|Also known as||
Catherine Ward (Real Name)
174 cm (5'8")
Blonde (w/ Pink highlights)
Unnamed Mother (deceased)
Cathy (Catherine Ward) is one of the characters in Satsuriku no Tenshi, and the main antagonist during Episode 2, where she first appears.
Cathy is a fairly tall woman. She has shoulder-length blonde dyed pink hair with bangs and green eyes. She seems to be wearing red lipstick and has long lashes. Her outfit consists of a rectangular hat, a black short-sleeved blazer with a red tie, a mini pencil skirt with a slit on the side, red gloves with her right hand having a ring, and thigh-high heeled boots. She is almost always seen with her small red whip.
She didn't have her hair dyed pink prior to the events in the game, as shown in Episode 0.
Cathy is mainly characterized by her interest in sinners (as she called Zack and Ray, "my lovely sinners"), and how she wants to punish them. She calls herself "The Condemner", as a reference to how she takes care of her sinners. Sadistic, she sets up complicated deadly games on her floor and enjoys watching people getting crushed by them; or succeeding, making them even more interesting subjects, to her. She's also rather extroverted and eccentric, and very expressive. And at one point, she was called a sadist-masochist by Zack.
Before Meeting the Priest
The background of Cathy remains unknown in the game, but in Chapter 19 to 21 of the manga, her backstory started with a girl named Lucy which claims to have known Cathy since childhood.
Cathy was said by Lucy to be a smart, pretty and active girl from childhood and has never changed. She was also a popular girl in high school too. Lucy adored her perfection and often portrayed Cathy as a human who should have high boundaries to categorize humans and punish the ones who sinned. And she wanted to be an important person to her, but can't because she is such an ordinary girl.
One rainy day when Lucy was reading the newspaper, she was shocked to find out that Cathy's parents were killed. It was said that Cathy's parents are both doctors so Cathy had a good education. But both were killed by angry family members because of serious medical errors. Originally, Lucy thought that Cathy would be in despair and needed help and comfort, but when she went to the funeral, she found out that Cathy remained completely unmoved and told Lucy to not say the same words as others. She then made an oath to herself that she would always stay loyal to Cathy because of her perfection.
After her parents' death, Cathy's popularity immediately went downhill as she stayed the same and seem completely indifferent about it. Schoolmates called her "disgusting" and even messed up her locker while Lucy tried to clean it off for her. Her old friends even formed a group together to bully her from time to time.
One day while Lucy was walking down the school hallway, she overheard a conversation in a classroom. She took a peek and found out that the girls of the group had stolen acid from the lab and planned to throw it onto Cathy's face. Lucy then barged in and had a fight with the girls until some teachers went into the classroom. She told on the girls for stealing the acid and the teacher told her to go to the medical room as she had acid spilled on her clothes.
Instead of going to the medical room, Lucy went to meet Cathy in a classroom and heard that she was pretty impressed about what happened as she saw the incident through a window. She then expressed her loyalty to Cathy, claiming that she would do anything for her. Because to her, Cathy's everything is justice and those who bullied Cathy are sinners, she even said that Cathy's the only one in the world who have the power to decide who are sinners and who are not. Cathy was shocked by this confession but said that it was a matter of course and told her to do the job smartly.
The story continues a few days later while Lucy was walking down the hallway and got shoved into a classroom by the girls who previously stole the acid. It was later known that one of the girls was suspended but came back to seek revenge. She brought a man to school for the plan and attempted to make her apologize and beat up Cathy later on by threatening her with a knife. Cathy then appeared by the door to the girl's surprise because she had her friends guarding it. But Cathy scared them away by the just fake screaming teacher. Cathy asked what they were doing and the girl replied that she was punishing Lucy. She then sat on the table, much to the girl's annoyance, she tried to attack her but ended up getting kicked. The man later tried to attack Cathy but was stopped by Lucy. She then yelled at the girl for being foolish and claiming that only Cathy has the power to apply judgment no matter what happens, she asked Cathy who's the sinner. But was interrupted by the man who slashed her with the knife by accident. She asked the question again and Cathy replied with "you know who it is". The girl then became furious with the "judgement" and said that the man was the one who stabbed Lucy. The man then ran off screaming it wasn't on purpose. Cathy stood up and told the girl deserves punishment and that she doesn't even know what she has done wrong. The girl then ran off as well and claimed that she hasn't done anything wrong.
After the incident, Lucy said that if she wants to give the sinners punishment, she could carry out them for her and she wanted to go by her justice. Cathy agreed to that and also told her that the way she could say such sharp words while she's furious was amazing. The scene then turned to the train accident which occurred in the very first page of Cathy's story when Lucy pushed the girl who sought revenge earlier onto the train tracks which caused her to get crushed by the train. Lucy then thought to herself that one day no one will be able to oppose Cathy.This loyalty remained even after graduating from high school. Both of them became prison guards. They became the "condemners" there and killed several convicts before Cathy got an invitation from Gray to go to the underground facility. She then quit her job and "condemned" Lucy for killing too many "sinners". From then she became a true "condemned".
In the Prequel
In the prequel of the manga, Cathy and Lucy were said to be prison guards in XX State Prison, where they meet Daniel Dickens. Many convicts were sent to have counselling with Danny because of the horrifying scenes of Cathy and Lucy killing convicts they saw in prison. One convict shows a horrifying expression when having counselling, to which Danny claims to be normal. But when he asked him about how it was in prison, the convict snapped and shouted that the two women were killing convicts one by one and that he would be next. He yelled that it was terrifying and that the screams in his ears won't stop. The convict was then taken by Lucy and another prison guard to a solitary confinement cell.
Cathy prepares her own floor off-screen.
Zack: Cathy's relationship with Zack is a bit complicated- but it can be hinted that she tends to dote on him, and his aggressive nature. Even stated him to be the "perfect embodiment" of a sinner. She even goes to admit she has the hots for him due to this. Much to Zack's disgust.
Rachel Gardner: Not much is stated on Cathy and Rachel's relationship, but she seemed to be a bit more light-hearted to her than Zack, presumably due to Rachel's young age. However, her opinion on Rachel makes a complete 180 degrees once she got shot by her, and when speaking against her in Gray's court.
Edward Mason: Not much of their relationship is revealed. But based on evidence in Episode 3, they don't appear to be on friendly terms.
Lucy: A woman who is loyal to Cathy. They attended the same all girls' school where Lucy praised Cathy for her 'perfection.' After Cathy's parents were murdered, Lucy remained loyal to Cathy even going as far as to save her from her bullies/enemies. After graduation, the two worked as prison guards until Cathy resigned and was later murdered by Cathy herself.
Unnamed girl: One of Cathy's friends, now enemy, from their school. She was pushed to her death by Lucy into the path of an oncoming train.
Unnamed parents: They are wealthy doctors who gave Cathy everything including a good education. After their murder, their daughter and familiars attended their funeral. Cathy's love for her parents is questionable as she remained completely unfazed after their deaths.