Little is known about Specter's past. When his powers first manifested, Dallas accidentally scared his grandfather causing him to have a heart attack.[1] Afterward, Dallas was enrolled at the Xavier Institute.[2]

Xavier Institute

Originally Emma Frost was assigned as Dallas' mentor. Like the other Hellions, Emma allowed Dallas to choose his codename, Specter.[2]

When the Xavier Institute began the training squad system, Dallas was placed in the Paragons Squad with Wolfsbane as his advisor.[3] Later for unclear reasons, Specter and DJ switch squads, and Specter become part of the Corsairs under Cyclops.[4]


Specter was one of the many mutants to loose their powers on M-Day.[5][6] The depowered students of the Xavier Institute were asked to leave the school, but the bus carrying several depowered students was attacked by one of William Stryker's Purifiers.[7] Dallas; however, departed from the Institute early, and is currently living with his grandparents.[citation needed]


Currently none. Specter was a mutant, but lost his mutant powers due to the effects of M-Day.

  • A boy with short blond hair much like Dallas's was seen on the bus that was blown up by William Stryker and his followers. However, he has been stated to be alive during interviews with Christopher Yost.

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