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...But thanks to him I haven't done so much as jaywalking in years
~ Black Cat muses over her transformation into a hero as a result of Spider-Man's influence
I'm not a hero. I'm a thief. Born a thief. Raised a thief. Will die a thief.
~ Black Cat.
...thank you, Spider--Peter-- whatever you want to call yourself. For taking your mask off and reminding me... ...it's never too late to figure out who you really are.
~ Black Cat.

Black Cat (real name Felicia Sara Hardy) is a fictional character and an anti-superheroine from Marvel Comics. She occasionally acts as a love interest, enemy and ally to Spider-Man. She is a professional cat burglar who often runs into Spider-Man, but sometimes acts as an ally in certain situations. Despite her villainous side, Black Cat has worked with other superheroes to stop threats and supervillains.

She was created by Marv Wolfman and the late Dave Cockrum, and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man # 194 in July of 1979.

History

Background

Though she first appeared as a thief, Black Cat eventually began to act in a more heroic capacity, in part due to seeking to win Spider-Man's approval. The two were partners and lovers for a time before Spider-Man ended the relationship due to recognizing that Black Cat loved Spider-Man more than she did Peter Parker.

Though hurt by his rejection and briefly returning to her antagonistic ways, Black Cat eventually stayed heroic and she and Spider-Man maintained a solid friendship. Following his forgetting his marriage to Mary Jane, Spider-Man has begun seeing Black Cat romantically again.

Felica begins steel many items including having encounter with the superhero Hellcat in Chicago Illinois museum although almost getting capture by the police, Hellcat saves her life instead bring her to the authorities knowing what ever schemes she was plotting but Black cat steals her wallet to look into her for future purposes. Then Black Cat has now since became a supervillain and a crime lord. She also now resents Spider-Man. To read more, go to this Black Cat Page.

When the Superior Spider-Man wrapped her up during one of her thieving missions, it caused the authorities to catch her, making her lose everything she had stolen. Since then, she resented Spider-man, swearing vengeance on him. She even became a crime-lord now, making her Neutral Evil.

After her escape from prison she made up an alliance with Electro, and the both of them began to attack Spider-Man and Silk. While Electro was captured Felicia continued rising up in the criminal underworld, the Spider-Woman eventually joined up with Black Cat to work under her. While a ruse on Cindy Moon's part under the orders of S.H.I.E.L.D Felicia did train the girl becoming a twisted mentor figure.

Later on she would encounter Miles Morales, and she offered the newer Spider-Man the chance to work for her like Silk, but he quickly refused the offer attempting to take her back into prison. Ever since she's taken part in several criminal activities in the underworld involving heroes like Star-Lord and Patsy Walker.

After working together with Spider-Man, the original Venom Eddie Brock, and the new Anti-Venom (Flash Thompson), against the Maniac after he took control of her and her gang, Black Cat was able to end her feud with Spider-Man. Despite losing her gang, Brock was able to convince her to give up trying to be a crime boss, and instead return to being a vigilante.

Biography

Early Life

Felicia Sara Hardy is the daughter of Walter and Lydia Hardy, with her father being a world renowned cat burglar who told his daughter to never settle for second best. During her years in college, she was nearly raped by a drunken student until she was saved by another student named Ryan. Felicia became friends with Ryan, but it ended when he demanded that their relationship to become physical. Hating the idea of being a victim, Felicia decided to murder Ryan for his actions, beginning to train in various fighting styles and acrobats. After preparing for months, Felica set out her revenge to kill Ryan, but he was killed in a drunk driving accident before she could.

Becoming Black Cat

Felicia was angered that she was denied revenge, and wanting to utilize her new skills, decided to follow her father's footsteps as a cat burglar. After being arrested by the cops, she was freed by her father's mentor, Black Fox, and took Felicia in as his new pupil. After getting great fortune from stealing, Felicia adopted a new costume and identity as the "Black Cat", and decided to break out her father from prison. During the prison break, Black Cat ran into Spider-Man, whom she felt had a kinship with the lone superhero. Felicia then focused her time on trying to win Spider-Man's trust and affections, even going as far to fake mental instability.

Portrayals

Film

  • In Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man duology, she was portrayed Felicity Jones, who also played Jyn Erso.

Television

  • In the 1980s' Spider-Man animated series, she was voiced by Morgan Lofting.
  • In the 1990s' Spider-Man: The Animated Series, she was voiced by Jennifer Hale, who also voiced Female Commander Shepard.
    • Hale also voiced the character in the 2000 Spider-Man video game.
  • In The Spectacular Spider-Man, she was voiced by Tricia Helfer, who also voiced Sarah Kerrigan.
    • Helfer also voiced the character in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.
  • In the 2017 Spider-Man series, she was voiced by Grey DeLisle, who also voices Daphne Blake.

Video Games

  • In Spider-Man 2, she was voiced by Holly Fields.
  • In Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, she was voiced by Audrey Wasilewski.
  • In Spider-Man: Edge of Time, she was voiced by Katee Sackhoff.
  • In Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, she was voiced by Tara Strong, who also voices Harley Quinn.
    • Strong also voiced the character in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes and Spider-Man Unlimited.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, she was voiced by Ali Hillis.
  • In Lego Marvel Super Heroes, she was voiced by Laura Bailey, who also voiced Nadine Ross, Helena Harper, Mary Jane Watson, Supergirl, Abigail Walker, Serena and Rayne.
  • In Marvel Avengers Academy, she was voiced by Mel Gorsha.
  • In Marvel's Spider-Man, she was voiced by Erica Lindbeck, who also voiced Cassie Cage and Futaba Sakura.

Trivia

  • She is similar to Catwoman from DC comics:
    • Both are redeemed rogues.
    • Both are in love with a superhero (Batman and Spider-Man).

See Also

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          Spider-Man Movie Heroes

Sam Raimi series
Spider-Man: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn/New Goblin | Aunt May | General Slocum | Uncle Ben | Flash Thompson
Spider-Man 2: John Jameson
Spider-Man 3: Gwen Stacy

Marc Webb series
The Amazing Spider-Man: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | George Stacy | Aunt May | Curt Connors/Lizard
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Felicia Hardy

Marvel Cinematic Universe
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | May Parker | Michelle Jones | Happy Hogan | Tony Stark/Iron Man | Ned Leeds | Liz Toomes | Aaron Davis | F.R.I.D.A.Y.
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Nick Fury | Maria Hill | Skrulls (Talos & Soren)

Spider-Verse
Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales/Spider-Man | Peter Parker | Spider-Gwen | Spider-Man Noir | Peni Parker | Spider-Ham | Aunt May | Ultimate Spider-Man

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