Alleycat (Katherine Fela) is a character in Extinctioners. She first appeared in Extinctioners volume 1, issue 1 (story and pencils by Shawntae Howard, inks by Malcolm Earle, color by Eric Blumrich and Scotty Arsenault).
- Height: 5 ft. 5 in.
- Weight: 115 lb.
- Age: 18 years/16 cycles
- Sex: Female
- Race: Felin
- Species: Domestik
- Date of birth: 989.10.07
- Place of birth: Lost Angels City, Calevia, U.S.A.
- Class: Hybrid
- Powers: Intangibility and body possession through eye contact
- Marital status: Single (but with a steady pre-mate)
Little did Katherine Fela know that on her 16th cycle (which is equivalent to 18 human years) her life would be forever changed. While returning home from a date with her pre-mate (boyfriend) Maxwell Manx, Katherine was attacked by a monstrous robot, called an Omega Hunter, bent on either capturing her or killing her. Upon instructions from Maxwell, Katherine fled in hopes of escape, but ended up trapping herself in a dead end alley.
Cornered, Katherine was confronted by another Hunter unit and was ordered to surrender. When she failed to comply fast enough, the Hunter fired on her, but to her surprise she was untouched. Fortunately, she was saved by a band of vulpins called the Solar Foxes, who promised to return her home safely.
However, she soon discovered that the Hunters had also paid her home a visit. Later she joined with the Solar Foxes in their quest to find the legendary phoenix and in hopes of finding her missing family member.
Shawntae Howard admits that Alleycat is probably the oldest member of the Extinctioners that he created. Her influences are obvious, but she's her own individual. Her personality has developed over time to be a strong female, who'd much rather live a normal life than play the role of hero. And her powers may seem rather ordinary, but as she learns how to use them, there will be some interesting developments and twists in just what she can really do, and it goes far beyond just being able to walk through walls. This is confirmed in a surprise move that occurred in Issue 14.
Little-known fact: Katherine technically hasn't graduated from the Alden equivalent to high school. She also fancies herself to be a very good writer and had hopes to some day become a novelist.
Extinctioners Volume 1, Issue 1. New York: Vision Comics, 1998.