3zihs3ryg "the look of them feel a bit inhuman, which made a great addition to his character"]].


* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: The Phantom is the TropeMaker, [[OlderThanTheyThink preceding Batman by three years]].

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* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: The Phantom is the TropeMaker, [[OlderThanTheyThink preceding Batman by three years]]. Falk stated that his inspiration was from busts and statues of [[ClassicalMythology Greek and Roman deities]] which lacked irises[[note]](though it should be noted in the case of the Romans that they did indeed paint their statues, eyes included, but that the paints had warn off after thousands of years.)[[/note]], thus making [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve3zihs3ryg "the look of them feel a bit inhuman, which made a great addition to his character"]].


* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is considered the same character as Sala the Sky Pirate. This change has its origin in the early 1940s, when the Phantom comic was published as a serial in the Norwegian newspaper ''Aftenposten.'' One of the earliest translated storylines featured Sala and her UnresolvedSexualTension with the Phantom, and the very next storyline translated was the first time Diana appeared in the Norwegian translation. Rather than risk leaving the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage, the translators simply changed her name to "Sala" and treated her as the same character. Nowadays, Norwegians has known her as "Sala" for so long that it's unthinkable to change the name back.

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* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is considered the same character as Sala the Sky Pirate. This change has its origin in the early 1940s, when the Phantom comic was published as a serial in the Norwegian newspaper ''Aftenposten.'' One of the earliest translated storylines featured Sala and her UnresolvedSexualTension with the Phantom, and the very next storyline translated was the first time Diana appeared in the Norwegian translation. Rather than risk leaving the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage, the translators simply changed her name to "Sala" and treated her as the same character. Nowadays, Norwegians has have known her as "Sala" for so long that it's unthinkable to change the name back. back.


* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is considered the same character as Sala the Sky Pirate. This changed back to the early days of the comic, where the first Phantom storyline that was translated to Norwegian was a story featuring Sala, but not Diana. When Diana appeared in the following storyline, the translator decided that to just change her name to Sala, rather than leave the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage.

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* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is considered the same character as Sala the Sky Pirate. This changed back to change has its origin in the early days of 1940s, when the comic, where the first Phantom storyline that comic was published as a serial in the Norwegian newspaper ''Aftenposten.'' One of the earliest translated to Norwegian storylines featured Sala and her UnresolvedSexualTension with the Phantom, and the very next storyline translated was a story featuring Sala, but not Diana. When the first time Diana appeared in the following storyline, the translator decided that to just change her name to Sala, rather Norwegian translation. Rather than leave risk leaving the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage.marriage, the translators simply changed her name to "Sala" and treated her as the same character. Nowadays, Norwegians has known her as "Sala" for so long that it's unthinkable to change the name back.


* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is treated as the same character as Sala the Sky Pirate. This changed back to the early days of the comic, where the first Phantom storyline that was translated to Norwegian was a story featuring Sala, but not Diana. When Diana appeared in the following storyline, the translator decided that to just change her name to Sala, rather than leave the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage.

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* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is treated as considered the same character as Sala the Sky Pirate. This changed back to the early days of the comic, where the first Phantom storyline that was translated to Norwegian was a story featuring Sala, but not Diana. When Diana appeared in the following storyline, the translator decided that to just change her name to Sala, rather than leave the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage.


* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is treated as the same character as Sala the Pirate Queen. This changed back to the early days of the comic, where the first Phantom storyline that was translated to Norwegian was a story featuring Sala, but not Diana. When Diana appeared in the following storyline, the translator decided that to just change her name to Sala, rather than leave the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage.

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* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is treated as the same character as Sala the Pirate Queen.Sky Pirate. This changed back to the early days of the comic, where the first Phantom storyline that was translated to Norwegian was a story featuring Sala, but not Diana. When Diana appeared in the following storyline, the translator decided that to just change her name to Sala, rather than leave the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage.

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* DubNameChange: A curious CompositeCharacter version in the Norwegian translation, where Diana is named "Sala" and is treated as the same character as Sala the Pirate Queen. This changed back to the early days of the comic, where the first Phantom storyline that was translated to Norwegian was a story featuring Sala, but not Diana. When Diana appeared in the following storyline, the translator decided that to just change her name to Sala, rather than leave the readers confused as to who this Diana was and why she was talking about marriage.

