Betsy Braddock

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Character
Name: Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock
Occupation: Adventurer, ninja, heiress, multi-millionaire; former S.T.R.I.K.E. operative, assassin, fashion model, charter pilot
Title/Rank: Psylocke, formerly Captain Britain, Red Queen, and Lady Mandarin
Location:
Status: alive
Relationships: Sir James Braddock and Lady Elizabeth Braddock (parents), Brian Braddock (twin brother), Jamie Braddock (brother), Meggan Braddock (sister-in-law), John Braddock (ancestor), Revanche (body/briefly consciousness)
Angel/Archangel (love interest), Thunderbird (love interest)
Fandom: Marvel Comics, X-Men, Exiles (comics), Excalibur (X-Men), Uncanny X-Force, Captain Britain, X-Men Movieverse, Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men: The Animated Series
Other: Wikipedia
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Betsy Braddock is the alter ego of Psylocke from the Marvel Comics series Captain Britain and The X-Men.

Canon

Betsy possesses the mutant ability of an Omega-level telepath and telekinesis, on par with Jean Grey and Charles Xavier. She is often shown with a telekinetic katana blade or psionic knife composed of raw psi-energy at will.

Betsy first appeared as in Captain Britain #8 (December 1976). Betsy was initially a supporting character in the adventures of her twin brother, Captain Britain, even briefly substituting for him in the role, before becoming the mutant superheroine and X-Men member Psylocke in 1986.

In the X-Treme X-Men series, in a battle against Vargas, Betsy was impaled through the chest by his sword and presumed dead. Betsy later appeared out of the blue in the exact spot she died.

Psylocke was first mentioned in X-Men Movieverse in X-Men 2, when Mystique scrolls through Stryker's computer. In the film's novelization, Psylocke makes a cameo as one of the mutants affected by Dark Cerebro. However, Psylocke makes her first official appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand portrayed by Meiling Melançon as a minor villain on Magneto's team against the X-Men, only using her shadow teleportation power onscreen. In the film, Psylocke seems to be killed by Jean Grey, however in the film's novelization she teleports into the shadows to escape. Olivia Munn will portray Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Psylocke has only appeared in two X-Men animated shows: X-Men: The Animated Series and Wolverine and the X-Men. Concept art for her was created for X-Men: Evolution, however the show ended before she came on the series.

Fandom

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Fanworks for Psylocke seem to be fairly rare compared to other popular X-Men characters; fanart by far is mainly bound to DeviantArt and Tumblr now that many of her fansites have become static or defunct. Some fans post scans and picspams of Psylocke on Tumblr. Fanfiction for Psylocke can be found mainly on Fanfiction.net and Archive of Our Own. So far, only Tribute vids can be found on YouTube.

Fans often cosplay her, usually in her classic 90s outfit, but also her other costumes.[1]

Shipping

Betsy has been paired with Warren, Beast, Rogue, Quicksilver, and Gambit.

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Artwork

Vids

Fanfilms

Archives and Communities

LiveJournal

Fannish Links

Fansites & Fanlistings

DeviantART

Resources

References

  1. Examples: Geek Tyrant.com: Psylocke Best of Cosplay Collection