I'm a big fan of the Phantom Stranger. Part of the reason for this is his utter badassery.
But the other part of it is, for all of his cryptic spooky babbling, he's actually a pretty nice guy, and for knowing pretty much everything and anything that the writer requires him to know, he doesn't seem to be absolutely serious all the time; in fact, sometimes it seems that he borders on secretly being a daydreamer. It's a nice quirk.
Here's some fun:
This was during Hal Jordan's turn as the Spectre. As the Spectre is an old friend, P.S. kindly agreed to babysit Hal's niece while he's... off doing something. I don't remember what it is, being honest.
Yes, the Stranger can do almost anything with his powers. Including throwing Candyland so that little girls win.
On a totally random, but sort-of related note, does Hal's niece exist anymore, or was she scrapped in the midst of some universe-altering crisis or another?
Oh, certainly, he could just poof wherever it is he needs to go. He's done it before; he's more prone to the Stealth Hi Bye thing than bloody Batman is. But something about this random little panel seems to be a bit on the dreamy side. (The lady he's talking to is Cassandra Craft--who was his girlfriend back in the day. I don't know if she still exists, honestly, but she was pretty awesome, too, and I wish I had more stuff featuring her.)
I think that P.S., for as cryptic and spooky as he is, actually does quite like the other heroes and the people around him. It's just that, for some reason or another, he's not very good at getting too close to folks. But here, he plays some slightly subtexty friendly chess with Dr Thirteeen. (On a totally random note, we need some more Dr Thirteen love in this community.)
And don't forget, under all the cryptic spooky nonsense, he's just the same as you and me, and he's sick of reading GRIMDARK comics all the time, and would rather just read a nice Christmas story.
I mean, P.S. has to be the coolest guy in the DCverse. Could you see Batman doing this? No. No, I don't think so.