|Dazzler (Scenesys ID: 60)|
|"I thought I had to be one or the other. I gave it that power. I made some bad decisions. I lost myself, let myself be the label. The mutant. The has-been. The joke. But, the greatest realization I made in all of this is that it doesn't matter how everyone sees me. I'm not *just* a mutant, or a singer, or any one thing."|
|Full Name:||Alison Blaire|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||BS in Law|
|Groups:||Mutant-OOC, X-Men, Xavier's School|
|Apparent Age:||25||Actual Age:||25|
|Date of Birth||29 July 2002||Actor:||Heather Graham|
|Height:||173 cm (5'8")||Weight:||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Blonde (usually)||Eye Color:||Blue/Green (usually)|
|Theme Song:||"Glitter and Gold" by Barns Courtney|
All Alison Blaire ever wanted to do, growing up, was entertain. Her life took a lot of twists and turns even before she graduated from college and made a go of it as retro-pastiche EDM singer, Dazzler. Life as a mutant kept getting in the way, and her desire to help rather than stand on the sidelines made gig-work...challenging. Long story and a few wild rides later, Alison's an intergalactic, pan-universal traveler with a big heart and the worst luck. But, she means well!
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She's dressed for a show, or a battle -- who can tell? A dark, slate grey sleeveless top with a zip-up collar with the collar popped as high as it'll stand and zipped down to her collar bone is worn underneath a tall, black leather belt with silver and gold accents, and star burst-shaped buckles on the cross-straps. Skin-tight dark slate grey pants with thin silver and gold accents down the outsides cover her legs. With their slouchy, fashionably bunched shafts reaching up to her knee, her disco ball-like boots, with extensive crystalline patterning covering them entirely, the wedged platform soles bring her height up another 3 inches or so. Worn loosely around her waist, holding up nothing, is a silver utility belt with a circular buckle, the red-and-black X-Men emblem proudly centered there. Silver bracers over black fingerless leather gloves complete the "I'm gonna rock you AND sock you" look.
Of course, being an actually good person, Dazzler found herself stopping criminals and helping innocent people - sometimes in the middle of performances - and she did all kinds of things that normal people think are insane or made up or hallucinations or all of it. She bopped around life like this, revealing herself as a mutant during a publicity stunt for a semi-autobiographical movie. Which tanked every chance of a gig she had and forced her into a life on the run; though she was courted by several hero-teams she fell in with the X-Men and ran with them for a year or two until running away to an alternate dimension with a weird alien freedom-fighting boyfriend.
She hasn't been able to get "home" since, wandering from one new dimension to the next and never ending up in the same one twice, Alison instead has settled for "show up, do as best you can with whatever the other you has going on and try not to screw that up too badly" until inevitably either getting accidentally shunted or willingly moving on somehow to the next universe and the next gig.
Permanently, anyway. She's been dead. Shot, stabbed, nearly crushed, had her heart blasted out of her chest, buried; and it sucks. But somehow, despite all odds and all sense, she *gets back up.* Whether it's some side-benefit of her energy transduction power, the best-worst "secondary mutation" ever, or something else entirely, she has *no idea.* She tends to keep it quiet until/unless it becomes obvious, though. No one needs to decide they want a torture subject that lasts forever. She seems to age relatively normally in comparison to her heroing compatriots-- which is to say slower-than-average, but who can really tell?-- so eternal youth doesn't seem to be on the menu...at least at this point in her hopefully long life.
Due to the nature of her powers and their effects on her biology, Dazzler is completely immune to the negative effects of sound. No sound, no matter how loud, will deafen or injure her. It's not *comfortable*, and it can be briefly disorienting, but she will always come through stronger than she started.
Light is a little less 'it can never hurt me' -- because it can. Lasers and the like, even her own turned against her somehow, can still bodily harm her. The only exception for light is that no amount of it will ever blind her. Unlike with sound, the brightest of lights doesn't even startle or phase her - she looked straight at the sun until she was 8 because she didn't know everyone couldn't do that. She's never seen so much as a spot after a flash bulb.
Alison's mutant physiology has allowed her to reach levels of strength that take humans a lot more work to achieve (she can lift about 200 lbs with effort), and levels of agility that just aren't *normal* even if within the range of human possibility. She's up there with bendy-flippy types like Nightwing and Gambit.
Well, not in the classic sense; Dazzler does not hear All Things at All Times. However, her ability to absorb sound has surprising range - with enough focus, she can "feel" the sounds from as far as a few hundred feet away from her provided she's not in an environment that blocks her from physically receiving the sounds.
