Real Name: Arani Desai
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In one hand, Celsius has powers over the cold. In the opposite hand, she has powers over heat. She can use either hand to fire super-heated or super-cooled projectiles at opponents.
Arani Desai re-formed the Doom Patrol believing that Niles Caulder, whom she claimed was her husband, was alive, uniting with Cliff Steele, Joshua Clay, and Valentina Vostok to find him, eventually adding Rhea Jones, Wayne Hawkins, and Scott Fischer to the fold, and finding Larry Trainor, still in need of bandages but without the Negative Energy Being, which was in Vostok.
Arani created a great deal of tension in the group, particularly in making the search for Caulder the primary mission of the team. When they finally find him, he insists that, while he did know her, that she is not his wife, but that he could not stop her from claiming his property while wanting to appear dead.
Arani sacrificed her life to halt a Gil'Dishpan ship, even though she was told that her efforts would be useless by several other members of her team.
Arani's funeral was interrupted by the Gene Bomb, which affected the team severely and created a new member in Crazy Jane.
Arani's surname, Desai, was not revealed until Cliff Steele was making her funeral arrangements. The letters column of that issue noted that Arani merely had a crush on Caulder. In Doom Patrol #57, the Chief revealed that he married her for her own protection, but that their marriage was only nominal.
First Appearance: Showcase (1956) #94
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Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
#5 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Worlds In Limbo'#9
- 'War Zone'#10
- 'Death at the Dawn of Time'
#52 DCU: Legacies (2010)
- 'Negative Woman Goes Berserk!'
Doom Patrol (1987)
Annual 01 Doom Patrol (2009)
- 'Public Works!'TPB vol. 05
- 'Magic Bus'#1
- 'The Doom Patrol!'#2
- 'Satellite of Doom!'#3
- 'The Fire of the Gods!'#4
- 'Trouble in Kansas City!'#5
- 'Natural Order'#6
- 'Heroes and Villains'#7
- 'The Kids' Night Out!'#8
- 'The Morning After'#9
- 'It's Raining Plastic Men'#10
- 'The Soul of the Machine'#11
- 'Betrayed -- By Larry Trainor!'#12
- 'Power and Chaos'#14
- 'Order and Doom'#15
- 'Hail to the Chief!'#15 (Direct Edition)
- 'Hail to the Chief!'#16
- 'From Gil'Dishpan... With Doom!'#18
- 'Endings... ...Beginnings'#57
- 'The Nature of the Catastrophe'
Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad Special (1988)
History of the DC Universe (1986)
#2 Secret Origins (1986)
- 'Battleground Earth'
Annual 01 Showcase (1956)
- 'Starring The Doom Patrol! The Old! The New! Plus Captain Comet!'
#94 Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (2009)
- 'The Doom Patrol Lives Forever!'#95
- 'The Origin of Celsius'#96
The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl (1982)
#8 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'Stand-Ins for Supergirl!'#9
- 'Re-Enter: Reactron!'#10
HC The Superman Family (1974)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
Two Guns for Johnny Thunder (1982)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
- 'Amazing-Man to Harlequin II'
Black Lantern Corps
Doom Patrol (DC)(02 - New Doom Patrol)
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