The Phoenix is a fictional body appearing in comic books published by Marvel.These entities for long has been merged with a whole lot of characters.Apart from the major involvement of Phoenix Five in the Avengers vs.X-Men, it has also played a major part in the Marvel second generation of superheroes and villains. Here is a countdown on the most iconic Phoenix force hosts of all time.
Marvel most iconic Phoenix force hosts of all time
Too many comic lovers believe Jean Grey and the Phoenix are too bonded and sometimes teased to be two peas in a pod.Jean Grey first approach with the Phoenix Force was during an X-Men space mission when Grey’s telepathic distress signal was detected by the cosmic force.The Phoenix Force rescued Grey, took her form, name, and identity and joined the X-Men.The Phoenix Force Jean grey Identity ended in “The Dark Phoenix Saga,” as the real Jean Grey was brought back to life.
The Phoenix continued to keep a shallow relationship with the Jean Grey until in the New X-Men(2002)when Grey decided to tap back into the cosmic force.
In the whole Marvel Universe, there is no character with more codenames than Rachel Grey, but the second Phoenix is what she is well known with.During Rachel Grey coming back in time from the “Days of Future Past” future, she came across the Phoenix Force and became the new host.Rachel didn’t screw up things in any way and served as the Phoenix Host for a long time.She later lost the Phoenix Force in a yet-to-be understood event.
3. PHOENIX FIVE
The name Phoenix Five sounds more like a music band, the Phoenix Five didn’t last for long but they made a very big impact in the Marvel Universe.The Phoenix Five became very popular during the Avengers vs. X-Men war in which they served as the final antagonist.Despite their short term existence, they are well remembered as one of the most iconic Phoenix force hosts of all time.
The character Thane came into limelight during the 2013’s Infinity event as the undisclosed son of Thanos.When Thane discovered his lineage he was subjected to a second Terrigenesis which massacred his home or orollan.
While Thane was in contact with the Corvus Glaive, he found the Phoenix Egg and became the Phoenix Force host.Till date, Thane the son of Thanos is still regarded as one of the most iconic Phoenix force hosts of all time.
When popular comic book writer Jim Valentino introduced a new Phoenix in the Guardians of the Galaxy(1991) they appeared as one of the humans living under the mutant rule in the world of New Haven.Giraud took over the Phoenix Force which assisted him in destroying the planet.Giraud later merged with the Guardians team with some limitations to avoid him from exposing the ‘Dark Phoenix’ on them.