‘Titans’: Introduction Of New DC Character Has Some Fans Confused

Titans DC UniverseThe latest episode of Titans marked the debut the Doom Patrol, but it also introduced a DC Comics character whose identity has caused some confusion among fans.

During the episode, Niles Caulder returns to the mansion where the Doom Patrol resides and brings a new female patient who was engulfed by liquid nitrogen following a tanker explosion at a nearby protest. The young woman is injected with a purple serum by Caulder, a.k.a. The Chief, that results in the patient causing the temperature in the room to drop. While her apparent abilities and official photos listing actress Hina Abdullah as Arani Desai would understandably lead fans to believe that the character is the DC hero known as Celsius, who was the wife of Niles Caulder and founder of a second Doom Patrol team in the comics, The Chief actually refers to the patient as Shyleen Lao.

A Chinese-American character named Shyleen was introduced in 2001’s third volume of Doom Patrol and found herself recruited into a new incarnation of the team by a wealthy industrialist named Thayer Jost. Shyleen took on the name “Fever” and possessed power over heat transfer and fire, to a certain extent. After the new version of the team was disbanded, Fever was among the many heroes who was abducted by the Dark Side Club and brainwashed into being a combatant in the group’s underground fighting ring. After being defeated in the ring by Ravager, she was shot in the head by the henchman of a Dark Side Club judge named Virman Vundabar after Ravager refused to execute Shyleen.

So who did the series introduce? Celsius or Fever? Or was this character simply a nod to both heroes? Share your thoughts below!

Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.

Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek, and board game enthusiast.

  • phnxgrl

    This idiocy has to stop! This Safety Pin Nonsense is going to backfire and I hate that my Favorite Movie to be boycotted over stupidity of your actions! Grow UP!

    • Axxell

      If people are boycotting a movie because the people in it support disenfranchised groups, so be it. Not a great loss.

      • phnxgrl

        It support Lunatics and delusional people. They need to be dragged into reality not coddles like infants!

        • Axxell

          People being discriminated against aren’t “lunatics and delusional”…

          • phnxgrl

            They are NOT being discriminated! They think they are that is a delusion and you buy into this delusion only makes the break from reality worst!

          • Axxell

            You must be white if you think there’s no discrimination…

          • phnxgrl

            No I am a realist. I have been to 187 countries and all 50 states I have seen Real Racism in Islamic controlled areas! This is not Racism! I saw a black man in Africa killed because he would not submit to be a slave to an Arab on a horse! I seen Real discrimination in India through their Caste System. I have been on the receiving end in south Asia where I was called White Devil and was not allowed to purchase even water and I banned and hit with sticks when Tried! So Those are REAL Racism!

          • TheNightBeforeBacon

            BULLSHONKY. *I* have a friend who travels far more than you and he said the accepted racism here is some of the worst in the first world.

        • TheNightBeforeBacon

          Says the girl in the Right Wing Nut echo chambers spouting lies. What do you know about reality?

          • phnxgrl

            Really Who won the election? It was not the minority of the Left was it? You need to look at the new reality! The Left is out of power and will stay that way for a very long time!

          • TheNightBeforeBacon

            The majority on the Left, you mean? No, they didn’t win, but it did say something about the desires of the populace. It will be impressive if Trumpster doesn’t keel over in the next four years.

          • phnxgrl

            Whose echo box chamber said Hillary is going to win? Not mine but yours! Who is delusional here? Not Me I knew Trump would win!

          • TheNightBeforeBacon

            You had no data to back it up, just your feelings in your tum tum.

    • TheNightBeforeBacon

      Get out of the racist Right and see the world. Breathe some free air, educate yourself, then maybe you won’t see reasonable people as all the awful things you are.

      • phnxgrl

        No it is trigger Left who are the real racists!

        • TheNightBeforeBacon

          How so? I’d love to hear this crackpot idea…

  • Bill

    Dipshits. Time to grow up

  • Colin Mathura-Jeffree

    Celsius! Has to be.