Solar radiation proved to be too great&Jean began to succumb to lethal effects. However, she didn’t die ‘cause the Phoenix Force responded to her anguish&telepathic calls for help. The shuttle crashed into Jamaica Bay&the X-Men were shocked when Grey came out of the wreckage unharmed, calling herself Phoenix. Scott had no idea the woman he loved was replaced by a cosmic being while the real Grey rested in a cocoon. Summers privately questioned his relationship, feeling this reborn Grey was not the same one he’d grown to love. Yet, when he mistakenly believed her dead for an extended period of time, Summers wasn’t able to mourn her&believed this meant he didn’t really love her anymore. Phoenix then blocked his optic blast, giving him the chance to see her clearly, this resulting in an an intimate night together. After shaking the control of Mastermind, Phoenix underwent another transformation into the Dark Phoenix&soared through the universe, where she devoured an entire star, as well as the five billion inhabitants of one of its planets. When she returned to Earth, Phoenix threatened to kill everyone but Cyclops still tried to reach out to her. Charles was able to keep her under control&helped her “will” herself back to normal. The Shi’ar Empire witnessed Dark Phoenix consuming the star&the X-Men were forced to battle with the Imperial Guard over Grey’s fate. The battle triggered the transformation once more&Grey understood she’d never be able to fully control the hunger inside&sacrificed herself. When the Phoenix committed suicide, Summers believed the love of his life had died&he left the X-Men.
Phoenix Cyclops, by Heycali.
Ben Affleck as Batman.
Pic 1: Cowl with lenses
Pic 3: Cowl with no lenses
Pic 3: Original image I found online