Phoenix • PL 13
- Jean Grey
STR 1, STA 3, AGL 2, DEX 3, FGT 3, INT 2, AWE 9, PRE 3
Force Field: Protection 13, Sustained • 13 points
Levitation: Flight 8 (500 mph), Subtle • 17 points
Mental Shields: Enhanced Will 4, Impervious Will 6, Limited to Mental effects • 8 points
Phoenix: Feature (Firebird effect; +2 to Intimidation), Immunity 10 (Life Support), Sustained; Immortality 12 (15 minutes), Side Effect (Exhausted) • 17 points
Psychic Senses: Senses 6 (Acute Accurate Ranged Radius Detect Minds, Extended Mental 1) • 7 points
Telekinesis: Damaging Move Object 16, Extra Mass 4 (25 ktons) • 52 points
- AE Psychokinesis: 250’ Burst Area Selective Move Object 8 (6 tons), Precise, Subtle • 1 point
AE Psychic Blast: Perception Damage 13, Alternate Resistance (Will) • 1 point
AE Mind Scan: Cumulative Mind Reading 13, Sensory Link • 1 point
AE Molecular Telekinesis: Perception Transform 7 (Anything to Anything), Concentration, Continuous • 1 point
AE Telekinetic Force: Create Movable Telekinetic Force Field 13, Selective, Stationary • 1 point
Attractive, Extraordinary Effort, Improved Disarm, Teamwork
Acrobatics 2 (+4), Athletics 4 (+5), Close Combat: Unarmed 4 (+7), Deception 0 (+3/+5) [Attractive], Expertise: Teacher 3 (+5), Insight 0 (+9), Intimidation 6 (+9), Perception 0 (+9), Persuasion 5 (+8/+10) [Attractive], Ranged Combat: Telekinesis 7 (+10), Stealth 0 (+0), Vehicles 3 (+6)
Mind Blast (Perception Affliction 13), Telekinesis +10 (Damaging Move Object 16), Unarmed +7 (Damage 1)
Parry 7, Dodge 9, Fort 3, Will 9, Toughness 16/3*
* without Force Field
Abilities 52 + Powers 90 + Advantages 4 + Skills 14 + Defenses 11 = Total 171 points
Motivation: Jean is dedicated to Xavier’s dream of peaceful co-existence between all peoples.
Enemy: The Shi’ar Empire want the Phoenix destroyed; they consider it a universal menace.
Prejudice: Jean is a mutant.
Relationships: Especially with Cyclops, but also Wolverine, Storm, and Professor X.
The original idea, as I understand it, was for Phoenix to be for the X-Men what Thor was to the Avengers. It went wrong because she was more than just a powerhouse; she could do nearly anything, and the combination of power and flexibility made her unmanageable. That led us to Dark Phoenix.
As Phoenix, Jean is on par with Thor and Xavier, and still in control of herself. Her powers get a few tweaks besides being turned up to 13. She gains molecular telekinesis and loses astral projection; her force field comes out of her array, allowing her to use whatever’s scariest without sacrificing defense. She also gets a small set of purely Phoenix powers, notably immortality and the ability to survive in space. I never really bought the “cosmic flames” thing; the firebird seems to be mostly special effect, but a very impressive one so she gets a minor bonus to Intimidation when using it.
As always, you could give her a boatload of telepathic alternate effects, but I think it works better to just let her power stunt those. She is constantly doing new power stunts and using hero points to offset the fatigue; that’s one of the things that so scares the other X-Men.
Dave Cockrum created an incredible look for Jean; both the costume and the firebird effect deserve to be remembered after all these years.