Although her past is shrouded in mystery, Figment somehow gained illusion casting abilities and used them for her own selfish purposes. She was eventually imprisoned in the Big House, where she met several established super-villains such as Rhino and the Wrecking Crew. During a scheme conconcted by the Mad Thinker, Figment used her illusions to fool the guards, allowing 95% of the convicts to escape. Figment and a few others stayed behind to maintain the illusion.
She was later deputized by Kingpin's Thunderbolts during their mission to Ravencroft Sanitarium. After the mission concluded, she remained with the team.