Originally Posted by triplefive
It's not because she couldn't stop Jean. It's because the Shi-Ar were focused on stopping Kid Omega from nearing the scene because HE was an omega level mutant and therefore what they considered to be a possible host for the Phoenix. Storm was fighting them the whole time and they never made a single mention of her.
I don't have my comics handy, otherwise I'd quote it for you.
I thought they were only looking for omega psychics. I could have sworn they said that the phoenix could only take a psychic host who was omega. They wern't looking for Iceman either, yet we know he is omega.