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DC Comics

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Character Template Character Template
Current Alias




Niles Caulder (husband), Ashok Desai (father, deceased)


Base Of Operations


5' 4"

114 lbs (52 kg)




Marital Status


Place of Birth
Calcutta, India

First appearance
Appearance of Death



Arani Desai was born in India into a life of wealth and privilege. Due to the death of her mother during childbirth, Arani's father Ashok rejected her even though she possessed an excellent intellect and athleticism. Arani ran away from home after her father went insane. Life on the streets in Calcutta made Arani deathly ill until she was rescued by young American Dr. Niles Caulder. He gifted her with immortality on their wedding day and left her in the Himalayas while he tried to evade General Immortus.

Arani waited and realized that the serum augmented her powerfully, so that she could control her core temperature and project quantities of heat and cold. This ability, coupled with the mysticism and her monastery training made Arani a formidable martial artist. Discovering the death of the Doom Patrol, she created her own team to initially protect herself from General Immortus, who had momentarily restored his youth by experimenting upon Arani and torturing her. Arani then used the team to seek out her husband, whom she believed was alive.

During her leadership of the Doom Patrol, the team discovered Negative Man was a hostage of her now demonically controlled father Ashok Desai, now renamed Kalki. Like the terrorist known as Kobra, Ashok believed it was his destiny to bring about the Kali Yuga. Ashok Desai had originally worked with Niles Caulder to develop the immortality serum that Caulder would later perfect and use on Arani. Ashok tested an early version of the mutagenic serum on himself. The formula triggered his metagene, and mutated his body, driving him insane. He was transformed into a living portal to a nether dimension that he believed was "hell."

He and Caulder devised a suit of armor to contain his deteriorating body and to control the dimensional portal. Kalki had established a hidden base on the island of Jamaica from which he intended to launch a satellite designed to eliminate all life on earth. Kalki died when Celsius damaged his armor, causing the "demons" on the other side of its portal to turn on him and drag his body through to the other side.

Celsius was the only member left fighting against an evil Lord of Chaos, hand in hand with Power Girl. Her arctic cold blast exploded the superheated Metallo after he managed to control Robotman's actions to battle Superman. Arani later discovered that Niles Caulder was still alive and that Valentina Vostok was a covert operative for the United States government.

When Niles came out of hiding, he declared they were never married, although he would later retract that statement. During Grant Morrison's run on the title, Niles Caulder revealed that he and Arani had indeed been married, but like the other members of the team, he manipulated her for his own needs. He also admitted to experimenting on her with his immortality serum.

Celsius died during Invasion! fighting the Alien Alliance in the Arctic Circle. She sacrificed herself attempting to destroy a Gil'Dishpan spacecraft, and was killed by their fusion reactor. Her teammates were too late to save her, lest they would be killed themselves. Unfortunately, this was a futile gesture, and her actions were implied to be caused by a deteriorated mental state, possibly even self-destructive. The team claimed victory over a great number of enemies that day, but they still consider the battle a tragedy.[1]

Powers and Abilities



Immortality: Due to the serum given to her by Niles Caulder she was supposedly immortal.

Thermokinesis: Celsius is able to control and manipulate her core temperature, projecting heat or intense cold from her hands after Niles Caulder's immortality serum triggered her metagene. Celsius was even seen to hold a Government helicopter aloft due to a power blast of superheated steam.


Master Martial Artist: Superior martial artist due to her monastery training


  • Arani's codename Celsius is a reference to the centigrade temperature scale, because of her hot and cold powers.

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Links and References


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race: Human
affiliation: Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel
role: Medical officer
rank: Elder
location: Bunker Alpha
Bunker Beta
Bunker Gamma
appearances: Fallout Tactics
SPECIAL: 5 ST, 6 PE, 5 EN, 4 CH, 8 IN, 7 AG, 5 LK
tag skills: Small Guns, Energy Weapons, Unarmed
traits: none
perks: Bonus HtH Attacks, Bonus Rate of Fire, Night Vision, Action Boy (2)
level: 17

Celsius is the chief medical officer of the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel in 2197.


