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Shadowcat (Katherine "Kitty" Pryde) is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. She has also used the code-names Sprite and Ariel in her career, and is a member of the X-Men. She first appeared in X-Men #129 (1980). She is one of the few Jewish characters in Marvel Comics.


Pryde is a mutant, with the ability to become intangible and walk through solid matter (an ability she calls "phasing"). She joined the X-Men at the age of 13, shortly after becoming embroiled in the team's conflict with The Hellfire Club. Despite Professor X's attempt to move her to The New Mutants after they were formed, she remained an X-Man for several years.

Due to a battle injury, Kitty Pryde became unable to control her phasing abilities, and nearly faded out of existence. Although Reed Richards and Doctor Doom saved her life, for years she was only able to become solid through great effort. After her injury, Shadowcat beame a member of Excalibur until it disbanded, at which time she returned to the X-Men.

She had an on-again, off-again relationship with her fellow team member, Colossus until his death.

Television & Film

In the animated television movie Pryde of the X-Men, Kitty Pryde was voiced by Kath Soucie. In the animated series X-Men: Evolution, she was voiced by Maggie Blue O'Hara.

In the movie X-Men, she was played by Sumela Kay. In the sequel, X2, she was played by Katie Stuart.

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