Black Phantom

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"What do I want? I want Hero Factory in ruins. I want this whole experiment of Makuro's to end in such utter failure that no one will try it again for at least a few centuries."
― Black Phantom, Legion of Darkness

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Black Phantom
TV Black Phantom.png
Villain
Weapons Razor Sabre Mace Staff
Arachnix drone
Sabre strikers
Status Imprisoned
Set number 6203


Black Phantom is a powerful villain, who founded and led the Legion of Darkness in the early days of the Hero Factory. He later helped mastermind a mass breakout of the Hero Factory Storage Facility prisons.

Biography

Legion of Darkness

Black Phantom was a notorious criminal before the Hero Factory established a presence in the galaxy. However, shortly after they began to operate, he disappeared for a month, using the time to spy on the organization. Afterwards, he recruited Splitface, Speeda Demon, Jawblade, and Thornraxx as the first members of his Legion of Darkness, an organization with which he planned to destroy Hero Factory.

His first mission as leader of the Legion was to steal an XT4 industrial robot from one of Akiyama Makuro's Makuro Industries manufacturing plants. The robot was reprogrammed to act as Black Phantom's personal servant, XT4.

Black Phantom

In preparation for his next strike, Black Phantom hacked into the Hero Factory system to post false missions instructing Dunkan Bulk and Von Ness to escort a freight convoy and instructing Jimi Stringer and Preston Stormer to travel to a worksite of the Aird Mining Corporation to oversee the relocation of Mining Robots from one region to another. At the worksite, Black Phantom recorded a message on XT4 and programmed him to think he was a new member of Alpha 1 Team until he received radio commands on a specific frequency. Speeda Demon followed Black Phantom's example to program sleeper commands into the mining robots belonging to the company.

When Stringer and Stormer arrived at the worksite, Black Phantom jammed their communications and sent the frequency that activated the sleeper program in the Mining Robots, causing them to attack the two Heroes. XT4 rescued Stormer and Stringer with his laser slicer, and although the Heroes were suspicious they took him aboard their Hero Craft. Once the Heroes arrived back at Hero Factory and XT4 was transported to a secure room, Black Phantom sent the frequency that activated XT4's secondary programming. Following the new commands, XT4 hijacked the Factory's security system and disabled Alpha 1 Team with a stun beam; he then stole a Hero Craft and traveled to Asteroid J-54, where he released Toxic Reapa and Voltix from their cells and played them Black Phantom's pre-recorded message inviting them to join the Legion of Darkness.

When Alpha 1 Team arrived at the asteroid in two Hero Craft, Black Phantom discovered that Splitface's freighter, en route to the prison, had been rigged with explosives and set on a collision course with Stringer and Stormer's Hero Craft. He chastised Splitface and Speeda Demon for compromising his plan, while they argued that his plan was too slow. To compensate for the setback, Black Phantom fired upon the Hero Craft, intentionally revealing his scout ship's presence. Stormer opened communications with the scout ship, and Black Phantom told him about the Legion of Darkness. Black Phantom activated controls that separated the cockpit of his ship from the wings and tail, then sped away at an incredible speed before the Heroes could react, leaving them in the path of the freighter. Moments later the freighter exploded, destroying the Hero Craft, though the Heroes survived.

A few days later, Black Phantom assembled the army of criminals XT4 had freed from the prison, as well as the original members of the Legion of Darkness, in the back room of a refueling station, celebrating the closing of the Hero Factory itself, and announcing his intent to move the Legion of Darkness into the now-vacant factory and establish it as their new headquarters.

Black Phantom sent Jawblade into the Makuhero Reservoir, from which he entered the factory and cut power to the external security systems, while Splitface, XT4, and the Legion of Darkness piloted two ships through the roof of the factory. However, when they were met by Stormer, Black Phantom ordered Speeda Demon, Voltix, Thornraxx, and Toxic Reapa to secure the Assembly Tower while he assisted XT4 and Splitface against Stormer in his scout ship. Stormer activated a number of untested prototype security systems, one of which severely damaged Black Phantom's scout ship. Black Phantom revealed to Stormer that the mission to capture the Hero Factory was never meant to succeed, and that the scheme had been a ruse to get the elite criminals of the Legion of Darkness captured, eliminating the competition they presented to him and giving him an unmatched reputation within the criminal underworld. Bulk, Stringer, and Von Ness arrived, forcing Black Phantom escaped. He arrived at the Assembly Tower to find the other villains slowly lowering Thresher by a crane towards a disassembly machine. Alpha 1 managed to rescue their team leader, and Stormer played a recording of Black Phantom's intent to betray the Legion. Together, Speeda Demon, Toxic Reapa, and Voltix took Black Phantom down, and then all four villains were captured by the four heroes and sent (with Jawblade and Splitface) to Asteroid J-54.

