Kitty Pryde, also known as Shadowcat, was a member of the X-Men with the ability to phase shift and walk through walls. She was once a member of Excalibur, but eventually she returned to her original team, with whom she fought the forces of evil for the good of all mankind. Kitty was killed when a bomb planted by Quicksilver and Scarlet witch destroyed the Blackbird on an investigative trip to England.
Katherine Anne "Kitty" Pryde was born in Deerfield, Illinois to Theresa and Carmen Pryde on January 12, 1979. Her powers emerged when she was thirteen. Both the X-Men and Emma Frost attempted to persuade Kitty to join them, for very different reasons. Storm speoke to Kitty about what the X-Men truly did, making her all the more enthusiastic about atending the school. However, they were attacked by mercinaries of the Hellfire Club, and Storm, Wolverine, Professor X, and Colossus were captured. Kitty was able to contact Cyclops, Phoenix, and Nightcrawler. With Kitty's help, the other X-Men were rescued. After some confusion, Kitty joined the X-Men. She formed romantic relations with Colossus, though unstable.
At one point Kitty was possessed by a demon named Ogun, thus gaining nearly a lifetime of martial arts training. After Ogun was defeated with the help of Wolverine, Kitty officialy adopted the codename Shadowcat.
Kitty was badly injured during the Morlock Massacre, and intangible became her natural state. Though Dr. Moria McTaggert stopped Kitty from deteriorating, it was Doctor Doom who returned her to her natural state. Believing the other X-Men to be dead, Kitty joined the British team Excalibur with Nightcrawler. They later learned that the other X-Men were, indeed, alive. When Excalibur deteriorated, Kitty, along with Nightcrawler and Colossus, returned to the X-Men.
Reconnaissance mission and deathEdit
Professor Charles Xavier detected a disturbance in Britain through Cerebro, and he sent a team of X-Men to investigate, including Kitty, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Cyclops, Mana, and Wolverine. The flight was uneventful until the team's arrival. After the Blackbird landed, a bomb attached to the plane was detonated, having been placed by Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. All of the X-Men onboard were injured, but Kitty was the nearest to the bomb when it exploded. She was burned to death almost instantly.