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Origin

Rachel as hound

Rachel Summers is the daughter of Scott Summers and Jean Grey, Cyclops and Phoenix, on Earth-811. Her reality diverged from the regular time line when Senator Robert Kelly was assassinated by the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants. In her world, this event caused the mutant/human relations to escalate to the point that an anti-mutant candidate won the next presidential election. He put forth the legislation that brought the giant mutant hunting robots known as the Sentinels. The goal was to eliminate all mutants. The Sentinels adapted and decided the best way to do so was to take over North America. They did not stop with just mutants. Several super-powered humans were also killed or imprisoned. When Rachel was a child, the X-Men's base, Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, was attacked. Rachel was the only survivor. Rachel was taken and brainwashed. Using her psionic powers, Rachel became a mutant "hound" and tracked down other mutants. Her face was tattooed with the mark of a hound. Rachel was even forced to kill some of her fellow mutants.

Creation

Rachel Summers was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and first appeared in Uncanny X-Men 141 (1981).

Character Evolution

Travel to the Past

Rachel in Earth-616

After some time, Rachel ended up at a Mutant Containment Facility where she found other surviving X-Men. In a plan to end the nightmare that was their world, Rachel used her psionic powers to switch the psyche of the X-Man, Kate Pryde with that of her younger self. Kate found herself in the body of a young Kitty Pryde who was still new to the X-Men. Together they prevented the assassination of Senator Kelly.

Unfortunately, history couldn't be changed. Rather than switching psyches with her younger self, Kate was actually sent into a different reality. So even though the assassination was stopped, the Sentinels still ruled their world. With everyone killed except for Kate and Rachel, Kate hypnotized Rachel to use her powers to tap into the Phoenix Force. Kate forced Rachel to travel back in time when the two were trapped in the laboratory of Project Nimrod, the next evolution in Sentinels. Rachel was followed by Nimrod and found herself, not in her past, but that of the mainstream reality. She was finally able to come to terms with her situation and found a home with the X-Men of this world.

Time With the X-Men

Rachel as Phoenix

Upon hearing about the death of Jean Grey, Rachel decided to take on the mantle of Phoenix in the hopes of clearing her mother's name after the destruction the Phoenix Force had caused while in the guise of Jean. She locates a crystal with the mental imprint of her "mother" and relives the most indelible memories of Jean. Through experiencing what a woman her mother was in this time she feels confident that she can carry on with the good her mother had accomplished before becoming tied with the Phoenix Force. Rachel was a helpful but sometimes unreliable teammate who was driven mostly by her emotions and ghosts of her past. In an early mission, she, Wolverine, Shadowcat, Nightcrawler and Rogue were sent to save Banshee from James Proudstar who would later be known as Warpath. When given the task to locate Banshee with her telepathic powers, Rachel is unable to come to terms with this use of her power as she spent so much time as a Hound in her time. She panics and becomes a liability to the team.

On a mission to Asgard, she proves her worth and confidence as a member of the team, donning a costume resembling the Phoenix which was a problem for Cyclops. Rachel is finally pushed to her limits when targeted by the External, Selene. When doing battle with Selene, Rachel gains the upper hand and is about to execute her when Wolverine steps in an nearly fatally injures his teammate. His intention was to save her from doing something that would haunt her but he nearly killed her in the process. She runs off and even though the X-Men search, especially her best friend Kitty Pryde, they can find no sign of her anywhere.

Excalibur

Rachel joins Excalibur

Rachel was next found as a prisoner of Mojo and Spiral, forced to perform for the people of Mojoworld. She is rescued by her former teammates Nightcrawler and Shadowcat and are later joined by British Superheroes Captain Britain and Meggan to form Excalibur. During her tenure with this team she came into her own as a confident woman and is frequently shown having to stave off advances from men all around England, much to the chagrin of her teammate Shadowcat. Rachel was a huge asset to the team and battled with several forces such as the Technet and Sat-yr-9. The team ventured through many adventures through time and even found themselves becoming a part of history in World War II.

