Quote1 Someone such as yourself, who has faced a handicap and learned to overcome it, deserves not pity -- but praise! You're a remarkable woman, Cassandra Craft! Quote2
-- Phantom Stranger src

Cassandra Craft was born blind, but her lack of sight was balanced with a strange and strong affinity for the unknown and the occult. However, her first real contact with supernatural forces was while she was living in Manhattan. Certain night in the subway, Cassandra noticed a mystic disturbance and approached the source, only to find a man beaten and lying unconscious on the ground. Cassandra took the man back to her apartment, where the man recovered and learned of Cassandra's abilities. He explained that he had lost his powers and using her medium abilities, Cassandra learned that a magical source was draining the man's abilities from somewhere in Egypt. The two of them travelled there and Cassandra was hypnotized by the pseudo-immortal alchemist Tannarak, who used her abilities to revive the Phoenix. Fortunately, Tannarak was defeated and Cassandra was saved by her unknown friend, who recovered his powers and decided to continue his path alone, not revealing his true identity to her as the Phantom Stranger.[1]

After this adventure, Cassandra moved to San Francisco, where she opened a magical item shop. Eventually, Cassandra became one of the foremost minds on all things magical many magicians and other magic-types have frequented her shop for items, information or Cassandra's winning personality.



  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.