Real Name: Sharon Smith
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Catseye had the ability to transform herself into a lavender-furred feline humanoid. She can transform into either a house cat or a human-panther hybrid (a were-cat).
Catseye was a member of the original Hellions recruited by Emma Frost to be a competitive team to the New Mutants and a tool for the Hellfire Club. Her character was the antithesis of Wolfsbane who could transform into a wolf. She engaged in several battles with the New Mutants mostly petty competition but occasionally got along with the students, sometimes having dances for socialization. Her personality was that of a free spirit. Catseye's youth and comparative lack of sophistication belief a ferocious intelligence. She was capable of total recall from her photographic memory, and instinctively knew when she was being lied to. Under Frost's tutelage, Smith progressed from total illiteracy to upper grade school reading levels in less than a year. She still retained several feline qualities whilst in human form, having been forced to provide for herself since earliest infancy. Catseye more resembled a carefree child in tune with the environment around her. Upon her first meeting with Wolfsbane, rather than attack out of an animal nature, she smelled Rahne and said that the two of them shared a kindred spirit and that they should be friends—this in spite of the obviously played feline/canine feuding roles.
When the New Mutants were in a state of emotional turmoil over being killed and resurrected by the Beyonder, Emma Frost saw it as her opportunity to sweep in and take control. She convinced Magneto—the current leader of the team—to allow the New Mutants to come to the Massachusetts Academy for psychic counseling, where she promptly accepted them into the ranks of her Hellions. Catseye shared a room with Rahne and the two of them became close friends. The two teams became quite fond of one another but were separated when Magneto realized that his emotions had been manipulated by Empath to convince him to relinquish the students.
Soon after, Emma threw another party which the Hellions as well as the X-Men Gold team attended. It was there that Trevor Fitzroy—a member of the villainous group known as the Upstarts—crashed the party with the goal of killing Emma in order to gain points within the group. The Hellions were mere formalities: some were killed in the crossfire and the rest, including Catseye, were drained of their life energies in order to fuel his teleportation portal.
First Appearance: The New Mutants (1983) #16
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Dark Reign: The Cabal (2009)
Generation X (1994)
#55 New Mutants (2009)
- 'Sins of the Past, Part 1: In Another Man's Shoes'
#7 Ryhmä-X / X-Men (1984)
- 'Necrosha: New Mutants, Chapter 2: Trojan'#8
- 'Necrosha: Part 3'#48
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The New Mutants (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#16 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Away Game!'#17
- 'Saturday Night Fight'#39
- 'Pawns of the White Queen'#43
- 'Getting Even'#53
- 'Seduced & Abandoned'#54
- 'Scavenger Hunt!'#62
- 'To Build a Fire'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
#5 Titans (1980)
- 'Gardener to the Hulk'
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
#281 What If...? (1989)
- 'Fresh Upstart'#282
- 'SFX 3: Beginning to See the Light'
#60 X Necrosha (2009)
- 'A What If... X-Men Wedding Album'
#21 X-Men Origins: Emma Frost (2010)
- 'Necrosha: Chapter Two'
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga (2010)
#1 X-Men: Hellfire Club (2000)
- 'X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga'
- 'Also Sprach Sebastion'
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