I know why you're scared. You think the Phoenix is either going to kill me or drive me crazy. Or maybe both. Just like it did Jean. But I'm not your dead wife, Scott. That's not my story. The Phoenix is coming. I know that. And I'm not afraid. I want it to come. I'm ready.
~ Hope to Scott.
No, you don't get it. Everyone failed him. He tried to save us and we didn't listen. Now he's gone, the X-Men are gone and a war is coming. But he made me a soldier, Cyclops. You know what a soldier's job is? To end wars.
~ Hope to Cyclops on Cable.

Hope Summers is a fictional superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics and its universe.

She is the first mutant born after the events of the "House of M" and "Decimation" storyline. Her biological mother is Captain Louise Spalding, an Alaskan firefighter, and is the adoptive child to Nathan and Hope Summers, and the adoptive granddaughter to Scott Summers, Madelyn Pryor, and Jean Grey.

She was created by Chris Bachalo and Mike Carey, and first appeared in X-Men #205 in 2007 (Chapter five of the "X-Men: Messiah Complex" storyline).


Early Life

Upon Hope's birth, Cerebra blew upon the detection of that said birth. Not too long after her birth, the anti-mutant organization Purifiers attacked her hometown in Coopertown, with the goal of killing Louise Spalding's baby daughter. Although Purifiers killed Louise along with all other children in the town, Cable manages to save Louise's baby. Cable and the X-Men believe the baby to be a Messianic figure destined to save both mutant and humankind. Meanwhile, Bishop believes she's the one responsible for the Bad Future he hailed from and seeks to kill her.

Cable, with the blessing of the X-Men, is forced to take the baby into the future to raise her, promising to return once the child is ready to fulfill her destiny. However, Cable's time-travelling device is damaged and the two end up in terrible future after terrible future, which the child, later named Hope (after Cable's second wife and the child's own adoptive mother), is forced to grow up in — All while Bishop chases after them. Eventually, a teenage Hope decides she's ready to return to the modern era. Upon her return, she is still hunted, and Cable is killed as a result.

Hope would form her own team, formed from the new mutants who emerged after her return. Said team would split after the X-Men's Schism, and she would remain with her grandfather, Cyclops. The Phoenix Force would return to Earth, and after a war between the Avengers and X-Men, Hope would use the Phoenix to restore the mutant race. Afterwards, she decided to live the life of a normal teenager, but that didn't take, and she found herself caught in her father's adventures once again, much to her delight.

Avengers vs. X-Men

Due to her great powers, the Avengers wanted to apprehend Hope and battled the X-Men, which resulted in Hope fighting her fellow Lights teammates, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. She intended to go the moon to confront the Phoenix, but it came when she was attacked by Iron Man, and the Phoenix creates the Phoenix Five with Cyclops, Emma Frost, Colossus, Magik, and Namor the Sub-Mariner. Hope was knocked unconscious, but was rescued by the Phoenix Five and taken to safe place while the Phoenix continued on. Eventually, Hope became the host and turned the Dark Phoenix into the White Phoenix, and merged with Scarlet Witch and brought back the mutant race by breaking the original spell, "No More Mutants."

House of X

During the "House of X" storyline, Hope became a member of The Five, a superhero group created to resurrect fallen mutants and bring them to their peak. Professor X then tasked the group with resurrecting Cyclops, Wolverine, Mystique, Archangel, Nightcrawler, Marvel Girl, Husk, and Penance after Banshee, Sophie and Esme Cuckoo were revived.

Powers and Abilities

I'm assuming you saw what she did? How her power works? Anything we can do -- anything any of us can do -- she's already there. It's like -- someone made a voodoo doll for the whole mutant race. That's what Hope is. She's us. All of us.
~ Prodigy to the group on Hope's powers.

Hope Summers is a powerful Omega-level Mutant, and was capable of mimicking powers of mutants.


  • Pluripotent Echopraxia: Hope can duplicate the powers of mutants near her, mainly their signature powers, and can use it in it's strongest components. In addition, she can duplicate multiple powers concurrently without limits, but they do fade over time, and cannot duplicate powers of metahumans.
  • Psychic Energy and Undetectability: Hope has the ability to make herself undetectable, being able to hide from mutant detecting devices, and disguise her signal when the Avengers were looking for her.
  • Lights:
    • X-Gene Stabilization: As a result of all five new X-Genes being manifested, direct physical constant with Hope can stabilize their powers.
    • Influence and Bonding: The Lights are linked together with their new activations, with Hope showing low-level control or manipulation of new mutants.


  • Survival Tactics: As a result of having to evade Bishop, the Purifiers, and Smile Faces across time, Cable taught Hope how to survive on her own.
  • Master Combatant: Hope gained a great streak of fighting by observing Cable when she was younger. Cable would also train Hope on how to handle herself in a fight, and she later became a martial artist with further training by Cyclops.


  • Lack of Control: Her powers are not fully under her control, and sometimes generates power levels that are dangers to the people and the environment.
  • Power Limitation: Her mimic power is limited to mutants only, she cannot duplicate non-mutants or metahumans (e.g. Spider-Man). In addition, her powers to fade by time and usage.



  • In Deadpool 2, she was portrayed by Islie Hirvonen.




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