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- Composite Character: They have members of its first, second and third incarnations.
- Dysfunction Junction: The Doom Patrol are gathered together by this.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: They are a very colorful bunch, with various conditions and afflictions that are related to their powers.
- What Have I Become?: Most of the leads experience this at one point or another after their transformations.
The Chief (Niles Caulder)
- Alternate Company Equivalent: He and Charles Xavier are both wheelchair bound leaders of superhero teams composed of societal rejects.
- Badass Beard: Pictured with a full beard.
- Genius Cripple: One of the first examples in comic books.
- Good Is Not Nice: He saves and harbors people thought to be doomed with his unconventional science, and ultimately wants to help humanity, but he can also be quite manipulative and pragmatic.
- Handicapped Badass: The Chief's physical impairments didn't stop him from being a truly effective superhero.
- Insufferable Genius: The Chief tends to explain as little as possible, and be pretty smug about it when his plans work.
Mento (Steve Dayton)
- Action Dad: He's the adopted father of Garfield Logan and biological father of Holly Dayton.
- Amplifier Artifact: Steve Dayton had some mild psychic powers, but amplified them through the use of his helmet.
- Cool Hat: Averted. Almost every version of the Mento helmet has looked ridiculous, psychic powers aside.
- Mind over Matter: Mento describes himself as having a "superior brain" during his introductory speech, but almost never acts without the helmet.
- Official Couple: To Rita Farr.
- Parental Substitute: To Garfield "Beast Boy" Logan, whom he and Rita adopted after they got married.
- He's also this to Kay Challis after he and Kay built the underground.
- Related in the Adaptation: Steve's brother William Dayton is William Peyton who's also Starman in the comics.
Negative Man (Larry Trainor)
- Bandaged Face: His entire body must be wrapped in specially treated bandages to avoid irradiating others.
- Bi the Way: Larry swings both ways.
- Cool Shades: Wears them out of necessity as a result of the accident that disfigured him, even indoors and at night.
- Flight: His "Negative Man" projection can fly.
- Hand Blast: The "Negative Man" can projects blasts of energy, usually from the hands.
- Intangibility: Negative Man can alter his density to pass through solid objects. Phasing through biological material causes pain to the affected target. Lead is the only substance that he cannot phase through.
- One Degree of Separation: When he meets Rex Mason, they realize both know two different Green Lanterns.
- The Paranoiac: He's convinced there's a pelican stalking him and plotting revenge against him.
- Power at a Price: Even more so than the rest of the Doom Patrol. Larry has to wear his bandages, which are treated with a special chemical compound developed by the Chief, in order to prevent his radiation from harming bystanders.
- Reluctant Hero: All of the Doom Patrol were reluctant heroes, but Larry was probably the most reluctant of the lot, desperately desiring to return to normal.
- The Symbiote: The Negative Man and Larry are effectively symbiotes, though it seems Larry does worse out of the deal than the Spirit.
- X-Ray Sparks: A variation. Being exposed to radiation left his skin and muscle permanently translucent.
Robotman (Clifford "Cliff" Steele)
- The Big Guy: The biggest heavy hitter on the team.
- Brain in a Jar: Albeit, a nigh-indestructible one.
- Cyborg: A human brain inside a mechanical body.
- The Heart: Of the Doom Patrol as a team, serving as father figure and mentor to the younger heroes.
- Immune to Bullets: Bullets ricochet off of Robotman's body rather than harming him.
- Immune to Mind Control: He's immune to telepaths due to being a machine.
- Playing with Fire: Heat coils on his palm plating allowing him the ability melt dense material with a touch of his hands.
- Punny Name: A man named "Steele" becomes trapped in a metal body?
- Race Lift: He is, or rather was, African-American.
- Related in the Adaptation: His uncle is Walter Steele.
- Sense Loss Sadness: Can no longer feel, taste, or smell anything anymore.
- Super Strength: Robotman possesses extreme levels of super-strength
Beast-Boy (Garfield Logan)
See The Outsiders page
Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr)
- Action Girl: Rita could usually hold her own, and she grew more competent after.
- Action Mom: She's the adopted mother of Garfield Logan and biological mother of Holly Dayton.
- Adaptational Modesty: She's not wearing her classic Minidress instead she's wearing a jumpsuit.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Rita's most consistent power is essentially to become a 50 Foot Woman.
- Blob Monster: Alterations caused during her regrowing period have caused Rita to lose her bones and other internal organs. In consequence she dissolves into a blob whenever she falls asleep and has to reshape herself each morning.
- Healing Factor: Rita can stretch herself out to heal any injuries to her mass.
- Official Couple: Married with Steve Dayton.
- Parental Substitute: To Garfield "Beast Boy" Logan, whom she and Steve adopted after they got married.
- Rubber Man: Rita learned to grow individual limbs separately as well.
- Size Shifter: She can grow and shrink. The growing seems to cost her more energy, however.
- Super Strength: In giant form, she is easily able to lift 20,000 lbs. or 10 tons with one hand.
- Team Mom: Caring and affectionate of the team.
Bumblebee (Karen Beecher)
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: She's a bee-themed superhero.
- Incredible Shrinking Man: Part of her power set.
- Official Couple: With Herald.
- Sassy Black Woman: Ocassionally.
- Size Shifter: Her suit lets her shrink to atomic levels, although she prefers insect-size.
- Winged Humanoid: As Bumblebee, as the wings are part of the suit.
Tough Bunny (Athena Trevor)
- Adaptation Name Change: From Dumb Bunny to Tough Bunny.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Just because she's ditzy as a pole, it doesn't mean she can't hit you with the strength of one.
