BLINKY

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (species unrevealed)

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Absorbing Man (Carl Creel), Ahura, Auran, Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Grid (Dinesh Deol), Iso (Xiaoyi Chen), Juancarlo, Lockjaw, Frank McGee, Metal Master (Molyb), Monsteroso, Naja, Ozzie, Raava the Un-Skrulled, Thor (Odinson), Titania (Mary MacPherran), Wrecking Crew (Bulldozer/Henry Camp, Piledriver/Brian Calusky, Thunderball/Elliot Franklin, Wrecker/Dirk Garthwaite), X-Men (Jean Grey, Marvel Girl/Rachel Summers, Wolverine/Laura Kinney)

Enemies: Debt-Worm, the Jailer, Londal the Rich, Spyder, the Tribe (Furball, Jack Chain, Lash, Sheath)

Known Relatives: Unidentified parents, Ygyzys (brother, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New Attilan;
   formerly the Land of a Hundred Bazaars

First Appearance: Black Bolt#1 (July, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: A member of an unidentified alien race, Blinky has blue skin and multiple eyeballs on her otherwise humanoid form. Blinky has access to an Inner Eye that manifests itself on her forehead and allows her to access telepathic abilities, including sharing memories and feelings with others, limited ability to read the minds of others, and to project small mind blasts. Blinky once carried the consciousness of the Jailer, who trapped Blinky in her own mind and took over her body for a time, growing it to giant proportions before it later returned to normal. Blinky has been killed and resurrected multiple times by the Jailer. The full extent of her powers are unrevealed.

Height: 4' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Multi-colored
Hair: Blue

History:
(Black Bolt#3 (fb) - BTS) - On her home planet, Blinky lived in the Six Hundred Bazaars, where she would use her inner eye to determine who to pickpocket, avoiding those who were inclined to violence or who did not have much money.

(Black Bolt#6 (fb) - BTS) - Blinky lost her brother, Ygyzys.

(Black Bolt#9 (fb) - BTS) - Blinky's parents sold her in the Blue Bazaar.

(Black Bolt#2 (fb) - BTS) - Blinky sought to steal two rubychips from Londal the Rich, enough to purchase her own dinner, but Londal apprehended her.

(Black Bolt#7 (fb) - BTS) - Called the Boss of a Hundred Bazaars by some, Londal tortured Blinky, using the Debt-Worm, a creature which slowly consumed flesh and caused great pain.

(Black Bolt#2 (fb) - BTS) - Londal sentenced Blinky to be tortured for the rest of her life by the Jailer, who could kill and resurrect his captives. Blinky met other captives, including Absorbing Man, Molyb, and Raava. They learned to avoid Spyder, another prisoner who agreed to work for the Jailer in exchange for certain privileges. The Jailer enjoyed torturing Blinky to torture the other prisoners, and the Jailer would kill anyone who tried to rescue Blinky, including Creel more than once. Creel came to understand that the Jailer was meant to inflict suffering on the prisoners by any means necessary.

(Black Bolt#1) - Black Bolt escaped his restraints and found Blinky being tortured. He sought to rescue her, but she was already dead. Black Bolt was soon killed by the Jailer, and he woke up in his cell, where Blinky, alive again, introduced herself.

(Black Bolt#2 (fb) - BTS) - Jailer spent weeks torturing and killing Black Bolt before moving on to another prisoner.

(Black Bolt#2) - When Black Bolt awakened, Blinky was there to greet him, and she introduced him to Absorbing Man and Molyb, who helped Black Bolt realize that his powers weren't working and thus Black Bolt could speak. Spyder entered and tried suffocating Creel with a web before Black Bolt forced Spyder to release Creel.

(Black Bolt#3 (fb) - BTS) - Blinky and Molyb worked together to find a way to temporarily blind the Jailer. Molyb then freed Creel, Raava, and Black Bolt from their cells.

