- The Ageless: They all stopped aging after their respective Super Hero Origin for reasons yet to be stated. Cliff has a legit reason physically speaking, while the rest are implied due to mutation.
- Body Horror: As detailed by Dysfunction Junction below, each member of the team is broken in every sense of the word.
- Deadpan Snarker: Cliff Steele is the biggest one, but Larry and Rita all show shades of this as well.Larry: I thought you might like some fresh air.
Cliff: I can't feel the air.
Larry: Sucks to be you.
Cliff: Hey, what was it like buried in a pyramid with your cat?
- Dysfunction Junction: The Doom Patrol are gathered together by this. To wit:
- Caulder is confined to a wheelchair.
- Cliff has no body of his own and has to live inside that of a cold steel robot.
- Larry's body is heavily charred and lethally radioactive.
- Rita's powers are debilitating, and she literally breaks down before shooting a movie.
- Kay has dissociative identity disorder, having as many as 64 different personalities.
- Failure Hero: While not explicitly true given they do manage to save the town of Cloverton from Mr. Nobody, the early adventures of the Doom Patrol in Season 1 emphasize they are not very good at heroics. In fact, they're not very good at going into town or trying to get to Paraguay. Victor is a Subverted Trope as he's entirely competent as a hero.
- Five-Token Band: The team is multi-ethnic and very versatile.
- Fun Size: The first season ends with the entire team sans Danny (who is reduced to a brick) and Larry stuck as inch-high versions of themselves.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: The people of Cloverton hate the Doom Patrol for wrecking downtown and bringing down the wrath of Mr. Nobody.
- Karmic Transformation: Rita, Larry, and Cliff's various accidents are thematically tied to their character failings prior to them. That said, the sheer pain and horror that ensued (not to mention the collateral damage) are depicted as disproportionate to their misdeeds.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: They're a bunch of superpowered outcasts banded together to do good.
- Superhero Speciation: The team has Cyborg and Robotman, both of whom are Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Two Girls to a Team: The team has two female members, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane.
Dr. Niles Caulder / The Chief
Played by: Bruno Bichir (Titans), Timothy Dalton (Doom Patrol)
Appearances: Titans | Doom Patrol
The leader of the Doom Patrol.
- Adaptational Heroism: Zig-zagged. While he's far more affable than his openly-jerkass comic-counterpart, he's still a very morally dubious person. Just as in the comics, he's behind the incidents that created the Doom Patrol, but while the comic Niles did it for purely selfish reasons and later went in to full-blown supervillain territory, Show Niles did it in order to protect his daughter and grows to be wracked with guilt over it. Another key difference being in his motivation for changing Rita: in the show she's considered a viable test subject along with all the other members of the team, while in the comic he did it solely to humiliate her and make her subservient to him.
- The Ageless: Niles looked exactly the same in 1913 as he does in 2019. No reason for this has even been suggested.
- Arch-Enemy: Chief has a lot of enemies, most of which are likely dead or still out for his blood. His most notable one is Eric Morden aka Mr. Nobody.
- Genius Cripple: An intelligent scientist who's bound to a wheelchair. He's walking in Titans, having somehow recovered in the past, but is soon back in the chair.
- Good Is Not Nice: He saves and harbors people thought to be doomed with his unconventional science, and ultimately wants to help humanity. But as portrayed in Titans, he's stern and overly controlling of his patients, brushes off the issue of consent, and even shoots Gar with a tranquilizer when he protests and threatens him. This is much downplayed in Doom Patrol, but he still misled Cliff about his daughter's death.
- As we ultimately find out he is about as bad as his comicbook counterpart.
- Ill Boy: Niles appears to be diabetic, or at least has a fondness for chocolate, as he keeps a filing cabinet full of them in his lab.
- MayDecember Romance: When he was a member of the Bureau of Normalcy, he fell in love with ahairy cave woman named Oyewah, or Slava in 1913.
- Mysterious Past: Niles has managed to make a lot of unusual friends and enemies over his life. The circumstances for only a few of these have been revealed.
- Older Than They Look: Niles was already an adult in 1913 suggesting he is well over 100 years old.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Subverted. He actively searches for means to live longer than his also ageless daughter so he can always be there to protect her.
- Papa Wolf: The reason he did all of these horrible things was to protect his daughter Dorothy, whom he sent to live with Danny and the Dannyzens to keep her safe.
- Pragmatic Hero: How Kipling describes him, being a man who does what's needed and living with it.
- Race Lift: Briefly. Played by Mexican actor Bruno Bichir for a single episode of Titans but Timothy Dalton was cast for the role in Doom Patrol.
- Related in the Adaptation: He's Dorothy Spinner's father in the show while they were simply on the same team in the comics.
- Wham Line: In Penultimate Patrol when he confesses to the Doom Patrol: "I was responsible, for everything that has happened to each of you."
Rita Farr / Elasti-Woman
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: April Bowlby
Appearances: Titans | Doom Patrol
A former actress who was mutated by a strange gas.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics her powers are Mister Fantastic-style ability to stretch her body, plus grow or shrink. Here her "default" state is a semi-solid blob of flesh which can flow and slip through small openings, and it takes a great deal of mental control for her to hold herself in human form. She has on few occasions displayed the ability to stretch her limbs and the volume her body occupies can change drastically, implying that she could eventually manage the same things as her comics counterpart.
