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10 Marvel Characters Shamelessly Ripped Off From DC Comics

8. Black Cat Is Marvel's Catwoman

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It's obvious what Marvel's intention was when it introduced Black Cat to its comic book universe in 1979's Amazing Spider-Man #194: the publisher wanted a younger, sexier version of DC's Catwoman, who made her debut almost four decades earlier.

Extra cleavage and an age gap are the only differences between Felicia Hardy and Selina Kyle. Both characters boast identical skills, use the same equipment (grappling hooks and retractable claws) and occasionally fight on the same side as the heroes.

Black Cat and Catwoman are also known to share the odd kiss with the series hero, Spider-Man and Batman, respectively, and are underpinned by moral shades of grey.

Over time, Felicia has acquired new abilities to set her apart, like super strength and 'bad luck' powers, but her origins are rooted in copycat practises.

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