In Uncanny X-Men 207, Wolverine stabbed Rachel in the heart, because she was about to murder Selene, the Black Queen. In an interview, Chris Claremont said that Logan stabbed her because he was afraid that she would become Dark Phoenix.
Common X-knowledge. I bought Essential X-Men 6 yesterday and for the first time actually read the issue, but I never actually wondered till now. Why are Rachel and Logan buddies in Uncanny? Especiall in that scene in Uncanny X-Men 447? I must have missed something.
Two more thoughts.
If Logan didnt (attempt to) kill Rachel, do you think she would have become Dark Phoenix? She seemed pretty Dark Phoenix-y in Uncanny X-Men 202-203 when she tried to kill the beyonder, and took the X-Men and Starjammers to the White Hot Room (White Hot City?).
Also, that crystal necklace that Rachel is wearing right now in Uncanny. Is that supposed to be reminiscent of that crystal ball that Lilandra gave John and Elaine Grey in Uncanny X-Men 138, and Rachel took it to become Phoenix in Uncanny X-Men 199?
Also, when did Cyclops actually learn that Rachel is his "daughter"?