Simon Stagg is a male comic character who features in DC Comics.
It was known that he had a younger brother named Beowulf Stagg with their father giving him a golden watch as a gift. (Action Comics v1 #417)
Beowulf Stagg died and left a will asking his brother Simon to care for his son Randall Stagg. At some point afterwards, a group of spies approached Randall where they used hypnosis to turn him into their agent and wanted him to steal the secrets of Stagg. The boy met his uncle and was taken in where his conditioning triggered causing him to secretly take copies of any formula or other secrets that were to be sent to his handlers. (Action Comics v1 #417)
Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events. He was the head of Stagg Energy and Technology where he employed Rex Mason on a number of ventures. Simon's scientists discovered a strange energy reading from a remote region of Egypt and dispatched Mason to investigate where he encountered the Orb of Ra that transformed him into Metamorpho. Stagg had Metamorpho returned to his corporate headquarters for research and study where he kept Mason under control through the Orb as he sought the energy applications of the technology. (Legends of Tomorrow v1 #1)
Personality and attributes
Due to his wealth, he tended to be known as Mr. Millions. (Brave and the Bold v1 #57)
He also had a younger brother named Beowulf Stagg who did not become successful and died but he was survived by a son named Randall Stagg who was Simon's nephew. (Action Comics v1 #417)
Powers and abilities
- Simon Stagg was created by Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon where he made his first appearance in the Brave and the Bold v1 #57 (January, 1965).
In other media
- In Justice League, Simon Stagg appeared in the animated television series set in the DC Animated Universe in the episode "Metamorphosis" where he was voiced by actor Earl Boen.
- In Beware the Batman, Simon Stagg appeared in the animated television series starting from the episode "Hunted" where he was voiced by actor Jeff Bennett.
- In The Flash, Simon Stagg appeared in the setting of the live-action television series set in the Arrowverse in the episode "Fastest Man Alive" where he was portrayed by actor William Sadler.
- In Young Justice, Simon Stagg appeared in the setting of the animated television series in the episode "Triptych". As the head of Stagg Industries, he became concerned over the rise of Metahumans in the world and believed that this would result in a Meta War. Thus, he used a front company called Branchwater Security to free Metahuman criminals who were then subjected to mind control nanobots by the Mad Hatter and were then deployed on missions of corporate sabotage. Thus, Stagg was fuelling the events that he was preparing to fight against but the agents of Batman Incorporated came to stop his operations leading to his arrest after Oracle revealed his activities to the public.
- In Batman: Arkham Knight, Simon Stagg appeared in the setting of the video game where he was voiced by actor Phil Proctor. In his in-game profile, he was described as a philanthropised and entrepreneur from Central City that was researching airborne inoculation technology with him being accused of human rights violations.
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