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Phantom Stranger
Phantom Stranger BTBATB

Real Name

Judas Iscariot







Abilities and Powers

Ghostly Powers

First Appearance

Chill of the Night!

Voiced By

Kevin Conroy

"What would you have, Spectre? Batman to become like you: dispensing punishment without mercy, growing just as dark as the villains he fights?" - Phantom Stranger expressing his differing views on "justice" to Spectre.



No one knows exactly how the Phantom Stranger came to be and very few actually know of his existence. The most common belief is that he's an angel who attempted to stop the rebellion of Lucifer, but was stripped of his wings and condemned by his treacherous brethren to walk the Earth forever. The Phantom Stranger represents redemption and justice and adheres to a strong moral code. In the episode 'Chill of the Night', The Phantom Stranger and The Spectre make a wager to see if Batman will kill his parents' murderer, a weapons dealer named Joe Chill, or uphold justice and spare him with the prize being Batman's very soul. The Phantom Stranger helps Batman uncover the motive behind his parents' murder and tells Batman to temper his rage and spare Chill. Ultimately, Batman spares Chill and the Spectre and Phantom Stranger go their own ways.

Powers and Abilities[]

The Phantom Stranger is a being of cosmic power capable of virtually any feat. However, he cannot directly intervene with Human affairs but can only assist.



  • The legendary Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman from Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League and more, voices the Phantom Stranger.
  • In the comics, the Phantom Stranger was offered membership in the Justice League, but never even attended his induction ceremony, yet he was still considered a member.