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Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)

The Religious Affiliation of
Rockslide
Santo Vaccarro

Religion: Catholic CBR Scale: I

Name: Rockslide

Alter Ego: Santo Vaccarro

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: New Mutants (vol. 2) #7 (Jan. 2004): "The Ties That Bind, Part 1"

Creators: Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 82

Teams/Affiliations: X-Men; Young X-Men; New X-Men; Xavier Institute: Hellions squad

Race: Hispanic

Gender: male

Excerpts

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.

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.

Devout Muslim heroine Dust reproves teammate Rockslide for ogling their quary: Magma (wearing tight-fitting jogging attire).

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?

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?

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 9, panels 1-3. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: heroes don't kill; Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)

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.

Rockslide invokes Holy God!

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)

Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)


This character is in the following 39 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Astonishing X-Men (vol. 3) #13 (Apr. 2006): "Torn: Part One"
Avengers Academy #38 (Dec. 2012): "Crosstown Rivals"
Dark Avengers
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (Nov. 2009): "Utopia: Conclusion" (6-panel cameo)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1" (5-panel cameo)
New Mutants
New X-Men
Scarlet Spider
Uncanny X-Men
X-Men
X-Men: Divided We Stand
X-Men: Legacy
Young X-Men


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Rockslide.html
  - http://www.comicvine.com/rockslide/29-40456/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/rnroc.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/hellfhelz.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/xaxz.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/yfyz.htm