|First appearance:||"Terror in Mawitaan"|
|Created by:||Tony DePaul and Graham Nolan|
Chatu, also known as "The Python" is an international terrorist originally from Bangalla.
Fictional Character Biography
He has been sentenced to death in his absence, found guilty of murders in a dozen countries. Chatu is of the Wambesi tribe, but he did not carry out his crimes in his native Bangalla. After hiding with his soldiers in Rhodia, he returned to Bangalla where he lived openly at a Mawitaan hotel. By threatening to blow up the nearby Government Center, where children of soldiers and police are cared for, he believed he could avoid the law. However, the Phantom intervened and confronted Chatu. With help from a suicide bomber, Chatu managed to escape, thinking he had killed the Phantom in the process.
Chatu and some of his men managed to hide in the jungle, but were found by Rhodian soldiers who had crossed the border into Bangalla. Chatu and his men managed to suprise the soldiers and by killing them they had access to equipment, weapons and a helicopter. As the Phantom learned of this, he set out into the jungle and slowly began to overpowe Chatu's men. After realising that the Phantom wasn't dead, Chatu began to believe there could be some truth to the legends of the Phantom's immortality.
Again, Chatu managed to escape barely, believing he had killed the Phantom. Chatu's next plan was to extract ebola virus from bats to use for extortion. However, he contracted the virus himself in the process, and was saved by the Phantom and Guran - even though this meant that the Phantom risked his own life. Finally, the Phantom could send Chatu to the authorities, and he was inprisoned in Boomsby.
This list of appearances is considered to be complete, with reservations for the possibility of mistakes.
Daily and Sunday stories
|"Terror in Mawitaan"||DePaul||Nolan||first appearance|
|"The Python of Bangalla"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"Justice for the Python"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Death of Diana Palmer Walker"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Phantom At Sea"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"Terror Cells of New York"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Trail to Gravelines Prison"||DePaul||Ryan|
|"The Nomad"||DePaul||Ryan, Barreto|
|"The Shadows of Rune Noble"||DePaul||Barreto, Ryan, Beatty|
|"The Power House Gang"||DePaul||Beatty||mentioned only|