"Wicked Cultured"

Film: Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Alias: The Phantom

Type: Natural

Location: Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Who doesn't like to go to the theatre? Sure, it can seem a little upper-crust at times, but it's a perfect way to appreciate high-culture. Just make sure a mask-wearing maniac isn't pulling the strings.

History: A deformed escapee from Devil's Island, Erik had a penchant for committing crime while in the company of some high-class music. However, he took his love of it too far, and demanded that the right people be playing in the theatre he secretly resided in. In particular, there's a young actress he's obsessed with, and he'll do anything to get his hands on her.

Notable Kills: What's that? Today's play doesn't star the right actress? Drop a big chandelier on the audience! That'll show them!

Final Fate: Eventually, an angry mob catches up to Erik, and chases him into a river, where he is thrown to drown. But not before pretending to unveil a weapon in mad defiance to scare them.

Powers/Abilities: Apparently, Erik has rigged the entire theatre to be filled with tricks and traps with his mighty intellect.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Erik is not only a criminal mastermind, but he's pretty darn ugly too. No wonder he kept that mask on. Hell, when his face is infamously revealed, audiences at the time fainted at the sight!

Trivia: -Erik was played by Lon Chaney, whose array of roles involving makeup got him the moniker, "The Man of a Thousand Faces".

-In the original ending to the novel, Erik dies of a broken heart from the actress leaving him. Director Rupert Julian wanted to be as faithful to the source material as possible, but audiences wouldn't let him.

Image Gallery

Not a good way to move when the current comes in.

"Now, the party can begin!"

That robe must be a pain to walk in.

"What do you mean I should get rid of my mohawk, dear?"

Is that a diamond in his left eye?

No capes!

At least he's a phantom now.

It's only his dental hygiene that gets to me.

"This is fine."

"Accept me for who I am! I can't breathe in this thing!"

"I am also a Taurus, believe it or not."

So, the Phantom is actually a girl?

"My opera house! MINE!"

"Evening, ladies and gentlemen..."