|Felicia Hardy (Scenesys ID: 303)|
|Occupation:||Jewel Relocation Specialist|
|Residence:||New York City|
|Education:||Bachelor of Arts|
|Groups:||Hellfire Club, Rogues Gallery, Spider-Verse|
|Apparent Age:||28||Actual Age:||28|
|Date of Birth||13 Apr 1993||Played By||Amanda Seyfried|
|Hair Color:||Platinum Silver||Eye Color:||Aqua Blue/Green|
Felicia Hardy has worked hard to become the most prolific and successful cat burglar in Manhattan, if not the world. Her father, Walter Hardy, left big shoes to fill, in that regard. With a fiercely wild spirit, the Black Cat lives her best life behind the mask.
The Black Cat just crossed your path. Must be your lucky day...
*1993: Born the daughter of Walter Hardy, International Businessman and Jewel Thief
*2003: At age 10, Felicia learns the true identity of her father
*2007: At age 16, Walter Hardy betrayed by associates, arrested and imprisoned by a sting operation
*2013: By the time Felicia is 20, she has established contacts and training, and becomes the Black Cat
*2016: Felicia seeks enhancement of her natural powers via an agreement with the Power Broker, and she undergoes the procedure, gaining exponentially more powerful abilities.
Felicia knows the effect a pretty woman can have on others, and she's more than willing to take advantage of that. Her costume was designed to lead receptive opponents astray of their original intent, and even in her civilian identity, she wears clothing designed to accentuate and enhance her assets. She flirts with men to distract them or gain an advantage. She flirts with women to distract them or gain an advantage. She just...flirts. She couldn't stop it if she wanted to. And she certainly doesn't want to.
Just like a cat, Felicia's mood can switch in an instant. She can go from purring affection to scathing rage in a heartbeat. Grudges can be profound, but may also be dropped just as quickly if the offending party makes amends or does something to appease her. Or maybe not.
As a thief, Felicia lives by the adage, "Possession is 9/10ths of the law." Anything she wants, she takes. What's mine is mine...and what's yours is mine. And those things over there? Also mine. That goes not just for objects, but for people as well. She doesn't like anyone touching her things.
One of the reasons why Felicia can't just stop being a thief is that she's an adrenaline junkie. She needs the thrill of swinging from rooftop to rooftop hundreds of feet in the air, the challenge of defeating a supposedly impenetrable security system, then free falling off the target building only to catch a ledge with a swing line at the last moment. Her greatest enemy is boredom, and she fights it every night she's out on the prowl.
Felicia's metagene was activated with the Power Broker's treatments, giving her the power to cause bad luck to her foes. She has no control over exactly what can happen, only that an enemy she briefly focuses on will suffer some kind of minor and unexpected setback, like slipping on a wet floor or having a brick wall that is being held onto suddenly crumbling. Whatever calamity this power unleashes, special senses geared to avoiding danger do not usually detect the trap.
Owing to a surprising twist that came about during the enhancement of her powers, Felicia has retractable claws that can extend from beneath her nails. They are good for help in climbing and close-up self defense, but not so much as an offensive weapon.
The treatments administered to her by the Power Broker gave Felicia a boost to her physical attributes. Felicia can lift around two tons. Her agility and dexterity were enhanced to superhuman levels, allowing her to perform amazing feats of balance), sprint at a max of 40 miles per hour, and dodge bullets. Her general stamina and endurance were also increased, letting her run or exert herself for a couple hours without rest, and also giving her a slightly better resistance to blunt force trauma than a normal human.
In her first years of college at Empire State University, Felicia studied Art History. She's capable of evaluating art based on its creator, estimated value, and cultural impact. She can also spot forgeries through careful examination.
Part of the reason why Felicia's true identity isn't known to the police yet is her skill at escapology. She can get out of normal restraints with ease, usually able to escape police custody before the squad car or transport makes it more than a few blocks away from the scene of the arrest. Ropes, chains and padlocks, straightjackets, and other such restraints are possible for her to escape from in a minute or so. She can also escape electronically locked restraints with improvised tools.
Felicia has trained in multiple martial arts, such as Judo, Aikido, and Goju-Ryu Karate. These arts mainly focus on hand strikes, joint locks, holds, and throws. She can handle multiple opponents and is good enough to handle herself against highly skilled fighters.
Felicia has studied gymnastics from an early age and is highly accomplished. She uses her gymnastics skill to great advantage in combat and general travel, leaping off flagpoles, grabbing streetlights to swing around, flipping through laser traps, and generally confounding opponents.