(Black Bolt#3) - Black Bolt incapacitated Spyder, returning the prison control device to Molyb, who then used it to restore the super powers of the others. Blinky summoned her inner eye before they met the prisoner Monsteroso, and Blinky used her powers to make allies with the giant creature. They found a combustion engine that seemed to feed on prisoner pain, then Blinky cried out as the Jailer approached. The Jailer approached and Black Bolt was able to repel him with a series of blows. They stepped into the next room, where they found several giant body parts in containment units. Black Bolt screamed as he launched himself at the giant telepathic head, overcome by the psychic energy.

(Black Bolt#5 (fb) - BTS) - Molyb and Blinky were bound together for several days, slowly suffocated and revived repeatedly.

(Black Bolt#5) - Black Bolt and Absorbing Man freed Blinky and Molyb, restoring their powers. Black Bolt forced Spyder to show them where Raava was, then Molyb freed her from her chains. When Spyder sent robot drones against them, Molyb easily defeated them, but Spyder shot Lockjaw, Black Bolt's faithful dog, and Black Bolt lashed out at Spyder in retaliation. They soon discovered the truth about the Jailer, who had initially been a prisoner before taking over the prison and feeding off the criminals there for centuries.

(Black Bolt#6) - Blinky saw a mental image of Ygyzys and realized the Jailer was manipulating them all. When Molyb was overcome by the visions, he lashed out at the others, and Raava had to stab Molyb to stop him from killing the others. Blinky sensed the source of the psychic attacks and led the others directly to the Jailer, and they stopped to marvel at the stars outside before facing their captor directly. In order to bypass the Jailer's impenetrable psychic shield, Blinky formed a psychic connection between Creel and the Jailer. Creel, having replicated Black Bolt's voice, blew the Jailer apart. Creel, before seemingly dying, made Blinky promise to get some milk chocolate ice cream. After saying goodbye to Raava and Molyb (who was okay), Blinky asked Black Bolt if she could go with him to Earth, knowing there was no place for her back on her home planet. Lockjaw soon joined them.

(Black Bolt#7) - On their long flight home through space, Blinky dreamed of Londal the Rich, and she awakened realizing she had projected the dream so Black Bolt could see it. Blinky helped mentally calm Monsteroso, who they soon returned to his alien parents. After Black Bolt successfully shot down enemy ships that tried to detain them, Blinky cried, having felt their deaths with her inner eye, then she was thrilled to see Lockjaw emerge from the healing tanks. They soon arrived on Earth, where they received a message from Iso, the leader of the Inhumans in New Attilan.

(Black Bolt#8) - After Iso invited them to land, Blinky used her inner eye to sense the number of people on Earth, and she was overwhelmed about the powerful minds there and all the technology. When they landed in the city, Iso, Grid, Naja, Auran, and Frank McGee were ready to attack, assuming it was Maximus in disguise. They realized quickly that it was actually Black Bolt when Lockjaw appeared. Blinky used her powers to telepathically share with those nearby how Black Bolt had suffered in prison. After Iso updated Black Bolt on recent events, Blinky reminded him that they'd promised to find Absorbing Man's wife. Panacea entered to heal the others. As Panacea healed Blinky, she sensed that some of her cells were much older than the others. Ahura arrived to confront Black Bolt, who surprised his son by hugging him. Lockjaw teleported Black Bolt and Blinky into the city, where they met Creel's wife, Titania.

(Black Bolt#9) - Titania initially attacked Black Bolt and Blinky, who was soon able to share her memories of Creel with Titania, then they gave her Creel's ball and chain. To celebrate Creel's life, they had drinks and ice cream with his friends, including Ozzie and Juancarlo, then held a funeral days later, and Blinky's inner eye felt overloaded in the cemetary sensing all the dead. When they met Captain America, Blinky called him pretty and shared her memories of Creel with him. The Wrecking Crew and Thor attended the funeral, and Blinky spoke of Creel's heroism. Later, the Tribe attacked Black Bolt, Blinky, and Titania. They kidnapped Blinky, teleporting away.