- Adaptation Name Change: Elasti-Girl in the comics. Probably changed to avoid confusion with Elastigirl in Disney / Pixar's The Incredibles franchise, which use the name with DC's permission.
- Adaptation Personality Change: A Nice Girl and the group's Team Mom in the comics, but more of a narcissistic former Hollywood diva here, who nonetheless has a sweet side to her as well.
- Big Eater: When she joins the others for dinner and introduces herself to Rachel, she piles her plate with a small mountain of food. Justified, since she says that she requires a lot of caloric intake to help maintain her form.
- Blessed with Suck: Compared to her comic counterpart, Rita's powers are pretty terrible. Unlike the comic where she is essentially Mr. Fantastic, in the show, she is essentially a giant blob of flesh in her neutral form. The only real benefit to this power is that she is able to move through very small openings, as she is super malleable. On the downside, she requires constant mental focus to maintain her physical form, any distractions or distress tends to cause her to grotesquely lose her form. It's clear that she hates her "power".
- Blob Monster: Introduced lying in bed as a formless blob and has to reshape herself when she awakens. This requires a conscious effort on her part and she has difficulty maintaining it, especially when stressed or emotional.
- Body Horror: Seeing her dissolve is....not a pretty sight.
- Celibate Hero: Heavily implied, and not by choice. She fears getting intimate with anyone will cause her to lose control of her shapeshifting, and turn her into a blob that will suffocate or crush the person she is with. Which has already happened once.
- The Diva: She is The '50s-version of a diva.
- '50s Hair: Has the "Hollywood curls" style ala Marilyn Monroe.
- Freudian Excuse: She was raised by parents obsessed with stardom, to the point of keeping her from schooling and other kids her age. It explains a lot of her lack of social grace and self-obsession.
- Hello, Nurse!: In a medical uniform, she wears it well and is not less a Ms. Fanservice in it.
- It's All About Me: Played for drama; Rita's defining flaw is her need for attention and validation, and it only pushes others away. Best exemplified in the pilot after hearing a waitress tell her that Rita Farr movies helped her family through tough times — rather than simply take solace in knowing that she touched the life of someone else, Rita tries to get the woman to say more about the movies themselves and how great Farr was in them, in a desperate attempt to feel adulation again. When it fails, horribly, she begins literally falling apart from the stress. She starts getting better about caring for others, and as of now, wants to reinvent herself as a better person and leave her past as "Rita Farr" behind.
- Large Ham: Her acting. Also, pretty much Rita in general. Larry comments that, in order to use her powers, first she has to "emote."
- Ms. Fanservice: April Bowlby is very attractive, and her first appearance includes a dress with Absolute Cleavage. Enforced, as she's likely dressing as her film noir character "The Crimson Lady". Later she wears a medical outfit that still seems to compliment her well. Unfortunately, during a Superpower Meltdown, she most certainly is not.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In her backstory she sustained her career by acquiring attractive young actresses for a Hollywood producer. When one of them ended up pregnant and committed suicide she finally realized what she had done...but then took the next role she was offer anyway.
- Older Than They Look: She used to be an old-timey actress, got her condition decades ago, and was institutionalized for much of that time. But her condition allows her to keep her appearance from back then.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: In the past, she referred to an amputee crewman as an "eyesore" and had him fired rather than work with him. She's grown past it in the present day, for obvious reasons.
- The Smurfette Principle: Subverted. While she's the only female founding Doom Patrol member, Elasti-Woman is joined by Crazy Jane in the series.
- Stage Mom: Rita's mother was very set on her becoming a famous actress. From a very early age she put Rita through acting classes and was perfectly willing to neglect normal school for that.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After her mutation, she learns to be a bit less selfish.
- White-Dwarf Starlet: Clings to her days of stardom.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In "Therapy Patrol", she mentions multiple times that she does not like rats; even when she's trapped in the furnace she begs for there to not be any while she is down there.
Lawrence "Larry" Trainor / Negative Man
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: Matt Bomer (voice & flashbacks/unsuited), Dwain Murphy (suited actor; Titans), Matthew Zuk (suited actor; Doom Patrol)
Appearances: Titans | Doom Patrol
An Air Force pilot who was exposed to negative energy.
- Adaptational Sexuality: This iteration of Negative Man is gay, as he was cheating on his wife (who he already had children with) with another man. He is not, however, a hermaphrodite like his Rebis iteration was.
- Bandaged Face: His entire body is covered with bandages as a result of exposure to negative energy. When Raven asks if it's because he's invisible, Larry can only scoff "wouldn't that be nice?"
- Body Horror: His entire body is covered in horrific burns from the plane crash that followed his merging with the negative spirit.
- Can't Live Without You: As much as he and the Negative Spirit hate each other, it's the only thing sustaining his body. If it leaves for too long, Larry will die.
- Cool Shades: Wears them out of necessity as a result of the accident that disfigured him, even indoors and at night.
- Gayngst: Back before he was Negative Man, Larry felt like a monster because he was having an affair with another man, cheating on his wife.
- Extreme Doormat: Larry tends to listen to whatever Niles tells him to do, mainly since he can't cope with his existence within the world. And as Niles mainly just tells him to stay in Doom Manor away from the rest of the world, he happily complies, happy for an excuse not to face other people.
- Never My Fault: Larry accuses the Negative Spirit of ruining his life, forgetting that his inability to fully commit to either his wife and family or to his lover John (who was willing to stay by his side even after his accident while his wife left) was what pushed both of them away.
