Phoenix IV

Phoenix IV for Champions

''In my worst nightmare - I'm just myself. Not the Phoenix. Not Madelyne Pryor. Not even Marvel Girl. I'm just Jean Grey - one of the most powerful psi's on the planet! The frightening thing is, in my dream, I'm not afraid to loose myself in my mutant ability. I cut loose. Completely.'' - Jean in Uncanny X-Men #300

Real name: Jean Grey-Summers, formerly Jean Grey
Other known aliases: Marvel Girl, Redd. For a short time she swapped bodies with the White Queen.
Occupation: Full time hero, former student and professional mutant hunter.
Current group affiliation: X-Men
Past group affiliations: X-Factor, X-Terminators, Brides of Set, Army of the Goddess.
Major enemies: Magneto, Juggernaut, Sentinels, Apocalypse.
First appearance: X-Men #1
Origin: Bizarre Adventures #27
Description: Jean is 5'6'' tall and weighs 110 lbs. She has red hair and green eyes.


 6     STR     -4
14     DEX     12
13     CON      6
 9     BODY    -2
13     INT      3
23     EGO     26
18     PRE      8
18     COM      4
 3     PD       2
 5     ED       2
 4     SPD     16
 8     REC      8
26     END      0
19     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 81

Powers, Skills and Equipment

14     EC (17),Concentrate(-1/4)     
14a)   Mind Link,any one mind,any distance,x8 # Of Minds     
18b)   8D6 Mind Scan                                        4
10     15 Mental Defense     
48     MP (72),"Mental powers.",Concentrate(-1/2),constant     
 5u    7D6 Ego Attack                                       7
 3m    5" Flight,x8 Non-Combat                              1
 3m    8/8 Force Wall,feedback                              4
 3u    11D6 Mental Illusions                                5
 5u    11D6 Mind Control,telepathic contact                 7
 9m    40 STR TK,fine manipulation                          7
 4u    12D6 Telepathy                                       6
 1     Computer Programming 8-    
 3     Conversation 13-     
 3     High Society 13-     
 3     Persuasion 13-     
 2     PS: Fashion 11-     
 1     Systems Operation 8-     
 1     Tactics 8-     
 1     TF,Other Air Vehicles     
 8     4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)     
10     2 Levels: Mind Scan, Telepathy, Mind Control and Ego     
        Attack.,related group     
Powers Cost: 169


Base Points: 100
15     DNPC,"Various mutants she watches over.",incompetent,useful
        skills,appear 11-
 5     Distinctive,"Beautiful woman who wears a colorful costume.",
        easily concealable,minor
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
20     Hunted,"By various evil mutants.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Hunted,"Various mutant hating groups.",as powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
 5     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",uncommon,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Cyclops.",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Must live up to Professor X's dream.",common,
10     Public ID,"Jean Grey Summers"
10     Rep,"Powerful mutant mentalist.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
 5     Rivalry,"with Psylocke.",romantic
10     Unluck,2D6
 5     Watched,"by Professor X",as powerful,non-combat influence,
        mild,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

History: Jean Grey is the younger daughter of John Grey, a history professor at Bard College in New York State, and his wife Elaine. When Jean was ten years old her best friend Annie Richardson was killed by an automobile. Jean's outpouring of emotion as she held her dying friend activated her latent telepathic powers, causing her to experience Annie's own emotions as she died. Traumatized by this experience and unable to control her newly awakened powers, the young Jean became severely withdrawn and depressed.

When she was eleven, Jean's parents took her to meet Professor Charles Xavier, who realized she was a mutant and treated her for several years. Xavier erected psychic shields in Jean's mind to prevent her from using her telepathic powers until she had become sufficiently mature to control them, and he taught her how to use her emerging telekinetic abilities.

X-Men #1 Jean was in her middle teens, she joined the X-Men, a group of other young mutants whom Xavier was training in the use of their powers. She assumed the code name Marvel Girl and worked along side Angel II, the Beast, Cyclops and Iceman (X-Men #1).

Jean soon fell in love with her fellow student, Scott Summers, alias Cyclops, but for years they were each too shy to express their feelings for each other.

Xavier finally removed the psychic shields from Jean's mind when he was faced with the threat of the alien Z'nox. Since then, she has proved highly adept at using her telepathic powers.

Jean left the X-Men shortly after Xavier recruited a second team of students, but continued her romantic relationship with Scott.

