Crazy Jane

Crazy Jane was created by Grant Morrison and Richard Case for Vertigo Comics version of Doom Patrol. She first appears in Doom Patrol Volume 2 #19 (February 1989). Here character is based on Truddi Chase, whose autobiography, When Rabbit Howls, Morrison was reading while creating the series. Jane Morris is the dominant personality of Kay Challis’s system. Kay Challis, as a result of childhood sexual abuse trauma, developed dissociative identity disorder. Later in life, while being exposed to the alien Dominators’ “gene bomb”, each of her alternate personalities, or alters (which, to date, is numbered at 64), has a different super-power. Crazy Jane’s alters are organized in a mental subway grid called “the Underground”.

Synonyms:
Jane Morris, Kay Challis
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