|“||Show me the power! Show me the power! Show me the power!||„|
|~ Xander Drax|
Xander Drax is the main antagonist in the 1996 film The Phantom.
He is portrayed by Treat Willaims, who also portrayed Arnold Friend in Smooth Talk.
Not long before the Nazis hit it big, the world was threatened by Xander Drax, a corrupt businessman and eccentric madman obsessed with capturing the Skulls of Touganda, three artifacts that supposedly possess incredible power. Drax and his goons scour the planet looking for the skulls and, in the process, become enemies with the do-gooder Phantom. This hero in a purple suit seems to have been defending justice in the Bengalla woods for hundreds of years, and Drax's henchman Quill even claims to have killed the Phantom at one point.
Drax is being investigated by a newspaper publisher back in New York City, and soon takes his daughter, Diana hostage. Diana's old flame Kit Walker is actually the alter ego of the Phantom, so the Ghost Who Walks conveniently shows up to try and rescue the damsel in distress. Eventually, Drax and his goons are too much for the Phantom, and the entire crew finds itself headed to the friendly-sounding Devil's Vortex to locate the final skull. They run into the Singh Brotherhood, led by The Great Kabai Sengh, protectors of the skull and sworn enemies of the Phantom. Drax captures the third skull and witnesses their incredible power, much too late to realize he cannot control it. Drax is eventually killed when the Phantom turns an energy beam from the Skulls back on him, causing his entire body to disintegrate.
Drax is enigmatic and larger than life, with an ego unmatched by any man. He seems to take great joy in his wicked deeds, including hiding a pair of razor blades for a scientist in his microscope. Drax has no allegiances, always watching out for number one, but you have to think he was too naive to think he could control a power so legendary as the Skulls of Touganda.