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Adaptations of Jean Grey in other media
Created byStan Lee
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceX-Men #1 (September 1963)
Films and television
Film(s)X-Men (2000)
X2 (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Dark Phoenix (2019)
X-Men (1992)
X-Men: Evolution (2000)
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Video game(s)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 Super War (2019)

Jean Grey is a member of the X-Men, and has been included in almost every media adaptation of the X-Men franchise, including film, television and video games.

Television and visual media

Early TV appearances


Jean Grey as Phoenix in the X-Men animated series.
Jean Grey as Phoenix in the X-Men animated series.

Jean Grey is a central character in X-Men: The Animated Series, voiced by Catherine Disher. As in the comics, she was in a relationship with Cyclops, eventually marrying him while being the target of Wolverine's unrequited affection. For the most part, she was a warm, friendly person who when necessary stepped in and played peace maker between Cyclops and Wolverine. As far as her relationship with Cyclops was concerned, they were very happy and content with each other, in stark contrast to Gambit and Rogue often fighting and bickering. The entire saga of the Phoenix is retold and adapted in season three, subdivided into the five-part "Phoenix Saga" in which Jean acquires the power of the Phoenix and the battle for the M'Kraan Crystal occurs, and the "Dark Phoenix Saga", showcasing the battle with the Hellfire Club, the Phoenix's transformation into Dark Phoenix (voiced by Tracey Moore), and the battle to decide her fate. These particular episodes are as close as the cartoon came to directly duplicating the comic book storylines – the "Dark Phoenix Saga" is so accurate to the original stories that the episodes have the additional credit "Based on stories by Chris Claremont". She also appears in the 1990s Spider-Man series along with the rest of the X-Men.

X-Men: Evolution

Jean Grey appears as a central character in X-Men: Evolution, voiced by Venus Terzo. She is a popular soccer player, and also teaches and trains the mutant students of Xavier Institute. When humans found out about the existence of mutants, Jean was accused of using her psionic powers for things that she successfully accomplished without using her powers, such as playing soccer in school. At one point, Jean lost control of her powers which caused her to be uncontrollably read people's minds telepathically. The X-Men were having a hard time trying to help her, but luckily Rogue was present and used her own powers to drain enough of Jean's energy for Scott to prompt her to focus on Scott. Jean has a fear of clowns, which Mesmero used to take control of her mind.

At the start of the series, she dated popular but unpleasant football player, Duncan Matthews while struggling with growing feelings for her longtime friend and teammate, Scott Summers. In the third season, Jean finally severed ties with Duncan and began a strong and close romantic relationship with Scott; after saving Scott from nearly being murdered by Mystique.

After Apocalypse's defeat, Professor X had a prophetic vision that Jean would eventually become possessed by the Phoenix Force and become the X-Men's enemy.

Wolverine and the X-Men

Jean Grey appears in Wolverine and the X-Men, voiced by Jennifer Hale.[1] This version became amnesiac after the destruction of the Xavier Institute, and was manipulated by the Hellfire Club. By using the combined telepathic powers of both Emma and the Stepford Cuckoos, they mentally tricked Jean into doing what they wanted by using images of Scott and Professor X. But the mental contact was interrupted by Scott's unusually strong psychic/telepathic connection to Jean. The Stepford Cuckoos then tried to release the Phoenix Force so they could be hosts, and seemingly succeeded. Emma was shocked when she learned the true purpose was for the Inner Circle to control the Phoenix's power when she originally thought that they were trying to release the Phoenix back into space to prevent the world from destruction. Jean and Cyclops then left to fight the Phoenix, but not before Jean angrily pinned Emma to the wall and telekinetically bound Emma with iron pipes after seeing Emma passionately kiss Cyclops. Jean was unable to subdue the Phoenix herself, prompting Cyclops to attack it, only to be struck down as Jean watched in horror. Before the Phoenix could kill Cyclops, Emma, freed by Wolverine, arrived and took the Phoenix Force into herself, seemingly dying in the process. Afterwards, Jean rejoined the X-Men, regaining her memories and reconciling with Cyclops.

The Super Hero Squad Show

Jean Grey appears in The Super Hero Squad Show, voiced by Hynden Walch.

X-Men Anime

Jean Grey appears in Marvel Anime: X-Men, voiced by Yurika Hino in Japanese and again by Jennifer Hale in the English dub. At the beginning of the series, she is consumed by the Phoenix Force and nearly destroys the world with her tremendous power, with the X-Men engaging in a brief battle with her until she ultimately sacrifices herself. Although she dies, she assists the X-Men with conflicts through a strong telepathic link in later episodes, such as saving Professor X from hallucinations and appearing as the White Phoenix of the Crown, encouraging the X-Men to keep on fighting. She was in a close romantic relationship with Cyclops, and had a necklace with a ruby stone with gold in the shape of a phoenix, a gift from him. The necklace was ultimately given to Hisako as a sign that Cyclops can finally let Jean go, as he recognizes her sacrifice as a symbol of love for her friends and the world. Her Dark Phoenix persona is taken from X-Men: The Last Stand, where her face is full of dark veins and her eyes become entirely black.

