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Dazzler is a comic book superhero from the Marvel Comics universe. During her lifetime, she has used the aliases Disco Dazzler, Sandy Blossom, and Lightengale, along with her real name, Alison Blaire. She first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #130.

Blaire is a mutant who possesses the ability to convert sound into light.


Alison was born in Gardendale, New York to Carter and Katherine Blaire on an unspecified date. Her mutant powers first manifested when she was in high school. An aspiring singer, she had been hired to sing at school dance when her light-generating abilities first appeared. Everyone at the dance assumed it was special effects, and this assumption would continue until she was revealed as a mutant.

Using the stage name the Dazzler, she set out to make a name for herself in the music industry using her light powers to back up her incredible voice. Few but those closest to her knew she was actually a mutant. Time and time again after meeting the X-Men for the first time, she found herself using her abilities to fight ordinary criminals and rogue superhumans.

After moving to Los Angeles from New York City, she was revealed to the general population by her then-lover and then-producer Roman Nekoboh to be a mutant. This revelation destroyed her reputation entirely and she was forced into obscurity to continue her career. She ended up possessed by another mutant named Malice, who was later exorcised and is presumed dead.

After her experience with Malice, she sought out the X-Men and requested training from them in her superhuman abilities. As a result, she is much more adept in the use of her powers than she was before.

She recently returned from the Mojoverse, where she had been living with her companion (husband?) Longshot. The two had been named rulers there and along with caring for the X-Babies, they were trying to rebuild the Mojoverse into a much more hospitable place. Her musical style has once again become popular, and she has returned to her singing career.

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