Name: Katherine Anna Pryde
Nicknames: Kat, Kitty, Kitten, Kit, Kate, Katya, Pun'kin, and Pryde
Former Codenames: Ariel and Sprite
Date of Birth: 12 February 1979
Place of Birth: Deerfield, Illinois
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Place of Residence: Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
Occupations: Headmistress of the Jean Grey School for Gifted Youngsters and superhero
Former Occupations: Grad student at University of Chicago and bartender at Belles of Hell
Majors: Mechanical engineering and theoretical physics
Relatives: Carmen (father, deceased), Theresa "Terri" (mother),
Samuel Prydeman (paternal grandfather, deceased), Chava Rosenoff (paternal great-aunt, deceased), Nina (aunt), Kenny (cousin)
Group Affiliations: Jean Grey School for Gifted Youngsters, X-Men, Excalibur (founding member, inactive), New Mutants (inactive), SHIELD (former intern, inactive)
Allies and Contacts: Utopia X-Men, Pete Wisdom, Dylan Maguire and Dr. Maureen Lyzinski
Mutant Ability: Phasing. Kitty can turn her body intangible. With the training from over the years, she can phase any part of her body, while keeping the rest tangiable. She can phase others with her, yet, it is unknown how much weight she can phase without feeling the effects. While having someone in a phased state, she can make them lighter than air, or, if she so chooses, keep them from moving (even someone the size of Colossus while he is in armoured form).
Also, if she passes through anything that is electrical (that is turned on) she will short-circuit it, including a human being if she chooses. Things that are made of dense molecules (like Adamantium) she has a difficult time phasing through, and will feel some ill-effects from it.
Other things that affect her are as follows: attacks that are magical in nature, attacks that are psionic in nature, and even some outer-worldly beings.
Kitty can also see beings that are invisible to the naked eye (such as Astral Projections, etc).
For a long while, Kitty's natural state was to be phased after she was attacked by Harpoon. Her ability has since returned to its initial state.
History: Kitty was born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago that is roughly 25 miles Northwest of the loop). For the first thirteen and a half years of her life, Kitty lived a relatively normal life. The only thing that seperated her from her peers was her intelligence; she was taking advanced level courses. Her intelligence was something she did not mind flaunting about, either. For a while in the summer before her fourteenth birthday, she started experiencing massive headaches that would make her unable to think, much less partake in dance class (where the headaches would usually start).
It just so happened that this summer her parents relationship was at an all-time low. Because of this, they had already planned to separate. To ensure that Kitty would not feel that she was in the middle, they decided to send her to boarding school. She was lucky enough to have her parents send her to Professor Xavier's School of Gifted Youngsters in New York, instead of Emma Frost's Massachusetts Academy in Snow Valley (but it was close).
Soon after the X-Men (with Xavier) met with Kitty's parents, they were ambushed by the Hellfire Club and taken into custody. Kitty was able to escape (by using her ability for the first time). She was able to find the X-Men who had been sent to find Alison Blaire (Jean, Scott, and Kurt), who came to her rescue and the rescue of the captured X-Men. Sometime later, Kitty joined the X-Men.
She went through intensive training and saw many interesting sights that many young teenage girls never get to see. However, at one point, Professor Xavier decided to place her with the New Mutants, a group of teenaged-Mutants who were now receiving training at the school. Kitty proved herself to the professor by taking on a threat (an alien being) that had managed to stow away with the X-Men on a return voyage from outerspace.
In a battle in the Morlock tunnels with the Marauders, Kitty was injured by Harpoon (she took a harpoon to the back in an attempt to save Rogue) and got stuck being phased. It was only with the help of Doctor Doom was she able to become tangible once more.
Kitty, Kurt, and Piotr, after they were injured in the battle, were brought to Muir Isle to recover. While recovering, Kitty received some shocking news on the television: the X-Men had been slain in Dallas! It just so happened that on this day that she received the news, Kurt awoke from his coma.
A little while later, Kitty was tormented with a dream of the X-Men as actors in a movie, being directed by Professor Xavier, all unaware that what they were living was real. Also in this particular dream, Rachel was there. This dream was a message to both Kitty and Kurt (who had experienced the same dream) that she was coming back. The problem was she was wanted by the Omniversal Majestrix Opal Luna Saturnyne. She sent out Technet to track down Rachel and bring her back to her. Rachel rejoined Kitty and Kurt (who were now with Meggan and Brian Braddock) and fought the Technet. It was Rachel who had suggested that the five of them form Excalibur. Kitty was unsure, at first, but she could not think of anything else she could do since she now had nothing to return to back in the states, and thus Excalibur was born.
Excalibur did a lot of work with the British government, at both the local and the national level. They had an ally in a normal human inspector of Scotland Yard named Dai Thomas. Thomas helped them in more than a couple of binds. In the early couple of years, Excalibur had a very friendly relationship with the British governmental agency that was assigned to work with them: the Weird Happenings Organisation (W.H.O.).
Excalibur was a good team while it lasted. It went through many transitions, and only retained two of its founding members through the entire time it was around: Kitty and Kurt. Right after Brian's and Meggan's wedding, Kurt, Kitty, and Piotr decided that they were needed more now in the states, to be with the X-Men.
Kitty spent a couple of years with the X-Men. After the death of her former lover and best friend Piotr Rasputin, Kitty left the X-Men again and went to live life as a normal civilian grad student person. Except for a couple of skirmishes here and there, she has been successful in staying out of the superhero life.
A few years into her schooling, she was given an offer she couldn't pass up: teaching at the Xavier Institute. Returning to her roots. Sore feelings she once had had been healed and she ventured into a new chapter of her life.
~More bio coming soon.~
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