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Jean Grey

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Real Name
Jean Grey (previously Jean Grey-Summers)
First Appearance
X-Men (Vol. 1) #1 (September, 1963)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Team Affliations
Phoenix Corps, The Twelve, X-Factor, X-Men, X-Terminators, All-New X-Men, A-Force
Marvel Girl, Red, Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, White Phoenix of the Crown, Redd Dayspring
Base of Operations
Westchester, New York
Telekinesis, Telepathy, Astral projection, Eidetic memory, Mind reading and control, Memory alteration and erasure, Psionic blasts, Matter and energy manipulation [as Phoenix], Time manipulation [as Phoenix] , Space travel [as Phoenix], "Cosmic fire" [as Phoenix], Disintegration energy [as Phoenix], Resurrection from death and manipulation of life energy in others [as Phoenix]
Skills and Abilities
Experienced and respected teacher, Fighting experience
Tools and Weapons

Jean Grey is a mutant superhero in the Marvel Universe and a founding member of the X-Men. She has the power of telekinesis, as well as telepathy.


Born a mutant, Jean Grey was recruited by Professor Charles Xavier to become his student and help fight for peace and equality between humans and mutants.



Jean Elaine Grey was born in Annadelle-on-Hudson, New York to John and Elaine Grey.  When Jean was ten years old, she witnessed a friend die in a traffic accident and her trauma awakened a latent telepathic power, caused by a mutation in her genes.  In that moment, she was able to feel what her friend felt as she died, which had a profound effect on Jean, causing her to become withdrawn and depressed.  For her own sake, she tried to hold back her telepathic abilities, for fear of similar experiences driving her mad.

At age eleven, a psychiatrist recommended that Jean visit with Professor Charles Xavier, a former colleague of his. Upon meeting Xavier, he revealed to Jean that they were both mutants, beings born with genetically enhanced superpowers.  The two agreed to keep their powers secret from others as Charles spent years teaching her to use her telepathic abilities, as well as helping her realize telekinetic abilities and overcoming the trauma of experiencing her friend's death telepathically.

Learning control[]

Around the same time, Charles began working on the creation of a special school or mutants that he intended Jean would join.  Charles, assisted by scientist Moira MacTaggart, worked with her until she was well enough to return home and though she had some drawbacks, she improved immensely.


Appears in X-Men Animated Series, X-Men Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men movies.