* Holograms and Illusions -- Convincing or decorative, Ali can localize light to blend, disguise, and entertain in a myriad of shapes, colors, and forms.
* Shields -- Small or large, her shields can vaporize projectiles and deflect energy blasts. The stronger they are, however, the more power they drain.
* Lasers -- From tiny torch-sized to hyper-destructive beams of all-searing light, Alison can blast through steel or cut someone's hair.
* Solid Constructs -- She's no Green Lantern, but Ali can actually form objects of solid light about as strong as steel. Usually she saves this for weapons while fighting, but other uses occasionally come up. They only last as long as she's focusing on maintaining them.
* Flight/Super-Leaping -- Ali can actually use light similarly to the way Quasar, Captain Marvel, and other light-powered heroes do. She doesn't always have the power-stores to zip around in the air in a completely carefree manner and often favors anime-leaping if she's using her powers extensively, but, with enough stored sound, she can fly at several hundred miles per hour.
These are the tip of the iceberg, but Alison can also create UV light in various bands. In short, with enough stored sound: If it can be done with light, Dazzler can do it.
Alison is an extradimensional freedom fighter who spent an unknown amount of time fighting an alien war against the forces of evil corporate entertainment. She's been a gladiator and an X-Man; with her agility, innate marksmanship, and years of training, Alison is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant on a level with Storm or Catwoman. With her own powers she's extremely accurate - bullseye on a tin-can from half a football field away. With projectile weapons considerably less so - closer to 20 yards.
Ali loves them; she's not *much* of a mechanic but she can change a tire and the oil and do general zen motorcycle maintenance -- but she *loves* riding them. She's very good, too -- and can drive a machine at its top speed and still maneuver while carrying a passenger like a champ, stop on a dime, drive a donut around the bad guy, and screech on out of there. Give her a bike and you'll be her new best friend.
To hear her tell it, Alison has won singing contests in Asgard and brought a tear to even the mighty Odin's eye. She has, however, at least one hit album to sort of prove it. She's good at it and she likes it. She's also a talented songwriter, a musician (guitar, piano, ukulele), a decent actor/improviser, and dancer. The girl knows how to put on a show and do it so well that people buy tickets and ask for autographs.
Alison has an account in good standing with pan-dimensional accounting firm Landau, Luckman & Lake. She's not fantastically wealthy, because, boy, does she make use of it. (When you get dumped into a new reality with no *actual* contacts -- beyond who recognizes you and buys your story -- you need money for stuff, like food.) But, everything she earns goes in there and is invested. This is really more like... the mutant power to reach into your pocket and pull out a $20, but it's way better than the alternative of having to start over financially, all. the. time.
Not so much a physical resource as a mental one, Dazzler has been through so many mind-numbing, brain-tingling, sanity-melting experiences that she almost actually takes them for granted. Alien attack? It must be Tuesday. Pangalactic Dance-Off? Don't mind if I do! -- Which isn't to say there isn't room in her mind for ever more wonder, beauty, and weirdness as it's discovered, but she's never going to dissolve in a heap simply because of a fantastical change in location. Tell her your story, she'll believe it.
Alison never actually felt loved by her father; he claimed to, but Ali just never felt that connection. He compared her too much to her mother for him to ever be warm, and Ali has gone through her life without that approval. She's sought it in others, especially romantic partners and commanding officers, and as much as she'll say she's over it... she's always gonna seek it out. She'll always kick herself for not doing as much as she could, for not being universally beloved. Deep down, she just wants Carter to love her. Which is really tough when he's long-dead in a faraway universe.
Might Be Crazy:
There's always the chance that nobody actually believes her. Sometimes she's been locked up, but most times it's more like... "What's *wrong* with her? Why is she so weird?" Which can make it either difficult or easy to make your way as a public figure, but ask any one of the victims of a highly publicized breakdown how that goes. Ali doesn't lie. She's almost pathologically incapable of hiding the truth, which just makes that sort of reaction all the more likely. She can act, sure, but she doesn't blend.
Must Have Sound:
Dazzler can store an unlimited amount of sound, but every time she uses a light-based ability, it draws on those stores. She has deliberately depleted her stores on more than one occasion, and while she has a decent sense of how much she can use and still have some in reserve, knowing that your tank is running on fumes is always an extra level of stress.
Dazzler cannot absorb any sound she makes with her own body -- no finger-snaps, no clapping, no singing. Unless it's amplified by an outside source, or is a sound made with another object, she can't use it. She *must* have sound to use her other powers--otherwise, once her stores are depleted, that's it. Nothing. Just a kickass human, abilities-wise. If she is kept in a soundproofed cell, or somehow cut off from her ability to perceive sound, she cannot use her powers.
