At first it seemed that Metamorpho (Rex Mason) was appearing in two places at once but Mason later tells the Outsiders that their Metamorpho is a regrown fragment of his own body. Metamorpho attempts to re-assimilate the clone but the team try to convince him that the clone deserves the chance to lead his own life. Metamorpho reluctantly agrees and allows the clone to remain alive with the team.

This new Metamorpho takes the name Shift and developed a relationship with the android from the future Indigo. He became very depressed over her death. Eventually Shift willingly chose to be re-assimilated into Metamorpho, because he had killed several people. Metamorpho has stepped in to fill Shift's position in the Outsiders. It was later revealed a full account of Shift's crimes, it is revealed he had inadvertently killed 44 people during Black Lightning's escape from Iron Heights Penitentiary.


  • Molecular Reconstruction: Shift can transmute his body to any of a wide variety of elemental compounds and form it to his will. He can alter the shapes and consistencies of these elements and combine them to form complex compounds. Rex can assume forms of gas, liquid or solid states.
  • Superhuman Durability: The nature of Rex's body provides him with natural body armor offering damage resistance from blunt attacks and energy attacks.
  • Metamorphosis: Metamorpho can also shape parts and portions of his body instead of the whole. He can form such complex shapes as a tank and a bicycle and such simple forms as a cloud or a spring.
  • Elasticity
  • Transmutation: Shift can also alter the sub-molecular composition of matter he comes in contact with by touch. Using this aspect of his powers he was able to transmute Indigo into oganic matter, killing her in the process.[1]



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This character is or was primarily a member of the super-hero team known as the Outsiders, in any of its various incarnations. They are a black ops team dedicated to fighting evil and taking the fall in public opinion that bigger groups like the Justice League cannot, started by Batman to avoid being crippled by public relations needs. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Outsiders members" category.