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Old 12-30-2005, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default The Official Psylocke/Mei Melancon Thread

The Official Psylocke Thread!



The Character
Bio courtesy of Uncannyxmen.net

Real Name: Elizabeth Braddock
Universe/Timeline: Marvel Universe
Current Status:
Aliases: Lady Mandarin, Kwannon, Captain Britain II
Nationality: English
First Appearance: Captain Britain (1st series) #8

Powers and Abilities:
telekinetics allow her to manipulate matter through directed psionic energy, focus her mental energies into a psionic katana Affiliations:
RCX, STRIKE, The Hand, X-Men, Crimson Pirates, Hellfire Club, Undercloaks


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Psylocke was originally a telepath, had limited precognitive abilities, and was a psycho-blaster, able to direct mental energy as destructive mind blasts. After a brief period as Captain Britain -- in CB (2nd Series) #12-13 -- she was blinded by Slaymaster, and later received bionic eyes from Mojo in New Mutants Annual #2 which could compensate for intense light.
Matsu'o later commissioned Spiral to exchange Betsy's mind with the assassin Kwannon, and Psylocke gained a new Asian body with depleted power levels and the ability to generate a psychic knife in Uncanny X-Men #256. After Kwannon died in X-Men #31, her full potential returned.

When Archangel and Doctor Strange saved her life using the Crimson Dawn in Uncanny X-Men #330, Psylocke manifested mystically enhanced fighting skills and shadow-teleporting powers. Months later, in X-Men #78, Betsy was forced to shut down her telepathy in order to keep the Shadow King trapped within her mind. Later still, in an as-of-yet unexplained incident, her telepathic powers were transplanted into Jean Grey in exchange for Jean's own telekinetic abilities.

Psylocke was killed by Vargas in X-Treme X-Men #2, but spontaneously and mysteriously resurrected on the same spot in Uncanny X-Men #455. As a member of the Australian X-Men, Psylocke was once rendered invisible to all forms of electronic detection.

Detailed Bio At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psylocke
Costume Gallery: http://www.uncannyxmen.net/db/spotli...Auto=53&page=8


The Actress

Meiling Melancon.




LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The evil mutant assassin Psylocke has joined the lineup of "X-Men 3," the latest installment of the Marvel superhero franchise.
The character will be played by Filipina actress Mei Melancon, who previously worked with "X-Men 3" director Brett Ratner in "Rush Hour 2."
Word began leaking last week from the Vancouver set that "X-Men 3" would introduce Psylocke, who has had several incarnations in the Marvel comic book series and is best known for her fighting and telepathic skills as well as an ability to transport herself and others through shadows. In the film, she will fight against the X-Men as a member of Magneto‘s ( Ian McKellen ) Brotherhood of Mutants.
"X-Men 3" is set to bow May 26, on Memorial Day weekend, via Twentieth Century Fox. Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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Rush Hour 2 (2001) .... Girl in Car
Double Take (2001) (uncredited) .... La Perla model

Notable TV Guest Appearances

"Kitchen Confidential" playing "Beautiful Patron" in episode: "Let's Do Brunch" (episode # 1.9) 2006
"Deadwood" playing "Chinese Slavewhore" in episode: "Childish Games" (episode # 2.8) 24 April 2005
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" playing "Vanessa Green - Screaming Woman" in episode: "Suckers" (episode # 4.13) 5 February 2004


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Old 12-30-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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She shouldn't be in it.

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Old 12-30-2005, 02:38 AM   #3
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She shouldn't be in it.
Why not?

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Old 12-31-2005, 04:58 PM   #4
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She shouldn't be in it.
I should be in her.

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:01 PM   #5
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Whatever dude, you get sloppy seconds...

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:03 PM   #6
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Whatever dude, you get sloppy seconds...
Im okay with that, its not as if I can handle any more than that...

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Im okay with that, its not as if I can handle any more than that...

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:11 PM   #8
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She should be in it.

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Should be in it

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Hope she has contacts and exposed thighs with strappy things on em. Those details complete the visual character.

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Shouldn't there be two threads for every topic.

1) The official Pyslocke thread.
2) The official geek troll whiner who doesn't like any idea if it's not his own thread about Psyloke.

This way we can elminate the irritating complaining and whining that will not result in anything productive.

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:55 AM   #13
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Shouldn't there be two threads for every topic.

1) The official Pyslocke thread.
2) The official geek troll whiner who doesn't like any idea if it's not his own thread about Psyloke.

This way we can elminate the irritating complaining and whining that will not result in anything productive.
LoL, awesome idea.

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I'm gonna reserve judgement on whether she "should or shouldn't" until I see the film. That's when we'll find out if she's used well.

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Maybe they will just delete her scenes.

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I want her in this film,she'd be great to see on the big screen.

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how can they cast when theyre co slose to the end of filming?

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how can they cast when theyre co slose to the end of filming?

Because she is most likely a small part...IMO....but some people dont agree with that and think she is a huge, integral part...

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how can they cast when theyre co slose to the end of filming?

The role is probably very minor, which is consistent with the actress’s limited resume of bit parts.

As the scooper reported seeing the actress onset a couple weeks ago, so who knows how longs she has been filming her scenes.

With the news of “Psylocke sightings,” Fox PR probably just finally confirmed the casting.

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how can they cast when theyre co slose to the end of filming?
she was probably cast a while ago and they Kept it Secret!

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:09 AM   #21
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Betsy's one of my favorite X-Men, but personally, I was hoping they would save her for the Wolverine movie. Eh, well. Either way, it'll be nice to see her on the big screen.

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I like her resume, "Chinese Slavewhore." Personally, from that picture, I think she's a good match for Psylocke and as long as they just don't kill her off, this might be a way to open up an oppurtunity for her to be in a bigger role in a different movie.

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Eh...I don't like her for Psylocke (look-wise), but eh what can ya do? Purple hair, red facial mark. Should be cool. =/

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Eh...I don't like her for Psylocke (look-wise), but eh what can ya do? Purple hair, red facial mark. Should be cool. =/

i agree with bot yer post anty..... they just trying to cram so many mutants in this one..makes me think this will be the last..... mutilating i tell ya


respect is earned and should be given....but oh well its still cool to see her come to life....Psylocke is one of my faves.....SHE BETTER DO HER JUSTICE!

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As much as I like the charcter, it's getting somewhat obnoxious. I mean..I know that Psylocke won't be a main character, but it kinda contridicts what Kinberg and Penn said about 'cameos' and name dropping.

While Penn may have been right, and how it's better to use real mutant characters instead of "mutant extra 23", I think that there's more than meets the eye....TO QUOTE THE TRANSFORMERS.

One day...just one day..we'll see "INSERT ACTORS" HAS BEEN CONFIMRED AS GAMBIT...one DAY!

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