Black Phantom firing his Arachnix at Rocka

Black Phantom eventually escaped from prison, while the Hero Factory developed a galactic presence.

Breakout

Around one hundred years later, Black Phantom was part of a conspiracy to orchestrate a massive prison break from the secure Hero Factory holding cells in order to steal the building's structural plans. After the villain Voltix triggered Von Nebula's Black Hole Orb Staff, the staff created a massive vortex that blew apart the ceiling of the Factory. Every prisoner escaped into the vortex during the chaos, and all Heroes were recalled to be sent on individualized missions to recapture the criminals. While the prison was abandoned, Black Phantom secretly infiltrated the Factory through the hole in the ceiling, and set his Arachnix drone loose in the building. When all Heroes had been dispatched on their missions, the Arachnix captured and immobilized the Mission Managers, while Black Phantom activated the Factory's failsafe shield, cutting off all contact with the outside. However, Daniel Rocka, on a covert mission for the Hero Recon Team, had disobeyed orders and remained behind in the Factory, and began working with Chief Mission Manager Nathaniel Zib to undermine Black Phantom's efforts.

Black Phantom facing Rocka

Black Phantom used his new access to the Hero Factory server to copy and transmit the structural plans for the Factory to an ally, before discovering that Zib was in contact with Rocka. In an attempt to halt the Hero's progress through the Factory, Black Phantom sent his Arachnix drone out. However, Rocka was able to gain access to Akiyama Makuro's office and disable the shield, allowing his returning allies - Preston Stormer, Mark Surge, Nathan Evo, and William Furno - to enter the Factory and regroup as a team.

Black Phantom installed himself in the Assembly Tower, hoping to absorb enough energy from it to obliterate the Factory. When confronted by the Alpha 1 Team, Black Phantom sent his Arachnix swarms to slow them down while he increased his power levels. While the rest of the team took on the Arachnix, Rocka confronted Black Phantom, though in his powered-up state, the villain easily gained the upper hand in their fight. However, at Evo's suggestion, Rocka continued plugging Black Phantom into the tower, overloading his systems and defeating him in the process.

Alternate Universes

Reality 11275.6

Black Phantom received plans and schematics of Hero Factory from a traitorous Hero, Von Ness, and he formed the Legion of Darkness and destroyed the factory. Von Ness rebuilt himself to Von Nebula and started the Citadel crime syndicate, and Black Phantom became part of the inner circle. He was present when the main reality Alpha Team confronted Von Nebula.

Abilities and Traits

Black Phantom

Black Phantom is an extremely intelligent villain, organizing the Legion of Darkness and later helping to organize and take advantage of an unprecedented breakout. He is also very ruthless, does not hesitate to put his allies in danger of capture or injury for the sake of his own self-interest.

Black Phantom possesses great strength, enough to wield the massive staff that he carries. His impressive size also lends to his fearsome reputation.

Weapons

Black Phantom wields the heavy Razor Sabre Mace Staff in one hand, and owns a custom built Arachnix drone, which can multiply itself and target Black Phantom's enemies. He is also equipped with two sabre strikers on his back.

Set Information

6203 Black Phantom

Set 6203 Black Phantom was released in the first half of 2012 as the largest set of the "Breakout" line, and the only boxed set for that wave. The set contains 124 pieces, including a Hero Core printed with a 500-point code for use in the online game Breakout on HeroFactory.com. However, the Hero Core is not used in the construction of the set. Black Phantom's Arachnix drone can fire a spherical ammunition piece when its mandibles are squeezed.

Quotes

"Everyone has been too busy saying, 'Who are those robots?' That's the difference — I don't care who you are, what you stand for, or where you're from — I only care about where you're going."
― Black Phantom, Legion of Darkness

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