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Lost Years

Elizabeth had been abused by her father until one day she killed him in self-defense, so she fled and changed her identity.[2] As "Janine", she met Ben Reilly in Salt Lake City, Utah.[3]

The two began a relationship and eventually shared their secrets with each other, Ben accepting Janine despite her past crime and Janine teasingly calling Ben 'Spider-Man' after he explained his origin as a clone. Ben and Janine began to go on the run in order to avoid the authorities who were after her for her murder of her father, Janine certain that she would just be condemned for the crime rather than accepted once the truth came out.[2]

Hating the fact that Ben had found happiness, Kaine kidnapped Janine while the two were in Santa Cruz. Kaine promised to leave Ben alone if Janine would leave him, and when she finally agreed, Kaine made her fake her suicide.[4]

Kaine unveiled Janine several years later when Ben was in New York City, now operating as Spider-Man during Peter's 'retirement'. Following Ben's final confrontation with Kaine, Janine confessed to the murder of her father to the police and turned herself in, Ben's words to Kaine convincing her that she had to accept what she had done and face the consequences.[5]

Beyond

Some years later, Janine was living comfortably at Bedford Falls Correctional Facility where she was sentenced, until she was approached by Beyond Corp representatives to relocate into their custody at a minimum security facility. Initially refusing, Janine agreed once mention of meeting Ben Reilly again came up. Once freed and outside the facility, she finally met Ben again and the two swung off to their home, ignorant to her freedom being a means for Beyond Corp to hold onto Ben's loyalty as their corporate Spider-Man. When living at Beyond Tower in New York City, Janine grew increasingly uncomfortable with her gilded cage and being "advised" by Marcus to remind Ben of his contractual obligations whenever he went radio silent. After Ben brought Peter to the hospital after their fight with the U-Foes, she was comforting to Ben until he was feeling better and later voiced her concerns when it was appropriate.[6]

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