Spectral Sapphos are semi-corporeal psychokinetic manifestations of the souls of deceased Amazon warriors. They have returned to the land of the living to avenge not only their own deaths but also the deaths of any Amazons who have fallen while fighting for epic causes. They are neither purely good nor purely evil, being the souls of defeated Amazons of all moralities who now seek not only vengeance but also justice for their mourning Amazon sisters who remain among the living.
Though visually they all appear quite similar as the gods have limited the forms in which Spectral Sapphos may manifest themselves in the physical world, their ethereal powers are quite diverse. Recent Sappho sightings have indicated that they master the manipulation of all manner of elemental, psychic and paranormal energies, though they consistently channel their powers through polearms of supernatural substance which they wield with unnatural speed and accuracy.
The names borne by these souls while they were alive are largely unknown, but the citizens of Metropolis and Gotham City have taken to naming individual Spectral Sapphos according to the powers and personalities they have been observed to exhibit. Among the currently named Sapphos are:
The Sappho Sentinel, a celestial avatar who uses the powers she draws directly from the gods to protect innocent mortals from supernatural evils.
The Sappho Sprite, who animates and controls plants and animals alike and is prone to flirtatious, harmless acts of mischief.
The Sappho Sybarite, who wields a staff of ice and seems obsessed with the carnal pleasures her corporeal body once felt.
The Sappho Siren, a fiery female warrior with a seductive presence that enthralls all mortal women who encounter her regardless of their given preferences.
The Sappho Spirit, an entity exhibiting telekinetic and hypnotic psychic abilities who seems to be both mentally and emotionally unstable.
The Sappho Seraph, who wields electricity drawn from the heavens and recites tenets from a variety of religions.
The Sappho Star, who wields the hard light constructs of the famed Green Lantern Corps and seems predisposed to aid that group in their causes.
The Sappho Stigma, who is powered by pure rage and driven by an admirable code of honor to which she adamantly adheres.
The Sappho Shadow, a precognizant who manipulates both space and time and foretells of a grim future in which Brainiac has conquered our Earth.