This Phoenix host was abandoned as a baby for her unusual red hair by her tribe. She was found by wolves, who did their best to raise her, but she was eventually found by The Tribe Without Fear, a primitive group of mutants, who dubbed her "Firehair." When her psychic mutant ability began to emerge, they were found by the tribe that had abandoned them. She was overwhelmed by their feelings of hate, and could not help her new tribe fight them off. She was the only survivor, and out of guilt, returned to the spot where she was abandoned to finally die. Only she was possessed by The Phoenix Force . Its appetite for destroying worlds almost took her over, but the memory of the wolves that saved her stayed her hand.
She became friends, and later lovers, with a young Odin and the two fought cosmic threats together. He was the first warrior she sought out for her new team to protect her world.