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Dust is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of the student body in the Xavier Institute, and a member of the Hellions squad therein. Her real name is Sooraya Qadir, and she first appeared in New X-Men #133 (2002).
Dust is a teenaged Sunni Muslim who possesses the mutant power to turn herself into a sand-like substance. Born in Afghanistan, she was rescued by the X-Men's Wolverine from a slave-trading ring and sent to the Xavier Institute in Westchester County, New York. Quiet and nervous, she has experienced difficulty adapting to her new surroundings - particuarly after being given the loud and rebellious Surge as a roommate. She is currently a member of the Hellions squad.
Dust can turn herself into a cloud of a sand-like substance, and (under normal circumstances) control where this cloud goes, before reforming at will.
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