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The Kitten Sisters were a a group of criminal athletes. They all had short light hair and were skilled in acrobatics and archery.

The Kitten Sisters were originally performers who specialized in tumbling and acrobatics. When their show was no longer successful, they turned to crime. They shoplifted jewels which they would sell to a fence. A skier named Inga Yelma, one of their former associates, learned of their criminal activities and planned to expose them. The Kitten Sisters drew straws to see who would eliminate this threat, and the one who drew the short straw (Fifi) killed Inga with an arrow while Inga was performing a ski jump.

The high-profile nature of the murder attracted Dick Tracy's attention. He investigated, but the Kitten Sisters were able to overpower him and left him for dead. They stole his 2-Way Wrist Radio, which they attempted to sell. Their fence did not want the radio, so they kept it.

After being confronted by a game warden for hunting out of season, the Kitten Sisters abandoned their hideout and became fugitives. They joined the traveling show of Spike Dyke, who eventually discovered their identities. Spike was an old friend of Dick Tracy, and he informed Tracy of the Kitten Sisters' whereabouts. After a brief escape attempt, the Kitten Sisters were captured and Fifi's identity as the one who had murdered Inga was established.

Notes[]

  • The Kitten Sisters first appeared as a trio on January 4th, 1957. One of them (Fifi) had previously appeared in disguise as a snowman on December 30th, 1956.
  • It was stated that Inga Yelma had performed with the group under the name "The Kitten Sisters", although they were not related. It is unclear if that meant that Inga was not related to the other three, or if none (or only some) of them were related to each other.
  • Fifi wore her hair swept down in front and Miki wore hers in a short, crew style. The third sister (who was unnamed) wore her hair swept up in front.
  • Several characters referred to the Kitten Sisters as "amazons", but they were not depicted as being especially tall or imposing. This may have been a reference to their physical prowess or dangerous natures.
  • All three of the Kitten Sister were guilty of assault/attempted murder against Dick Tracy. While Fifi was the one who committed the murder of Inga Yelma, the other two would most likely face charges as accomplices, accessories, or co-conspirators to the murder, which generally carry the same penalties as the crime itself.
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