katherine pryde
remember when this place was just flame-throwers and rotating knives? i miss that.

katyenka alexandrovna petrova was born on november 7, 1991 to a young, unmarried couple in the ukrainian city of odessa. as the family was poor and the child born out of wedlock, katyenka was raised by her maternal aunt and uncle in the country. she has no memories of her early childhood. a wodden doll inscribed with her name is her only memento from that time. to this day, she knows very little about her birth parents. when she came to america, all she had was a small suitcase of clothes and her little doll, transforming from a shy little girl who didn't know a word of english, to a spirited and bossy little imp that had everyone running in circles.

her name was anglicised to "catilin" and two years after arriving in america, the family moved to boston and she was enrolled in school. from a very young age, caitlin proved to be incredibly intelligent and she began to show an interest in science, mathematics, music and art. to the bewilderment of her family, she solved puzzles on her own, could calculate a light year by heart and best any opponent in card games that she had memorised. she had even learned to speak romanian by listening to their next-door neighbour converse with her relatives over the phone.

to her adoptive parents, it was an impressive feat, and after showing an interest in ballet at the age of five, caitlin began formal lessons. she fell in love with dance and dance fell in love with her, finding beauty and grace in her mercurial and dogged energy, allowing the family some reprieve from her incessant antics of "look at me" as she locked herself in her bedroom and twirled around in front of the mirror. when she decided that the piano accompanist at her ballet school couldn't keep proper time, she begged her parents to let her learn to play, keeping it up until she graduated high school.

surpassing her peers intellectually, caitlin skipped the eighth grade. it quickly became apparent to her teachers that she was exceptionally gifted, learning languages easily and showing an interest in computers and science. sadly, she became easy prey to bullies who mocked her slight and diminutive stature and dark features. quickly losing interest in ballet, she became enamoured with her school work and skipped another grade. she was fifteen when she sat her exams and upon completing them, began to look at scholarships for universities. she was sixteen when she was accepted to boston university to study science.

college was the great leveller. at BU, although she was one of the youngest students, she was surrounded by exceptionally gifted peers. arrogant due to her adolescent hormones, it was a difficult pill to swallow to no longer be the smartest person in the room. despite the blow to her ego, she trudged through her degree. although high school had proved difficult for her socially, she made a few friends in college but her age proved to be a discomfort for some and she rarely made time for social gatherings. as such, she felt a little stunted in that regard and it wasn't until she turned eighteen, was partway through her degree and had finally grown into her face, when she began to focus on her personal life.

a few months later, due to her consistent efforts in school, an opportunity arose for caitlin to study abroad. initially hesitant about her idea to study in spain, caitlin moved to continue her studies in madrid. what had begun as an experiment -- a wish for a change of scenery from the same tired crowd -- caitlin grew fond of living on her own all away across the sea.

it was that same itch for a change of scenery that brought caitlin back to boston. but the itch did not go away. constantly looking for something new and exciting to appease her attention span, she has a penchant from jumping from job to job, taking new courses at university and moving from relationship to relationship. with no plans to "settle" anytime soon, caitlin continues to live each day to its fullest, indulging in her hobbies as often as she can. since returning to boston, her social life has vastly improved. although she makes acquaintances easily, caitlin counts few people as close friends.
⤑ birth name katyenka alexandrovna petrova ⤑ legal name caitlin petrova ⤑ comicverse kitty pryde / shadowcat ⤑ nicknames cait ⤑ date of birth november 7, 1991 ⤑ birthplace odessa, ukraine ⤑ current residence boston, massachusetts ⤑ occupation computational linguist at xc co ⤑ relationship status you vex me ⤑ orientation kinsey 3 ⤑ pets bruno, duchess and yentl
Katherine "Kitty" Anne Pryde possesses the ability to pass through solid matter. She was leading the normal life of an extremely gifted thirteen year old girl in Deerfield, Illinois when she began suffering intense headaches. The headaches were a result of Kitty's mutant power emerging.

Professor Charles Xavier located Kitty and set to recruit her for his school, and possibly as a new member of his X-Men. The Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club also learned about Kitty, and its White Queen, Emma Frost, went to invite Kitty to her Massachusetts Academy.

Visiting a local malt shop with some of the X-Men, Kitty and Storm began what would evolve into a close friendship. Suddenly, three Hellfire Knights burst into the shop in an attack led by the White Queen. The X-Men were overcome and taken as prisoners. Unwilling to abandon Storm and the others, Kitty hid aboard the Hellfire Club's hovercraft and found the captive X-Men in the Frost International complex where the White Queen was holding them.

Storm gave Kitty the X-Men's phone number and asked her to summon help. Phoenix, Cyclops and Nightcrawler arrived in response of the message just in time to save her from Hellfire Club mercenaries. Phoenix comforted the frightened Kitty. Pryde then helped the X-Men in rescuing their captive colleagues. Afterwards, Kitty's father was furious at Xavier for the danger he believed he had placed his daughter in. Phoenix invasively used her mental powers to calm Carmen Pryde's rage. (source)

Point of Canon
Shadowcat is pulled from Marvel Earth-616.
powers phasing/intangibility
     selective intangibility
     partial intangibility
     elemental intangibility
     physical disruption
     air and water walking
     shadow camouflage
     electronic disruption
     telepathic resistance
phasing/intangibility extension
non-corporeal physiology
psychic link with magik (cv)
black vortex empowerment

items genius level computer expert
master martial artist
jet boots (au)
sprite costume
kitty pryde and wolverine costume
shadowcat costume
x-treme x-men costume
star lord costume
expert pilot
space helmet (cv)
element gun (cv)

memories unveiled as of october 31 2017

comic parallels
birth name has the same initials
gifted child
tech whiz
migraine sufferer
questionable sense of fashion
inappropriate crushes on older men
education boston university 2012-2017

boston university 2010-2012
    master of science summa cum laude

universidad autรณnoma de madrid 2010
    madrid science program

boston university 2008-2010
    bachelor of science






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