PHANTOM (Putrefying, Heinous And Nectrotizing Terrorism On Man) is a Slavic, and would be international, terrorist organization and the main villainous organization of the monster series Defenders of Earth. It is also a very minor antagonist in its spin off The Mammal Wars.
It is the second largest organization made by the wiki founder; only the Alliance of Russia and East Europe is larger than it; PHANTOM makes its first appearance in Kilarth, at least where it's named.
PHANTOM is a Slavic terrorist organization based in Russia as well as the whole of Eastern Europe that serves as the main human antagonists of Defenders of Earth. It is currently engaged in a turf war with the Eastern Vixens and the organization's women have commonly engaged in fights on Vixen territory.
However, it is not alone because the organization has ties to the Vixen's second closest rival which is another criminal organization known as the Lionesses of Turkey. The aim of PHANTOM is to turn humanity against well meaning dragons so as to undermine humanity's trust in many of the dragons and ultimately first take over Eastern Europe and then take over the West.
The organization's goal is world domination like its original incarnation and it is the only organisation which wants such a goal, Alongside the Eastern Vixens, PHANTOM is spread out almost all of Eastern Europe with the exceptions being Belarus, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovakia.
Alongside the leader of the Demon Empire, Nelarth, Lord of the Black, PHANTOM is the main villainous organization of the monster series Defenders of Earth. In the series, it is based only in Russia and the Slavic world with the exceptions of Belarus, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovakia along with their enemies in the form of the Eastern Vixens.
PHANTOM is also shown to have just one ally in Defenders, which is also its usual ally in the form of the Lionesses of Turkey which it uses to assist in the kidnapping of Vixen Boyana Strashilova. It also appears to have some links to SPECTRE from the James Bond films owing to its goals of world domination and using a marine animal as its logo.
It aims to gain world domination in the following means: To turn opinion against well meaning dragons such as Firroth and also hoping to exploit the Reptile Wars to create a huge war in which the East and West will be destroyed so PHANTOM can take over the East and then the West.
In The Mammal Wars, PHANTOM plays a more minor role owing to the series eventual focus on the Animals as the series goes by. By this point, the Vixens have expanded into the West and are now based in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, England, the Netherlands and Scandinavia and despite not wanting to join the Vixen-PHANTOM conflict, the Western Vixens are described as being forced to because of the events of Return to Buckinghamshire.
An additional reason for this is because of Jomnune as the Vixens feel that he was sent to England by PHANTOM to kill Seslinian so England would be open to attack. It is also thanks to the Hyena that the Vixens are forced undercover because of the government deploying 2,550 armed police officers on the streets. In Defenders, PHANTOM was based in the East but now seeks to grow its influence into the West as well.
It is also speculated in Outback Vixen and The Siege of Sheephouse Wood that Jomnune and Flamiglaux were sent to dispose of Seslinian and the organization will also send more animals for Seslinian to fight. It is also shown in Seslinian vs Zebiccoon that PHANTOM has three more allies: GARGOYLE based in the Middle East and Afghanistan, SILENCE based in South Asia apart from Bhutan and the Maldives and TERROR based in Laos, Burma, Vietnam and China.
These organizations all share the same goal as PHANTOM in the form of world domination and the organization itself is shown to be more bolder than in Defenders as it takes more prisoners in the form of Forbflaith Hennessy and imprisoning her in front of their allies in a state where she is unlikely to be released for a long time and after her imprisonment, the Women of the Night.
Identification and uniformMales that serve under PHANTOM are not well recognized because many of their men operate in the shadows unlike its women which are the ones that are most likely to be seen. No one has been able to identify the attire worn by male PHANTOM members because no one outside of PHANTOM has seen any members. However, PHANTOM's women are recognized in the same way that their opponents, the Vixens are recognized:
Women in PHANTOM are recognized by bodysuits typically made of leather or latex, often with utility belts, gloves and low heeled boots. And much like the Vixens, PHANTOM's women accessorize with many also adopting corsets in addition to utility belts though there is another style common among PHANTOM women: They wear a corset, then utility belts across them in order to gain a snug fit around their waist.
Captured victims of PHANTOM that have been brainwashed are often stripped and redressed into catsuits with the most notable example being Forbflaith Hennessy who is brainwashed then redressed into the catsuit she wears during her time with PHANTOM. The only exceptions to this are the Women of the Night who are permitted to keep their clothing as they already wear leathers suggesting that PHANTOM only change the clothes of those they kidnap.