31 years ago - Bette Sans Sovei is born in Quebec.
17 years ago - 14-year-old Bette's powers manifest. She runs away from home, and falls in with a street gang.
12 years ago - 19-year-old Bette is taken in by a terrorist cell & begins training to use her powers as a weapon.
9 years ago - 22-year-old Bette attempts to stage a terrorist bombing but is defeated by Firestorm when he removes the tech allowing her to channel her powers.
7 years ago - 24-year-old Bette, having fully mastered her powers & working as a mercenary, is stopped by Nathan Adam in his capacity as a government operative superhero.
5 years ago - 26-year-old Bette is recruited by Amanda Waller into the Suicide Squad. She interacts with the now freelance Nathan Adam, who tentatively supports her work
3 years ago - 28-year-old Bette is released from custody and attempts to live a normal life, befriending Nathan Adam, who supports her. She moves into his home when he disappears.
2 years ago - 29-year-old Bette is attacked by Wade Elling as the Shaggy Man. She holds her own until the Watchtower arrives. When Nathan Adam returns, they are engaged.
now - 31-year-old Bette becomes a social worker, helping rehabilitate troubled kids.
Plastique is a minor character in the larger pantheon of DC villains, but she's had a few very particular roles that she's played that make her stand out.
Probably her biggest story is her association with the Suicide Squad. She's so associated with the team that the animated DC universe, when building their very pared-down-to-the-absolute-essentials Taskforce X, the lineup was Rick Flagg, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Plastique. We've included her in the specific lineup of the Squad that actually saw through their term with the team successfully, earning their pardons.
Why did we want her to be pardoned? Because of her OTHER major story: her relationship with perpetual Justice League B-lister, Captain Atom. It was never handled especially well, and was actually written off as having been a 'mistake', but we can't help but think that there is a great deal of potential in the idea of these two characters together.
The idea of a female villain losing her edge and settling down in a relationship with the hero can pretty easily be played in a way that diminishes her to a prop in her own story, but Bette happens to have a backstory where she was taken in by terrorists who molded her into a weapon, so it actually feels pretty truthful that she would have it in her to turn a new leaf once her time with the Suicide Squad is over.
Lastly.... We're not sure if the idea of Québécois separatists would actually still have been a thing as recently as 12 years ago. Does that still happen? just to be safe, we didn't specify just who the terrorists she worked with were.