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Blink (Marvel)
Real Name: Clarice Ferguson
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Spatial disruption

Blink was first introduced in the "Phalanx Covenant" storyline, in which the extraterrestrially-derived techno-organic beings called the Phalanx captured her and several other young mutants to assimilate their powers. This version of Blink was tense and panicky and frightened of her powers (having "woken up in a pool of blood" after she first used them). Clarice could not properly control her powers, and apparently was unable to teleport anything in an intact form. Instead, any object or person caught in Blink's teleportation field, also known as a "blink wave", would be shredded. She eventually used her abilities to "cut-up" Harvest, a Phalanx entity guarding her and her peers, but apparently was caught in her own teleportation field and died in the process. Because of her sacrifice, the remaining captives were set free and became the X-Men junior team Generation X.

During 'Dark Reign' when Hercules travels to the Underworld, Blink was among the dead characters seen in Erebus gambling for their resurrection.

Prior to the events of Necrosha, Selene begins gathering her new Inner Circle consisting of mutants with death-related powers. She finds Blink stranded in another realm where she remained in a somewhat dead state, all the while suffering in agony. After healing Blink, Selene informs her she's been looking for her for some time and could hear her cries for help. Selene then tells her Emma Frost could hear her as well but did nothing and left her behind saying she was too dangerous to save. Selene then convinces her to join her cause claiming to be able to put an end to her cycle of pain and betrayal. Several weeks later, Selene and Blink go to New Orleans where she kills a man, using her powers to split him into numerous fragments and takes his mansion as a new base.

She is later seen going with Selene to her birthplace, then to Rome and New York where they slaughter the New York branch of the Hellfire Club. She then teleports Selene's forces to Utopia where they attack the X-Men before teleporting back to her Queen.

When Selene dispatches her Inner Circle to fetch the mystical knife necessary to complete her ritual, Blink teleports them onto Utopia. In the confrontation, she is recognised by Emma Frost. During the fight, she and Senyaka attack Archangel, Senyaka ensnaring him with his coils and restraining him before Blink uses her powers to destroy Archangel's wings.

When Selene started absorbing souls, Blink teleported more mutants for her. During the final battle, she is able to avoid Domino's shots but Vanisher is able to stop her teleporting and she is attacked by Archangel in retaliation for her previous attack on him. After Selene's death, Blink is able to escape.

Blink later attempted to resurrect Selene in Eastern Europe, but failed. The X-Men, with Doctor Strange, confront her and Strange is able to reverse Selene's control. Feeling awful about what she had done, she teleports away after refusing Emma Frost's invitation to join the X-Men.

An alternate version of this Blink appeared in What If? vol. 2 #75. In this story, Blink survives, but the other young mutants die in her place. Blink ends up in the realm of the cosmic entity known as the In-Betweener, and seems to kill him in battle. Blink uses her newfound reality-warping powers to "improve" the world, and among other things causes human/mutant conflict to end. However, when she attempts to save the members of Generation X from their deaths, the resulting paradox (if Generation X survived, then Blink could never gain her new powers in the first place) caused reality itself to begin disintegrating. Ultimately, Blink undid all the changes she had made, and the In-Betweener revealed that he had not died at all. He then took Blink on as his apprentice, training her in the proper use of her new powers. In the Ultimate Marvel universe, a pink-skinned young girl with purple hair and a diamond in the center of the forehead is one of the mutants who appear on-screen as potential candidates for Emma Frost's mutant group. However, she was ultimately rejected. Later, Blink is mentioned as having participated in the premiere episode of a mutant-hunting game show run by Mojo Adams.

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #317

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Issue Appearances:
Cable (2017)
Exiles (2018)
Heroic Age: X-Men (2011)
Incredible Hercules (2008)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
New Mutants (2009)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Secret Warriors (2017)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
What If...? (1989)
X Necrosha (2009)
X Necrosha: The Gathering (2010)
X-Force (2008)
X-Men (1991)
X-Men: To Serve And Protect (2011)

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Generation X (Marvel)
New Mutants (Marvel)

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