- Nice Guy: Cooks dinner for the rest of the Doom Patrol and is extremely accommodating to Raven, in contrast to Robotman who insists she leaves so as to not upset the Chief. He also gives Starfire a chance to back off first when she and Dick show up to rescue Raven, warning her that she wouldn't want to see what he's capable of.
- Race Lift: White in the comics, but played by Dominican-Canadian actor Dwain Murphy in Titans. Though since Negative Man is practically never seen without his full body costume, this isn't really noticeable. Ultimately subverted with Matt Bomer's casting in Doom Patrol, and Bomer dubbed Murphy over in Titans as a result (a similar situation happened with Robotman).
- Running Gag: Larry trying not to vomit in his bandages.
- Team Chef: Is the one to cook for the whole group and apparently a talented one at that.
- Took a Level in Cynic: Larry is understandably more downtrodden and melancholic in Doom Patrol compared to his more outgoing and welcoming personality in Titans.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: His warning to Starfire when they face off:Larry: "Don't make me fight you. You don't want to see what I'm really am."
- Your Cheating Heart: He saw another man behind his wife's back.
Species: Otherdimensional Being
Appearances: Doom Patrol
A being from another dimension that merged with Larry Trainor
- Adaptational Badass: Can do much more than it normally can in the comics, with the implication that even Mr. Nobody can't fully stop it.
- And I Must Scream: Being merged with Larry is horrific for it, being described as torture by the Spirit itself.
- Berserk Button: It's mentioned to be rather sensitive but only really lashes out when Larry acts like he has the moral high ground when neither of them had any say in winding up as they did.
- Disproportionate Retribution: When Larry tries to lay down some ground rules (which is sensible, all things considered) with the Spirit, it decides to leave his body in the lab rafters.
- Energy Being: Like the comics it's made out of negative energy, resembling a humanoid made of electricity when it's active.
- Jumped at the Call: As Larry notes, it wants to be involved with whatever the madness Nobody brought into their lives entails.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Seems to hold this as a view when it comes to Larry. When he's hostile to it, it gets hostile right back, which is why Larry has nightmares when he's not awake. Once Larry starts treating it more kindly, it starts giving him nicer dreams and actually helps him get some closure with his issues.
- Manchild: The Chief notes that it's very emotional and very sensitive, so it doesn't do a good job of actually communicating with Larry, favoring excessive responses to get its way or make a point. Especially when Larry unknowingly presses its Berserk Button.
- Not Helping Your Case: Larry pretty much hates and possibly fears the Spirit because, among other things, it tends to act however it wants regardless of Larry's wishes, leaves him in horrible nightmares while he's unconscious, and isn't really making any effort to communicate with him or change his views on it. It's at the point that he views it as actively malicious towards him personally, unaware of how things really are.
- The Symbiote: It is actually merged with Larry, to the degree that it can't simply depart and leave him be. Though this is hardly by choice.
- Superpower Lottery: Has quite a few tricks it can use.
- Intangible Man: Can move through walls with no trouble.
- Flight: Always seen levitating.
- Dimensional Traveler: Is said to be from another dimension and can apparently move between dimensions at will, which saves the team in "Donkey Patrol".
- Psychic Powers: Has some degree of this, being able to interact with the minds of others. Larry is stricken with nightmares when he's unconscious because of this, it was able to send Cliff into the Underground to bring Jane back, and was able to reach out to Larry's old lover through a dream.
Clifford "Cliff" Steele / Robotman
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: Brendan Fraser (voice & human form), Jake Michaels (suited actor; Titans), Riley Shanahan (suited actor; Doom Patrol)
Appearances: Titans | Doom Patrol
A professional car racer who had his brain transplanted into a robot body after a nigh-fatal crash.
- Action Dad: Has a daughter, whom he hasn't seen in 30 years and believes to be dead.
- Adaptational Badass: Downplayed. While his super strength was rarely useful in the stranger iterations of the comics that the show is based on, the addition of more grounded goons in the program give Cliff more things he can effectively punch.
- Audience Surrogate: Since he's the character who we're first introduced to, a lot of what goes on in the Doom Patrol universe is a first for him, and also the audience. Hence, him using his catchphrase probably almost as often as the audience is.
- Badass Driver: He was a former racecar driver and in one of his races, avoided an oncoming vehicle which won him the race.
- The Big Guy: The biggest heavy hitter on the team.
- Big Damn Heroes: Has such moment during the first episode when he saves a School Bus from Rita's blob.
- Brain in a Jar: Albeit, a nigh-indestructible one.
- Catchphrase: Whenever something bat-shit crazy happens, he usually utters, "The fuck?!"
- Cyborg: A human brain inside a mechanical body.
- Daddy's Girl: He loved his daughter dearly, and memories of her are what helps him get through his transition as a robot, but it also haunts him because he can't bring himself to try and contact her.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Cheated on his wife with the nanny, fell on hard times with drinking and drugs, and then a fatal crash leaves him, his wife, and their daughter dead, or so he believes in the last part.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Even after getting used to his robot body for over a decade he still has problems holding back his strength which habitually leads to things like accidentally breaking a plate by pressing down on a knife way too hard.
- Fatal Flaw: As good an influence as his daughter is on him, his fixation on the life he lost with her keeps him wrapped up in his own head and hampers his attempts to be The Heart for the team.
