Alias


















Ariel I

Shadowcat

Sprite II


Nick Name
Kitty
Civilian ID
Katharine "Kitty" Pryde
Occupation

Adventurer

Mutant Rights Activist

Student


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Deerfield, Illinois
Group Affiliation

Excalibur I

S.H.I.E.L.D.

X-Men


Base of Operations

Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York


Height
5' 6"
Weight
110 lbs.
Eye Color
Hazel
Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers

Mutation resulting in the ability to become intangible and render other objects or persons intangible. Intangibility allows for the phasing through of any solid surface and the ability to "walk" through air.


Excellent hand-to-hand and armed combatant with training in the martial arts.


Above average intelligence with skills in electronics and computer science.


Note: Ability to pass through electronic devices causes a disruption in their function. Kitty must hold her breath when phased within solid objects, much like a swimmer when underwater.


Accessories

Lockheed: Small alien creature resembling a dragon.


Common Enemies

Apocalypse

Blob

Brotherhood of Mutants

Hellfire Club

Juggernaut

Legion

Magneto I

Master Mold

Mojo I

Mr. Sinister

Mystique

Ogun

Onslaught

Proteus

Pyro

Sabretooth

Sauron

Sentinels

Silver Samurai

Stryfe

Technet

Toad

X-Cutioner


Regularly Appearing

Excalibur Vol. 1

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine

Kitty Pryde, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Uncanny X-Men

X-Men Vol. 2


First Appearance
Uncanny X-Men #129 (Jan. 1980)
Creator
Chris Claremont & John Byrne
Origin

The young Kitty Pryde upon reaching puberty began to suffer frequent and increasingly severe headaches.


Professor Xavier observed the young mutants manifesting powers via the mutant detection system Cerebro. He was unaware that his rival Emma Frost (White Queen II) had tapped into Cerebro and was aware of Kitty's emerging powers as well.


Both Frost and then Xavier interviewed Pryde for membership into their respective schools, not revealing to her or her parents that she was a mutant. After Pryde's interview, Xavier's students the X-Men treated her to a local malt shop visit. While at the malt shop Frost and members of her group the Hellfire Club attacked the X-Men. A frightened Pryde phased through a wall into the alley where she lay unconscious, due to exhaustion from using her new-found power.


Regaining consciousness Pryde stowed away aboard the Hellfire Club's hovercraft, where the X-Men were being held captive. After the craft arrived at Frost Industries, Pryde managed to obtain the phone number to the Xavier Institute from Storm and summoned the other X-Men. After a successful rescue Pryde was offered membership in the X-Men, taking the name of Sprite and then later Ariel.


During an adventure with Wolverine against his former nemesis, Ogun, Pryde gained maturity and experience as a martial artist adopting the title of Shadowcat.


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