For me Jean becoming the punchline of the life and death joke is very upsetting. The only reason I even started to read comics or become the big fan I am of X-Men is because Jean Grey. And Marvel continues to allow people ( crap writers ) to use her as a horrible plot device. As the only founding female member of the X-Men I think she is entitled a little more respect than that. Everything that has happened to the phoenix force and Jean's memory since her "death" has been nothing short of terrible writing and disrepect. Since she has been gone no other character has been the heart of the X-Men franchise. Jean was and is the true heart of the X-men. Her coming back if well written would be the best thing to happen to Marvel in a LONG time. P.S. The Scarlet Witch has never contained power to rival that of the Phoenix Force, that whole life force thing was just a waste and counter-productive. Also reading the debate over Hope in previous posts was Hilarious. And to set the record straight, Hope was a Marvel abortion that went horribly wrong, her plot and point in the comics was never made clear and the end was lackluster. She is exactly like Scott which is why they never got along. Dont forget she was raised by Cable, son of scott. She is like her "grandfather".
I would like to know all of the people Rogue has touched and the power she has had. I think I have a pretty good list but I feel I am missing some of them. Can you all help me out with this? This is for a character bio I am doing. :-)