List of hosts
Jean Grey: The most powerful and complete Phoenix Force and Host combination. Together they have become the White Phoenix of the Crown. Death has stated that Jean is the rightful owner of the Phoenix Force, and that she is not just a host, she is the Phoenix and the Phoenix is her.
Rook'shir: A Shi'ar that wielded the Phoenix Force through a giant blade, called the Blade of the Phoenix. He almost decimated the Shi'ar Empire.
Feron: Ancestor of the modern day Feron whose daydream-like visions prompted the Phoenix to adopt the firebird form it has today.
Necrom: Possessed a fraction of the Phoenix Force that would be later become known as the Anti-Phoenix.
Fongji: Not much is known about this red-haired girl, who lived in K'un-Lun centuries ago and was trained in the ways of the Iron Fist, as all of the previous guardians of K'un-Lun decided to keep her existence and the Phoenix Force's connection to the legacy of the Iron Fist a secret until the time of its next return.[volume & issue needed]
Madelyne Pryor: A clone of Jean Grey that was brought to life by a fraction of the Phoenix Force.
Rachel Summers: Daughter of Jean Grey and Scott Summers from an alternate timeline. Has been referred to as "The One True Phoenix" She mysteriously lost her connection to the fragment of the "blue" Phoenix within her, and from this frame onward, the "hound" markings reappear on Rachel's face.
Professor X: Charles Xavier briefly possessed an eco of the Phoenix Force during his time with the Starjammers.
Diamanda Nero: She briefly became the host of the Phoenix after her fight with Rachel. However, she was not truly able to contain the Phoenix.
Prime was briefly possessed by the Phoenix Force while it was in the Malibu Universe
Amber Hunt was possessed by the Phoenix Force while it was in the Malibu Universe.
Quentin Quire: Reconstituted his body using a fragment of the shattered Phoenix Force when it came to Earth during the X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong, but the Phoenix eventually left him to his "sickness".
Emma Frost: Emma briefly became the host for Phoenix. However, she was not truly able to contain the Phoenix due to not having Omega-level power. See X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong. She does not consider herself a true avatar like Jean but rather a substitute for the wounded entity.
Stepford Cuckoos: Possessed a fraction of the Phoenix Force that they had to imprison inside of their diamond hearts. See X-Men: Phoenix - Warsong The Cuckoos mysteriously lost their connection to the Phoenix fragment (as of Uncanny X-Men #517) as it escapes their diamond hearts, leaving for parts unknown.
Korvus: Descendant of Rook'shir. Wielder of the Blade of the Phoenix. Currently the Blade is powerless after the connection to the Phoenix fragment was somehow lost.
Other characters were only possessed by the Phoenix Force during out-of-continuity tales. This includes Nightcrawler, Storm and Gabriel Summers in separate What If... stories, as well as Cyclops in the X-Men / Teen Titans inter-company crossover. Quentin Quire was revealed to be a host in the Here Comes Tomorrow storyline in the visions of Deathlok, and in the timeline of Nocturne, the Phoenix Force possessed Colossus' soulless body and reshaped it into female form.