Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Jean Grey #5 Spoilers

Spoilers: After her encounter with Thor, Jean Grey decides it’s time to wield weapons, as such she seeks the world’s foremost psi-weapon expert: Psylocke. Betsy takes Jean to meditate and to a loud rock concert to help her focus her powers on psychic weapons, to no avail. Psylocke then takes Jean to subterranean caverns full of mole monsters. Jean manages to create psi-weaponry, and Betsy learns that fear is what makes Jean draws her inner weapons. Psylocke then takes Jean to Madripoor and assign Jean a black-ops mission: to sneak in the Hand’s resurrection chamber, set explosives and clear the ninjas she finds on her way. Psylocke mentors Jean from afar, while Jean manifests different weapons, a club, an axe, claws, chains, a mace, shuriken, clearing all the ninjas who come across her. Meanwhile, a voice inside Jean’s head keep telling her to ignore Psylocke’s advices and be reckless. When Jean is overwhelmed by dozens of ninjas, Betsy comes to her rescue, and both defeat all the ninjas and meet each other again. As they exit the Hand building, Psylocke tells Jean she heard the voice in her head and that it sounded familiar. Betsy implodes the building and tells Jean to find out who that voice belongs to.

5 comments:

Jeferson Santos said...

I guess they did this edition just to remind us of Betsy as psychic (thank God, Olivia did a flawless Psylocke) because her amazing hype in the movie... The best (and only good thing) about X-Men Apocalypse was Psylocke scaring everybody

Psyloco said...

I enjoyed it.
It's cool Psylocke beeing recognized for her psy weapons creation ability.

Vigmed said...

@Psyloco I'd have to strongly disagree with you about it being cool. The psi-weapons, to me, is one of the worst gimmicks ever for Psylocke.

How is Jean able to easily take out several members of the Hand just because she manifested a weapon? Well, probably cause they are joke villains, but still. I don't really keep up with teen Jean, so maybe she's more of a martial expert than I know.

Always glad to see Psylocke get face-time, but psi-weapons are a major turn off for me.

FSaker said...

I don't like the psi-weapons as well, but what really bothered me reading the spoilers for this issue was that Teen Jean not only learned IN ONE DAY to create psi-weapons, but also that she knows HOW TO USE THEM. I'm pretty sure she would need training (I mean, PHYSICAL training) to learn how to handle a katana, a kama or a nunchaku, or how to throw shurikens, especially when she's doing so against trained ninjas...

I guess Psylocke, Wolverine and Kitty aren't the only ninjutsu masters in the X-Men now... *sigh*

pound my cakes! said...

Im extremely happy that Psylocke has purple hair in this issue.