Real Name: Larry Trainor
Search for 'Negative Man' on Amazon
He is protected by the radiation he gives off by the Negative Energy Being, which can fly and had an unknown level of physical strength and durability; however, he will die if kept from the being for a long time, unless the being makes a full separation, as it did when it united with Valentina Vostok.
The Negative Energy Being can remain outside Trainor's body for approximately one minute, although the exact safe timing appears to be affected by other factors. The Being tries to get back into the body within that time, because Trainor's vital signs go down and will likely die if he goes much beyond that period of time.
Trainor loses consciousness when the Being is at work, and his body is left entirely vulnerable to an opponent.
Larry Trainor was a test pilot who crash landed near a nuclear experiment and was saved by a spirit made of negative energy that he now houses inside his body. He must wear specially-treated bandages to prevent others from being exposed to the radiation he gives off and from the being protects him.
He attempted to romance Rita Farr, and seemed to get closer than Cliff, but Steve Dayton got between them and she married him.
Larry was reportedly killed by an explosion attempting to save a remote fishing village, but was later found in a coma. He still needed to wear the treated bandages, even with the spirit now residing in Valentina Vostok. He missed being Negative Man and tried to trick the spirit into entering him instead. When he did this, he and Val got into a fistfight, and she decked him, but he was also able to go without the bandages for once. During the invasion, he tried to put his skills as a pilot to work for the Doom Patrol, but the hangar collapsed at about the point the Negative Spirit broke free from Val, but did not yet enter him.
Trainor was hospitalized at the time of the explosion of the gene bomb, where he developed a crush on his doctor, Eleanor Poole. The Negative Spirit merged the two of them with itself and assumed the name Rebis, an alchemical marriage. This androgynous form gained the ability to fly even while in bodily form.
First Appearance: My Greatest Adventure (1955) #80
Negative Man is a favorite character of 5 users
View a chronological listing of this character's appearances
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen (2007)
TPB 52/WW III (2007)
- '52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen'#4
- 'Dead Reckoning'#6
TPB All-Star Section Eight (2015)
- 'DC: World War III'#1
- 'A Call To Arms'#2
- 'The Valiant'
TPB Ambush Bug Nothing Special (1992)
- 'All-Star Section Eight'#3
- '3: I Would Do Anything for Love'
Beast Boy (2000)
#1 Challengers of the Unknown (1958)
- 'Nobody's Hero'#4
- 'Beast War'
#48 Checkmate (2006)
- 'Twilight Of The Challengers!'
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
#7 DC Comics Presents: Superman - Sole Survivor (2011)
- 'Beyond The Silent Night'
DC Comics Presents: Teen Titans (2011)
DC Holiday Special '09 (2010)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Doom Patrol (1964)
#86 Doom Patrol (1987)
- 'The Brotherhood of Evil'#87
- 'The Terrible Secret of the Negative Man'#88
- 'The Man Who Lived Twice!'#89
- 'The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Menace'#90
- 'The Enemy Within The Doom Patrol'#91
- 'Mento--The Man Who Split The Doom Patrol'#92
- 'The Sinister Secret of Dr. Tyme'#93
- 'Showdown on Nightmare Road'#94
- 'The Nightmare Fighters'#95
- 'Menace of the Turnabout Heroes'#96
- 'The Day The World Went Mad!'#97
- 'The War Against the Mind Slaves!'#98
- 'The Death of the Doom Patrol'#99
- 'The Deadly Sting of the Bug Man'#100
- 'The Fantastic Origin Of Beast-Boy'#101
- 'I, Kranus, Robot Emperor!'#102
- '8 Against Eternity'#103
- 'The Meteor Man'#104
- 'The Bride Of The Doom Patrol'#105
- 'Honeymoon Of Terror!'#106
- 'Blood Brothers'#107
- 'The War Over Beast Boy'#108
- 'Kid Disaster'#109
- 'Mandred The Executioner'#110
- 'Trial by Terror'#111
- 'Zarox-13-- King of the Criminal Cosmos!'#112
- 'Brothers In Blood!'#113
- 'Who Dares To Challenge The Arsenal'#114
- 'Kor -- The Conqueror'#115
- 'The Mutant Master'#116
- 'Two To Get Ready...And Three To Die!'#117
- 'The Black Vulture'#118
- 'Videx Monarch Of Light'#119
- 'In The Shadow Of The Great Guru'#120
- 'The Rage Of The Wrecker'#121
- 'The Beginning of the End!'
Doom Patrol (2001)
#13 Doom Patrol (2004)
- 'Do Over'#14
- 'What is Drama?'
