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The Phantom Zone is an alternate dimension first discovered by Kryptonian scientist Jor-El. After Jor-El created devices which could create passage into the Phantom Zone, the dimension was used by the Kryptonian council as a "humane" form of imprisonment.

A barren wasteland, inhabitants of the Phantom Zone reside in a ghost-like state of existence from which they can observe their original plane of existence but cannot physically interact with it. As a side effect, inhabitants do not age or require sustenance in the Phantom Zone and may develop telepathic abilities that can be used to affect their original plane of existence.

Previously, criminals were punished by being sealed into capsules and rocketed into orbit in suspended animation with Sunstone Crystals attached to their foreheads to slowly erase their criminal tendencies. Following the dimension's discovery the method was abolished in favor of the Phantom Zone, which was considered to be more humane and cost-efficient.

A Phantom Zone projector may be found in the Fortress of Solitude, which could be used to open a portal to the Zone.

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  • The Phantom Zone first appeared in Adventure Comics #283 (April, 1961)
  • The Phantom Zone has been independently discovered by the Bgztlians, the White Martians, and the villains Loophole, Prometheus, and the first Queen Bee; who call it the "Buffer Zone", the "Still Zone", the "Stasis Zone", the "Ghost Zone", and the "Honeycomb", respectively.
  • The Phantom Zone Goggles protect the wearer from being driven mad by the unreality of the Phantom Zone.

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Characters
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Villains Bizarro - Brainiac - Bruno Mannheim - Doomsday - General Zod - Hank Henshaw - Kalibak - King Shark - Lex Luthor - Livewire - Metallo - Mister Mxyzptlk - Non - Parasite - Toyman - Ultra-Humanite - Ultraman - Ursa - Xa-Du
Other Alura - Jimmy Olsen - Jonathan Kent - Jor-El - Krypto - Lana Lang - Livewire - Lois Lane - Lora - Maggie Sawyer - Martha Kent - Pete Ross - Zor-El
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Bottle City - Kryptonite - Kryptonian Bouncy Sphere - Phantom Zone Kryptonite Chunk - Phantom Zone Projector - Red Kryptonite - Sunstone Crystal
Weapons Parasite's Power Harness
Apparel Avatar Bombardier - Bizarro Cap - Brainiac Invader - Brainiac's Back-Mounted Cannons - Cadmus T-Shirt - Corrupted Kryptonian Gauntlets - Cybernetic Semblance - Daily Planet Cap - Doomsday's Savage Spines - Enhanced Lex Luthor Emblem - Fallen God - Future Luthor Eyepiece - Hijacked Servitor - House of El Warsuit - Kryptonian (Style) - Kryptonian Commander - Kryptonian Flexsuit - Kryptonian Medico - Kryptonian Military - Kryptonian Militia - Lex Luthor Emblem - LexCorp Salvation - LexCorp T-Shirt - Metallo's Maw - Phantom Zone Reaver - Plastic Lex Luthor Mask - Plastic Superman Mask - Power (Style) - Power Girl's Reinforced Grips - Shock Jock - Stalwart Defender - STAR Ex - STAR Labs Cap - STAR Labs Hoodie - Steel Cap - STEELsuit MK-1 - Sunstone Bulwark - Sunstone Edge - Superboy Hoodie - Supergirl's Kandorian Battleboots - Superman Hoodie - Superman's 80th Emblem - Talon Lord - Visitor's - Zonewalker
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Ace o' Clubs - Bottle City of Kandor - Daily Planet Building - Fortress of Solitude - Kent Family Farm - Krypton - LexCorp Tower - Metropolis - Phantom Zone - Smallville - Starrware Industries - Steelworks - Suicide Slums - Stryker's Island
PvE Fortress of Solitude: The Chasm - Fortress of Solitude: Power Core - Fortress of Solitude: Sunstone Matrix - Krypton: House of El
PvP Fortress of Solitude (PVP Map)
Miscellaneous
Brainiac's Forces - Daily Planet - Intergang - Justice League of America - LexCorp - Metropolis Fire Department - Metropolis Police Department - New Gods - OMAC - Phantom Zoners - Project CADMUS - Science Police - S.T.A.R. Labs - Team Superman
Brainiac's Bottle Ship - Darkseid's War Factory - Home Turf - Kandor Central Tower - Origin Crisis - The Bombshell Paradox - The Death of Superman - The Phantom Zone - The Science Spire - The Will of Darkseid
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