Dust was scientist whom, together with his wife, tried to bring in powers to regular humans by drugs and light treatment. When his experiments led to the deaths of test-subjects, he and his wife fled from the law and started working more feverishly in giving humans meta-human abilities. To coerce Dazzler, the villain Dust possessed the body of her father, Carter Blaire. However, Dust's abilities caused the slow breakdown in the organic matter of the host, ultimately killing Carter. Alison and O.Z. fought Dust in Carter's body, leaving him for dead, and searching for Barbara London, who was being held by his counterpart, Silence.