Diane Davids was a lawyer and a resident of Middletown, an isolated town in the middle of a desert. She got so frustrated with defending criminals, that she once destroyed her client's briefcase and was held in contempt of court. It was the kind of town that no one would miss, which is probably why the Hulk's old enemy Leader decided to expose it to gamma radiation. He hoped some of its inhabitants would survive and join him as Gamma-Based Super Soldiers that would serve AIM. Diane was one of only five people to survive a gamma explosion and develop superhuman powers. Diane became Ogress and joined the other four people into serving the Leader.