Real Name: Roxy Washington
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Diamond Skin: Bling’s bone marrow is able to produce diamond shards of varying quality, giving her skin a crystalline appearance.
Diamond Shards: able to expel shards from her body at high velocity from her skin.
Roxy Washington was born into hip-hop "royalty" as the daughter of Roy "Daddy Libido" Washington and Angel "Sexy Mutha" Depres. Having appeared in her parents' rap videos from a young age, Washington was often targeted by would-be kidnappers and assassins.
Destined to follow in her parents' footsteps, Washington turned her back on that life and enrolled as a student at the Xavier Institute under the tutelage of Gambit. It appears that Washington is more concerned with improving herself rather than the escalating human/mutant situation. Her school record shows her to be a good and attentive student with a strong sense of responsibility.
As a member of Gambit's Squad, Washington was forced to deal with the arrival of newcomer Foxx's infatuation with her teacher, despite being attracted to Foxx herself, until Foxx was revealed to be the shapeshifting Mystique.
Bling retained her powers after M-Day. She has been seen helping out with Havok's squad during the Sentinels' arrival and Apocalypse's return due to lack of members, particularly Polaris's depowerment, Wolverine's frequent disappearances, and Gambit's betrayal. It is unknown what her current status (trainee, junior member?) is in the X-Men.
Bling is seen captured by Belasco in Limbo, alongside most of the other students.
First Appearance: X-Men (1991) #171
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Age of X: Universe (2011)
#2 All-New X-Men (2013)
- 'Age of X Universe Chapter 2'
Avengers Academy (2010)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus (2009)
#1 Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia (2009)
- 'Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Conclusion'
Heroic Age: X-Men (2011)
Marvel Digital Holiday Special (2008)
Nation X (2010)
New Mutants (2009)
#13 New X-Men (2001)
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 7'#14
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 11'
#140 New X-Men (2004)
- 'Murder at the Mansion'
#23 Ryhmä-X / X-Men (1984)
- 'Childhood's End, Part 4'#32
- 'Whatever Happened to Wither?'#35
- 'Mercury Falling: Part 3'#38
- 'Quest for Magik: Part 1'
Second Coming: Prepare (2010)
Uncanny X-Force (2010)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
#493 Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
- 'Messiah CompleX, Chapter Six'#513
- 'Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Part 2'
#18 Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega (2012)
- 'Dance Like There's No Tomorrow'#19
- 'More Pencils, More Books, More Teachers' Dirty Looks'#21
- 'The Greatest Freakshow on Earth'#29
- 'Key to the Future'
#2 World War Hulk: X-Men (2007)
- 'Alpha & Omega part 2'#3
- 'Alpha & Omega part 3'
#1 X-Men (1991)
- 'Hard Questions'#2
- 'Sworn to Protect'
#171 X-Men (2010)
- 'Dangerous Liaisons'#172
- 'The Foxx in the Attic'#174
- 'Election Day'#177
- 'House Arrest, Part 1: Losing It'#179
- 'House Arrest Part 3: Togetherness'#181
- 'What Lorna Saw, Part 2: The Leper Queen'#184
- 'The Blood of Apocalypse, Part 3: War--What is it Good For?'#185
- 'The Blood of Apocalypse, Part 4: Love and Death'#186
- 'The Blood of Apocalypse, Part 5: The Battle of the East River'#187
- 'The Blood of Apocalypse, Epilogue: The Future'
#5 X-Men (2013)
- 'Curse of the Mutants Part Five'#11
- 'Blood Hunt'
#1 X-Men Legacy (2008)
- 'Primer Part 1 Of 3'
Annual 01 X-Men: Regenesis (2011)
- 'Devil at the Crossroads: Part 1'#228
- 'Devil at the Crossroads: Part 2'#229
- 'Devil at the Crossroads: Part 3'#230
- 'Devil at the Crossroads: Part 4'#234
- 'The Telltale Heart'#237
- 'Second Coming: Chapter 12'#242
- 'Fables of the Reconstruction: Part 1'#244
- 'None So Blind'#245
- 'Age of X, Chapter 1'#250#260.1#261#263#264
X-Men: Second Coming (2010)
X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)
Xavier Institute Students
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