Clan Askani

Rachel as the leader of Clan Askani

On the way back to the present, Captain Britain got lost in the time stream and Rachel switched places with him. Rachel finds herself in the far future where the evil mutant, Apocalypse rules. She starts the Clan Askani as a way to thwart his further rule. Knowing of her half-brother's potential (Nathan Summers, also known as Cable), she sends a member of the clan (aptly named Askani) to retrieve the young Nathan, who has been infected with a virus. To ensure a form of her brother can stand and fight against the forces of Apocalypse, Rachel has Nathan cloned. The clone falls into enemy hands and Rachel uses her psionic abilities to bring Scott and Jean's consciousness forward through time to care for Nathan. This, plus an attack on the Askani citadel, caused a great deal of strain on Rachel's body, which caused her to go into a coma. Her mind was still able to communicate and she helps Nathan grow as much as possible.

Rachel Return to Present

Rachel Return

Later Cable was able to save Rachel and bring her back to the present. With Excalibur, Rachel was a big help. Galactus came to earth sending one of his Heralds to tell Excalibur to render Rachel. The herald tells them that Galactus wants take the Phoenix out of Rachel saying Rachel it too dangerous to Galactus to have the Phoenix. Rachel laughed it off and asked was the Herald joking. She use her telekinesis to hit the Herald out of the Earth's orbit and onto the moon. Galactus made a machine that would take the Phoenix from Rachel and send it into orbit. Rachel goes to other dimensions and finds out she is the only Rachel Summers anywhere. She comes back and the Herald returns and charges at her. Rachel use her telekinesis to swing her around and throw her at Galactus.

X-Treme X-Men and Transition back into the Fold

Rachel Grey

After being gone for so long, it seemed like Rachel had been forgotten. In the last story arc of X-Treme X-Men, the team is targeted by Elias Bogan. Through the use of his pet telepath, Elias begins to control members of the X-Men, using Bishop as his own weapon against his team. With the recruitment of Kitty Pryde into the team, Magma, Kitty, Sage and Storm are able to free the telepath and in turn their teammates. Since the telepath is shrouded in a shadow form the entire time the team is unaware that she is indeed Rachel Summers. She is freed and without hesitation rejoins the X-Men.

Rachel continues on with Storm's team of the X-Treme Sanctions E xecutive and is a badge carrying member. She takes on the name Rachel Grey and the code name Marvel Girl with a costume resembling Jean Grey's classic green and yellow outfit all in honor of her mother. She is shown to be far more powerful now then she ever was before, taking on such feats as creating a micro black hole while fighting the Fury and creating a Jovian pressure field while saving the Queen of England from Arcade. She becomes very fast friends with Psylocke who had recently been resurrected and sees more of a distance from Kitty Pryde as her lover Colossus had also recently returned from the dead.

Rachel Return to X-Men

Rachael as Marvel Girl

As a Christmas gift from Cyclops and Emma Frost, Rachel was finally introduced to her maternal grandparents and was quickly accepted with open arms by the Grey family. She spent quite a bit of time trying to become a new part of that family and interacting with her Grandparents John and Elaine Grey. They attempted to throw a party in her honor but was attacked by the Shi'ar Death Commandos, an elite squad of bounty hunters. In the process the Death Commando's killed the entire Grey family in 24 seconds, also marking Rachel's back with some sort of ink that set into her DNA, a sort of scarlet letter for bounty hunters. With the help of the X-Men the Death Commando's were defeated. She was examined by Beast as to the nature of the mark that haunts Rachel, but it is compared to the "M" tattoo on Bishop's eye and Rachel claims to not be able to remove it. She is questioned by Nightcrawler on whether it is just a matter of her willingness to keep it. After trying to cope with the loss of her new family the Death Commando's escaped and attacked her again while at a therapy session. She escaped again only to fight most of the Death Commando's on her own. Once again the X-Men showed to help her battle her new foes. The defeated them but the world was attacked by a Shi'Ar battleship, Rachel combined her powers with Psylocke's to block the attack, redirecting it back to the ship and saving the planet.

House of M

Rachel in House of M

During the House of M storyline Rachel's and Psylocke's combined energies transported them to the White Hot Room and they were able to retain their powers. Upon returning to Earth-616, they realized that Betsy, in this reality, was a princess, sister of Captain Britain, ruler of England. They were able to save Nocturne, alternate reality daughter of Nightcrawler and Scarlet Witch, from a group of Marauders (in this reality consisting of Callisto, Black Tom Cassidy and Caliban) and they were also vital in Captain Britain's effort to save Earth-616 from destruction.