- Big Little Sister: She's taller than her older sister Angel.
- Leotard of Power: Her outfit is this combined with a Playboy Bunny look.
- Mismatched Eyes: Her right eye is blue while her left eye is green.
- Official Couple: With Ambush Bug.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's the sister of Angel O'Day and Steve Trevor's cousin here.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's 6'2"/188cm tall and lovely like a bunny.
- Super Strength: She uses a 65 ton weight as weapon.
Crazy Jane (Kay Challis)
- Abusive Parents: Her father tried to drown her for "being possessed" when she was saved by Steve Dayton.
- Afraid of Blood: Stigmata a persona who once ventured into the Cathedral and now is usually found trembling in an alley between two tenements, her hands and eyes bleeding endlessly. She regularly fails to make it inside at nightfall and has gone down the wall more times than she can recall.
- Played Straight with the Blood-of-the-Lamb persona. Similar to Stigmata, this persona of Kay emerged from the well years ago covered in blood and has been unable to get clean ever since. Which is horrible for her, as she is a hemophobic. Other than that, though, she seems to be rather normal.
- Alpha Bitch: The Snow Queen as a stable, if authoritative figure. She believes herself to be a queen and expects such treatment.
- Broken Bird: Many of Jane's personalities exist only to shoulder pain and suffering, such as Sylvia, the Shapeless Children, and Butterfly Baby
- Composite Character: Kind of literally. Her 64 different personalities were merged into only eight.
- Children Are Innocent: Baby Doll certainly acts like this.
- The Engineer: Also known as "Ginee", the Engineer is the train's mechanic and makes sure it is repaired every night while Kay's body sleeps. Like the Pointman, Ginee is a former driver, the fifth to be precise. After Ginee was captured by Jill-in-Irons, she was replaced by Driver 6. She was still missing when a seventh driver was needed and only escaped her captor when Driver 8, Crazy Jane, and Cliff Steele rescued her. Unlike Pointman, Ginee longs to return to the controls.
- The Dreaded: "Daddy" or the real Jack Straw as that is noted as being the name of Kay's father and primary abuser, though Kay and all of her personalities refused to acknowledge him as anything other than "Daddy". This personality appears in the mindscape as the festering corpse of Kay's father, bloated and ugly. He is larger in the mindscape than he was in life and every year he grows larger based on Kay's only memories of him being when she was a tiny child.
- Femme Fatale: The Scarlet Harlot identity acts this way, though she's more of a rampant nymphomaniac who goes around ranting about "Daddy" and screaming at people to fuck her.
- Flaming Hair: The "Jack Straw" manifestation has a flaming blue hair.
- Mad Artist: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter personality can create paintings that briefly come to life. The Crazy Jane personality also has some artistic inclinations and is seen painting designs on Rebis' bandages at one point.
- Nuns Are Spooky: The nameless nun with the chainsaw. She's hard to miss. Though she is a full personality, she has never exerted control. Instead she is content to stand guard in front of the Cathedral. She seems to be the only personality that most of the predators avoid, with the exception of "Daddy".
- Personality Power: Jane's personalities all gained powers based on what their names were. Flaming Katy has fire abilities, Sex Bomb explodes, the Weird Sisters are psychic, etc.
- Physical God: The Sun Daddy, A frightening version of Kay's father and gigantic figure with a sun for a head with the power to throw fireballs and is seemingly unbeatable.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The "Jack Straw" manifestation has red eyes with black irises.
- Shrinking Violet: Penny Farthing when she's on the Surface, she's quite shy and shrinks into herself when confronted.
- Split Personality: She has eight separated personalities within her mind. In the comics they were 64!
- Too Kinky to Torture: The Scarlet Harlot a rambunctious, flirtatious, and downright nasty persona with only one thing on her mind. She is the most dominant of personas from the District. Though she prefers flirting with Cliff when she is in control, if bored, she will seek out other partners looking for a good time. And Sin-Eater, a persona with masochistic tendencies and loves pain. Jane has found her as a useful one to put in control when Kay's body is being tortured.
Danny the Street
- Camp: Since it's an inanimate object, it can't be classified as either gay or straight, but it sure is campy.
- Eldritch Location: Danny the Street is a benevolent and pleasant version of this, in fact possibly the most well-adjusted member of the Doom Patrol, Titans and The Legends.
- Emotion Eater: A heroic version. Danny gains sustenance from the happiness and wellbeing of the residents, without draining them of it. They are either unwilling or unable to go full on Lotus-Eater Machine to achieve that.
- Genius Loci: A sentient street (Imagine gun shops with pink curtains in the front windows, and fire hydrants that are painted yellow because bright crimson would be too gauche...)
- Honorary True Companion: For both the Titans and The Legends.
- Nice Guy: An utterly lovely guy, who's inviting to everyone who isn't a jackass and is possibly the most well-adjusted member of the Doom Patrol and The Legends.
- Reality Warper: Danny has this ability since he's a sentient being.
- Running Gag: A minor one is that since Danny is underage, it can't sell alcoholic beverages.
- Shapeshifter: Danny can change his shape and generate matter.
- Teleportation: His main power, and how he moves around.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Danny is possibly the sweetest, nicest fellow you could ever walk across. He also prefers frilly lace curtains and dainty decor.
Grunt The Gorilla
Celsius (Arani Desai)
Fever (Shyleen Lao)
- Playing with Fire: Similarly to Celsius, she has control over heat transfer and, to a degree, fire.
Nudge (Mi-Sun Kwon)
- Telepathy: This is one of her powers.
Lodestone (Rhea Jones)
- Mind over Matter: She has ability to control to metal objects with her mind.