(Black Bolt#10) - When Titania and Black Bolt battled the Tribe in Orollan, Lash held Blinky by the head, threatening to kill her, and her friends surrendered. Black Bolt broke free and freed Titania and Blinky, who cried out about her powers being out of control. Blinky suddenly transformed into a giant version of the Jailer, shouting about penance.

(Black Bolt#11) - The Jailer, in Blinky's form, seemingly killed Jack Chains before defeating Lash, then Titania attacked, but Black Bolt rushed her to safety and returned to battle the Jailer himself. Blinky was trapped in an astral form, not in control of her own body, and she soon saw Ahura's astral form and realized Black Bolt, who was overwhelmed by the Jailer's power, must have called him there. Blinky and Ahura saw the Jailer's astral form attack them, and they soon came across memories of Black Bolt being experimented on by his parents, Agon and Rynda.

(Black Bolt#12) - Blinky and Ahura got pulled deeper into Black Bolt's memories, and Blinky discovered he could dispel the nightmares with mind-blasts. They fled as the Jailer took on Agon's face and chased them, but Black Bolt seized control and fought back with his voice, just as the revived Absorbing Man and Titania attacked, having been brought by Lockjaw. The Jailer was defeated and he faded away. Blinky hugged Creel, then ended up staying with he and Titania at their home for a time, trying ice cream. Blinky had thoughts of returning to her home planet and uniting the people there to overthrow their oppressors.

(X-Men Red Annual#1) - In New Attilan, Jean Grey, Marvel Girl, and Wolverine arrived to question Black Bolt, and Blinky spoke for the king, and she heard Jean Grey offer him an apology for past pain.

Comments: Created by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward.

Thanks to Markus Raymond for the Debt-Worm image and the main (she doesn't have three left arms...it is just her waving).

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Blinky has no known connections to:


Debt-Worm

(Black Bolt#7 (fb) ) - Called the Boss of a Hundred Bazaars by some, Londal tortured Blinky, using the Debt-Worm, a creature which slowly consumed flesh and caused great pain.

--Black Bolt#7 (fb)


Londal the Rich

(Black Bolt#2 (fb) - BTS) - Blinky sought to steal two rubychips from Londal the Rich, enough to purchase her own dinner, but Londal apprehended her.

(Black Bolt#7 (fb) ) - Called the Boss of a Hundred Bazaars by some, Londal tortured Blinky, using the Debt-Worm, a creature which slowly consumed flesh and caused great pain.

(Black Bolt#2 (fb) - BTS) - Londal sentenced Blinky to be tortured for the rest of her life by the Jailer.

--Black Bolt#2 ([Black Bolt#2 (fb)], 7 (fb), [2 (fb)]


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Ygyzys

(Black Bolt#6 (fb) - BTS) - Blinky lost his brother, Ygyzys.

(Black Bolt#6 - BTS) - Blinky saw a mental image of Ygyzys and realized the Jailer was manipulating them all.

--Black Bolt#6 ([Black Bolt#6 (fb)], [6]


images: (without ads)
Black Bolt#2, p2, pan5 (main)
Black Bolt#6, p20, pan3 (face)
Black Bolt#3, p11, pan4 (Inner Eye)
Black Bolt#10, p22, pan1 (merged with Jailer)
X-Men Red Annual#1, p18, pan2 (in New Attilan)
Black Bolt#7, p7, pan3 (Debt-Worm)
Black Bolt#6, p1, pan4 (Ygyzys image)
Black Bolt#8, p8, pan1 (Londal the Rich, in dream)


Appearances:
Black Bolt#1-4 (July-October, 2017) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt#5 (November, 2017) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Frazer Irving, Christian Ward (artists), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt#6 (December, 2017) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt#7 (January, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Frazer Irving (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt#8-9 (February-March, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt#10 (April, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward, Stephanie Hans (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt#11-12 (May-June, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
X-Men Red Annual#1 (July, 2018) - Tom Taylor (writer), Pascal Alixe (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)


First Posted: 10/02/2020
Last updated: 10/02/2020

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