Cataleia-Inocencía Melina Rodriguez del Rosario
May 22nd, 1988/22 years old
Years Spent at Xavier's
13 going on 14
Cataleia is the Combat Instructor and she also teaches the MCAE classes and Fine Arts
Cat is a short young woman standing at a whopping five feet, weighing in at one hundred twenty-one pounds. Her Brazilian heritage has granted her beautiful caramel colored flesh while her love of hygiene has granted her a smooth comlexion. She refuses to cut her dark, chocolate mane, therefore its found its way extending just short of her waist. Her eyes variate between the colors of a soft powdery blue with green flecks and a stormy grey hue. Her physique is one to marvel – Not just the curves, but the muscle. Though she looks petite and harmless at first with slender limbs, well-cut muscles become visible with just a flex. Though not quite manly. The whole of her back is covered with a celtic cross being embraced by a rose and its thorny vines. On her right foot is a blue rosary that shows the beads wrapping about her ankle while the cross itself rests atop her foot. Her right forearm reads Descanse em paz: Melina Rodriguez y Javier Rodriguez del Rosario in memory of her dead brother and mother. Her left forearm reads Para todos a quem eu amo, vou sacrificar tudo. Translation: For all those I love, I sacrafice all. On her right cheek, tattooed is the kanji symbol for strength and beauty. She sports a rather dashing bullet wound scar on the left side of her abdomen. She’s usally got some kind of pretty ornament dangling from her navel – Yes her navel is pierced, as is her tongue and her ears from tip to bottom. Long story short: She's the personification of deadly beauty.
She loves candy, often receiving some from her mother as a child when she would perform exceptionally during dance practice.
She also loves sparring, having spent most of her childhood doing so with her father and becoming the school's top fighter without use of mutation.
She adores her friends and views them as family.
She hates liars, thieves, and backstabbers. Then again, who doesn't?
She won't admit it, but she has a burning passionate hatred for humans since her father's death - She masks it with a smile.
She doesn't like prunes and claims that they frighten her.
She often hums or just outright sings while she's doing anything from cooking to combat.
She is an obsessive groomer - From hair to nails.
Her voice can be what she makes it, though her true voice is soft and sing-songy with a lush Hispanic accent.
What she sounds like
Cat is very outgoing, never afraid of a challenge. She's flirtatious and not afraid to use her seduction to get her what she needs. She relies on her charm and slight manipulation to get her out of tight spots. Her ego is rather large, though so is her heart. She can be really kind and always protective, but as sweet as she is, she can be a bitch as well. She's usually passive aggressive about her anger at first. Once she’s been thoroughly pissed off...watch out. She’s prone to taking her anger out through violence unless she’s been directed elsewhere by someone close enough to know how to handle her. Cataleia has always been one to be optimistic, but she has her own pains like everyone else. Rather than sob to others, she finds release in her lights and music in the most cliché of ways. Yes, she will sing and dance her heart out in solitude, surrounding herself with beautiful lights with which she finds her comfort and serenity. Cataleia loves cars. She doesn’t know shit about them other than she likes how they look. She has her own four vehicles that she was gifted by her father over the years and she takes care of them as though they were her children. Cataleia is a very busy young woman. She seems to always be practicing something, though that just adds up to her resume of skills. Though, as of lately, she’s decided that she knows enough and will be relaxing just a little bit more. When time comes that she, her loved ones, or an innocent person is threatened, she becomes a cold-natured woman that would not bat an eye at taking life if it meant that an innocent life would be spared.
Blackholes are Cataleia’s weakness as far as her power is related. If her lights and sounds and those around her are taken away, her power is useless. As far as physically, her right arm is her weakness – Hitting it with enough force will cause it to paralyze completely usually for about an hour and a half. She also sucks at geography to the point she has it in her mind that Russia is West of the US and will argue her point that if you travel west long enough, you’ll hit Russia. So navigation = Not her thing.
Cataleia has two garters that sheathe ten kunai a piece. Other than that, she has twin katanas – She has never used a gun never will. Items of sentimental value would have to include the locket around her neck that shows a picture of a younger her, her deceased twin, her deceased mother, and her father. She has four vehicles – A 2009 deep purple Chevy Avalanche, a 1969 royal blue Dodge Charger, a 2014 hot pink Chevy Camaro z28, and a 2016 olive Mustang Cobra. All of her cars have pictures on the dashboards of herself, her mother, her brother, her father, and deceased friends. In her room, she has a photo album with doubles of those pictures and then some. Cat is never ever without her iPhone and her iPad.
