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Can I be honest with you? What I realized is that like... my whole life, all I've tried to do is take up less space. Tried to hide from guys, who might like, whisper to their friend, under their breath, as I walked by. I spent my whole life afraid people were going to find out that I was fat. But honestly, who gives a shit. There's nothing more powerful than a fat girl who doesn't give a fuck.
— Kat to Johnny ("'03 Bonnie and Clyde")

Katherine Hernandez, also known as Kat, is a main character in the first season of Euphoria. She is portrayed by Barbie Ferreira, while her 11-year-old counterpart is portrayed by Johanna Colón.

Kat is a body-conscious teen who starts the school year looking to change her reputation.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Kat had peaceful and relatively good childhood, without any trauma or complications. While in primary school, she got in her first relationship with Daniel, who treated her kindly, like texting her before going to bed or waiting for her outside of school every day, so they could walk together through the hallway while holding hands. She never understood why he chose her, or what he liked about her, but she was still happy with him nonetheless. During that time, she also befriended Maddy Perez.

When she was eleven, Kat went on holiday to Jamaica for eight days. After getting stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean, she decided to spend the rest of her holiday by drinking virgin piña coladas. By drinking 72 drinks during these eight days, she gained 20 pounds. After coming back, Kat couldn't fit in any of her clothes, so she tried to minimize the change, by wearing multiple layers of sweatshirts, but this proved to be unhelpful. Daniel acted oblivious at first, but in the end, he 'broke up' with her via a note during fourth period, although the note wasn't even wrote by him but by another girl. This led Kat to become very self-conscious about her looks, as she completely pushed back the idea of being in love, while implicitly fantasize about being in a loving relationship by watching a lot of romance movies.

The summer before her first year in high school, Kat started writing fan fiction on Tumblr, and quickly became one of the most popular smut writers on the website, getting more than 184,000 notes on her Larry Stylinson fan fiction and around 53,000 followers on her blog. Despite gaining huge amount of popularity, no one in real life knew about it. Her life in comparison to her more extroverted and confident friends was quite depressing, as she was often teased by peers due to her weight and had no love life.

While attending summer school for Intro in Visual Arts, Kat befriended Jules Vaughn who highly encouraged her to get someone to have sex with.

Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]

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Season 1[edit | edit source]

While at Maddy's house with her and BB, Kat tries to help Maddy get over her breakup with Nate Jacobs by calling him a loser and telling her that she needs to hook up with someone else to take her mind off him; however, after BB teases Kat over being a virgin herself, she goes quiet. Seeing this, Maddy tells BB to stop before the three are interrupted by Maddy's father, who quickly shuts the door after Maddy shouts at him. At the party, Kat is pressured into having sex with a St. Mary's student named Wes.

Afterwards, Kat discovers that a video of her hookup with Wes had been uploaded and put up for the world to see. She confronts Troy McKay, who tells her that his brother, Roy McKay, had uploaded the video. After she threatens to go to the police, Troy agrees to tell everyone that she wasn't in the video. Later on, Kat is called down by Principal Hayes, who Kat accuses of body shaming in order to make him backpedal and retract his suspicions that she was the one in the video.

The second episode begins with an introduction to Kat’s past. Her childhood, weight gain and loss of her first boyfriend act as the catalyst for what follows from there. We see her rise to the top of Tumblr, courtesy of her erotic fiction, before bringing us right back to the recent uploaded sex video. Determined to ride this wave of newfound internet fame, she dons a mask and twerks in the doorway, recording it for a porn site. Kat starts talking to a guy online named Johnny who is willing to pay her for a Skype session. Unsure how wiring money works, she heads off to ask Fez for advice on how to use Bitcoin. With renowned confidence following her Skype conversation with Johnny, Kat dons a new appearance and rocks up at school a changed girl.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Daniel and Kat[edit | edit source]

She was in a relationship with Daniel in the 6th grade, however he breaks up with her when she gained weight after coming back from a vacation.

At Daniel's Halloween party, Kat tells him that Ted Bundy was taller, referring to his costume. Later at the party, she has sex with Daniel. She mentions their relationship in the 6th grade and how she imagined losing her virginity to him. In response, Daniel tells Kat that he does not remember their relationship in the 6th grade.

Ethan and Kat[edit | edit source]

To be added

Personality[edit | edit source]

Kat is initially noted to be sardonic, self conscious and shy. She hates her real life and used the Internet for means of escapism, such as writing graphic fanfiction. After a sexual video of her is leaked and she decides to become a dominatrix, Kat becomes more confident and outspoken, which allows her to get more male attention, but starts to damage her actual friendships. She is apparently sensitive about entering relationships and intimacy, as she initially rejects Ethan for a majority of the first season until finally opening up to him, explaining her fears of being rejected as she was with Daniel when she gained weight as a child.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kat is an plus sized teenage girl, with chin-length mahogany hair, ivory skin and dark brown eyes. At the beginning, she wears glasses with cat-eye frames, with her every day clothes often being average shirts, tops and dresses.

However, after starting her career as a dominatrix, her style switched over to more eye-catching and somewhat rebellious, often including to her outfits accessories or materials that are related to bondage such as harnesses, chokers, latex or meshes. She also started to wear more intense makeup and stopped wearing her glasses.

As "KittenKween", she wears black lingerie with harnesses and chokers and also a black cat mask with golden adornments.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season One (8/8)

Quotes[edit | edit source]

I'd settle for, like, four Corona Lights and some non-rapey affection.
— Kat to BB and Maddy ("Pilot")
Please don't be a mass shooter.
— Kat upon seeing Ethan for the first time ("Stuntin' Like My Daddy")
I changed.
— Kat to Ethan ("Made You Look")
(...) He has the biggest dick I've ever seen. And I was looking at him while he was fucking me, I can see his face scrunching up, and he was cumming all over my stomach, and I had this, like, realization. You know, like this epiphany. That no matter how cool or sexy or smart, you think a guy is, they're actually just fucking pathetic.
— Kat regarding Luke Kasten to Johnny ("'03 Bonnie and Clyde")

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In "Pilot", Kat calls out "Yo, Casper! You want a ride?", a reference to Casper the Friendly Ghost.
  • Kat wrote smut (fan) fiction in her past summer before high school as said in “Made You Look”. She rose to popularity online when she wrote “The First Night,” a One Direction fan-fiction about the “Larry Stylinson” conspiracy theory. Another one of these pairings involved Emma Swan from "Once Upon A Time", whose real life actor, Jennifer Morrison, would direct "'03 Bonnie and Clyde".
  • Kat’s secondary style was inspired by Barbie Ferreira's real world style. Ferreira also came up with the idea for the short cut hair, inspired by Enid Coleslaw from "Ghost World".
  • Kat’s Halloween costume was Thana from the 1981 exploitation thriller, Ms .45.
  • Kat’s makeup is more “experimental” than the other girls and has a rebellious glam edge, as it coincides with her sexual awakening and journey to self-actualization.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also: Category:Images of Kat

References[edit | edit source]

Characters of Euphoria
Season 1
Main Characters
Rue BennettJules VaughnCassie HowardLexi HowardNate JacobsCal JacobsMaddy PerezKat HernandezGia BennettChris McKayFezco
Recurring Characters
Aaron JacobsAliAmy VaughnAshtrayBarbaraCoachDanielDavid VaughnEthanHernandezLeslie BennettLeslie BennettMouseHayesRobert BennettRobert BennettRoy McKaySonia PerezSuze HowardTed PerezTedTroy McKayTyler
Minor Characters
CusterJohnnyLuke KastenMinakoTrevorWes
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