|Primal Force of the Universe|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Near omnipotent primal force of the Universe which derives its power from the psyches of all living beings.
Excalibur Vol. 1
|X-Men Vol. 1 #101 (Oct. 1976)|
|Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum|
The X-Men were kidnapped by Sentinels controlled by Steven Lang, and brought to his space station. Defeating their adversary the X-Men were forced to fly a space shuttle through a solar storm. Grey volunteered to pilot the spacecraft and was exposed to a deadly amount of radiation. Dying of radiation poisoning she was approached by the Phoenix Force which offered to save her and her teammates.
After the shuttle crashed in Jamaica Bay near New York the X-Men escaped and from the depths emerged the woman they thought was Jean Grey - who now called herself Phoenix.