Alias














Hellcat I
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Patricia "Patsy" Walker-Hellstrom


Alias

Pat Baxter


Occupation

Adventurer

Author

Fashion Model

Secretary


Legal Status
Formerly deceased Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Centerville, California
Group Affiliation

Avengers

Defenders

Legion of the Unliving

Secret Defenders


Base of Operations

New York, New York

San Francisco, California


Height
5' 8"
Weight
135 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Red
Known Powers

Mystically enhanced powers enabling a "demon-sight" able to perceive arcane energies and the ability to manifest the Hellcat costume at will.


Exceptional athlete and hand-to-hand combatant with feline-like abilities.


Note: Hellcat formerly possessed telekinesis, mental force-blasts and resistance to telepathic control.


Accessories

Cable Claw: Grappling hook connected to a steel cable.


Hellcat Costume: Uniform armed with retractable steel-alloy claws in the gloves and boots.


Shadow-Cloak: Mystic cloak which stored equipment within an interdimensional space.


Common Enemies

Daboia

Dread Dormammu

Mephisto

Salem's Seven

Sons of the Serpent


Regularly Appearing

Patsy Walker

Patsy Walker

Patsy and Hedy

Patsy and Pals

Amazing Adventures Vol. 2


Hellcat I

Avengers Vol. 1

Defenders Vol. 1 & 2

Hellcat

Hellstrom


First Appearance

Patsy Walker

Miss America Magazine #2 (Nov. 1944)


Hellcat I

Avengers Vol. 1 #144 (Feb. 1976)


Note: Miss America Magazine was originally a superhero comic titled Miss America, but was changed to a glossy magazine with the second issue, which focused on teen girl interest. The success of Miss America Magazine spawned other teen girl comics such as Patsy Walker, Millie the Model, and Nellie the Nurse.


Creator

Patsy Walker

Otto Binder & Pauline Loth


Hellcat I

Steve Englehart & George Perez


Origin

Patsy Walker was the all-American teen. She became associated with super-heroes through her first husband who worked as the military liaison of the Brand Corporation and the subsequent friendship of Dr. Henry McCoy (Beast). It was Walker's relationship with Beast that lead to her accompanying the Avengers on her first mission as Hellcat.


Walker was offered membership, but she declined and instead became a reserve member while training with the Titan priestess Moondragon. Later joining the Defenders she met and married Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan).


Hellstrom's codename was more literal than she realized, and in time his demonic nature overwhelmed his humanity, driving Walker insane and resulting in her suicide.


With the help of the Thunderbolts, under the leadership of a deceived Hawkeye, Hellstrom was able to have his late wife rescued from the pits of Hell.


Putting the pieces of her life back together, Walker returned to her home town, were she discovered she had gained new mystical powers derived from her time spent in Hell, once again becoming the hero Hellcat.