Biographical Information
Real NameKathleen Brandt
AliasesKate, Curveball
Wild Card TraitsKinetic energy projection and manipulation
Social Information
CitizenshipCitizen of the United States
OccupationAid worker
Event ParticipantAmerican Hero
AffiliationsThe Committee, Team Hearts
RelativesBarney (father), Elizabeth (mother)
AlliesDrummer Boy, John Fortune, Earth Witch
First AppearanceInside Straight
CreatorCarrie Vaughn

Curveball is a fictional character in the Wild Cards series of books.

History Edit

Kate's wild card turned while she was trying out for her junior high school's softball team. Determined to make the team, she put all her energy into her pitch, and ended up breaking the catchers hand. She was not only banned from playing softball at her school, but from playing any other sport as well.

Wild Card Traits Edit

Curveball can increase the kinetic energy of anything she throws, speeding up or slowing it down at will. She can also alter the trajectory of the thrown object and can even detonate that object, causing it to explode.

Appearance Edit

Kate has a slim, athletic build and a girl-next-door look, and has blond hair.

Personality Edit

Kate has a go-getter personality. She's confident, driven, and highly competitive. In the end she will do the right thing, even if it means passing up a million dollars.

Trivia Edit

  • Founding member of the Committee.
  • Second member to leave the Committee
  • Was third place in American Hero.
  • Likes to carry small objects (marbles, nuts, etc.) in her pocket.

Selected Reading Edit

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