Enter Vulcan

Rachel faces Vulcan

Once Rachel's uncle Vulcan reawakened due to The Scarlet Witch's Decimation Wave, he set out to gain revenge on those who wronged him: namely Professor X. Rachel was sent on team, including Wolverine and Cyclops, to investigate the power surge Vulcan's return had caused to Cerebra. Vulcan quickly dispatched with Wolverine and kidnapped Cyclops and Rachel (oblivious to her genetic relationship with him). Vulcan mistakenly took Rachel for her mother, Jean. Using his psionic power to manipulate energy, he took control of Rachel's telepathic and telekinetic energies in order to render her powerless and taunt his new foes with illusions recreated from his traumatic memories. Vulcan ordered Charles to expose himself and reveal all the wrongs he had done, but since Charles was depowered after the events of House of M, Vulcan forced Rachel to link all their minds in order to show them what actually transpired during the X-Men's battle with Krakoa. However, Rachel used this link to sense another consciousness in Vulcan and then release Darwin from Vulcan's mind. This caused Vulcan to lose the powers he gained from his former teammates and gave the X-Men an opportunity to attack.

Vulcan then fled the planet in order to exact his vengeance on the entire Shi'ar Empire. Professor X then chose Rachel to be a member of a special team that would travel to space to defeat Vulcan. Other team members included Havok, Polaris, Nightcrawler, Warpath and Darwin (another student of Xavier's who had survived Krakoa). Because Charles was still depowered at the time, he and Rachel trained intensively on her telepathy and often allowed Charles' mind to flow through hers. The team launched into space using an old Shi'ar spaceship and started following Vulcan, who having regained his memory, was slowly destroying the Shi'ar Empire.

Starjammers

Rachel with blue flame Phoenix Force

They were soon joined by The Starjammers, Lilandra and Korvus,a mysterious Shi'ar prisoner, originally sent to kill Professor Xavier. Korvus wielded the Phoenix Blade, which contained a small portion of The Phoenix Force, being passed on to him by one of his ancestors who, though a Shi'ar, was an avatar to the Phoenix Force, Rookshir. Upon having contact with the Phoenix Blade, as she was fighting Korvus, Rachel telepathically exchanged memories with him, immediately forming a psychic rapport with him also, and absorbing The Phoenix Force contained in the Blade. After that, the attraction between the two was obvious and they started becoming more and more intimate. The group fought the Shi'ar, whose leader was now Emperor Vulcan, having married Deathbird and executed D'Ken, who in the meantime had claimed and taken the throne from Lilandra.

In the final battle against the Shi'ar, on Vulcan's and Deathbird's wedding day, the X-Men freed the captive Professor X and won, but with a cost; Corsair, leader of The Starjammers, was dead. Lilandra transported half of the team away from battle, whereas Havok, Polaris and Rachel remained in space to fight and defeat Vulcan, no longer as a team of the X-Men, but of The Starjammers. In the recent mini-series, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan, Rachel continued with the others to rebel against her "uncle". When the Sc'yar Tal attacked, Rachel used her telepathy to contact the Eldest. She was shown how the M'Kraan Crystal was originally theirs. After fighting Gladiator, Rachel escapes with Korvus, while the other Starjammers are taken captive by Vulcan. Rachel later joins Lilandra and the free Starjammers in freeing her captive comrades. She participates in Lilandra's attempted political coup of Chandilar while Emperor Vulcan is kept busy at the front lines of the Kree-Shi'ar war. In the same chaotic conflict that kills Lilandra, Rachel finds an opportunity to at last obtain revenge by killing Black Cloak, leader of the Death Commandos and slayer of her family. She ends up saving Gladiator in the process. Briefly after she and Korvus lose their connection to the Phoenix Force, Rachel and the Starjammers head back to earth. Ch'od and Raza of the Starjammers stay behind and later end up helping the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Age Of X

Rachel in Age of X

While still in space with Alex and Lorna, Rachel attempted to contact Professor Xavier or Emma Frost with a message. Legion warped reality taking Rachel's mind with it creating the amnesic Revenant. She is a member of The Force Warriors, the most powerful telekinetic and psionic-based team into the Fortress X. Rachel does not take a part in an active way during the battles since her powers are essential to rebuild the force walls at Fortress X after each attack . Those walls are the only protection against their enemies and the most important way of surviving. Once reality was restored, Rachel's mind is separated from her body which according to her is "half a universe away". Rachel no longer remembers the message and her mind retains the form of her Age of X counterpart.

Age of X Aftermath

In the aftermath with the fading Rachel, she asks for Rogue to connect with her to see what will happen. When the two of them touch, Rogue sees a vision of where Rachel, Havok, Polaris are. Rachel then returns to her body, when she awakens she is met by an unseen villain holding a gun and telling her he has killed her friends.

