Back in his prime, Horace was both one of the most renowned pilots in the Confederation as well as competing in the Intergalactic Wrestling Federation, where he won the Heavyweight Championship an unprecedented five times; both of these facts being things he would never allow anyone else to forget. After the Third Intergalactic War, Horace married his fellow Meowing Commando, Minerva, and both went on to serve with the CH-13. Now retired, the two run a very successful chain of pizza and donut restaurants. They have one child, a daughter named Charlie, who now serves aboard the CH-7.
When the entire team was imprisoned by a group of Rigellians on the desolate planet U’ta, Sarah reprogrammed a Rigellian battledroid and used it to help the team escape. Renaming him Andrew, they welcomed him aboard the crew. Like all battledroids, Andrew lacks voice capability. However, unlike the others, he has developed an extensive emotional and moral compass due to both his reprogramming and his time with the Hellcats. He is completely loyal and devoted to the team, even though he often feels neglected and overlooked by them. He has become particularly fond of Damsel and somewhat antagonistic to Fluffy.
Bellatrix Joanna Miranda Huffington-Jones was the youngest child (and only daughter) amongst a wealthy family of 14 sons. While she’s a tom-boy at heart, she was raised in an environment where she was taught to behave in a perfectly ladylike manner. While she grew up with all the luxuries a felinoid could ask for she yearned for adventure and much to her parents dismay, she enrolled in the Academy For Science Soldiers on her 17th birthday with hopes of being a Cosmic Hellcat like her childhood friend and idol, Damsel Reed, whom she thinks of as an older sister. She is assigned to the CH-1 as pilot.
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
Fluffy is the Artificial Intelligence that controls the shipboard computer of the FSS-CH9. 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. However, while most smartships become attached and protective of their crew, the constant danger that the CH-9 tends to face through the team’s relative inexperience and general recklessness has caused Fluffy to treat them with some amount of disdain. In particular, he is rather antagonistic of Damsel and Sarah, whom (as pilot and engineer) he blames for the majority of his perils, and Andrew, whom he considers to be an inferior artificial intelligence.
Katty Tuesday was an intelligent and pretty but naive girl when she enrolled in the Academy for Science Soldiers. There she met her roommates and best friends, Amaya Solace and Nikki Kitai as well as her boyfriend Marko Cain and another good friend Tybalt Prince. After a fight between Tybalt and Marko where Tybalt revealed his long time crush on Katt and Marko revealed that he was... a creep... Katt became disillusioned with the Cosmic Hellcats and dropped out of school. She developed a harder edged personality and moved to Epsilon City on Kaneon-3 where she began working as an exotic dancer until she met and fell in love with private detective and bounty hunter, Yellow Dawg. The two now work together as partners.
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.
At age seventeen, Minerva won the prestigious beauty title of Miss Felinius and went on to win runner-up in the Miss Cosmos contest, losing the title to Miss Rigel. Believing the contest to be rigged by the then cosmos-controlling forces of the Rigel Empire, Minerva joined the Rebellion and fought as a member of the Meowing Commandos. Although she never managed to prove that the Miss Cosmos competition was fixed, she did help the Rebellion win the war and went on to serve with the CH-13 afterwards. Today, she is married to her fellow Commando, Horace and the two have retired from active military duty to run a chain of pizza and donut restaurants. The couple has one daughter, Charlie, who currently serves aboard the CH-7.
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
Tybalt Prince served as a cadet amongst the legendary CH-13 along with Amaya and Chaste. A stickler for the rules, he garnered something of a reputation as a teachers pet and a stick in the mud. These assessments were fair. Tybalt went on to graduate at the top of his class and was quickly promoted through the ranks due to his exemplary service and was eventually given command of his own smartship, the FSS-CH1. Col. Grendel continues to respect Tybalt’s organization, dedication and adherence to policy and as such has allowed him to maintain a crew of rookies, just out of the academy in the hopes that he can turn them into perfect soldiers. The rookies, for their part have lost some respect for Tybalt after seeing the behavior of other crews, most specifically the CH-9.
Vixen grew up as an orphan, being shunted from one foster home, orphanage, or juvenile detention center to another, when she wasn’t running away and getting into trouble with the law. At 15 after being arrested for her part in a in a string of hovercar thefts, the repeat offender was given a choice by the magistrate. She could be sentenced to adult prison or she could enroll in the Academy for Science Soldiers in one last attempt to make something of herself. The discipline of the military seemed to agree with her, as she was able to channel her rage constructively. She graduated with honors from the Academy and was assigned to the CH-1 where she acts as first mate and weapons master.
Yellow Dawg is a lifelong native of Epsilon City, the dirtiest, toughest, meanest, most corrupt place in the universe, and if you say any different, someone will stab you. Despite being raised amidst constant corruption, Dawg has an intense (yet cynical) system of ethics and code of honor and has become a bounty hunter and private investigator with a soft spot for hard luck cases. While he is not above working outside the law, he does attempt to not disregard it without good reason. He is in love with Katt Tuesday, a former Cosmic Hellcat and former stripper that he saved when she was attacked in a bar. He has since made Katt his partner and the two still work and live together in Epsilon City.