Dana Ramirez was an outcast in high school. She was the quiet and weird kid that people mostly just ignored. She was completely consumed by books and reading and constantly lived in the shadow of her twin brother, Sven, who was the most popular kid in school. However, the Academy for Science Soldiers was quite impressed by her entrance exams, scoring higher than any applicant in history. At the Academy, she reinvented herself, going by her last name, earning top marks in every subject and proving herself to be one of the most accomplished combatants that had ever trained there, with accomodations from Col. Grendel himself. Dana graduated from the Academy a year early, leaving her brother behind. Because of her natural skills, she was immediately stationed as weapons master of the most elite of the current Hellcat Units, the CH-99.
The Walkers were a proud family of military men. Delilah’s great-grandfather was Major Thomas Walker, an esteemed pilot during the First Great Intergalactic War. Her grandfather was a Lieutenant fighting alongside Captain Felinius during the second intergalactic war. Sadly, her father, Major Tom Walker II was shot down over Rodentia-3 in the ending days of the Third Great Intergalactic War. His body was never recovered. He never knew that his wife was pregnant. Delilah’s mother attempted to keep her away from the military life, but the pull of the Walker blood was too much. She enrolled in the Academy for Science Soldiers and graduated with honors. She serves aboard the FSS-CH99 as pilot.
Dominique Jackson was a cadet in the same class as Amaya and Nikki, but at the time was assigned to the CH-47. An exceptionally gifted student, she rose to the top of the class and was a favorite among her professors, which naturally set her up as a rival to several other students, many of whom would go on to become her fellow smartship captains. This rivalry remains to this day, but Dominique considers herself somewhat above it. This aloof attitude only serves to fuel the jealousy however. Especially with Nikki Kitai of the the CH-7.
Glory was a cadet in the same class as Amaya and Nikki and was assigned to the CH-47 for training, along with her best friend Dominique. A shy girl, she had initially entered the Academy with hopes of being a career lab technician. However, as her professors noticed her natural aptitude for field logistics and strategy, they immediately recommended her for field training. While not on the level of combat excellence as her crewmates, she is an accomplished comabatant, capable of predicting an opponents actions through deductive reasoning in the midst of battle. As such, she has become a valued member of the CH-99 where she serves as science officer.
Isis is the Artificial Intelligence that controls the shipboard computer of the FSS-CH99. Like all felinoid smartships, the neural network that forms his AI is sentient and capable of independent thought, learning and emotion. This design is intended to make the smartship feel a kinship with the team by causing it to consider itself a member of the team.
Grendel is the son of the most decorated hero in the history of the Confederation. Long neglected and considered a disappointment by his legendary father, Grendel set out to prove himself by becoming a hero in his own right, first with the Meowing Commandos and later with the CH-13. Grendel is the consumate soldier, as serious and hard on his fellow Hellcats as his father was on him. He is currently a Colonel in the Transuniversal Intergalactic Tranquility Squadron and the right hand of Admiral Kitty. Unlike most felinoids, who have the species designation felinoid sapien catus, Grendel is felinoid panthera leo, making him somewhat larger and more imposing than most felinoids.