Jean Grey

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Name: Jean Grey-Summers
Occupation: Superhero, student, medical doctor (X-Men Movieverse), teacher/mentor, fashion model
Title/Rank: Marvel Girl, Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, White Phoenix, Ariel, Redd Dayspring
Location: White Hot Room; formerly:
Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, New York;
X-Factor Complex, New York
Status: generally varies through the universes or storyline in the comics/cartoons/movies if she's alive or dead
Relationships: John Grey (father), Elaine Grey (mother),
Sara Grey-Bailey (sister), Julia Grey (sister), Roger Grey (brother), Liam Grey (brother),
Madelyne Pryor (Goblin Queen, genetic clone/"sister"),
Scott Summers (Cyclops, love interest/ex-husband), Logan Howlett (Wolverine, love interest),
Paul Bailey (brother-in-law), Alex Summers (Havok, AU!Mutant X husband/brother-in-law), Gabriel Summers (Vulcan, brother-in-law),
Rachel Grey (AU!Days of the Future Past daughter), Nathan Summers (Cable, adopted son), Nate Grey (X-Man, AU!AOA son),
Hope Summers (adopted granddaughter through Cable),
Warren Worthington III (Angel/Archangel, friend/love interest), Duncan Matthews (X-Men: Evolution love interest),
Fandom: Marvel Comics, X-Men, X-Men Movieverse, X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men
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Jean Grey is the alter ego of Phoenix and Marvel Girl from the Marvel Comics series The X-Men. She generally appears as a main character in all the X-Men universes such as Marvel Comics: Earth-616, X-Men: The Animated Series, X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, and X-Men Movieverse.


Jean Grey is a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her powers first manifested when she saw her childhood friend being hit by a car.

Jean first appeared as Marvel Girl in X-Men #1 (September 1963).

Famke Janssen plays her in the X-Men Movieverse.

She appeared in X-Men: The Animated Series voiced by Catherine Disher. In Wolverine and the X-Men she is voiced by Jennifer Hale and in X-Men: Evolution voiced by Venus Terzo. She also appeared in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, The Super Hero Squad Show voiced by Hynden Walch, and in the Iron Man: Armored Adventures animated series again voiced by Terzo.


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The most popular het pairings for Jean Grey is Jean/Scott Summers and Jean/Logan Howlett aka Wolverine. A popular femslash pairing for Jean is for her to be with Emma Frost due to their animosity in the comics (generally because of each others romantic interest towards Scott).


X-Men: Evolution

Jean was a popular character in the series. Despite this, Jean gained a lot of hate in this series, with many non-fans of Jean accusing her as a "Mary Sue" and "bitchy"[1] - thus in many fanworks is portrayed as such and was often bashed in fanfiction.

Jean was mainly shipped with Scott, or Duncan (often as a past/side/background pairing). Jean was actually rarely shipped with Logan - probably due to the age difference. Femslash pairings of Jean/Rogue and Jean/Kitty also appeared.

X-Men Movieverse

Again Jean was mainly shipped with Scott and Logan, otherwise she is also shipped with Ororo and Rogue.

With the release of X-Men Apocalypse, a younger Jean appears and while still shipped with the above (Scott and Logan in particular), fans also started shipping her with Scarlet Witch of Marvel Cinematic Universe, Charles Xavier, and Quicksilver. XMA's version of Phoenix is often praised compared to the X3 version, which many disliked.

Wolverine and the X-Men

Jean is mainly shipped with Scott and Logan.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.






Animated Series:

Wolverine & the X-Men:






Archives and Fannish Links






  1. In Defense of Jean Grey (X-Men: Evolution). Fuck Yeah, Controversial Characters!. 2015. (Accessed August 11, 2015)