Yep, most of us asked the question. at least once.
How did phantoms get to Jamaa in the first place?
Now the oldest legend says that phantoms where created AFTER Zios disappeared - After he had gone mysteriously Mira cried, and her tears formed into the dark creatures than we call phantoms.
But what about the video, "The return of the Alphas" though?
It showed Zios - rather than disappearing being destroyed BY the phantoms.
But the legend said that the Phantoms formed after Mira cried at the loss of her companion.
So did phantoms somehow exist before?
No one knows - but perhaps they did.
Maybe the phantoms where only shadows at first - they came to Jamaa to grow stronger, bigger, and more powerful.
But who killed Zios?
I doubt it was an ordinary, normal phantom.
Remember that large, "monster" phantom in the Return Of The Alphas?
He's the main suspect. I mean, he's large, powerful and probably the first king of the phantoms.
Also, he was probably the first phantom - then he created the phantoms. However, they needed to be more powerful rather then just shadows so they came to Jamaa, Killing Zios for power. However, it wasn't Zios who gave them their powers - instead it was the tears of Mira.
Since it says the elements from her tears mixed with the phantom's darkness in the old legend, those elements where probably what gave them their powers.
But that's just my theory.
But then again - the phantom pit?
Did the origin of phantoms come from that hole? Perhaps underground, there's a place teeming with phantoms. It's like a phantom factory, new phantoms made everyday.
Maybe that's how the Alphas can defeat the phantoms, by exploring the hole and shutting down whatever's making the phantoms. Do you think there will be an adventure like that soon?
And how do you think that phantoms came to Jamaa?