|“||All of my life, I have felt like a fraud. All of my life, I have been the imposter masquerading as Rita Farr. But, one day, you crazy bunch of misfits who are just like me, came into my life. I say fսck Niles Caulder for most things but... not this. He gave me you. My family. I know you don't think we deserve anything good. But one thing I know we do deserve is the love that we have for each other. Well, had, before the Butts screwed us up, and then that weird testicle monster thing. But the point is... you accept me. The real me, whether I blob or triumph, you were always the place that I returned to. You were my home.||”|
— Rita Farr to the Doom Patrol[src]
Rita Vivian Farr, born Gertrude "Gertie" Cramp, is a renowned actor in the 1950s who was exposed to an unknown toxin who transformed her body cells, giving her abilities to elasticize and contort her body. Farr is also the daughter of Vance and Addie Cramp.
For decades, Farr lived under the care of Niles Caulder in Doom Manor as Elasti-Woman, where she slowly recovered to gain control over her abilities. Unfortunately, she did not succeed despite working extensively for decades. She eventually joined forces with other residents in the manor and formed a team against Mister Nobody. After Nobody's defeat, Farr began to develop a higher self esteem and faced her past traumas, briefly becoming the vigilante, Beekeeper, of Cloverton.
Months later, Farr hijacked Madame Rouge's time machine and travelled to 1917, joining the Sisterhood of Dada with her memories disappeared. She lived in an unfamiliar time period for decades as Bendy and began a relationship with Malcolm DuPont, though turned to oppose De Mille after she betrayed the sisterhood. Farr returned to 2021 soon afterward, forcing her team against De Mille. In the end, Farr decided to work with De Mille to lead the Doom Patrol, under the code name Elasti-Woman.
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Early Life[edit source]
Gaining Powers[edit source]
Doom Patrol[edit source]
Mister Nobody's Campaign[edit source]
A New Start[edit source]
Mysterious Things[edit source]
Arrival Imminent[edit source]
Another Life[edit source]
Piffle Paffle[edit source]
Rouge's Betrayal[edit source]
Revenge on Rouge[edit source]
Subconscious Beings[edit source]
Preparing for the Battle[edit source]
Truly Evil[edit source]
Immortus Will Rise[edit source]
Calling the Shots[edit source]
A New Leader[edit source]
Rita Farr Retrospective[edit source]
Reconciliation with Rouge[edit source]
Ant Farm[edit source]
Powers and Abilities[edit source]
- Elasticity: After being exposed to an unknown gas on the set of Forbidden Congo, Farr's body cells are able to stretch and elasticize in different shapes.
- Size Manipulation: Farr was capable of enlarging her body such that she could stop the uncontrollable robot body of Cliff Steele.
- Superhuman Strength: Farr has exceptional strength and capable of lifting individuals with simply one hand.
- Superhuman Durability: Farr was able to withstand attacks and extreme radiation from Larry's body.
- Regenerative Healing Factors: Farr was shown to restore her default appearance and have no damage on her body despite being exposed to extreme radiation.
Former Powers[edit source]
- Longevity: Like her teammates, Farr was given a piece of Immortus and subsequently gained the ability to retain the same appearance for decades without any signs of aging. The piece was later extracted by Doctor Janus to ensure Immortus will rise again.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: Farr was shown to use boxing as a method of combat as a vigilante.
- Acting: As a former renowned actor in the 1950s, Farr possesses exceptional acting skills.
- Power Instability: Despite having her powers for over 60 years, Farr has yet to fully control her elasticity, causing her body to turn into a giant blob of flesh when she feels distressed or other extreme emotions.
Current Equipment[edit source]
- Shipley: Farr travelled and arrived in 1917 in a capsule.
- Elasti-Woman Suit: As Elasti-Woman, Farr wore a protective suit.
Former Equipment[edit source]
- Doom Patrol Uniform: In a fantasy created by Mister Nobody, Farr wore a red and white spandex uniform alongside the team.
- Beekeeper Suit: Farr wore a beekeeper outfit as the vigilante "The Beekeeper".
|Doom Patrol Patrol||Appears|
|Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five||Appears|
|Fun Size Patrol||Appears|
Promotional Images[edit source]
|Other versions of Rita Farr|