The Widow is an immortal who was born in Atlantis when it was still a continent in the Atlantic ocean. She began as a common girl who caught the eye of one of the royal family and within months was married to the king himself. She started an uprising when she assumed control over Atlantis after killing her husband. She destroyed Atlantis and herself when she activated a doomsday device. But she didn't die, she was resurrected. Again and again she was reborn and each time she would try to assume control over what she thought was hers. Ahhotep I- founder of the eighteenth dynasty in Egypt, Fu Hao military general and high priestess of the Shang Dynasty, Sarmatian queen Amage during the 4th century B.C., Julia Domna empress and wife of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus and Morgan Le Fey half-sister of King Arthur are just a few of the names she has had through the millennia.
Now just as in Atlantis she was reborn as a peasant girl who caught the eye of the warlord in China named The Dragon Lord. After some years as one of his many wives she was able to kill him (as well as his other wives) and take control of his empire as The Widow.