Shortly afterwards Jean and other X-Men were abducted by Steven Lang's Sentinels to Lang's orbiting space. After defeating Lang the X-Men had to escape back to Earth in a space shuttle through a lethal solar radiation storm. The pilot's cabin lacked sufficient shielding against radiation, but Jean insisted on piloting the craft herself. While she was dying from radiation poisoning, the cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force appeared to Jean. The Phoenix Force created a body for itself that was identical to Jean's, duplicated her memories and personality, and absorbed a portion of her consciousness. It then guided the X-Men's shuttle to a crash landing in Jamaica Bay off New York city. The Phoenix Force also cast the real Jean into suspended animation within a strange pod that rested on the bottom of Jamaica Bay while slowly healing her.

Under the name Phoenix the cosmic being joined the X-Men, who believed it was the real Jean. Months later the X-Men's foe Mastermind began mentally manipulating Phoenix's mind, ultimately brainwashing her into becoming the Black Queen of the sinister Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club. In the process he inadvertently caused Phoenix to turn insane, becoming Dark Phoenix, a danger to the entire cosmos. Ultimately, the portion of Jean's consciousness within Phoenix resurfaced and caused Phoenix to commit suicide rather than wreak further destruction. Upon the death of the Phoenix Force's physical body, the portion of Jean's consciousness it had absorbed returned to Earth and ultimately was reabsorbed by Jean.

Fantastic Four #286 Eventually the Avengers found the pod in Jamaica Bay and turned it over to the Fantastic Four for study. The real Jean Grey then released herself from the pod, fully healed, but once again only having telekinetic powers (Fantastic Four #286).

She was reunited with Scott and the other original members of the X-Men, and together they founded a new team, the original X-Factor.

X-Factor #38 Jean reluctantly reforged a relationship with Cyclops, who was nonetheless married at the time to Jean's clone, Madeline Pryor. During the demonic invasion called Inferno, Jean and Madeline fought an intense battle on the psychic plane, which brought Madeline's origins to light and restored Jean's telepathy and fractured psyche but left Madeline dead (X-Factor #38).

Jean fought with X-factor until they returned to the X-men after battle with the Shadow King, and Jean fought with the Gold Team.

Soon after, Jean and Cyclops realized their love for each other in marriage, and left the team for a honeymoon. During their honeymoon, however, their spirits were transported two millennia into an alternate future and were placed in new bodies by the Askani cult. Their leader, Rachel Summers, the daughter of the Scott and Jean of an alternate reality, had served in the X-Men under the name Phoenix III. As Slym and Redd, Scott and Jean spent years in that future time, raising Nathan, the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, who had earlier been brought to the future. Eventually Scott and Jean returned to their own time and bodies, leaving Nathan in the future to become the heroic warrior Cable.

The couple returned to our time, and Jean continued to fight alongside the X-Men. During this time, she began using the Phoenix code-name for herself. She was one of the first to discover the traitor to the X-men, Professor X's split personality, Onslaught.

More recently, Scott and Jean were among the X-men abducted by the mutant-hating Bastion, and Jean helped Scott survive a nanotech bomb placed in his body. They both took a leave of absence from the team shortly after as Scott recuperated. During this time, Jean was contacted by Nina, one of the powerful beings known as the Mannites. Scott and Jean gather their own team of X-Men to stop the threat against the Mannites, and ran against the villain Death IV, who ultimately was revealed to be Wolverine, brainwashed by their archenemy Apocalypse.

Scott and Jean returned to the X-Men in time to be captured as part of Apocalypse's so-called Twelve, mutants that could be used in order for Apocalypse to gain ultimate power. With the X-Men's help, Apocalypse was defeated, but only through the apparent sacrifice of Scott, who appeared to have been bodily absorbed by the villain. Jean continued to adventure alongside the X-Men, refusing to believe that Scott had truly died. Eventually, she joined Cable in the faction of the X-Men led by Gambit.

For a while Jean lost her telekinetic abilities, but she eventually regained them.

She was among the heroes incapacitated by Graviton when he attempted to take over the Earth once again (Thunderbolts #57).

Professor X, the Beast, Wolverine, Phoenix IV and Cyclops have re-opened Xavier's school, now called Xavier's Institute of Higher Learning, to the mutant population at large, training and educating new students to help them cope with their powers. Summers now helps to educate and train dozens of young mutants, many severely disfigured or requiring specialized training and technology.

Phoenix IV Phoenix IV Trivia: In 2000 animated television series X-Men: Evolution, the Jean's voice is suppiled by actress Venus Terzo. In the 2000 X-Men film and it's sequal the part of Jean was played by actress Famke Janssen. In the 1992 X-Men animated series Jean's voice was supplied by actress Catherine Disher, who also suppiled the voice of Jean for several Capcom video games.

New X-Men #134 Powers: Telepathy, enabling her to read minds, project her thoughts into others' minds, and stun the minds of others with mental bolts. She has proven capable of making people see things that are not there, and taking direct control of their thoughts. She is also capable of wide-range telekinesis and often uses this for flight and forming force fields.

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    Last Updated - March, 2003

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