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->''"Here, kitty, kitty. Wish I was playing hide-and-seek with [[DatingCatwoman Black Cat]]. I ''so'' prefer my felines female."''

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->''"Here, kitty, kitty. Wish I was playing hide-and-seek with [[DatingCatwoman Black Cat]].ComicBook/BlackCat. I ''so'' prefer my felines female."''



A [=Catgirl=] is a character that looks mostly like a human but she has some parts like a cat, usually [[UnusualEars the ears]], tail, eyes, and sometimes claws or even a natural FurBikini. A [=Catgirl=] is not furry, and should still have human skin, human hair, a human face, a completely human nose, and a human skull and torso structure. The [=Catgirl=] is stereotypically female, though Catboys do exist.

A [=Catgirl=] can also have other minor feline features, such as a cat tail, CuteLittleFangs, cat-like AnimalEyes, FemmeFatalons or [[NaturalWeapon actual claws]]. She often has personality traits that conform to feline AnimalStereotypes. She might also have a VerbalTic that imitates the sound of a cat. She might also demonstrate a FauxPaw.

Some [=catgirls=] are biologically [=Catgirl=], either because of some degree of non-human ancestry or because of a change brought upon by MagicAndPowers or AppliedPhlebotinum. Examples do not have to be defaultly [=Catgirls=]. They can be normal humans who [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting have been turned into]] [=Catgirls=]. These catgirls would be a subcategory of UnusualEars and LittleBitBeastly.

Other [=Catgirls=] merely wear [[AnimalEaredHeadband cat-themed costumes]], sometimes as part of feline themed AnimalMotifs. These [=Catgirls=] would be a subcategory of AnimalEaredHeadband. Faux kitties will wear at least fake ears, and often a fake tail. Sometimes they wear gloves resembling cat paws.

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A [=Catgirl=] Catgirl is a character that looks mostly like a human but she has some parts like a cat, usually [[UnusualEars the ears]], tail, eyes, and sometimes claws or even a natural FurBikini. A [=Catgirl=] Catgirl is not furry, and should still have human skin, human hair, a human face, a completely human nose, and a human skull and torso structure. The [=Catgirl=] Catgirl is stereotypically female, though Catboys do exist.

A [=Catgirl=] Catgirl can also have other minor feline features, such as a cat tail, CuteLittleFangs, cat-like AnimalEyes, FemmeFatalons or [[NaturalWeapon actual claws]]. She often has personality traits that conform to feline AnimalStereotypes. She might also have a VerbalTic that imitates the sound of a cat. She might also demonstrate a FauxPaw.

Some [=catgirls=] catgirls are biologically [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, either because of some degree of non-human ancestry or because of a change brought upon by MagicAndPowers or AppliedPhlebotinum. Examples do not have to be defaultly [=Catgirls=]. Catgirls. They can be normal humans who [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting have been turned into]] [=Catgirls=].Catgirls. These catgirls would be a subcategory of UnusualEars and LittleBitBeastly.

Other [=Catgirls=] Catgirls merely wear [[AnimalEaredHeadband cat-themed costumes]], sometimes as part of feline themed AnimalMotifs. These [=Catgirls=] Catgirls would be a subcategory of AnimalEaredHeadband. Faux kitties will wear at least fake ears, and often a fake tail. Sometimes they wear gloves resembling cat paws.



* HumanoidFemaleAnimal, FunnyAnimal, TalkingAnimal, SpeechImpairedAnimal, PartiallyCivilizedAnimal, PettingZooPeople, CivilizedAnimal, and NearlyNormalAnimal characters do not qualify as [=Catgirl=], and should be listed under the appropriate trope instead.

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* HumanoidFemaleAnimal, FunnyAnimal, TalkingAnimal, SpeechImpairedAnimal, PartiallyCivilizedAnimal, PettingZooPeople, CivilizedAnimal, and NearlyNormalAnimal characters do not qualify as [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, and should be listed under the appropriate trope instead.



* {{Fantastic Sapient Species|Tropes}} resembling felines should be listed under CatFolk. There can be overlap between CatFolk and [=Catgirl=], however only LittleBitBeastly of examples of CatFolk should also be listed under [=Catgirl=], and [=Catgirl=] examples should only be listed in CatFolk if they represent an entire distinct fictional non-human species.
* Werecats that turn into cats but do not have a LittleBitBeastly cat-eared human form should be listed at OurWerebeastsAreDifferent. Humans that can magically turn into cats, but are not {{Werecat}}s and do not resemble a [=Catgirl=] should be listed under {{Animorphism}}.
* [=Catgirls=] may also be an AnimalThemedSuperbeing, particularly in Western SuperHero fiction.

