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Bette was released from the LuthorCorp facility in Black Creek and made her way to Metropolis where she was on a bus being followed by LuthorCorp agents and Tess Mercer. She recognized Tess and shot energy blasts at her, causing the bus to explode near the Daily Planet. Clark Kent was able to help the people off the bus, including Bette, and rescue Tess. Chloe Sullivan found a staggering Bette in the street and went to help her, shouting over paramedics to help her. Davis Bloome heard and went to check Bette. Bette was transported to the hospital, where Davis revealed to Chloe that Bette was an orphan and had no home. Davis offered a foster home to Bette but she refused and then Chloe offered to take her home until they found a better place. At Chloe's apartment, Clark came to talk to Bette after learning that the explosion was caused by a meteor freak. Bette told Clark that a street kid named Tommy blew up the bus and then offered to take Clark to him. After finding the boy, Bette shot energy blasts at Tommy and killed him. Later on, Bette became nervous about being found out and tried to leave but Chloe insisted that she stay, which only angered Bette, accidentally exposing her powers by blowing up a cup. Bette explained that she was merely protecting herself on the bus. Chloe offered to help Bette, feeling sympathy for her, as they both experienced being prisoners at Black Creek. After thinking that Chloe would betray her soon, she attempted to blow up Chloe but Clark arrived and deflected the blast back on herself. Bette was then being taken to Belle Reve when Tess intercepted the truck and offered her the chance to save the world with other people like her, on the team of a special unit. Bette was initially skeptical, as she felt she did not work well with others and was suspicious of Tess, having seen her at Black Creek. After Tess managed to convince her that she was the one that released her from captivity, Bette agreed to join Tess' team.

After intense training, Bette and the other selected group of metahumans from Black Creek were made as a unit for Tess Mercer. Bette then adopted the codename of "Plastique". Bette and the Injustice gang were set the task of finding Chloe and Davis after they went on the run. When one of the members was killed by Doomsday while trying to stop him, the team started to question Tess' real intentions. Bette proved to have forged a strong bond of trust in Tess and defended her, claiming that the protocol says attack Doomsday as a team and that Tess was the one who saved them from being locked up forever. Bette was unable to convince Livewire, who then mysteriously ended up dead. Livewire's death made Bette start to question what was happening and her suspicions laid with Tess after Eva Greer also died in mysterious circumstances and Clark revealed the truth that Tess had installed microchips in their heads to keep them under surviellence and kill them if they went out of her control. Feeling severely betrayed, Bette wanted revenge and forged an alliance with her teammate Rudy Jones to destroy Tess. They deactivated the chips in their heads and went to the Luthor Mansion. Bette blew the door of Tess' room, knocking out Oliver Queen in the process, and then took Tess hostage. They started to torture her so she would release the Black Creek files so they could find the other prisoners and form their own league of meta-humans. Clark then came to the rescue and tried to get through to Plastique but was unsuccessful. She told him she would rather be with the bad guys and then an arrow hit her in the shoulder and knocked her out. After saving Tess, Oliver told Clark that Bette and her partner were incarcerated and taken away.

At some point after her incarceration Bette was recruited by The Suicide Squad. After Carter Hall traveled to Egypt, she infiltrated his camp, posing as a servant and was able to mark him with the Squad's chemical tracker. She was later present when Rick Flag freed Deadshot from prison.

  • This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Smallville and its tie-in and comic book series, Smallville and Smallville Season 11. It is an adaptation of Bette Sans Souci/Plastique. The original character was created by Gerry Conway and Pat Broderick and first appeared in Firestorm (Volume 2) #7.
  • Plastique was portrayed by Jessica Parker Kennedy.
  • It is never explained if Bette's powers come from meteor rocks or if she was born with them.
  • Although her debut episode was called indeed "Plastique", she adopts that codename for the first time in the her second appearance in the show, in Injustice.
  • It was the first live-action appearance of Bette Sans Souci.

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