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.