The daughter of a successful female photojournalist and Team 7's Deathblow, Rachel was raised by her mother and stepfather in Chicago, Illinois. Coming from an affluent Jewish family Rachel was given many advantages in life which she made full use of. Even before her powers manifested Rachel was already fluent in Russian and possessed a black belt in the art of Jeet Kun Do. She is also a master of the three sectional staff.
Rachel had just finished her freshman year at Northwestern University when she was recruited by Project Genesis which she was told was some sort of "enrichment program". After her powers manifested Rachel became a member of the DV8 team formed by Ivana Baiul. Level-headed and intelligent, she quickly showed leadership potential. However, the fact that she actually cared about the lives of her teammates put her at odds with DV8's normal field leader Threshold.
When Threshold was later driven from the team and his replacement, Frostbite, lost his powers, Ivana appointed Sublime as field leader. Initially reluctant, Rachel quickly stepped into the leader's role and proved to be quite effective.
After the break up of the Deviants Sublime stuck with her teammates Frostbite and Copycat. The three were last seen traversing the United States attempting to build some sort of normal life for themselves. During a visit with her mother and step-father Rachel learned that Susan Goldman (whom she had believed adopted her) was in fact her biological mother and that Deathblow was her father. Susan explained that her becoming pregnant with Rachel from her encounter with Cray would have been an awful scandal for the family at the time. So she and Rachel's grandmother arranged to make it seem as if Rachel had been adopted. Susan admitted that if she had it to do over again she'd have been honest with her daughter from the start.
While at first hurt by this revelation Rachel and her mother did manage to overcome these feelings and the two parted on good terms.
Appearances, Images, and Quotes Edit
- In the "Slipstream" alternate reality Sublime was a member of Gen¹³ and romantically involved with her teammate Burnout.
- Sublime is half-Jewish on her mother's side
- Sublime sometimes uses Japanese hairpins to keep her hair out of her eyes in battle.
- Sublime always wears blue lipstick.
- Sublime's teammate, Freestyle, nicknamed her "Roach".