114 Facts About Kitty Pryde


Katherine Anne "Kitty" Pryde is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.

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Mutant, Kitty Pryde possesses a "phasing" ability that allows her to become intangible.

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Kitty Pryde's occasionally used the codenames Sprite and Ariel, cycling through several uniforms until settling for her trademark black-and-gold costume.

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Kitty Pryde's was one of the main cast of characters depicted in the original Excalibur title.

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Since her debut, Kitty Pryde has been described as one of Marvel's most notable female heroes.

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Kitty Pryde was introduced into the X-Men title as the result of a Marvel Comics editorial dictate that the series depict a school for mutant children.

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Byrne had told Kitty Pryde he liked her name and asked her permission to use it, promising to name his first original comics character after her.

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The six-issue miniseries Kitty Pryde and Wolverine, written by Claremont, is a coming-of-age storyline in which she matures from a girl to a young woman, adopting the new name "Shadowcat".

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Kitty Pryde's was featured in the 2002 mini-series Mekanix and came back to the main X-Men books in 2004 under the pen of Joss Whedon in Astonishing X-Men.

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Kitty Pryde's remained a part of the X-Men books until 2008 when she left again for roughly 2 years.

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Kitty Pryde's has since stated she has mixed feelings about her fame, saying she values Byrne's comics for their entertainment and artistic value, but wishes more people would appreciate her as more than just Shadowcat's namesake.

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Katherine Anne "Kitty" Pryde was born in Deerfield, Illinois, to Carmen and Theresa Pryde.

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Kitty Pryde's is an Ashkenazi Jewish-American and her paternal grandfather, Samuel Prydeman, was held in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

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Kitty Pryde started to have headaches at age thirteen, signaling the emergence of her mutant powers.

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Kitty Pryde's was approached by both the X-Men's Charles Xavier and the Hellfire Club's White Queen, Emma Frost, both of whom hoped to recruit her for their respective causes.

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Kitty Pryde's parents had not heard from her in more than a day, because during that time she was first being pursued by the Hellfire Club's men and then working with the X-Men to save their friends.

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All they knew was Kitty Pryde had left with Xavier's "students" to get a soda, there had been reports that the soda shop had been blown up, and Kitty Pryde had been missing since.

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At first, it seemed like there was no chance of Kitty Pryde being allowed to attend the school and join the X-Men.

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Kitty Pryde was then allowed to enroll at Xavier's school with her parents' blessing, becoming the youngest member of the team.

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Kitty Pryde joined the X-Men, and assumed the costumed identity of Sprite.

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Kitty Pryde briefly attended the White Queen's Massachusetts Academy when her parents became convinced that she needed to be with students of her own age, but following a failed attempt to subdue the X-Men, Frost revoked Kitty Pryde's admission.

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Kitty Pryde's developed a crush on Colossus and became close friends with his little sister Illyana Rasputin.

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Kitty Pryde befriended Lockheed, a highly intelligent alien resembling a dragon, who followed her home after a mission in outer space.

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Kitty Pryde was later abducted by the Morlocks and nearly forced to wed Caliban.

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Kitty Pryde's was then abducted by the White Queen, but rescued by the New Mutants.

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Kitty Pryde admitted to Kitty that he loved Zsaji, which hurt her deeply and ended the budding romantic relationship.

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Kitty Pryde had made good friends with a local boy from Salem Central named Doug Ramsey around this time, but her feelings for him never went as deep as his for her, and they never actually dated, though they remained close, even more so after Doug's status as a mutant was revealed and he joined the New Mutants under the codename Cypher.

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Kitty Pryde was brainwashed by Ogun into becoming a ninja assassin, and was sent to attack Wolverine.

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Kitty Pryde's was rushed to Muir Island along with other surviving casualties of the Massacre to be tended to by Moira MacTaggert.

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Kitty Pryde has since recovered from this state and now has full control over her power again.

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Kitty Pryde discovered the problem was due to Ogun's spirit having infiltrated the computer system, and with the aid of Wolverine, she managed to purge Ogun's presence.

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Kitty Pryde's cut her hair and began to act rebelliously, using one of Wolverine's bone claws broken off during battle as a weapon.

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Kitty Pryde remained with the X-Men for a while before leaving after the apparent death of Colossus.

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Kitty Pryde later finds a recording of his death due to exploring footage of the attack.

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Kitty Pryde's is kidnapped by William Stryker, but the X-Treme X-Men team helped her escape, and she assisted them on several missions.

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At the start of Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men, Kitty Pryde rejoins the X-Men, despite having extreme reservations about working with the former White Queen, given their history.

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Kitty Pryde appeared alongside Colossus in the "Blinded by the Light" arc in X-Men.

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Kitty Pryde fulfilled the role that Emma Frost envisioned, personally taking down Frost and imprisoning her, only to fall under a telepathic delusion created by Hellfire member Perfection, who claimed to be the true, unreformed Emma Frost.

