The Religious Affiliation of
Balu Sutra

Religion: radical pacifist; Buddhist CBR Scale: D

Name: Balu Sutra

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: The Doom Patrol (vol. 1) #96 (June 1965): "The Day the World Went Mad!"

Creators: Arnold Drake, Bruno Premiani

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: General Immortus, Brotherhood of Evil

Defended or Helped by: The Doom Patrol

Occupation: activist

Race: Asian

Gender: male

Note: behaved insanely due to an Oriental idol

Balu Sutra was a world-famous peace activist. He started behaving insanely and threatening others. Other famous men behaved insanely at roughly the same time. The Doom Patrol investigated, and traced the cause to an Oriental idol and the mechanations of General Immortus and the Brotherhood of Evil.

We know for certain that Balu Sutra was a peace activist. That was the character's defining characteristic. Based on the character's name (particularly "Sutra") and his peace activism, it is reasonable to presume that this character is a Buddhist. A "sutra" is a Buddhist scripture, parable or spiritual narrative.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
The Doom Patrol (vol. 1) #96 (June 1965): "The Day the World Went Mad!" (cameo)

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