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    Default Kitty Pryde: Red Queen / Shadowcat Appreciation 2023

    After missing a year for some reason here's the 2023 Kitty Pryde Appreciation Thread!


    For historical reference and purpose:
    Kitty Pryde Appreciation 2021
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2021
    Kitty Pryde Appreciation 2020
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2020
    Kitty Pryde Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019
    Kitty Pryde Appreciation 2014-2018
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...K-Appreciation
    Kitty Pryde Queer discussion 2018-2020
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...er-Kitty-Pryde

    After a year away, it's back and hopefully here to stay! Let's also hopefully not miss another year. Of not just threads, but of Kitty Pryde stories!
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    From Marauders #10 [SPOILERS]

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    According to JDW this is going to be a big year for Kitty, cant wait to see whats in store for her character
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    Thank you for posting the data page. Really good stuff.
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    I adore Kitty/Kate. I feel like she's actually a tricky character to write without making her totally obnoxious... Claremont, Whedon and Ellis are some of the few writers who get her voice and attitude right in my opinion.

    I'm hoping for good things for her in 2023 - I must say I don't love her in Marauders and I'm ready for her to join a new X-team.

    Also, some quality time with her BFFs Rachel and Illyana is long overdue.

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    Hoping 2023 will be AWESOME for Kitty Pryde (XD)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncanny X-Man View Post
    Also, some quality time with her BFFs Rachel and Illyana is long overdue.
    I’d add Kurt to the list of friends Kate’s due some quality time with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Proxy View Post
    I’d add Kurt to the list of friends Kate’s due some quality time with.

    Yes definitely! Although Kate and Kurt at least appear together regularly on the Council, even if they barely interact. I think the last time Kate spoke to Rachel, Illyana or even Logan was when she was resurrected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncanny X-Man View Post
    Yes definitely! Although Kate and Kurt at least appear together regularly on the Council, even if they barely interact. I think the last time Kate spoke to Rachel, Illyana or even Logan was when she was resurrected?
    That would be correct. They all reunited and Illyana showed up with A Mariachi band she had playing a song for them(De Contrabando), that when translated was about being secretly in love with someone and wanting to be with them, even if it's in secret.


    The lyrics to De Contrabando in English are

    You know, I'm sorry for the audacity.,
    But I've really liked you for a long time.
    Yeah, I know you're not free.,
    But we can be discrete,
    See each other once in a while. contraband.
    I promise discretion before the people,
    I can even act indifferent.
    If they tell me about you, o-oh, yeah!
    I promise not staining the shirt,
    Don't ask for more love if you're in a hurry,
    You comprehend, but love me.

    Even once in a while,
    Even if it is contraband, but love me,
    Even if it's contraband,
    Even once in a while, but love me.

    I promise to leave no trace,
    No evidence that I was there.
    I promise not to be demanding,
    I promise to be patient
    And wait for you to come back to me.
    Patiently wait until your return
    Just tell me I'll get a kiss for a prize.
    And to love me, if you loved me.


    Makes sense to me


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    I think I'm missing a number of decades of Kate's best stories. In the Krakoan Era, she's red queen of the Hellfire Trading Club (despite having...no or little business acumen?), traveling through time with her Mauraders to save ancient mutants for...very few logical reasons, or traveling the world as a mutant-saving pirate and girlbossing it with her one-time enemy Emma. It's very, very hard for me not to see her as a Mary Sue and I really want to believe that she's been better utilized in prior stories. The relationship she has with Magik I see posted above makes me want to believe she's had some really good stories with emotional investment.

    Edit: what do people recommend as some of her best stories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vbeacon View Post
    I think I'm missing a number of decades of Kate's best stories. In the Krakoan Era, she's red queen of the Hellfire Trading Club (despite having...no or little business acumen?), traveling through time with her Mauraders to save ancient mutants for...very few logical reasons, or traveling the world as a mutant-saving pirate and girlbossing it with her one-time enemy Emma. It's very, very hard for me not to see her as a Mary Sue and I really want to believe that she's been better utilized in prior stories. The relationship she has with Magik I see posted above makes me want to believe she's had some really good stories with emotional investment.

    Edit: what do people recommend as some of her best stories?
    If you've never read it, I highly recommend ALL of Chris Claremont's run on Uncanny X-Men - Kitty is very much a central character from the moment she first appears during the Dark Phoenix Saga and remains so until she leaves that book and moves to Excalibur, where she's also a focus character and that I also recommend.

    If you're looking for something shorter and self-contained, Kitty Pryde & Wolverine is pretty good and extremely important to the character's evolution, and the early 2000's Mechanix is also a very fun mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncanny X-Man View Post
    If you've never read it, I highly recommend ALL of Chris Claremont's run on Uncanny X-Men - Kitty is very much a central character from the moment she first appears during the Dark Phoenix Saga and remains so until she leaves that book and moves to Excalibur, where she's also a focus character and that I also recommend.

    If you're looking for something shorter and self-contained, Kitty Pryde & Wolverine is pretty good and extremely important to the character's evolution, and the early 2000's Mechanix is also a very fun mini.
    All of Claremont is the best starting point for sure. Her time with the Guardian's had some nice moments in it as well, and her recent Marauder's run doesn't get as much love as it should. But I agree here, always start with Claremont.

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    Is she still KATE?
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    Kitty is one of the characters that has gotten a lot of focus in the Krakoan era, but doesn't feel like the character from the last few decades. Her voice has seemed off to me in everything I've read her in. She's one of my favourite X-Men so I hope she gets a new lease of life soon...she's written like she's having a mid-life crisis. I'd also like the mystery of why she can't use the Krakoan gates to be wrapped up soon, because it feels like it's been entirely forgotten.
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    Did I imagine it, or did we get hints that Kate might be able to also increase her density as well become intangible?

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