WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Uncanny X-Men #11 written by Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Salvador Larroca, John McCrea and Juanan Ramirez, on sale now.
Being a student at the Xavier's Academy for Gifted Youngsters has never exactly been 100 percent safe. Even in older stories, it wasn't uncommon for students to be shot at, electrocuted or attacked. And that's just by the Danger Room, the teacher sanctioned combat simulator. Following the events of House of M and Decimation, the student body started picking up a lot more deaths.
Now, two more students from that era of X-Men comics have also been killed. By the end of Uncanny X-Men #11, Loa and Blindfold have died.
The Last Blindfold Story
Blindfold is the constant throughout Uncanny X-Men #11, with the issue bouncing between perspectives to showcase her interacting with Wolverine, Cyclops and other young mutants. Her ability to see through time is complicating her own perception though, and the final story in the issue focuses on her. Her story opens with her and what appears to be Gabriel Cohuelo (Velocidad), looking down at the body of fellow former student Loa. Loa appears to have been cut down, with a large pool of blood forming an "X" around her body.
Blindfold doesn't last much longer either. After seeing the things to come in the future, she makes sure to warn Cyclops and Wolverine about their potential failures. She also repeatedly sees visions of her own death in various ways, and ultimately decides that she'd rather die on her own terms rather than be a target for someone else. She uses her powers to buy a winning lottery ticket, purchases herself a nice new home to enjoy her last few days and then seemingly takes her own life by slitting her wrists in the bathtub.
While this could easily be a fakeout for future events (seriously, how many X-Men haven't died at least once), both Loa and Blindfold were minor enough characters that they might actually stay dead. Which is a shame, because both characters were interesting additions to the Marvel Universe.