Celsius is dressed in robes, he is considered one of the Elders. He is a master surgeon and a scholar. Celsius has a deep voice and a confident air about him. He never betrays any hint that he is uncertain of his skills. All medical goods could be purchased from Celsius. He resided in Bunker Alpha, but later moved to Bunker Beta, leaving Timothy, his assistant, to continue his work. He reprises his services in Bunker Gamma as well, being replaced in Beta by another medic, Jeffrey.


Apparel Weapon Other item
Elder robes Big Frigger Power Fist
Laser Pistol
Super Stimpak x3
Small Energy Cell x48


Celsius appears only in Fallout Tactics

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Final Fantasy

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The Celsius

The Celsius is the party’s primary airship in Final Fantasy X-2 and the mobile base of operations for the Sphere Hunter group; the Gullwings. The party’s missions begin and end onboard the ship, the facilities on which includes a bestiary/information encyclopedia, a Save Sphere, a shop/inn and four refilling treasure chests. As the game progresses many of the airship’s passengers will also offer their services to compliment the airships’, these include an additional shop and the ability to capture and store Chocobos.



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One of the few airships in current operation around Spira the Celsius was unearthed in the cold north of Spira by the Al Bhed faction some time during the two year gap between ‘’Final Fantasy X’’ and ‘’Final Fantasy X-2’’, presumably the aiship was originally created some 1,000 years before game events; before Sin and the oppression of Machina.

In order to recover the Celsius when forming a Sphere Hunting organization, Brother and Buddy traveled to the cold north of Spira. At first, their attempt to find the airship appeared to be failing. However, they suddenly spotted a single gull in the sky and so decided to follow the gull. The gull managed to lead them to the airship, and so, based on this event, the group was named the Gullwings, after the bird.

Brother and Buddy began piloting the airship independently with Rikku and Shinra as crew after breaking away from Cid. They were soon joined by Paine, who wished to fly aboard the airship in return for her offering her combat skills. When Yuna also joined the group, wishing to find the truth behind a Recording Sphere Rikku had found, the "YRP" (Yuna, Rikku, Paine) task group was formed.

The Gulls’ Wings

The ship served to ferry the girls between missions across Spira and also acted as a temporary lodge for Gullwing associates; landing in the Thunder Plains the airship’s exposed deck served as a stage for one of Yuna’s concerts. While initially piloted by Brother and Buddy the Celsius was exclusively operated by the girls (Paine, Yuna and Rikku) during their adventure in the Yadonoki Tower.


The airship contains three floors plus an open-air deck, all accessed via a single elevator.


The airship’s open-air top deck can be accessed by the elevator and is a favored spot by the girls (Yuna, Rikku, Paine) to unwind, think or simply to seek privacy. It doesn’t matter if the airship was moving, they would still access and walk around the exposed deck with abandon.


The bridge is the heart, brain and control hub of the ship. Shinra can provide information about Spira, or give tutorials about game mechanics. Rikku and Paine will share their thoughts about the area last visited, and Brother will comment on various things also. To travel around the World Map the player must talk to Buddy, the navigator, and choose a destination to travel.

Engine Room

The engines of the Celsius are housed here. A few treasure chests reside here that refill every new Chapter.


In the cabin, Barkeep the Hypello runs the Gullstore, which is a basic shop, and will let Yuna sleep in one of the beds. Occasionally, other passengers on the Celsius will wait here. For example, O'aka XXIII will be waiting here to sell his wares if the Gullwings agreed to hold him during Chapter 1. Additionally, any chocobos caught using Shinra's ChocoPorter device in Chapter 4 will be found here. When O'aka first opens his shop on the Celsius, he sells basic items at a slightly reduced price. Once he sells 100,000 gil worth of items, enough to pay off his debt, he starts selling those items at a drastically reduced price.

