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Hellcat (Patricia "Patsy" Walker) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. She premiered as the star of a teen romantic-comedy series and was later integrated into Marvel superhero franchises such as the Avengers and the Defenders.
When Patsy comes into the possession of a superpowered suit formerly owned by Greer Grant (better known Tigra), she officially adopts the persona of Hellcat. In the following years, she becomes a stalwart member of both The Avengers as well as The Defenders, becomes close friends with She-Hulk, and even marries Daimon Hellstrom.
Growing up in the sleepy berg of “Centerville,” Patsy would spend her teenage time with Robert “Buzz” Baxter and frenemy Hedy Wolfe, who would sometimes become jealous due to her own crush on Buzz. During her formative years, Patsy’s fame-obsessed mother, Dorothy, never stopped looking to her daughter as a way to make a buck. Often living vicariously through Patsy, and constantly disapproving of her “tomboy” nature, Dorothy would pressure her daughter into modeling. When that didn’t work out, due to Patsy’s own lack of interest and commitment, Dorothy started a comic book containing fictionalized romantic adventures of her daughter as a teenager.
Over time, Patsy grew to resent her mother’s manipulative ways and hunger for fame and a rift grew between them. By this time, Patsy, being well out of her teenage years, was able to distance herself from Dorothy and marry Buzz, who’d joined the Air Force and served on tours overseas. For the next several years, Patsy would live on a number of Air Force bases, her marriage slowly souring as Buzz became more angry and irritable with each successive mission.
After Buzz was assigned to a security post at the heavily government-subsidized Brand Corporation in New Jersey, Patsy met the Beast and discovered that he was also newly-hired genetics researcher Hank McCoy. Using manipulation tactics instilled in her by her mother, Patsy blackmailed Beast, telling him she’d keep his secret if he helped transform her into a Super Hero herself. After divorcing Buzz, Patsy tracked down Beast, while he was an Avenger, and forced him to allow her to accompany them on missions.
During this Avengers “ride-along,” which involved investigating the Brand Corporation-owned building Buzz previously worked at, Patsy found an old costume that once belonged to Greer Nelson (better known as Tigra) during her early days as The Cat. Patsy took the gear for herself and assumed the identity Hellcat.
Patsy's superpowers are her psychic powers. Aside from wearing costume with claws and grappling-hook, her fighting abilities are natural.
She once possessed enhanced psionic abilities, due to the mental stimulation of Moondragon's Titanian technology. She could move small objects telekinetically, resist mental control, and on one occasion was able to generate a psychokinetic force-blast.