“I tell myself that if I do it… If I do take lives in the course of doing what’s right… Then at least it means other people won’t have to. Like I’m… Like I’m saving innocent souls. But that’s a lie. That’s lazy guilt-dodging bollocks. The truth is this: I rejoined X-Force because I couldn’t bear to stay away. My name is Elizabeth Braddock, and I’m an addict.”
Before she became the Omega Level mutant she is now in the comic books, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock was best known as the telekinetic ninja of X-Men fame who could kinetically charge weapons with psionic energy and wore an unforgettably alluring costume. Hendoart, whose Spider-Gwen cosplay we recently featured brings Psylocke to life with the same sense of poise, grace and beauty in the following photoset:
Before joining the X-Men, Betsy Braddock was a powerful precognitive and telepath who had her mind placed in the body of Japanese ninja Kwannon, which is how she appears here.
For more of Psylocke’s backstory, check out this detailed history video from Comics Explained:
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