In DC Universe’s Doom Patrol – a tale of semi-unified misfits whose superpowers could be deemed extraordinary afflictions – Matt Bomer stars as Larry Trainor, AKA Negative Man.
Before Dr. Niles Caulder (affluent scientist and gatherer of the “gifted”) recruits Negative Man, he leads a duplicitous life. In one world, he’s a husband and father of two. In the other: a closeted gay man hiding his true relationship with a coworker.
While working as an astronaut, Negative Man took every opportunity to travel into space – whether for the thrill or the escape is for you to decide. However, on what would become his last mission, he is electrocuted outside earth’s atmosphere and comes pummeling to the ground. His rocket explodes, as he gets up and walks away covered in flames.