Negative Man
Nick Name
Civilian ID
Larry Trainor


Test Pilot

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation

Doom Patrol

Base of Operations
Midway City
5' 10" - Now Inapplicable
180 lbs. - Now Inapplicable
Eye Color
Blue - Now Inapplicable
Hair Color
Blond - Now Inapplicable
Known Powers

Radioactively altered human converted into a being of pure energy with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability able to pass through solid objects and cause anything it touches to burn or explode.

Note: Due to radiation poisoning Trainor's body must be bound in special bandages to contain its poison. Trainor's energy form can only leave his body for limited time before he dies.

Common Enemies

Black Vulture

(The) Brain

Brotherhood of Evil

Captain Zahl

General Immortus

Madame Rouge

Monsieur Mallah

Regularly Appearing

My Greatest Adventure Vol. 1

Doom Patrol vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

First Appearance
My Greatest Adventure Vol. 1 #80 (June, 1963)
Bob Haney, Arnold Drake & Bruno Premiani

Test pilot Larry Trainor was flying an experimental rocket when a malfunction caused it to travel into deep space. Passing through a radiation belt and then crash-landing on Earth, Trainor found his body glowing with energy.

Dr. Niles Caulder used a special material to bind Trainor's body, stalling his radiation poisoning. Trainor joined Caulder's team of misfit heroes known as the Doom Patrol after he discovered he could leave his body for short periods of time in the energy form known as the Negative Man.

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