Kimberly Schau, codename Dazzler, was given superhuman powers as a member member of M Branch's X-Force
, a team of heroes created when the U.S. government began to question their choice of operatives in their Freedom Force
team. The process by which M Branch used to give X-Force their powers began to kill them. Realizing M Branch cared little for their health, the team attempted to flee. Dazzler was reportedly shot and killed before she could escaping from MidTown Hospital.