• Real Name: Jean Elaine Grey-Summers
  • AKA: Marvel Girl, Redd Dayspring, “Red”, “Jeannie”, Ms. Psyche, Marvel Le Fey, Phoenix, White Phoenix of the Crown, “Jeanie,” “Cute Tomato,” “Red Riding Hood”
  • Family: John Grey (father, deceased); Elaine Grey (mother, deceased): Sara Grey-Bailey (sister, deceased); Julia Grey (sister, deceased); Roger Grey (brother, deceased); Liam Grey (brother, deceased), Scott Summers (husband); Christopher Summers (father-in-law); Katherine Summers (mother-in-law, deceased); Paul Bailey (brother-in-law); Alexander Summers (brother-in-law); Gabriel Summers (brother-in-law), Aliya Dayspring (step-daughter-in-law, deceased); Hope Summers (step-daughter-in-law, deceased); Nathan Summers (step-son/genetic son, deceased); Tyler Dayspring (step-grandson, deceased); Hope Summers (adopted step-granddaughter); Rachel Grey (alternate reality daughter); Rachel Summers (Mother Askani) (alternate reality daughter, deceased); Nate Grey (alternate reality son); Nathan Summers (Kid Cable) (step-son/genetic son) Madelyne Pryor (clone); Stryfe (step-son’s clone, deceased)
  • Base of Operation: Krakoa, Pacific Ocean; formerly The Pointe, Atlantic Ocean; X-Lantis, Atlantis; White Hot Room; Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; X-Mansion, Hightown, Madripoor; Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, X-Haven, Limbo (formerly Salem Center, Salem Center, North Salem, Westchester County, New York) ; New Charles Xavier School for Mutants, near Roanoke, Alberta, Canada; Ship; X-Factor Complex, New York City, New York
  • Identity: Public Identity
  • Citizenship: American, Krakoan
  • Martial Status: Married
  • Occupation: Adventurer, politician; former cosmic host of White Phoenix of the Crown, acting headmistress, teacher, fashion model, laboratory assistant, student
  • Education: College-level education, some courses at the Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and Metro College
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 130 lbs (58.97 kg)
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Red
  • Origin: Mutant; later as the “one true Phoenix”
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

In comics, death doesn’t mean you’re gone forever. It means you will return to life whenever the writer wants you. Jean Grey takes it to the extreme. Introduced in X-Men #1 (1963) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Jean Grey was Xavier’s first ever student. (Not the first X-men. That was Cyclops). He trained her from childhood after she had her powers awoken just as her best friend was dying from being knocked down by a car. He eventually asked for her to come to the X-mansion, where she was introduced to the other members of the X-men. She was invited to become the first female X-man of the team, under the codename Marvel Girl. While on the team, she met and fell in love with Cyclops. When the original team was saved from Krakoa, she left the team for a while but she would help the team from time to time.

For years, Jean was a token female character, being a hostage or being involved in a love triangle. This all changed during the X-men’s most famous story-line, the Dark Phoenix saga. While trying to pilot a crashing shuttle into Jamaica Bay, she was believed killed but suddenly burst out of the lake claiming she was the Phoenix. The team didn’t think much of it at the time but Jean started to demonstrate strange behavior, including altering Kitty Pryde’s parents mind in order to let them allow Kitty to join their school. It turned out she was being manipulated by Mastermind and the Hellfire Club. They believed that they could control her as their Black Queen. However, the power of the Phoenix drove Jean crazy, causing her to go into space where she destroyed a star and killed billions of lives on a nearby planet. During a battle with the Shi’Ar guard, she sacrificed her life to stop the Phoenix from going out of control. (That the extreme digest of  that storyline).

However, it turned out that it wasn’t Jean Grey but the Phoenix taking on her appearance. Jean was found still in Jamaica Bay by the Avengers. She was reunited with Cyclops (who was married at the time with a child). The two’s minds were sent to the future to raise Cyclops’ son, Nathan, into becoming the freedom fighter Cable. Having been sent back, they reunited with the original X-men to form the X-Factor. After the Inferno arc, they all rejoined the X-men. She eventually married Cyclops. The two would leave and return to the X-men a couple of times, usually trying to live a normal life. She was eventually killed by Xorn, who was pretending to be Magneto, by stopping her heart. She stayed dead for quite a while (the longest ever) until she was recently resurrected and formed a new X-men Red team.

