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Respect Coagula

Kate Godwin is Coagula, a member of the Doom Patrol and (likely) one of the first transgendered superheroes. She was given her powers/abilities after engaging in sexual activity with Rebis - a member of the Doom Patrol - and was accepted into the group after defeating the one-time villain - Codpiece. It's time to respect another one of the characters from the confines of the Doom Patrol!

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P.S. - That is a frog mask, not her actual face. She is not a human-frog hybrid.

Table of Contents

  1. Origins
  2. Coagulation
  3. Dissolving
  4. Future Sight

1.0 - Origins

As mentioned, Kate was once a powerless human. During that time she found herself in the company of Rebis, long-time member of the Doom Patrol, and the two engaged in sexual activity. Due to the radiation/negative energy that Rebis contained inside itself Kate found herself with abilities.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #70 - The Laughing Game

2.0 - Coagulation

The ability in which Coagula took her namesake from. Her coagulation powers allow her to cause liquids to coagulate, basically turning them into a semi-solid or gel-like state.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #70 - The Laughing Game

Explanation: Here she's using her coagulation on beer as its pouring out of the tap. There's also a showing of her dissolving ability - a beer bottle.

3.0 - Dissolving

Despite her namesake being from coagulation she seems to utilize her dissolving power much more often. It's just more practical in combat I suppose.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #70 - The Laughing Game

Explanation: Coagula used flirtation to appeal to Codpiece & distract him in order to get close enough to dissolve his groin-cannon. It was this move that caught the attention of the Doom Patrol!

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Issue: Doom Patrol #71 - The Fox and the Crow

Explanation: Being brought to the Doom Patrol HQ for the first time she is put through a test by The Chief. First she melts a cannon firing rubber pellets then reacting to and dissolving a missile mid-air as it's being fired at her. The Chief comments on her reflexes, dubbing them adequate.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #74 - Bootleg Steele

Explanation: Coagula dissolves a lock to enter a large factory w/Robotman. The factory itself was 'alive' and attacked back when entered, believing it to be the REAL Robotman. In her counter-attack she uses her coagulation on an unknown liquid and dissolves a bunch of wires that were attacking Robotman.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #76 - The Teiresias Wars, Part Two: The Hotel of Lost Light

Explanation: Coagula attempts to use her powers on a large creature but stops to help Robotman when it counter-attacks. She melts the I-Beam that it shoots from it's hand before it harms Robotman.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #77 - The Teiresia's Wars part 3:The Witness Trees

Explanation: Coagula uses her powers to dissolve some sort of blockage in Robotmans body during reconstruction. This feat is interesting due to the fact that The Chief, a scientific genius + engineer akin the level of Will Magnus states that he could hardly follow it w/digital enhancing goggles/glasses. In the second scan we see that Robotman is alive & well, so the rebuild was successful.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #77 - The Teiresia's Wars part 3:The Witness Trees

Explanation: Just another showing of Coagula melting an I-Beam fired by the same creature we saw earlier before the I-Beam can reach it's target.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #81 - Two Mad Men With Foreheads and Boots

Explanation: Melts some creature mid-leap with her powers.

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Issue: Doom Patrol #84 - Imagine Ari's Friends, Part One: A Song for the Small Face

Explanation: Dissolves some needle-like projections right before they hit Reb Chiam's eyes. Then begins to dissolve some stone structure.

4.0 - Future Sight

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Issue: Doom Patrol #80 - The Dogs of Soul

Explanation: Coagula has this secondary power in which she can get random glimpses into the future and/or other realities when using technology such as computers. Here she sees something that happens later on in the issue. This power isn't well-explained though and I believe it was only shown this once, so I can't really give much else for an explanation.

Conclusion

Coagula doesn't have tons of feats and her lack of speed/reaction feats would probably put her in low street tier. I could see her powers being an option in a Build-A-Hero tournament but don't know how well she'd stand on her own.

Feel free to use her in battle threads and look forward to more Doom Patrol Respect Threads!

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#1 Posted by Bullet_to_the_Head (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

She seems much more powerful than Codpiece

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#2 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (12844 posts) - - Show Bio

She seems much more powerful than Codpiece

I mean, she did melt his member!

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#3 Posted by GIliad_ (6654 posts) - - Show Bio

Good stuff, you still working on the revamped Rogues thread?

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#4 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (12844 posts) - - Show Bio

@giliad_ said:

Good stuff, you still working on the revamped Rogues thread?

Yeah, I've been meaning to get back to that, but it'll be a process that requires me to re-read every issue of The Flash, haha.

Wanted to work with some lesser known characters first before I attempt the re-vamp!