Raphael, also known by his alter-ego Phantom R, is the protagonist of the 3DS game Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure. In his day to day life he is a normal, unassuming boy, polite and respectful to all that he meets. He is well known in his neighbourhood and seems to get on with pretty much everyone. However, Raphael's secret identity, Phantom R, is not so well liked. Sought after by the police, Phantom R is a famous art thief who, rather bizarrely, steals famous pieces of art only to return the very same pieces soon after.
While seen as a rather audacious nuisance to the authorities, Raphael is actually doing good with his work. The pieces of art that he steals are forgeries created by his own father (who went missing years before) and Raphael replaces them with the originals.
Both in and out of disguise, Raphael is aided by his faithful dog Fondue, as well as his love interest Marie and a girl named Charlie, the daughter of the police chief.
Phantom R is something of a cult figure in Paris and is rarely seen as a menace by many outside of the police force. A large number of Phantom R impersonators in and around the city allow R to be slightly more relaxed in public places, with most assuming that he is just another doppelgänger instead of the real deal.