Publication history[ edit ] Madelyne Pryor was introduced during the acclaimed Uncanny X-Men run that saw long-time writer Chris Claremont pair with artist Paul Smith for a series of issues that would see the Jean Grey look-alike marry the retired X-Men leader Scott Summers Cyclops. Madelyne's hairstyle design was modeled off the book's editor at the time, Louise Jones later Louise Simonson  —a design retained on the character until Claremont named the character after Steeleye Span singer Maddy Prior. Claremont had already created a character named "Maddy Pryor", a little girl that appeared very briefly in Avengers Annual 10 , and has no in-story connections to the X-Men character. According to Claremont, the original link between Madelyne Pryor and Jean Grey was entirely the product of Mastermind. Seeking revenge against the X-Men after Jean as Phoenix had driven him insane, Mastermind uses his powers of illusion to convince Scott and the others that Madelyne is Phoenix incarnate—a cosmic threat—in an attempt to have the team kill her.