Art by Valentine De Landro.
|First appearance||X-Factor: Layla Miller #1 |
|Created by||Peter David|
Valentine De Landro
|Alter ego||Ruby Summers|
|Team affiliations||Summers Rebellion|
|Abilities||Optic force beams|
Capable of shapeshifting into a ruby form
Fictional character biography
Meeting Layla Miller
Ruby has been living in the ruins of Atlantic City with her father, Scott Summers for decades. When Layla Miller and a man named Dwayne show up one day looking for the now aged Cyclops. Ruby attacks them and after finding out who Layla Miller is, brings her to her father, who has been waiting to see Layla for decades. After a conversation with Cyclops, Layla convinces Ruby to meet up with a new mutant named Linqon. Together they start the Summers Rebellion.
Years after the start of the rebellion, Ruby rescues the, now aged, Layla and Jamie Madrox, whom Layla had just brought into the future from the past, from a sentinel attack. She is not pleased to find out Layla disobeyed her in bringing Madrox to the future. She later brings Scott and Layla to an old, broken down hotel where an old, fragile Doctor Doom currently resides. They question him about time travel when they are attacked by sentinels, only to be saved by Trevor Fitzroy.
She has also become very close with Layla, developing a very sisterly relationship.
Ruby is seen next when an aged Doctor Doom brings Cortex to their time, however reprogrammed, and forces the Madrox dupe to attack the mutants. Although initially at a disadvantage, as Doom has taken control Cyclops due to his cyborg nature, she manages to defeat Doom, Cortex, and Cyclops. Doom escapes and Ruby swears to kill him.
While Madrox battles Cortex, Ruby asks Layla to revive Fitzroy who was killed during Cortex's initial assault. Although Layla does not think that it is a good idea she complies since Ruby persuades her that they may take control of their own destiny.
Powers and abilities
Ruby has the power to emit force beams from her eyes, like her father, but hers are black and take 93 seconds to regenerate. She also has the ability to transform her body into organic ruby similar to her mother's diamond form. This ruby form halts the aging process and allows her to survive without sustenance, but due to fear that she might "age nearly seventy years in seconds" if she reverts, she has remained in this form for decades.
- X-Factor: Layla Miller #1
- X-Factor #41
- X-Factor #42
- X-Factor #46
- X-Factor #44
- X-Factor #50
- ’’Future Imperfect’’ vol 1, Issues 1-5