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* {{Fantastic Sapient Species|Tropes}} resembling felines should be listed under CatFolk. There can be overlap between CatFolk and [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, however only LittleBitBeastly of examples of CatFolk should also be listed under [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, and [=Catgirl=] Catgirl examples should only be listed in CatFolk if they represent an entire distinct fictional non-human species.
* Werecats that turn into cats but do not have a LittleBitBeastly cat-eared human form should be listed at OurWerebeastsAreDifferent. Humans that can magically turn into cats, but are not {{Werecat}}s and do not resemble a [=Catgirl=] Catgirl should be listed under {{Animorphism}}.
* [=Catgirls=] Catgirls may also be an AnimalThemedSuperbeing, particularly in Western SuperHero fiction.



** Lisanna is a ShapeShifter capable of taking on certain animal aspects. A cat girl in a FurBikini is her go-to combat form, though it's more successful at distraction.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota's "horns" resemble kitty ears, which make him look like a catboy. The creator of the series mentioned in the commentary that he was tired of kitty ears being put on girls and wanted to give them to a boy for a change. After bumping heads with Ninamori, Naota's "ears" transfer to her very briefly [[spoiler:before they get bigger. Turns out they weren't cat ears.]]

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** Lisanna is a ShapeShifter {{shapeshift|ing}}er capable of taking on certain animal aspects. A cat girl in a FurBikini is her go-to combat form, though it's more successful at distraction.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota's "horns" resemble kitty ears, which make him look like a catboy. The creator of the series mentioned in the commentary that he was tired of kitty ears being put on girls and wanted to give them to a boy for a change. After bumping heads with Ninamori, Naota's "ears" transfer to her very briefly [[spoiler:before they get bigger. Turns out they weren't cat ears.]]ears]].



* [[PunnyName Schrödinger]] from the ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' manga and [=OVAs=] is a cute [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] catboy. And the name has meaning, too. He can be anywhere ''and'' nowhere, just like the uncertainty factor of [[SchrodingersCat the real thought experiment]].

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* [[PunnyName Schrödinger]] from the ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' manga and [=OVAs=] is a cute [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] catboy. And the name has meaning, too. He can be anywhere ''and'' nowhere, just like the uncertainty factor of [[SchrodingersCat [[UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat the real thought experiment]].



* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has a [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Chain]] called the [[AliceAllusion Cheshire Cat]], who looks like a human with cat ears, a tail and huge claws. He used to be an ordinary black cat until [[spoiler:[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour Vincent]] [[EyeScream blinded him with scissors.]] The cat's mistress, [[RealityWarper the Will of the Abyss]], gave him his Cat Boy appearance and [[RedEyesTakeWarning Break's left eye]] to make up for it, but Cheshire's real form as a Chain is more monstrous.]]

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* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has a [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Chain]] called the [[AliceAllusion Cheshire Cat]], who looks like a human with cat ears, a tail and huge claws. He used to be an ordinary black cat until [[spoiler:[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour [[spoiler:[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Vincent]] [[EyeScream blinded him with scissors.]] The cat's mistress, [[RealityWarper the Will of the Abyss]], gave him his Cat Boy appearance and [[RedEyesTakeWarning Break's left eye]] to make up for it, but Cheshire's real form as a Chain is more monstrous.]]monstrous]].



* Ichigo from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is a MagicalGirl [=Catgirl=] with infused cat DNA. Although she does not have cat ears full time, they are real.

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* Ichigo from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is a MagicalGirl [=Catgirl=] Catgirl with infused cat DNA. Although she does not have cat ears full time, they are real.



* Not a real catgirl, but ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' once had Tomoyo place the title character in a catgirl costume. To be more specific, a [=Catgirl=] {{Meido}} costume [[DressedAllInRubber made of rubber]] (She was fighting [[ShockAndAwe The Thunder]] at the time). For some reason, this became [[MemeticMutation one of her most popular outfits]]. (To be fair, the outfit is just adorable.)

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* Not a real catgirl, but ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' once had Tomoyo place the title character in a catgirl costume. To be more specific, a [=Catgirl=] Catgirl {{Meido}} costume [[DressedAllInRubber made of rubber]] (She was fighting [[ShockAndAwe The Thunder]] at the time). For some reason, this became [[MemeticMutation one of her most popular outfits]]. (To be fair, the outfit is just adorable.)



