Kitty Pryde

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Name: Katherine "Kitty" Pryde
Kate Pryde
Cat Pryde
Occupation: Superhero;
student (X-Men: Evolution);
mayor of Chicago (X-Men: The End);
President of the United States (X-Men: The End);
Relationships: Carmen Pryde (father), Theresa "Terri" Pryde (mother), Samuel Prideman (grandfather), Chava Rosanoff (great-aunt),
Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, love interest/AU husband), Pete Wisdom (love interest), Peter Quill/Starlord (love interest), Illyana Rasputin (best friend/possible love interest), Rachel Summers (best friend)
Meredith, Doug, & Sara (AU!X-Men: The End children)
Fandom: Marvel Comics, X-Men, X-Men Movieverse, X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, Ultimate X-Men, Excalibur
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Kitty Pryde is the alter ego of Shadowcat from the Marvel Comics series The X-Men. She generally appears as a main character in all the X-Men universes such as Marvel Comics: Earth-616, Ultimate X-Men, X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, and X-Men Movieverse.


Kitty possesses the mutant ability that allows her and objects or people with which she is in contact to become intangible.

616 Comics Universe

Kitty first appeared as in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980). She became a fan favourite as she was a teenage girl finding herself "in the deep end" of being a mutant and an X-Man. Following the events of the Mutant Massacre, Kitty (along with Nightcrawler), relocated to Muir Island to recover from injuries received from the Marauders and formed Excalibur (X-Men) when they believed the X-Men had been killed in Dallas. Although the team's roster changed over the years, Kitty and Kurt remained integral to the group. In later years when they rejoined the mansion, Kitty was a teacher and mentor to younger mutants, including the time-travelling younger versions of the "Original 5" - Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Iceman and Marvel Girl.

Over the years, Kitty has been romantically involved with Piotr Rasputin (aka Colossus), Pete Wisdom and Peter Quill. At one point she nearly married Piotr, but changed her mind at the last minute. There have been hints of late that she may be bisexual, with close relationships with Illyana Rasputin and Rachel Summers.

As of 2023, Kitty is the leader of the Marauders, a mixed team of mutants who provide rescue services to mutants trying to get to the mutant haven of Krakoa.

Ultimates Comic Universe

At first the Ultimates version of Kitty wasn't too different from her 616 counterpart - while she was the child of a single mother, she did attend the mansion for help with her powers, although her mother agreed only on the condition Kitty not train in the Danger Room or go on an X-Men mission. This lasted as long as it took Kitty to gain control of her powers; she stowed away on the plane when Wolverine and Cyclops went on a mission and proved invaluable in the field. She also was involved with another "Peter", this time Peter Parker/Spiderman. She was one of the few mutant characters to survive until the end of the series.[1]

X-Men Movieverse

Three actresses have played her in the X-Men Movieverse - Sumela Kay (in X1), Katie Stuart (in X2), and Elliot Page in X3 when Kitty gained a more prominent role. Page also portrayed in the X-Men: Days of Future Past film.

Kitty's roles were extremely brief in X1 and X2 - in X1 she appeared in a scene between Logan and Professor Xavier talking about the mansion, running through the wall after forgetting a book. in X2 she appeared during the invasion of the mansion by Stryker's men, phasing through her bed to escape the tranquiliser shots and she was one of the students who fled through the escape tunnels.

In the third movie, Kitty was shown to be an X-Man and formed a close friendship with Bobby Drake, which pushed Rogue into leaving after the announcement of the "mutant cure". Kitty was seen at the funeral of Professor Xavier, deeply upset, and Bobby comforted her afterwards as she talked about her time at the school with Charles as a mentor. Later, at the battle of Alcatraz, Shadowcat helps "Leech" escape the Juggernaut.

Kitty also had a major role in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" which was based on the famous comics storyline. Instead of Kitty being sent into the past by Rachel Summers the role was rewritten to have Kitty with the power to send Logan's psyche back into the body of his past self. In this future, she and Bobby seemed to be in a romantic relationship, if not married.


Kitty made her first animated appearance in an episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (in 1981). She also appeared as the main character in the 1989 animated movie Pryde of the X-Men.

Since then, Kitty has had two main animated character roles: first in X-Men: Evolution and then in Wolverine and the X-Men. She has briefly appeared on Super Hero Squad Show.


The most popular pairings for Kitty throughout the fandoms are generally: Kitty/Pete Wisdom, Kitty/Colossus, and Kitty/Nightcrawler.


  • Phasing - is a term that is common way to describe her mutant ability.
  • See List of X-Men Pairing Names for a list of Kitty-related pairing names.


The most popular pairings for Kitty in the comics are: Kitty/Pete Wisdom, Kitty/Colossus, and Kitty/Nightcrawler. Rarer het pairings include: Kitty/Peter Quill

Femslash is fairly common as well: Kitty/Xi'an, Kitty/Emma, Kitty/Illyana, and Kitty/Rachel.

In comics fandom in the 1990s and 2000s, Fonts of Wisdom, the invitation-only archive run by Luba Kmetyk, featured Kitty/Pete Wisdom fanfic, as well as a wealth of non-pairing fics and other pairings, such as Kitty/Emma and Kitty/Rachel. It was considered the best place to find fanfiction about Kitty. It also included a small amount of X-Men Movieverse and cartoon stories.

X-Men: Evolution

The main het pairing for this fandom is Kitty/Lance Alvers, although Kitty/Kurt Wagner is a close second. Colossus/Kitty also was pretty common.

The main femslash pairing for Kitty is Kitty/Rogue.

X-Men Movieverse

The pairing Kitty/Bobby Drake became quite popular due to the X3 scenes (both deleted and regular) implied that both characters shared romantic feelings. Fanon-wise the pairing of Kitty/Pyro gained a following. The rarer pairing of Kitty/Scott Summers also exist in this universe.

Wolverine and the X-Men



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