Doctor Phosphorus
Doctor Phosphorus
Personal Info:
Real Name: Alex Sartorius
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Gotham City
First Appearance: Detective Comics 469
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman and Starman
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Body Transformation-self: Dr. Phosphorus' body is composed of organic phosphorus that burns on contact with the air, emitting poisonous fumes and glowing with a radioactive flame.
Dr. Sartorius was a wealthy member of Gotham City's exclusive Tobacconists' Club who invested his life savings in a private nuclear power plant being constructed at sea. The builders cut corners on the project, and when Sartorius inspected it he noticed a crack in the reactor core. As it exploded he dove behind a pile of sandbags, causing millions of red-hot sand grains to be driven through his body. The radiation changed the sand from silicon to phosphorus, and Sartorius' body was mutated into a pure phosphorus form. His mind became unhinged, and calling himself Dr. Phosphorus he began a campaign of terror against Gotham City.