Precocious and brilliant as a child, Rebecca was adopted by Dr. Thomas Blithely and his wife Emily. Thomas trained Rebecca in medicine and, though not accredited, Rebecca is a surgeon and a scientist with respect for medicine and the workings of the human body. In demeanor Rebecca is cool, sometimes cold as she is afraid to accept the power of emotion in her life. Nevertheless, she yearns for love and companionship. She is the very definition of curiosity.