Iron Man: Armored Adventures

Jean Grey appears in Iron Man: Armored Adventures, with Venus Terzo reprising the role. In this series, she is under the alias Annie Claremont (a composite homage to her friend Annie Richardson's death that triggered her powers and Dark Phoenix Saga writer Chris Claremont). She temporarily enrolls in the same school Tony Stark, James Rhodes and Pepper Potts attend while looking for a special school for mutants in the area, and after telepathically learning about Tony and Rhodey's secret, she confides in them. Tony and Rhodes, after sympathizing with her, rush to her aid when she is kidnapped and coerced by Magneto to assassinate rabid anti-mutant politician Senator Kelly. After defeating Magneto with the help of her new friends, she is approached by Professor Charles Xavier offering her a place in the institute.


Fox Franchise

Main article: Jean Grey (film character)

Marvel Cinematic Universe

After Disney purchased Fox and Marvel regained the rights to the X-Men, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced that a film centered on mutants is in development and will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[2]

Video games

Marvel Ultimate Alliance series

Jean Grey, as Phoenix appears in the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series of games.

Capcom’s Marvel Games

Jean Grey appears in one of Capcom-developed Marvel games:


Jean Grey-Summers has appeared in several X-Men toy lines, including the popular Marvel Legends line. Her first figure appeared within the Shi'ar assortment of X-Men figures, with her wearing her green Phoenix costume and included an electronic light up hair and eyes feature. Eventually a Jean in her 1990s outfit was offered as part of an exclusive line called She-Force (Subsequently, the figure was only a repaint of a previous figure). Later, she was a part of the Onslaught assortment, this time wearing he blue and yellow costume that she wore for most of the 1990s, which was oddly preposed with very little articulation. Following this figure, she was a part of the X-Men Space Riders assortment, wearing a variation of her 1990s costume that also included added space suit parts. After this, a better looking, more articulated version of Jean in her 1990s outfit was designed and shown at Toyfair. Unfortunately, the line had later been canceled and the figure never saw release.

In Marvel Legends series 6, she appeared in her Phoenix (green) costume, with a Dark Phoenix variant. The Phoenix figure was later re-released as part of the X-Men Classics Line. A figure of Jean Grey from X-Men: The Last Stand was released in the second series of Marvel Legends from Hasbro with a Dark Phoenix variant as well.[21]

A Phoenix figurine has also been released as part of the "Superhero Squad" line of non-articulated figurines. These small scale figurines depict famous Superheroes in "kiddie" variations. Phoenix is released as a two-pack with the brown and orange costumed Wolverine. A Dark Phoenix variant has also been released as a Toys 'R' Us exclusive boxset.

A Phoenix toy was created based on the first X-Men movie. Three different variants were released. The first had her with an open top, no bra, and her hair down. The second had a redesigned head with her hair tied back, and a bra painted on underneath her open top. The third had the same tied back hair do, but the chest was redone and closed up, making it the most accurate of the three variations.

A Jean Grey-Summers figure was also created as part of Toy Biz's Famous Covers assortment. The figure depicted her in her blue and yellow 1990s outfit.

Jean Grey is the eleventh figurine in the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection.


Jean is one of the main characters in the Chaos Engine trilogy, where a trio of villains- Doctor Doom, Magneto and the Red Skull- acquire a flawed Cosmic Cube and attempt to use it to rewrite reality to fit their desires. Jean was one of the few X-Men initially unaffected by the reality rewrite as they were in the Starlight Citadel when Doom changed history, but they become caught in the subsequent changes when Magneto and the Red Skull capture the Cube. In the second book, Jean is rewritten as a loyal follower of Magneto's pursuit of human/mutant equality, but in the third book, she is reduced to a housewife in a Nazi-ruled Earth married to Scott Sommers, here a major leader of the Nazi war fleet who hides his own mutant status. Fortunately, since the Jean of the Nazi world has no psychic training, the "original" Jean is able to re-take control of her body. She is briefly captured by the Charles Xavier of this world, who helps betray mutants to the government in exchange for his own freedom, but Jean is able to rally and restore the other X-Men in time to both stop Doctor Doom taking over the Citadel and then take the Cube from the Skull to restore reality.[22]

Jean Grey was reinterpreted as Julia Ash in The Refrigerator Monologues.[23]


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