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
Charlemagne Henderson is the only daughter of Horace and Minerva Henderson, both members of the legendary CH-13. Charlie had a very versatile background, growing up surrounded not only by her parents military colleagues, but also her father's professional wrestling friends and her mother's beauty pageant competitors. At 18 she joined "the family business" and breezed through the academy with relative ease. Being naturally gifted as a combatant and having a legacy pedigree of sorts, she failed to apply herself greatly while at the Academy and upon graduation had no real specialty. As such she was stationed with the CH-7, where she essentially serves as Weapons Master. As the unit seldom sees any actual action, the post has very little purpose, which is a constant source of frustration for Charlie.
Hindenburg is the Artificial Intelligence that controls the shipboard computer of the FSS-CH7. 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. Unlike Fluffy, who basically rejects this programming, Hindenburg follows it to an extreme, being willing to sacrifice himself for the crew in even the most benign and trivial crisis. Because of this, the hull of the ship has been destroyed or in need of substantial repair more times than any other smartship in the fleet.
Johnson is an accountant, actuary and office statistician the SNAT and serves as the personal assistant to Col. Grendel. He is exceptionally gifted at number crunching and can generally calculate the statistically probably results of a given source of action with computer-like speed, a talent that makes him invaluable to Hellcats management. As a government contractor, he is technically a civilian and has no formal rank, however as Grendel’s personal assistant, he effectively wields a great deal of power at Starbase Gamma.
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.”