- Sep 18, 2005
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The Official Psylocke Thread!
Bio courtesy of Uncannyxmen.net
Real Name: Elizabeth Braddock
Universe/Timeline: Marvel Universe
Aliases: Lady Mandarin, Kwannon, Captain Britain II
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
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/spotlight/showquestion.asp?faq=10&fldAuto=53&page=8
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
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 Slave****e" 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