It can wield this energy to project beams of immense destructive force. [12], The Phoenix remained with the X-Men for only a short time. The Phoenix left Jean's body however, and was confronted by the X-Men. [63] Spider-Man then baits Colossus and Magik into taking each other out by playing off of their fears when fighting them in a volcano, as they begin to argue about the other's recent actions, forcing their portions of the Phoenix to be divided between Emma and Cyclops. She shows her intelligence by debating against Senator Kelly about the Mutant Registration Act and is also a doctor where she treats Wolverine and Professor X. [14][69], Flight under her own power, intergalactic flight through hyperspace, X-Men Stratojet, access Shi'ar Star-Gates, Celestial elemental; adventurer (while possessing host); formerly, Variable (Immeasurable, unless it is within a host). The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born, as well as the forces of creation and destruction. Using his new powers, Thane defeated his own father and conquered the Black Quadrant. Madelyne uses the hair sample to locate Jean's gravesite, and then attempts to repeat a resurrection ritual with her corpse, but Cyclops had ordered Domino to substitute the body for someone else's and it somehow causes Madelyne to either discorporate or become absorbed into the fake. However, as this happened, the Shi'ar warship created an Event Horizon above the North Pole, which annihilated everyone there. The Phoenix Force is famous for its central role in The Dark Phoenix Saga storyline, and is frequently linked to Jean Grey. Superhero battle match: Magneto (Phoenix) versus Professor X (Phoenix Force). Rachel was still shocked to learn of the supposed "death" of Jean in this reality. However, the portion of Jean's personality the Phoenix had taken on subconsciously created a series of psionic mental blocks to reduce the level of power she could command at one time, so as not to be overwhelmed by it. [28], Years later when Jean was dying on a space shuttle, her mind called out for help and the Phoenix Force answered and saved her. After battling Proteus, Phoenix was reunited with Scott Summers. The Phoenix fled, leaving a small remnant of itself in the blade, which could only be lifted by Rook'shir's descendants. [147], Phoenix appears in the Marvel Zombies 2 mini-series. While Cyclops defeats the dragon, Hope is able to absorb its power and defeat Cyclops who then goes to seek the other remaining portion of the Phoenix Force possessed by Emma Frost. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2, Obtained a portion of the Force by being brought to life by it. The Shi'ar Church believed that the Phoenix was the very core of the planet. With such power, Rachel was able to absorb the consciousness of every sentient mortal being in the universe, and when expelling the sum total of the power back at the Beyonder, the input felt overwhelming even to his senses.[142]. [volume & issue needed], When Raze—the future son of Wolverine and Mystique, now trapped in the present—attempted to force the X-Men to accept his new 'status quo' by teleporting all humans off Earth and summoning other mutants from worlds where they were being oppressed, one of the mutants he summoned to be a member of his new Brotherhood was a Jean Grey who was still in her 'Dark Phoenix' state, barely under the control of her world's Mastermind. The Phoenix Sword as it was called was guarded and wielded by the sorceress Madelyne Pyre, who inherited the sword from her mother. Born of the void between states of being, the Phoenix Force is a child of the universe. [60], As the Phoenix Force nears Earth, the Avengers fight the X-Men on the Blue Area of the Moon with Hope caught in the middle, while Iron Man and Giant-Man prepare a disruptor weapon to kill the Phoenix Force. He began to plant seeds of dissent within Phoenix's fragile psyche by comparing her to a god and insisting she can do whatever she wants. Jean began to manifest "Phoenix raptors" that represented her telepathic powers "honed to their sharpest edge". In another, she tamed its power. While the ritual was successful, the Phoenix had different plans and promptly slew the Hellfire Club. During her time as one of the Avenging Host, its members began to doubt Mar-Vel's intentions, believing that he was no aware that he had no idea what occurred outside Paradise, that as it grew it threatened to consume the Negative Zone. During the examination, the Phoenix entity apparently asserts itself in an evil form but is seemingly suppressed by Professor Xavier's more experienced psychic powers and his emotional outreach to Jean Grey's normal personality. The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born. [93] However instead of returning to space, the Phoenix remains on Earth to find a new avatar.[94]. Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spider-Man's First Appearance), Tales of Suspense #39 (Iron Man's First Appearance), Incredible Hulk #181 (Wolverine's First Appearance), Hosts of Phoenix upon becoming Dark Phoenix/Quotes, Virtually unlimited command of all forms of Energy Projection, Fighting Ability - Master of all forms of combat, an alternate reality with a unique concept of time, 273 Appearances of Phoenix Force (Earth-616), 82 Minor Appearances of Phoenix Force (Earth-616), Media Phoenix Force (Earth-616) was Mentioned in, 500 Images featuring Phoenix Force (Earth-616), 12 Quotations by or about Phoenix Force (Earth-616), Character Gallery: Phoenix Force (Earth-616), Tom Brevoort Shares More Rare Marvel Art Featuring the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and More. The entity has bonded with other characters, and often used the alias Phoenix while bonded. Needing a human host to help heal the damage, the Phoenix Force bonded with Prime and soon afterwards with Amber Hunt. [41] Cyclops' "death" broke Mastermind's hold over Phoenix's psyche--as well as any control Jean's psyche had had over the Phoenix. [13] During a skirmish with the X-Men's first and most deadly foe, Magneto, Phoenix and Beast were separated from the other X-Men, with each group believing the other to have perished. In fighting to defend the colony, Jean is destroyed by the hunger crazed Hulk. Alive once again, Jean is reunited with her friends as the Phoenix Force journeys back into space. The Phoenix escapes Cyclops' body and enters Hope Summers'. It allows its preferred host to perform cosmic pyrokinesis, as it allows Lady Phoenix from 1,000,000 BC Avengers to perform preternatural flames that can melt supernovas. Realizing this to be true, the Phoenix vowed to return to its prior existence of "touching all that is" while allowing an echo of its power to remain with Rachel's now-dominant consciousness. [5] It is believed that during this time she and Odin shared a romantic relationship that Odin considers as the one time in his life when he truly felt alive. [58] It has also been revealed that the Phoenix Force was once wielded by a young red-headed girl named Fongji,[59] who became an heir to the legacy of the Iron Fist. But the unit was breached by Quentin, who desperately wanted the Phoenix to resurrect Sophie. This Magneto LE figure (#MP19-002) was a convention exclusive figure from 2019. In that moment of lucidity, Phoenix fled into a back alley, with Cyclops in pursuit. The book's title page lays out the concept: Abigail … It was at the moment of the Dark Phoenix's death that a spark of the Phoenix Force was accidentally bestowed on Jean's clone, Madelyne Pryor. [55], During the Fear Itself storyline, the Phoenix Force appeared once again to Emma Frost (who's in Utopia's infirmary after she was overwhelmed by the cosmic powers of Juggernaut who had become the Worthy known as Kuurth: Breaker of Stone). [51], In an act of desperation, Cyclops freed Jean's body from the glacier, restoring her to life and causing her to attack the Phoenix-possessed Emma. It only affects it host and even if the Phoenix is in control only the host feels pain, but its weakness is its control over its host. The Phoenix and the Beast ended up separated from the other X-Men, each group mistakenly believing the other to have died.[35]. When Apocalypse prepared to kill Xavier, Jean accepts the Phoenix, creating a humanoid fiery entity whose power was able to bring down the ancient being. [52], Soon after, three of the Phoenix Force fragments found the Stepford Cuckoos. Afterward, at the graves of the Grey family, Rachel vowed a terrible vengeance on the Shi'ar and was quoted as saying: "I'm not my mom. [144] She was subsequently brainwashed into becoming the Dark Firebird. Afterwards, Necrom attacked Feron in an attempt to steal the power of the Phoenix. After the battles conclusion, Reed Richards being given the cosmic consciousness and Mar-Vel leaving Paradise, Phoenix's current whereabouts are unknown. The Phoenix's rapid deterioration continued however, and realising that the Phoenix had come back due to Jean's longing, Scott had the Cuckoos and Emma telepathically link Jean with all the X-Men, allowing her to experience their love for her.[52]. TrollandToad has a large selection of HeroClix Singles. She is responsible, along with the others for eating most of the sentient life in the universe. Jean eventually remembered who she was and told the Phoenix that she no longer wanted to be its host. The Phoenix Force is an immortal, indestructible, and mutable manifestation of the prime universal force of life. ", During its time as a sentient and formless mass of energy, it traveled the cosmos and came to be worshipped by several alien races, among them the Shi'ar, who named the entity as Phal'kon, the "sister" of their other gods K'ythri and Sharra. Iron Man pilots the weapon against the Phoenix Force. There, Dark Phoenix was defeated in psionic combat by Professor X, and Phoenix/"Jean Grey" regained control. Condition is "Used ". [61] It has since been theorized that Scarlet Witch's spell of "No more mutants" angered the Phoenix, and to calm the entity, a new host was needed along, with five acolytes, to succeed at bringing about evolution (the acolytes were actually revealed to be the first five new mutants that have appeared around the globe since the decimation of the mutant population), and that was the reason the Phoenix came to Earth. 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