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NAME: Dr. Jean Grey
ALIAS: Jeannie, Phoenix
MEMBER GROUP: X-Men
POWERS AND ABILITIES: **Omega-Level Mutant**
Telepathy - Not only can Jean read minds, it is mere childplay in comparison to her other abilities. She can place thoughts in others' minds, use pure psionic force to mentally stun, create near flawless illusions, and can control the minds of everyone within a radius of 50 yards. Oftentimes, her telepathy is difficult to control, and she might have daydreams that manifest themselves in rooms. Also, the chatter of countless thoughts can drive her to the point of distraction. In the day-to-day, Jean monitors things. If a particularly stressful, irritating, or any other trying situations come along, Jean will make herself immediately available to be able to take care of it. She very rarely fully delves into minds around her, as she knows the danger of getting lost, aside from the obvious invasion of privacy.
Weaknesses: Jean's powers are connected to her life force, so overuse and exhaustion make a marked difference in either their effectiveness or her own health. For example, if she is moving things that are overlarge, extremely heavy, or a great many items, it will begin with a nosebleed if she wishes to maintain the telekinetic abilities. If she persists or takes on more, her vision becomes impaired, and if she does not taper off, she can and will lose consciousness. Her Telepathy is similar, though not identical. She is very rarely able to shut out the constant chatter from others, and if a personality is strong enough, it will distract Jean enough to completely block out her own thoughts, or she may get their thoughts confused, trying to shut them out, which can knock someone out - herself included. She can create illusions, and she sometimes gets these confused with reality.
PLAYBY: Danneel Ackles
PLAYER NAME: Auri
OTHER CHARACTERS: None...at present.
Shopping - she's still a woman, mutant or not.
Swimming - it deadens the sounds, both mutant-type and real world, and it gives her a kind of silence she rarely gets.
Hiking - like the above, it gives her a peace she can rarely find.
The silence of the forest - aside from the quiet, being surrounded by nature at its best is beautiful.
Solitude, particularly when she works - Jean never finds herself alone, so when she has time to process her numerous thoughts...it's lovely.
Friends - with the dis/advantage of her powers, when she finds a genuine friend, nothing is better, in her mind.
Piloting - it's normal - as normal as her life can get, and she loves being able to indulge in it...and it satisfies the speed demon in her, especially when Ororo gives her some tricky weather to handle.
Carelessness - with the world changing as much as it is, this is inexcusable in Jean's eyes.
Abuse - again, this is inexcusable, and Jean has no respect for abusers.
Hopelessness - it leads to a dark place in Jean, and she always tries to be an optimist...though the realists that surround her can make that a bit difficult.
An inability to help - with her abilities, Jean truly believes that she should always be able to help.
A Loss of Control - Jean has hurt the ones she loves, it is a truth that is unconscionable. Having to cope with that is enough, but the constant fear that it could happen again is, at times, crippling.
Combat - Jean is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, and has worked hard to utilize her powers with this, but also has studied how to fight without her abilities.
Poker Face - using a combination of her powers and her experience with people, Jean has carefully assembled a mask for each and every person she meets. This proves beneficial in unknown situations, as she is practiced at playing the facade and winning the trust of others.
Loss of Control - Despite great effort, Jean is still an Omega-level mutant, with power levels that are off the charts. This makes it tremendously difficult for her to try and control, and she does fail on occasion. The most common form, however, is when she feels the emotions of those around her most acutely - it can be utterly crippling.
Her Family - she loves certain people with her whole heart - Ororo, Logan, Xavier, and most of all, Scott - and she would do anything for them. And she doesn't know how to fix the past, though she's always trying.
GOALS: Jean wants to win back the trust of her loved ones, and she wants to see her students succeed and be able to live as normal of lives as they can.
