Dallas Gibson chose Emma Frost as his new instructor. Because of his power to merge with his own shadow, he chose the codename "Specter". Becoming good friends with Hellion
, Dallas was a carefree and friendly kid that got along well with a lot of the other students. When his powers manifested, his grandfather had a heart attack. He later chose Cyclops as an advisor and joined the Corsairs. Unfortunately, after M-Day, Specter lost his powers.