|Name:|| Katherine "Kitty" Pryde |
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
- Idylls of the Cat by Luba Kmytek - a range of Kitty Pryde/Pete Wisdom stories by Luba, ranging from G to R-rated.
- X-Manson by Dr. Benway - the (in)famous X-Men fic, which is told from Kitty's POV.
- Pryde and Wisdom by Phil Foster
- Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love by Amanda Sichter
- Renere by Lise - a Shadowlands story featuring Kitty
- Habits by Alara Rogers
- Full Circle by Rossi
- "Shadowcat Commission by JamieFayXB".
- "Shadowcat by funrama". Archived from the original on 2015-10-31.
- "Wolverine and Shadowcat by ComfortLove". Archived from the original on 2015-10-21.
- "Kitty Pryde Sketch Card 1 by veripwolf". Archived from the original on 2015-10-31.
- "Summer Kitty Pryde by Cahnartist". Archived from the original on 2015-10-31.
- "Kitty Pryde by Alisson Rodrigues, colored by Blindman-CB". Archived from the original on 2015-10-18.
- "Karma and Shadowcat by Autumn-Sacura". Archived from the original on 2015-10-30.
- "Kitty Pryde by ryuloulou". Archived from the original on 2015-10-22.
- "Kitty Pryde Series 2, Costume 2 by kevinwada". Archived from the original on 2015-10-30.
- Fonts of Wisdom - Speculum Mundi - the fanart section of Luba Kmytek's Kitty Pryde/Pete Wisdom archive. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13
- "Happy Holidays by Raphaella". Archived from the original on 2015-09-07.
- "Just another Day by doppelgangergrl".
- "Here Kitty Kitty by chaokiller". Archived from the original on 2015-09-29.
- "I Dream of Kitty by roninshewolf". Archived from the original on 2015-10-31.
Communities and Archives
- Shadowcat works tagged on AO3
- Shadowcat works at FFN under the X-Men comics category.
- Shadowcat works at FFN under the Excalibur category.
- Shadowcat works at FFN under the X-Men: Evolution category.
- Shadowcat works at FFN under the WXM category.
- Shadowcat works at FFN under the X-Men Movieverse category.
- Fonts of Wisdom - a now defunct archive that was mainly focused on Kitty Pryde and Pete Wisdom but included a variety of other stories.
- Pryde & Prejudice - a now defunct archive focused on Kitty/Lance (XME).
- See individual pairing pages for other communities.
- "Kitty Pryde Fan Community". Archived from the original on 2012-04-21.
- kiotr (Kitty/Piotr)
- bobbykitty (Bobby/Kitty)
- The Catbox (defunct)
- With Pryde (defunct)
- Curiosity (defunct)
- The Shadowcat Picture Archive (static)
- Kitty Pryde (static, XME)
- Kitty Pryde a.k.a ShadowCat (French, static, XME)
- Transparent Thoughts (defunct, XME)
- Rockin Kitty Shrine (defunct, XME)
- Phasing (static)
Fansites with other Characters/Pairings
- See individual pairing pages for more.
- "Kitty-Pryde-FAN". Archived from the original on 2016-03-22.
- "KittyPrydeFans". Archived from the original on 2015-09-30.
- KittyKittyBoomBoom (Kitty/Tabitha)
- Shadowcat at the Marvel Database
- Shadowcat at Uncanny X-Men.net
- Shadowcat at X-Men Evolution Wiki
- Shadowcat at Marvel Movies Wiki