As a young woman, Susan was the Grendel appointed to be the personal bodyguard of Crystal Kennedy
, stepdaughter of Orion Assante
. When Crystal's stepbrother Jupiter Assante
was kidnapped by Grendel Prime
, Crystal would be homebound with Susan at the Dakota complex. There Susan was treated as an assistant, deflecting calls from her mother and training Crystal in hand to hand combat. Eventually Susan's relationship with Crystal began to evolve into a more romantic relationship. When Jupiter was believed to be dead, Crystal's mother announced the arranged marriage of her daughter. Crystal talked Susan into helping her escape, and the two killed the remaining guards and escaped the Dakota complex.
The two traveled north towards Canada. They moved first by land, then stole a boat and headed farther into the Canadian wilderness by sea. In the Canadian wilderness they met Benjamin Martel, a hermit who was a political analyst during the reign of Orion Assante. Benjaman invited the two to his cabin for food and rest. Over time Crystal would fall in love with Benjamin as well as Susan, and Susan's role reverted to more of a bodyguard once again.
After ten years of living in the wilderness Crystal discovered her brother Jupiter after their rebel band crossed the Bearing Straight back into the Americas. Susan and Crystal would join the cause to assist Jupiter and Grendel Prime in taking back the power that belonged to Jupiter. They traveled south once again. Susan split up with Cystal to recapture her glory with Grendel, and helped Grendel take back the Sun House and gain access to Orion Assante's great weapon the Sun Disc.
Jupiter took his father's role of Grendel Kahn to rule most of the world. Susan would be head of security at the Dakota house where she once worked, now where Crystal lived with her new husband. Susan would only remain at her post for a few years before disappearing into the wilderness once again. She would not be seen again for several years.
After years of seclusion and having lost her way, Susan travels to her hometown. Things aren't as she remembers them. A gang of thugs known as Orion's Bastards now inhabit the town running drugs, prostitutes, gambling, and any other criminal matters. Graffiti and garbage abound, and dead bodies hang from the transmitter-tower as a warning to any who may dare cross the Bastards. Susan sees the people with their drugs and petty conflicts and finds them pathetic.
Upon entering town Susan heads to a bar for a drink. There she meets a face from her past, Avril
. Once a little girl named Martha, Avril is now a beautiful prostitute. Avril barely recognized Susan, and Susan did not recognize Avril. When Avril leaves the bar a few of the Bastards are by her bike waiting to give her trouble. Not knowing exactly what they were asking for, Susan easily takes down them and others that join the fight and heads off with Avril. The leader of the Bastards that attacked Susan heads back to the castle that they inhabit and tells their leader Buster what had happened.
Back at Avril's home Susan and Avril relax and Susan describes the identity crisis she had been going through. Avril recollects a time when the two were young and Susan had hurt Avril by being embarrassed by their mutual affection. Reconciling the past, they make love.
When Avril admits to Susan that she is a member of the Bastards and is hooked on their drugs Susan promises to take her away. After convincing Avril to leave with her Susan leaves for supplies while Avril packs. Susan did not know that the two were being watched by the Bastards. While she was gone Buster and his thugs showed up at Avril's home while she was packing. Susan comes home back to find that Avril had been severely beaten, and Avril died in Susan's arms.
After burying Avril's body Susan finds herself consumed by revenge. She suits up and goes after Buster. She finds a couple of the Bastards and beats Buster's location out of them. Susan fights her way through any of the Bastards that dared to come between her and her goal. She finds Buster pumped up and consumed by the drug Grendel. Buster takes a massive does of the pills and bites off his own finger. As Buster shouts at her she walks towards him. Before she can get to him he stumbles backward, bleeding out of every orifice. Buster lay dead of an overdose due to his own decadence. Susan hangs his body from the transmission tower in place of the one that was there when she arrived and rides back out of town.