FEARS: Despite having been lost to death more than once, Jean keeps beating the odds...surviving, and returning. But she is terrified that she will have no one to return to, that they will move on without her. As much pain as it causes her, she knows it causes them pain as well, and she despises causing it.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: To say that Jean is confident is a far cry of from reality. She is extremely comfortable in her own skin, or at least this is how she presents herself to others. Jean does not allow others access to her myriad of emotions - she assembles a careful mask for each and every person she meets, using their thoughts, their perceptions of her, to decide how to act around them. She falters around her close friends, though, particularly Ororo and Scott - even Logan can break through. Despite her confident presentation, Jean is afraid of her powers - she's seen their good, and now she has seen their very bad. Everything she does is now in an effort to rectify her past mistakes, because, despite all of it - good, bad, etc. - her powers are part of her, they make up who she is...and that means that bad, that evil that cause such destruction, is a part of her as well.
Sometimes, Jean winds up acting as the school counselor, mostly because, with her powers, there are no blinders anyone can put up for her. But, of course, she puts up blinders for herself. But Jean knows the importance of guiding the younger generations, to show them that their powers don't have to control them, and that, despite good and bad existing, humanity is what's important - it is what needs protecting, the innocent and true.
Since finding that she can create rather intricate illusions, even for herself to witness, she has difficulty convincing herself what is real and not. In an attempt to "fix" this problem, she meditates more often, or loses herself in work. It's the safest for all those involved, and gives Jean a chance to "reset," to be herself for five minutes of the day. But she feels it is important to maintain those facades, to ensure people see what they think they need to see, because Jean refuses to be a burden, and ultimately, that is how she sees herself.
Typically, Jean is found smiling, with a bright, sometimes sarcastic sense of humor. She always tries to keep the mood light, unless, of course, the situation doesn't call for it. She enjoys spending time with her friends or, climbing and hiking to get away from the endless voices. Waking up from the dead has put a damper on her spirits - being gone for so long, facing those she's hurt, and having to own up to the reality of the power she has. Despite her good facade, her presentation of moving forward, Jean feels trapped, stuck in a rut...and she is unsure of what to do next, because normality seems to be completely out of the question, even the normality she was used to before she went under the waters that made the Phoenix rise.
BIRTHPLACE: Annadale-on-Hudson, New York
RESIDENCE: Presently, none. Used to maintain a room just off of her office.
PARENTS: John & Elaine Grey
SIBLINGS: Sara Grey-Bailey (sister), Julia Grey (sister), Roger Grey (brother), Liam Grey (brother)
Logan Howlett - Despite their flirtation, Jean considers him a dear friend, one who tends to understand the most difficult of phychological entanglements that sometimes get the best of her. And she trusts him in every way.
Charles Xavier - The first person who told her the truth, and despite many misunderstandings, she believes he always has the best in mind, and therefore will always stand by his side.
IMPORTANT PERSON: Scott Summers - Their on-again-off-again relationship has been always on in both their eyes, but devotions to the schools and interruptions by going missing, dying...all the normal stuff, has always made things difficult.
OVERALL HISTORY: Jean Grey was raised a normal girl by her Professor father and mother. Her siblings were loud, raucous, and, though she was not the eldest, she often assisted her mother in reining them in. She often helped, and was a tireless girl, acting less her age than one might expect - particularly as she clearly loved to learn. And was often found in Professor Grey's extensive library with a book.
While she was still very young, around seven years old, she was playing with her best friend, Annie Richardson. Their play ventured out into the street after a stray ball, and Annie volunteered to go after it. But a driver wasn't paying attention as it sped down the suburbian street. Annie was struck by the car and killed. Jean, ever the caregiver, tried desperately to save Annie, and ran into the street. It was then that her powers unexpectedly developed - strong and far outside her control, long before the usual prepubescence. The car was thrown by her telekinesis into a tree, and, in her last few moments, Jean unwillingly linked minds with Annie...and the young mutant literally felt the other girl die, felt her pain and realization that the view of the clouds in the sky above would be her last...
For the next three years, Jean slipped into catatonia. At first, she believed it had been her own connection that had killed Annie, but the numerous Doctors Dr. and Mrs. Grey spoke with assured her she was not. Then she realized the voices in her head were actually thoughts, and she could hear just precisely what they thought of her. All of a sudden, the usual child's terror was the lesser concern. Jean could hear them all, feel them all. And they did not understand what she could, how they were nothing like her.
The previously very vocal child folded in on herself. While her parents, for a time, believed she was merely going through the mourning process, Jean was growing more powerful and began practicing, but she often lost control. Children at school who were bullies or disliked her were often found having lost consciousness, seemingly at random. Her parents at last found out her secret when she was ten and she was throwing a tantrum, sending her possessions spinning about the room.
