22nd Jul 2015 / Demiurge Studios Team 26

JeanGrey

 

Jean Grey was just beginning to master her telekenetic powers when Hank McCoy, her teammate Beast, came back in time and pulled her and the rest of the original X-Men into the present. Adventuring with the rest of the time-shifted original X-Men, Jean has already found ways to combine her telepathy and telekinesis into abilities no one's ever seen. Looking back at the fate of her adult self, teenage Jean decided to stay in the present and re-write her past.

The events of Avengers Vs. X-Men changed the landscape of Marvel's mutant comics, with the death of their founder, Professor Charles Xavier, at the hands of his first student and their leader, Cyclops. With Cyclops an outlaw and the formerly close-knit family of mutants divided by the tragedy, writer Brian Michael Bendis and penciler Stuart Immonen shook things up even further by bringing the five original X-Men forward in time to the present!

Defying expectations, these time-shifted X-Men are here to stay, and have changed the Marvel Universe in huge ways. One of those members, the teenage Jean Grey has already displayed incredible strength, leadership, and capabilities of her powers the adult version never accessed. What she's capable of next, no one knows.

 

Abilities

Mind Over Matter - 10 Purple AP 

Jean telekinetically grabs her enemy’s weapons, suspending them in mid-air before flinging them back towards her foes in a hail of projectiles. Deals 329 damage to the enemy team and converts up to 3 random enemy Strike, Protect or Attack tiles to basic tiles. 

Level 2 - Deals 731 damage to the enemy team. 

Level 3 - Converts up to 4 tiles and deals 914 damage to the enemy team. 

Level 4 - Converts enemy special tiles of any type. 

Level 5 - Converts up to 6 tiles and deals 1965 damage to the enemy team. 

Max Level - Jean telekinetically grabs her enemy’s weapons, suspending them in mid-air before flinging them back towards her foes in a hail of projectiles. Deals 3888 damage to the enemy team and converts up to 6 random enemy Strike, Protect or Attack tiles to basic tiles. 

Mind Over Matter

Psychic Feedback - 0 Blue AP

(PASSIVE) One of the most powerful telepaths on Earth, Jean’s mutant mental powers let her strike at the enemy’s mind at a critical moment. When the opponent makes a Match 5, Jean destroys up to 3 AP in their strongest color, stuns the enemy team for 1 turn and deals 247 damage to them.

Level 2 - Deals 485 damage to the enemy team.

Level 3 - Stuns the enemy team for 2 turns.

Level 4 - Deals 695 damage to the enemy team and destroys 4 AP in their strongest color.

Level 5 - Deals 1052 damage to the enemy team and destroys 6 AP in their strongest color.

Max Level - (PASSIVE) One of the most powerful telepaths on Earth, Jean’s mutant mental powers let her strike at the enemy’s mind at a critical moment. When the opponent makes a Match 5, Jean destroys up to 6 AP in their strongest color, stuns the enemy team for 2 turn and deals 2083 damage to them.

Psychic Feedback

Full of Surprises - 12 Green AP

Combining her telekinesis and telepathy, Jean taps into an all-new range of psionic powers and blasts her enemies. Deals 448 damage to the enemy team, then creates up to 2 random Strike, Attack or Protect tiles of strength 37.

Level 2 - Deals 713 damage to the enemy team.

Level 3 - Creates 3 random friendly Strike, Attack or Protect tiles of Strength 56.

Level 4 - Deals 869 damage to the enemy team and creates 4 random Strike, Attack or Protect tiles of strength 74.

Level 5 - Deals 1710 damage to the enemy team and creates strength 93 special tiles.

Max Level - Combining her telekinesis and telepathy, Jean taps into an all-new range of psionic powers and blasts her enemies. Deals 3385 damage to the enemy team, then creates up to 4 random Strike, Attack or Protect tiles of strength 180.

Full of Surprises

 

Digging into the Character

By Casey Malone, Character Designer on Jean Grey

Jean Grey! Finally! Jean's one of our most requested characters, and one that we've wanted to bring to Marvel Puzzle Quest for as long as the game's existed. Now that the teenage Jean is such a prominent part of the Marvel Universe and such incredible stories are being told with her, we were really excited to capture that version of the character for her debut.

