From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Allison “Ally” Harper
|Date of Birth:||
1988 (age 35)
|Place of Birth:||
Paragon City, RI
Heightened agility, reflexes, senses, strength,
Skilled hand-to-hand combatant, knowledge of law and legal practices
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Alleycat is a superhero in Paragon City.
Allison Harper was in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, while out with some of her friends from college, she was abducted by a team of Crey operatives looking for test subjects for one of their scientists working on a process to enhance humans using DNA from various animals. The scientist, Dr. Frederick Eckstein spliced Allison's DNA with the DNA from various types of felines. Before the process would be completed however, a team of heroes busted into the lab, rescued Allison and arrested Dr. Eckstein. After her rescue, Allison was given a formal apology from Countess Crey for her ordeal; who told her that Dr. Eckstein was not working in the interests of Crey when he was performing his experiments. Allison was also given a substantial settlement from Crey; which she saw as a blatant attempt at a bribe to keep her mouth shut.
Dr. Eckstein's treatment however did have a lasting effect upon Allison. In the days after the procedure, she started to exhibit heightened abilities stemming from her altered human-feline DNA. She was faster, more agile, her vision and hearing were significantly more acute. She possessed superhuman grace and coordination and could easily leap and jump from rooftop to rooftop. She also developed some minor mutations from the gene-splicing; most notably being her diamond-shaped pupils; necessitating the use of special contact lenses.
Despite her newfound powers, Allison knew that Crey was fully aware of what Dr. Eckstein was doing to her; but she lacked the proof she needed to connect them to it. She decided that she would doing some searching on her own to find what she needed. She fashioned a costume for herself and decided upon the name Alleycat to reflect her cat-life abilities and set out to get the evidence she needed. Meanwhile, back in college, Allison decided to change majors and started to study law, which eventually earned her a internship at a local firm in Paragon City.
Alleycat is adventurous, fearless and an unapologetic flirt. She's also very passionate about her beliefs and will fight ferociously for what she believes in. Alleycat is very gregarious and easily makes friends with other people, but those who cross her vehemently suffer her wrath.
Powers and Abilities
Due to the splicing of her DNA with that of several types of felines, Alleycat possesses cat-like agility and reflexes, as well as hightened senses and excellent night vision. She's capable of leaping up to 40ft. in the air, and can run up to 50mph. She possesses dexterity and agility rivaling that of Olympic-level gymnasts, as well as enhanced strength enabling her to lift up to 10 tons, under optimal conditions.
Weapons and Paraphernalia
Alleycat uses a custom-made set of retractable titanium claws. The claws are lightweight, but durable enough to cut through most personal armor when backed by her strength. Besides her regular costume, Alleycat also uses a suit of ceramic armor form-fitted to her and carrying her trademark cat motif.