When Dr. Dome
began attacking his ex-teammates in the Justice Force
to draw his beloved Bernice out of hiding. However, it turned out that his love for Bernice was unrequited, as was hers for Stainless Steel Steve
. Bernice, like the other members of the Justice Force, had moved on with her life, and died three years prior to Dome's attacks. Bernice's daughter Ananda, who was drawn out instead of Bernice, relayed all of this to Dr. Dome .