to Gemini’s origin in the Beast Boy mini-series,
Gemini is the daughter of Madame Rouge, who married after the death of
Patrol in an attempt to regain a “normal life.”
Gemini was born afterwards.
current, DC timelines, this is impossible.
mini-series, Gemini was portrayed as a teenager. Geoff Johns has
stated that Gar is about
19. He was minimum age 13, more likely
age 14 during his Doom Patrol era (as he was specifically stated as
high school by Arnold Drake). Wolfman
and Perez later dated Gar as age 15/16 at the start of the New Teen
Titans. In other words, Gemini could be
no older than 6 or 7 years old.
people will then refer to her status as a
shapeshifter. However, most shapeshifters,
when knocked unconscious, revert to their “base form.” Gemini,
after being knocked out by Gar,
turned back to teenaged form.
a few possibilities to explain this.
was born earlier, fell into the hands of Mallah
and the Brain (some of Madame Rouge’s memories had been manipulated by
early on) and was held in some sort of “stasis.” Her memories of
a “happy childhood until
Rouge’s death” were then implanted, along with anger towards Gar.
is the “evil half” of Madame Rouge
Chief set up a hypnosis device in Madame Rouge’s room in her
headquarters in an
attempt to break whatever hold the Brain had.
Meanwhile, the Brain was utilizing his own mind control. In Doom
Patrol 115, because of all the control attempts, Madame
Rouge split into two entities, one evil, one good. These two
fought, ending with the evil
falling on its own knife and the good going to aid the Doom
Patrol. However, the remnants of the evil half
remained in the Brain’s headquarters. It
is highly possible that the Brain used the remnants to create a new
Rouge, in effect a “daughter.” Then
implanted memories gave her the background and the desired
effect. Also, "Gemini" is the name of the astrological sign
of the "twins."
these links for scans from Doom Patrol of the Madame Rouge split:
Our question for the future now has to be one thing. If Gar is
written out of Doom Patrol history (and the Doom Patrol is written out
of his), what becomes of Gemini (and Madame Rouge)? Will Gemini
be turned into a loony shapeshifter who feels that Gar did her wrong
for other reasons, or will Madame Rouge remain part of Gar's past?