|Voiced By||Sanae Kobayashi|
|Appears in||PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale |
TIME TO SHOW 'EM WHAT WE'VE GOT, DUSTY!
Unsure of where she comes from or how she got her fantastic ability to control gravity, Kat embarks on a quest to save the people of Hekseville from the invading Nevi. Accompanied by her feline companion, Dusty, she aids those in need while searching for answers to her mysterious origins, all the while gaining confidence in her powers.
THE LEGACY OF KAT & DUSTY
- Gravity Rush
- Gravity Rush 2
Kat: "Gade, I feel I am gaining more and more control of these powers."
Gade: "Maybe it's just the illusion of control? Or of power... And if we lose one, we gain more of the other."
Kat: "More? More Power? Imagine how easily I could defeat the Nevi, protect Hekseville..."
Gade: "Mmm. Many things can be done with power. It can be dangerous. Maybe that depends on who is looking for it?"
Kat: "I don't care. If they're truly dangerous, someone has to stop them! Can you take me to this place?"
Gade: "I can only show you how to get there. After that, everything depends on you."
Name: Emmett GravesReason: Kat mistakes Emmett as a Nevi because of his blue eyes and right arm, and attacks him, but misses and lands terribly. Kat then apologizes and says she thought he was a monster. Emmett replies that a monster is something that can't control their powers, and says Kat is an example of that, because of her landing. This leads to her saying she's experienced enough to defend her people, and he says that's just luck, and it will run out. This leads them to their fight.
Connection: Both Kat and Emmett Graves fight extraterrestrial lifeforms, but in different ways. Kat flies herself by altering her gravity field while Emmett uses his jet. They also both debuted in 2012 and have yet to appear in more than one game. The two also somehow use power from the enemy: Kat uses Dusty's gravitational powers, which is derived from the Nevi, and Emmett is infected by Rift Energy, which creates the enemies of the Starhawk. Both have been touched by cosmic forces, but whereas Kat's is beneficial, Graves has to suppress his lest he turn into an Outsider. Said cosmic forces power their games' main enemies. Also, they were the only two DLC characters at the time.
Kat: Who is that? Do you see that... stuff... leaking from his eyes? He must be a Nevi!
(Kat attempts to attack Emmett, but missed)
Emmett: Mind telling me what the hell that was all about?
Kat: I thought you were a- a monster! Your eyes... and hand...
Emmett: Monsters are just people who can't control the power they got... like you, for example.
Kat: Me? A monster?
Emmett: Didn't exactly stick that landing, did you? I bet you're not even sure how you pulled that stunt off.
Kat: N- no. I'm not. But I know enough to take care of myself, and anyone who threatens innocent people!
Emmett: That's just luck, little girl. Sooner or later, that luck's gonna run out.
Kat: It's not going to be today!
TranscriptEditGade: "Was I wrong to worry?"
Kat: "I'm not sure about that. You were right about it being dangerous. The people who were there - some of them just wanted the power, or what it could get for them. Others just seemed to want to hurt people...
Gade: "And now this power belongs to you?"
Kat: "I haven't changed, Gade. I'm the same girl I was before I left. Well... maybe I've changed a little. But my heart hasn't. If anything, I'm just going to be that much better at protecting everyone!"
Kat plays as one of the more combo based characters, much like Dante to be more precise. Kat's movements are quite fast, she is able to air dash in any direction and can cling to walls. She's also one of the few characters able to change direction mid combo, allowing her to deal with multiple foes at time. All her Square based attacks are close ranged kicks, her Up-Square attack is much like Dante's, in the sense that if it is held she will ascend with the target. Her Triangle attacks are mostly longer ranged and aimable while in action, her Down-Triangle attack allows her to use, this can be used as a tactical advantage when facing characters such as Radec or Emmett Graves as she will dodge their bullet based attacks. Kat's Circle moves are all gravity based techniques. Her plain Circle attack summons three random pieces of debris which can be hauled at targets a few feet away and be chained into combos for more AP. Her Down-Circle attack is a draw-in technique much like Nariko's Down-Triangle technique but with less range.
Quotes and TauntsEdit
- I'm Not Impressed: Kat places her hand on her hip nonchalantly and uses her other hand in a shooing motion.
- Hey, Dusty!: Kat crouches down to stroke under Dusty's chin.
- Strike a Pose!: Kat performs two twirls while using her Gravitational abilities. Dusty orbits her.
- Kat speaks in a language composed of French and Latin, as such it is impossible to understand exactly what she is saying at any given point. She does however change her tone and pitch accordingly, making it seem believable when reacting to being K.O'd or K.O-ing an opponent.
Intros and OutrosEdit
- Let Me Get My Bearings: Appears floating upside down, looks around, lands on her feet, and turns to face the camera.
- Purrfect Pals: Picks up Dusty, turns to the camera and smiles.
- Gravity Daze: Several objects fall from the sky around Dusty, and finally Kat falls almost crushing Dusty underneath her behind. Kat then pouts at her clumsiness.
- Lost Kat: Kat is on the ground, unconscious. An apple then rolls to her head, and she wakes up. (This scene can be linked to the beginning of Kat's home game, Gravity Rush in which she awakens in the middle of nowhere, lost).
- We Did It!: Kat cuddles Dusty close to her face.
- Heroes Always Win: Kat strikes a triumphant pose, with closed hands on her hips and a big smile.
- Long Live the Queen: Twirls around and strikes a pose.
- Say "Cheese!": Kat crouches beside Dusty smiling while gesturing the peace symbol.
- If using We Did It!: Kat sits beside Dusty with her legs crossed, with a sad expression on her face.
- If using Heroes Always Win: Kat lies on the ground with a sad expression.
