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'''{{C|Dazzler|pxm}}''' is a character from the failed pilot {{pxm}}. She was voiced by [[Alexandra Stoddart]], in her final acting role. This is the first animated version of the character outside the [[Marvel Comics|comics]], and the only time she was included in the team. Her inclusion was criticized for taking away a potential slot from more popular characters like Jean Grey.
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'''[[James Avery]]''' was an American actor who played [[War Machine]], [[Whirlwind]], and [[Blacklash]] on several episodes in the [[Iron Man Season One|first season]] of {{im}}. He reprised the role of War Machine/James Rhodes on the {{sm}} episodes {{eps|Venom Returns}} and {{eps|Carnage}} along with [[Iron Man]] actor [[Robert Hays]].
   
Alison Blaire, better known as the superheroine Dazzler, is a {{C|mutant|pxm}} who can transform sound into powerful bolts of light. She was recruited by {{C|Professor X|pxm}} into the {{C|X-Men|pxm}} along with {{C|Cyclops|pxm}}, {{C|Colossus|pxm}}, {{C|Storm|pxm}}, {{C|Nightcrawler|pxm}}, and {{C|Wolverine|pxm}}. She was training in the {{C|Danger Room|pxm}} when {{C|Kitty Pryde|pxm}} arrived at the {{C|Xavier Mansion|pxm|mansion}}. Nightcrawler frightened Kitty and she {{C|phase|pxm|phased}} through the controls shutting the simulation down. The X-Men stopped to help the new girl. Then they were called away to the {{C|Deep Space Observatory|pxm}} where {{C|Pyro|pxm}} and {{C|Blob|pxm}} had taken {{C|hostage|pxm|hostages}}.
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Avery was born in Pughsville, Virginia on November 27, 1948. He was raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He wanted to be a writer living in Paris, but ended up getting into theatre. After graduating high school, he joined the Navy serving in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969. Afterwards, Avery attended the University of California, San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Literature while becoming a classically trained actor. He began writing for PBS and won an Emmy for ''Ameda Speaks: Poet James Avery''.
   
The X-Men stopped the two villains and returned to find that the mansion had been attacked by {{C|Magneto|pxm}} and {{C|Juggernaut|pxm}}. The two had used Pyro and Blob as a distraction so they could steal the {{C|Mutant Power Circuit|pxm}}, the device that powers {{C|Cerebro|pxm}}. Xavier then learns that Magneto used the circuit to direct the {{C|Scorpio Comet|pxm}} towards {{C|Earth|pxm}}. The X-Men boarded the {{C|Blackbird|pxm}} and headed to {{C|Asteroid M|pxm}}. The X-Men boarded and began to face off against the {{C|Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists|pxm}}. Dazzler fought Pyro while the rest went on. Eventually Nightcrawler and Kitty stopped Magneto but Nightcrawler had to stay or else Earth would be destroyed. He {{C|teleport|pxm|teleported}} away at the last second so the comet hit the asteroid. Dazzler and the others were happy to find that Nightcrawler made it to the Blackbird while Kitty was welcomed onto the team.
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He began acting for the San Diego Community College. Because of his large size and deep voice, Avery was frequently cast in professional roles such as professors, judges, and doctors. His first film role was an extra in ''The Blues Brothers'', a cop in ''Fletch'', and appeared on ''The Jeffersons''. He auditioned for the role of Worf on ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' and was a finalist but lost the role to [[Michael Dorn]]. He eventually got to play another Klingon in the prequel series ''Star Trek: Enterprise''. Perhaps his most famous role was as Philip Banks on ''The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'' where he played the uncle to title character Will Smith and father to fellow ''Spider-Man'' guest star [[Alfonso Ribeiro]]. His role was voted number thirty-four in the ''TV Guide'' list of "Fifty Greatest TV Dads of All Time".
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Avery was also a prominent voice actor and has a history of sharing roles with [[Dorian Harewood]], who replaced him as War Machine. For seven seasons he played main bad guy Shredder on the 1987 animated series ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles''. He was main character Turbo on ''Rambo: The Force of Freedom'', Hazi Bin on the [[Walt Disney Animation Studios|Disney's]] ''Aladdin'' series, Shaman on ''Gargoyles'', and Chief Keewazi on ''The Legend of Tarzan''.
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On November 11th, 2013, Avery underwent open heart surgery afterwards spending much of his time at the hospital. Avery died at the age of sixty-eight on December 31st, 2013 due to complications from surgery. Avery was survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Barbara, and his mother, Florence Avery. While he had no children of his own, he has a stepson named Kevin Waters. His ashes were spread off the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
   
   
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James Avery was an American actor who played War Machine, Whirlwind, and Blacklash on several episodes in the first season of Iron Man. He reprised the role of War Machine/James Rhodes on the Spider-Man episodes "Venom Returns" and "Carnage" along with Iron Man actor Robert Hays.

Avery was born in Pughsville, Virginia on November 27, 1948. He was raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He wanted to be a writer living in Paris, but ended up getting into theatre. After graduating high school, he joined the Navy serving in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969. Afterwards, Avery attended the University of California, San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Literature while becoming a classically trained actor. He began writing for PBS and won an Emmy for Ameda Speaks: Poet James Avery.

He began acting for the San Diego Community College. Because of his large size and deep voice, Avery was frequently cast in professional roles such as professors, judges, and doctors. His first film role was an extra in The Blues Brothers, a cop in Fletch, and appeared on The Jeffersons. He auditioned for the role of Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation and was a finalist but lost the role to Michael Dorn. He eventually got to play another Klingon in the prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise. Perhaps his most famous role was as Philip Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where he played the uncle to title character Will Smith and father to fellow Spider-Man guest star Alfonso Ribeiro. His role was voted number thirty-four in the TV Guide list of "Fifty Greatest TV Dads of All Time".

Avery was also a prominent voice actor and has a history of sharing roles with Dorian Harewood, who replaced him as War Machine. For seven seasons he played main bad guy Shredder on the 1987 animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He was main character Turbo on Rambo: The Force of Freedom, Hazi Bin on the Disney's Aladdin series, Shaman on Gargoyles, and Chief Keewazi on The Legend of Tarzan.

On November 11th, 2013, Avery underwent open heart surgery afterwards spending much of his time at the hospital. Avery died at the age of sixty-eight on December 31st, 2013 due to complications from surgery. Avery was survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Barbara, and his mother, Florence Avery. While he had no children of his own, he has a stepson named Kevin Waters. His ashes were spread off the coast of the Pacific Ocean.


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