Return back to Earth, "Five Miles South of the Universe"

Rachel sends an intergalactic distress call to the X-Men. Rogue came to her aid but she finds her in an unconscious state. They are on board of an huge intergalactic vessel , Gul Damar Station. Her body is being carried for a group of space pirates. At the same time a civil war is happening between The Shia'r Empire and and alien insect race.

Regenesis

In the aftermath of the Schism between Wolverine and Cylcops, Rachel decided to go with Team Wolverine and went to the Jean Grey School of Higher Learning as a teacher. She teaches foreign languages, Psychic Self Defense and Brain Spelunking. She is also having an eye on Quentine Quire as a special task granted by Wolverine.

Powers & Abilities

Mutant

Rachel is an Omega-Level Mutant and oft Phoenix Force Avatar who possesses unlimited psionic powers of telepathy and telekinesis, in addition to limited chronal abilities.

Phoenix Force

Rachel claiming the title and power of Phoenix

Rachel is also one of (and most probably well-known) hosts of the Phoenix Force. Unbeknownst to Rachel, when she traveled to Earth-616 she was also brought a piece of the Phoenix Force with her. Rachel went on several adventures without ever learning that she was a host of the Phoenix or using its power. After discovering that Cyclops (Earth-616's analogue of her father) was about to have a child with Madelyne Pryor and that " Jean Grey" had died (in reality this was Dark Phoenix impersonating Jean) Rachel went to visit her maternal grandparents' home (The parents of Earth-616 Jean Grey). There, she found a Shi'ar holo-empathic crystal that contained an imprint of Jean Grey, which prompted Rachel to make a vow to restore Jean's good name and atone for what the Dark Phoenix had done. Rachel not only claimed her codename but started tapping into the Phoenix Force. As Phoenix, Rachel's psionic powers were expanded as well as her control over them in addition to being granted several cosmic-level abilities. She found that she could more easily use her telekinesis to sense and manipulate energy and matter on a sub-atomic level, often rearranging molecules and generating energy blasts. On a cosmic scale, she could manipulate life-forces, survive unaided in space, possessed limited cosmic awareness, and presumably could resurrect herself (though she never displayed this power, other Phoenix Avatars have and this is one of the powers the Phoenix is famous for possessing). While hosting the Phoenix Force, she was able to battle the Beyonder and defeat Galactus.

With the Phoenix Echo

Rachel's relinquished her connection to the Phoenix Force when she found herself stranded in a possible future (the Askani timeline). However, under certain circumstances Rachel was still able to tap into the Force to increase her power levels, an ability she almost completely lost while getting older. When this timeline ceased to exist and Rachel came back to the Earth-616 present, her connection to the Phoenix Force was not restored. However, this did not mean she could never host the Force again. Recently, Marvel Girl interacted with the Phoenix Blade, and as direct consequence Rachel absorbed most of the energies contained in the Blade (including Korvus' memories), which she called a "Phoenix Force Echo" which is much less powerful, but at the same time easier to control. Shortly afterwards, she started manifesting it in the classic Phoenix Force signature but this time with a small difference, the fiery bird was blue. It seems this Phoenix Echo was powerful enough to allow Rachel perform feats like fighting from equal to equal with Gladiator, Praetor of the Sh'iar Imperial Guard, enable her to survive in and fly through the vacuum of space without the need for any additional protection, charge a Shi'ar Warpdrive, and fight several warships. As a result of the mindmeld with Korvus and reconnecting with the Phoenix, Rachel's confidence increased and she began using her powers more proactively than even just prior to meeting Korvus. She changes her costume to reflect this and even manifests her telekinesis through her Phoenix aura, acting like an actual bird of prey.

Unfortunately, all the Phoenix Force hosts (including Rachel) lost their connections to the cosmic entity at exactly the same moment in Marvel Earth-616. Rachel called out to her mother who was reclaiming the Phoenix Force and pleaded to not lose the connection at that moment because she was in battle. Korvus' Phoenix Blade and the Stepford Cuckoos were affected too, leaving the first stunned and unable to lift the blade and the Cuckoos temporarily comatose. The fact that Rachel was not incapacitated like the Cuckoos is a testament to her power.

