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Origin

Domino

Domino was the result of top-secret government breeding program known as Project: Armageddon, made specifically to create the perfect weapon and genetically engineer fighting soldiers. Out of the test subjects, Domino was the only survivor but her powers of 'good luck' was deemed a failure in the case of meeting the project's goals. She was freed from the project by her biological mother who left Domino with Father Rudolpho Boschelli, leader of the cult called the Church of the Sacred Heart which was based in Chicago. Domino lived within this cult until she turned thirteen and escaped. She decided to become a freelance mercenary and worked with various government agencies. While working for the NSA, Domino was tasked to guard the genius, Dr. Milo Thurman, whose analytical ability made him too dangerous for the government to set free. While guarding him, Domino and Dr. Thurman somehow fell in love with each other, even going so far as getting married, apparently officially. Dr. Thurman gave Domino the nickname 'Beatrice' due his obsession with Dante's Inferno. When A.I.M soldiers raided the facility, Milo and Domino separated, with Milo believing that Domino was killed during the raid.

Creation

Domino was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. Her first real appearance (since Copycat took her place at first) was in X-Force #8 in March 1992, during a Cable's Flash Back with Wild Pack. The Domino persona, however, was first seen in New Mutants #98. Though her character persona was first drawn by Liefeld, it wasn't until her unveiling that Mark Pacella actually drew the first Domino.

History

Wild Pack/Six Pack

As a mercenary, Domino joins the group the Wild Pack, later called the Six Pack, where she meets the mutant Cable. Much of their contract work involves a businessman named Tolliver. The team is sent on numerous missions of corporate espionage and payback. Domino normally acts as the wise-cracking straight shooter and scout. While Tolliver's contracts normally deal with business overseas, the team still allows themselves to contract elsewhere - one of which is to New Mexico to re-steal an energy fibrillator that HYDRA stole from A.I.M. The contract ends up being a ruse, as the gadget they steal is defective. The team hates being used like this, especially since they were almost blown up, but the check more than compensates for any hurt feelings. Within the group, Domino is closest to Grizzly and Cable.

Cable eventually leads the team to break a contract with Tolliver. On a routine mission in which the Six Pack is checking on an opium route, Domino finds a hidden hatch. The Six Pack does an initial search but, when things begin to look dicey, Domino is keen on getting the team out. Cable ignores her and continues on to meet up with his nemesis, Stryfe. The team narrowly avoids getting blown up (again), but they now have a target on their back, as Tolliver is none too pleased that the Six Pack broke protocol.

This broken contract results in other mercenary groups trying to cash in on the deaths of the Six Pack. In Singapore, the team is fairly well pinned down. Domino dives under a bridge and plants an explosive that effectively takes out each and every enemy.

Cable doesn't much care that the team is targeted and he leads them to one last confrontation with Stryfe. They enter his base and set explosives to go off in a few minutes. Before they can escape, however, Stryfe arrives and takes Kane captive. Domino and Co. want to comply with Stryfe's demands but Cable refuses. Stryfe leaves the Six Pack to die in the explosion. Cable teleports out and leaves Domino and the rest of the team to fend for themselves. Fortunately, she, Grizzly, and G.W. are able to make it out in one piece. The same can't be said for teammates Kane and Hammer. Domino and the rest of the Six Pack carries a grudge against Cable for many years after this.

Guest of Tolliver

XF #14

Domino lays low for a while but is kidnapped by Tolliver and is replaced by the mutant shape shifter, Copycat. Once Cable takes over leadership of Professor X's group of young mutants, the New Mutants, and transforms them into the rapid reaction strike force team known as X-Force, he calls who he thinks is Domino to help him lead the team. Copycat, still posing as Domino, answers the call and grows attached to the team while the real Domino hangs, shackled, to Tolliver's wall. Once Cable learns of Tolliver's hideout, he and Copycat/Domino break in. Cable sees the real Domino and grows confused, as he never new Copycat had taken Domino's place. As Cable fights Deadpool, Domino is freed when a Deadpool sword severs her shackles. She then picks up a gun and blasts the mercenary in the back. Copycat escapes. Cable and Domino then head after Tolliver, but he instructs her to find his X-Force kids. He then blows up Tolliver's helicopter (supposedly killing him) and then bodyslides to the future.

