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Opening Biography of Designate: Shadowcat. . .
Code Name: Shadowcat
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Powers/Skills: Kitty's powers generate a magnetic repulsion within her body that allows her molecules to pass through solid objects, a process dubbed 'phasing'. While phasing, Kitty appears translucent and ghost-like. When passing through an electronic object, the magnetic repulsion short-circuits the device, often leaving it hopelessly ruined. She is also able to extend her intangibility to anything she touches, as long as she remains in contact with it. So far, it is as of yet unknown how many people she can turn intangible at once. Additionally, she can 'walk on air' while phased, but she is unskilled in using her powers that way and would most likely become disoriented.
History: Kitty was the only child born to Carmen and Theresa Pryde, who lived in Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. As she grew older, it was obvious that her intellect was far above normal kids her age, as she breezed through her classes in elementary school with little effort. Life might have seen perfect for Kitty, but it was at this time that her parents started to argue - especially over if they should put their child in harder classes or not. In the end, Theresa won the argument, and Kitty remained in classes with other kids her age as she went through middle school and then high school
However, her parents continued to argue, this time over different things. The domestic illusion was finally shattered when Carmen filed for divorce. After the year it took going through the courts, Theresa ended up with the house and with custody of Kitty, and Carmen departed for parts unknown. Shortly after, Kitty started to have horrible migranes. She was taken to the doctor, who reported that nothing was wrong with her, and the only explanation was that the divorce put a good deal of stress on her and was causing the headaches. But even after counseling, the migranes continued, and became severe enough that Kitty thought her head would spontaneously combust. What's more, she would sometimes find herself in another part of the house after a migrane subsided, but the confused girl never told her mother of this.
It eventually came to the point where her mother couldn't help but see her daughter walk through a wall during one of Kitty's migranes. At first shocked, she confronted her with the fact, but afterwards calmed down and came to the conclusion that Kitty must be a mutant. Theresa frantically looked for some sort of help for her daughter even as Kitty began experimenting with her new-found powers, causing her migranes to subside as she conciously used them. Theresa learned of Xavier's School for Gifted Students through a friend of a friend, and sent Kitty there, not entirely aware of the school's true purpose.
|Personality: Kitty is not at all the reclusive sort that most people think of when they hear the word 'genius'. She is cheerful and not easily discouraged, trying to not let anything get her down. This attitude was one that she cultivated early on, both because of her mother's social expectations for her and of a want to not be an outcast, and since then it has become first nature rather than second nature. While Kitty stays active, she is just as happy sitting down with a book or fixing up something that's broken.|