View Poll Results: Which version of the Phoenix Force do you prefer?

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  • Secondary Mutation

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    Default The Phoenix Force: Secondary Mutation or Cosmic Entity?

    In the classic X-Men comics, the Phoenix was originally portrayed as a secondary mutation for Jean Grey. It was later retconned as having been a cosmic entity. In the new movie X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems as if the Phoenix Force is portrayed as being a secondary mutation, with no evidence of any cosmic origin.

    Which one do you like best, for find less confusing? The Phoenix as a secondary mutation, or as a cosmic entity bonded with Jean Grey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptimusPrime114 View Post
    In the classic X-Men comics, the Phoenix was originally portrayed as a secondary mutation for Jean Grey. It was later retconned as having been a cosmic entity. In the new movie X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems as if the Phoenix Force is portrayed as being a secondary mutation, with no evidence of any cosmic origin.

    Which one do you like best, for find less confusing? The Phoenix as a secondary mutation, or as a cosmic entity bonded with Jean Grey?
    We only saw Phoenix for like a second, I'm not seeing where you are making that assumption from the movie. But I like cosmic entity.
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    In the previous movies it wasn't a cosmic entity. While the movies had a "reboot" it's still the same universe, only with a different timeline. It would be a biiig retcon to be a cosmic entity. While I think the story from the comics it's better than the movies, that we saw until now, I like more the idea of the Phoenix force being something Jean's only. Rachel and Hope as the redhead Summers can get a pass, but that's it.

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    I think that it's both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiccan View Post
    In the previous movies it wasn't a cosmic entity. While the movies had a "reboot" it's still the same universe, only with a different timeline. It would be a biiig retcon to be a cosmic entity. While I think the story from the comics it's better than the movies, that we saw until now, I like more the idea of the Phoenix force being something Jean's only. Rachel and Hope as the redhead Summers can get a pass, but that's it.
    The X-Men Universe doesn't seem to care about continuity that much, which is fine. So I don't think how the Phoenix was portrayed in X-Men 3 would really stop them from going with the more traditional cosmic entity route in future films.

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    In the X-Men 3 movie, I thought Jean just went crazy, and just exhibited her own potential, nothing to do with the Pheonix.

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