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Under this delusion, Kitty Pryde was made to believe that she and Colossus had conceived a child, which was later taken away by the X-Men because its potential mutant abilities were supposedly dangerous.

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Kitty Pryde reacts in the delusion by attempting to rescue the child from a near-inescapable "box" in the depths of the school, unaware that in reality she is freeing an alien entity, Stuff, who contains the trapped consciousness of Cassandra Nova, the apparent ringleader of this new Hellfire Club.

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The missile is fired, causing Kitty Pryde to pass out inside of it as Beast discovers too late that due to its shape, trajectory, and lack of internal circuitry, the Breakworld's weapon is not a missile, but a bullet.

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How Kitty Pryde survived her time in the bullet is unclear to the X-Men's science team, where the X-Men discover that all her bodily functions halted.

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An analysis by Kavita Rao hypothesizes that Kitty Pryde created an intense muscle memory to keep herself and the bullet phased and has "forgotten" how to un-phase.

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Kitty Pryde's is encased in amber after Thane freezes the whole planet along with the people inside it; but thanks to her phasing powers, she manages to get out of the amber.

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Kitty Pryde feels the only way to stop them is by submitting to the Vortex herself as she's the only one who can resist the cosmic corruption.

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Kitty Pryde's reluctantly submits and becomes a being of unlimited power.

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Kitty Pryde doesn't give up the cosmic power but admits to Peter that she is afraid of it.

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Kitty Pryde takes on the mantle of Star Lord and joins the Guardians of the Galaxy in Peter Quill's place so he can take on his royal duties.

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Once there, Kitty Pryde has a personal reaction upon seeing the prisoners and makes it her mission to liberate everyone there and defeat the captors, as it reminds her of Nazi concentration camps.

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When Captain Marvel summons the Guardians to Earth to help her address Tony Stark, Kitty Pryde learns that Thanos is a prisoner on Earth and tries to convince Quill to tell Gamora.

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When fighting starts Kitty Pryde woefully realizes that some of her former students are on Tony Stark's side instead of fighting with Captain Marvel.

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Kitty Pryde learns first-hand how hard it is to balance leading the X-Men as well as managing the mansion when there are many political factors trying to deliberately get in the way of the X-Men.

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Kitty Pryde's begins to have awkward one-on-one moments with Colossus; they try to remain friends, but given their long history their interactions swiftly become complicated.

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Emma Frost comes asking Kitty Pryde to take up a special mission: taking a bigger boat out to serve as pirate captain on the X-Men's mission to liberate mutants trapped in oppressive countries that do not recognize mutant sovereignty, while smuggling and supplying for Emma's Hellfire Trading Company the lifesaving drugs the X-Men provide to humans.

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Kitty Pryde orchestrated a distraction by paying off human supremacists Homines Verendi to stage an attack on his own son.

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Kitty Pryde then released Krakoan seeds at her feet, which wrapped around her and prevented her from using her powers.

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Kitty Pryde is a mutant with the ability to pass through solid matter by passing her atomic particles through the spaces between the atoms of the object through which she is moving.

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Kitty Pryde has returned to her original form and is normally solid and must choose to use her power.

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Kitty Pryde can extend her powers to phase other people and objects.

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Kitty Pryde's is able to phase at least six other people with her, so long as they establish and maintain physical contact with her.

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Kitty Pryde's can extend her phasing effect to her own clothing or any other object with mass up to that of a small truck, as long as she remains in contact with it.

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Kitty Pryde can make objects intangible by maintaining contact with them.

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Kitty Pryde's has threatened to leave people phased into a wall, and used her power offensively to harm the Technarch Magus, and Danger.

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Besides her mutant powers, Kitty Pryde is a genius in the field of applied technology and computer science.

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Kitty Pryde's is highly talented in the design and use of computer hardware.

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Kitty Pryde's is a skilled pilot of piston and jet engine aircraft, and a competent pilot of certain advanced interstellar vehicles.

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Kitty Pryde's has previously shown a unique ability to wield the Soulsword and be harmed by it.

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Kitty Pryde's is a professional-level dancer in both ballet and modern dance.

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Kitty Pryde's speaks fluent English, Japanese, Russian, and the royal and standard languages of the alien Shi'ar and Skrull, and has moderate expertise in Gaelic, Hebrew, and German.

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When Kitty Pryde used the Black Vortex, her powers were augmented to a cosmic scale making her a god-like being.

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Kitty Pryde's can phase through any material of any density and can even phase a planet out of Thane's amber, whereas in her normal state it is an extremely difficult task to simply phase herself out of the amber.

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Kitty Pryde is one of the few characters that have significantly grown, matured, and evolved over the years - from a fresh-faced early teens student to a full-on adult team leader today.

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Kitty Pryde was always pretty close to perfect; whatever errors she made were always well-intentioned.

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Fans got to see Kitty Pryde grow up to become a competent and capable leader over the years.

