Black Rook II

Goblin Queen I

Red Queen

Nick Name
Civilian ID
Madelyne Jennifer "Maddie" Pryor-Summers



Legal Status
Presumed deceased citizen of the United States.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Unrevealed laboratory of Mr. Sinister.
Group Affiliation
Hellfire Club
Base of Operations

Anchorage, Alaska


5' 6"
110 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Clone of a mutant able to access the Phoenix Force which empowers her consciousness to manifest telepathy, psychokinesis, and transmutation powers that draw forth the physical and mental evils of others.

Note: As Anodyne; Pryor was mystically enhanced by the Norse god Loki, enabling the ability to mentally and physically heal others.

Common Enemies



Regularly Appearing

Uncanny X-Men

X-Factor Vol. 1

X-Man Vol. 2

First Appearance

Madelyne Pryor

Uncanny X-Men #168 (April, 1983)


X-Men/Alpha Flight #1 (Dec. 1985)

Goblyn Queen I

Uncanny X-Men #234 (Sept. 1988)


Madelyne Pryor

Chris Claremont & Paul Smith

Goblyn Queen I

Chris Claremont & Marc Silvestri


The genetic engineer Mr. Sinister created a clone obtained from a cell sample of Jean Grey (Phoenix II) accelerating its growth and causing it to rapidly mature to adulthood.

While Jean Grey was placed into suspended animation by the cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force, it took on a portion of Grey's consciousness and her identity to better understand humanity. While a member of the X-Men, Phoenix was manipulated by Mastermind - transforming into a being known as the Dark Phoenix. Repulsed by the Dark Phoenix's destruction that portion of Grey's personality asserted itself and caused the Dark Phoenix to abandon its physical form.

The portion of Grey's personality co-opted by the Phoenix Force returned to Earth, but because of the Phoenix's atrocities was rejected by the still sleeping Grey. The memories of the Phoenix would then key into Grey's clone giving her consciousness.

Mr. Sinister eventually used his clone, he named Madelyne Pryor, to initiate his plan to create a superhuman offspring from the genetics of Jean Grey and Scott Summers (Cyclops).

Sinister sent Pryor to Alaska and placed her in a job as a pilot for North Star Airways, the air freight company run by Summers' grandparents. When Summers first met Pryor he was immediately enamoured with her because of her resemblance to his first love, Grey, who was still believed to be dead. The two were married and would eventually have a child named Nathan Christopher Summers (Cable).

Shortly after the infant was born, Cyclops and his fellow X-Man Storm held a competition to determine which of them would be leader of the X-Men. As yet, Pryor was unaware of her own latent superhuman abilities. However, she did not want Scott to divide his time between her and the X-Men, so she unconsciously used her fledgling powers to influence the contest. As a result, Cyclops lost, and he retired to live with Pryor and their son in Anchorage.

When Grey's suspended and now healed body was found by the Avengers - the strains in Summer's and Pryor's marriage became to great and she left taking their son. Summers would readopt his identity as Cyclops leading the members of the original X-Men in a team known as X-Factor.

Learning that Grey was still alive, Mr. Sinister decided to eliminate Pryor, lest the truth of her origin be exposed. Unleashing the team of assassins known as the Marauders, Pryor used her emerging powers to defend herself - but Mr. Sinister abducted her infant son.

Taking refuge with the X-Men, Pryor began experiencing dreams sent to her by the demons N'astirh and S'ym, that played upon her deep insecurities and tempted her with offers of power and vengeance. Finally, Pryor's superhuman powers fully emerged and with legions of demonic minions she took on the identity of the Goblyn Queen.