Mr. Sinister, sensing the potential of Jean Grey's powers wanted to kill her parents and take her to his orphanage but his plans were stopped since Jean was already being treated by Charles Xavier, and he thought that approaching a powerful telepath would be too dangerous. Although, he was able to take a blood sample from her. With the blood sample Sinister took, he cloned Jean Grey, and Madelyne Pryor was born. When the clone reached puberty she didn't manifest any mutant ability, so Sinister was disappointed.
When Jean Grey died on the moon, the Phoenix Force returned to Earth and entered Madelyne's body since it was looking for Jean's genetic material. Sinister, seeing that his creation was finally reaching the potential he always hoped for, gave her the name Madelyne Pryor and created a background for her that consisted of her being a pilot and the only survivor of a plane accident. Sinister also noted that she had some memories that belonged to Jean Grey.
Sinister was obsessed with the Summers lineage, so he placed her to work for Philip Summers at his airline, knowing that one day she would meet with Scott Summers and inevitably fall in love since she was identical to Jean, and she had some memories of her.
Madelyne first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #168 and was created by Chris Claremont. Infamously, some years before this issue there was a red-haired child in a hospital in Avengers Annual #10 (also by Claremont) that called herself "Maddy Pryor". It has since been confirmed that the child was not Madelyne Pryor and Claremont just happened to like the name which is in fact a homage to a folk singer called Maddy Prior.
There could only be one figurine to use to make Madelyne Pryor, the Goblin Queen, and that was The Phoenix from Eaglemoss. The stance for one, and the fact that Madelyne Pryor was a clone of Jean Grey.
Very little prep' needed to prepare this figurine for the sculpt, I just had to remove the sash and cover the holes with Milliput.
The sculpt itself was relatively simple, compared to recent sculpts I've done. I started by building the loin cloth, front and back followed by adding a small round piece of Milliput on her chest for the amulet. The final part to add, being her cloak which I built up in stages to create a battered, weather-beaten look.
Black areas - Abaddon Black, with Blue Ink to give it a blue-ish sheen.
Inside of Cloak - Evil Sunz Scarlet, Blue Ink and Red Gore.
Hair - Blazing Orange, Red Ink, and Vermin Brown.
Skin - Elf Flesh, and Dwarf Flesh, with Red Gore for her lips.
Amulet - Evil Sunz Scarlet and Burnished Gold.
Basic stages in creating the Goblin Queen
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*Thank you to Comic Vine for the origin information on Madelyne Pryor.