Nerdy Girl Confession

Jean Grey and Jubilee

Posted on: April 12, 2016

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J is for Jean Grey


Jean Grey is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

She’s always been one of my favorite X-Men, combining telekinetic and telepathic abilities in a single mutant – being an Omega-level mutant.

Jean Grey is kind and caring, but she has to deal with her exceptional level of power. She is also the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force.

I loved the adaptations of “The Phoenix Saga” and “The Dark Phoenix Saga” on the X-Men television series as a kid. Powerful and then malevolent, Jean Grey was another woman who intrigued me.

Jean Grey is a central character is the X-Men animated series and the animated TV series X-Men: Evolution. She appears in Wolverine and the X-Men.


J is for Jubilee


Jubilee is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

She’s another member of the X-Men, a teenage “mall rat” of the 90s. She was the youngest member, playing a sidekick role.

Her mutation allows her to generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands. I always saw her mutation as more of a parlor trick than anything powerful, seeing the fireworks shoot from her hands as a child.

However, Jubilee has the potential to blind a person with her “fireworks” or destroy property with a powerful detonation, or a precise burst inside a human brain, simulating the effects of a massive stroke. The strength of the energy she harnesses has far more range in power and intensity than I realized as a kid watching cartoons on a Saturday morning.

Jubilee is a main character of the 1992 X-Men animated television series, but she only appears briefly in X-Men: Evolution as one of the New Mutants.

2 Responses to "Jean Grey and Jubilee"

I have to admit, I never truly understood Jubilee’s power, so I really don’t know much about her. Jean Grey I understand but when I was younger I often wondered why she doesn’t use a codename like everyone else.

She did go by Marvel Girl for a time – but most of the time she was just Jean Grey until she transformed into the Phoenix.

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