Amelia Cero (AKA Miss Kitty)
Thirteen-year-old Amelia Cero’s family founded and owns CeroSoft, a successful software manufacturer based in Chicago, where she grew up. Amelia’s maternal grandmother passed away on her 11th birthday, and she received a final, mysterious gift from her grandmother: A beautiful Egyptian cat statuette, supposedly an old family heirloom. That night, in her bedroom, the statuette came to life in the moonlight, becoming Mau, an immortal cat-servant of the goddess Bastet. He explained to Amelia that she was the latest in a long line of women in her family chosen as emissaries of the goddess in the world. With that, she transformed into her feline form for the first time.
Calling herself “Miss Kitty,” Amelia took it upon herself to use her power for the greater good to help people. Eventually, her parents discovered her secret and—after overcoming the initial desire to forbid her to use her abilities— got in touch with the Claremont Academy. The school was happy to offer Amelia a place in its freshman class, and now Miss Kitty has peers and teammates who understand her unique situation for the first time. She’s both excited and a bit intimidated by life at Claremont, and is sometimes homesick, although having Mau with her helps. She sometimes has to remind herself, and her fellow students, that she’s had her powers for a couple of years now, longer than most of them.