Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Once again, the X-Men are caught between a rock and a hard place: Their ally Lilandra has ordered them to destroy their friend Jean Grey, who, still in thrall of Phoenix, has become a danger to everyone in the universe. Professor X agonizingly instructs the X-Men to wipe out Phoenix -- meaning, of course, they must also kill Jean in the process. As difficult as this decision is for Professor X, it is impossible for Jean's psychic soulmate Scott. "The Fate of the Phoenix" was the concluding chapter of X-Men's "Dark Phoenix" saga.