But how do we capture this version of Jean? What makes her different from her adult self, and all the different incarnations of her that existed before her (most recent) death? Reading All New X-Men it was clear that younger Jean was no less powerful, but lacked the control, discipline and experience that she would grow into as an older X-Man. Teen jean tries new tactics first and thinks through the consequences later. She read the mind of her close friend to get to the truth of a situation rather than let them open up to her in time. And sometimes she gets lost in her power and goes a little too far.

So Jean overreaches - she can only do Team Damage. On the one hand, that's exciting because there's nowhere your enemies can hide from her psychic powers. The whole enemy team is getting chipped away. On the other hand it can occasionally be a hinderance when you really need to take out one pesky character - she's not focusing and dealing more damage to the more important target, because she's busy thinking she can take on the world herself! Jean's the first character who exclusively does Team damage, so we hope this gives her an all-new feel when you play with her.

But beyond just showcasing pure power (damage!), Jean's not a wild or uncontrolable bruiser - she's precise and her powers give her a versatility in battle that few Marvel heroes can boast. So in addition to that Team damage, Jean can remove enemy special tiles including Countdown and Invisibility tiles (something few characters can do!), create special tiles for your team, and even stun the other team and drain their AP.

When we start designing a new character for Marvel Puzzle Quest, we not only look at the character and how best to represent them, we look at the game as it exists today. Marvel Puzzle Quest is a living game, so how a character effects it changes constantly. We look to see if there are ways of playing that are underrepresented by current characters, or if there are teams that are dominating Versus matches, and we think about how a new character can shake both of those things up. Lately, at very high levels of play, we've been seeing a surge in teams comprised of Professor X, a character who can create Match-5s, like Black Widow (Grey Suit) or Magneto (Marvel NOW!), and third character who can take the AP and special tiles generated and churn out damage.

So, we asked, what if there was a character who made those Match-5s really bad news for those teams? The answer to that question eventually turned into Jean's Psychic Feedback power. By stunning the opponent and robbing them of the extra AP generated by Professor X, Jean puts a pretty fast halt to this strategy, and even forces teams fighting against her into avoiding Match-5s when they occur naturally, unless they want to be left open to losing their extra turn and giving up a bunch of AP. Jean Grey should signal a shift in which teams are dominating PVP, and we're very excited to see what the landscape looks like once players get their hands on her.

 

Reading List

Compiled by Casey



AMAZING!!! But I wish that once you unlocked the character it was already bought for you, so hero points wouldn’t be needed. I will definetely recruit her though

Jul 23, 2015

dude thank you so for adding Jean in the game.  She looks great.

Jul 23, 2015

Would love to see Dr Strange

Jul 23, 2015

Looks great but would love to see Dr Strange

Jul 23, 2015

GAMBIT WOULD BE EPIC

Jul 23, 2015

The Silver Surfer
Rogue
Toad
Logan’s brother

But my ultimate question is if Space Ghost will make an appearance?

Jul 24, 2015

Was hoping it would be Ghost Rider

Jul 24, 2015

Love to see the Phoenix

Jul 24, 2015

Thanks for Jean Grey! Also would love to see the Phoenix and Emma Frost !!

Jul 24, 2015

I see a lot of 1 star characters leveled up to 200 how is that done?

Jul 25, 2015

I would take Anita Blake. Shadowcat would be cool.

Jul 25, 2015

Muito,bom

Jul 25, 2015

Awesome!! I like this!!

Jul 30, 2015

Yaye, Jean!

Please also add Emma Frost to the game!

Jul 30, 2015

Seria genial ver a agente venom

Jul 30, 2015

Estaría Genial q estuviera Gambit

Jul 30, 2015

Ice man ad him he would be great

Jul 30, 2015

Man Thing please!

Jul 30, 2015

Jean Grey, Charles Xavier y el D. Extraño juntos!

Jul 30, 2015

Thanks for bringing Jean Grey into this. I requested that you did before you even opened up requests to the public. I envisioned her differently though. I thought you might incorporate the Phoenix into the character. Maybe if there were more than a certain amount of red tiles then all damage would be critical. Or maybe a match 5 against her could cause a countdown tile that would determine how long she was in Phoenix mode. Maybe if you do the adult version of her in the future….

Jul 30, 2015

Muy buen juego

Jul 31, 2015

Exelente juego, me encanta !

Jul 31, 2015

Jogo muito bom , com bons gráficos

Jul 31, 2015

Nice game!

Jul 31, 2015

Come join my alliance, toad galaxy, today.

Aug 01, 2015

Nice

Aug 02, 2015

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