Cyclops and the other members of the X-Men fought the Shi'ar Imperial Guard on the Blue Area of the Moon for the life of his beloved Jean Grey. Unfortunately, the X-Men lost the battle and they were taken to flagship of the Shi'ar fleet where Cyclops was unable to prevent a psychic lobotomy being performed on Jean which destroyed the portion of her brain that her mutant powers resided in.

Later when Lilandra contacted the X-Men to save a planet named Arama from being destroyed by the planet eater, Galactus, Cyclops voted against it due to the actions of Lilandra towards Jean. Jean was shocked by his reaction and demanded that the team do what it could to help the doomed race.

As the X-Men fought Galactus' herald, Terrax the Tamer he struck Cyclops down, almost killing him, which awoke the Phoenix Force inside Jean, transforming her once again into the Phoenix. She soon joined in the battle and soon stripped Terrax of his portion of the Power Cosmic leaving him only a naked broken man. She then attacked Galactus directly and drove him from the planet, saving the Aramans in the process.

Soon, the X-Men returned to their normal lives. However, Jean eventually began to loose control of the Phoenix force once again, which horrified Cyclops and the other X-Men. As they confronted her over her consuming a star with inhabited planets Jean transformed into Dark Phoenix and battled the X-Men and killed each of them one at a time.

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With only Cyclops and Dark Phoenix left, he attempted to kill her with his optic blasts, which had no effect on her her, but in her answer, she killed him with a direct blow to the face. His death resulted in Jean's personality regaining control over the Dark Phoenix and going mad with her grief over what she had done.

In moments the Dark Phoenix persona became dominant and eventually destroyed the entire universe.[1]


Seemingly those of the Cyclops of Earth-616.


His love for Jean Grey blinded him to the dangers of the Dark Phoenix.


His visor to control his optic blasts.

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