Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Astonishing X-Men #8 Art

12 comments:

Richard Swift said...

Isn't one of Betsy's abilities immunity to reality warping because of her resurrection by Jamie Braddock? Once again, Marvel editorial stupidity rears its head.

Amin said...

No... her reality warping immunity hasn't been a thing for 10 years now. Even Proteus himself possessed her before during necrosha.

Richard Swift said...

In other words, they forgot about it with no explanation, going back so far as 10 years ago, even though it's still present in the Marvel wikia, "Reality Anchoring: Jamie Braddock had altered his sister at a quantum level in order to make her more resilient to the multiversal entity called The First Fallen.His changing of her personal being gave her immunity to magic, psionics and alterations to the space-time continuum as well as imperceptible by similarly empowered beings." Yeah, stupid.

Anonymous said...

@Richard Swift

Betsy lost those abilities after she was snatched by the Red Queen/Madelyne Pryor out of whatever reality the exiles were currently in. Maddie then brought Betsy back into the Earth-616 reality where they resurrected her original British body, placing her essence into that body. After Maddie and the sisterhood were defeated Betsy was returned to her Japanese body but somehow through this whole process all of the powers that Jamie bestowed on her were scrubbed away. She lost immunity to telepathy and immunity to reality warping. Read Uncanny X-men #508 - #512.

Amin said...

@Richard To be fair, you can blame Claremont himself. He made a big deal about Betsy being immune to reality warp and 5 issues later she was affected by the House of M warp, which means her "immunity" wasn't as strong as Jamie thought.

Richard Swift said...

I don't have to read the Sisterhood arc again. Nothing that Madelyne Pryor and her crew did to Psylocke pertained to reality warping, nor was there any mention of her losing/gaining any abilities in the process. They just did a mind swap and brainwash, nothing of her physical being was affected. I do have to agree with Amin about House of M. It just irritates me that Psylocke seems to be one of those characters whose powers flicker in and out to fit whatever story they are telling.

Anonymous said...

@Richard Swift

Your correct. Psylocke's powers seem to change depending on who's writing her. I remember when she did return to the X-men she was telepathic in some comics and telekinetic in others.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Fellow posters, you all know by now that ever since going through that little amulet, Elizabeth has become the X-Men's deus ex machina. LMFAO.

Antone Poitier said...

@Rahsaan Chisolm... how so true it is! Remember the Revenant persona of hers and that Death Seed from Archangel/Apocalypse.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@Antone... I’m just waiting for some writer to see that Roma fated this all along and that she gave Elizabeth the Siege Perilous so she could turn into this highly empowered being. 🙄

Jeferson Santos said...

They really did not know what to do with Betsy psychic skills. But now, since Olivia Munn did that flawless Psylocke at the movies (and show to the big bosses that Betsy is a source of money) she became a psychic powerhouse. Thanks, Olivia. I love you

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

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