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!
P.S. - That is a frog mask, not her actual face. She is not a human-frog hybrid.
Table of Contents
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explanation: Melts some creature mid-leap with her powers.
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
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.
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!