Real Name: Katherine "Kitty" Pryde
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1298 (Mutant X)) human mutant
Black Queen of the Hellfire Club;
The Hellfire Club;
Forge, Sebastian Shaw;
Enemies: Goblin Queen, United States Government
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Black Queen, Shadowcat
Base of Operations:
Eagle’s Nest (Earth-1298);
First Appearance: Mutant X#1 (November, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: Kitty Pryde of Earth-1298 had the same powers as those of her Earth-616 counterpart, namely her abilities to phase through objects plus excellent fighting skills and agility, along with additional training in sword fighting.
(Mutant X#15 (fb)) - When Katherine "Kitty" Pryde first joined the X-Men, she was an extremely good student, but lacked the skills to live as a mutant in the real world. Storm took Kitty under her wing, guiding her in her training, and acting as a surrogate older sister.
(Mutant X#1 (fb)) - As a member of the X-Men, Kitty worked alongside Rogue, Colossus, Havok and Nightcrawler under the leadership of Magneto.
(Mutant X#21 (fb)) - She continued to be a part of the team after Moira MacTaggert’s accidental death at the hands of Professor X (who was under the influence of the Shadow King).
(Mutant X#13 (fb)) - A week after Storm was turned into a vampire and disappeared, Kitty left the X-Men and her lover, Colossus, to rescue or kill her. Storm left clues that allowed Kitty to track her to Dracula's castle, where she was being held. Kitty fought off several of Dracula’s cohorts before meeting Storm (now Bloodstorm) and Forge in the midst of their escape. Feeling that there was no other choice but to destroy Bloodstorm, Kitty was about to stake her when she realized she could not do it. Bloodstorm took advantage of this fact, and hypnotized her into becoming both her servant and partially her blood supply.
Five months later, Colossus presumed Kitty was dead, and revealed to Nightcrawler that he had planned to ask for her hand in marriage.
(Mutant X#4) - Bloodstorm later joined Havok’s team, the Six, and kept Forge and Kitty in a nearby castle as her blood supply, so that she would not have to feed on anyone else.
(Mutant X#7) - As the Goblin Queen took over Madelyne Prior’s body, she began to recruit the members of the Six, eventually making her way to Bloodstorm's castle and attacking the three of them. Storm held off the Goblin Queen’s dark forces while Kitty and Forge escaped, much to their dismay, and Kitty’s last order as servant to Ororo was to protect Forge with her dying breath.
(Mutant X#15) - Kitty and Forge believed Bloodstorm was killed in the fight and mourned her passing before moving on with their lives. The Goblin Queen continued to pursue them, as well as others, and Kitty (now calling herself Katherine) managed to stop some bickering between the group and lead them as a team. (At some point, this team either joined or became the Hellfire Club). Sebastian Shaw took on the mantle as Black King of the Hellfire Club, with Katherine taking on the position of Black Queen. As King and Queen, they attended Forge’s secret planning meeting at Eagle’s Nest, along with the mutant Captain America, Sunfire and the Six. However, Sunfire later turned out to be a spy, and the base was destroyed. Katherine escaped with Forge and Shaw in a Quinjet, and were not seen again.
Comments: Created by Howard Mackie (writer), Tom Raney (pencils) and Andrew Pepoy (inks).
Kitty also appeared in a pinup of all the characters in Earth-1298, shown in Mutant X#12, and drawn as she looked prior to becoming the Black Queen.
Profile by Peteparker.
Katherine Pryde of Earth-1298 has no known connections to:
Mutant X#15, p14, pan1 (as Black Queen)
Mutant X#13, p10, pan5 (as assassin)
Mutant X#7 (April, 1999) – Howard Mackie (writer), Cary Nord (pencils), Andrew Pepoy (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)
Mutant X#12 (September, 1999) – Howard Mackie (writer), Cary Nord (pencils), Andrew Pepoy (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Mutant X#13 (October, 1999) – Ben Raab (writer), Mike Miller (pencils), Saleem Crawford (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Mutant X#15 (December, 1999) – Howard Mackie (writer), Cary Nord (pencils), Andrew Pepoy (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Mutant X#21 (July, 2000) – Howard Mackie (writer), Bart Sears & Tom Lyle (pencils), Andrew Pepoy (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Last updated: 12/24/09
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