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Old 02-13-2018, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Excitemike View Post
I was never totally on board with that explanation. Jean Grey is too boring to be genocidal. That was the Phoenix, Jean is only the vessel. She's a victim, really... so of course it would be her fault.
That's what Byrne thought too, which is probably why he drew the Broccoli Genocide.

Claremont thought Phoenix was still basically just Jean Grey, with a solar radiation based power boost. Phoenix wasn't an independent entity, just Jean Grey who had become too powerful to relate to human beings anymore and manipulated by Mastermind.

Retroactively, everyone decided that Byrne was right all along, leading to years of Phoenix Force events.
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