The result of a long-ranging eugenics program to create a supermench during the 19:th century combined with some very unethical breeding programs during the Third Reich resulted in great suffering and misery, but also in the birth of Europa. Of unknown parentage, she was liberated as a six-year-old and raised in France. She grew up amid great controversy to be a normal if highly talented woman. Only later in life did she show any remarkable powers; agelessness and a control over forces. By then she had become a great grandmother and a respected politcal figure in the European Union. As the Rikti invasion threatened, it was natural for her to retire as a politician and don the mantle of a heroine, and the European parliament honored her with the title of offical heroine of Europe. She then went to Paragon City as a show of solidarity and to be at the front of the war.