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DC Comics' character. She is a Doom Patrol member.

She is one of the components of the amalgamated giantess (merged) Janet Van Dyne.


  • Occupation: Hollywood actress, Doom Patrol member.
  • Height: 5ft. 6in. (1,6764 meters)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61,235 kilos)
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Base: Midway City, Oolong Island


Rita Farr was a Hollywood actress, until she exposed to unusual volcanic gases while shooting a film in Africa. When Farr recovered, she discovered that she could grow or shrink her body at will from microscopic to hundreds of feet tall. She later gained greater control of her powers, enabling her to return to normal size. Considered a freak and a menace, her Hollywood career was over. Rita is then approached by the Chief, who made her member of Doom Patrol and given her the codename Elasti-Girl.

Character Evolution

Silver Age / Earth-One

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Rita was the founding member of Doom Patrol. Rita was in a love triangle between with Negative Man and Mento. But, ultimately, she chose Mento and married him. They both adopted Beast Boy, and made him a member of the team. Rita powers allowed her to stretch any part of her body to incredible lengths. She could grow to gigantic size, with an accompanying increase in mass and strength, and could also shrink to tiny, but not microscopic, proportions. She did not maintain her normal mass and strength when she shrank.

Modern Age / New Earth


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After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Rita's history is rebooted. In this new reality Rita is a former professional actress and a professional swimmer. She has a gold medal for swimming in the Olympics. Her shape-changing allows her to grow to the size of a skyscraper or shrink to microscopic size. Rita can selectively shrink or grow parts of her body while the rest of it remains in normal size (semi-giantess).


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During the Infinite Crisis, Rita met Beast Boy, but she had no memories of him. That is until, Superboy-Prime broke out of the Phantom Zone. Which caused Rita to regain all her old memories of her family and her own death. Sometime later, Rita had changed her codename to "Elasti-Woman". She is tougher and colder, that was shown when she didn't care that she lost two of her teammates on her last mission.

The New 52 / Prime Earth

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Elasti-Girl makes her first appearance in the newly reformed Doom Patrol led by the Chief alongside Robotman, Negative Man, and Element Woman. Her name is revealed to be Rita Starr, and after an exposure to a strange gas, her cellular structure was broken down. She fights alongside her Doom Patrol teammates in an effort to capture the Power Ring held by Jessica Cruz.

Major Story Arcs

Silver Age / Earth-One

La muerte de Elasti-Girl

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Then tragedy struck when the Doom Patrol's enemies, the Madame Rouge and General Zahl, threatened a small New England fishing village. The Patrol members elected to sacrifice themselves to save innocents and Elasti-Girl dies in the explosion.

Modern Age / New Earth

Retroboot: Rita's Past is Revealed

One Year Later after Infinite Crisis, it is then revealed how Rita been resurrected. The Chief had salvaged the original Elasti-Girl's skull and used it to clone her a new body from a malleable form. This Rita is quiet and reluctant to question the Chief's treatment of her. She is very dependent upon the Chief, there are hints that he is controlling her due to her malleable form which hampers her thinking abilities.

Retroboot: I Married My Stalker

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On a mission to a small town, Elasti-Woman's mind is taken over by Mento. In hopes of saving her team from been possessed by the town people. It discovered that Mento has being lurking around in Rita's head like a stalker. Rita already knows about this, as found in her personal journal " my head! He's been in my head all along! Perfect husband, perfect father, perfect pervert! He didn't even try deny it! Make all of my dreams come true? The way he looked at me. I've seen that look before: Gina's stalker. I married my stalker! The bastard's been in my head all along!!!" Rita confronts Mento over what he has done to her. He tries to use mind control, to make her love him, but she realizes this, grabs Mento, and almost kills him. Rita lets him go, and their marriage comes to an end.

Retroboot: Who is Rita?

Later the team finds out Rita is a shape shifting clone. It found that Rita must look at photos of the original Rita so she keep the appears of her. Rita also fought a savage clone version of herself, who ate people. Rita and her team are then kicked off Oolong Island and she met with her son Beast Boy, to see if she and her team could live with the Teen Titans.

Powers & Abilities

  • Elasticity: Elasti-Girl can stretch any parts of her body to incredible lengths.
  • Size Manipulation: Rita can grow to gigantic size with an accompanying increase in mass and strength. She could also shrink down to be very tiny. On a couple of occasions Rita has surpassed 1000 feet in height.
  • Duplication: Elasti-Woman has powers of shape-shifting and can regrow missing limbs

In other media (outside the comics)

Image Work of origin Type of work Description
Rita Farr (10)
Teen Titans (SE5-EP01-EP02) Emilie icon
Western animated series
Silk icon
Elasti-Girl appeared with the fellow Doom Patrol members Mento, Robotman, and Negative Man on the Teen Titans animated series. On the show she and the rest of the team meet with her adoptive son, Beast Boy, and his friends, the Teen Titans. She and the two teams joined together to battle against the Brotherhood of Evil. She was voiced by Tara Stron. She appears in the episodes:
  • Homecoming Part 1 (September 24, 2005)
  • Homecoming Part 2 (October 1, 2005)
Rita Farr (11)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Emilie icon
Western animated series
Rita and the original incarnation of the Doom Patrol appears on the show. Rita had left the team and lived her life as an overweight actress. Until Brotherhood of Evil force her to rejoin the Doom Patrol for one last fight. She was voiced by Olivia d'Abo. She appears in the episode: The Last Patrol! (October 8, 2010)
Rita Farr (12)
Young Justice Emilie icon
Western animated series

A young Rita Farr (presumably years before gaining her powers) appears in the Young Justice episode "Image." She is one of the stars of "Hello Megan," a fictional 80's sitcom.

Rita Farr (13)
Doom Patrol Emilie icon
Western animated series
She appears as a member of the doom patrol in the DC Nation Shorts voiced by Kari Wahlgren.
Flash Emilie icon
Western animated series
In the episode "Things You Can't Outrun" there was a reference to a documentary called The Rita Farr Story.
Rita Farr (14)
DC Super Hero Girls Emilie icon
Western animated series
Elasti Girl appears as a background character in the web series, tv shorts, TV specials and films.
Justice League: The New Frontier Director de películas
Emilie icon
Western animated series
Elasti-Girl appeared in Justice League: The New Frontier.



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  • In the Pixar franchise called The Incredibles, Elastigirl is directly inspired by Rita Farr, and it shows in her real name: Helen Parr.