Jean Grey, Dark Phoenix, X-Men, Actress, Back Ground, Powers

Jean Grey Biography

Jean Grey-Summers is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The X-Men # 1 September 1963.

Jean is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. She was born with telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her powers first manifested when she saw her childhood friend being hit by a car. She is a caring, nurturing figure, but she also has to deal with being an Omega-level mutant and the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force.

Jean experienced a transformation into the Phoenix in the X-Men storyline “The Dark Phoenix Saga”. She has faced death numerous times in the history of the series. Her first death was under her guise as Marvel Girl, when she died and was “reborn” as Phoenix in “The Dark Phoenix Saga”. This transformation led to her second death, which was suicide, though not her last.

Jean Grey Background

Jean Elaine Victoria Elizabeth Grey was born the daughter of Dr. John Grey and Elaine Grey. Before joining the X-Men, she lived with her family in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where Dr. Grey worked as a history professor at Bard College.

Jean Grey

Jean is the only member of her immediate family with mutant abilities (her niece and nephew, Joey and Gailyn, are also revealed as mutants). Her powers first manifest at the age of ten, prematurely triggered when her best friend, Annie Richards, is hit by a car.

As her friend lies dying, Jean instinctively links to her mind and senses what Annie feels when she dies; the trauma of experiencing her friend’s death nearly kills Jean as well but instead leaves her in a coma. To rouse her out of her catatonic state, Jean’s parents seek the expertise of specialists, of whom only Professor Charles Xavier is able to help. Xavier uses Jean to help locate mutants with his Cerebro Machine.

During one fateful session on the astral plane, Jean senses a young Scott Summers in the orphanage and an aspect of her mind, manifesting in the form of a golden Phoenix raptor, reaches out to him. Xavier realizes that Jean’s young mind cannot yet cope with her abilities, so he telepathically blocks her access to them, allowing her powers to evolve at a more natural pace.

Jean Grey Phoenix

Her powers first manifested when she saw her childhood friend being hit by a car. She is a caring, nurturing figure, but she also has to deal with being an Omega-level mutant and the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force. Jean experienced a transformation into the Phoenix in the X-Men storyline “The Dark Phoenix Saga”.

She has faced death numerous times in the history of the series. Her first death was under her guise as Marvel Girl, when she died and was “reborn” as Phoenix in “The Dark Phoenix Saga”. This transformation led to her second death, which was suicide, though not her last.

Jean Grey Marvel

She is an important figure in the lives of other Marvel Universe characters, mostly the X-Men, including her husband Cyclops, her mentor and father figure Charles Xavier, her unrequited love interest Wolverine, her best friend and sister-like figure Storm, and her genetic children Rachel Summers, Cable, Stryfe and X-Man.

The character was present for much of the X-Men’s history, and she was featured in all three X-Men animated series and several video games. She is a playable character in X-Men Legends (2004), X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (2005), Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009), Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011), Marvel Heroes (2013), and Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013), and appeared as a non-playable in the first Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

Jean Grey Actress

Famke Janssen portrayed the character in five installments of the X-Men films. Sophie Turner portrays a younger version in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse and returned to portray the character as well as her alternate personality the Dark Phoenix in the 2019 film Dark Phoenix.

In 2006, IGN rated Jean Grey 6th on their list of top 25 X-Men from the past forty years, and in 2011, IGN ranked her 13th in the “Top 100 Comic Book Heroes”.Her Dark Phoenix persona was ranked 9th in IGN’s “Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time” list, the highest rank for a female character.

Jean Grey X Men

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is shining a blazing spotlight on Jean Grey in theaters worldwide now.The film’s based on one of greatest comic book stories of all time, and it’s been revisited many times through the years and subject to a previous movie adaptation so bad director Simon Kinberg had to erase it from the timeline.

So buckle up for a look at Jean’s wildly complicated history and how it relates to the Phoenix Force before Sophie Turner returns to the role in 2019 finale for the current series of X-Men movies. Jean was one of the original five X-Men, a team of mutant heroes led by Professor Xavier that included Cyclops, Beast, Angel, and Iceman (she went by the lame code name Marvel Girl).

Years after the character first appeared in 1963’s The X-Men No. 1 — by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby — we found out Xavier put psychic barriers around her powers because she couldn’t control them.

She even touched the mind of the young Scott Summers while in the form of a burning Phoenix. Summers would eventually become Cyclops, and Grey’s frequent off-and-on-again love interest. Judging by the trailer, it looks like Xavier’s ethically questionable act (one of many he’s committed through the years) will be mirrored in the Dark Phoenix movie.

Jean Grey Boyfriend

While continuing on X-Factor, Cyclops proposes to Jean and she meets her alternate future daughter Rachel Summers who goes by the codename “Phoenix” as well and is also able to tap into the Phoenix Force, but she rejects them both out of the feeling that they indicate that her life is predetermined. When X-Factor unites with the X-Men, Jean joins the Gold Team, led by Storm.

