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Prince Lightstar leads the Legion of Light against Baron Dark, once a man, now an evil skeleton lord, and his army of skeletons. Dark's goal is to capture the Crystal that powers the world and Lightstar must stop him.
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For 24 generations the Phantom has been a mystical figure who protects the jungles of Africa with the help of the Bantu tribe. In reality, he is a family of superheroes, each passing on the mantle and responsibility of being the Phantom to their son, making it seem as if there was one Phantom who had lived for centuries. Now, in 2040, the Phantom has moved to a new jungle - Metropia, one of the surviving homes of mankind after the resource wars. The 24th Phantom is Kit Walker, and he continues the Phantom's legacy in the struggle against Maximum Inc., a mega-corporation determined to salvage a small part of the world even if they must destroy the rest to do it. At the same time, the new Phantom must deal with other challenges, including the terrorists of the free orbital movement, the mystery of his father's death, various rogue agents with their own agendas, and Sagan Cruz - his girlfriend who is part of a special police unit charged with hunting down the Phantom. Written by
Segan's dog is named D.V.L., a reference to The Phantom's pet wolf from the comics, Devil. He makes an appearance in the second-season opening montage of previous Phantoms, along with the horse the car Hero is named after. See more »
Kit Walker, Jr.:
[opening narration: season 2]
A father's desperate sacrifice. A young boy survives to swear an oath: I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, and injustice. My sons and their sons shall follow me. This is the legacy of my family. A vow handed down from father to son for over five-hundred years. Now, in the year 2040, I am The Ghost Who Walks. I am The Phantom.
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Phantom 2040 is probably the best animated action-adventure series I've seen. It doesn't cater to a low-intelligence audience: you've really got to watch this, and watch it carefully, to follow everything that's going on. Lots of intricate inter-plotting of episodes and characters, somewhat sympathetic bad guys (Ron Perlman's Graf in particular, one of the "grayest" villains ever), funky artwork, and a well-developed future society (compare it to, say, "The Magician" (1998)). Hopefully someone will carry this in repeats at some point (Sci-Fi Channel, maybe), because it's a show that should have stayed on forever.
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