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Simon Stagg is an inventor and the founder and CEO of Stagg Enterprises. His company is responsible for pioneering new, innovative methods in the fields of engineering, chemistry and genetics. Stagg, an unscrupulous man by nature, always resented the fact that his daughter, Sapphire, fell in love with the adventurer Rex Mason. Mason, a former employee of Stagg's, is more popularly known as Metamorpho – the Element Man.

Simon always concocted various schemes to keep Sapphire and Rex apart – some of which, even put Metamorpho's life at great risk. Simon Stagg was responsible for genetically engineering the sentient Neanderthal man known as Java. He kept Java under his employ as his personal bodyguard and chauffeur.

Stagg tried to redeem himself by creating a chemical procedure that would turn Metamorpho back to normal, but he was forced to take Rex out of the process during the early stages because Sapphire was being threatened by a hired killer and Stagg wanted Metamorpho to protect her.[1]

Stagg later manipulated events, forcing Sapphire Stagg to leave Rex and marry Java. Sapphire remained with Java for several years, but never gave up her love for the Element Man.

Although Simon Stagg is not a villainous person by nature, his obsessive need to control his daughter's life has often placed him in opposition to Metamorpho. To this day, he still endeavors to keep the two apart.

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  • 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.

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Metamorpho
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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