Piper Dali gained her powers after being compressed in her father's dimensional compressor, and she took the name Paper Doll. She was overly infatuated with the actor, Bobby Carr, who she believed had communicated with her through the television set. After Peter Parker
took a picture of Carr punching Frankie Kollins, a member of the paparazzo, he learned that Edith Harper was killed and found flattened to death. Edith Harper had sued Carr for assaulting her, and after Paper Doll attacked Kollins for the same reason, it was determined she was punishing people she believed were Carr's enemies. Paper Doll ultimately invaded Carr's mansion where she attacked his date, Mary Jane Watson
, but Spider-Man intervened and captured Paper Doll.