Real name: Katherine Pryde Other known aliases: Kitty, Aerial, Sprite Occupation: Student, former hero and adventurer. Current group affiliation: None Past group affiliations: X-Men, Hellions, Excalibur, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Major enemies: Magneto, Shadow King, Sentinels. First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #129 Origin: Uncanny X-Men #129 Description: Kitty is an attractive woman in her early 20s who is 5'6'' tall and weighs 110 lbs. She has brown hair and eyes.
8 STR -2
18 DEX 24
13 CON 6
8 BODY -4
18 INT 8
14 EGO 8
13 PRE 3
16 COM 3
4 PD 2
5 ED 2
4 SPD 12
5 REC 0
26 END 0
19 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 62
Powers, Skills and Equipment
33 EC (33),"Ghost powers."
87a) Desolid,Vulnerability: Magic,0 END(+1/2),Usable Against
Others(+1 1/2),x4 Increased Mass 0
12b) 1D6 RKA,Linked(-1/2),"to Desol.",No Knockback(-1/4),Only vs.
electronics.(-1),0 END(+1/2),Damage Shield(+1/2),Affects the
physical world.(+2),Penetrating(+1/2) 0
14 6" Flight,Linked(-1/2),"to Desol.",Cannot turn if inside a
solid object.(-1/4),Usable By Others(+1),doesn't lose power,
x4 # Of Targets 2
5 Computer Programming 14-
1 Concealment 8-
4 Fast Strike
1 Lang: Gaelic,fluent conversation
1 Lang: German,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Hebrew,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Japanese,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Russian,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Shi'ar
1 Lang: Skrull
4 Martial Dodge
5 Off Strike
1 Paramedic 8-
4 TF,Air Vehicles,Space Vehicles
8 4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)
Powers Cost: 188
Base Points: 100
15 Accidental Chg,"Phases if distracted or paniked.",uncommon,
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
20 Hunted,"by various mutant haters and enemies.",as powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
20 Normal Stats
5 Physical Lim,"Nearsighted",infrequently,slightly
10 Physical Lim,"Cannot breath inside objects.",infrequently,
10 Psych Lim,"Tries to prove she isn't a kid.",uncommon,strong
15 Psych Lim,"In love with Colossus, Pete Wisdom, or whoever.",
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
15 Secret ID,"Katherine Pryde"
10 Rep,"Mutant hero.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
5 Watched,"by Professor X.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Katherine "Kitty" Pryde was a thirteen-and-a-half year old girl living in Deerfield, Illinois who led a normal life but then began suffering headaches of steadily increasing frequency, duration, and intensity. Unknown to her or her parents, the headaches were a result of her mutant power emerging.
Meanwhile, Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men, a team of mutant adventurers whom he trained in the use of their superhuman powers, located Kitty with his device for finding superhuman mutants, Cerebro. He and three of the X-Men, Colossus, Storm, and Wolverine, set out for Deerfield to contact her and possibly recruit her as a member of the X-Men. Unknown to Xavier, the mercenary Warhawk had planted a device that enabled his employers in the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club to monitor Cerebro's activities. The Inner Circle thus also learned about Kitty Pryde, and one of its leaders, Emma Frost, the White Queen, also went to contact her.
Xavier trained superhuman mutants at his so-called School for Gifted Youngsters, whereas Frost was headmistress of the Massachusetts Academy, where she also secretly trained young superhuman mutants such as the Hellions in the use of their powers. Hence, Xavier and Frost would each approach Pryde and her parents as the heads of private schools seeking to recruit her as a talented student. Neither Xavier nor Frost intended to reveal to Kitty's parents that their daughter was a mutant.
Kitty herself was unaware that she was mutant or that she had a superhuman power until the afternoon that Frost arrived to speak to her parents. While Frost was downstairs, Kitty went to her room upstairs, suffering her worst headache ever. Lying on her bed, she closed her eyes, wishing the headache would stop. It did. Kitty opened her eyes, and, to her surprise, found herself lying on the floor of her living room. Without knowing it, Kitty had used her "phasing" power for the first time, and had passed through her bed and the floor into the room below.
As Frost left, Xavier and his three X-Men arrived. The three X-Men took Kitty to a local malt shop, where Kitty and Storm began what evolved into a close friendship. Suddenly three Hellfire Club mercenaries burst into the
shop and attacked the X-Men. Surprised and frightened, Kitty moved out of the way and found herself passing through the wall. Landing outside, she fell unconscious since she was still not used to utilizing her power. The White Queen used her telepathic powers to overcome the three X-Men, whom the Hellfire Club took into their hovercraft.
But the brave Kitty had decided to snoop around the hovercraft before it
took off, and discovered the X-Men were aboard as prisoners. Unwilling to
desert her new friend Storm or the others, she hid aboard the craft and
used her new powers to find the captive X-Men in the Frost Industries
complex to which the White Queen had taken them. Storm gave Kitty the
X-Men's phone number and asked her to summon help. But one of the Hellfire
Club mercenaries spotted Pryde, and the White Queen ordered her capture.
Using her powers, Pryde got away long enough to phone the number.
