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Real Name
Abigail Lucinda Starsmore
Current Alias





Jonothon Evan Starsmore (Chamber, father), Paige Elizabeth Guthrie (Husk, mother), Apocalypse (ancestor), Jack Starsmore (ancestor), Thomas Guthrie (grandfather), Lucinda Guthrie (grandmother), Sam Guthrie (Cannonball, Uncle), Clarice Fergueson (Blink, aunt), Frederick Guthrie (Vortex, cousin), various other Guthrie relatives








First appearance



Gayle is the child of both Chamber and Husk.

Powers and Abilities


  • Summary: She is composed of a psionic biokinetic flame, and her body is a shell to contain it. Like her mother, and similar to her ancestor, Apocalypse, she is able to morph her body into other forms. She can completely remove her whole body, and take on the form of flame. She then regenerates a completely new "shell".
  • 'Transitional Omni-morph Husking': a Transitional Omni-morph. She has the mutant ability to shed her outer layer of skin and reveal a new layer or shape underneath. While she can sometimes acquire new forms, Shell has been able to shift into anything that does not exceed her body mass. Any extra mass left when she shifts into a smaller form such as an insect or a bird is shunted into an unknown extra-dimensional space, and will return to her when she resumes her human form. Gayle most commonly takes on a Gayle-like form in a new material, and much prefers to do that. She can become any solid that she has studied and can imitate adamantium, diamond, granite, wood, rubber, brick, even glass. She has the capability to blend in with surroundings, but in order to do so, she would have to study the texture she seeks to mimic first. She was able to shift into liquid substances, including complex acids capable of affecting organic steel. She also had the ability to change only part of her body (such as changing a hand into a bladed weapon). When Paige morphs into a different layer, she often takes on new physical abilities or qualities, such as increased weight, strength, or invulnerability. She can husk away minor injuries, but deeper ones will stay with her. She can hold a form for about an hour before she needs to revert back to her original form. She can morph repeatedly, is not required to stay in any one form, but too many transformations can become very painful. In great stress or trauma, Gayle can shed without control, revealing patchwork forms. When Shell ‘husks’, she sheds her clothing as well. This has the unintended side effect of leaving her nude when she returns to her normal form.
  • Normal Look: She can remove a layer of her shell to reveal a normal looking girl instead of a gray tinted skin and blue lipped form she has normally. She can only retain this transformation for about an hour.
  • Psionic Biokinesis: Shell is also a mutant who is naturally composed of pure psionic energy. In truth her physical body is just a shell for what he truly is. She can be sustained solely by the psionic flame that rages within her body for extended periods of time. If it were somehow snuffed out, she would most likely die. But then, she might argue that he's already died once, and came back, so his reaction to a disruption of his mutant abilities may still be unclear. As her flames are actually psionic in nature, and do not rely on some form of fuel to continue to burn, they do not seem to be affected by conditions that would be adverse to actual flame (ie. lack of oxygen, water, etc.)
  • Biokinetic Flame: Shell constantly creates and unleash psionic charges of energy that can strike with concussive force, act as generic flame, or cause inanimate objects to explode violently, by forcefully disrupting molecular bonds. It seems Gayle cannot actively affect molecules containing Carbon in that same explosive manner, but those molecules are still very vulnerable to a direct hit with his biokinetic flame. It she realizes her full potential she could in fact rebuild his broken body or use his blasts in a number of ways, such as flying. Though lack of any real control over her power prevents that.


  • Gifted Intelligence- she seems to have gained her mother's gifted intelligence, as well as advanced computer operating.

Strength level

She possesses the normal human strength of a woman of her age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.


None known.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


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