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** in a storyline that played out in Australian newspapers in early 2019, the current-time, teenage Heloise, while at boarding school in New York City, realizes that her room-mate Kadia is the unknowing daughter of an international crime boss known as 'the Nomad'. While out to dinner with them both. [[spoiler: The Nomad believes she's a spy sent by President Lamanda, and organizes for Heloise to be framed and arrested as a terrorist, and then turned over to him by corrupt officials so he can take her out of the country to torture her for information as he chooses. Heloise then ''brings down the small plane'' they're on, complete with PreAssKickingOneLiner, turns him over to a rather bewildered honest cop, and runs before she can be arrested for said plane-crash. (She also does all of this in a [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery little black dress and heels]]!) She escapes being arrested and gets Kadia to the Embassy for sanctuary in literally the nick of time to avoid the reprisals of the Nomad's syndicate ''and'' arrest from numerous law enforcement.]]


The Phantom has had three {{Animated Adaptation}}s. He appeared in the 1972 special ''WesternAnimation/TheManWhoHatedLaughter'' and the 1986 series ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', both of which teamed him up with other King Features characters. In 1994 he got his own show, the {{Cyberpunk}}-ish ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}''. He's also the subject of a Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries. Creator/DynamiteComics has also revived the character with their ''Kings Watch'' miniseries, leading into a solo series where [[ComicBook/MandrakeTheMagician Lothar]] takes over the role of the Phantom while searching for the actual heir to the identity (the previous Phantom having taken it on his predecessor's deathbed, then performed a HeroicSacrifice to prevent more of [[Franchise/FlashGordon Ming the Merciless]]' forces from invading Earth).

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The Phantom has had three {{Animated Adaptation}}s. He appeared in the 1972 special ''WesternAnimation/TheManWhoHatedLaughter'' and the 1986 series ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', both of which teamed him up with other King Features characters. In 1994 he got his own show, the {{Cyberpunk}}-ish ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}''. He's also the subject of a Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries. Creator/DynamiteComics has also revived the character with their ''Kings Watch'' miniseries, leading into a solo series where [[ComicBook/MandrakeTheMagician [[ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician Lothar]] takes over the role of the Phantom while searching for the actual heir to the identity (the previous Phantom having taken it on his predecessor's deathbed, then performed a HeroicSacrifice to prevent more of [[Franchise/FlashGordon Ming the Merciless]]' forces from invading Earth).


The Phantom has had three {{Animated Adaptation}}s. He appeared in the 1972 special ''WesternAnimation/TheManWhoHatedLaughter'' and the 1986 series ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', both of which teamed him up with other King Features characters. In 1994 he got his own show, the {{Cyberpunk}}-ish ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}''. He's also the subject of a Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries.

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The Phantom has had three {{Animated Adaptation}}s. He appeared in the 1972 special ''WesternAnimation/TheManWhoHatedLaughter'' and the 1986 series ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', both of which teamed him up with other King Features characters. In 1994 he got his own show, the {{Cyberpunk}}-ish ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}''. He's also the subject of a Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries.
miniseries. Creator/DynamiteComics has also revived the character with their ''Kings Watch'' miniseries, leading into a solo series where [[ComicBook/MandrakeTheMagician Lothar]] takes over the role of the Phantom while searching for the actual heir to the identity (the previous Phantom having taken it on his predecessor's deathbed, then performed a HeroicSacrifice to prevent more of [[Franchise/FlashGordon Ming the Merciless]]' forces from invading Earth).


* RedRightHand: You get the occasional villain like this, most noteably the mercenary Goldhand who, you guessed it, had a prosthetic hand made out of gold. Another villain had an iron claw due to having his hand cut off for thievery under islamic law.

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* RedRightHand: You get the occasional villain like this, most noteably notably the mercenary Goldhand who, you guessed it, had a prosthetic hand made out of gold. Another villain had an iron claw due to having his hand cut off for thievery under islamic law.

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* BadassInDistress: The Phantom has found himself in some sticky situations on occasion resulting in his various allies having to bail him out in various ways.

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* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Singh Brotherhood takes members of all races (though being centered in the Pacific region, most of them are either middle eastern or asian), and doesnt care what gender you are either, as many high-ranking Singh are women.
** Same with the graverobbing Vultures.


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* PaperThinDisguise: While Julie performed well as a standin for her brother as the Phantom, it's VERY obvious that it's a woman wearing the form-fitting costume. Aside from her slimmer musculature, she didnt even tie her breasts down!

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