Two Hellfire Club mercenaries in a car were just about to capture Pryde
in Chicago when they were halted by the Jean Grey version of Phoenix, who
had just arrived with her fellow X-Men Cyclops and Nightcrawler in
response to Kitty's message. Phoenix
found and comforted the frightened Kitty, who told her story to her and
her X-Men colleagues. Pryde then helped the X-Men and their ally, the
Dazzler, in rescuing their captive colleagues.
Phoenix used her mental powers to calm Carmen Pryde's rage over his daughter's disappearance. Mr. and Mrs. Pryde allowed Kitty to join Xavier's school, and soon afterwards she became the newest member of the X-Men. She originally took the code name Sprite.
Sprite worried about the disappearance of Colossus when Colossus was invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).
Kitty later changed her code name to Ariel. Kitty quickly became a valuable member of the X-Men, so much so that Xavier retained her in the X-Men even after founding a new team, the New Mutants, most of whose members were closer to Kitty in age than the other X-Men were.
Kitty's friendship with Storm has continued, but her best friend was
Illyana Rasputin, the New Mutant called Magik. Kitty was
deeply affected by Illyana's recent death from the Legacy Virus. Kitty had
a romance with her fellow X-Man Colossus, and although it proved to be
short-lived, they remain friends today. Kitty's constant companion is the
small, alien, dragon-like creature Lockheed, whom she met when the X-Men
were on another planet.
Over time Kitty also grew close to the X-Man Wolverine, who became a
mentor to her. While in Japan, Kitty was captured and put
under the mental control of Ogun, the martial arts master who had once
been Wolverine's teacher but had since become his enemy. Wolverine
undertook a crash program to teach Kitty to become skillful enough in the
Japanese martial arts to contend against Ogun. At the end of her training
Kitty assumed the new code name Shadowcat, which she still uses today.
During the massacre of the mutant Morlocks by the Marauders, the
Marauder called Harpoon injured Shadowcat with his energy spear. It also adversely affected her powers so that she
could no longer regain her solidity. She was cured by the combined efforts
of Doctor Doom and the Fantastic Four's Mister Fantastic.
Subsequently, Shadowcat became a founding member of the new
British-based team of adventurers Excalibur. She
eventually became romantically involved with her teammate Peter Wisdom.
Recently, G. W. Bridge, the acting commander of the international law
enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D., recruited Kitty Pryde to become a
temporary S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Bridge explained that the computer system of
S.H.I.E.L.D.'s flying headquarters, the helicarrier, was failing to
recognize any user but her. Pryde soon learned that this was because the
spirit of the late Ogun had taken control of the S.H.I.E.L.D.
helicarrier's computer system. Pryde succeeded in defeating Ogun and, with
Wolverine's aid, S.H.I.E.L.D. regained control of the helicarrier
Shadowcat then returned to Excalibur, where she has
continued to be a valued member of the team, until they disbanded after the wedding of member's Captain Britian and Meggan.
Shadowcat then rejoined the X-Men until the death of Colossus. She then left the X-Men to go to college.
Note: The character of Shadowcat appeared in the X-Men film and the X-Men: Evolution television series.
Powers: Shadowcat possesses the ability to pass through
solid matter by passing her atoms through the spaces between the atoms of
the object through which she is moving. In this way she and the object
through which she is passing can temporarily merge without interacting,
and each is unharmed when Shadowcat has finished passing through the
object. This process is called phasing. When Shadowcat is phasing, she
is, for all intents ad purposes, intangible. Hence, when attacked, she can
shift into a phasing state (even if she is not at the time passing
through an object) so as to allow oncoming projectiles or energy blasts to
pass through her harmlessly. While phasing Shadowcat is still vulnerable to
psionic or mystical attack, however.
Shadowcat passes through objects at the same rate of speed at which she
is moving before she enters it. Since she is unable to breathe while
inside an object, she can only continuously phase through solid objects
(as when she travels underground) as long as she can hold her breath.
Shadowcat can phase through any material object, even living people.
When she phases through an object with an electrical system, the process
disrupts the system's workings. She has trained herself to go
automatically, by reflex, into a phasing state at any indication of
danger, such as a loud noise like a gunshot, in order to protect herself.
Using her phasing ability, Shadowcat can walk on air. In fact, she can
use her ability to walk on the air from the ground to the upper stories of
a building as if she were climbing a staircase.
From the first use of her phasing power, Shadowcat has been able to
phase her clothing along with herself. Through practice she has learned to
phase other objects along with herself without harm to them, and can now
phase a half dozen people people or a small vehicle.
She can also enable others to walk on air along with
her. However, she must maintain physical contact with the person or object
she phases along herself for the effect to work with this other person or
Special skills: Shadowcat possesses moderate expertise of the martial arts
of the Japanese ninja and samurai. Shadowcat is a genius in computer
science. She has continued to take dance training under the tutelage of
Stevie Hunter, and is highly agile. Shadowcat demonstrated great knowledge
of ninja methods of combat when she was mentally possessed by the Ronon
Ogun. With the possession over, Shadowcat has forgotten the knowledge of
ninja techniques he gave her, but she has retained the knowledge of
Oriental methods of combat taught her by Wolverine.
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Character created by Marvel Comics.
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Last Updated - December, 2002