Telepathy

Rachel Training with Charles

Marvel Girl is an Omega-Level telepath, similar to her mother Jean Grey, meaning she has limitless telepathic power. Her telepathy allows her to sense and manipulate thought allowing for a variety of effects. Most often for Rachel this includes mind reading, thought projection, forming temporary or permanent psychic rapports between individuals that can keep them connected to her despite great distances or power inhibitors. Because she was enslaved and forced to become a mutant-hunting hound Rachel's telepathy was honed to sense, locate and track other mutants based on their thoughts patterns; it's said she was the best hound ever created. Rachel can project blasts of psionic energy using them to stun, stupefy or even kill, she was also taught how to protect and shield her mind from any external psychic attacks.

She is able to cast psychic illusions manipulating the perceptions of others. During an encounter with Emma Frost and a new incarnation of the Hellfire Club, Emma forcibly taught Rachel how to render herself undetectable to the senses, making her effectively invisible. She can also scan or alter somebody's memories without causing any harm, heal/repair any harm caused to somebody's mind, and even suppress somebody's access to his/her superpowers. She can shield her and others' minds from psychic intrusion and project her astral self into the physical or astral planes of existence. In the right circumstances she has been able to swap minds from one body to another, but mostly in conjunction with her "chronoskimming" ability. Rachel can also sense residual psychic energy in locations and objects (effectively pulling thoughts from objects instead of minds) in order to recreate events in her mind's eye (most telepaths can do this, but sometimes it is a singular power called "psychometry"; see Adrienne Frost for details).

Rachel "Training" with Emma

Rachel's telepathy, though having an immense potential, was very limited by her poor training and techniques. Rachel often relied on sheer power-level and lacked any subtlety or formal strategy. This is quite visible when some other telepaths with much less power have equaled or outmatched Rachel in battle, which happened with both Emma Frost or Professor X. Despite her limitless power, Rachel was unable to enter Psylocke's mind after her resurrection because her brother Jamie Braddock rendered her mind impregnable to any form of external telepathic interaction. However, Rachel underwent training with Frost and Xavier. During her intensive sessions with Xavier, he gave her full access to all his knowledge and telepathic skills which dramatically increased Rachel's finesse.

Telekinesis

Rachel making a black hole

Marvel Girl is an Omega-Level telekinetic, meaning she has limitless telekinetic power. Rachel's telekinesis allows her to sense and manipulate matter and energy at varying thresholds. Commonly she uses her telekinesis three ways, offensively (firing concussive force blasts), defensively (creating telekinetic shields), and for transportation (flight). By using her telekinesis she can hover or fly at incredible speeds, manipulate matter down to the molecular level (often rearranging the unstable molecules of her costumes to better suit her tastes or the environment), manipulate objects at the macroscopic level, and deflect oncoming energy blasts.

One example of the finesse she has achieved over time is she was even able to subconsciously rearrange her own genome (in that instance making it more reptilian). Other amazing feats Rachel has performed include creating a micro black hole to "destroy" the Fury, levitating an entire city for a time ( Cable's floating city, Providence), sustain shields that withstood Jovian atmospheric pressures, deconstructing complex machinery, and replicating Psylocke's telekinetic blade.

Even with her power levels heightened by the Phoenix Force, magics have proven resistant to Rachel's telekinesis. When the Soulsword appeared embedded into a rock near the Excalibur lighthouse, Rachel attempted to remove it but despite using the full extent of her powers, Rachel was unable to remove the sword.

Chronal Abilities (Time-Travel)

Rachel has displayed a variety of abilities akin to time-travel. She appears to be connected to the timestream enabled her to sometimes travel physically or metaphysically through different points in time. Rachel has a particular ability called "chronoskimming" allowing her to psionically transplant a person's consciousness and send it through time into a younger or older version of that person (that particular reality's counterpart), into the closest living ancestor/descendant, or as a disembodied astral form.

Rachel appears to generate a "fourth dimensional pulse" which shields her from distortions in the timeline (i.e. changes in reality or time) . This, however, has been displayed with varying degrees of effectiveness. During the House of M, Rachel and Psylocke (who was also supposed to be immune to reality warps) were affected and believed themselves to be native to the Scarlet Witch's new reality. Rachel's powers only temporarily protected them and transported them to the White Hot Room. Also, When Rachel's "Mother Askani" timeline was voided, she returned to her younger self and her lost most of her memories of that timeline.

