Sorry Brevoort, Alonso and Lowe, but Jean Grey is a classic character. She'll outlive you regardless. :)
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Hope Summers is the most unoriginal marvel character ever! Like stated she is a best hits of Jean Grey and all her children.
Anyone who can say she doesn't ressemble Jean in anyway can not say that with a serious face. She was created to be Jean and everything about her screams it. Now that Marvel has changed their plans she has been left as a broken character with no possible development with the X-Men. She is neither duaghter nor clone, she is just a misshapen frankenstein with no purpose but be 'The Messiah'. How long can that go?
Her only salvation now is to tuRN into Jean Grey like she was ment to, at the end of AvX or die like a true Messiah/martyr. Its the only way.
Marvel needs to bring back Jean now, it been to damn long with too many teases. It disrespectful, unprofessional and uncurtious to their fans. How many more do they plan on losing? Its like pissing on her grave to constantly mention her, use her image and tease her 'inevitable' return.
Jean is everywhere and nowhere, it really depends on which version of Jean your looking for. Just follow the red herrings.
My "theory" is that Jean is "sleeping" inside a Phenix Egg on the blue side of the Moon, waiting to be found and be reborn 150 years in the future, or "whenever" Marvel decides its time for her return.
Like the original "retcon", Jean was replaced by the Phoenix after being "snikt" by Wolverine and burning up in the Sun, when they were inside Astoroid M together. "It" created a new body and put Jean's old body inside a cocoon/phoenix egg to heal and assumed Jean's personality. On its way to Earth, the Cosmic Flaming Parrot dropped an egg on the Moon, which is how it ended up in "Here Comes Tommorow".
All those "substitutes" are gonna have to start waring t-shirts, that promote the aspect of Jean's character that they are borrowing, just to stay in the limelight.
Is it really that hard to understand?. Some people have no taste, and they'll accept substitutes.
Jean Grey fans obviusly, accept no substitutes. Why accept some watered down version when you can have the real thing.
Dead is dead, and when Jean "ascended", she was very much not dead, more like living, breathing and flesh and blood. Not exactly what i would call "dead". Dead people don't "fix" things that don't work and they certaintly don't fix timelines.
This version of the character could be taken in a new and different direction, and could fulfill all the requirements to make "everyone" happy.
Fanboys can have their cake and eat it too, and haters can keep their status quo, but this would require some "imagination" from Marvel.