FYJG!
A blog dedicated to one of the original X-Men, Jean Grey. Having bonded with the Phoenix Force, she has become one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. This blog follows appearances of Jean Grey in current comic continuity as well as other appearances in the various Marvel universes.
New X-Men v1 #122 by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
X-Treme X-Men v1 #9 by Chris Claremont & Salvador Larroca

Scott: Jean, slow down. Should we be worried about this?
Jean: About what? About me?
Scott: It’s not the telekinesis, Logan told me you manifested a Phoenix raptor display when the U-Men attacked the school. Jean, you know what happened last time you lost control of these enormous thoughts and emotions of yours.
Jean: Do I look like i’m losing control? These are different times, Scott. Everything is different.

This scene brings up an interesting point. Others begin to realize that her powers are growing stronger than they’ve ever been. While searching for survivors in a very destroyed Genosha, she lifts 50 tons of rubble purely using her unaided telekinetic abilities. During Morrison’s run, Jean is arguably stronger than she’s ever been without drawing from the Phoenix Force and people begin to notice, including both Hank and Scott.

The caution that Scott has here is understandable, given their history with the Phoenix Force. Destruction caused by it extends beyond Earth, as does its reputation. It’s important to remember here, however, that Jean is not the same woman she was when she interacted with it, the first time she (or whatever part of her) became Phoenix. She’s older, more experienced, more confident. She believes she can control her abilities, which is a huge milestone in her development.

Throughout comics, it’s rare to see female superheroes, especially one as powerful as Jean, get to express the fact that their powers are under their  control, that they don’t need others to worry about them. It’s even rarer for them to get to maintain that sense of agency as comics progress, 

Unfortunately, that power seems to threaten some and these powerful women in comics often aren’t given the opportunity to last. In some way, that power is removed, be it through loss of abilities or through death. 

From New X-Men v1 #122, by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely

New X-Men v1 #121 by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
New X-Men v1 #120 by Grant Morrison & Igor Kordey
New X-Men v1 #120 by Grant Morrison & Igor Kordey
New X-Men v1 #120 by Grant Morrison & Igor Kordey
The Wedding of Jean Grey and Scott Summers

Marz: There are no active X-Men on the premises. You’re all alone, “Mrs. Summers,” or whatever you are. So give it up, please.
Jean: This is a school, Mr. Marz. For mutants. You’re here at 2am to cause trouble…? Do you have any idea how far out of your depth you are? You’re surrounded by invisible mutant guards. Turn around, go back to your cult leader, and tell him to expect a repair bill for our school gates.
Irina: Miss Grey…do we have any invisible mutants?
Jean: Not this semester. Just keep projecting your voices, Irina. Everything’s okay.

Even in the face of U-Men who are determined to kill children in a school in order to harvest their organs for the purpose of gaining powers, Jean chooses to first employ non-violent methods. She hopes that she can end the conflict before it escalates, primarily for the sake of the students. It sets an example for the students to avoid conflict, even when the most gruesome people and organizations are involved. While Jean was forced to take another step in protecting the students at the school, she still did not use lethal force, a contrast with other characters in the same book.

From New X-Men v1 #120, by Grant Morrison & Igor Kordey

New X-Men v1 #119 by Grant Morrison & Igor Kordey
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