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Margaret Sawyer (New Earth)

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Information-silkReal NameMargaret "Maggie" Sawyer
Information-silkCurrent AliasMaggie Sawyer
Information-silkRelativesJames Buchanan Sawyer (ex-husband); Jamie Sawyer (daughter)
Information-silkAffiliationGCPD; Formerly Metropolis Special Crimes Unit and Star City Police Department
Information-silkBase Of OperationsGotham City; Formerly Metropolis, Star City
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusDivorced
Information-silkOccupationPolice Inspector
Information-silkHeight5' 10"
Information-silkWeight130 lbs (59 kg)
Information-silkHairLight Brown
Information-silkUniverseNew Earth
Information-silkPlace of BirthStar City
Information-silkCreatorsJohn Byrne
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Maggie Sawyer was born in Star City, and joined the police of her native city. When she rose to the rank of Lieutenant, she married her captain, James Buchanan Sawyer. They had one daughter together, Jamie, but the marriage stranded when Maggie determined she was a lesbian. They divorced, and Jim got the custody over Jamie. Maggie moved to Metropolis.[1]


In Metropolis, she joined the Special Crimes Unit, working in situations that would normally require Superman but without the assistance of the Man of Steel. She also began dating Toby Raynes, a reporter for the Metropolis Star.

As Superman's primary police contact and a no-nonsense cop, she was a source of constant aggravation for the Man of Steel when she tried to prove that the police were more efficient than vigilantes. Eventually Superman rescued her during a terrorist plot and things were smoothed out between the two. Still, as a Captain, Maggie often overstepped her rank by ordering around officers who were above her, angering some. Following the death of Superman, William Henderson promoted her to Inspector, resolving the issue.


When Michael Akins became Commissioner of Gotham City, Maggie was transferred to head up the Major Crimes Unit of the Gotham City Police Department. This put a strain on her relationship with Toby, as the reporter opted to stay in Metropolis. After Harvey Bullock uncovered rampant corruption in Gotham PD, Maggie was one of the few people associated with Akins to remain on the force.


After the events of Final Crisis, Maggie and Toby's long-distance relationship ended. When she met Kate Kane at a dance, she asked Kate to dance and for her number.[2]

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