Skills and abilities

At times, Rachel has been shown to learn new skills extremely quickly like mastering Shadowcat's fighting style simply by watching her teammate perform it or learning lock-picking skills from Storm (of her timeline), engineering, using and repairing advanced technology and weapons, piloting aircraft. It's unknown if she has some type of photographic memory or just her telepathic abilities helping her to obtain this knowledge.

Potential

Despite being an Omega-Level Mutant, in most recent cases her powers appear less extensive than the abilities she has displayed as the Phoenix. Recent portrayals seem to undercut her natural mutant abilities and force to rely on the Phoenix Force for power, directly contradicting previous instances. Whether or not these are just psychological impediments to Rachel or mistakes in story writers is unclear.

Nimrod, the ultimate sentinel from Earth-1191, classified Rachel as an Omega class mutant, probably referring to a not further explained classification based on the threat level, being alpha an average threat and omega a severe threat.

Personal Data

Rachel's Gold Rachel Emblem
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 125 lbs
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Red
  • Distinguishing Features: Facial tattoos giving to her when she was a mutant-hunting hound (most often concealed by her telepathy). She also has been branded on her back as a signature of the Phoenix by the Shi'ar Death Commandos (these markings were written into her genome so they could not be removed superficially)
  • Power Signature: Marvel Girl exhibits a Phoenix emblem energy signature, which appears over her left eye whenever she uses her powers, and can manifest a shadow form (much like the shadow form Jean Grey-Summers gained when she absorbed the telepathic powers of Psylocke). Even when she lost the Phoenix Force, she still displayed the Phoenix insignia over her eye. After regaining a small portion of the Phoenix Force echo, the Phoenix emblem over her eye changed from a gold Phoenix emblem to a version made of electric blue flame. Since she gained the Phoenix echo she no longer manifests the shadow form. Rachel has since lost the small portion of the Phoenix force echo, and the blue emblem disappeared as well.

Status

  • Citizenship: American (alternate future), Honorary subject of the United Kingdom
  • Place of Birth: unrevealed location in an alternate future
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Education: High school (Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters), some college
  • Occupations: Adventurer, student; former leader of the Askani Sisterhood, former mutant "hound"
  • Known Relatives: Scott Summers (Cyclops, father; deceased in alternate timeline), Jean Grey-Summers (Phoenix, mother; deceased in alternate timeline), Alex Summers (Havok, alternate timeline uncle), Gabriel Summers (Vulcan, alternate timeline uncle), Nathan Summers (Cable, alternate timeline half-brother), Nate Grey (X-Man, alternate timeline brother), Franklin Richards (alternate future husband), Jonathan Reed Richards (Hyperstorm, alternate future son), David Richards (alternate future son)

Alternate Realities

Earth-905- Juggernaut

Earth-905

In this reality where Professor Xavier was Juggernaut she is shown as a young girl.

Earth-967- Hyperstorm

One such child was the time-traveling supervillain Hyperstorm, Jonathan Richards, who grew up to be one of the most powerful mutants ever taking over his world. Jonathan powers included dynamokinesis, telepathy, telekinesis and vitakinesis, also possessing his grandfather's genius level of intelligence. Eventually, he got tired of Earth and went to the space to conquer the galaxy, becoming a terrible and relentless tyrant.

Rachel's son Hyperstorm

Hyperstorm then developed an elaborate plan to visit the Earth-616 present (probably because this timeline is the origin of his own) to toy with the mythical Fantastic Four, his father and grandfather amongst them. Nathaniel Richards tried to prevent Hyperstorm's existence by kidnapping Franklin Richards and raising him in the future having a severe training to become the Psi-Lord, while finding a way to avoiding Franklin to lose control over his near limitless abilities. Nathaniel also helped the team, most of times not in the most subtle way, like teaching Invisible Woman some new ways to use her powers.

Hyperstorm's plan included rescuing the villain Tomorrow Man the time-stream to send him to attack the Fantastic Four, triggering some evens like the team's alliance with their former enemy Kristoff von Doom. Following this Hyperstorm faked Mister Fantastic and Doctor Doom deaths, removing them from the timeline just in the exact moment of their deaths after a battle with an unknown alien menace. Doom was imprisoned and incapacitated and Mister Fantastic exiles to to a remote past without any technology. The Fantastic Four were shattered, their trust broken, their leader and friend "dead".