Domino spends the next months trying to locate X-Force. Her first order of business is to find some old teammates. She hooks up with Grizzly in Australia after he slinks away from the X-Force/Weapon: PRIME fight. Finding Hammer, the three break into Department K to find any information possible on Cable and the whereabouts of X-Force. With very limited time to sort through the various encryptions, Hammer has Domino dump all the data into his harddrive. As the download begins, a new team of Weapon: PRIME gets the jump on the troupe. Hammer tells them to go topside through an air conditioning duct. It ends up being a sewage line and Grizzly has a grand time ribbing Domino about her new perfume. Using some of the information they gathered from Department K, they search for Copycat (since she had such intimate knowledge of X-Force). They find her at the mercy of Deadpool and Sluggo. Domino covertly blasts the crap out of the two mercenaries and Copycat begs for her life in exchange for information on X-Force's latest hideout.

Copycat leads the "Three Pack" to the old X-Force hideout in the Adirondack Mountains. When Grizzly relates that he was present at the battle that blew this base up Domino threatens to kill Copycat then and there. Copycat talks Domino into patience and they dig their way into the old base via magnesium strips and Grizzly's brute strength. They find some computers miraculously still online and Copycat gets a trace of X-Force's mutagenic signatures. Following this, they are led to the new X-Force base in Arizona at the old Camp Verde reservation of Warpath's ancestors. Instead of X-Force, however, they find Cable. The Six Pack is back together (as Kane and G.W. Bridge are with Cable), albeit very, very briefly. Hammer threatens to kill Cable and Kane talks him down and the group decides that, while they would like to be together again, they can't if Cable is going to be secretive. He can't promise otherwise and the Six Pack departs, Domino leaving with the team.They participate in a caper with Nomad before

Six Pack is contracted to steal something from NASA and Domino leads the ground team in. Unfortunately, Nomad is contracted to steal the same thing and does so before Six Pack can. Domino manages to find the object but it gets smashed by Nomad before she and the Six Pack can take it to their contractor. Shortly thereafter Cable asks Domino to officially join his team. She does.

In a series of events, Domino and Cable grow closer and they even go on a few dates. Though Domino doesn't acknowledge that he was anything more than a friend, she soon proved herself wrong when they share a kiss prior to the onset of the Age of Apocalypse. Afterwards, their relationship was never dealt with, as both were thrown into fight after fight, stopping them from being able to sit and talk about their feelings.

Tragedy with Grizzly

One of the biggest tragedies in Domino's life comes when she hears of a serial killer in Colorado. Seeing the evidence, she is convinced that her old friend and teammate Grizzly is involved. She tracks him down and discovers that he is being manipulated by Genesis, Cable's son. To free himself, Grizzly forces Domino to shoot him. She then buries one of her only friends.

Later, Domino got herself into a bit of a trouble during Operation: Zero Tolerance, where she was taken in, and had her powers tinkered with. A woman she had dealt with in the past had come to seek revenge against her, and in doing so, set Domino onto a long path that dampened her humor and personality. Her head was shaved and her powers were blocked. She had no access to them until they were surged up by Jesse Bedlam and his abilities. Following her loss of power, she left Cable and X-force, but eventually rejoined the team. When X-Force disbanded for good, Domino joined the X-Corporation, a search and rescue organization for mutants. She was also approached by the government agency, SHIELD and joined a newly formed Six Pack.

M-Day

After the events of M-Day, in which the majority of mutants lost their powers, Domino and former X-Force teammate Shatterstar liberated the 198, mutants in a refugee camp, imprisoned for their own safety against the rest of the world. She then left the Six Pack when most of its members were captured and deported to Rumekistan and rejoined Cable in Providence until a battle against the Hecatomb sank the island and Cable was presumed dead. She was later recruited alongside Silver Sable and the Contessa to capture the Punisher. However, Domino was the only to believe his innocence until everyone saw the impostor killing civilians.

Rejoining X-Force and X-Men

Domino joined the new X-Force, now a mutant Black Ops team lead by Wolverine, which is able to use any means necessary, including lethal force, to preemptively deal with the threats that would be too dangerous or unsavory for the X-Men to handle. After tracking down and blackmailing the Vanisher who has stolen a strain of the Legacy Virus, the group is now preparing to deal with the Messiah War.

Wolverine then asks Domino to stop in a cemetery in Japan to deliver flowers to a

The New X-Force

deceased loved one. While there she finds Spiral, Chimera and Lady Deathstrike who have dug up Kwannon's body. After a brief fight she wounds Chimera and the women teleport off with Kwannon's body. Later Domino replaces Jean Grey's body before the Red Queen could take it as her host. Whilst Domino is on a mission she accidentally becomes the first person to discover the Red Hulk's identity and is then marked for death by him. Thunderbolt Ross and Samson provide Rulk with a list of mercenaries to help him hunt her down and only gives him 24 hours to do it. Among those on the list are Deadpool, the Punisher, Thundra and Elektra. They then find Domino hiding in a bar. When the group arrives to take Domino out they find the bar inhabited by all the members of X-Force.

