Alter Ego: Santo Vaccarro
First Appearance: New Mutants (vol. 2) #7 (Jan. 2004): "The Ties That Bind, Part 1"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 82
BELOW: Rockslide starts to say that being struck by teammate Dust in her sandstorm form feels almost "sexual." But Dust, a devout Muslim with a clear sense of morality and propriety, firmly warns him not to say finish the sentence.
Source: Young X-Men #1 (June 2008): "Final Genesis", pg. 3, panels 3-4. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: purity of thought; sexual morality; Muslim; Dust (Sooraya Qadir); Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)
BELOW: Devout Muslim heroine Dust reproves teammate Rockslide for ogling their quary: Magma (wearing tight-fitting jogging attire). Rockslide starts to point out Magma's tight something (probably her derrière). Dust snaps at him before he can finish the sentence.
Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 17, panels 4-5. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: purity of thought; Muslim; Dust (Sooraya Qadir); Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)
BELOW: Rockslide of the Young X-Men is confused by the instructions of leader/teacher Cyclops (actually the villain Donald Pierce in disguse). Rockslide points out that the X-Men don't kill. Right?
BELOW: Rockslide invokes "Holy God!": Young X-Men Rockslide, Wolf Cub and Dust attacked Magma (having been misled by Donald Pierce disguised as Cyclops). Magma super-heated Dust in her sand form, turning her to glass. Rockslide, a nominal Catholic, utters "Holy God!" in shock and perhaps as an unconscious prayer. Coincidentally, the "glassified" Dust (who is a Muslim) appears in this panel remarkably like a statue of the Virgin Mary. This is probably unintentional.
Source: Young X-Men #3 (Aug. 2008): "LifeDeath", pg. 9, panel 2. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder, Kris Justice. See also: invoking deity; Catholic; Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)
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