- "I'm lucky."
"If you're so lucky, then what are you doing here with us?"
"I don't know yet."
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"It means that I don't know yet. But there's a reason why I'm here, and I'll know when I know. Everything usually works out for me."
- ―Domino and Deadpool
Domino (born Neena Thurman) is a mutant mercenary with the ability to control probability in her favor.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut)
There was a picture of her on the murals of mutants that had been killed during the Sentinel War.
Domino was raised at the Essex House for Mutant Rehabilitation and when she left, Domino always knew that she would return one day.
Domino applied to join Deadpool's new team, X-Force. At first, Deadpool did not believe that her power – which she described as "being lucky" and justing being in the right place when she needed to – was really a power but she was recruited to the team. Briefed on the mission to rescue the young mutant Russell Collins from a prison convoy and protect him from Cable, X-Force planned a parachute insertion.
On the plane, Deadpool was warned about the high winds that would affect the drop but greenlit the mission anyway. During the drop, all of the members of X-Force were killed apart from Deadpool and Domino. Domino proceeded to board the prison transport and take control of it. Domino managed to keep Cable at bay until Deadpool arrived. Deadpool and Cable fought on the prison transport but their battle came to an end when Russell freed his new friend – Juggernaut. Juggernaut caused the prison transport to crash and escaped with Russell. Domino was able to land safely in a large inflatable panda on the forecourt of a car dealership.
Domino joined forces with Deadpool and Cable to take on Juggernaut and try to stop Russell from killing the headmaster of the Essex House, an act that would start him on a road to a darkness that would culminate in the deaths of Cable's family. While Cable and Deadpool fought Juggernaut, Domino took on several of the orphanage's staff while the building burned around her. Eventually, Juggernaut was defeated when Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio of the X-Men arrived. Deadpool managed to talk Russell down and avert the future that led to the deaths of Cable's family.
The Westchester Incident
In 2028, Charles Xavier developed Alzheimer's and suffered a massive seizure that injured 600 people, and killed 7 mutants, including several members of the X-Men. It is unknown if Domino was among those who were either killed or injured.
- "Turns out Domino's a bit of a badass, and maybe, possibly mildly lucky."
Domino comes across as overconfident and cocky due to her powers making things always work out in her favor. While she is usually annoyed by Wade’s constant jokes and joking nature she seems to trust in him and follows his leadership for the most part. However she's also heroic and selfless as she rescues the children from the very orphanage she was tormented at.
Powers and Abilities
- Probability Field Manipulation: Domino has the mutant ability to subconsciously and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favor by making improbable (but not impossible) things occur within her line of sight, thus causing her to have "good luck" and her opponents to have "bad luck." This phenomenon can be anything from an enemy's equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor. Her powers can also be applied to non-kinetic improbable events, such as guessing an encrypted vault code on her first try. Her abilities also stem from her own actions, and as a byproduct, Domino’s abilities give her enhanced reflexes, senses, and physical mobility. However, Domino’s field affects only her probability field, and can only grant good effects on herself meaning it is somewhat inadvisable to include her in group battles, since her powers would indiscriminately affect both friend and foe alike to bring her benefit at their expense.
- Master Marksman: Domino is extremely skilled in hitting her targets from a long range with accuracy.
- Master Martial Artist: Domino is a highly capable martial artist able to subdue many foes.
- Costume: Domino wears a tactical leather outfit when on missions. The top has yellow netting-like material running up from her shoulders down to her waist, with black straps down the middle and navy blue patches along the sides. She has a belt with a large metallic “D” in the center, the belt has various holsters and pouches. Her pants are black with navy blue strips running along the sides. She wears brown and yellow armored gloves that go past her elbow. She also has brown knee pads and knee-high brown combat boots.
- Sentinels - Enemies and Killers
- Firefist - Friend, Attempted Rescuee, Former Attempted Killer, and Former Enemy
- Dopinder - Ally
- Weasel - Ally
- X-Men - Allies
- In the comics, Domino's discoloration around her left eye was a black tattoo, but the film version appears to have it as a result of the skin condition vitiligo. The rest of her skin was pure white in the comics.
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis, Kelly Rohrbach, Eve Hewson, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks and Janelle Monáe were being considered and screen tested for the role of Domino before the role went to Zazie Beetz.
- She didn't finish college.
- During one of Deadpool's fourth wall breaks he further mocks Domino's probability manipulation by attributing the creation of such a contrived power to Rob Liefeld, Deadpool's co-creator. Deadpool is partly wrong in his statement because both Stan Lee, Chris Claremont, and Ann Nocenti, all of whom being prolific X-Men writers, had previously given probability manipulation for their own respective creations, namely Scarlet Witch, Roulette, and Longshot.
- She was the only female member to be part of X-Force.
- The comic books depict Domino as a long-time ally and former girlfriend of Cable, who hates Deadpool. In the film, she is introduced as an ally of Deadpool working against Cable.