Guy Gardener wrote:
been a while since you've read the classic death of the Phoenix Exodus.
Jean had been neutered by Shi'are surgeons, where after she was nailed by an automated defence system while Lillandra was playing silly buggers with the X-Men on the Blue Area of the Moon. She walked into a death ray, sacrificing herself because she felt the darkness inside her rising but...
That's the "Dark Phoenix Saga", not the "Phoenix Saga".
The Phoenix Saga ends with her saving the universe by bringing the M'Kron Crystal into the sun.