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"The Dark Phoenix Saga" is an extended X-Men storyline in the fictional Marvel Comics Universe, focusing on Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force, ending in Grey's apparent death. It was written by Chris Claremont with art by Dave Cockrum and John Byrne.

It is sometimes divided into two parts, with the Phoenix Saga (X-Men [vol. 1] #101-108, 1976–1977) referring to Grey's seeming assumption of the power and repair of the M'Kraan Crystal, and the Dark Phoenix Saga (X-Men [vol. 1] #129-138, 1980) to her corruption and fall. It is one of the most well-known and heavily referenced stories in mainstream American superhero comics, and widely considered a classic.

It was adapted for the X-Men animated series, and alluded to in the movie X2: X-Men United. A third movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, released in 2006, contains some elements from the saga. Wolverine and the X-Men adapted the Dark Phoenix Saga at the end of its first season, changing many things to make it a fresh and new version.

In comic books, readers know the Phoenix as a psionic cosmic entity linked to Jean Grey. This was not how the character was written in the original story — there, the Phoenix actually was Jean, at the very peak of her power. Returning from a mission in space, the story told of Jean being exposed to the deadly radiation of a solar flare, and briefly attaining her ultimate potential as a telepath and telekinetic. In this moment, Jean became a being of pure thought, and then reformed herself upon return to Earth with the new costume, identity and power of "Phoenix". It was with this incredible power that Jean repaired the fractured M'Kraan Crystal, but voluntarily restrained her powers afterward in order to keep them under control.

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss Martian Manhunter 66 to 87
Loss Z fighters 76 to 97
Loss Parallax 45 to 61
Win Al Bundy 71 to 45
Win The Silver Surfer 49 to 36
Loss The Phoenix Force 44 to 74
Win Krillin 66 to 25
Win Doop 51 to 16
Loss The Spectre 55 to 70
Win Onslaught 443 to 199
Win Parallax 133 to 101
Win Thor Corps 53 to 48
Win Carrie White 101 to 4
Win Akuma 82 to 13
Win Xemnas 88 to 12
Win Superman 93 to 40
Win Galactus 59 to 53
Win Scarlet Witch 57 to 39
Win Fallen One 66 to 22
Win Green Lantern Corps 90 to 82
Loss Odin 144 to 146
Loss Parallax 42 to 45
Win Doctor Manhattan 77 to 44
Win Carnage 80 to 25
Loss Professor X 45 to 71
Win The Legion of Superheroes 63 to 38
Win Super Buu 67 to 52
Win Sarah Kerrigan (Infested) 72 to 21
Win Molecule Man 82 to 28
Win Justice League 107 to 48
Loss Living Tribunal 40 to 101
Win Son Goku 85 to 41
Win Rogue 78 to 31
Win Anti-Monitor 75 to 34
Win Mewtwo 97 to 22
Win X-Men 60 to 42
Win Gogeta 65 to 30
Win Guardians of the Universe 57 to 39
Win Cell 78 to 17
Win Beyonder 77 to 69
Win The Sentry 20 to 10
Loss Justice League 14 to 15
Loss The Spectre 7 to 16
Loss Defenders (Marvel) 11 to 13
Win Green Lantern Corps 14 to 8
Loss Unicron 4 to 10
Win Sephiroth 36 to 9