* Somewhat of a subversion: Mikoto from ''Manga/MaiHime'' merely behaves like a [=Catgirl=], while being a regular human in appearance.
** In the ''Manga/MaiOtome'' manga, however, Mikoto's a VoluntaryShapeshifting [=Catgirl=], [[VerbalTic nya]].

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* Somewhat of a subversion: Mikoto from ''Manga/MaiHime'' merely behaves like a [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, while being a regular human in appearance.
** In the ''Manga/MaiOtome'' manga, however, Mikoto's a VoluntaryShapeshifting [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, [[VerbalTic nya]].



* ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s Yuma has a [=Catgirl=] themed MagicalGirl outfit.

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* ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s Yuma has a [=Catgirl=] Catgirl themed MagicalGirl outfit.



* At one point in ''Anime/{{Shuffle}}'', [[TokenMiniMoe Primula]] {{cosplay}}s as a [=Catgirl=] {{m|eido}}aid.

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* At one point in ''Anime/{{Shuffle}}'', [[TokenMiniMoe Primula]] {{cosplay}}s as a [=Catgirl=] Catgirl {{m|eido}}aid.



* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Yuma's friend Cathy has no real physical cat-like features (she wears her hair in a way to make it resemble cat ears) but she does have a strange ability to communicate and control actual cats, something that has never been explained. Naturally, as a duelist, her deck uses cat-themed monsters. (Her two known Xyz monsters, Twin-Tail Cat Lady and Cat Girl Magician, are bona-fide [=Catgirls=] themselves.)

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Yuma's friend Cathy has no real physical cat-like features (she wears her hair in a way to make it resemble cat ears) but she does have a strange ability to communicate and control actual cats, something that has never been explained. Naturally, as a duelist, her deck uses cat-themed monsters. (Her two known Xyz monsters, Twin-Tail Cat Lady and Cat Girl Magician, are bona-fide [=Catgirls=] Catgirls themselves.)



* The "ears" of most life-size Persocoms in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' (actually used to contain interface jacks) may be deliberately designed to resemble [=Catgirl=] ears.

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* The "ears" of most life-size Persocoms in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' (actually used to contain interface jacks) may be deliberately designed to resemble [=Catgirl=] Catgirl ears.



* OEL Manga ''Reality Check!'' has Catreece, a hyper-intelligent housecat whose avatar on the virtual-reality Internet is a [=catgirl=] of the GenkiGirl variety

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* OEL Manga ''Reality Check!'' has Catreece, a hyper-intelligent housecat whose avatar on the virtual-reality Internet is a [=catgirl=] catgirl of the GenkiGirl variety



* The 2016 Flip Calendar for ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features this as its theme for the 22nd, in a play on the Japanese words for 2 ("nii") and a cat's meow ("nyan"). The character(s) featured are catgirls and catboys, with notable examples being [[MultiColoredHair Sasaki]] as a Calico Cat and [[KindHeartedCatLover Akira]] delighted to find her LoveInterest, Amon, transformed into a Catboy.

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* The 2016 Flip Calendar for ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features this as its theme for the 22nd, in a play on the Japanese words for 2 ("nii") and a cat's meow ("nyan"). The character(s) featured are catgirls and catboys, with notable examples being [[MultiColoredHair Sasaki]] as a Calico Cat and [[KindHeartedCatLover Akira]] delighted to find her LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, Amon, transformed into a Catboy.



* ''3 Kittens: Purr-fect Weapons'' features a group of WarOnTerror superheroines that were too blatantly Fanservice to appear in ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'' except in crossovers.

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* ''3 Kittens: Purr-fect Weapons'' features a group of WarOnTerror [[TheWarOnTerror war on terror]] superheroines that were too blatantly Fanservice to appear in ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'' except in crossovers.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan's on and off love interest is Black Cat.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan's on and off love interest is Black Cat.ComicBook/BlackCat.



** It's probably also worth mentioning that Tamaranians like Starfire are descended from tree-dwelling flying cats.
* Carrie Kelly in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is ''named'' [=Catgirl=].

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** It's probably also worth mentioning that Tamaranians like Starfire ComicBook/{{Starfire}} are descended from tree-dwelling flying cats.
* Carrie Kelly in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is ''named'' [=Catgirl=].Catgirl.



* MissKitty, in the SpaceWestern ''Film/{{Oblivion|1994}}'' is a [=Catgirl=] Madame, played by Julie "Catwoman" Newmar.

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* MissKitty, in the SpaceWestern ''Film/{{Oblivion|1994}}'' is a [=Catgirl=] Catgirl Madame, played by Julie "Catwoman" Newmar.



