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Quote1 You're lucky that you have people to share your life with. I don't know where I was in the future or what happened. But I'm certain of one thing, I was alone. You know, we are quite a bit alike, you and me, Cliff. Relics from a long time passed, discarded by the side of the road in search of a new home we may never truly find. Quote2
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Madame Rouge (real name Laura De Mille) is an eccentric and guilt-filled member of the Doom Patrol with shapeshifting abilities. Originally a supervillain and a member of the Bureau of Normalcy and the Brotherhood of Evil, she eventually discovered the error of her ways and became a hero.

Working in the Bureau of Normalcy

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Weapon or Not Weapon

At some point, Laura De Mille became a metahuman with shapeshifting powers and joined the Bureau of Normalcy to decide which metahumans were weapons and who were not. During that period, Laura met and joined the Sisterhood of Dada, a group of metahuman artists. In 1917, Laura met Bendy, a a woman with elastic powers who does not remember her past, whom she brought to the Sisterhood to join and the two became friends.[6][2]

Over time, Laura became strict and forced to make difficult decisions to demonstrate her loyalty to the bureau. Laura betrayed her friends by sending all the agents to the Sisterhood's lair and she had to classify them as weapons, but Malcolm DuPont, a member of the sisterhood, was accidentally killed. Shortly after, Laura was fired for treason by Niles Caulder.[7][1]

Becoming Madame Rouge

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A New Job

Without more to do, Laura decided to join the Brotherhood of Evil, a group of super villains dedicated to world domination. Laura was nicknamed by Mallah "Madame Rouge". Laura's mission was to travel to the future to steal Caulder's plans for The Brain, the leader of the brotherhood to use in his own plans.[8]

Journey into the future

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Travel to a new era

Laura met Bendy before traveling back in time and revealed that she was her best friend. Upon reaching the present, Laura lost her memory, so she headed to Doom Manor to search for Niles Caulder to try and regain her memory. Instead of Caulder, Laura encountered her test patients, Cliff Steele, a robot with anger problems, Jane, a girl with multiple personalities, Larry Trainor, a radioactive man, Victor Stone, a superhero, and Rita Farr, who really was bendy. Laura helped the sorcerer Willoughby Kipling heal the team members turned into Zombies and defeat Darren Jones, an old enemy of the team and his army of the dangerous Butts. Not knowing where to go, Laura stayed to live at Doom Manor.[8][9][10][1][6]

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Laura explains what the Sisterhood of Dada is

To find more of her past, Laura tasked the team with finding the Sisterhood of Dada to defeat them before the Eternal Flagellation happens. Laura and Rita became friends while fixing the machine. Laura realized that the Sisterhood was already coming for her, so she tried to prevent them from entering, but it was late. Laura recovered her memories and regretted what happened with Malcolm. When the Flagellation began, Laura turned into a bird to escape.[11][6][7]

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The Brotherhood of Evil returns

Laura is reunited with Rita, who was looking for her for revenge. The two began to argue about Malcolm's death, but Laura decided to escape from Rita. To take revenge, Laura traveled to Florida to search for the Brotherhood of Evil, as she came to the present, but found out that Brain and Mallah, Brain's gorilla assistant, had retired, but Laura convinced them to return to villainy. By transforming into Rory, Cliff's grandson, Laura captured her old friend to have Brain use Cliff's robot body, but to her surprise, Brain and Mallah betrayed Laura, as they only wanted to retire.[8][2]

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Road to redemption

Laura and Cliff's brain managed to get off the gurney and Laura used Rog's body, a giant robot discarded by the brotherhood, to put Cliff's brain in and together they crushed Brain in revenge. Laura started a journey in Rog to reach the manor and kill Rita, but Cliff managed to control the robot to try to reform Laura. Upon finding the time machine, Laura did not know where to go, so she decided to reform herself and traveled to the manor to apologize to the team. When everyone went to prevent an uncontrolled Cliff from destroying the city, Laura was confronted by Rita, who made her remember everything, something that made Laura see that she was a bad person. After the team saved the city, they all agreed to become the new Doom Patrol, a group of superheroes. As part of her redemption, Laura cordially agreed to join the team to become a better person and as the first mission, the team went to face an the testicle monster.[12]


