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Patsy Walker


Patsy Walker is a Marvel Comics character created by Otto Binder and Ruth Atkinson, first appearing in Miss America Magazine #2 (dated November 1944), later reimagined as Hellcat by Steve Englehart and George Pérez in The Avengers #144 (dated February 1976).

Initially introduced as the protagonist of romance comics in The '40s, Patsy Walker was integrated into the Marvel Universe decades later during the The '70s, serving as the lab assistant of Dr. Hank McCoy. (Patsy's eventual inability to stick to one career eventually becomes a running gag.)

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 — the Son Of Satan himself. (Yes, really.)

Patsy (sometimes as Hellcat) has appeared in other media. She's most notably appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Trish Walker, portrayed by Rachael Taylor. This version is the secondary protagonist of Jessica Jones and is Jessica's best friend and adoptive sister. Trish borrows elements from both her mainstream and Ultimate incarnations, characterized as a former child star-turned-media personality. Outside of Jessica Jones, she later shows up in The Defenders, and a voiceover cameo in the first season of Luke Cage. It isn't until the end of Jessica Jones season 2 that Trish finally goes on her way to becoming Hellcat, when dosages of an experimental drug give her heightened (catlike) senses and improved strength.

For tropes specific to Patsy's original incarnation, please refer to that page.

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Friends and Allies

    Tom "Tubs" Hale

    Ian Soo/Telekinian
  • All Gays Love Theater: Ian quotes Wicked in his introduction, has Legally Blonde: The Musical as his ringtone, and asks Tom for Hamilton tickets. He's later Drowning His Sorrows by listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, with even the landlord recognizing where the depressing parts are.
  • Atrocious Alias: Chooses the name "Telekinian" as his alias by just merging the word Telekinesis with his name ala "Telekin-Ian".
  • Gay Best Friend: Well, bisexual, but still fits.
  • Mind over Matter: His powers, which leads him to attempt the codename "Telekinian".

    Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk 



    The Girl with the Bag of Infinite Capacity (Bailey) 
  • Bag of Holding: Her item and defining characteristic. Given it's her only power, she struggles to get a fitting superhero name, eventually settling on "Attaché".

    Federigo Ravina 
  • Pest Controller: He can psychically command and manipulate insects, using his ability to infest his father's tenants' homes with bedbugs.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her Wild Hair went from fully blonde to skunk stripe.
  • Adaptational Wimp: The two times she faced the Defenders have her with mystical powers which seemingly make her the equal of Doctor Strange and the Enchantress. Here she is nowhere as powerful.
  • Berserk Button: Casiolena loathes being compared to the Enchantress, and her last freak out got her banned from Asgard.
  • The Bus Came Back: Her last appearance was in 1979. Squirrel Girl's confusion over who she is, is just lampshading how long she's been gone.
  • Evil Counterpart: Patsy wants to help superpowered people by giving them jobs. Casiolena just wants to recruit them for her evil army.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Her similarities to Enchantress are lampshaded to hell and back in issue 4.

    Hedy Wolfe
  • Adaptational Villainy: Hedy, while she and Patsy had a somewhat friendly rivalry in the old comics akin to Betty and Veronica from Archie. In this new series, they seem to hold nothing but hate for one another, with Patsy even saying they were never that close and Hedy only had a role in the comics because of her close relationship with Patsy's mom. Comments from Tom imply Hedy and Patsy truly were more similar back when they were teenagers, and by the end of the series Hedy has gotten over some of her nastier traits thanks to her relationship with Belial and makes amends for her animosity with Patsy.
  • Friendly Rivalry: While sometimes it gets nasty enough for Friendly Enemy, she and Patsy mostly hold their grudges back.

    Buzz Baxter/Mad Dog
  • Evil Counterpart: To Patsy, becoming a dog-themed supervillain while she became a cat-themed superhero.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He used to be an U.S. Air Force colonel. Then he got involved with shady parties, first the Brand Corporation, then its owner Roxxon, who mutated Buzz into Mad-Dog.
  • Killed Off for Real: Was one of many a Animal Themed Super Being kidnapped by Kraven the Hunter in Hunted, and the Huntbots killed him with arrows to the chest.
  • Psycho Ex-Boyfriend: Even if he has faced other heroes, writers always made sure to bring him back to confront Patsy.

    Daimon Hellstrom/Son of Satan 

Alternative Title(s): Hellcat, Patsy Walker