Clockwork; all knowing master of time, plays witness to a future even he had not expected to see within his "looking glass," his own. A future that cannot be changed, no matter what sort of meddling he may try. An end of time itself, his own death at the hands of some unseen force that would eventually unravel the very essence of both the Ghost and Human realm without his power to stop it.
Taking heed to his own warning, Clockwork turns towards finding a spirit capable of learning and upholding the strands of time. Yet no other canidate seems capable of the strength and mindset for the job than the young, distrought, fifteen year old Danny Fenton, whom is just recovering from the shock of his own death.
Will Clockwork be able to convince the boy to take on the duty of guardian of time itself before it runs out on them?
Danny is not a half ghost. But a spiritual entity known as a Spirit Eater, or Phantasm. Taken under Clockwork's wing as an apprentice. Danny studies through spirit lore and the mysteries surrounding time as he travels and learns to adapt to being one of the Spirit World's 'top' predators, whether he likes it or not.