Bling (Character)


Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Peter Milligan and Salvador Larroca

1st appearance: X-Men, vol. 2 #171

Real Name: Roxanne Washington

Nationality: United States

Team Affiliations: X-men

Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record

Height: 5’8                     Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Brown                    Hair: Black

Relatives: Roy “Daddy Libido” Washington (Father), Angel “Sexy Mutha” Depres (Mother)

Skills and abilities: Trained hand to hand combatant and capable leader.

Powers: Roxy is a mutant whose bone Marrow produces diamond hard shards which protrude from her body as spikes and covers her body in a crystal like substance. She is able to expel the shards from her body as high speeds like a projectile attack. The substance which covers her body gives her resistance to injury and grants enhanced strength.

The celebrity daughter of hip hop stars Roy “Daddy Libido” Washington and Angel “Sexy Mutha” Depres, Roxy was dancing in her parents music videos from an early age. During puberty her powers manifested and she turned her back on the music industry to enroll in the Xavier’s institute. She was assigned to Gambit’s squad where she was taught hand to hand combat and became team leader. When Mystique in the disguise of new mutant “Foxx” infiltrated the team she revealed an attraction to her.

On M-day she retained her powers but lost in Emma Frost’s showdown in the Danger room resulting in her not being trained as an x-man. This however doesn’t stop her from being taken to Limbo and tortured when Illyana Rasputin is returned to life. When Apocalypse returns she is given front line duty and was highly recommended by Rogue and Havok to join the jr X-men team.  Roxy however wasn’t interested and was even contemplating leaving the x-men when the government started treating Xavier’s as an internment camp. She accompanies the x-men when they go to San Francisco and establish Utopia. Along with Frenzy and Nekra she took on Ms Marvel. Later on she is captured by Emplate who uses her as food. She is eventually rescued by Rogue and confides in her friends she has a crush on her.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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