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The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #135 (July 1980):
“Dark Phoenix”
by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Terry Austin

The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #135

Title: “Dark Phoenix”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1980

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: John Byrne, Chris Claremont
Art by: John Byrne, Terry Austin


41 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Phoenix Dark Phoenix (Jean Grey)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,122
Dark Phoenix villain hero
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
The Hellfire Club; X-Men Marvel 129
Shi'ar Shi'ar
(pg. 13-16)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
[alien race] Marvel 106
Black King Black King (Sebastian Shaw)
(8-panel cameo, pg. 6-7)
villain
  The Council of the Chosen; The Inner Circle Marvel 122
The Hellfire Club The Hellfire Club
(8-panel cameo, pg. 6-7)
villain group
  [1st app: The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #129 (Jan. 1980)] Marvel 191
Senator Robert Kelly Senator Robert Kelly
(8-panel cameo, pg. 6-7)
supporting character villain
CBR Scale: D anti-mutant activist; (AoA)
mutant-human peace activist
Project: Wideawake Marvel 84
Captain Juber
(7-panel cameo, pg. 13-16)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
Shi'ar
[captain of battle cruiser destroyed by Dark Phoenix]
Marvel 1
Lilandra Neramani Lilandra Neramani
(6-panel cameo, pg. 15-16)
supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
Starjammers
[Majestrix (empress) of the Shi'ar Emperium]
Marvel 170
NYPD NYPD
(6-panel cameo, pg. 6-7)
supporting character group real/historical person
  [police department] Marvel DC 1,396
Eluke
(5-panel cameo, pg. 14-16)
supporting character scientist
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
Shi'ar
[science officer on battle cruiser destroyed by Dark Phoenix]
Marvel 1
Araki Araki
(4-panel cameo, pg. 16, panels 1-3, 5)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
[former Shi'ar Lord Chamberlain, Grand Vizier] Marvel 66
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 10, panels 3, 5)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 10, panels 3, 5)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Moira MacTaggert Moira MacTaggert
(2-panel cameo, pg. 10, panels 3-4)
supporting character scientist
  [Charles Xavier's colleague, girlfriend] Marvel 243
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 2)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 3)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 1)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 1)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Banshee Banshee (Sean Cassidy)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 10, panel 4)
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
X-Men; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 1,340
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 4)
hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
The Defenders; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Black Bishop Black Bishop (Harry Leland)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6, panel 2)
villain
  The Inner Circle Marvel 22
Dr. Peter Corbeau Dr. Peter Corbeau
(1-panel cameo, pg. 11, panel 4)
supporting character scientist
  [Starcorps/Starcore] Marvel 29
D'Bari D'Bari
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 6) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S D'Bari religion
[green-skinned; planet destroyed by Dark Phoenix] Marvel 12
Vuk Vuk
(behind the scenes) 
villain
CBR Scale: R D'Bari religion
D'Bari
[turned Avengers to stone after Cap first thawed from ice]
Marvel 11
Maelen
(behind the scenes)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Shi'ar religion
Shi'ar Marvel 2
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D.
(mentioned, pg. 7, panel 1) 
supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Sentinels Sentinels
(mentioned, pg. 7, panel 2) 
villain group
CBR Scale: D anti-mutant robots
[1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #14 (Nov. 1965)] Marvel 245
Mastermind Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde)
(mentioned, pg. 6, panels 2-3) 
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Secret Empire; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 140
Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 3) 
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Communist
[1st app: Love Through Fire and Blood (1924)] Marvel 169
Hoggoth Hoggoth
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 3) 
deity
CBR Scale: D mystic deity
Vishanti Marvel 5
K'ythri K'ythri
(mentioned) 
deity
CBR Scale: D Shi'ar deity
[1st app: X-Men (vol. 1) #107 (Oct. 1977)] Marvel 7
Sharra Sharra
(mentioned) 
deity
CBR Scale: D Shi'ar deity
[1st app: X-Men (vol. 1) #107 (Oct. 1977)] Marvel 7
The Fantastic Four The Fantastic Four
(mentioned, pg. 7, panel 1) 
hero group
  [1st app: The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1 (Nov. 1961)] Marvel 100
The Avengers The Avengers
(mentioned, pg. 7, 10) 
hero group
  [1st app: The Avengers (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 100
Shi'ar Grand Council
(mentioned, pg. 16, panel 5) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: D alien
[cabinet minister] Marvel 2

Some sources identify Maelen as a character who appears in this issue. This is incorrect. Maelen, who appeared previously in Uncanny X-Men #122, appears to have been mistakenly identified from panels which actually show Araki in silhouette. However, from the dialogue and from careful first-hand examination of both Uncanny X-Men #122 and Uncanny X-Men #135, we can state conclusively that Maelen does not appear in #135.