Real Name
Alison "Ali" Blaire
First Appearance
Uncanny X-Men #130 (February, 1980)
Tom DeFalco, John Romita, Jr., Louise Simonson, Roger Stern
Team Affliations
Gladiators, New Excalibur, The 198, S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men, Wildways Rebellion
The Disco Dazzler
Base of Operations
New York City (though is often on tour)
Ability to convert sound into light beams of various forms and intensity
Skills and Abilities
Highly skilled athlete, Trained singer, actress, and dancer, Highly accomplished roller-skater
Tools and Weapons

Dazzler is a superheroine in the Marvel Universe, a world-famous musician and a former member of the X-Men.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Alison Blaire was a talented young girl who dreamed of being a musician, but was ostracized when her mutant powers manifested at a concert.  Afterwards, she dedicated her life to music, but also led a double life as the crime-fighting Dazzler.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Childhood[edit | edit source]

Alison Blaire was born in the suburb Gardendale, New York (Long Island) to Carter Blaire (a serious-minded law student and Katherine Blaire (a free-spirited entertainer).  Eventually, differences between the two parents lead to Katherine running off, leaving Alison to be raised by her father and her grandmother, Bella Blaire.  Carter didn't tell Alison about her mother, as he felt shame about it.  As Alison grew up, she expressed interest in becoming a performer, which her father, now a judge, disapproved of.  Instead, Carter forced his daughter is focus her attention on academics, though her grandmother was more sympathetic and nursed the young girl's burgeoning creativity.

During a middle school dance, Alison's mutant power to turn sound into light manifested, resulting in her creating a light show that temporarily blinded everyone in attendance.

Media[edit | edit source]

Appears in X-Men cartoon, Wolverine and the X-Men and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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