Phantom was a Dark Hunter with a rather bizarre origin story. He was originally a humble crafter from an island far from Metru Nui which had no Toa. His people felt the need for a hero and selected him for a "rebuilding project." After numerous experiments, including exposure to a variant of energized protodermis, Phantom emerged with increased strength, the power of limited flight, dramatically improved eyesight, and the ability to turn invisible. His career as a hero, however, was short-lived. The locals were ashamed and frightened of what they had done and shunned him. Disheartened and without purpose, Phantom was easily recruited into the Dark Hunters. His conscience proved to make him of limited use on missions.