Born in North Korea, the young girl who would be known as Doctor Tramma was recognized for exceptional intelligence by her government. She was taken to a special school and trained to be a spy that would infiltrate the city of Tokyo, Japan and steal its secrets for Hong Kong. At one point, she was put in charge of guarding a prisoner from Japan named Kumi who told her exaggerated stories of Japan's culture, describing it as a wondrous place of technology, robots, and ninjas.When she arrived in Tokyo to carry out her mission, she discovered that she had been lied to, as Tokyo was just a normal city like any other. However, she decided that she would still make her dreams come true.
After defecting from North Korea, Doctor Tramma (as she called herself) set up a "bodyshop" that specialized in installing cybernetic augmentations to humans. Within a year, Tramma had bodyshops across Asia. Her success later reached the attention of the crime boss Mr. Negative, who hired her into his organization and helped her establish a bodyshop in New York City. Some of her known operations included rebuilding the gangster Hammerhead with an adamantium skeleton and restoring the "bad luck powers" of Black Cat.
Doctor Tramma later approached Aleksei Sytsevich at a diner offering to equip him with an upgraded Rhino Armor on behalf of Sasha Kravinoff. When he declined due to not wanting to be a villain anymore, Doctor Tramma gave the armor to another criminal who became the second Rhino.