Watching "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" , at the start when the tank busts through the banks walls we first see the Phantom.

When he gets out the camera is focused on the Phantom's ring,

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To me it looks like it says "Women" in Japanese,

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Was there anything that stated what the ring was supposed to be or mean?


It's a Masonry symbol, not Japanese writing. Masons have been attributed virtually any and all kinds of conspiracies around the world, so if that "Phantom" is a negative character, the reasoning is pretty straight.

P.S: I didn't watch the movie, nor did I have the patience to read the graphic novel in its entirety; feel free to correct me.

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  • got a source for that? – KyloRen Sep 24 '16 at 9:35
  • BTW, did you answer the question before I posted? that was fast! – KyloRen Sep 24 '16 at 9:36
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    @KyloRen - click on your own image and enlarge it, you can see it's the same symbol. (although without the "G" at the centre, but nonetheless) – Gallifreyan Sep 24 '16 at 9:36
  • It looks the same to me, just wondering if you had a source to state that that was the actual meaning of the ring in the movie. I doubt it means he is a Japanese playboy BTW – KyloRen Sep 24 '16 at 9:38
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    The Freemasons are frequently associated with Shadow Government quackery; they're portrayed as an enigmatic group that manipulates world events from behind the scenes, with only a few knowing the truth. This is also a fairly accurate description of Moriarty in the Holmes canon, and of the Phantom/Moriarty/M in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Also Doyle was one – Jason Baker Sep 25 '16 at 19:41

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