- Forgot He Was a Robot: He blinks for unknown reasons.
- Fun T-Shirt: Has a collection of these which he usually wears beneath his leather jacket, which are often suspiciously apropos of the situation in the episode in which he wears them.
- The Hedonist: Lived a lifestyle of sex and drugs before his accident.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a sleeveless leather jacket with massive shoulder pads.
- Immune to Mind Control: He's immune to Karen's "love spell" due to being a machine.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cliff is grumpy, foul-mouthed, and bad-tempered, but nonetheless has a good heart and actively attempts to be a hero compared to the others. Notably, in the first episode, he is the only one who wants to protect the town that the Chief says will be caught in the crossfire of whatever is coming for them; everyone else decided to leave with the Chief.
- Mighty Glacier: He's enormous, weighs a ton, is immensely strong, and has the relative speed and grace of a steamroller.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Says this almost word-for-word after slaughtering a hallway full of Von Fuchs Nazi minions.
- Noisy Robots: His micro-movements create sounds.
- The Protagonist: Of the Doom Patrol series.
- Sense Loss Sadness: Can no longer feel, taste, or smell anything anymore and is very envious of Raven being able to enjoy her dinner.
- Series Mascot: The most recognizable full-fledged member (not counting Beast Boy, who's more associated with the Titans) and the only one to be in every iteration of the team.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Along with Jane, Cliff is the most swear-happy of the core cast.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Due to his metal body, he can be rendered completely helpless by a sufficiently strong magnet.
Kay Challis / Crazy Jane
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: Diane Guerrero
Appearances: Doom Patrol
- Adaptational Attractiveness: A Downplayed Trope example as Grant Morrison designed her to be less voluptuous and sex bomb like than the majority of superheroines at the time. Notably, though, he designed her around Patti Smith. The show dresses down Jane but makes no secret that Diane Guerrero is gorgeous.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: The rest of the Doom Patrol were created in the '60s, but Crazy Jane wasn't made until 1989. She's evidently the first recruit into the team (her not being in Titans when Beast Boy leaves), and appears before original member Mento.
- Adaptational Jerkass: In the comics, Jane was seldom unhelpful. Here, depending on which personality is in control, she can go so far as to switch sides mid-fight. She's also a lot more angry, violent, and mean-spirited in general compared to her comics counterpart, whose base personality is very mellow and friendly.
- Affirmative Action Girl: With her addition, Elasti-Woman isn't the only woman on the team this time around.
- Berserk Button: Asking her about her past. Cliff tends to push this button a lot.
- Beware the Nice Ones: A lot of Kay's personalities come off like this, but according to Rita, Karen is one of the worst of the 64.
- Blessed with Suck: She looks normal compared to everyone else on the team. Unfortunately, she has a lot more problems when it comes to her mental interior.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back: When Cliff is the only one who chooses to stay to protect the town the team endangered while everyone else leaves with the Chief to save themselves, Jane is the first to want to turn around. She doesn't really give a damn about the town, but leaving Cliff to face whatever is coming alone makes her uncomfortable.
- Dark and Troubled Past: All of her personalities stem from her years of being sexually abused by her own father.
- Dawson Casting: Possibly an in-universe as well as out-of-universe example, as Dianne Guerrero is in her early thirties but Jane is treated like a teenager by the Doom Patrol (specifically Cliff). However, she's fully capable of assuming a adult doctor persona as well as position of authority when the need arises without changing anything about her. It's very possible Cliff is projecting on her and she's meant to be a young-ish looking adult woman in-universe.
- Expy: Described in the casting call as being a "Harley Quinn-esque character".
- Girlish Pigtails: Wears them when her Baby Doll persona takes over.
- The Gadfly: Does this quite often. This is done both as a sort of defense mechanism so she doesn't get close to others and for her own genuine amusement.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: While this could apply to many of her personalities, Jane is this especially, quick to get angry when something doesn't go right or bothers her.
- Hates Being Touched: Doesn't like being touched, but doesn't react as violently as Hammerhead.
- Hysterical Woman: One of her personas is a screaming woman.
- Lady Swearsalot: Like Cliff, she's the most swear-happy of the core cast.
- Leitmotif: Whenever a new personality takes over, the music usually changes.
- Love Potion: Karen's ability. She can make people love her, which is how she and Doug have constantly gotten together before breaking up again. This is also how she gets his family, who are entirely against them getting married, to become immediately joyful about their union.
- Marked Change: When her Hammerhead persona takes over, she has a tattoo across her chest.
- Meaningful Name: A lot of Kay's personas have names that are similar to their personalities/abilities.
- Ms. Fanservice: Described as being sexy in the casting call.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Grant Morrison based her on Truddi Chase, who has as many as 92 different personalities.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: Despite her fears of her abuse father, she confronted her Daddy personality (based on her abused father) and tells him she's not afraid of him anymore after he nearly destroy Cliff in her mind.
- Older Than They Look: She was born in 1959, and got her powers in 1976 when she looked as old as she does now.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: So far, no one has used or seems to know Jane's real name, and she seems to prefer being called Jane.
- Playing with Fire: Several of her alters have fire-related abilities.
- Race Lift: In the comics she's white, but here played by Colombian-American Diane Guerrero.
- Remember the New Guy?: She's nowhere to be seen during the Backdoor Pilot on Titans.
