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Living Diamond

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Living Diamond
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceX-Men #39 (Dec 1967)
Created byRoy Thomas and Werner Roth
In-story information
Alter egoJack Winters
AbilitiesTelepathy
Perspicuity (resistance to psychic attack)
Diamond Form (in normal form it only extended to the hands)
Teleportation (perhaps lost)

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Living Diamond is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The Living Diamond first appeared in X-Men #39 (December 1967), and was created by Roy Thomas and Werner Roth.

The character subsequently appears in X-Men #40-42 (January-March 1968), in which he is killed. The character appears posthumously in Sensational She-Hulk #34-35 (December 1991-January 1992).

Fictional character biography[edit]

The Living Diamond was a criminal whose latent mutations were activated by exposure to atomic radiation, which gave him flexible living diamond-like hands and telepathic and teleportational powers. After further exposure to radiation, his entire body took on the same diamond-like properties.[1]

He encountered a young Scott Summers. He tried to convince Scott to join him in a life of crime, but Professor X intervened. The Professor used an ultrasonic vibration inducer to subdue the Living Diamond, but when the Living Diamond resisted he exploded and was killed.[2]

Years later, when Black Talon was battling She-Hulk he formed the X-Humed from the four dead mutants Changeling, Scaleface, Living Diamond and Harry Leland.[3] Black Talon was unable to control all of them at once and Changeling was able to break his hold long enough for She-Hulk to triumph. After filling their mouths with salt and stitching their lips, She-Hulk later laid the bodies to rest.[4]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Jack Winters could telepathically make contact with others and was resistant to psychic attacks. He could teleport himself and others miles away. Jack's hands are made of a flexible diamond-like substance that was virtually indestructible.

As the Living Diamond, his entire body was composed of the same diamond-like substance which increased his strength yet slowed him down.

References[edit]

  1. X-Men #40
  2. X-Men #42
  3. Sensational She-Hulk #34
  4. Sensational She-Hulk #35

External links[edit]


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