- "I see you. I see you, Martin."
- —Clarissa to Martin Stein when he was superficially unidentifiable, telling him she was still able to recognize who he was inside.[src]
One night in October 1975, Clarissa, whose uncle was a professor at Ivy Town University, accompanied her uncle to the faculty mixer; it was at this mixer she met and fell in love with her future husband, Martin Stein.
After the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator's explosion
When her husband, Martin Stein, first went missing, Clarissa was determined to search for him and printed flyers of missing person in the hopes of whatever kind of news. After a year without any luck, she seemly accepted the worst-case scenario, that Martin wasn't coming back, until Barry Allen, Dr. Caitlin Snow and Dr. Harrison Wells from S.T.A.R. Labs showed up on her doorstep. When the subject of Martin's successful career was brought up, Clarissa expressed that she sometimes thought her husband loved his theorems and experiments more than he did herself. Although the statement showed signs of marital problems, Clarissa still clearly loved and cared about her husband, consequently playing the key role of persuading Martin to go to S.T.A.R. Labs for checkups.
The Steins rekindled after Martin and Ronnie Raymond was successfully separated. Inevitably, because of general Wade Eiling's obsession with Firestorm, both men decided to once again merge as one and leave for Pittsburgh. This time, however, the departure was met with understanding and without regrets.
Six month after the singularity incident, Clarissa and Martin went to the Flash Day rally to show support.
Clarissa loved her husband dearly. After they were separated for a year, she refused to let him out of his sight. By 2016, however, she had grown comfortable with his life as Firestorm; she took his five month disappearance time travelling with Rip Hunter in her stride, and told him to continue those adventures if it would make him happy.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Clarissa Clemens, formerly Clarissa Stein, is the ex-wife of Martin Stein; unlike her live-action counterpart, she was unwilling to play second-fiddle to Stein's career and filed for a divorce.