For years I was the little thief pretending to be a socialite. After amassing a fortune in stolen items, Felicia chose to adopt a costume identity. Furious that she was denied the chance to steal the life of the man who had stolen hers, and feeling reckless, Hardy decided to utilize her new skills to follow in the footsteps of her father. Finally, after months of preparing, she set out for revenge, but before she could find him, Ryan was killed in a drunk driving accident. She put aside her studies and began training in various fighting styles and acrobatics. Felicia and Ryan became close friends, spending most of their time together until one night Ryan demanded that it was time for their relationship to become physical. Hating the idea of being a victim, she decided that she would murder her rapist despite the consequences. During her freshman year in college, she had gone to a party and was nearly raped by a drunken student in a bathroom, when she was saved by another student, named Ryan. If she loved basketball, she should work to become a basketball player and not just a cheerleader.
Spider-Man was the first man she felt she could trust and she grew to love him.Felicia looked for a way to earn his trust and continued with the Black Cat persona as a misguided attempt to attract his affection.However, she was still cunning enough to fake mental instability when captured, ensuring she was housed in a less secure facility.When she was released, Felicia initially agreed to go straight for Spider-Man, and the web-slinger even had his friend on the force Captain De Wolff begin drawing up amnesty papers.The Black Cat decided to pull one last big score, however, and attempted to manipulate Spider-Man into joining her life of crime.He tried to capture her again, but Felicia seemingly flung herself to her death rather than go back to jail.Captain De Wolff ironically arrived with the now useless amnesty papers shortly after.The Black Cat finally found the opportunity to prove herself after learning the Kingpin controlled an incredibly powerful detonator.The Owl planned to use the weapon to hold New York City hostage.Doctor Octopus, however, planned to use the weapon to destroy the city altogether.But the Black Cat was able to use her abilities to steal the item first and protect it from all parties.