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BLINK
Author : Binaryan (Ryan Jones)Last Modified : Aug 14, 2010


BLINK

Real Name: Clarice Ferguson
Former Aliases:none

Height:

5'5"
Weight: 125 lbs.


Hair color:


Magenta
Eyes: White with pale blue pupils
X X
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #317
X X
Known Relatives:Apocalypse (distant ancestor),
Margaret Slade (great-great-great-
XXXgrand-mother),
Fredrick Slade (great-great grandfather),
Hamilton Slade (great-great-granduncle),
Jonothan Starsmore/Chamber and other
XXXmembers of Clan Akkaba (distant relatives)

Profession:

none
Group Affiliation: Selene's Inner Circle, Clan Akkaba

Powers:

manifests spatial-shearing ability as teleportation fields that displace objects upon contact, either teleporting them away or disrupting them on a molecular level




BIOGRAPHY
The origins of the young mutant called Blink stretch back to the Victorian era and the vast machinations of the immortal mutant Apocalypse. After leaving Egypt, Apocalypse traveled the world, spawning innumerable offspring. The descendants of Apocalypse called themselves Clan Akkaba and, through the ages, challenged each other in contests to attain the title of “fittest” according to Apocalypse’s beliefs. The fates of this often contentious group were guided by Apocalypse’s servant Ozymandias. After a conflict with Dracula left the Clan Akkaba nearly destroyed, Ozymandias decided to revitalize the Clan himself. He hired a prostitute called Miss Ferguson to have intimate relations with the catatonic Fredrick Slade, one of the only surviving members of Clan Akkaba. Fredrick possessed a form of teleportation which he passed on to his great-great granddaughter, Clarice Ferguson. [X-Men: Apocalypse/Dracula #4]


Little has been revealed about Clarice’s early life. Her powers manifested when she was a teenager and did so quite tragically. When she first used her powers, she was knocked unconscious. When she awoke, she found herself in a pool of blood. At the time, she vowed to never use her powers against another living being again. However, she did not count on becoming the target of the deadly Phalanx in their plot to dominate the planet. Clarice was one of a handful of young mutants identified by Charles Xavier as the next generation of potential X-Men. Before he had a chance to contact Clarice and the others on this list, his files were stolen by the Phalanx. The Phalanx abducted Clarice along with three other mutants: Monet St Croix, Paige Guthrie and Angelo Espinoza. They were taken to an abandoned naval ship in San Diego Bay and held for observation and assimilation into their collective. [Uncanny X-Men #317]


The young mutants forged a quick bond during their captivity and worked together to overcome their captors. When their Phalanx captor Harvest revealed himself, Blink did not hesitate to use her deadly powers to try and free herself and her new friends. It was not long before the young mutant calling herself Monet St. Croix devised a means of escaping
their prison. The Phalanx responded quickly to retrieve their young test subjects and Blink was forced once again to use her powers against them. The quartet held out as long as they were able but were about to be recaptured when a band of mutants led by Banshee arrived to rescue them. Together, they fought Harvest in a desperate bid for freedom.


Despite their best efforts, Harvest rose again driven by his all-consuming hatred for mutantkind. He subdued Banshee and Sabretooth, leaving the young mutants who would one day form Generation X to defend themselves or surrender to the Phalanx. Realizing that Harvest wouldn't stop until he killed her friends and eradicated all mutants, Clarice summoned the courage to use her powers against the Phalanx. She caught Harvest and the Phalanx’s floating headquarters in an immense field of teleportational energy that sliced it into countless pieces. Blink herself was trapped within the field. Banshee grasped her and desperately tried to pull her free but it was no use. She was gone, seemingly consumed by her own powers. [X-Men (2nd series) #37]


However, Blink did not perish. Instead, she spent years trapped within an interspatial rift. During this period, Clarice was in constant agony and confusion. Her cries of pain were sensed by Selene, who traveled to the spot where Blink had sacrificed herself. Using her sorcery, Selene freed the girl from her interdimensional prison. Disoriented and in shock, Clarice was assured by Selene that all would be well now. Selene also claimed that Emma Frost and the X-Men had been aware of Blink’s torment but abandoned her because they feared her power. The Black Queen offered to help Blink end the endless cycle of pain and betrayal that has been her existence since the manifestation of her mutant powers. Over the course of several weeks, Selene helped Clarice recover and embrace the deadlier side of her powers of teleportation. The once noble and brave young mutant soon became a hardened killer under Selene’s dark tutelage. [X Necrosha: The Gathering]




Blink proved to be a worthy addition to Selene’s inner circle. She supported Selene unquestioningly, using her teleportation powers to ferry Selene’s forces around the globe. Her loyalty was tested when her teammate, Eli Bard, asked her to help him recover Selene’s spirit blade. Bard had claimed to be in possession of the spirit blade and didn’t want Selene to notice that he had lost it, so he asked Clarice to keep their efforts a secret. Blink feigned cooperation and then teleported Bard to her mistress to report his duplicity.


Following Selene’s orders, Blink teleported the inner circle to Utopia where they battled the X-Men. Emma Frost was distraught to see Clarice, as she had truly believed her dead. However, Clarice didn’t seem to notice. Instead, she proved herself a ruthless opponent as she used her spatial-shearing power to shatter Archangel metallic wings. Once the group retrieved the spirit blade, they returned to Genosha, where Selene completed the spell that would transform her into a true goddess.





When X-Force made their way to Genosha in order to oppose Selene’s coven, Blink faced off against the Vanisher, whose teleportation proved a match for her own. As the battle continued, she watched as Selene’s plot unraveled before her. Seeing her mistress defeated and nearly all her allies killed, Blink teleported away from the battle, having been gravely wounded herself by Archangel. [X-Force (3rd series) #21-25] Her current whereabouts and plans are unknown.




ALTERNATE VERSIONS



It is rare that an Alternate Version of a character from the Marvel Universe becomes more noteworthy than the original. However, the Blink from the Age of Apocalypse reality is one notable exception. AoA's Blink was one of a handful of characters who escaped that reality before what appeared to be its imminent destruction and has since become a prominent character in her own right. Read the complete Spotlight of this Blink and other Alternate Versions HERE.

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