Penny is the estranged wife of convict John Dee. Unable to cope with her husband being locked in prison and failing parole numerous times, she leaves John for another man and is able to be in a happy relationship again. However, she would never suspect that John would gain incredible telepathic powers and escape from prison. Calling himself Doctor Destiny, he attacks Penny in her dreams and keeps her trapped in an endless nightmare that she can never wake from. Even the Justice League's telepath, the Martian Manhunter, can't save her from her torment. Sadly, Penny eventually succumbs to the strain on her mind and body, and she becomes the first victim of Doctor Destiny.