At age eleven, Jean was referred to Professor Xavier, an expert in telepathy. Jean's parents were evasive about their daughter, referring to her mutation as her "illness." He recommended she live at the mansion, showing Jean that she didn't have to be afraid, nor was she all powerful, correctly guessing that her abilities were difficult for her to control. And so began her life in the school, clearly making her choice then of Charles' methods over Erik's. However, Charles Xavier was worried - he had never come across a mutant so powerful, and so took it upon himself to place a series of mental blocks upon her powers, limiting them and making them within the realm of reason for one so young - thus controlling the raw power that so enamored Magneto in the first place.
Relatively quickly, Jean went from being completely uncontrolled, to having a remarkable amount of self-confidence and she excelled with her powers...and her studies. She no longer had to be afraid of being judged, as she was surrounded by people like herself, and she could learn about and be proud of her abilities. Xavier slowly began giving her more access, though she simply believes the powers are like a muscle that she is exercising and making stronger. Jean learned everything she could about the X-gene, studying most particularly under Xavier's tutelage, as he was the leading mind in the area.
Despite wanting desperately to become an X-Man when the initiative was first proposed, Xavier waited until he was certain she could handle the pressure of something so important. In the meantime, Jean took it upon herself to help the younger and newer students in their studies, falling in love with just how she could help others like herself. When Xavier felt she had enough control and power, Jean became a member of the X-Men and over the years, though they had always been friends, Jean developed more than a crush on teammate Scott Summers. It never felt like quite enough, and Jean felt herself growing increasingly restless, knowing and wanting to do more. As a distraction and goal, she managed to convince the Professor to allow her to attend college. Having an impressive drive, she received her PhD and became a practicing doctor at age 25.
Returning to the school to become their doctor as well as a member of the X-men, Jean at last began a relationship with colleague Scott Summers. They fit rather well together, and he became her support as her powers grew further. She made no secret of her support of Mutant Rights, despite the Brotherhood working to ruin their efforts with a violent campaign of their own. Her support was public, using her studies and knowledge of the x-gene evolution, both personal and professional, in her stand.
It was helping their friend and colleague that Jean's world first disappeared...into the depths of a lake. During the events at Alkali Lake, the dam was compromised, and collapsing, guaranteed to kill all of them. The only way to stop the water and make sure the others were safe - to get them out - was to stand strong, using both her body's life force and powers to give the jet time to get in the air and escape. But Jean was swallowed by the waters.
When she emerged, some time later, her powers were unblocked, uncontained, and violent - too powerful for her to understand or control. Without Xavier's safeguards in place, Jean had full access to her mind as well as her powers - and the restrained emotions that resided within the limbic region of her brain had created a split personality, one that had gone on unrestrained long enough to be outside of her conscious control. This resulted in the death many, including, she believed, the one she loved. Scott was her first casualty, and her understanding catapulted her further into the abyss of this dark personage.
At the end of the horrific episode, when she fought on the side of the Brotherhood, she understood little, only that her world was ending. She created a sort of vacuum, tearing apart everything around her, molecule by molecule. Due to his healing ability, it was Logan who put an end to her tyranny, who stopped her power from ending the world.
But, she supposed, energy never really ends - it recycles, keeps going...and that may have been why, nine years later...the Phoenix rises.
This time, when Jean Grey awoke, she was conscious of everything around her - everything that had transpired, and just how long it had been. What she wasn't aware of was just how much she'd changed, and how, exactly, she was alive now. Now, she was aware of everything - of her emotions, of the dark part of her that wanted peace and justice, and of the terror she'd caused. Overpowering this, she knew who she was - and this, she knew, was vastly different from the last time she had awoken. Powers unfettered, the first task Jean accomplished was her theory behind her resurrection - the energy that makes up her abilities and very existence were unable to find a home powerful enough, and, as energy does not depart, it must be reused somehow, set about rebuilding their host...it merely took nine years to do it.
On her way back to her only true home, Jean is terrified - of her deserved retribution, scorn, and distaste...all of which she feels is justified and expected.