* Averted in ''Film/CatWomenOfTheMoon'' which has [[NonIndicativeName no cat-women whatsover]].

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* Averted in ''Film/CatWomenOfTheMoon'' which has [[NonIndicativeName no cat-women whatsover]].whatsoever]].



* Creator/FritzLeiber's ''The Wanderer'' has a Sexy Alien [=Catgirl=] from a SuperiorSpecies teach the hero about Sexy [=Catgirl=] Sex.

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* Creator/FritzLeiber's ''The Wanderer'' has a Sexy Alien [=Catgirl=] Catgirl from a SuperiorSpecies teach the hero about Sexy [=Catgirl=] Catgirl Sex.



* Betti from ''[[Litterature/{{REEL}} REAL]]'' looks like a CatGirl in TheMetaverse. Her avatar's cat ears flatten when she gets angry, making them a virtual mix of UnusualEars and AnimalEaredHeadband.
* ''Literature/SandpaperKiss'' focusses on one of these, by the name of Lucy, though a deconstruction of the trope as she was created in an illegal hybridisation experiment, and is a hybrid of a human girl and a white tiger. As a result, she suffers from disabilities thanks to her awkward, cat/human anatomy, such as not being able to speak English properly (her lips aren't as flexible and can't produce the right sounds).

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* Betti from ''[[Litterature/{{REEL}} REAL]]'' looks like a CatGirl Catgirl in TheMetaverse. Her avatar's cat ears flatten when she gets angry, making them a virtual mix of UnusualEars and AnimalEaredHeadband.
* ''Literature/SandpaperKiss'' focusses focuses on one of these, by the name of Lucy, though a deconstruction of the trope as she was created in an illegal hybridisation experiment, and is a hybrid of a human girl and a white tiger. As a result, she suffers from disabilities thanks to her awkward, cat/human anatomy, such as not being able to speak English properly (her lips aren't as flexible and can't produce the right sounds).



** The character Gumi is potrayed as a catgirl in the music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaiU_sSifGc "Ah, It's a Wonderful Cat Life"]]. In the same video, Len appears as a catboy.

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** The character Gumi is potrayed portrayed as a catgirl in the music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaiU_sSifGc "Ah, It's a Wonderful Cat Life"]]. In the same video, Len appears as a catboy.



* "[=Catgirl=]" is a ''monster'' in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' spoof card game. The Munchkin catgirls are just as adorable as their anime counterparts, but also happen to be vicious cannibals who love to eat male adventurers. Most of the catgirl's attacks are standard ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' attacks, with cutesy names-"Pounce" becomes "Pouncy-Poo", while "Rend" becomes "Rendy-Wendy".

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* "[=Catgirl=]" "Catgirl" is a ''monster'' in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' spoof card game. The Munchkin catgirls are just as adorable as their anime counterparts, but also happen to be vicious cannibals who love to eat male adventurers. Most of the catgirl's attacks are standard ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' attacks, with cutesy names-"Pounce" becomes "Pouncy-Poo", while "Rend" becomes "Rendy-Wendy".



* And if you find yourself angry with [=catgirls=], you can always go ahead and [[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31216 Whack a [=Catgirl=]]],

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* And if you find yourself angry with [=catgirls=], catgirls, you can always go ahead and [[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31216 Whack a [=Catgirl=]]],Catgirl]],



* ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the Weretouched (people who have a WereBeast in their family tree) may exhibit minor features of their were-whatever ancestors, like ears, eyes, or fangs, as can the shifters from ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', an entire race of feral human/lycanthrope hybrids.

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* ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the Weretouched (people who have a WereBeast [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Werebeast]] in their family tree) may exhibit minor features of their were-whatever ancestors, like ears, eyes, or fangs, as can the shifters from ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', an entire race of feral human/lycanthrope hybrids.



* Being a catgirl is one of the potential Special Qualities a maid can have in ''MaidRPG'' -- and they can also be were-tigers or were-lions. Female butlers can also have these Special Qualities. Player Character Masters or {{NPC}} Masters made with the Master creation rules only have access to the were-cat Special Quality (they don't get access to the portion of the Maid Special Qualities table the normal catgirl is on), but other {{NPC}} Masters can be whatever the GM feels like. Your catgirl can also actually be a spider, depending on what you roll and whether you're willing to go for it.

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* Being a catgirl is one of the potential Special Qualities a maid can have in ''MaidRPG'' -- and they can also be were-tigers or were-lions. Female butlers can also have these Special Qualities. Player Character Masters or {{NPC}} {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC Masters made with the Master creation rules only have access to the were-cat Special Quality (they don't get access to the portion of the Maid Special Qualities table the normal catgirl is on), but other {{NPC}} NPC Masters can be whatever the GM feels like. Your catgirl can also actually be a spider, depending on what you roll and whether you're willing to go for it.



