Quote1 I'm a living voodoo doll. I stick pins in my own flesh, and others feel the pain. How much must David hate himself, to have imagined me? Quote2
-- Bleeding Image src
David Haller (Earth-616) showing other sub personalities from X-Men Legacy Vol 1 249 001

Susan and the five other rogue personalities

Following the Age of X crisis, where Legion's personas all had a body for themselves in the Fortress X, the return to the normal reality left free six of those sub-personalities outside David's body, free.[1]

He and the X-Men became aware of that only after having tried to use Time-Sink's powers, unsuccessful, and was informed of that using Delphic divination powers, revealing the rebellion of six personalities:Time-Sink, Chain, Susan in Sunshine, Bleeding Image, Styx and Endgame.[1]

Bleeding Image (Legion Personality) (Earth-616) from X-Men Legacy Vol 1 252 0004

Bleeding Image's last words

Those personalities all traveled to Europe and separate, Bleeding Image following Styx in Paris. During their exploration of the French capital, he presented himself to Rogue, and blow himself using an explosive belt, severely wounding her psychically. he was stated to have been destroyed in the explosion by Magneto.[2]
Bleeding Image (Legion Personality) (Earth-616) from X-Men Legacy Vol 1 252 0002

Bleeding Image's powers


Empathic Pain Transfer: Bleeding Image's powers are based on the voodoo doll principle: He wound himself but seemingly all of the pain is transmitted to his designated victim, shocking its nervous system.[2]

  • Psi-shield: Bleeding Image and the five other sub-personalities are somehow protected from psi-scanning, and even the Omega-level Telepath Charles Xavier was unable to perform a psi-contact on an unconscious Time-Sink. It was stated that this shielding was coming from their specific nature, as they weren't "living beings in the conventional sense".[3]


For his powers to work, he had to wound or kill himself, seemingly truly.[2]


Explosive-belt; a knife.

Before exploding himself, Bleeding Image quoted "lasciate ogne speranza voi ch'intrate" ("All hope abandon, ye who enter in") from Dante's Inferno.[2]

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