Why I hate Psylocke

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Psylocke and Revanche… not sure which one is which.

I hate Psylocke for one major reason, and if she were a real flesh and blood person, I would probably be a monster for hating her, as it isn’t her fault.

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Betsy’s first appearance

You see… Psylocke is an otaku fantasy. She is the twin sister of the British Caucasian character Captain Britain. She… appropriated obtained the Japanese assassin Revanche’s body though. Revanche A.K.A. Kwannon died of Betsy Bradrock’s original bodies’ Super AIDS Legacy Virus, so don’t worry… Psylocke is guilt free, and has inherited Kwannon’s martial arts skills!

I know that I am glossing over a lot of the history for both women, it’s just that honestly… her being originally British, is sort of like The Phoenix originally not actually being Jean Grey… people like to forget that that is a thing…

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… and that’s wrong.

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In no media, other than the original comics, has Psylocke ever been portrayed in her British body. Hey, I get it. Caucasian Betsy must not have been popular, and this was their way to spice her up!

Sexy ninja with British accent? Amazing! I can’t help but feel that if this happened today with a character, people would be really upset.

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Olivia Munn

Psylocke will appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, and will be played by actress Olivia Munn. Munn was born in America, but her mother is of Chinese descent, although raised in Vietnam. Her father is of English descent, with some German and Scottish thrown in there for good measure. She was raised primarily in Japan on an Air Force base near Tokyo. Why do I mention all of this? Because someone who is half Mongoloid and half Caucasian of a British background is honestly the best thing to happen to this fictional character.

Here’s hoping that X-Men: Apocalypse doesn’t suck!

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One thought on “Why I hate Psylocke

  1. IMO race is irrelevent, man. Honestly, she is a FICTIONAL character, it should be open to interpretation when making an adaptation of something. However, culturally having her being practically naturalized Japanese is a bonus, not a necessity.

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