* Would YOU expect these to show up in a setting as grimdark as ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''? As of the 6th edition, there are cat people serving the Imperium (one of the stable abhuman strains), with fanart and custom armies portraying them, naturally, as [=Catgirl=] amazon brigades.

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* Would YOU expect these to show up in a setting as grimdark as ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''? As of the 6th edition, there are cat people serving the Imperium (one of the stable abhuman strains), with fanart and custom armies portraying them, naturally, as [=Catgirl=] Catgirl amazon brigades.



* ''VideoGame/BladeKitten'' is about Kit Ballard, a young [=Catgirl=] with a blade.

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* ''VideoGame/BladeKitten'' is about Kit Ballard, a young [=Catgirl=] Catgirl with a blade.



* The ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' games have Uriko, who is halfway between [=Catgirl=] and a PettingZooPerson. Her head, face, and ears are catgirl like, however her limbs are more animal-like than standard cat girls.

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* The ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' games have Uriko, who is halfway between [=Catgirl=] Catgirl and a PettingZooPerson. Her head, face, and ears are catgirl like, however her limbs are more animal-like than standard cat girls.



* "You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine" was the title of a thread on the ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' message boards. The topic? [=Catgirl=] characters. Just about everyone has one, it seems, and with the versatility of the game's costume editor, they go from ears-and-tail to scary-feral. Some people have several. Especially male players. Or so the [[MemeticMutation joke goes]]. The canon [=Catgirl=] is Mynx, though, who glib speedster Synapse apparently found rooting through garbage one day, or some such. [[{{Fanservice}} She cleans up pretty good]], to her credit.

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* "You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine" was the title of a thread on the ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' message boards. The topic? [=Catgirl=] Catgirl characters. Just about everyone has one, it seems, and with the versatility of the game's costume editor, they go from ears-and-tail to scary-feral. Some people have several. Especially male players. Or so the [[MemeticMutation joke goes]]. The canon [=Catgirl=] Catgirl is Mynx, though, who glib speedster Synapse apparently found rooting through garbage one day, or some such. [[{{Fanservice}} She cleans up pretty good]], to her credit.



* Most famous video game example: Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' would be considered the heart and soul of this trope. [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure Having]] [[BoobsOfSteel a]] [[HartmanHips seductive]] [[HelloNurse body]], cat ears, a PrehensileTail, a {{Stripperific}} FurBikini, and can go from cat to catwoman form in a heartbeat, it speaks volumes.

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* Most famous video game example: Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' would be considered the heart and soul of this trope. [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure Having]] [[BoobsOfSteel a]] [[HartmanHips seductive]] [[HelloNurse body]], cat ears, a PrehensileTail, a {{Stripperific}} {{Stripperiffic}} FurBikini, and can go from cat to catwoman form in a heartbeat, it speaks volumes.



* ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' features Fae the [[{{Shapeshifting}} shapeshifter]], who ends up permanently taking the form of a Catgirl complete with ears, paws, tail, and a fur dress.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' features Fae the [[{{Shapeshifting}} shapeshifter]], {{shapeshift|ing}}er, who ends up permanently taking the form of a Catgirl complete with ears, paws, tail, and a fur dress.



* Maeve from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' normally has a cat-themed AnimalMotif, but her Alley Cat skin makes her more cat-like by giving her cat ears and a cat tail printed on her coat.

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* Maeve from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' normally has a cat-themed AnimalMotif, {{Animal Motif|s}}, but her Alley Cat skin makes her more cat-like by giving her cat ears and a cat tail printed on her coat.



** The in game dictionary in ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' explains Leon's presence. Expellians are actually a [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid race]] descended from both {{human|Aliens}}s and fellpool that were native to Expel. Leon is a genetic throwback that only appears when both parents have the same recessive gene on the twelfth chromosome.

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** The in game dictionary in ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' explains Leon's presence. Expellians are actually a [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid race]] descended from both {{human|Aliens}}s and fellpool that were native to Expel. Leon is a genetic throwback that only appears when both parents have the same recessive gene on the twelfth chromosome.



* In ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' the heroine can turn into a [=Catgirl=] by using one of the effects.

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* In ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' the heroine can turn into a [=Catgirl=] Catgirl by using one of the effects.



