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Doom Patrol #15, art by John Byrne
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963)
Created by Bob Haney
Arnold Drake
Bruno Premiani
In-story information
Alter ego Rita Farr Dayton
Team affiliations Doom Patrol
  • Size control and alteration
  • Ability to shrink, grow, stretch, or lengthen her body at will

Elasti-Girl is a fictional comic book superheroine appearing in books published by DC Comics, primarily as a member of the Doom Patrol. Created by writers Bob Haney and Arnold Drake, and artist Bruno Premiani, the character first appeared in My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963).

The character was ranked 88th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.

Elasti-Girl was created by writers Bob Haney and Arnold Drake, and artist Bruno Premiani. She first appeared in My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963).

Rita Farr is an Olympic swimming gold medalist turned Hollywood actress who is exposed to unusual volcanic gases while shooting a film in Africa. When Farr recovers, she discovers that she can expand or shrink her body at will—from hundreds of feet tall to mere inches in height. When she gains greater control of her powers, she discovers that she can enlarge one limb at a time.

Although not physically disfigured, Rita initially has no control over her size changes, is considered a freak and a menace, and becomes a recluse, leaving her Hollywood career in ruins. However, Rita is approached by Dr. Niles Caulder (also known as The Chief) who offers her a place among fellow "freaks" attempting to use their powers for good. As Elasti-Girl, she joins Caulder's team, the Doom Patrol. Rita falls in love with, and marries, Steve Dayton, the hero Mento. Later on, the couple adopts young Gar Logan, who would become the Teen Titans' Beast Boy.

—Elasti-Girl, Teen Titans #32, March 2006.
  • Size control and alteration
  • Ability to shrink, grow, stretch, or lengthen her body at will
  • Elasti-Girl has appeared as a member of the Doom Patrol in Season Five (the two-part "Homecoming" episode) of the Teen Titans animated series. Her shrinking ability is not demonstrated in the series, except when she returns from her enlarged state to her normal size. She is voiced by Tara Strong, who also voiced Raven on the show.
  • Elasti-Girl (alongside Doom Patrol members Chief, Negative Man, and Robotman) appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Last Patrol" voiced by Olivia d'Abo. In this version, she has become very fat and is wallowing in self-pity due to the accident in Paris that broke up the Doom Patrol. She was even shown doing that at a party she held at her sea-side mansion when the Mutant Master and his minions attacked. When Batman and Chief arrived, they manage to convince Elasti-Girl to rejoin and fend off Mutant Master. She rapidly loses weight before doing so. In a recreation of the original Doom Patrol series' finale, she and her team mates later sacrifice their lives to stop General Zahl from detonating explosives planted on the island of a small fishing village.
  • Rita Farr appears very briefly in the Young Justice episode "Image." Her name was seen in the credits for a fictional television sitcom called "Hello Megan" that starred a teenage Marie Logan (mother of Garfield Logan).
  • Elasti-Girl appeared in the "Doom Patrol" segments of DC Nation Shorts voiced by Kari Wahlgren.
  • Rita Farr was referenced in The Flash television series. In the episode Things You Can't Outrun, she was the subject of a documentary film called The Rita Farr Story, which was showing at a Central City movie theater that Iris West and Barry Allen were at.


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