SAPPHIRE STYX

Real Name: Sapphire Styx

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Roche's gang

AffiliationsInquisitor, Razor-Fist, Roche

Enemies: O'Donnell, Tyger Tiger (Jessan Hoan), Wolverine (James Howlett)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Roche's estate in Madripoor

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#1/1 (early September, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: She could drain the life-force from other people on contact particularly with a kiss. She was also capable to use a handgun, but she hardly used one. Sapphire Styx is also unusually strong because the energy she drains from other people adds to both her beauty and strength. The more energy she absorbs, the more strong and beautiful she gets.

 

History:

(Marvel Comics Presents I#1) - Sapphire was present in the Princess Bar when Wolverine defeated some of Roche's men. She posed as a hostage and Wolverine saved her by scaring her tormentor off. She applauded and gave Wolverine a kiss, but when he mentioned Dave Chapel she pulled out a gun like everyone else in the bar.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#2) - She put away her gun after everyone else did and continued to bother Wolverine until he left the bar.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#3) - Later Sapphire found Wolverine lying on the street and offered him to stay at her place, but he didn't want to. Sapphire didn't want to let him go and started to drain his life-force by forcing a kiss on him. Wolverine pushed her away, but she followed him and after Wolverine was hit by Razor-Fist she continued to drain his life-force until he went unconscious.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#4) - When Wolverine woke up again Sapphire entered the room and drained his life-force again. She loved his primal essence and felt sorry that she had to leave him to Roche's mercy. Sapphire watched Wolverine being tortured and smoked a cigarette because it became so boring and Wolverine wasn't willing to talk. Sapphire left with the room with everyone else when Wolverine lost consciousness again.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#5 - BTS) - Wolverine met Sapphire Styx and Roche's other men in a nightmare.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#7) - Sapphire watched with Roche O'Donnell's execution and she thought that it was unfair that Razor-Fist got all the fun, but Razor-Fist missed because Roche wanted to torment O'Donnell further.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#8) - Roche sent Sapphire to O'Donnell and she drained O'Donnell's life-force until she was shot by Tyger Tiger.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#9) - Sapphire attacked Tyger Tiger after she had beaten the Inquisitor and used all her power to throw Tyger Tiger around and drain her life-force, but Tyger Tiger bit Sapphire in her throat and she let Tyger go. After that Tyger burnt Sapphire's face with Inquisitor's heated iron, but Tyger collapsed and Sapphire fled with Inquisitor from Roche's estate.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#131 (fb) - BTS) - Sapphire returned to her mischievous ways and stole a small box from Tyger Tiger.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#131) - Tyger sent Wolverine after Sapphire to retrieve the box. At midnight he found Sapphire at Madripoor's harbor. She tried to seduce him, but he didn't give in to her offers, instead taking the box from her and beating her up.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#131 - BTS) - After being beaten up by Wolverine Sapphire Styx got into further trouble as Tyger Tiger had already made some arrangements for her.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, John Buscema & Klaus Janson.

Thanks to Anthony Durrant for an addition to the power section.

In the last image Sapphire is in the dark. She didn't turn blue.

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sapphire Styx has no known connection to:


images:
Marvel Comics Presents I#4, p2, pan1 (main image)
Marvel Comics Presents I#3, p6, pan5 (head shot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#131, p, pan (newer look)


Appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents I#1-3 (September, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer9, John Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Terry Kavanagh & Michael Higgins (#1-2) (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#4-5 (October, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer9, John Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#7 (November, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer9, John Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#8-9 (December, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer9, John Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#131 (June, 1993) - James Felder (writer), Dennis Jensen (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)


Last updated: 03/15/05

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