When it comes to Jean Grey figures, she is the female version of Spider-man / Wolverine / Iron-man. Not kidding. She has had more figures than any other female character in all of Marvel, including movie and alternate universes. Toybiz released one in their Series VI which had a Dark Phoenix variant figure. Hasbro released a load of them as well. Their first (comic book) version was a TRU exclusive Black Queen. Then she was released in an exclusive 2-pack with Cable. She was part of the Rocket Racoon wave as well as part of the All-new X-men box set. When Hasbro relaunched the X-men line in ML, they released her in the Juggernaut wave and again in a TRU 2-pack with Cyclops. She received another figure as part of the 80th Anniversary Love Triangle box set. In what was to be the SDCC exclusive of 2020, they remade her Black Queen version as part of a box set with other members of the Inner Circle. As part of the House of X wave, she would receive a new figure which works for both the Graduated costume as well as the House of X costume. She would receive another Dark Phoenix version as part of the second X-men Retro wave.

First Appearance

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Toys-R-Us Exclusive Marvel Legends All-New X-men box set Marvel Girl (with Cyclops, Iceman, Angel and Beast)

  • Background:
    • When the team first started, all the X-men wore almost identical costumes with Jean Grey wearing a female version. It was also the first time she went by the name Marvel Girl. Not only was it Jean’s first costume, but it would become the standard costume for all new members of the team, including Kitty Pryde and later young students.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • I have always loved getting a First Appearance costume and this is the only version of her at the moment. However, at the time, the team were still teenagers so an adult build was not suitable for her. I say get this set if you are a big Jean Grey fan or just love a First Appearance collection.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. I think Hasbro needs to redo this version on the teen body (along with most of the set).

Graduation Gift/ House of X

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men: House Of X Tri-Sentinel (Theta Sentinel) Wave – Marvel Girl

  • Background:
    • After the team defeated the alien race the Z’Noc, Xavier announced that they had all graduated from his school. To celebrate, he gave them all individual costumes designed and made by Jean Grey. (In real life, this was done to try a boast the comic’s bad sales.) She would later return to this costume a couple of times and it would become her costume that she wore in House of X/Power of X.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you got the Graduated Cyclops then you may want to have this for that collection. It is needed for a Jean Grey collection as well as completing the main team from the HOX team.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.


Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Juggernaut Wave Phoenix

  • Background:
    • When Jean Grey burst out of Jamaica Bay after she crashed with a plane, she was first seen wearing this iconic costume. It has since become her signature costume.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This figure is an absolute must for any X-men fan. It is a big part of the team history and is part of  probably the most important story line that the X-men ever had.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Hasbro only just redid it. If you don’t like the head then you can switch it with the Dark Phoenix 2-pack head.

Black Queen

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

  • Background:
    • For months Mastermind and the Hellfire Club had been manipulating Jean with delusions of a romance with Mastermind. This was a plan to try a control her. She eventually joined the Hellfire Club as the club’s Black Queen. During a fight with the X-men, Mastermind’s control over Jean broke, leading to………………..
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is not something people need. It was a short lived costume. But since they have made some of the other members of the Hellfire Clubs then you could get this to that display. (However, I would recommend getting it for the Selene rather then the Jean Grey.) Get this for Jean Grey collections if you most.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. Hellfire Club box set? <- Did I predict this? Anyhow, now that it was remade, No need for a remake

Dark Phoenix

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Toys-R-Us Exclusive Marvel Legends 2-pack Dark Phoenix (with Cyclops) OR X-men Retro wave 2 – Dark Phoenix

  • Background:
    • ……..Jean Grey’s control over the Phoenix force broke after being manipulated by the Hellclub Club. She then went into space on a mad rampage eventually destroying a star, which explosion destroyed a nearby planet, killing billions of lives. A Shi’Ar ship had witness this, so when Jean returned to Earth she was captured by the Shi’Ar and put on trail for her crimes. The X-men tried to save her with Trail by Combat but Jean, feeling the Phoenix was taking over again, sacrificed her life in order to prevent it.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Another figure that is an absolute most for any X-men fan, mostly for the same reason as the green one above. This was also voted one of the best figures of 2017 so it is a great set to get. If you missed the TRU version you can get the Retro version.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Gold Strike Team

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Fan Channel Exclusive Marvel Legends Love Triangle Set Jean Grey with Wolverine and Cyclops

  • Background:
    • After the members of the original X-factor rejoined the X-men after the Inferno event, there was too many members for one team. So the team was split up into two teams with one being led by Cyclops and the other by Storm. Jean was a member of Storm’s Gold team. Most of the X-men either got new costumes or upgraded classics.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Hasbro have completed the Jim Lee versions of the X-men, so this is needed for that. Also if you want to have all the costumes from the animated series, which was based on the Jim Lee style, then get this.
  • 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.

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