* Some characters from the ''Franchise/DotHack'' franchise use CatGirl avatars in [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame The World]], like [[GenkiGirl Tabby]] from ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', who has expressive cat ears and a ponytail that looks like a cat tail.

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* Some characters from the ''Franchise/DotHack'' franchise use CatGirl catgirl avatars in [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame The World]], like [[GenkiGirl Tabby]] from ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', who has expressive cat ears and a ponytail that looks like a cat tail.



* Yoriko in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', a more or less hidden character unlocked after the five main routes. She's actually [[spoiler:a rich girl that fell in love with Junichi by watching him go to school in the form of her cat. Only shapeshifted to look mostly like her.]] When asked [[LampshadeHanging what possible function cat ears could serve]], Junichi accidentally blurts out that they're cute, right? [[spoiler:Presumably to avoid fridge logic of bestiality, the romance between them doesn't get intimate until after she turns back into a cat and her real body starts going to his school.]]

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* Yoriko in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', a more or less hidden character unlocked after the five main routes. She's actually [[spoiler:a rich girl that fell in love with Junichi by watching him go to school in the form of her cat. Only shapeshifted to look mostly like her.]] her]]. When asked [[LampshadeHanging what possible function cat ears could serve]], Junichi accidentally blurts out that they're cute, right? [[spoiler:Presumably to avoid fridge logic of bestiality, the romance between them doesn't get intimate until after she turns back into a cat and her real body starts going to his school.]]



--> ''[[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01192004.shtml A message from Something Positive]]''': Please, for love of all that is decent, [[AC:Spay/Neuter Your [=Catgirl=]]].

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--> ''[[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01192004.shtml A message from Something Positive]]''': Please, for love of all that is decent, [[AC:Spay/Neuter Your [=Catgirl=]]].Catgirl]].



* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' features one, as Sarin, resident pervert, says "The least fun [=Catgirl=] I know."

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* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' features one, as Sarin, resident pervert, says "The least fun [=Catgirl=] Catgirl I know."



* [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?159 Myshka]] from ''Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic'', a regular cat who was accidentally transformed into a "dangerously furry" [=Catgirl=], retains most of her former behavior, somewhat subverting the trope.

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* [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?159 Myshka]] from ''Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic'', a regular cat who was accidentally transformed into a "dangerously furry" [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, retains most of her former behavior, somewhat subverting the trope.



* Although not a literal [=Catgirl=], Nepeta from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' seems to be designed to invoke this character type, with her ear-like horns and permanent CatSmile. Plus, she wears a tail and a hat with sort of a cat face, and fights using [[WolverineClaws gloves with claws attached]]. She also roleplays as a cat online, and makes [[PungeonMaster feline-related puns at any pawsible chance]].
** Later done more literally with [[spoiler:Jasprosesprite^2, who is part cat, part eldritch princess doll, part girl, and two parts game sprite.]]

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* Although not a literal [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, Nepeta from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' seems to be designed to invoke this character type, with her ear-like horns and permanent CatSmile. Plus, she wears a tail and a hat with sort of a cat face, and fights using [[WolverineClaws gloves with claws attached]]. She also roleplays as a cat online, and makes [[PungeonMaster feline-related puns at any pawsible chance]].
** Later done more literally with [[spoiler:Jasprosesprite^2, who is part cat, part eldritch princess doll, part girl, and two parts game sprite.]]sprite]].



* Aryssa Katrina of Nick Meyer's ''Verboten'' is a cat girl in the classical mold. This is because she's [[HalfHumanHybrid part feralian]] -- a species of humanoid felines with a tribal, ProudWarriorRaceGuy society. Since she's only ''half'' feralian, she's a cute PettingZooPerson, but she lacks the agility and strength of full feralians, and she's not too popular with her tribe.

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* Aryssa Katrina of Nick Meyer's ''Verboten'' is a cat girl in the classical mold. This is because she's [[HalfHumanHybrid part feralian]] -- a species of humanoid felines with a tribal, ProudWarriorRaceGuy society. Since she's only ''half'' feralian, she's a cute PettingZooPerson, {{Petting Zoo Pe|ople}}rson, but she lacks the agility and strength of full feralians, and she's not too popular with her tribe.



* In ''The Official Fanfiction University of Literature/{{Redwall}}'', an {{Otaku}} signed up as a [=Catgirl=].

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* In ''The Official Fanfiction University of Literature/{{Redwall}}'', an {{Otaku}} signed up as a [=Catgirl=].Catgirl.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In this continuity the Supervillian Cheetah is an actual Catgirl, a rogue geneticist who experimented on herself and turned to a life of crime to fund her research. It's further implied that she's the one whose research formed the basis of the "splicing" technology that's become commonplace in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', which is set in the future of the DC Animated Universe.
* Julie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'''s standard getup isn't this, but her AnimalMotif avatar has cat ears (and eyes like a ManekiNeko) and her car is named "Nine Lives."

