Alias
Dr. Phosphorus
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Dr. Sartorius


(First Name Unknown)


Occupation

Criminal

Physician


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Gotham City
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations

Gotham City

Opal City


Height
5' 11"
Weight
170 lbs.
Eye Color
Red
Hair Color
White
Known Powers

Radioactive phosphorus exposure resulting in an epidermis which combust with contact with oxygen emitting a poisonous fume and pure white radioactive flame which burns anything it comes into contact with.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Batgirl II

Batman I

Starman VII


Regularly Appearing

Detective Comics

Starman Vol. 2


First Appearance
Detective Comics #469 (May, 1977)
Creator
Steve Englehart & Walt Simonson
Origin

A prestigious member of the Gotham City business community, Dr. Sartorius was coaxed into investing his life savings into a private nuclear power plant being constructed at sea beyond the international sea border. Mounting expenses forced the builders to cut corners on construction and when Sartorius was inspecting his investment he noticed the reactor had a crack.


Taking cover behind sandbags the reactor exploded. The radiation converted the silicon into phosphorus as it embedded into Sartorius' body. His body turned to living phosphorus and his mind unhinged he began a campaign of terror against Gotham City as the deadly burning, Dr. Phosphorus.