Terri Henshaw was a crew member of the doomed LexCorp space shuttle Excalibur. Terri and the other three members of the Excalibur crew — including her husband Hank — were exposed to cosmic radiation, resulting in the crash of their shuttle. As a result of the radiation exposure, the human bodies of two crew members were destroyed. However, their minds survived and one named Steven was able to construct a new body out of pure cosmic radiation, while the other, Jim Garrison, did the same using rock, gravel, branches and pieces of the shuttle wreckage. Initially, Terri and Hank suffered no ill effects from the radiation, apart from Hank's hair having turned white, and the crew traveled to Metropolis, in the hope of using LexCorp facilities to cure their transformed crewmates. During a brief battle with Superman, Steven became unhinged and flew into space where, before the eyes of the pursuing Superman, he plunged straight into the sun. By this time, Hank Henshaw's body had begun to rapidly decay while Terri was beginning to phase into an alternate dimension. With Superman's help, Henshaw was able to use the LexCorp facilities to save Terri, but died immediately afterwards. Garrison committed suicide using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) booth, which ripped the metal fragments from his body, killing him instantly. Terri was left the only survivor of the night's events, and soon afterward was admitted to a mental hospital where she could recover from the loss of her crewmates and husband.
However, Henshaw had not truly died. Though his physical body had expired, he was able to transfer his consciousness into the LexCorp's mainframe. Now able to control technology, Henshaw appeared to his wife in a robotic body; the shock of the shuttle accident, Henshaw's death and his bizarre rebirth was too much for Terri and eventually led to her insanity and death. Realizing he was now a danger to both his wife and the planet, Hank used NASA communications equipment to beam his mind into the 'birthing Matrix' which had carried Superman from Krypton to Earth as an infant. Henshaw crafted a small exploration craft from the birthing matrix and departed the planet.
Years later, Henshaw returned in the form of a Cyborg Superman and blamed the death of his wife on Superman.
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