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The Real Lance Eason

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Unstable Molecule

Location: Calgary, AB Canada
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Subj: Ugh, I forgot that was how they retconned the original Jean/Phoenix arc...
Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 05:56:42 pm EDT (Viewed 166 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Phoenix Force seems to mess with people's minds pretty hard...
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 02:26:53 pm EDT (Viewed 207 times)

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It's hard to determine how much the Phoenix Force influences its hosts. On the spectrum we've seen:

- "Jean" in X-Men #101 - 137 was not Jean, but the Phoenix itself inside a facsimile of Jean's body.
- Haven't read the issues, but I think the real Jean hosted the Phoenix in the 90's without going crazy.
- Rachel has hosted (at least some) of the Phoenix force without it corrupting her (and this despite growing up in a concentration camp, being forced to hunt down her own kind for extermination, and a myriad of other childhood abuses).
- And now the whole Phoenix Five has essentially gone from saintly saviors to power-hungry destroyers (and three became murderers).

How much can we blame the Phoenix here? There is no consistent showing.

When they brought Jean back for X-Factor. Ruined the whole point of the original story.

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