Let's play ball!
~ The Phantom Virus
Welcome to the final level! You're in the major leagues now!
~ The Phantom Virus to the gang.

The Phantom Virus is the main antagonist of Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, and the PlayStation video game version of the same name. He is an anthropomorphic computer virus who was created by Bill McLemore to try and deliberately destroy a college student's project to achieve a lot of money.

He was voiced by Gary Anthony Sturgis, who also played Ebon in Static Shock, The Destructinator in Wishology, and Trogaar in Teen Titans.

Animated Appearances

A laser for transferring material items into the virtual world was mysteriously and improperly used to extract the Phantom Virus into the real world of the university's lab, escaping to the greater campus. There it would wreak havoc and chaos, starting with attacking Eric.

Once the Mystery Inc. gang are accidentally transferred into the game by accident, they compete with the virus through ten levels and conquer various monsters in different locations within the game. In order to defeat the virus, the gang must find the Scooby Snacks box in each level and progress to the end.

During the final level, which is in a city with a carnival, the Virus assembles the Creeper, Jaguaro, the Gator Ghoul, the Tar Monster, and Old Iron Face (old enemies from Mystery Inc.'s past) to destroy the Mystery gang until the Virus is destroyed when Scooby grabs the last box of Scooby Snacks, along with the monsters he assembled.

It was revealed by clues left by the virus that a student at a university named Bill McLemore made the virus because his baseball video game project was not picked by Professor Kaufman, so he exacted revenge on the Professor and his favored student Eric Staufer (whose video game design was chosen) by creating the Phantom Virus. Bill ends up getting foiled and arrested. Whether the virus did this out of betrayal or programming is currently unknown.

There were several suspects as to who created the virus — including Professor Kaufman and Officer Wembley.

Video Game Appearances

The Phantom Virus appears as both the main antagonist and final boss of the videogame Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase.


The Phantom Virus is an extremely ruthless, evil, cunning and manipulative individual who has an obsession with baseball mirrored by his creator which were the gangs main clues as to who the culprit was. He has the ability to extract data from various electrical devices as well as control machines and cables. However, the Virus was weak in close proximity to magnets causing agonizing deformation or even the inability to move.

Physical Appearance

The Phantom Virus is a glowing form of pure electrical energy shaped as an evil entity with a seemingly artificial intelligence. He is light blue in color and only clothed for disguises between levels, (i.e.: Space suit, baseball jersey). He also has yellow eyes with blue pupils.

Powers and Abilities

If you thought my hitting was good, wait til you see my pitching!
~ The Phantom Virus attacking the gang with energy balls.
The Phantom Virus has the ability to steal the network and data from every computer in the world. Another fierce ability, he can shoot, well, there is no other aspect, but lightning. In the final level in the movie, he created a giant source of balls flying around all over the place like a tornado.


When I held up a magnetic bar in defense... it seemed to have an adverse effect on the virus.
~ Professor Kaufman explaining about the virus weakness to magnetism.
The Phantom Virus is composed of electromagnetic energy, which makes him vulnerable to magnetism. Similar to Superman's weakness to kryptonite, the Phantom Virus gets weakened if he gets too close to a strong magnet.





  • The Phantom Virus looks similar to the Ice Demon from the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode "Snow Place Like Home".
  • On the VHS/DVD cover, the Phantom Virus is white instead of light blue.
  • The Phantom Virus is similar to fellow Warner Bros. virus Swayzak.


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