Celsius (Arani Desai)

The Religious Affiliation of
Arani Desai

Religion: Hindu CBR Scale: S

Name: Celsius

Alter Ego: Arani Desai

Other Names: Arani Desai-Caulder; Arani Caulder

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Showcase #94 (Aug.-Sep. 1977): "The Doom Patrol Lives Forever!"

Creators: Paul Kupperberg, Joe Staton

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

Number of Appearances: 52

Teams/Affiliations: The Doom Patrol

Nation: India

Birth Place: Calcutta, India

Gender: female

Arani's father was known as "Kalki." He believed himself to be the final incarnation of Vishnu. Arani herself was raised partially in a monastery. As an adult super-heroine, she manifest her learning from her upbringing both as belief and in mild mystic power.

Although Arani's religious beliefs and backgrounds are a significant aspect of her character, she was never as overtly Hindu as her father.

Celsius (Arani Desai)

This character is in the following 12 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Doom Patrol
Showcase #94 (Aug.-Sep. 1977): "The Doom Patrol Lives Forever!"

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