DC Universe’s Doom Patrol: Ranking Jane’s alters

Doom Patrol -- Ep. 102 -- "Donkey Patrol" -- Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney / 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Doom Patrol -- Ep. 102 -- "Donkey Patrol" -- Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney / 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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Diane Guerrero is doing exceptional work as Jane and all her varied personalities on Doom Patrol. Let’s rank all the alters we’ve seen thus far.

I’m obsessed with DC Universe’s Doom Patrol. It might actually be my favorite superhero show ever. It’s so wonderfully weird and entertaining, I love being pulled into the lurid, wacky world week after week.

Diane Guerrero is a cast stand-out as the character Jane, who has over 64 different personalities, each with their own superpower. Guerrero has truly been able to flex her acting chops by taking on alter after alter. The distinctions between them are aided by differences in appearances and abilities, but it is Guerrero’s skilled acting that makes them distinctive.

I thought it would be fun to rank the alters we’ve seen present on the show. Keep in mind, I’m going by memory and the little research I could find but I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten all the big ones who have shown up. There are some alters who showed up merely in passing who I’ve neglected to include because we don’t know enough about them. By season’s end, I may make a whole new ranking with all the other alters we’ve yet to meet, seeing as we’re only 5 episodes in.

13. Lucy Fugue

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In the comics, Lucy Fugue presents much differently than her live-action counterpart. She has radioactive bones and see-through skin. I imagine, even for a show with a large budget, it would be difficult to manifest that realistically on television so instead the Doom Patrol version of Lucy has electro-magnetic abilities.

We only see Lucy Fugue in glimpses, first when she zaps Cyborg and then, if I recall correctly, I think she was briefly visible again in the fight against Von Fuchs.

12. The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter

In the show she is seen painting. She’s a quiet, morose, young woman. We don’t know anything about her backstory or abilities as of yet but she does come across as quite depressed.

11. Kay Challis

This is the original “personality”, as the little girl Jane was before she underwent the trauma that caused the split.

She is talked about and referenced several times in the show, notably when Mother Archon forces Jane and Cliff to see their true selves while they’re trapped in Nurnheim. It is there we see the actual child Jane used to be before the abuse in her life. Typically, she is kept sleeping deep in the Underground.