Being currently caught up with the King's War arc, and just rereading the whole series for kicks, it occurs to me that this may be the single other time in 412 pages that Erik gets called "Phantom", which is just further proof to me that the repetition of the effect in King's War definitely qualifies as Not A Bit Good.
No really, i am not getting what happened to Jareth, I know you said that this is him and not his doppleganger, when his clone came out of the mirror it implied that that is his doppleganger and not Jaerth and yet you say that this is him and not his doppleganger this is confusing me. What am I missing here?
Does the other explanation help any? I'm sorry, I'm not very good at putting things into actual words. The 'doppelganger' is not a separate entity, but the very darkness of his essence manifesting and taking him over.