Domino and the X-Force manage to escape the encounter. Later on, Domino and Wolverine meet the Red Hulk and Elektra at Silver Sable's estate where she forces Silver Sable to tell her that Domino was set up to be where the Red Hulk Doc Samson), giving her false information on an A.I.M. front. The Red Hulk says it doesn't matter and blackmails Domino into not telling his identity to anyone, despite Domino claiming she wasn't sure of what she saw, since the government is looking for an excuse to exterminate all mutants and if word got out of X-Force, a mutant hit squad, that would be all it took. They reach an agreement and Domino is let go.

Second Coming

In the events of Second Coming, Domino travels with the X-Force and Cable to the future in order to rewrite the Nimrod's programming and stopping them from traveling to the past to kill all the remaining mutants that were all concentrated in Utopia due to the Bastion's campaign against Hope and the X-Men. She ends up facing a Sentinel with X-Force but Cypher manages to rewrite the programming and stop it. She then returns to the present.

Sex and Violence

X-Force: Sex and Violence

Domino shows up all beaten up at the X-Force's headquarters and request that Elixir heals her. Wolverine however doesn't let him until she tells him what is going on. Domino explains that she took a job from the Assassin's Guild that involved going up against The Hand. However during the job Domino found out that The Hand was trafficking young women so she rescued them and left the team of assassin's that accompanied her to die. This drew the hatred of the guild who went after her.

Wolverine decides to help Domino trying to set things right. While driving with Wolverine, Domino states that he has been attracted to her since the X-Force's last mission in Japan. Before Wolverine can reply, he is shot in the head and they crash. They then engage some assassin's and after dispatching them, they share a kiss. They are interrupted by an angry Razorfist leading more assassin's and asking Domino: "Where is the money?". Wolverine is confused by this and Domino says that she'll explain everything once they take care of the ambush.

Once they take care of Razorfist, Domino explains that she took the women to a Japanese Consulate in a van she hijacked at The Hand's base and when she got there she found out the van had about 237 million dollars in it. She gave 1 million to each woman and kept the rest. She leads Wolverine to the van in a warehouse where he is in awe, after seeing all the money. They then go to a hotel room and have sex. Bushwacker comes for Domino but they manage to handle him. They then fly to New Orleans in order to move the money.

Security Recon

Upon Wolverine and Cyclops' little Schism, the X-Men split in half. Seeing as how she isn't exactly school material, Domino stayed with Cyclops. Although, it wasn't as easy as it looked.

Found out

In Puternicstan, Domino is seen spying on the men who were dealing with the Sentinels, for a moment, mysteriously a head get's blown off a and fire-fight breaks out, she get's caught and is required to leave the area, immediately, they try to fight her off but with Luck, she wins the fight.

Storm and Cyclops are discussing the fall out of the arms conference which happened during Schism, Storm presumes that Cyclops want's her to round up a team to end all the Black Market dealings and Sentinel sellings once and for all, Cyclops then lets Storm aware of a situaiton, Domino is at the centre of it all.

Storm, Psylocke, Jubilee, Domino and Colossus for a team dubbed the Security Recon Team. Cyclops international team and main act of defence for Utopia, of which, Domino is now a part of.

At the mercy of the Sentinel

While Domino still fights off the men of that country, Storm and Psylocke finally manage to make contact with her, the situation though, is still dire. As she converses with them about her current situation, Domino get's apprehended by one of the newly revamped Sentinels. At that moment, all communications and contact between Domino and the rest of the team is lost. Storm starts to get worried and initiates a battle plan, Psylocke, Warpath and Jubilee are tasked with finding Domino as fast as possible, they then get apprehended by a ticked-off Warmachine who had previously spoken to Storm about her not interfering with the global matters, during that, Colossus and Warmachine start fighting, Storm strikes Warmachine with a harsh bolt of lightning to put him down, he then continues to go on about how she needs to leave, she makes it clear that her and the rest of her team will not be going anywhere for as long as Domino is still left for dead.

Dead or Alive?

