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Phantom Lady

PHANTOM LADY

Alias: Sandra Knight
Occupation:  Vigilante
Group Affiliation:  New Furies
Base of Operations: Washington DC
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Police Comics #1 (Quality, 1941)
Known Creators:
Arthur Peddy and Matt Baker

 

History:
Sandra Knight is noted in the society columns as the spoiled debutante daughter of Senator Henry Knight. However, Sandra's life of privilege gave her opportunities to hone unusual skills, and her father, one of the few honest politicians in Washington, imparted on her a great sense of responsibility toward protecting the innocent, and fighting for right. Because the public has chosen to view her as a naive, self-absorbed and harmless, she knew that nobody would suspect her of being the dark creature of the night known as Phantom Lady, who haunts the seamy underbelly of the city, hunting the dangerous criminals, spies and assassins that infest Washington.

Sandra lives at 1 Barclay Blvd, about an hour drive from Chesapeake Bay.

 

Equipment and Abilities:  
The Phantom Lady carries a "black ray" device in a pouch on her belt.  This device casts a "cone of darkness" that absorbs all light (essentially the opposite of what a flashlight does) and blinds her enemies.  She also drives a black sports car with black ray devices where the headlights should be.

In addition to this equipment, Phantom Lady is an exceptional athlete and a reasonably skilled acrobat and hand-to-hand combatant.  She is also a skilled driver, aircraft pilot, mechanic and lockpick.  She was highly observant, resourceful and completely fearless.

A re-imagined version of Phantom Lady might be able to blind her opponents with innate telepathic powers which enable her to block signals between the optic nerves and the brain.  If this were true, she might also be able to distort the signal at will, to give people surreal interpretations of what they see, making her appear disturbingly unnatural and ghost like and making a person's surroundings seem equally distorted and nightmarish in her presence.

 

SUPPORTING CAST:
Donald Borden
US State Department Investigator for the Counter-Espionage Division. He loves watching baseball games. He is Sandra's fiancée.
First Appearance: Police Comics #1
Senator Henry Knight
Sandra's father and one of the few honest politicians in Washington.  He is a member of the Atomic Commission who frequently visits weapons manufacturing and testing sites.
First Appearance: Police Comics #1
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Notes:  The Phantom Lady is actively used by DC Comics, and they hold the trademark on the character.

 

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