The Religious Affiliation of
Ashok Desai

Religion: Hindu CBR Scale: D

Name: Kalki

Alter Ego: Ashok Desai

Classification: villain villain   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: The Doom Patrol (vol. 2) #1 (Oct. 1987): "The Doom Patrol!"

Creators: Paul Kupperberg, Steve Lightle, Gary Martin

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 5

Enemy of: The Doom Patrol

Ally: Celsius

Occupation: scientist

Nation: India

Gender: male

Note: sought immortality; father of Celsius

Ashok Desai called himself "Kalki," after the Hindu deity (the tenth and final incarnation of Vishnu). Desai actually believed he was a manifestation of Visnu or Kalki. Specifically, Ashok Desai believed that he was Kalki, the long-prophesied final manifestation of Vishnu. Desai believed that he needed to kill all of humanity as part of a cosmic cycle of death and rebirth.

Ashok Desai was a brilliant scientist. He used his scientific expertise to further his Hindu-based goal for the destruction of humanity. Ultimately, Ashok Desai (or "Kalki" as he was commonly known) was thwarted by the second incarnation of the Doom Patrol, a team which included his own daughter, Celsius.

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Doom Patrol

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