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Now that she's back from leading the Guardians of the Galaxy as Star-Lord, Kitty Pryde will be in charge of much of the same team from ExtraordinaryX-Men, as well as making up a group reminiscent of her former Excalibur team.

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Kitty Pryde's had a commanding presence in the mid-2000s during Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's run of Astonishing X-Men, where she frequently went toe-to-toe with teammate and former adversary Emma Frost.

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Kitty Pryde's has used her strength and wit to save the X-Men, but she embraces her emotions to stand up for what she wants.

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Kitty Pryde's can save the day when others can't, and she's not afraid to express her more vulnerable sides.

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Kitty Pryde remains the best choice to lead the team in X-Men Gold; she has everything it takes to be the best leader the X-Men have ever had.

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Yet, in spite of these, Kitty Pryde represented the intelligent everyman probably more than any other Marvel character since Peter Parker, whose rooted, everyday humanity she echoes.

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Outside the X-Men the reader, through Kitty Pryde, caught further glimpses of what it might be like to be a mutant—or, crucially, a member of any minority group—which, in turn, helped elevate the comic book from simple monthly melodrama into an ongoing saga and pop cultural phenomenon.

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Kitty Pryde made her debut in the middle of the Dark Phoenix Saga - and her youthful perspective heightened the narrative impact.

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Kitty Pryde was the perfect POV character, drawing new readers into the X-Men's world, adding a touch of levity and humanity to some of the darkest superhero stories.

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Kitty Pryde arrived as an innocent with the seemingly innocuous power to turn intangible.

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Kitty Pryde's is the mutant everyman, the common girl turned superhero.

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Kitty Pryde's has short hair, tight clothes, and chain smokes cigarettes.

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Kitty Pryde's is killed by Colossus in his ruthless obsession to protect his sister, Illyana; coming between an enraged Colossus and his endangered sister, Shadowcat never believed he would harm her.

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Kitty Pryde's succeeds, only to create a separate timeline where the events of her past still come to pass.

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In Earth X it is revealed in the appendix of issue six that Kitty Pryde is killed saving Colossus while he could not shift into his metal form.

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Kitty Pryde's has the appearance and powers of the normal Shadowcat although she wears a different costume.

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Kitty Pryde's helps Psylocke defeat Doom's soldiers who have invaded the Panoptichron.

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Kitty Pryde's helps retrieve Blink, Morph, and Sabretooth from being scattered across the multiverse.

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Kitty Pryde's works as a computer expert for the team and is a full member of the Exiles.

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Kitty Pryde's had survived an attack on the X-Mansion by the Sentinels.

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Kitty Pryde's tries to save the Illyana Rasputin of Earth-616 from corruption through magic by taking Illyana into the wilderness of Limbo and teaching the child to fight and survive.

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Kitty Pryde's is seen in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days, when zombie Alpha Flight attack the X-Men.

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Kitty Pryde's leads a sad existence and is easily identified by her shaved head and the Star of David tattooed on her forehead.

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Kitty Pryde's is able to alter her facial features to a "demonic" aspect when attacking enemies or else responding to aggressive, commanding behavior from her superiors.

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Kitty Pryde was good friends of her version of Colossus, the Bamfs, Windrider, the "Fiend-with-no-name" and Lockheed .

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Kitty Pryde helped her versions of Professor X and Cyclops capture and cure that universe's version of Dark Phoenix.

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Kitty Pryde's is a teacher and TJ refers to her as "Aunt Kate".

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Kitty Pryde's proves useful in the fight against the Brotherhood led by Cyclops.

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Kitty Pryde's is Jewish and wears the Star of David around her neck, but does not appear to possess the same genius IQ as her mainstream counterpart.

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Kitty Pryde becomes a student at Xavier's school, when her mother allows her to attend under the condition she does not take part in any X-Men missions, nor train in any "Danger Room" simulations.

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Kitty Pryde discovers that she can decrease the space between her atoms make herself super-dense, giving her both superhuman strength and durability.

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Kitty Pryde's is strong and angry enough to punch Spider-Man several feet through the air.

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Kitty Pryde makes an appearance in Ultimate Comics: X, locating Jimmy Hudson, who is revealed to be Wolverine's son.

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Kitty Pryde was charged by Logan before his death to locate Jimmy and reveal his true origins to him.

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Kitty Pryde's is wearing her original costume and is younger than the other X-Babies.

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Kitty Pryde's doesn't seem to have a strong bond with the X-Baby version of Lockheed.

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Kitty Pryde's has slightly enhanced senses, she can produce a set of five retractable claws on her left hand like Sabretooth.

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Kitty Pryde's has begun to take on Logan's personality and memories as well.

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Kitty Pryde's becomes a member and the mascot of the elitist fraternity, The Hellfire Club, and has a short-lived romantic relationship with the school troublemaker Pyro.

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Kitty Pryde's has three children: her eldest daughter, named Meredith, and twins 10 years younger than Meredith, Sara and Doug, with an unnamed partner who died protecting her from an assassination attempt.

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