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In this continuity the Supervillian Supervillain Cheetah is an actual Catgirl, a rogue geneticist who experimented on herself and turned to a life of crime to fund her research. It's further implied that she's the one whose research formed the basis of the "splicing" technology that's become commonplace in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', which is set in the future of the DC Animated Universe.
* Julie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'''s standard getup isn't this, but her AnimalMotif {{Animal Motif|s}} avatar has cat ears (and eyes like a ManekiNeko) and her car is named "Nine Lives."



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a very [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] [[NauseaFuel example]] when Steven learns the ability to [[BodyHorror literally shape parts of his body into cats.]] It actually gets to a point where he almost becomes a boy completely made entirely out of cats while slowly being consumed by his monstrous form. Thankfully, his dad was able to save him by [[CatsHateWater dousing him with water]] in their car wash before he was gone forever.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a very [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] {{nightmar|eFuel}}ish [[NauseaFuel example]] when Steven learns the ability to [[BodyHorror literally shape parts of his body into cats.]] It actually gets to a point where he almost becomes a boy completely made entirely out of cats while slowly being consumed by his monstrous form. Thankfully, his dad was able to save him by [[CatsHateWater dousing him with water]] in their car wash before he was gone forever.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Batman villain Killer Moth is given a daughter named Kitten who briefly took on an anime-like catgirl form and meowed when asked to clarify her name. Of course, given the show's love of sight gags, there's no being sure if this was seriously meant to be a superpower of hers. TheMovie, ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', has a full-time one in Nya-Nya.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Batman villain Killer Moth is given a daughter named Kitten who briefly took on an anime-like catgirl form and meowed when asked to clarify her name. Of course, given the show's love of sight gags, there's no being sure if this was seriously meant to be a superpower of hers. TheMovie, ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', has a full-time one in Nya-Nya.



* Ashley, a.k.a. Katnappe of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' seems mostly to be cosplaying a [=Catgirl=], but her tail does twitch, her fangs are real, and her claws retractable. She has some knowledge of genetics and gene splicing, which might also explain the pack of attack kittens she sometimes has with her.

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* Ashley, a.k.a. Katnappe of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' seems mostly to be cosplaying a [=Catgirl=], Catgirl, but her tail does twitch, her fangs are real, and her claws retractable. She has some knowledge of genetics and gene splicing, which might also explain the pack of attack kittens she sometimes has with her.
4th Jul '17 7:58:52 AM Aardvark123
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* Ashley in ''Fanfic/{{FREAKINGENSOKYO}}'', who screeches and hisses in battle. [[Characters/TouhouSubterraneanAnimism Orin]] shows up as well.
19th Jun '17 12:06:24 AM Gatordragon24
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* Maeve from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' normally has a cat-themed AnimalMotif, but her Alley Cat skin makes her more cat-like by giving her cat ears and a cat tail printed on her coat.
* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' features a playable race of diminutive catlike people called Orlans. The Hearth Orlan sub-types have catlike eyes and large furry ears but are not completely furry.



* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' features a playable race of diminutive catlike people called Orlans. The Hearth Orlan sub-types have catlike eyes and large furry ears but are not completely furry.



* Maeve from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' normally has a cat-themed AnimalMotif, but her Alley Cat skin makes her more cat-like by giving her cat ears and a cat tail printed on her coat.
19th Jun '17 12:04:55 AM Gatordragon24
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* Maeve from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' normally has a cat-themed AnimalMotif, but her Alley Cat skin makes her more cat-like by giving her cat ears and a cat tail printed on her coat.
28th Apr '17 6:12:30 PM Theriocephalus
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* Cham Cham out of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' is quite a catgirl. Ears, tail, claws, and fleas. Seriously, she acts more feline than not--when she's unarmed, she walks on all fours (not crawl, but catlike), whenever she relaxes she sits on her haunches, and some of her poses (including a taunt) have her scratching behind an ear with her hindleg... er, foot.

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* Cham Cham out of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' is quite a catgirl. Ears, tail, claws, and fleas. Seriously, she acts more feline than not--when not -- when she's unarmed, she walks on all fours (not crawl, but catlike), whenever she relaxes she sits on her haunches, and some of her poses (including a taunt) have her scratching behind an ear with her hindleg... er, foot.