- Split Personality: Crazy Jane's whole schtick is that she has multiple personalities (64 to be exact), with each of them having unique powers. See the entries for The Underground.
- Split-Personality Makeover: Depending on the personality, Jane's appearance can change. She gains a tattoo on her chest as Hammerhead, A unibrow as The Hangman's Daughter, Pigtails as Baby Doll, Blonde Hair as Karen, Blue eyes and a Skunk Stripe as Dr. Harrison, A long up-do pompadour with silver makeup as Silver Tongue, a giant with a sun for a head as Sun Daddy, Wreathed in Flames as Katy. Just to name a few.
- The Stoner: She enjoys a good joint, as shown in the first episode.
- Super Strength: Hammerhead's ability.
- Teleport Spam: Her Flit persona can teleport her and others around.
- Troll: Half of the time she says or does something, it's usually done with the intent to troll someone, her target of this is usually Cliff.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her Dr. Harrison persona has a streak of light blue in her hair.
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: Joivan Wade
Appearances: Doom Patrol | Titans
A cybernetic superhero who calls the Doom Patrol together.
- Accidental Murder: In Cyborg Patrol, hes been manipulating to punched his father to death by Mr. Nobody thinking his father knew that the nanobots in his body will turn him into a machine.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: Cyborg has no relation to the Doom Patrol in the comics, but here he walks into town and pushes them to work as an actual superhero team for the first time in order to rescue the Chief from Mr. Nobody. He and his father are also friends of the Chief.
- Adaptational Curves: Inverted. This Cyborg is notably leaner than the common portrayal of the character.
- The Atoner: Unlike the comics, Victor's father doesn't appear to be responsible for his injuries as well as the death of his mother. As such, Victor blames himself rather than Silas. His father may have altered his memories.
- Black and Nerdy: One of the main tech guys of the DC universe, and is African-American.
- Cyborg: It's in the name. He's a guy made of some of the most advanced technology there is.
- Fake Memories: Played with. Silas is set up to have reprogrammed Cyborg's memories of the accident that killed his mother, but its revealed Silas only messed with Vic by repeating, over and over, that Mrs. Stone died instantly.
- Foil: Vic is one for Cliff in particular and the Doom Patrol in general. He's already experienced, incredibly capable, well-trained, possesses state of the art cybernetics, and is happy to be a superhero. This makes him a strong contrast to the Ragtag Band of Misfits who can barely muster any effort toward being heroes.
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Inverted with Victor and his dad, as per the comics. Silas Stone has always considered sports a waste of time for his child.
- Only Sane Man: For a guy with a horribly traumatic backstory, Victor seems rather heroic and well-adjusted. Subsequently, he become the voice of reason and moral support to his comparatively more dysfunctional teammates.
- Parental Issues: Victor clearly has some things he needs to work out with his father, Silas.
- Robo Cam: His cyborg eye gives him this vision.
- Second Episode Introduction: Debut in Doom Patrol Episode 2.
- Stage Mom: Victor's father has elements of this as he wants to make sure his son joins the Justice League like it's a sports team. Victor is somewhat nonplussed by this but mostly appreciative.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Silas is constantly monitoring his son and giving unwanted feedback.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A surprising change from the usual comics. In this universe, Victor and his father have a decent relationship. Silas supports Victor's superheroics both financially as well as emotionally.
Danny the Street
Species: Sentient street
Appearances: Doom PatrolA sentient street who travels between cities, causing citizens to feel different emotions.
- Camp: Though it might be a tad unnecessary debating whether a sentient street is gay or straight, they're definitely camp, like in the comics, where their effeminate mannerisms influence others.
- Composite Character: Word is that this version is inspired by both the Grant Morrison and Gerard Way versions of the character, as a sentient street with a vibrant personality that causes happy emotions for the residents regarding the former, and will let their personality seep into others regarding the latter.
- Deadpan Snarker: When Larry asks why the Bureau of Normalcy was after them, Danny responds with this:Danny: You know a lot of sentient, teleporting, genderqueer streets, Larry?
- Drag Queen: Danny influences one named Morris.
- Emotion Eater: A heroic version. According to Maura Lee, 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: Danny is a very warm, friendly, welcoming...place.
- Nice Guy: They happily chat up and accommodate anyone, as long as they do not harbor clearly hostile intent.
- Shapeshifter: Danny can change their shape and generate matter.
- Talking with Signs: How Danny communicates with everyone.
- Teleportation: Their main power, and how they move around.
- Transgender: Danny is nonbinary and genderqueer, as stated by themselves and by Maura Lee.
- Where Everybody Knows Your Flame: Danny is home to Peeping Tom's Perpetual Cabaret, a thoroughly fabulous 24-hour club with drag shows and karaoke.
Played by: Devan Long
Appearances: Doom PatrolFlex Mentallo is a comic book superhero brought to life, having powers of altering reality by flexing. He is kidnapped by the Bureau of Normalcy, but rescued by the Doom Patrol
- Adaptational Nice Guy: When he first got his powers in the comics, he not only beat up his childhood tormentors but cast aside his girlfriend because he felt she was crimping his style. Here, he's about as nice as he was when he joined the team.
- Break the Cutie: His imprisonment in the Ant Farm has destroyed most of his mind by the time the Doom Patrol encounters him.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: May seem like a big muscular guy, but he's very sweet and gentle, beloved in his hometown and was in a loving and happy relationship with his wife.
