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Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases
Ali

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
Ultimate X-Men; Formerly the New Mutants, Dazzler (Her Band).

Universe

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 5"

Weight
119 lbs (54 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
Her skin is painted with art and accented with piercings

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Student, adventurer; formerly Mutant Spokesperson, Musician.
American

Origin
Origin
Ali Blaire is a Mutant. She possesses an active X-Gene, which grants her a unique superhuman ability.


First appearance
Appearance of Death

Ultimate X-Men #42
(April, 2004)
Ultimatum #1
(January, 2009)

Contents

History

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Academy of Tomorrow

Alison Blaire was a singer in a heavy metal band called "Dazzler" known for its provocative lyrics and stunning visual effects, secretly derived from her mutant power. When the X-Men approached her, asking her to join their cause, she told them she’d "join any outfit that could get her a record deal." Xavier did not comply with such a promise, and Allison declined.

Alison was soon approached by Emma Frost who offered her a place at the Academy of Tomorow, a team of government-sponsored, young, media-friendly mutants. Frost offered the recording contract Alison desired, and Alison joined Frost's students.

In their first press conference, an anti-mutant military faction had programmed giant robot Sentinels to attack the group. The X-Men, on hand for the event, counterattacked and defeated the Sentinels. The anti-mutant conspirators were exposed, and Professor Xavier offered Frost's charges a place at his own school. Ali was the only one to accept, albeit claiming she was only doing it for free room and board.

X-Men

Alison joined the X-Men and took the name "Dazzler". Unlike the other students, she was not terribly fond of rules. After overindulging at an Atlantic City rave, Dazzler returned to the school in an intoxicated stupor. She recovered in time for Mr. Sinister's attack on the X-Men. Despite her claims of disinterest, Ali helped fight off the serial killer, who was defeated shortly thereafter by Rogue.

Shortly thereafter, Ali dissolved her band, and it was insinuated that her decision to join the X-Men was induced by telepathic suggestioning from Xavier.

Later, when Gambit attacked the X-Men at a carnival while trying to abduct Rogue on behalf of the von Strucker twins, Dazzler helped rescue civilians trapped on a ferris wheel. She accompanied the team to rescue Rogue, who nevertheless left of her own free will.

Mission to Genosha

Soon afterward, Professor Xavier sent half of the team to investigate criminal charges against the Genoshan mutant Longshot. Her interest piqued, Dazzler persuaded Angel, Colossus, and Nightcrawler to accompany her on an unauthorized mission to rescue Longshot. When Angel was abducted by Longshot's captors, Dazzler demonstrated leadership skills in rallying the team against their foes. Following Angel's rescue and Longshot's subsequent escape, Dazzler and the others learned Longshot was indeed guilty of murder. Infuriated at their actions, Xavier resolved to punish the one responsible for the unauthorized mission. Angel, realizing Dazzler was more likely to be expelled than he, claimed he had been the ringleader. Impressed by Angel's selflessness, Dazzler rewarded him with a kiss, and the two became romantically involved. Angel was subsequently "expelled" from the school - although this action was actually a ploy, as the Professor actually recruited him to his mutant underground, who dealt with Xavier's politically-sensitive missions.

Coma

Ultimate X-Men Annual #2
On a date in which Angel was taking Ali flying for the first time, they tried to prevent the release of Magneto from the Triskelion, Dazzler was stabbed and severely injured by Deathstrike. She fell into a coma and was treated in a hospital.[1] Teammate and friend Nightcrawler visited her room many times and watched her as she slept. The unhinged Nightcrawler decided to fool her into thinking they must escape. Initially trusting him, she cooperates until the rest of the X-Men rescue her.

The others, understanding Nightcrawler is mentally ill, plan to rehabilitate him. Dazzler does not accept this and quits the team in protest. She has since been labeled as one of the "most important" mutants to the X-Men's cause by the future Bishop.

Dazzler later joins Bishop's new team in Ultimate X-Men #82. Bishop dies in Ultimate X-Men #90, and since then Dazzler has returned to the Xavier Institute to be with Angel and on Xavier's X-Men team once again. She is seen to be on Colossus' enhanced team, using the drug Banshee to boost her powers, seemingly with the ability to generate solid light spider legs and constructs and later faces off against Wolverine with hard-light versions of his claws.

Dazzler's powers allow her to convert sonic vibrations into various forms of photovoltaic energy, including concussive photon pulses, laser beams, hard light holographic illusions, destructive force fields, light fog, hypnotic bursts of light, and levitation[citation needed]. Her photon pulses have been shown as strong enough to destroy several Sentinels at once. She, along with Kurt Wagner and Beast, died in the Ultimatum wave.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Sound Conversion: Ali's primary Mutant ability allows her to transduce sonic vibrations, which reach her body into various types of light. This ability seems to operate over a great range of frequencies, including the audible spectrum (35 to 16,500 cycles per second), and a great variation of sound pressure levels regardless of the complexity, dissonance, or randomness of the sound.

Photokinesis: Ali possesses a body-wide energy field that controls the energy levels of the outer electron shells of her body in such a way as to cause the cascaded release of photons. By conscious control over the light she produces, she can control its direction, frequency (color), amplitude (intensity), and duration. She can produce numerous effects with the light she converts from sonic vibrations. She can simply cause a bright glow all about her body or she can create very simple patterns out of rays of light like circles, squares, triangles, and stars. She can create a pulse of light on the order of several thousand watts seconds of power, which temporarily blinds people with its brilliance. She can create a chaotic cascade of sparkling lights and colors that severely upsets other people’s equilibrium, or a pulsating strobe-light effect. She has learned to manifest her light as:

Ali Blaire
  • Lasers: By concentrating, the Dazzler can generate a coherent beam of light, approximating a laser beam, with which she can send objects, even people, soaring! The field thus operates in a similar fashion as the process that creates a laser (Laser Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) and apparently has the same efficiency as a laser (99.9 percent). The released energy is far greater than the incoming kinetic energy and therefore must involve another, unknown energy source as well.
  • Protective Forcefield: Ability to create a protective force field about herself with laser light that can deflect or vaporize oncoming projectiles.
  • Photon Blasts
  • Illumination
  • Blinding Strobes
  • Light Shows
  • Photovoltaic Flight

    Abilities

Ali is a talented electric guitarist and rock music vocalist; known to be the lead singer of former un-signed, punk-rock band, Dazzler.

Strength level

Ali Blaire possesses the normal human strength of a woman of her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.

Trivia

  • A punk rock singer, Dazzler wasn’t interested in the mutant cause, only in gaining a record contract for her band 'Dazzler' which Emma Frost of the New Mutants promised her if she joined her cadre.
  • The tag, Dazzler, refers not to Ali's codename but to her unsigned punk-rock band's stage name.
  • Despite missing team practice sessions and claiming that she doesn’t really want to be part of the X-Men, Alison does seem to have a loyal streak as far as her team is concerned.

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Discover and Discuss

  1. During the Magnetic North plot

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