The Doom Patrol are a fictional team of heroes known as freaks, outcasts, and social misfits appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. They dedicate their lives to protecting the society that will not accept them. Their leader is a ruthless and manipulative genius known as The Chief, who is possibly responsible for the accidents that gave them powers. The original members included Beast Boy, Elasti-Girl, Mento, Negative Man, and Robotman. The Doom Patrol were created by Arnold Drake, Bruno Premiani, Murray Boltinoff, and Bob Haney, first appearing in My Greatest Adventure #80 (1963).
The superhero team has appeared in different forms of media, including animated television series, as well as in live-action adaptations. The 2019 self-titled television series, Doom Patrol was released for HBO Max.