During Catra's banishment in Despondos, the Horde encountered a tribe of lost Qadians living on Etheria with the Magicats. They had accidentally traveled there through a Laser Gate centuries before. Catra discovered that her Magic mask gave her the ability to control these Etherian Qadians. She commanded them to obey her & join the Horde. As a result of the prolonged enslavement at her hands, the Qadians acquired their green hue. They are now savage feline members of the Horde under Catra's direct command. Given a choice these savage Qadans prefer to attack with their fangs & claws instead of their Horde-issued weapons. They can infect other Qadians with the susceptibility to Catra's control with their bite.