Petra Mari was a clone of Cleopatra on Earth.
She was developed by Dr. Nelson Drake from the DNA of Cleopatra of Earth as part of the illegal Minutemen Program. After Van Horten was arrested, Mari and seventeen other clones were voted to be put up for adoption and told that they were orphans from the Battle of New Canton during the Scoodian War.
She was taken in by a single man on Juhraya named Harrison Mari, a civil liberties attorney. However, her abusive relationship with her father caused her to runaway and stowaway on a Terran Federation freighter to Benecia. Once on Benecia, she tried to take a career of an actress. However, she managed get a job at the Free Spirit as an exotic dancer.