Black Cat
Nick Name
Civilian ID

Felicia Hardy


Felicity Harmon



Private Investigator


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record, granted amnesty.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Queens, New York
Group Affiliation

Black Cat's Gang

Heroes for Hire

Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 10"
120 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Platinum Blond
Known Powers

Chemically and radioactively activated mutation granting a probability altering phenomena that causes bad luck in adversaries, but eventually has effects on anyone who spends vast amounts of time in her presence.

Olympic level athlete with excellent hand-to-hand combat skills and skills of infiltration and stealth.

Note: Black Cat's powers of probability were altered by the sorcerer Dr. Strange.


Grappling Hook: Three prong hinged grappling hook and rope used for scaling walls.

Common Enemies

Kingpin I

Dr. Octopus I

Mr. Brownstone


(The) Spot


Regularly Appearing

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1

Heroes for Hire Vol. 3

Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2

Spider-Man Vol. 2

Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do

First Appearance
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #194 (July, 1979)
Marv Wolfman & Keith Pollard

Discovering she was the daughter of an infamous cat burglar, Felicia Hardy was inspired to follow in his footsteps and undertook training in physical and criminal skills.

She had a varying degree of success in her criminal career, encountering the masked vigilante Spider-Man on several occasions later joining forces with him both professionally and personally.

After her injuries at the hands of Dr. Octopus, Spider-Man refused to let her join him in his adventures for fear of her safety. Determined to continue Hardy sought a means of obtaining superhuman powers.

She was aided by the Kingpin, who had ulterior motives to cause her and Spider-Man misery. His scientist activated her latent mutant ability to change probability, causing bad luck to others, becoming a true Black Cat.