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Sapphire Stagg (New Earth)

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Sapphire Stagg was the wealthy socialite daughter of industrialist Simon Stagg. She met and fell in love with one of Stagg's former employees, Rex Mason, and remained with him even when he began adventuring as the super-hero Metamorpho. Simon Stagg greatly disapproved of Sapphire's devotion to Mason, and was always scheming to break them apart; usually by putting Metamorpho into harm's way.

When Simon Stagg developed a chemical procedure to return Rex Mason to normal, Sapphire witnessed how her loved man decided to spend years in isolation in order to cure himself. In the meantime, Sapphire continued her life by moving out of her father's house and she bid for an ancient mansion that was on sale near Gotham City. However, one of the owners of the place didn't want the house to be sold and he hired a killer by the codename Bounty Hunter to kill all the bidders for the mansion. When the hit list became known, Stagg decided to take Metamorpho out of the process on the early stages in order to have him help protect Sapphire from the killer. Unfortunately, Sapphire was too reckless and she risked her life whe she went to the mansion by herself. She would've been killed by Bounty Hunter if Metamorpho and Batman had not showed up to save her.[1]

Some time later, Rex and Sapphire had an argument, after which Rex disappeared. Concerned about her beloved, Sapphire hired Batman's services for one million dollars that would be used for charity in order to locate Metamorpho.[2]

Sapphire and Rex eventually married and had a son together, Joey. Joey had inherited the transmutative properties of his father, but could also use these abilities to affect the chemical properties of other objects as well.

For a time, Sapphire believed that Metamorpho had died, and her father arranged for her to marry a man named Java. Java was an apish man, and one of Simon Stagg's experiments. Although she remained loyal to Java, her heart always belonged to Rex. Eventually, Sapphire discovered that Metamorpho was alive and was working in Paris as a member of Justice League Europe. The two have since reunited.

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.



Characters Metamorpho | Sapphire Stagg | Simon Stagg | Java | Element Girl | Joey Mason
Teams Justice League America | Justice League Europe | Outsiders | Doom Patrol
Villains Doc Dread | The Thunderer | Maxwell Tremaine | Ahk-Ton | The Phantom of Washington | Jillian Conway
Miscellanea Metamorphae | Elemental Transmutation | Orb of Ra | Stagg Mansion | Stagg Enterprises
Creators Bob Haney | Ramona Fradon | Sal Trapani | Mark Waid | Graham Nolan | Dan Jurgens
Comics Metamorpho (Volume 1) | Metamorpho (Volume 2) | Metamorpho: Year One | Batman and the Outsiders (Volume 1) | Batman and the Outsiders (Volume 2) | Outsiders (Volume 1) | Outsiders (Volume 3) | Justice League Europe

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