Think You Know Crazy Jane? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a character whose dissociative identity disorder is different from that of anyone else, as each of her 64 extra personalities has its own superpower. Her various personalities are organized in sort of mental subway grid which she refers to as “the Underground.” Within this Underground, each of her personalities has its own station, which functions as their home when they are not in control of Kay’s physical body. Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Crazy Jane!

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Grant Morrison was inspired by Truddi Chase and her autobiography When Rabbit Howls when he was creating the character
Grant Morrison on Creating DOOM PATROL’s Crazy Jane

The names of at least two of her personalities are related to music Driver 8 is named after the R.E.M. song and The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter is named after the album by Scottish psychedelic folk group The Incredible String Band.

The name Crazy Jane comes from poems by William Butler Yeats as well as the painting “Crazy Jane” by Richard Dadd
Doom Patrol #30


Jane is known as the healer of the 64 personalities.

Source Doom Patrol (2016) #11


Bizzie Lizzie Borden: Jane’s ninth alter ego, may not be real.
Lady Purple’s name possibly came from the Siouxsie and the Banshees’ song “Christine.”

Crazy Jane initially believed that she was the only one without a metahuman ability. She eventually discovered that she had the ability to heal others.

While Miranda was dominant all the personalities were happy. There were no problems caused by the personalities until Miranda was assaulted in a church.

The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter: An artist with the power to psychically activate her paintings. She is the first personality Robotman meets.
Doom Patrol 1987 #19

Lucy Fugue can also generate harmonic vibrations

Kay Challis hasn’t been out since she was five.

“Jane plays a key role in stopping the Fifth Horseman. She takes control of it with the help of the Doom Patrol and the Brotherhood of Dada. However, this leaves her in a coma. Robotman succeeds in waking her up by visiting the Underground.”
Doom Patrol 1987 #29 and #30

“She also may be Ragged Robin from Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles Vertigo series. Both characters have odd personalities and are both named Kay. Grant Morrison has said the characters are the same in The Invisibles companion book: ‘Well, she is. She’s The Invisibles’ universe version of Kay Challis, who is, in the DC universe, Crazy Jane. It is part of the whole DC Hypertime.’”


These are all great facts, but we don’t accept user-edited wikis as verifiable sources of information.


I edited the source for 3 of my facts to be better. 2 I sourced the comic issue, and 1 I used a DC Universe article.