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Rachel Summers-Richards

Real Name
Rachel Summers-Richards
Current Alias
Marvel Girl




Scott Summers (Father)

Jean Grey-Summers (Mother, Deceased) Emma Frost-Summers (Step-Mother) Jeremy Summers (Brother) Marine Summers (Sister) Megan Summers (Half-Sister) Alexandra Summers (Half-Sister) Ashley Summers (Half-Sister) Franklin Richards (Husband) Susan Storm-Richards (Mother-in-Law) Reed Franklin (Father-in-Law) Valeria Richards (Sister-in-Law)

Suzy Richards (Sister-in-Law)


Base Of Operations
Xavier Institute







Marital Status




Advance College


Place of Birth

First appearance

New X Rising


Quote1 I have big boots to fill but I'm gonna be the best leader that I can be That's what mommy would've wanted Quote2
-- Marvel Girl

Rachel Anne Summers is the mutant daughter of Scott Summers and Phoenix (Jean Grey-Summers). According to Rachel, Jean Grey from her reality mirrored the modern era Jean Grey, but when this Jean was captured by Sentinels and piloted a spacecraft back to Earth, the Phoenix Force bonded with her, instead of placing her in a cocoon and replacing her. Another notable difference was when Jean/Phoenix returned to the home of her parents and, driven by Dark Phoenix's rage, demonstrated her powers in front of them, her father realized that, as a telepath, Jean could feel the subconscious fear that her parents and sister felt in her presence and, realizing that this was causing her pain that she could not block out, chose not to cast her out, as he did in the modern era. As a result, Phoenix did not commit suicide after the Sh'ar duel of honor (as she had in the modern era). Instead, Jean married Scott and had a single child, whom they named Rachel and who inherited Jean's psychic powers.

Being born from the Phoenix Force merging with Jean, Rachel inherited her mother's potential for telepathic and telekinetic powers and ability to tap into the limitless power of the Phoenix Force. Raised at Professor Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Rachel met and befriend fellow mutant Franklin Richards, the son of Fantastic Four members, Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman. When her powers manifested, Rachel joined the New Mutants, a younger generation of X-Men brought together to carry-on Professor Xavier's dream of a peaceful co-existence between humans and mutants. Rachel and Franklin fell in love and became a couple while she took on teaching responsibilities at the Institute.

Rachel co-led the X-men many times in her father’s absent while he was in Washington D.C. Rachel was assigned to have a team of X-men of her own in which included her younger half-sisters Megan, Ruby, Lady Mastermind and Sabretooth. Franklin proposed to Rachel with Cyclops’ approval and she said yes. The lavish wedding was held at the Institute and Megan and Ruby served as Bridesmaids. Rachel has since added Richards to her name and she is still the Co-Headmistress at the school.

Rachel and Franklin have 2 kids David and Dream Richards.

Powers and Abilities


Rachel is an omega level mutant and the daughter of the Phoenix. Rachel inherited enormous psionic powers from her mother and has complete control over her powerful telepathy and telekinesis. Marvel Girl has developed an electric blue Phoenix emblem energy signature, which appears over her left eye whenever she uses her powers. Telepathy: can read minds and project her thoughts into other minds within a vast, potentially limitless radius. She has not always had access to her telepathy due to mental blocks. Even when her powers are inhibited, Rachel's telepathic abilities are honed to sense residual energy.

   Telepathic Cloak: Can mask her presence from being detected by others. Her abilities can at times go undetected or be counteracted by other more powerful telepaths depending on their level of skill in using their own psi abilities. She can extend these defenses to others around her as well.
   Psychic Shadow: ability to mask herself, and other peoples' presence from those around her. Can telepathically disguise her, making her appearance that of a shadow.
   Mind Control: ability to control the minds of others upon mere concentration.
   Mind Possession: ability to possess the mind of another, and use that beings body as her own.
   Mind Alteration: ability to alter the minds of others by force of will, changing their personality partially or entirely.
   Psionic Shield: ability to erect a psychic shield for protection of herself and of others minds.
   Telepathic Illusions: ability to create illusions to make herself seem to be invisible, look like someone else, or make others experience events that are not truly happening.
   Mental Paralysis: ability to induce temporary mental or physical paralysis.
   Mental Amnesia: Can erase any awareness of particular memories or cause total amnesia.
   Psionic Blasts: can project psionic force bolts which have no physical effects but which can affect a victim's mind so as to cause the victim pain or unconsciousness and turning someone brain-dead.
   Astral Projection: can project her astral form from her body onto astral planes or the physical planes. In the physical plane she can only travel in astral form over short distances. In the Astral Plane, she can mentally create psionic objects and manipulate the aspects of her environment.
   Mind Transferal: able to transfer both her mind and powers into other host bodies should her own physical body be somehow killed.
   Mental Detection: can sense the presence of another superhuman mutant within a small but as yet undefined radius of herself by perceiving the distinctive mental radiations emitted by such a being.
   Psionic Firebird: ability to manifest her telepathy as a psionic firebird; whose claws could inflict both physical and mental damage. 

Telekinesis: Possesses telekinetic abilities enabling her to manipulate matter with the energy of her thoughts. Capable of very fine control over objects, including herself. On larger levels, Rachel can levitate great weights, into the hundreds of tons, but her upper limit has remained undisclosed.

   Intuitive aptitude: Can disassemble complex devices explosively (separating every last component, such as screws, nuts, circuit boards, etc.) and, just as quickly, easily assemble complex devices. This also has enabled her to even attain awareness and control over objects as small as individual electrons in an atom. For instance, Rachel could detect if a seal was hermetic, or not, by checking for the presence of penetrating oxygen molecules. Can even detect and discern individual oxygen molecules, and determine the atomic weight of molecules, by the amount of atoms present.
   Matter Alteration: Ability to alter molecular and atomic structures and the ability to alter molecular valences, or even rewrite her own genome. Rachel has also been able to create a micro black hole
   Psionic Spikes: Ability to create destructive psionic spikes that destroy the physical objects that the spikes come into contact with.
   Force fields: Ability to create protective force shields that could deflect even the most powerful of attacks (even filter bacteria from the air, withstand Jovian atmospheric pressures, and even repel nuclear weapon attacks). The upper limits of this ability remain unknown. Rachel has also displayed such control over the fields as to shape them precisely, even to conform very closely to her body’s form. There does not appear to be any correlation between field strength and the thickness of the telekinetic fields.
   Concussive Blasts: Can project telekinetic energies as powerful blast beams directed from her brain that could apparently affect matter with concussive force.
   Telekinetic Flight: By levitating herself, she can “fly” at for very long distances and at varying speeds. 

Time Travel: Possesses the psionic power to displace herself and others at almost any specific point in the time stream and then reemerging in the physical world from as much as a few minutes to years by generating chronal energies. She could apparently travel in astral form as well. She could also travel to points in the future.

In conjunction with Marvel Girl's ability to astral travel through astral projection, Rachel can combine her telepathy with her abilities to manipulate time.

   Chronoskimming: allows her to temporarily transplant a person's mind and send it through time into a younger/older version, or a close ancestor/descendant, or as a disembodied astral form. This probably accomplished through the combination of two powers, telepathy and chronokinesis. 

Rachel combines her ability to manipulate time with her telepathy and telekinesis with varied effects including:

   Chrono-Shield: the unconscious emanation of a fourth dimensional pulse which creates a chrono-shield protecting her from changes in the timeline, 
   Psychometric Projections: ability to mentally project past events.


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Strength level

Normal strength of a human woman of her age


None known.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: X-Jet
Weapons: None known.


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