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Widget (Marvel)
Real Name: Katherine Pryde
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Time-Travel; inter-dimensional travel; creating portals into other dimensions

"Widget" was a seemingly metallic gadget which was powered by being fed with trash. The character was later revealed to be Katherine Pryde (Shadowcat) of the Earth-811 (Days of Future Past) time-line.

Before becoming WidgetKate Pryde was sent back into the body of her younger self by Rachel Summers to try and avert their dystopian future. Because it is impossible to change your own past, and only create an alternate timeline, she effectively failed. When she arrived back in her own body, she found all but Rachel dead. Running for their lives, they were cornered when the Phoenix Force appeared, having followed her out of curiosity, and Kate persuaded it to physically transport Rachel to the timeline Kate had just visited and to keep her from remembering the horrors she had experienced. After Rachel was gone, Kate was captured, and the Sentinels attempted to use the residual effects of the time warp on her to retrieve Rachel. Just as the warp was being created, her inhibitor collar failed and she phased, merging with the warp.

She came to rest in a small, metal, off-spherical body (built by Tweedledope of the Crazy Gang) in the timeline Rachel resided in. Her mind scrambled by the "interference" from other timelines she felt, she was amnesiac and went about everything with a child-like glee, inadvertently taking the superhero team Excalibur (including Rachel) through a number of alternate timelines in a so-called "Cross-Time Caper". After this, Roma had her locked to the Earth-616 timeline, preventing her from moving far from it. This began to clear her mind, and she reconstructed her body (see left). After this, Rachel (who had recovered her full memory), Widget, and Excalibur returned to Rachel's original timeline and successfully reprogrammed the ruling Sentinels to protect all life, ending their tyranny.


First Appearance: Excalibur (1988) #1

Other Identities:
Shadowcat (Marvel)(Days of Future Past)

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Issue Appearances:
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
ClanDestine (2008)
Die Spinne Comic-Album (1979)
Excalibur (1988)
Excalibur (2001)
Excalibur Mojo Mayhem (1989)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Limited: The X-Men Chris Claremont Collection (1994)
Quasar (1989)
The Marvel X-Men Collection (1994)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1989)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
Uncanny X-Force (2010)
X-Men Spotlight On...Starjammers (1990)
X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (2010)

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Excalibur (Marvel)

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