Phoenix Force


  • Real Name: Phoenix Force
  • AKA: Dark Phoenix, White Phoenix, World Destroyer, Phal’kon, Void Falcon, White Phoenix of the Crown,[citation needed] Phoenix,[6] Black Queen, Starchilde, “The-End-Of-All-That-Is”, Miz Destiny (under Mesmero’s control), Firebird, “the evil, omnipotent firebird”, The Big Bang, Chaos-Bringer, Marvel Girl, Black Angel, Ravager of Worlds, Jean Grey
  • Family: K’ythri (“brother”); Sharra (“sister”)
  • Base of Operation: White Hot Room; formerly Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
  • Identity: Secret Identity
  • Citizenship: –
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Celestial elemental; adventurer (while possessing host); formerly Avatar of Death
  • Education: –
  • Gender: Agender
  • Height: Variable (Immeasurable, unless it is within a host)
  • Weight: Variable (Immeasurable, unless it is within a host)
  • Eyes: Variable (varies on host)
  • Hair: Variable (varies on host)
  • Unusual Feature: It takes the form of a large Phoenix
  • Origin: Abstract Entity
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

It is the being of life, death and rebirth. Introduced in X-Men #101 (1976), the Phoenix Force is one of the oldest cosmic entities in the Marvel Universe. It would travel across the universe, endowing mortals with its powers. One of the earliest known mortals was the Earthling cave woman, Firehair, who would join the Avengers BC to stop some mad Celestials. It would later become worshipped by the Shi’Ar as one of their gods, with Rook’shir becoming its host. However, he would be driven mad by the Force and became the Dark Phoenix, leading to a rampage that made the Shi’Ar fear the Force.

It would return to Earth a number of times, like when its host was a Viking woman. This led to the force being worshipped as the Thunderbird by Native American. Another host was from Kun’Lun, the home of the Iron Fist. Centuries later, it would encounter her most famous host, Jean Grey. Copying her personality and placing Jean in a cocoon, it would replace Jean in the X-men. However, it would become corrupted by the Hellfire club and became the Dark Phoenix. This led to the Shi’Ar putting it in a trail by combat, which led Jean’s personality to sacrifice herself to stop the Phoenix. The Phoenix would then choose Madeline Pryor as her next host before moving onto Rachel Summers.

When Jean return from the dead and Xavier opened the school to all mutants, it would bond with Jean again, but Jean would die again when she was killed my Xorn. It would try and resurrect Jean but was stopped by the X-men and would later be forced to bond with the Stepford Cuckoo and their hundreds of clones. During the AVX, it was “destroyed” by Iron Man but was absorbed by 5 X-men member, Cyclops, Magik, Emma Frost, Namor and Colossus. They tried to use the Force to help the world but became corrupted by it leading to Cyclops absorbing all of it. He was stopped by Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers, who took the force in herself. Hope used the power to restore mutantkind after M-day.

Cyclops would later reveal that he had a Phoenix egg which he used to bond with the force and use to try and stop the Incursions but was instead taken by Mr. Fantastic Arc. He arrived in Doom’s battle world and tried to help restore the Multiverse but was destroyed by Doom. It would of course be resurrected when the universe was restored. It would be bonded with Thane to defeat his father Thanos and later Quentin Quire to in the Asgard war against the Shi’Ar gods. After trying to bond with the younger Jean, it would resurrect the older one, but she rejected her. It would later take many heroes and villains and made them compete to be its new host with Echo becoming the winner.

Phoenix, or rather Jean Grey’s version, is an extremely popular version of the Phoenix Force, receiving many figures over the years. It would receive a figure and a Dark Phoenix variant as part of series 6 Toybiz line. It was to get a White Room variant as well as a Phoenix 5 Cyclops, but both were cancelled by Hasbro. It did receive an upgrade as part of the Juggernaut wave. This was later given a Dark Phoenix version as a TRU 2-pack with Cyclops. This version was later repainted and re-release as part of the X-men Retro wave 2.

Phoenix Force

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Series 6 – Phoenix Force Stand packed in with Phoenix

  • Background:
    • Like the mythical creature that Marvel based this on, the Phoenix Force takes on the appearance of a flaming bird.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • If you managed to find the standby itself, it’s well worth it to display with one of the Phoenix figures we have gotten over the years. Don’t bother getting it MIB as you will be paying quite a premium for it.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • Yes.

Jean Grey

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Juggernaut wave – Phoenix

  • Background:
    • When the X-men were about to crash land in a space shuttle, Jean was piloting it to safety when the Force notice her panic. Choosing Jean as its next host, it copied Jean’s mind, personality and body and placed her in a cocoon. It took Jean’s place in the X-men were it remained for many months.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • Probably both Jeans and the Phoenix most famous form. You will need this for your X-men collection.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • No. 

Black Queen

Recommend Figure: Hasbro SDCC Exclusive Marvel Legends Hellfire Club Box set – Black Queen with Sabastian Shaw, Emma Frost and Donald Pierce

  • Background:
    • After months of manipulating her, the Phoenix Force joined the Hellfire Club, taking on the mantle of the Black Queen. Mastermind (Jason Wyngard) hoped to use Jean to buy his way into the Inner Circle, but the Phoenix became corrupted.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • Honestly for this set I would recommend getting it for the other characters and using this figure as a Selene figure to build up the Hellfire Club.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • No. 

Dark Phoenix

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Retro Wave 2 – Phoenix Saga Dark Phoenix

  • Background:
    • After being corrupted by the Hellfire Club and its own powers, The Phoenix would go on a rampage, destroying an entire galaxy, included an inhabited world.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • Another important version of the Character, you will need this for your X-men display, either as a member of the team or the villains shelf.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • No. 


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not facts. Please let me know if I have missed anything.