A cat(burglar) will be seen when she wants to be seen, and not until that moment. Having practiced stealth for many years, she can avoid detection most of the time. Those possessing superhuman senses, or watchfulness bordering on paranoia (Looking at You, Batman) can spot her when she's trying to be sneaky, but in general, Felicia's good enough to slip past military special forces.
Felicia is one of the most accomplished thieves alive today. She's capable of picking any lock, defeating nearly any security system. She's good enough to break into most high-security facilities up to agencies like S.H.I.E.L.D. She keeps up to date on new locks, security systems, and surveillance.
Felicia's costume was custom designed for her by the Tinkerer to supplement her metahuman abilities. In addition to being bullet and flame resistant, it also has retractable steel claws built into the gloves, capable of shredding steel cable. Modified versions of her father's line casters are also built into the gloves to allow her to travel via swinging or to help with climbing a building quickly or stopping a fall. Special contacts lenses provide her with low-light and thermal vision. Several pouches and compartments are hidden throughout the costume to hold tools or stolen items.
Felicia has been a thief for a while now, and has developed numerous contacts in the criminal underworld. She knows who to go to get information about people, jobs, or to fence any loot she's acquired. She can also use them to get gadgets and computer code breakers to overcome her deficiencies in computer hacking.
Both from what she inherited from her father and her own efforts, Felicia independently wealthy. She has numerous off-shore bank accounts and could easily live out the rest of her life in luxury, if it wouldn't bore her to death. She has a penthouse apartment in East Side, Manhattan, and a black Jaguar XK9 among her tangible assets. Felicia is considered nouveau riche in Manhattan society, her money inherited from her father (who stole from many of the socialites at one time or another), and Felicia gets invited to most of the social gatherings in New York.
Felicia has run afoul of the law many times as Black Cat. Fortunately for her, she's never been caught long enough for her identity to be recorded by law enforcement personnel. The Black Cat is currently wanted by the New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations in connection with some of her previous crimes. The International Criminal Police Organisation would like to have a chat with the Black Cat about a recent string of high-profile robberies in Europe and Asia.
Perhaps the biggest character weakness for Felicia is greed. She was raised as Daddy's Princess and taught that she should only have the absolute best in life. Unlike most indulged girls, however, Felicia was taught to earn the best things in life, rather than have it handed to her. As a result, she goes after high-value targets, even though she already has more than enough money. It's a combination of the thrill-seeker in her and this desire for more that keeps her living the life of a thief.
Over the years, Felicia has stolen a lot of things from a lot of wealthy and influential people, criminal or otherwise. There are a lot of grudges against the Black Cat, and sometimes Felicia needs to pull a job to square her record with someone powerful. For the most part, the people that are hunting Black Cat are more interested in using her skill than getting payback, but there's always the occasional double-cross.
Felicia has managed to keep her dual identity safe so far. There are both criminal and law enforcement groups that are looking for Black Cat, for a variety of reasons. She maintains her secret identity more to prevent all the hassles that being public would cause than a concern for her own safety or the safety of others.