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Becoming a hero

Over the next few months, Laura tried to make amends, trying to apologize to Rita and some people, whom she turned into weapons, regularly refusing to use the jellyfish to prevent her from forgetting her memories during the time machine trips. Due to not using the jellyfish, Laura would occasionally forget about the Doom Patrol's heroic missions as they faced various enemies, such as the disgusting criminal Codpiece and Laura was in charge of using her shapeshifting power, distracting the villains, receiving terrible code names from Rita. Due to Rita's hatred of her, Laura planned to leave the manor to live a new life after traveling to Florida for Cliff to be reunited with his family, now that he has the feeling of touch. However, the Doom Patrol's journey was altered when in the time tunnel, Isabel Feathers, the first person to see Laura arrive, caused the machine to travel 20 years into the future, 2042, discovering that Cloverton was destroyed.

The Doom Patrol found out from a future Vic that the world was destroyed by the Buttpocalypse, an apocalypse destroyed by the zombie Butts and Laura found out that she was missing, beginning to investigate, finding that her future version made plans for the machine. After urgently escaping to 2022, Laura and the team set out to avoid the grim future, deciding to have Laura as the new leader as a first step. Laura tasked the team with stopping Darren Jones first as the next step, escaping with Cliff for a secret mission against Darren, reforming their friendship while Laura became philosophical as Cliff remembered his past until they followed zombie Darren into his farm and forced Cliff to kill him. Darren, but Laura remembered using people as a weapon, seeing how Cliff had to sacrifice his first touch to kill Darren, making Laura feel bad, even though they thought they had saved the world.[3][13]

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Duty as Leader

Disappointed at forcing Cliff to kill Darren, Laura tried to provide emotional support to the team, starting with the Larry and his alien son, Keeg, issue, before deciding to make amends with Rita, asking her friends to trust each other to help Rita, which was being recognized. However, Larry, Cliff, and Jane became trapped in a reality from Rita's films, leaving Laura trying to rescue them, learning of Doctor Janus's reality-shifting power, but unable to find solutions, so Laura began drinking until the team returned. Laura encouraged Cliff with a car to make it feel like old times until they were called by Kipling, who alerted the team about the possible rise of the dangerous deity, Immortus, so the Doom Patrol decided to stop him, having complications becoming in teenagers. When she was with Rita, Laura wanted to finally make amends, showing her girlish appearance, apologizing to Rita for everything she caused, considering her her best friend.[14][15]

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Investigating the Immortus Project

After ceasing to be a baby, Laura joined Rita to find a way to stop Immortus, secretly traveling to the Ant Farm, where Laura was terrified to return until receiving support from Rita, who once again became the leader, reconnecting with her old friend. The duo found Wally Sage, a former bureau subordinate with powers to bring his drawings to life and responsible for Malcolm's death, causing Rita to accidentally kill him, alerting the bureau, forcing Laura to escape with Rita, whom she encouraged to build a portal to the magical kingdom Orqwith to rescue the rest of the team now that they are friends again.[16][4]

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"Did I say Immortus?"

After successfully arriving at Orqwith, the Doom Patrol was forced to witness the arrival of Immortus thanks to his cult, taking possession of the body of Isabel Feathers, whom he rescued from the Timestream and devastated Orqwith with his new power, but he The team was able to survive thanks to Vic protecting them with magic bubbles. The Doom Patrol began to debate whether they should confront Isabel, whom they did not see as a danger due to her powers, concentrating more on how to recover their stolen longevities, but despite the denial of the others, Laura witnessed the temporal changes of Isabel and her evil as Immortus, being the only one to see her powers for some reason, trying to confront the deity who threatened to rewrite her history to kill her, so Laura tried to warn her friends.[4][17]

In a sudden fit of jealousy, Isabel used her powers to rewrite reality into a musical time loop that hailed her called Immortimas, forcing the Doom Patrol to love and praise her, improving their lives. Despite having the team's memory erased, Laura managed to remember everything, helping the team and their allies remember who they really are, agreeing to leave the fictional reality, causing Isabel to become angry for rejecting her perfect world, sending them back to the real world, warning them that they were doomed.[18]



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