The Gullstore

Item Cost Chapters Available
Potion 50 All
Hi-Potion 500 CH 3+
Phoenix Down 100 All
Antidote 50 All
Eye Drops 50 All
Echo Screen 50 All
Soft 50 All
Holy Water 300 All
Twist Headband 3,000 All
White Cape 3,000 All
Silver Glasses 3,000 All
Star Pendant 4,000 All

O'aka's Shop

Item Cost (In Debt) Cost (Debt Paid)
Potion 49 5
Hi-Potion 490 50
Phoenix Down 98 10
Antidote 49 5
Eye Drops 49 5
Echo Screen 49 5
Soft 49 5
Holy Water 294 30

Music Themes



  • ’’Celsius’’ (also historically known as centigrade) is a temperature scale that is named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius. The degree Celsius (°C) can refer to a specific temperature on the Celsius scale as well as serve as a unit increment to indicate a temperature interval (a difference between two temperatures or an uncertainty).

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A temperature scale (also called centigrade) in which 0 degrees represents freezing and 100 degrees represents the boiling point. To convert Celsius temperatures to Fahrenheit, multiply the Celcius figure by 9, devide by 5 and add 32.

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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

This is a list of measurement units used throughout galactic history in science, mathematics, and other studies.




  • 1 degree standard[4], equivalent to centigrade or °C=whereas 0 is the freezing point of water and 100 is its boiling point.
  • Celsius[5]




  • 1 kilometer per hour (km/h)


  • 1 MGLT
  • 1 g-force (G or Gee)



  • 1 degree=1/360th of a full circle


UV Index

  • Reaches to a peak of 44.9[15]



Military rating

Artillery rankings

Shield strength

  • 1 SBD
  • 1 watt (shield dissipation)

Hull rating


  • 1 joule[18]
  • 1 megajoule=1,000,000 joules[18][1]
  • 1 gigaton=1,000,000,000 tons of TNT[18]
  • 1 watt (W)[18][1]
  • 1 gigawatt[1]
  • 1 Energy Unit, approximately the energy required to power a single shot from a standard blaster[25]
  • 1 Power Unit, possibly equal or close to an Energy Unit[25]


  • 1 microhertz[1]


Musical units

  • Key, as in "Key of Cresh"[27]
  • Octave[23]
This list is incomplete. You can help Wookieepedia by expanding it.

Behind the scenes

The metric system is the primary form of measurement. However temperature units would not be named Celsius, Kelvin, or Fahrenheit, since they were named for men from Earth, but rather by centigrade or the more benign "standard" developed in the online Visual Guides. It is also interesting to note that the units of watt and joule are used for energy, though their names are derived from men from Earth as well.

The metric system also applies to quantities as well, beyond the standard SI prefix. See Large Numbers for more details.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Death Star
  2. Dark Journey p. 191
  3. Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
  4. Visual Guides make this the accepted scale
  5. Used, albeit accidentally, in The Cestus Deception
  6. Dark Journey p. 144, 179
  7. 7.0 7.1 These units represent the rotational and orbital period, respectively, of Coruscant; they are also known as the "standard day" and "standard year". Local days and years on different planets may vary greatly. The Galactic Standard Calendar is used to calibrate these units together.
  8. Vector Prime p. 4
  9. See Millennium Falcon and other similarly named ships, also Vector Prime p. 26
  10. Endor and the Moddell Sector
  11. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: 4 million sangens of fuel were needed to destroy machinery near the Hrakert Rift.
  12. The Mandalorian Armor: See Imperial-class M-12 sweep bomb.
  13. Shield of Lies: 640 millibars was the pressure in the Teljkon Vagabond
  14. 14.0 14.1 Vector Prime p. 7
  15. HoloNet News Weather
  16. Mentioned in Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express
  17. Mentioned in Children of the Jedi
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Attack of the Clones: Incredible Cross-Sections
  19. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor p.179
  20. Mentioned in The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy
  21. Vector Prime p. 8
  22. Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections, p.11
  23. 23.0 23.1 Before the Storm
  24. Imperial troop transporter (story booklet)
  25. 25.0 25.1 Star Wars: Dark Forces
  26. Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections, for TIE/sa bombers and TIE/ln starfighters
  27. Union 1

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