Saturday, April 4, 2015

Heavenly Body of the Week: The D'Bari Star System
Today is D-Day here at All Things Kevyn. What does that mean, you ask? Well, let me tell ya. There's this thing called The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, and it involves a network of blogs all blogging every day sans Sundays, in April, and all doing it alphabetically. All the details on the event can be found if ya click on the big D to the right. And so, with it being D-Day here at All Things Kevyn, and it is also time for The Heavenly Body of the Week (actually, we're a few days late, but never mind about that), then we need a heavenly body (or bodies, as is the case today) for the letter D. Easy peazy, lemon squeezy.

This week's Heavenly Body is actually an entire star system. A star system that was destroyed by Jean Grey of X-Men fame. Well okay, technically it was the Phoenix force that did the killing, but it was in poor Jean Grey's name in which this genocide occurred. All this happened back during The Dark Phoenix Saga in the hey day of the comic book known as Uncanny X-Men. To be more exact, it happened in issue #135. Jean Grey, one of the original X-Men for those who are unawares, had been taken over by the Phoenix Force, and eventually it drove her mad, and she became Dark Phoenix, at which time, the super bitch goes and eats a sun, which ends up going all super nova on us, and destroys the planet of D'Bari, and every last soul on said planet. Here's a panel from this tragic event.

But, Jean grey was still in there somewhere, and she couldn't live with what she had done, so she ends her life, and destroys the Phoenix...only to have it reborn again, as the Phoenix is wont to do. Of course, it ended up that Jean was actually deep under the river, and the Phoenix wasn't really her, but somebody was inside there, somebody with enough reasoning to destroy the damn thing. Eventually the Phoenix Force came back and took over Jean's widower Scott Summers (among others), and made him kill his mentor, Charles Xavier. Meanwhile Jean sorta came back in the form of Madelyne Pryor, who was actually the Goblin Queen, and then Jean actually came back to life, only to die again...and again, and again. More recently, a sixteen year old Jean Grey was brought into the present day (damn you and your time warping ways, Hank McCoy) and was put on trial by the Shi'ar Empire, even though she hadn't technically committed genocide yet in her life. Yeah, the X-Men universe can get a bit convoluted.

Perhaps a more fitting tribute could have been given to the D'Bari people and this tragic event, if I had the time and gumption to set up some sort of intergalactic memorial service, but the logistics of such a massive event are a bit beyond my humble powers. Let me just say that the universe is a lesser place without the D'Bari in it. And as for you Jean better be glad you're dead (well, the older Jean, not the teenage Jean who didn't do anything yet - toldjya it could get convoluted) because I would...well, um...I would probably do nothing because you're one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy. Anyhoo, there ya have the tragic tale of the D'Bari Star System, and the long gone D-Bari people. All presented here on D-Day of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Make sure to be back here on Monday (we take off on Sundays here at the A to Z Challenge) for E-Day. And then F-Day and G-Day and so on and so on and so on.

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.


  1. Wow-she is one mixed up personality-would make Sybyll(I can't think of how to spell her name) proud.

    1. Don't let her hear you say that...oh, too late...she's already read your mind.

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