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Hope Lezz was the sister of Button. She was a slender women with long hair and sunken eyes. Like Button, she had prominent front teeth. After Button escaped from police custody with young Homer Barley (the boy known as Peanutbutter) as a hostage, he sought refuge at Hope's apartment. She refused to help her criminal brother and left him at her home.

After a failed attempt to kill Dick Tracy, Button and a henchman named Pocs tracked Hope to her secondary residence and hid there despite her objections. Pocs was sent to get Hope's car from her first apartment building's parking garage and he was followed by police back to the criminals' new hideout. With police surrounding her apartment, Hope experienced a mental breakdown from the strain. She shot her brother and Pocs in the back of their heads, then cheerfully admitted what she had done to the police.

Hope later hanged herself while in police custody, crafting a noose out of her own hair.

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