Samantha McGee was a charter pilot, who was in hock up to her eyeballs, when she took a charter to fly Tony Stark up to Nunavet Territory in Canada to an archeological dig. There they were taken to the Temple of Balthakk, where inside, she stumbled across the Brazier of Balthakk, and touching it, she became the Exemplar of Balthakk, a mystic entity that had entered into the Wager of the Octessence with seven other mystic entities.
She assaulted San Francisco in hopes for power. She was defeated by a group of heroes and then paralyzed by the hero Inferno. Lawyers then attempted to prosecute the superheroes in the first case of this kind ever. The superheroes won at the Supreme Court.