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- Sacrifices must be made. I didn't come to rule Charneltown by being nice.
- — Doctor Phosphorous src
Alexander Sartorius, preferring to be called Doctor Phosphorous, is the ruler of the underground city of Charneltown that lay beneath Arkham Asylum in Gotham City. With the power to absorb and dispel radiation, Phosphorous was a kind ruler to his people and sought peace between his clan and the rival Warhogs that threatened them.
Phosphorous had Catwoman deliver his daughter Princess Tinderbox to the Warhogs to marry the leader's son Rake as a symbol of peace between their civilizations. The deal went sour, so Phosphorus went to fight the leader Warhog to begin the war between them.
However, their fight caused the cave they were in to crumble over top of them, killing Warhog and Tinderbox. Phosphorous was devastated over the death of his daughter, whose corpse he held in his arms after escaping.
Powers and Abilities
- Leadership: Doctor Phosphorous leads a tribe of disciples in Charneltown, an underground city in Gotham.
- Tactical Analysis
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic)
- Doctor Phosphorus (Alex Sartorius) was created by Steve Englehart and Walt Simonson, first appearing in Detective Comics #469. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Ann Nocenti, Rafa Sandoval, and Scott McDaniel's New 52 Catwoman series.
- 23 Appearances of Alexander Sartorius (Prime Earth)
- 5 Images featuring Alexander Sartorius (Prime Earth)
- 3 Quotations by or about Alexander Sartorius (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Alexander Sartorius (Prime Earth)
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