Shadowcat

PROFILE

  • Real Name:
    Katherine Anne “Kate” Pryde
  • AKA: Ariel, Captain Kate Pryde, Cat, Daughter of Demon, Florence Prydengale, Half-Pint,  K, Katerina Pryde, Kathryn Pryde, Katya, Kätzchen, Kitten, Kitty, Kitty Freud, “Lady Shadra of the Cat People,” Lion, Petal, Professor K, Professor Kitty, Pun’kin, Red Queen Sprite, Star-Lord, Star-Lady, Suburbia
  • Family: Kate (maternal great-grandmother); Samuel Prydeman (paternal grandfather, deceased); Chava Rosanoff (paternal great-aunt, deceased); Mr. Rosanoff (paternal great-uncle, apparently deceased); Nina (aunt); Carmen Pryde (father, deceased); Theresa Pryde (mother); Kenny (cousin)
  • Base of Operation: Red Keep, Krakoa, Pacific Ocean; Marauder, The Gilded Tomb, Age of X-Man; Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York; Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, X-Haven, Limbo (formerly Salem Center, North Salem, Westchester County, New York); C.I.T.T.; New Charles Xavier School for Mutants, near Roanoke, Alberta, Canada; Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California; Breakworld Bullet, deep space; Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California; Mutant Research Center, Muir Island; Braddock Manor, Maldon, England; Braddock Lighthouse, England; an island in the Bermuda Triangle
  • Identity: Public
  • Citizenship: American, Krakoan
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Adventurer; former teacher, headmistress, dancer, bartender, student, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, prophet of the Light Riders
  • Education: PhD in astrophysics, University of Chicago
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5′6″ (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 110 lbs (49.9 kg)
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Hair: Brown
  • Unusual Features: Tattoos on knuckles
  • Origin: Tattoos on knuckles
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

Wow. She really goes through boyfriends named Peter alot. Introduced in X-Men #129 (1979) by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Kitty Pryde was just a normal teenage when her powers activated while she spelt and fell through the floor. This notified both the X-men and Hellfire Club who both sent people to recruit her. She met with the X-men but while out with Storm and others, she was kidnapped by the Club. She used her powers and escaped, going to the other X-men to save the X-men. Despite her parents objecting to sending her to Xavier’s school for her safety, Jean Grey used her powers to changed there minds. Kitty wouldn’t join the X-men until after Jean Grey (Phoenix) had died during the Phoenix Saga and Cyclops had left the team.

She was given the name Sprite by Storm and would developed a crush on Colossus. On her first night at the mansion, she defending it from attacks from a group of demons. She would later be kidnapped by Ogun but was rescued and trained by Wolverine, taking the named Shadowcat. She would remain with the team for many years but during the Morlock Massacre, she was locked in her phasing form and sent to Muir Island. After the X-men were believed dead, she would become one of the founding members of Excalibur. She would remain in this team, only briefly leaving to work with SHIELD, and had a brief relationship Pete Wisdom.

She would eventually return to the X-men but quickly left after the death of Colossus. She would go to college but was eventually visited by the X-Treme X-men, resulting in her having to fight the likes of William Stryker and Elias Bogan. A few years later, after Xorn’s attack on New York, she was hired to become a teacher at the new Xavier School, as a member of the Astonishing Team. When the team went to Breakworld to prevent them from destroying Earth, she used her powers to phase a giant bullet through earth but because she would die if she came out of her phasing form, she had to travel with this bullet as it travelled through space. She was eventually rescued by Magneto but was stuck in her phasing form for a while.

She would later pick Wolverine’s side during the Schism, becoming the vice-principal and later principal of the Jean Grey School. Having become the mentor to the time-displaced X-men, she would leave the school following Battle of the Atom and joined Cyclop’s renegade team. During this time she would have a space adventure alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy. She have a relationship with Starlord that resulted in being proposed but after the team went back to Earth, she left him. She would be invited to return to the X-men by Storm, this time as the leader of the X-men. She would propose to Colossus and was about to be marriage but she back out at the last minute. She was later refused to enter Krakoa, instead becoming the leader of the Marauders. She would later die but was resurrect on Krakoa.

Shadowcat has been a character that has a pretty big fan base, mostly due to her role in the Excalibur, Astonishing and more recent series. She hasn’t really received as many figures as she should have had. Her first figure was part of the Toybiz Walmart exclusive Giant man series. She won’t receive a new figure until the Juggernaut wave from Hasbro. She would receive another as part of the Pulse Exclusive Excalibur box set as well as another as the Marvel Unlimited Subscription Service incentives.


Excalibur

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Pulse Exclusive Marvel Legends Excalibur box set – Shadowcat with Captain Britain, Meggan and Lockheed

  • Background:
    • Following the X-men perceived death, Shadowcat, who was recovering on Muir Island, was attacked by Technet alongside Nightcrawler and others. Working with other they defeated the villains and formed Excalibur.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want a more classic version, then get this. It is needed for an Excalibur collection as well as X-men. Not really needed for much more then that.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. 

Astonishing X-men

Recommend Figure:  Toybiz Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends Giant-man – Shadowcat

  • Background:
    • After being away from the X-men for many years, Kitty would return to the school after Xorn attack on New York and Xavier leaving to take responsibility for the attack, with Emma Frost and Cyclops running the school. When Cyclop said they needed to start wearing costumes again, Kitty returned to a version of her original costume.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want to complete the Astonishing X-men (which has been completed) you will need this. It can also be used as a standard Kitty but the ones below are much better version and this is hard to find these days.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes, with Hasbro modern sculpting.


All-New X-men Mentor

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Juggernaut wave – Shadowcat

  • Background:
    • When Beast brought the younger versions of the original X-men to the present, Kitty took the role of their mentor wearing a new version of her now iconic outfit.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • You will need this for your X-men collections. It is probably the most iconic version of Kitty, as it is one that most of her costumes are based on, as well as being the easiest to get.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. 

Marauders

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Unlimited Subscription Service Exclusive Marvel Legends Vintage – Captain Kitty

  • Background:
    • When Kitty was rejected from entering Krakoa, Kitty, along with a few that refused to enter Krakoa unless Kitty did as well, formed the Marauders who were tasked to rescuing mutants and bringing them to Krakoa.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Unless they release the rest of the team, I wouldn’t recommend getting this. As with any of the Marvel Unlimited figure, get the subscription for the Comics not the figure.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. 

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.