During this time, she no longer uses a codename, instead of being referred to by her civilian name. After some time, she makes up with Rachel, welcoming her into her life, and proposes to Cyclops and the two marry.

On their honeymoon, the couple is immediately psychically transported 2000 years into the future to raise Cyclops’s son Nathan, who had been transported to the future as an infant in hopes of curing him of a deadly virus. Jean adopts the identity of “Redd” along with Cyclops (“Slym”) and they raise Nathan Christopher for twelve years before they are sent back into their bodies on their wedding honeymoon.

Jean learns that a time-displaced Rachel had used her powers to transport them to the future to protect Nathan, and per Rachel’s request, Jean adopts the codename “Phoenix” once again to establish it as a symbol of good after all the bad it had caused. Meanwhile, her psychic and telekinetic abilities begin to grow and she begins using the iconic green and gold Phoenix costume again.

Jean also met another alternate future child of hers and Scott’s: the immensely powerful Nathan Grey, who accidentally revived the psionic ghost of Madelyne Pryor, leading to another confrontation between the two women.

Jean Grey Powers


When her powers first manifested, Jean was unable to cope with her telepathic abilities, forcing Professor Charles Xavier to suppress her access to it altogether. Instead, he chose to train her in the use of her psychokinetic abilities while allowing her telepathy to grow at its natural rate before reintroducing it.

When the Professor hid to prepare for the Z’Nox, he reopened Jean’s telepathic abilities, which was initially explained by writers as Xavier ‘sharing’ some of his telepathy with her.


Jean possesses a high-level of telekinetic ability that enables her to psionically levitate and rapidly move about all manner of animate and inanimate matter. She can use her telekinetic abilities on herself or others to simulate the power of flight or levitation.

Stimulate molecules to increase friction, create protective force fields out of psychokinetic energy, or project her telekinetic energy as a purely concussive force. The outer limits of her telekinetic power have never been clearly established, though she was capable of lifting approximately fifty tons of rubble with some strain.

Psychic Energy Synthesis

Jean’s younger self who had been brought from the past into the present by an older Hank McCoy eventually found an entirely new usage of her powers separate from the Phoenix Force. The teenage Marvel Girl learned she has the ability to harness ambient psychic energy and channel it into powerful blasts of force, which are a combination of both her telepathy and telekinesis.

Its potency is such that she can match and overpower the likes of Gladiator, magistrate of the Shi’ar, with relative ease. When using this ability Jean’s whole body glows with pink psychic energy, obscuring her human form.

Telekinetic weapons

Under the tutelage of Psylocke, teenage Marvel Girl has learned the ability to create psionic weapons that damage a target either physically, mentally or both in some point. She showed skill in constructing multiple types of psionic weapons that differ in size, length, and power which she uses in combat.

Jean as the White Phoenix of the Crown.

The relationship between Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force and the nature of the powers she has is portrayed in a variety of ways throughout the character’s history. In the initial plotline of the Phoenix being a manifestation of Jean’s true potential, these powers are considered her own,] as part of Claremont and Byrne’s desire to create “the first cosmic superheroine”.

However, since the retcon of the Phoenix as a separate entity from Jean Grey, depictions of these powers vary; these include Jean being one of many hosts to the Phoenix and “borrowing” its “Phoenix powers” during this time, being a unique host to the Phoenix, and being one with the Phoenix.

She is later described as the only one currently to be able to hold the title of “White Phoenix of the Crown” among the many past, present, and future hosts of the Phoenix. Jean — both young and adult versions — is also the only character ever to force the Phoenix against its own cosmic will to do anything while not presently a host to its powers. In one instance Jean forcibly ripped the.


For one reason or another, Jean Grey (both young and old) has, on more than one occasion, been repeatedly resurrected by either the Phoenix or apparently her sheer force of will without Phoenix.  In some depictions, these resurrections are immediately after she or whoever she is reviving is killed.

while other depictions indicate that a resurrection must occur at a “correct” time, sometimes taking a century. During the height of the Psych Wars, Young Jean was able to forcibly make the Phoenix Force restore her to life, despite the Phoenix’s adamant resolve not to do so, completely recreating her body after it had been vaporized.

Some time later, after her body was taken over and completely devoured by a Poison, a small part of Jean’s mind survived and, despite itself, was able to infect the whole Poison Hive and destroy it from the inside out, subsequently using nothing but her mind to reconstruct her body. This leaves Jean believing that she may not even be human anymore.

This is not the first time Jean was resurrected without the Phoenix; in one instance, she was even able to fully resurrect herself after being clinically dead completely independent of the Phoenix Force.

Jean Grey Movie

Dark Phoenix also is known as X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics X-Men characters, produced by 20th Century Fox and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

It is the twelfth installment of the X-Men film series, and the sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse 2016. The film is written and directed by Simon Kinberg in his feature directorial debut and stars an ensemble cast featuring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, and Jessica Chastain.

It is the first film in the series to not feature Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in any capacity. In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men must face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission in space goes wrong.