Ultimately, the Fantastic Four confronted Hyperstorm after tracking him to his timeline/future and they lost the resulting battle, being thrown to the past when/where they successfully found and rescued Reed in the process returning to the future to fight Hyperstorm once more. Doom, free again, attempted to siphon some of Hyperstorm's power but he was just sent back to Earth-616 present. Hyperstorm, tired of the Fantastic Four, sent them back to the present as well, thinking they would fear and respect him. He was totally wrong. Reed assuming Galactus might be alive tracked him to the dimensional void he had been exiled. Hyperstorm discovered it and tried to stop it, but Mister Fantastic was one step ahead and Galactus was "alive" and hungry from his "resurrection". Reed lured Galactus into Hyperstorm convincing him he could feed of the infinite energy source Hyperstorm was, starting a fight which ended dragging both of them back to the dimensional void.

Earth-2600

In this reality, they had a child named David Richards.

Earth-9891

Dream Summers was born in the South Bronx Interment Center. Being just only one year old, her parents were killed. She grew up and manifested a a set of powers similar to her parents', plus some empathy powers of psychic nature; she is confirmed to have Omega class level powers. Upon claiming Marvel Girl's codename (being the third heroine using it) she became a member of the future incarnation of the X-Men. She appeared in the Spider-Man/X-Men: Time's Arrow trilogy of novels.

Weapon X: Days of Future Now

In this timeline, Rachel Summers was captured by the Weapon X Program and detained in the "Neverland" concentration camp.

House of M

House of M

When the mentally unstable Scarlet Witch used her powers to change the Earth-616 reality, Rachel's powers temporarily protected her and her teammate Psylocke from the initial reality warping wave transporting them to the White Hot Room. However, once they left the chamber to go back to Earth-616 the changes made in the timeline by the Scarlet Witch caught and transformed them. Rachel became the bodyguard and traveling companion to the princess Elisabeth Glorianna Braddock, sister of the ruler of all England, Brian Braddock. She helped Captain Britain, Meggan (Brian's consort in this reality also) and Psylocke to seal the void created by the Scarlet Witch's reality warp, seemingly sacrificing Meggan her own existence to seal this breach in the reality.

X-Men: The End

In this timeline based 20 years in the future, Rachel leaves the X-men to become Kitty Pryde's campaign manager to become Mayor of Chicago. After a series of devastating attacks on the X-men and related ones and the destruction of the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning she rejoins the X-Men. She tracks down Sinister who had kidnapped both Lebeau (Rogue and Gambit) and Summers (Cyclops and Emma Frost) children and helps Cable overcome the techno-organic infection he was suffering, purging and destroying Technarx. Later she goes to Sh'iar throne world, Chandilar, to face Cassandra Nova who was the mastermind behind all the attacks. Unfortunately Rachel is killed by Cassandra Nova and later revived to form together with Jean Grey, Madelyne Pryor and Scott Summers, amongst others, the Tree of Life of the Quabala, transcending this plane of existence.

Earth-8545

The Vi-Locks

In this reality, the Legacy Virus became one of the biggest Plague their world had ever seen, almost wiping most of the Earth population, humans and mutants equally. When Cypher caught the Virus, Warlock merged their bioforms trying save Cypher's life, which he did. Unfortunately, as a side effect, the Virus mutated and became a new non fatal disease, which attacked humans and mutants equally.

Most of the victims became techno-organic zombies, hungry and confused, hunting down living beings to absorb their life force; but the most powerful superbeings on the planet maintained their intellect enslaved by their hunger and basic instincts, all of them called the Vi-Locks.

Rachel Summers was a remaining member of the Avengers, the surviving superhero group.

The reality hoppers known as the Exiles´mission in this reality was rescuing Doug Ramsey, because he was supposed to be the cure for the plague, who was being kept safe in stasis by the Vi-Locks. Being really outmatched and Doug destroyed with no hope of surviving, Morph suggested Rachel to use her psychic powers to contact Thor and the Asgardians as one last try to fight the Vi-Locks, which she did successfully. Surprisingly for everybody, the Asgardian blood was strong enough to fight the virus and could be used as an antidote, so this reality was finally saved.

Other Media

Rachel in X-Men: The Animated Series

X-Men: The Animated Series - Rachel appeared in End and Beginning (Beyond Good and Evil Part 4, Episode 56) along with many other psychics.

Games

X-men: Battle of the Atom

X-men: Battle of the Atom

Rachel is featured in the mobile card game "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" based on the comic book story with the same name. Her cards are:

  • Rachel Grey
  • [Professor] Rachel Grey
  • [New Xavier School] Rachel Grey

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