This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a character who is one of the world’s foremost scientific minds, and the founder of the Super-Hero team known as the Doom Patrol. Although ostensibly a hero, the cold yet brilliant mind of Niles Caulder has resulted in several disastrous actions on his part, as well as heroic ones, making him one of the most complicated figures in the DC Universe. It was Nile’s scientific genius that allowed him to save the members of the Doom Patrol from the horrific accidents that disfigured them, but it was later revealed that Caulder was the man behind those accidents in the first place.
Despite being a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair, and once not even having a body to speak of, it is Caulder’s incredible mind that makes him such a formidable figure. While there are several other genius intellects in the DC Universe like Lex Luthor, Mister Terrific and Batman that could arguably rival Niles Caulder, it is his knowledge in nearly all fields of science, from medicine to nanotech to chemistry and robotics, that make him both admired and feared. Unfortunately, Caulder lacks the moral compass to ever fully be the hero he thinks he is, but nevertheless, his actions have resulted in saving the world on more than one occasion.
Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only The Chief!
Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section! Anyone whose Fun Facts are selected will receive a rare “Daily Planet Editor” badge!
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—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.
—We have RECRUITED our very own @HubCityQuestion, master of all trivia, to help sort out the facts and answer the questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He remains duty-bound to keep this party going!
—We will be accepting fun facts now through Tuesday, August 4th!
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