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|Who's Ever Heard of a Super Blind Date||October 20th, 2021||Black Cat reaches out with a date for Power Girl. Ends up with a friend, maybe more.|
|A Black Cat and a Tyger Walk into a Bar...||October 18th, 2021||Ty goes out drinking, and meets a Black Cat. Then gets frustrated with a Rabbit throwing fireballs!|
|Taking a Moment for Yourself||October 15th, 2021||Felicia and Lara stumble upon each other nursing drinks.|
|Fun Times at the Bolero||October 14th, 2021||Nick, Thomas, and Felicia are grumpy in different ways|
|A Piracy Ship Sails into Gotham's Museum||October 12th, 2021||Gotham gets a new exhibit, Elektra, Selene, and Ka'shira come to enjoy the treasures and follow a target. Felicia shows up to enjoy a different treasure.|
|Friend, Doctor, or Monster||October 10th, 2021||Nick finds a stray kitten named Felicia|
|You Buyin' What I'm Sellin'||July 12th, 2021||Felicia meets with a contact - only to learn of a doublecross!|
|A Stolen Birthday||April 16th, 2021||The confident and veteran Teen Titan ARGENT apprehends Felicia Hardy, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. while she borrows some jewelry from a purveyor of fine cold cuts. Also none of these words are true.|
|Casing An Angel||March 17th, 2021||Kitty meets Rogue at the lobby of Warren's building, and the two run into Felicia Hardy. Who unbeknownst to them was casing the place. They all go for lunch.|
|Hellfire Cub Mardi Gras Party!||February 6th, 2021||The Hellfire Club threw a successful Mardi Gras Party! Nobody died!|
|Black Cat and King||February 1st, 2021||Shaw and Felicia catch up after his return from Tokyo, Shaw has an idea for a event at the Hellfire Club.|
|A Girl's Best Friend||October 22nd, 2020||Crooks try to rob the Gotham Diamond Exchange and are stopped by Orphan and Spoiler, with the Talon Strix helping them out and taking bullets for Cass. Bart zooms through and helps them so fast no one could see him. Meanwhile Felicia Hardy helps but uses it as a diversion for her own theft.|
|Bad Luck/Good Luck||October 18th, 2020||Spider-Man spots the Black Cat, talks about the Kingpin, and introduces her to Mania.|
|A Touch of Crimson||August 15th, 2020||A Black Cat goes looking for a sword and finds a dragon instead.|
|A Moment of Peril||August 13th, 2020||Spider-Man comes to a fork in the road, and accidentally burns it.|
|A Woman Sconed||August 13th, 2020||The misspelling is intentional....|
|Sorry, Wrong Address||August 4th, 2020||The Black Cat crosses the path of Deathstroke, and luck is not on her side.|
|Coffee Break||July 31st, 2020||Silk runs across a Black Cat, bad luck ensues.|
|Oh Come On||July 31st, 2020||Luke Cage makes a friend by accident.|
|Knock-off Spider-Man Sale||July 23rd, 2020||Spider-Man recruits a Thief for a Suicide Mission (Or just for Crime Fighting)|
|A new look for 'Spider-man', stumbling across Black Cat||July 21st, 2020||Johnny impersonates Spider-Man, Black Cat didn't buy it.|
|Vulnerabilities||June 29th, 2020||Felicia tries to learn to shoryuken someone, but is told to go to bed and heal instead.|
|A Hellfire Masquerade||June 28th, 2020||A Hellfire Masquerade Ball!|
|Freeze Frames in Mutant Town||June 27th, 2020||Wanda Maximoff helps host a charity event, crossing paths with a Black Cat and connecting with a Spider.|
|=Malfunction||June 27th, 2020||No description|
|Cat as Catch Can||June 24th, 2020||Felicia meets Peter, and talk about really big...swords.|
|The Burden of Responsibility||June 23rd, 2020||The Cat and the Spider meet up, share philosophies and contact info.|
|Met Gala: Mandate of Heaven||June 22nd, 2020||The Met Gala brings together the city and unleashes medieval artifacts far and wide!|
|A tale of Two Kitties||June 20th, 2020||Spider-Man meets up with Tigra, crosses the Black Cat's path, and gets close to a Singularity.|
|Crossing Paths||June 17th, 2020||Spider-Man has a Black Cat cross his path (again)...hilarity ensues.|
|Chat Contre Chat||May 30th, 2020||Alexander may have upended Felicia's plans by flipping himself from prey to predator in a|
|Stark's Yacht Party||May 28th, 2020||Tony Stark has a birthday party!|
|Moral Compass||May 27th, 2020||Felicia Hardy meets a young man named Alexander whose questions on morality rival her own ideas...and doubts.|
|A Shocking Turn of Events||May 3rd, 2020||Cat breaks into a museum only to find she wasn't the first one there.|
|As Luck Would Have It...||April 18th, 2020||Felicia meets up with the mysterious John Jones, only to find that he has already unraveled some of her own mysteries.|
|Medical Cat-astrophes||April 14th, 2020||Felicia Hardy attends a medical seminar and gets a sudden and unplanned demonstration of the disease afflicting him.|
|Breakfast with Bat and Cat||April 3rd, 2020||Dr. Morbius has a Black Cat cross his path, but his luck might improve by it.|
|The Whole Ball of Yarn||March 20th, 2020||The Black Cat may have met her match in the new security guard at the auction house.|
|Home Ground||March 12th, 2020||A Black Cat shows up and gets invited to dinner with the Parkers.|
|Catch as Cat Can||March 2nd, 2020||Spider-Man meets with the Black Cat, and there is something dangerous about every part of it.|
|When Paths Are Crossed...||February 19th, 2020||A Black Cat crosses Spidey's path, and his luck changes forever.|
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