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Metamorphae are a class of superpowered beings existing in the fictional DC Comics universe. Metamorphae are humans who have been transformed by the sun god Ra to serve as warriors in his battle against the god Apep (also known as the serpent that never dies). Metamorphae are beings with the ability to shapeshift and change into any element found in the human body, or any combinations thereof.

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PublisherDC Comics
Place of originEarth
Inherent abilitiesShapeshifting

To date six different metamorphae have been chronicled:

Metamorpho's son Joey Stagg inherited abilities similar to those of his father's, but was not an actual Metamorph. Joey Stagg could affect the elements around him instead of those part of him. These days, he has lost this metahuman ability.

The lifespan of metamorphae is unknown. Algon was said to have lived two thousand years before his demise in a volcano.

As Death pointed out to Element Girl, the god Apep died some 3,000 years ago. Death claims to have informed Ra of this, but Ra continues to create metamorphae regardless, suggesting that he is unable to understand or accept that his "never-ending battle" has ended.