Corresponding with her personality and her physique, Cataleia wears revealing clothing – Her shorts are short and and pants are tight. Her tops are low cut if not mostly unbuttoned. She favors the colors purple, blue, pink, and green and is rarely seen wearing something not of those colors unless its black. She usually has her hair down unless she training/working out, then its tossed up in a messy bun that usually falls down later on anyways. She doesn’t wear any bracelets or watches, hating to have her wrists cluttered. The only jewelry she’ll wear are her navel piercings, earrings, tongue piercings, rings, and necklaces. She hates hoop earrings.
Academically, Cataleia excels in American and British Literature. She’s also an expert in Photology and Psychoacoustics. Physically, the girl’s body is a weapon of mass destruction – Her father is a professional martial artist that’s been training his daughter since she was walking. She now has claimed a red belt, two black belts, and a brown belt. 3rd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, 2nd Dan Black Belt in Capoeira, 2nd Dan Red Belt in Muay Thai, and 2nd Dan Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu. It goes without saying that Cataleia is a wonderful singer, though often times she’s actually shy about singing in front of people. With her martial arts training, her father taught her a bit of acrobatics. Not enough for her to be a master, but enough for her to get by. Though no-one has yet found out, Cataleia is in fact, a contortionist. Stealth is her middle name. Nuff said. Cat’s skills of manipulation, charm, and seduction just about rival Remy LeBeau's. She is multi-lingual and currently is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Yiddish, Italian, German, and French – Though she’s still learning more. From her years of training, Cataleia has a deep sense of focus and can feel when her mind is being invaded – She can sometimes use her will and focus to force the invader out. She can also predict her opponent’s next move as far as melee fighting, based on their stance and their body movements. Not all the time, but a good deal of the time. Last, but not least – Cataleia is a professional dancer. She also plays piano and guitar expertly. She an expert marksman when wielding her kunai and shuriken and an expert swordswoman when wielding any blade.
Cataleia has a serious repression issue when it comes to her less than happy emotions. She bottles her regret, sorrow, and fears and keeps them bottled for long amounts of time. This often results in nightmares and a loss of sleep that she’ll catch up on during the day. When her emotional walls come down, she often suffers from dysphoric mania. Something that a few people have noticed, but no-one says anything about is the fact that she often hallucinates, seeing and speaking to her deceased loved ones - Generally when she’s alone. She knows they’re dead, but she wants to believe that they aren’t.
Cataleia-Inocencía Melina Rodriguez del Rosario was born in Goiânia, Brazil with her twin brother Javíer. Their father was a master of Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, Judo, Taekwondo, and weaponry. Their mother was a small-time performer. Cataleia and Javíer lead carefree lives, both training under their parents to one day follow in their footsteps. At the age of 8 years old, Javíer displayed a show of lights in the grocery store after being cornered by bullies from school. It wasn't intended, his mutation rose in his defense. He used their disoriented state to open a can of Judo whupass on them before his mother quickly rushed him home and locked down the house. Mutants weren't welcomed by many in Goiânia. It wasn't long before angry antimutant extremists found their way there. Javíer was desperate to show them that he was no monster, walking out with his hands up, his mother right beside him. Cataleia was peeking from behind a curtain, restrained by her father. In an instant, the angry mob opened fire, gunning down Cat's mother and twin before her very eyes. The police arrived too late. The funeral was large, but short. Estéban needed to get Cataleia out of there - Just in case. They packed their things and moved to Arizona. For the first three months, Cataleia mourned; barely eating, sleeping, or training. And then her ninth birthday came - She went to her father, telling him of her mutation, asking if she was an abomination like the extremists claimed mutants to be. Estéban had a long talk with his daughter, assuring her that he loved her all the same as before. He also went on to explain that she should not weep and dwell on their loss, but instead live for them, as they would have wished. He admitted to her that he, too, was a mutant. From then on, Cataleia resumed her training in Martial Arts, Dance, and expanding her natural musical and performing talents. She had never trained so hard before, intent on training not just for herself, but her mother and brother as well. She refused to stop and began exploring the uses of her mutation. When she was ten years old, she had already grabbed hold of her mutation and could handle it fairly well. Her father had gone to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters shortly after and asked if his daughter could stay there and receive training. She was accepted gladly and he too was allowed to stay nearby and even become Combat Instructor for a while until he left to resume command of Anjos da Guarda - A vigilante gang of mutants that had many branches throughout Hispanic countries, forming a sort of secret society. They were the X-Men for the Hispanic countries. Though, their focus was moreso on rescuing mutants by eliminating their attackers, captors, or harassers and leading them to a secret Mutant Utopia...
- When Cat is upset, small lights that are often multicolored flash around her body like little camera flashes.
- Her blood is luminescent, so it appears that her body gives off a glow, though she can force it not to with ease.
- Cat glows when she's unconscious or in a daze.
- Cat is terrified of bugs - Especially Spiders.
- Cat has a record of fights with Logan winning with 239 out of the 478 that they've had.
- She is single.
- She's sure that he lets her win most of the time.