Not From Here:
Alison is not native to this reality. She hasn't been in her own reality in so long she barely remembers what it felt like. She doesn't even usually dimension-hop *on purpose*; she's got to make do with either having her alternate self active (and, boy, are they usually annoying), or being absent and having to deal with everyone's preconceived notions of her. People who can sense the time-or-dimensionally displaced will be practically blinded by all of the residual energies such travels have left her inundated with.
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|End of the week coffee||February 26th, 2021||A few of the X-Men get together for breakfast and talk classes.|
|A Brief Interlude||January 22nd, 2021||Alison and Warren discuss autographs and fame and fashion.|
|Eggs ala Warren||January 12th, 2021||Breakfast with the students turns into a impromptu call with the Avengers.|
|Recon 101||December 20th, 2020||Dazzler finds Dagger to discuss missing mutant kids. Encounters a surprise.|
|The Devil and the Voodoo woman.||November 27th, 2020||Folks chat then go their separate ways.|
|A Thrilling Homecoming||November 2nd, 2020||Alison stops by Andrea's to talk about band arrangements for Homecoming|
|Halloween Homecoming||November 1st, 2020||Dancing, music, food, family, and fun are enjoyed by all at Homecoming! Crazy costumes and fantastic displays of geekdom abound!|
|The Fireman Gala||October 1st, 2020||At the Fall Wonderland-themed Firefighter's Fund Gala, chaos occurs when the unexpected happens! Attacked by electric squash, a little creature of darkness and a booming voice swearing the downfall of the rich, Megan Gwynn, Conner and Dazzler end up fighting a creature of darkness while Tim Drake, Dick Grayson, Andrea and Phoebe Beacon make sure the site gets evacuated!|
|New Mutants 785.5 Tabitha Barr's First Appearance Special Holo Cover||September 29th, 2020||Sam and Dazzler pick up Tabitha for the school.|
|A Lannister Always Repays his Debts||September 11th, 2020||Dazzler had one stipulation for her help with Superman; and Nightwing provided the bikes. A Bat always repays his debt.|
|Things That Go Bump in the Night||August 21st, 2020||Dazzler meets Batman, and also meets Superman. After a fashion.|
|Come with Me if you want him to Live||August 13th, 2020||Alison Blair makes a leap of faith to save another hero|
|High Fashion!||August 10th, 2020||Dazzler and Alice discuss concert fashion.|
|Getting Some Exercise||July 28th, 2020||Dazzler, Pixie and Shadowcat meet in the back yard. Cool drinks and gossip!|
|Girls' Night||July 27th, 2020||Andrea meets Dazzler in a club. Dancing! Selfies! Concert-talk!|
|Preparing for the Show||July 11th, 2020||Ali runs into Alice. The two make costume plans.|
|Dinner with Dazzler||June 21st, 2020||Andrea has a proper fan girl moment with Dazzler. They talk business and life.|
|Dazzler's Return Tour!||June 19th, 2020||Dazzler returns to the Mansion, meets an old friend and makes a new one.|
|Late Breakfast||June 19th, 2020||Alison runs into Priss at breakfast; the two discuss show-business.|
|Blank Space||November 20th, 2019||Andrea and Dazzler has a long talk about their careers and ambitions. Player 3 has entered the game.|
|That's Not Weird, Is It||November 20th, 2019||Dazzler and Multiple Man hit the town. They are almost definitely banned from Harlem's Paradise.|
|The Tao of Taleggio||November 19th, 2019||The wisdom of the mother of all comfort foods is explored and shared amongst friends and family. Life, happiness, holidays, and the wisdom of seeking help are discussed, with a sprinkling of play-boxing as well!|
|Grabbing coffee with popstar besties.||November 19th, 2019||Drake and Dazzler go shopping for her concert. She is still popular. He is now a butler.|
|In the Lab||November 18th, 2019||Twinkies were had by all! A plan was formed for a troubled student, and a concert is planned!|
|Midnight Snacking||November 8th, 2019||abd that was that|
|A Night at the Roc... Errr Club Evolution.||November 6th, 2019||Music plans and romance plans are made|
|Chance Encounters in the front yard||November 3rd, 2019||Fans are met and declarations made at the meeting of many in mid-autumn.|
|Bonfire fun||November 2nd, 2019||People come, people go. Smores are made, hot dogs are eaten, and good times are had by all.|
|Andrea FINALLY meets her Idol.||October 31st, 2019||Andrea meets Allison for the first time.|
|Log 8684||August 7th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Grassroots||July 25th, 2019||Daz finds solace in a grassroots protest, and Scott has to talk her down when they're found out by Betsy.|
|Her Rock||July 23rd, 2019||Alison calls on Sean, when life begins to drown her|