- If using Long Live the Queen: Stomps her foot on the ground and makes a pouty face.
- If using Say "Cheese!": Crosses her arms and looks down with a sad expression.
- Win: Floats around while holding Dusty, smiling.
- Lose: Looks disappointed, she will occasionally wipe her eyes and look to her right.
Hope of Heksville (unlocked at rank 4)
Kat's default costume from Gravity Rush.
- Pink top, white pants, dark pink gloves and boots
- Black top, black pants, brown gloves and boots, red buttons
- Green top, white pants, brown gloves and boots
- Purple top, white pants, dark pink gloves and boots
Based on one of Kat's alternate costumes from her game, available as downloadable content.
- Black suit, grey decals and normal blonde hair colour.
- White suit, light-grey decals and light-grey hair.
- Orange suit, black decals and normal blonde hair colour.
- Yellow suit, black decals and normal blonde hair colour.
- Kat and Emmett are the first DLC characters, released on February 12th, 2013 as part of the Overtime! DLC Pack, which was free to download for the first two weeks of its launch.
- Kat and Emmett are the only DLC characters that were announced before PlayStation All-Stars was even released.
- Kat is the only female DLC character.
- Kat is the third character to speak a language other than English, the other two being Heihachi Mishima and Toro Inoue.
- She is also the second character to have a Japanese voice actor/actress, although she does not actually speak Japanese. Instead, she speaks in a fictional language that blends together elements of French, Latin and Japanese.
- Kat is the fourth character who can perform a slide attack with various follow-up attacks, the first three being Cole MacGrath, Evil Cole MacGrath and Nathan Drake.
- Kat is the third female character revealed for the game. The first two being Fat Princess and Nariko.
- Kat's arcade opening and ending are rendered in an animated/comic style, just like the cutscenes in Gravity Rush.
- Kat is currently the only playable character who has originated from a handheld instead of a console.
- Not including LittleBigPlanet 2, this game marks Kat's first appearance on a console.
- In the trailer her name is written as "Kat & Dusty", although the announcer only says "Kat".
- Kat is considered one of the mascots for the PS Vita console, along with Lil and Laarg.
- Kat and Dusty are the third characters revealed to fight as a duo, the first two being Jak and Daxter and Ratchet & Clank.
- Unlike Daxter and Clank, however, Dusty will run around the stage and teleport near Kat, instead of riding on her shoulder (like Daxter) or back (like Clank). It should also be noted that Dusty is the first to not be able to talk.
- Kat is one of the five characters who can glide around the stage, with the others being Light Jak, Beast Cole, Zeus and Isaac Clarke.
- Kat is the second character to be rendered in cel-shaded animation, the first being Sly Cooper.
- Despite "Kat & Dusty" being their full name, only Kat is written on the character select screen.
- Her main menu background is an orange-red with black and white particles flickering behind her.
- The name given to her Military outfit, unlockable at Rank 10, is 'Sea Cat'. This is a reference to a character from Gravity Rush codenamed 'Sea Wasp', a.k.a. Yunica. Yunica sports a similar outfit and works for the Military during the events of Gravity Rush. Kat doned the codename, "Sea Cat", during the DLC missions.
- Kat's costume, The Dark Cat, is actually her spy outfit from Gravity Rush. The name The Dark Cat may be a parody of The Dark Knight, due to the costume's similarity to the Batman character, Catwoman.
- Kat is one of few characters able to grip and hold onto walls for short periods of time, another example being Cole and his Evil Cole counterpart. Kat is also the only character who is able to crouch while clinging to a wall. Although this may not prove too useful, it is still aesthetically pleasing.
- Kat's 3rd introduction, Gravity Daze, is the title for the original Japanese version of Gravity Rush.
- The icon unlocked after reaching Rank 200 with Kat is the same image used for the trophy titled "Top Cat" from Gravity Rush. This trophy is earned by raising Kat's level to it's maximum (Excluding the level cap raise with DLCs).
- Kat is the only character who doesn't speak English that fights an opponent that does speak English.
- Kat's second colour swap for her Hekseville Heroine costume gives her a white-washed outfit and her regular blonde hair. This colour swap can be seen in a snapshot of Kat's concept Art, meaning it was one of her original designs. This same white-washed colour scheme is present on Kat's The Dark Cat costume.
- Kat's third colour swap for her Hekseville Heroine costume gives her a red outfit with white hair. This could be a mild reference to Dante's Devil Trigger (Super 3), as he dones a bright red coat and his hair turns white. Also when Dante's Devil Trigger is activated all enemies float aimlessly in the air as if gravity no longer applies to them. This could also just be a coincidence.
- The fourth colour swap for her The Dark Cat costume gives her a predominantly yellow body-suit with black decal/stripes. This pallette shares some similarities with Bruce Lee's signature yellow jumpsuit (Much like "The Bride"s from the Kill Bill series). Kat fights predominantly with physical attacks like a martial artist, somewhat. Kat, Bruce Lee and The Bride have nothing in common, so this may just be a coincidence.
- If the Dark Cat is used during her rival cutscene, her tail will clip through her body.
- Her third alternate color for Sea Kat is similar in color to Yunica's uniform.
- Kat is the first "youngest" DLC Character to appear in the game, the second being Emmett Graves.
- Like Emmett, she made her debut in 2012.
- Kat is the third Japan Studio character to be announced the first being Toro Inoue and second being Spike.
- Kat also appears as a DLC character in Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational.
- Kat's costume can be used across a series of LittleBigPlanet games, including LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Vita and LittleBigPlanet Karting.
- Kat's costume was also given away for free during 2011's Tokyo Game Show theater on Playstation Home.