Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins: Psylocke

First Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #213

“MvC Origins” Appearances: Playable character in “Marvel Super Heroes,” assist character in “Marvel vs. Capcom"

Bio: Elizabeth Braddock, Betsy to her friends, grew up in the U.K. with her older brother Jamie and her twin Brian, better known as Captain Britain. Betsy worked for S.T.R.I.K.E.’s psi division after her mutant telepathy manifested, lost her eyes in the line of duty, then was kidnapped by the extra-dimensional media mogul Mojo, who gave her new cybernetic eyes but forced her to star in his wild tv shows. She joined the X-Men, swapped bodies with a ninja name Kwannon, trapped the Shadow King within her own mind, died, and was later resurrected. In fact, there's not much Psylocke hasn't done in her life.

Where She Was in 1995: In SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #1 The Hellfire Club wanted J. Jonah Jameson dead for sticking his nose in where it didn’t belong. Spider-Man and the X-Men--namely Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, and Psylocke--battled it out with Hellfire minions while trying to keep the pesky publisher alive. Think the heroes got a “thank you”? Think again.

Where She Was in 1999: Psylocke found herself fighting for the fate of the universe in the Brood and Badoon’s Contest of Champions. The telepathic mutant ninja took on the Invincible Iron Man, using her mental abilities to trick Tony into seeing her as the Lady Mandarin. Unfortunately for Betsy, Iron Man saw through her illusion and hit her with a healthy heaping of electricity, knocking her out of the tournament.

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FSaker said...

I never read this Spider-Man team-up book. Was this story any good?

And way to understate her role in the second Contest of Champions, Marvel. Yup, she was defeated by Iron Man. She was also the one who saved Iron Man's life shortly after, then helped save Wasp's life, and finally destabilized the Brood Queen's brain to free all heroes from her control. But I guess that's not as important as her defeat, right?

sparkysnaffles said...

Her first appearance was Uncanny X-men #213? >.>

Unless that's from her first appearance where she formally joined the X-men as Psylocke...