#1 Doom Patrol (2009)
- 'Baptism of Blood'#2
- 'Hearts of Darkness'#3
- 'A Cold Night's Death!'#4
- 'The Waters under the World'#5
- 'Hearts of Steel'#6
- 'A brain is a terrible thing to waste'#7
- 'Who are... the Devolutionists?'#8
- 'A Death in the Family'#9
- 'Hearts & Minds'#11
- 'Bitter Memory'#12
- 'How to Kill a Ghost!'#13
- 'Remembrance of Things Past'#14
- 'The Man Who Lived A Lifetime'#16
- 'Convergence Part 1'#17
- 'Convergence Part 2'#18
- 'Convergence: Conclusion'
Doom Patrol (2016)
#2 Doom Patrol Archives (2002)
- 'Brick by Brick 2: Negative World'#2 (Allred Variant)
- 'Brick by Brick 2: Negative World'#3
- 'Brick by Brick Part 3: It's a Doomed World After All'
Green Lantern (2005)
#32 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Secret Origin: Book 4'
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006 (2006)
#2 JLA (1997)
- 'Battleground Earth'#3
- 'World Without Heroes'
#94 JLA: Incarnations (2001)
- 'The Tenth Circle, Part 1: Suffer the Little Children'#95
- 'The Tenth Circle, Part 2: The Enemy Within'#96
- 'The Tenth Circle, Part 3: The Heart of the Matter'#97
- 'The Tenth Circle, Part 4: Interludes on the Last Day of the World!'#98
- 'The Tenth Circle, Part 5: Convergence'#99
- 'The Tenth Circle, Conclusion: Heartbreaker!'
#1 JLA: The Nail (1998)
- 'The Justice League of America is Dead!'
JLA: Year One (1998)
#5 Justice (2005)
- 'A League Divided'#6
- 'Sum of their Parts'#11
- 'Stalag Earth'#12
- 'Justice For All'
#7 Justice League (2011)
- 'Justice, Chapter Seven'#8
- 'Justice, Chapter Eight'#9
- 'Justice Chapter Nine'#10
- 'Justice Chapter Ten'
#33 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'Injustice League Chapter 4: Puppet Strings'
#53 Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004)
- 'JLA: Omega, Part 4: Finale'
Justice League of America/The 99 (2010)
#3 Legends of the DC Universe (1998)
- 'Star Power'#4
- 'The City That Never Sleeps'
#1 Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant (1998)
- 'U.L.T.R.A. Humanite, Part 1: Madness and Science'
My Greatest Adventure (1955)
Secret Origins (1986)
Annual 01 Secret Six (2006)
- 'Starring The Doom Patrol! The Old! The New! Plus Captain Comet!'
#3 Secret Six (2008)
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part Three: The Darkest House'#4
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part Four: Spiders on the Wind'
#30 Showcase (1956)
- 'Suicide Roulette, Part One of Two: Like a Star on the Horizon'
#94 Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (2009)
- 'The Doom Patrol Lives Forever!'
Silver Age 80-Page Giant (2000)
Silver Age Secret Files (2000)
Silver Age: Doom Patrol (2000)
#1 Solo (2004)
- 'The War of the Super-Weapons!'
Tales of the New Teen Titans (1982)
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime (2007)
Teen Titans (1966)
Teen Titans (2003)
#32 Teen Titans Spotlight (1986)
- 'Doom's Day'#35
- 'The New Teen Titans, Part 2'#36
- 'The New Teen Titans, Part 3'#37
- 'The New Teen Titans, Part 4'
#9 The Brave and the Bold (1955)
- 'Elements of Doom!'#10
- 'Scar Tissue'
#65 The Brave and the Bold (2007)
- 'Alias Negative Man!'#102
- 'The Commune Of Defiance!'
HC vol. 02 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'The Book Of Destiny'TPB vol. 02
- 'The Book of Destiny'#8
- 'Wally's Choice'#34
- 'Out of Time, Part One of Two'#35
- 'Out of Time, Part Two of Two'
HC The Golden Age (1993)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
The New Teen Titans (1980)
#14 The New Teen Titans (1984)
- 'The Brotherhood of Evil Lives Again!'
Annual 04 The New Titans (1988)
- 'Whom The Gods Would Destroy...'#34
- 'Non Compos Mento'#47
- 'Past Tense'
#71 The OMAC Project (2005)
- 'Beginnings...Endings... and (we promise) New Beginnings!'
Vertigo X Anniversary (2003)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
#5 Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
- 'Amazing-Man to Harlequin II'#2
- 'Icemaiden to Nightwing'
Doom Patrol (DC)(01 - Original Team)
Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
< Previous Character | Next Character >
Add this character to a run of issues in a title
Suggest an image for this character
View the contribution history for this character