The robot body provides Robotman with Remarkable protection from physical damage. The exception is the top of the head; his human brain has only Excellent protection.
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The Doom Patrol
Wealthy international sportsman Cliff Steele's body, except for his brain, was destroyed by fire in a racing car accident. The brilliant scientist and surgeon Dr. Niles Caulder transplanted Steele's brain into a robotic body he had designed.
However, one of the electronic contacts between Steele's brain and the electrical system of his robotic body came loose, causing Steele to become criminally insane. On learning he now had a robotic body, Steele was enraged. Unaware of who the surgeon was who was responsible for his present condition, Steele was nonetheless determined to take revenge on him.
This new Robotman went on a destructive rampage and was hunted by both Caulder and the police. Finally, learning that Caulder was the surgeon he sought, Robotman confronted him, intending to kill him. But Caulder persuaded Robotman to use his powers constructively to battle menaces to humanity, and Robotman joined Caulder's new super-hero team, the Doom Patrol.
The Doom Patrol operated for years, but were finally captured by their enemy Madame Rouge and her ally Captain Zahl. Zahl told the Patrol that unless they allowed themselves to be killed, he would blow up a small village. To save the villager's lives, the Doom Patrol members courageously agreed to sacrifice their lives. Zahl blew up the ground on which the Patrol stood.
His robotic body nearly destroyed, Robotman was found by Dr. Will Magnus, who gave him a new, different-looking robotic body. Robotman joined the new Doom Patrol organized by Caulder's widow, Celsius. Steve Dayton, his past ally, arranged for Robotman to be given a new robotic body resembling his original one. Robotman hunted for Rouge and Zahl, and he and another ally of the original Patrol, the Changeling, finally confronted them. Zahl died when a bullet he fired at Robotman ricocheted into his own body.