Real name: Sooraya Qadir
Species: Human Mutant
Eyes: Black
Base: Xavier Institute,
Academy of Tomorrow
Affiliations: X-Men, Hellions (formerly)
Abilities: Able to transform into and control a malleable sand form

Dust, real name Sooraya Qadir, is a mutant with the ability to transform her body into a malleable cloud of dust. She was recruited as a member of the Hellions before defecting to the X-Men.


Sooraya Qadir was born in Afghanistan and possesses the mutant power to turn herself into a sand-like substance. She was found by Emma Frost and brought to the Academy of Tomorrow, where she trained in using her powers and becoming a member of the Hellions with the code name 'Dust'. Prior to joining the Academy, Sooraya owed a thankful debt for Superman when he saved a relief ship carrying medical supplies that went to Afghanistan and provided a treatment for Sooraya who was suffering a very bad sickness at the time.

When the Hellions were forced to act against the X-Men, Sooraya had her doubts about Emma's claims that they 'had' to oppose Superman from the beginning, with her issues with her team coming to a head when Selene appeared, the Black Queen going so far as to proclaim herself a god. Following the defeat of the Hellfire Club and Emma's closure of her Academy, Sooraya was the only member of the Hellions to accept the offer to join the Xavier Institute, where she has become one of the new students. She is particularly fond of Illyana Rasputina, who is the only member of the Institute so far to have seen her face.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

She has the ability to turn her entire body into sand or create it herself through willpower, she usually uses it to create sandstorms or sand tornados both of which she uses as an attack; and a retreat when escaping from overwhelming forces making her seemingly disappear into thin air.



Background informationEdit

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