- Happily Married: To his wife Dolores, with her being the reason why he allowed himself to be experimented on by the Bureau of Normalcy as they held her hostage. Unfortunately, their reunion doesn't last long.
- Mr. Fanservice: His regular clothes are just boxers and combat boots, leaving his chiseled features out in the open
- Nice Guy: Can easily befriend anyone.
- Older Than They Look: Doesn't look a day older today than he did in 1964.
- Pre-Climax Climax: Causes one in "Penultimate Patrol" when he accidentally flexes the wrong muscle and as a result the entire Doom Patrol (except Cliff) and all the Dannyzens orgasm.
- Reality Warper: He seems to be able to do just about anything with his "Muscle Mystery powers" so long as he is able to use his muscles. Moving his chin is sufficient for telekinesis while a full body flex blacks out a city.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After sending the others to the White Space, he is only mentioned in the season finale episode by Danny, but otherwise does not appear. It's possible he simply left Danny after sending the Doom Patrol into the White Space.
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Steve Dayton / Mento
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: Will Kemp (young), David Bielawski
Appearances: Doom PatrolSteve Dayton is the civilian name of the Doom Patrol member Mento. While working on this team in the 50s, Dayton wore a helmet that enhanced his natural psychic abilities.
- Battle Trophy: He has a habits of collecting a piece of their defeat enemies belonging as trophies.
- It's All About Me: Unlike Rita's, he thinks highly of himself and shows little care for his teammates and Niles when he thinks he destroyed Mister Nobody by himself in their final battle. This may be a side effect of what Mister Nobody did to him that made him mentally unstable.
- MayDecember Romance: He had a brief one with Rita in the old days.
- Mind Rape: He does this to Rita, Jane and Larry to force them to face their worst nightmares and regrets when they get on his bad side.
- Psychic Powers: Mento possessed these naturally and enhanced them with his helmet.
Arani Desai / Celsius
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: Jasmine Kaur (young), Madhur Jaffrey
Appearances: Doom PatrolArani Desai is the civilian name of the Doom Patrol member Celsius. After a psychotic break following a fight with Mr. Nobody in the 50s, she believed she was married to Niles Caulder.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Her romantic feeling towards Caulder were never returned after the final battle with Mister Nobody.
- An Ice Person: One of her main powers is to control ice.
- Playing with Fire: One of her main powers is to control fire.
- Please Don't Leave Me: That's what she says in her reality created by Steven about Niles leaving her after the final battle against Mister Nobody. She never recovers from her depression and grief over Nile never accepted her feelings for him.
- Single-Target Sexuality: She appears to have only eyes on Nile Caulder and she never moved on with anyone.
- Spared by the Adaptation: While she suffered a psychotic break here, her comic counterpart was outright Killed Off for Real at the end of Paul Kupperberg's run, just prior to Grant Morrison's historic tenure on the series.
Rhea Jones / Lodestone
Species: Enhanced Human
Played by: Lesa Wilson (young)
Appearances: Doom PatrolRhea Jones is the civilian name of the Doom Patrol member Lodestone.
- Beware the Nice Ones: While a lot of the personalities seem friendly, being kind doesn't have to be a part of it.
- Meaningful Name: A lot of the personalities are this with their abilities, usually Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Someone Has to Do It: Secretary points out to Jane that someone has to be the primary personality or else there will be chaos in the Underground. Jane argues that her job sucks and if they all want to keep each other together, then they should take her job instead.
- Split-Personality Team: While they may not all like each other, they all agree that they each have roles to play in order to keep the Underground stable and Kay safe.Hammerhead: I don't give a FUCK about normal people! We're supposed, to protect, the girl!!
Played by: Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "Dead in his arms. Dead in his arms. Dead in his arms."
- Madness Mantra: After coming out of the donkey, Sylvia takes over Jane and as she rocks back and forth on the floor of Doom Manor, all she mutters is "Dead in his arms."
- Troubled Fetal Position: She is not in healthy state of mind after getting burped up by Mr.Nobody's donkey and rocks back and forth at Doom Manor.
- Voice of the Legion: Has a layered voice.
Played by: Stephanie Czajkowski (Underground), Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "I know who you are shitbag."
- A Darker Me: She seems very similar to Jane, personality-wise. Just angrier and more aggressive.
- Bald Women: Her personification in the Underground.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Has dark eyeshadow around her eyes.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Just about anything can piss her off.
- Hates Being Touched: Has stated multiple times that she hates to be touched.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: In the Underground, she's dressed in leather.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be extremely rough and rude to others, but she shows a softer side when it comes to Kay. Telling Jane she doesn't give a fuck about normal people when all she was here for was to protect Kay, and when Jane can't move, Hammerhead gently tells her she'd go after Kay and make sure she stays safe. She even affectionately calls Kay "monkey".
- Number Two: Is usually the personality who takes over the most next to Jane.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Whenever in the Underground or Surface.
- Tattoo as Character Type: Has a tattoo across her chest.
- The Jailer: Acts like this for the other personalities, jailing those who misbehave or abuse their time.
- Super Strength: Her ability, able to easily toss men around easily and even punch Cliff around.
Played by: Diane Guerrero (Surface)A somber artist who's usually called upon when Jane is painting, or when asked to draw something as she made Chief a map of the Underground.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: While not as big as the trope implies, she does have a thin unibrow when she takes over for Jane.
