Captain of the FSS-CH9, Amaya Solace is the daughter of a high-ranking admiral from the Felinius Kingdom and the youngest person ever appointed captain of a Felinoid Smartship. Hard-nosed and tough as nails, she constantly struggles to prove herself and her team among the Squadron forces, many of whom assume she received her post through nepotism. Despite the general mistrust of her throughout the squadron, she has a reputation for being a fierce fighter, albeit with a history of insubordination and inability to follow orders. Prior to her commission as captain, she served with the CH-13. Extended Bio
Chaste’s exact origin is unknown. While she is clearly a Felinoid, she was discovered living alone in the wild jungles of Kaneon-9 by the crew of the FSS-CH13. She eventually was given a special appointment to the Cosmic Hellcats forces by Admiral Otto Solace and now serves as Armsmaster aboard the FSS-CH9. Perhaps the most feared combatant in the Squadron, Chaste has a no-nonsense “shoot first and let Ceiling Cat sort them out” attitude. While on the surface she is distant and mean-spirited towards her fellow shipmates, she is extremely protective of them and considers them her family – the only family she has ever known. Extended Bio
As pilot of the FSS-CH9, Damsel is one of the greatest pilots in the entire Squadron. Born to a wealthy family and living a life of relative luxury and privilege, Damsel found herself drawn to a greater calling. She ran away from home and enrolled in the Academy for Science Soldiers and eventually was made a Cosmic Hellcat. Despite her stong sense of duty and love of adventure, Damsel is still a socialite princess at heart. She is as much intrigued by the promise of adventure that being a Hellcat provides, as she is to the nobility and honor it brings. Extended Bio
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.
Major Kennedy is the commander of IJA-µ. He is a charming, goodlooking and notorious womanizer. He is confident and egotistical to the point that it tends to interfere with his military duties, however, the unit is effective enough that for the most part the Squadron gives him lattitude. Kennedy is also somewhat chauvinistic and tends to overlook the accomplishments and abilities of female officers, preferring instead to flirt with them. The other members of the IJA-µ tend to disregard Kennedy’s command status, however he is generally too self-involved to notice.
One of the the greatest heroes of the Rebellion, during the Third Intergalactic War, Sgt. Kitty Hawk was instrumental in the success of the Battle of B’ll’R'un-Prime, the turning point of the war. After the war, the Meowing Commandos became an officially sanctioned Science Ninja Action Team and Kitty was given the command. In her youth she was quite unorthodox in her methods, though very effective and as such, while she seldom admits it, feels an affinity for Amaya, today. Over the years, she rose through Squadron Ranks and is now an Admiral and the ranking commander of all SNAT forces.
Yearning for adventure, Mickey joined the pirate ship Vagabond as the sole felinoid member of the crew and became its helmsmen. However she eventually became at odds with the methods used by Captain Arkady and his general lack of respect or compassion for the crew (particularly, that he considered their lives disposible). Eventually she turned on him and was instrumental in helping Lucy mutiny and take control of the ship. After this adventure, she defected and joined the CH-7 and was given a field commission. Mickey appears to be at least partially felinoid panthera pardus (most felinoids being felinoid sapien catus).
Nicolette Kitai served as a cadet amongst the legendary CH-13 along with Amaya and Chaste. While generally considered to be a less than effective soldier, she, along with the other cadets, was instrumental in the defeat of legendary space pirate Gorthon Z’Rxnrz. When Amaya was given her own command, the Squadron decided not to transfer Nikki along with Chaste and Amaya to the CH-9 because they considered her lesbian crush on Amaya to be a liability. Instead she was transferred to the CH-7, which she eventually became captain of, primarily through the mysterious deaths of her crewmates until she was the ranking officer. Because of her constant misfortune, other members of the Squadron often derisively refer to her as “Shipwrecks.”
Pendergrass is the most laid-back and easy-going member of the IJA-µ and the jokester of the group. While he is a gifted and accomplished pilot and soldier, he has something of an aversion to violence and prefers to settle matters peacefully if at all possible. He loves practical jokes and his favorite target is Sarge, mostly because he knows that Roosevelt lacks a sense of humor. Pendergrass is a vegetarian and spends most of his downtime playing videogames and eating junk food.
An extremely gifted scientist and inventor, Riley is both the most intelligent among the IJA-µ and the only female. Between these two details, she frequently finds herself left out of field missions and delegated to a support role, something she deeply resents. As such, she takes any opportunity she can to become involved in active combat with hostiles. She is very close with Sarah Prankha, whom, despite the fact that the latter frequently corrals her into dangerous situations on “nights out on the town,” she considers her best friend (mostly due to a lack of other options).
Of all the crew of the FSS-CH9, Sarah probably wants to be there the least. A brilliant scientist and leading authority on rocket science and physics, her intelligence and technical ability are rivaled only by her libido and hedonistic nature. Born a flower child to hippie parents, she finds herself constantly torn between the worlds of free-love and semi-conductor mechanics. While she is well respected in her field and throughout the Kingdom for her brilliance, her carefree attitude and lack of discretion landed her a court martial and got her “sentenced” to active duty with the Hellcats. While she loves her crewmates, she’d greatly prefer life on firm land to the isolation of deep space. Extended Bio