Dr. Caulder showed up also in the fifth episode, though the characters heard about him much earlier. He was going to be a pretty significant character for the players, but with the recent turn of events that’s looking less likely. As always, There isn’t going to be anything posted below that you can’t find on http://earth-592.robjustice.net.
Dr. Niles Caulder
“A world without weapons. How ever will it suvive?”
Gifted with a genius-level intellect, Caulder used his scientific knowledge to develop numerous inventions and innovations that has made him wealthy and afforded him the finances to found a team called the Doom Patrol to protect the innocent and fight crime, and to teach humanity to accept others who live as ostracised “freaks,” who have been radically transformed from terrible accidents.
Growing up Caulder developed an interest in creating better life, based on the concept of the story Frankenstein and The Singing Ringing Tree. Caulder initially received funding from a mysterious benefactor. Thanks to the funding, Caulder succeeded in creating a chemical capable of prolonging life. When Caulder discovered his benefactor was a Nazi war criminal, he refused to continue the work. His benefactor retaliated and after a series of tragic events Caulder lost his ability to walk.
In recent years Caulder has begun working with S.W.O.R.D.’s Task Force X division as an in-house psychologist. His time with the Doom Patrol has left him uniquely qualified to connect with the deranged minds TFX recruits and also affords him a chance to begin experiments to either help control the more unstable members of the team or enhance the abilities of the under preforming.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Classified Timeline
1963: Niles Caulder is born.
1988: Niles is paralyzed from the waist at age 25.
1989: Niles forms the first Doom Patrol at age 26.
1995: The Doom Patrol is disbanded at age 32.
2015: Niles is 52 years old.