- The Eeyore: Based on her limited dialogue and the fact that when she does appear, she never looks particularly upbeatHangman's Daughter: I don't even know what to hope for...
- Mad Artist: She usually appears when painting something.
- Seers: She is apparently able to foretell the future through her paintings."The Hangman's Daughter does not lie."
- Shout-Out: The unibrow is possibly a reference to Frida Kahlo.
- Giant Woman: Turns into a giant covered in flames.
- No-Sell: She can easily swat away a fireball sent at Jane as if it were nothing.
- The Power of the Sun: As the name implies, she can turn into a sun-headed woman who throws stars (as opposed to the flames of Katy).
- The Voiceless: So far has no speaking lines.
- (Jane talking about Katy) "She doesn't like to be interrogated."
Played by: Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "I'm Baby Doll, duh! I'm your biggest fan!"
- Children Are Innocent: Certainly acts like this.
- Fangirl: Of Cyborg, when she first meets him, she happily squeals and proclaims to be his biggest fan.
- Genki Girl: Is overall like a bubbly child and doesn't stop being this until Vic pressures her into telling him what she saw.
- Girlish Pigtails: Has two small ringlets tied into ponytails.
- Innocently Insensitive: She is at first terrified of Cliff when she first meets him, calling him ugly and asking Vic to make him leave.
- Lap Pillow: She falls asleep on Cliff's lap on the night of their return from Paraguay. Unfortunately, Hammerhead takes over the moment she and Cliff wake up, and immediately gets the wrong idea.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Dressed from head to toe in pink.
- Tantrum Throwing: Does this when Niles tells her he has to leave again and she angrily tells him she doesn't want him to go.
Played by: Chelsea Rivera (Underground), Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "Whatchu know about the Un-der-ground?"
- Flechette Storm: Silver Tongue can throw metal speech bubble texts at her opponents.
- Functional Addict: The silver around her mouth heavily implies her to be a paint huffer.note
- Metafictional Device: Can turn her words into literal pieces of metal and then control them with a form of limited telekinesis.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: She emphasizes her words sometimes when she uses her powers.
Played by: Tara Lee (Underground), Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "The more things remain out of balance, the more all of us are vulnerable."
Played by: Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "I vote we take this down a notch."
Played by: Anna Lore (Underground), Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "You think just because I'm one of the other personalities, I d-d-don't have f-f-feelings? Jane isn't the only one with hopes, and d-d-dreams, and emotions."
- Apologizes a Lot: When she first appears on the Surface, she stammers a lot and apologizes, not liking being on the Surface especially when her anxiety is making it worse. It's lessened in the Underground.
- The Cassandra: Advises Jane not to heed the Sister's suggestion to go to the well, citing that one of the other personalities Miranda looked for answers there and calls it a "bad idea". Jane doesn't believe her and walks off anyway.
- Fingerless Gloves: She wears these in her personification in the Underground.
- Lovable Coward: Her whole purpose is to make sure to steer clear of danger, but she is willing to help Cliff who she seems to have grown slightly fond of.
- Nice Girl: One of the genuinely nicer personalities that Jane has, and she helps Cliff down in the Underground.
- Run or Die: Tells Jane that this is her whole thing.Penny: I steer clear of danger. I run. That's my job.
- Shrinking Violet: When on the Surface, she's quite shy and shrinks into herself when confronted.
- Speech Impediment: She tells Cliff that she has a stutter when on the Surface, and it usually comes with her anxiety.
Played by: Diane Guerrero (Surface)
- "Once upon a time my world was big and filled with monsters. But now the world is small. And I am the monster."
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Ironically, while other personalities seem to gain Jerkass tendencies, Dr. Harrison seems to have lost hers. She not only helps the rest of the Doom Patrol when she surfaces, she also doesn't seem to harbor any ill-will to the other personalities this time
- Compelling Voice: Dr. Harrison can make people do what she wants by speaking to them, and even created a cult in the past. Of course, this becomes useless if you plug up your ears.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Dr. Harrison has these eyes.
- Leitmotif: Her surfacing his followed by a creepy electronic track.
- Logical Weakness: Her Compelling Voice is useless once you plug up your ears.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: At least she thinks she's a doctor
- Skunk Stripe: Has a stripe of light blue hair that almost matches her eyes.
Played by: Diane Guerrero
- "Fuck all you do-nothing hater bitches! At least I found true love!"
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She looks very sweet, but does not hesitate to rip into others if she doesn't like them, or don't do what she wants.
- Cute and Psycho: She looks rather cute, but is incredibly manipulative and crazy. Even Jane admits this to Rita.Jane: Yeah. Karen's cray-cray.
- The Dreaded: Rita balks when Cliff tells her about Jane suddenly throwing out phrases like "cool beans", and even says that out of the other sixty-four personalities, Karen had to be the worst. Even Jane can't stand Karen, especially in Cyborg Patrol when her torturer accidentally puts on Karen's favorite song, Jane lets out a Rapid-Fire "No!" as Karen takes over.
- Dumb Blonde: Comes off as this, but she has shown to be very cunning and knows how to verbally hurt others.
- Hypnotic Eyes: How Karen activates her powers.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: To an extent, but she also points out to Cliff that she believes the other personalities do not want this, and tells Cliff to stop chasing Jane because she can't give him "what he wants".
- Love Potion: How her powers work.
