The Cat Signal
by Mari Ness
Vigilante Turned Supervillain Disputes Guilty Verdict
- Normal City, Arizona
It's been three days since a jury found her guilty of three of the seven charges against her. Three days since she was transferred to a top prison built specifically to hold supervillains.
That doesn't mean Caracal's ready to admit she's guilty.
"I was just trying to help. To bring people together," she says, looking down her hands, which are so covered with scar tissue that, by all reports, she no longer has fingerprints.
That help was the Cat Signal, something Caracal built with the apparent assistance of two associates whom she still refuses to name. (Her lawyer, Caryn More, believes that this obstinacy may have been one of the factors that led the jury to convict her on two of the seven charges against her.)
"There's been a distinct lack of communication between us and them."
By them, of course, Caracal means the cops. The Cat Signal, she says, was designed to let cops know whenever she and the rest of her team--still unidentified--either needed assistance from the cops or had criminals to turn over to the cops.