|Rules Break Like the Dawn||July 22nd, 2019||Dazzler and Cyclops confront a difficult choice and step into something new.|
|...As a Kite||July 20th, 2019||Scott checks in on Alison in Medbay after the attack in the Coffeehouse.|
|That's So Cony||July 20th, 2019||Dazzler and Cyclops go out to grab a bite. They keep Cyclops' cover but break The Rules.|
|First Strike||July 19th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Little Help Here..||July 18th, 2019||Alison and Scott talk security at her upcoming concert.|
|Grinding on Stone||July 17th, 2019||Dazzler and Cyclops have coffee and catch up.|
|Burgers Make Better||July 11th, 2019||Illyana, Alison, Theresa and Scott have burgers and very filling salad sandwiches in the backyard.|
|X-Mission in Canada||July 10th, 2019||The Xmen go on a mission.|
|Where the path Leads||July 1st, 2019||Dazzler and Banshee discuss the rough patch mutants are suffering.|
|Sentinels: Meet the Mold - Team 1||June 29th, 2019||Team 1 lays down a major distraction with an attack on the factory. Master Mold reacts with extreme force.|
|1-2-3 Soundcheck||June 7th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Is the Drazzler hanging out again||November 8th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Brunchin' It Up||October 17th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Honky Tonk Woman||October 17th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Meeting for Breakfast||March 26th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Catching Up||March 22nd, 2018||Summary needed|
|Just Another Breakfast||February 28th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Danger, Kitora Alua! Danger!||February 28th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Another Day in the Diner||February 21st, 2018||Ali and Alex decide on a plan to get the teenagers to wake up.|
|The Aftermath||February 20th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Making the Call||February 12th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Drake is home! (But in one piece||January 22nd, 2018||Dazzler, Green Lantern and Lar pays a visit.|
|Drake Let's Dazzler Know He's Alive||January 20th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Performance Class||January 13th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Dazzling Dimensions of Danger||January 3rd, 2018||Dazzler and Havok kick a monster's ass and then catch up on old times.|
|First Day||January 2nd, 2018||Summary needed|
|Coffee for Two||December 28th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Twas the Saturday before Christmas...||December 23rd, 2017||Summary needed|
|Shine, Dazzler, Shine||December 20th, 2017||Summary needed|
|An Artistic Temperament||December 17th, 2017||Summary needed|
|One Night Only!||July 16th, 2017||Summary needed|
|What Can I Do For You||July 9th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Fight Club: The First Night Of Fight Club||July 9th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Poker Night OF WAR||June 18th, 2017||Ben Grimm's famous poker game brings in so many interesting people|
|Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!||June 16th, 2017||Ali deals with Alternate Self Chores, crosses paths with Jess during a stakeout.|
|Log||June 14th, 2017||Summary needed|
|GateKeeping||June 11th, 2017||May brings Dazzler to SHIELD for a talk|
|Log||June 11th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Born to be Wilde||June 10th, 2017||Summary needed|
|It's Showtime!||June 6th, 2017||A Brand New Universe for a Brand New Dazzler; Polaris makes the catch.|
|Tempo Rubato, Prestissimo!||June 6th, 2017||Alison tries to settle into her other version's spot in the mansion, and ends up meeting a prospective student.|
|The Reality Marble||May 19th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Concert at The Tunnel (with Dazzler)||May 13th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Home is Where the Mind Is||May 1st, 2017||Summary needed|
|A Case of Mistaken Hostelry||April 30th, 2017||Lucy finds her way to someplace she has been searching for. Alison is confronted with an ardent fan.|
|About Uncle Lex||April 29th, 2017||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaTQ5-XfMM|
|The Dazzler||April 24th, 2017||Summary needed.|
|The Little Blue Man||April 24th, 2017||Summary needed.|
|Everyone Likes Hockey, Right||April 18th, 2017||Hockey brings out a variety of people.|
|Backyard||April 18th, 2017||Residents at Xavier's gather to chat and play pokemon (Not really)|
|...and the Holograms||April 8th, 2017||Elycia Kreiger heads to Subway only to meet the one and only Dazzler|
|What Chocolate||April 7th, 2017||After the attempted robbery at the Mint, Crusader and Dazzler meet. A bag of dropped chocolates mysteriously disappear!|
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