* ''Pillars of Eternity'' features a playable race of diminutive catlike people called Orlans. The Hearth Orlan sub-types have catlike eyes and large furry ears but are not completely furry.
* VideoGame/{{Smite}} has Bastet, Goddess of cats. She has digitgrade legs ending in paws, with a cat's tail and ears and makes meowing sounds when she pounces. This is actually a liberal interpretation because Bastet usually has a literal cat's head for her head instead of a CatGirl appearance. Either way, it worked out.

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* ''Pillars of Eternity'' ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' features a playable race of diminutive catlike people called Orlans. The Hearth Orlan sub-types have catlike eyes and large furry ears but are not completely furry.
* VideoGame/{{Smite}} ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' has Bastet, Goddess of cats. She A somewhat unusual example, she has fully catlike digitgrade legs ending in paws, with paws in addition to a cat's tail and ears ears, and she makes meowing sounds when she pounces. This is actually a fairly liberal interpretation of the actual goddess, because Bastet usually has a literal cat's head for her head instead of a CatGirl appearance. appearance.%% Either way, it worked out.



* ''StarOcean'' has an entire race of people (Fellpool, denizens of planet Roak) with cat tails and elf ears. Fellpool don't act catlike at all, but Lesser Fellpool have the cat ears too and are apparently more beastlike -- the one that may join your party in the [[VideoGame/StarOcean1 first game]] can change back and forth from cat to catgirl, and uses cat-themed martial arts moves.

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* ''StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' has an entire race of people (Fellpool, denizens of planet Roak) with cat tails and elf ears. Fellpool don't act catlike at all, but Lesser Fellpool have the cat ears too and are apparently more beastlike -- the one that may join your party in the [[VideoGame/StarOcean1 first game]] can change back and forth from cat to catgirl, and uses cat-themed martial arts moves.



* Evan from VideoGame/NiNoKuniII

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The Faunus look humans except for certain [[LittleBitBeastly animal traits]], that are different for each individual.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The Faunus look like humans except for certain [[LittleBitBeastly animal traits]], traits]] that are different for each individual. individual, meaning that cat Faunus often end up looking like this.



You're done already, meow? I hope we can play again soon, [[{{verbaltic}} meow]]!

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You're done already, meow? I hope we can play again soon, [[{{verbaltic}} [[VerbalTic meow]]!
28th Apr '17 8:44:11 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters and preferred AuthorAvatar, who was portrayed as a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Farmer used the name as an industry in-joke, as Farmer wrote the novel in a deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style. Since no one knew it was really Farmer, many critics assumed it was actually written by Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.

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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters and preferred AuthorAvatar, who was portrayed as a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Farmer used the name as an industry in-joke, as Farmer wrote he had written the novel in a deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style. Since no one knew it was really Farmer, many critics assumed it was actually written by Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.
28th Apr '17 8:43:33 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters and preferred AuthorAvatar, who was portrayed as a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Because of this, and Farmer's deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style in the novel, many critics assumed it was actually written by Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.

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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters and preferred AuthorAvatar, who was portrayed as a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Because of this, and Farmer's Farmer used the name as an industry in-joke, as Farmer wrote the novel in a deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style in the novel, style. Since no one knew it was really Farmer, many critics assumed it was actually written by Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.
28th Apr '17 8:40:26 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters, who was a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Because of this, and Farmer's deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style in the novel, many critics assumed it was actually written by Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.

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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters, characters and preferred AuthorAvatar, who was portrayed as a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Because of this, and Farmer's deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style in the novel, many critics assumed it was actually written by Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.
28th Apr '17 8:39:25 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Kurt Vonnegut [[note]] Farmer was mistaken for Vonnegut by critics, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.

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* Kilgore Trout's ''Venus On The Half Shell'' (ghostwritten by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer instead of Kurt Vonnegut [[note]] Farmer Creator/KurtVonnegut [[note]]The pseudonym was mistaken for Vonnegut taken from one of Vonnegut's recurring characters, who was a failed SF writer and UnluckyEverydude. Because of this, and Farmer's deliberate pastiche of Vonnegut's style in the novel, many critics assumed it was actually written by critics, Vonnegut, which pissed Vonnegut off no end.[[/note]]) has a cat-like alien queen who makes love to the hero and grants him immortality.
20th Apr '17 9:45:56 AM Golondrina
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* ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'': In one of the more recent comics, Tarquin's allies are revealed, and one of them seems to be a Cat Girl.

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* ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'': ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': In one of the more recent comics, Tarquin's allies are revealed, and one of them seems to be a Cat Girl.
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