Black Cat
Black Cat
Gemma Atkinson
Name: Felicia Hardy
Gender: Female
Place of Birth: Unknown
Age: 20
Aliases: N/A
Origin: Altered Human
Present Location: New York City
Occupation: Thief
Team: N/A
Alignment: Neutral
Significant Other(s): N/A
Powers and Abilities: Enhanced Physiology/Bad Luck
Portrayed by: Gemma Atkinson

Hidden Legacy

Walter and Lydia Hardy were, by all accounts, the proper socialite couple. Living at an upscale address in Queens, Lydia kept house (managed the housekeeping staff) and played socialite while her husband travelled for work. Walter was in sales, or at least that’s what they told Felicia. In reality, Walter was the infamous cat burglar known as the Black Cat. And his daughter absolutely adored him.

When Walter was finally caught and imprisoned, Lydia told their daughter that her father was killed in a plane crash over the Andes Mountains. Felicia was devastated. Lydia had been raising Felicia mostly by herself at this point, but the girl truly enjoyed the brief times her father would spend with her.

It was years later before Felicia would learn the truth about her father. It wasn’t from her mother, but through piecing together news articles that Felicia matched up high-profile thefts to her father’s ‘business trips’. After she was mugged, Felicia decided to enroll in a self-defense class. She later studied karate from an Okinawan master. And on the side, perhaps out of some inner deference to her father, she taught herself how to pick locks and safes.

Her Father's Daughter

Felicia was a freshman at Liberty University when she was date raped by Ryan, her boyfriend at the time. Afterward she was horrified and ashamed and furious all at once. She had never felt like a victim before, not even when she was mugged. Vowing revenge, she trained all the harder and learned different styles of martial arts.

When she was ready, Felicia went to look for Ryan. She intended to kill him for what he had taken from her, she discovered that he had died in a car accident. Frustrated and unable to exact her revenge, Felicia took to another source as an outlet. She gathered some tools of the trade, had a costume made, and took up her father’s mantle as the Black Cat to start a life of larceny.

She wanted to do the name justice, and so she took to setting elaborate ‘traps’ in case she was caught by guards. And initially she was, at least until the traps went off. “Bad luck to let a Black Cat cross your path!” she’d always cry out as she escaped. And so she built her reputation.

Birth of a Black Cat

When the Spectre’s curse was lifted, Felicia felt the effects almost immediately. A latent metagene manifested to give Felicia enhanced senses, an enhanced physique, and a probability affecting ‘bad luck’ ability. It took a little while to get used to her new abilities, and Felicia was elated. Moreover, she began really pushing her luck. Taking more and more daring jobs to sate the rising need for danger, Felicia wasn’t really paying attention when her reputation eclipsed that of her father.

IC Events

Black Cat's Logs

(2015-01-02) The Cat Does a Good Deed
The Cat Does a Good Deed Summary: The Black Cat and Moon Knight team up to take down...

(2014-12-19) Shiny Things and a Cat
Shiny Things and a Cat Summary: The Black Cat in her normal guise scopes out a shiny thing. ...

(2014-12-18) The Cat at the Museum
The Cat at the Museum Summary: the Black Cat steals but is interrupted by Scorpion and Moon...


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