- Never My Fault: Write off anyone who disagrees with her a "Hater"
- Shipper on Deck: For Cliff and Jane, believing Cliff is romantically attracted to her.
- Single-Target Sexuality: For Doug, unfortunately. She's only attracted to him and no one else. According to Rita, Karen has gotten together with him over a thousand times and she always wins him back...due to her power.When she uses her powers on Dirk in Cyborg Patrol, she calls him Doug instead of his actual name. It is the hint she uses her powers on people and calls them Doug.
- Speaking Like Totally Teen: Averted. She knows a lot of teen slang and understands how to use them, but this just leads to Rita being confused and finding it annoying.Karen: What? No. Dougie and I are endgame!
Rita: I don't know what that means. I just know that it's youthful and irritating.
Played by: Jackie Goldston (Underground)
- "Jane, each of us, has a purpose, a reason for being. We just want you to respect that."
- Fiery Redhead: Averted, she's the Reasonable Authority Figure amongst the other personalities, and so far always appears calm and collected.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When Jane tries to tell Secretary that she can't go back to the Surface and says that they were safe and happy now, she slaps her across the face. This in turn causes Jane to go back to the Surface.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Makes good points on why Jane should go back to the Surface, and that each of them have a purpose in the Underground.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
Played by: Diane Guerrero (Surface)A woman who's in a constant state of arousal and appears in the Underground with long blond hair and is dressed in red lingerie.
- Hates Being Touched: Averted, she's actually the first personality to ask to be touched as seen in Donkey Patrol where she momentarily takes over.Hammerhead: Don't fucking touch me!!
Scarlet Harlot: (taking over) Oh, please touch me. Please~, touch me.
- Lady in Red: Wears red lingerie.
- Streetwalker: Her name and appearance are evocative of one.
- Chained by Fashion: She has a length of chain wrapped around her body.
- Kimono Is Traditional: What Mama Pentecost wears.
Played by: Hannah Alline (Underground)Appears as a woman dressed in black mourning clothes in the Underground.
- Alliterative Name: Pretty Polly
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Has really dark eyeshadow around her eyes.
- Fiery Redhead: Is the first to confront Karen and Jane, also loses her temper quickly around both.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has to x-shaped scars over her eyes, but her eyes are apparently unharmed.
- Trigger Phrase: When Karen starts singing the Pretty Polly song, Polly immediately begs for Hammerhead to shut up Karen before she ends up slapping her across the face.
- Widow's Weeds: How she's dressed in the Underground.
Played by: Diane GuerreroThe conductor for the train down in the Underground who appears to look exactly like Jane, who's content with running the train and not taking over like the other personalities.
- Good Is Not Nice: Although she seems very helpful and kind, she lies about helping Cliff she quickly turns him over to Driller Bill and Hammerhead when asks where he can find Jane and flips him off as he's dragged away.
- Identical Stranger: Looks exactly like Jane. She tells Cliff that there are many of the personalities who look like Jane, and some that don't, and that she doesn't quite understand it either.
- Infinite: The insignia on her hat when she's in the Underground.
- Railroad Employee Roundhouse: Is the conductor of the train that takes each personality from the Underground up to the Surface when they're needed.
- Sassy Black Woman: Introduces herself to Cliff via a kidney punch.
Played by: Monica Louwerens (Underground)Three old women who are joined in one body in the Underground who Jane seeks out for answers.
Played by: Bethany Kasulas (Underground)A scarecrow looking personality who Cliff meets in a jail cell down in the Underground.
- Benevolent Monsters: As of now. Karen says that Jack Straw is harmless, and when Cliff is trying to break down his prison walls, Jack Straw slides him a hidden shank. However, there is still a reason why Jack Straw is in that jail cell, but we currently don't know why they're there...
- Scary Scarecrows: They look like a creepy scarecrow.
- The Voiceless: They don't speak at all, and Karen even tells Cliff that Jack Straw is pretty much harmless.
Played by: Leela Owen
- "SHUT THE DOOR!!"
Played by: Helen Abell (Underground)
- "No man shall pass."
- Does Not Like Men: Self evident.
- Exact Words: "No men shall pass". Since Jane isn't male and Cliff doesn't have a specific male... part, she lets both of them through.
- Flaying Alive: She does this to Cliff with her iron claws. Thankfully, as this occurs inside Jane's mind, Cliff's skin merely sloughs off to reveal his Robotman form beneath.
- Threshold Guardians: Guards the entrance to the Well and will only let "No men" pass.
- Wicked Witch: Her name and appearance evoke a witch from old English folklore.
- Wolverine Claws: Has Freddy Krueger like fingers.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Doesn't let Cliff pass at first when he looks like his human self.
Played by: Skye Roberts (Underground)
The original 5-year-old Kay Challis.
Played by: David A MacDonald (Underground)
- "Sweet, sweet Kay."
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's an enormous monster made of puzzle pieces.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: Cliff and Jane engage him at The Well, which exists in the depths of Jane's psyche.
- Enemy Within: He's a violent and destructive entity birthed by Kay's psychological trauma.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: He rips Cliff in half at the waist when the latter attempts to defend Jane from him.
- Not Quite Dead: Jane defeats him at the end of "Jane Patrol" by declaring that she's no longer afraid of him, but his whispered voice heard during "Ezekiel Patrol" Indicates he hasn't been entirely excised from the Underground.