It is then apparent that Domino's run in with the Sentinel left her fatally wounded and almost dead. She is found by some of the scientists working for the Puternicstan government and they take her in on a death bed. They believe her to be a lost cause, as they've infered that no one would be able to survive an attack like that anyways, so she should be dead. As they continue to converse, Domino start's to come through, it is unknown whether or not her Luck powers had anything to do with this miraculous recovery. While she comes through, one of the scientist's leaves the room for some doughnut's, unbeknownst to his colleague, Domino catches him by suprise and then proceeds and sabotages him unto a seat, his collagues comes into the room and tries to make an exit, cunningly, Domino throws a scalpel at his hand, fly-kicks him and starts drinking the mans coffee. During all that, Governor Strelonivich and co. are manning and deterring some of the newly revamped Sentinels, of which attack Warmachine, Storm and Colossus.

The rest of the team come across a warehouse full of dormant Sentinels and then are attacked by armed men. Amidst all that, Domino takes one of the scientists hostage and forces him to help her locate the rest of her teammates and get to the bottom of all the trouble, while Psylocke, Warpath and Jubilee finish fighting, Domino makes her entrance and finally rendezvous with them along with her hostage. All of a sudden, the dormant Sentinels in the warehouse are activated, much to everyone's suprise, Jubilee get's a little excited and decided to fight her own way through, leaving the rest of her teammates. Psylocke makes Storm aware of the current situation heading her way, to halt the dire threat, Storm summons an equally primal force. Before everyone's eyes, an immensely powerful hurricane is formed in the path of the Sentinels, giving everyone else enough time to act.

In combat

As the scientist that Domino brought in refuses to say anything, Psylocke then telepathically interrogates him for quicker answers, as they attempt to leave the area, they come under attack by more armed men and are required to fight them off as quick as possible. As the siege continues, Madison Jeffries steps in to help Psylocke and the rest of them shut down the Sentinels, it works.

Strelonivich is put in prison and the Sentinels are dispatched and destroyed, but, at the end of battle something odd happened, Jubilee went missing.

Powers

Domino's mutant powers essentially give her good luck. She can subconsciously and psionically affect the probabilities and make things work in her favor and against others. Mostly, she has used her powers subconsciously, but she has shown the ability to force her powers into working. She is an expert in using firearms and explosives, a highly skilled mutant in the field of martial arts and hand-to-hand combat

Status

  • Known Relatives: Beatrice, Armajesuit Leader, mother, Lazarus, genetically engineered, brother , Dr. Milo Thurman, husband (deceased)
  • Citizenship: American
  • Place of Birth: Project Armageddon Base, Everglades, Florida
  • Marital Status: Widowed
  • Occupation: Adventurer, former mercenary and bodyguard
  • Education: Unrevealed
  • Fears: Chickens

Characteristics

  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Black
  • Unusual Features: As a result of her mutation, Domino has chalk white skin. She also has a tattoo around her left eye from her days in a Mutant Breeding Program.

Alternate Realities

Earth-295

Earth-295 Age of Apocalypse

In the Age of Apocalypse , Domino is working for Apocalypse as his most trusted and skillful assassin, was accompanied by Caliban, the tracker, and Grizzly, the berserker force (Bounty Hunters). They were assigned to hire or kill the highly powered telepath X-Man. Tracking down X-Man she killed an AoA version of Omega Red.

She killed Mastermind with a gun blast discovering his illusionary powers. Then, she confronted Nate but he left her in a catatonic state using her own suffering memories against her brain, as revealed Shadow King to Apocalypse. Her failure filled with rage to Apocalypse.

In this reality Domino has the same powers as in the main continuity.

Earth-1610

Earth-1610

In the Ultimate Universe, she is shown to be a part of the Ultimate Cable team from a different reality.

Earth-9997

In Earth X, Domino is still in the X-Force, who are being controlled by the Skrull

Earth-5014

In this reality, Domino took the identity of Stryfe. She traveled to Earth-616 to rebuild the Mutant Liberation Front and help Cable to defeat Skornn.

Other Media

Television

X-Men: The Animated Series

Domino appeared in the Slave Island episode, she was one of the mutants that were handicapped by a device that prevents them from using their powers. With the efforts of the X-Men, they were able to destroy the device and use their powers against its ruler.

Wolverine and the X-Men

Compromised Morals

Domino was a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants who saved Toad from the MRD. She also apologizes to Rogue because of her inconvenience with Toad. She later persuaded Rogue to join the Brotherhood. During the Brotherhood's attempt to assassinate Senator Kelly, she asked Rogue to absorb Warren Worthington Jr.'s memories and know Kelly's whereabouts. When the Brotherhood was all set, she fired a bullet but it was stopped by the X-Men. In an alternate future, Domino is one of the mutant prisoners of the Sentinels. She was later recruited to join Professor X's X-men in that timeline. Together, they took down a group of Sentinels.

Video Games

Deadpool (360, PS3)

Domino is slated to appear in the upcoming game.