Sunday, September 22, 2013

BIRD IS THE WORD..! Psylocke Appreciation

Family Ties

So, my next two segments are going to be rather short and sweet since I am hunkering down trying to get my costume ready for next weekend's expo.

Today I am doing a quick introduction of the Braddock siblings, the children of Sir James Braddock, member of the Captain Britain Corps and denizen of Otherworld, and Lady Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Braddock a.k.a. Psylocke was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe. She is the twin sister of Brian Braddock a.k.a. Captain Britain. Yes, you heard that right. Elizabeth was not born Eurasian. She was born a Caucasian and later made into the Eurasian woman she is today, but more on that in later segments. Her first appearance was in the UK comic book Captain Britain #8. At the time, she was working as a charter pilot. This was in the beginning when her only known power was precognition, which seemed to have been unlocked when the siblings were attacked by Dr. Synne (more on that later).

Brian Braddock a.k.a. Captain Britian was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe and originally appeared in Captain Britain Weekly. After the death of their parents, Brian took up fellowship at Darkmoor nuclear research center. When the center was attacked by The Reaver, Brian escaped on his motorcycle and tried to find help, only to end up in a near fatal accident. It was then that Merlyn and his daughter, the Omniversal Guardian, Roma appear to the badly injured Brian and gave him the chance to become the superhero Captain Britian. His superpowers are superhuman strength, speed, endurance, agility, durability, reflexes, and senses, force fields, and flight.

Jamie Braddock is the eldest of the three siblings (10 years older than them). He was created by Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe and Fred Kida. Jamie Braddock first appears in Captain Britain #9. He wasn't known to have any powers at first. He is also the crazy one of the family (every family has to have one right? Just be thankful I didn't post his white thong pictures, lol), but I'll get to his reason for insanity in a moment. In the beginning, Jamie was a top Formula 1 racing driver and was very good at it, winning several championships. That life soon took a turn when Jamie was implicated with several illegal crimes until the arrival of the African lord, Doctor Crocodile with the help of the Witch-Woman. Tortured by Crocodile and Witch-Woman, Jamie's latent mutant ability to reshape reality around him manifested itself at the same moment that he lost grip on sanity. Jamie's powers are cosmic awareness, dimensional manipulation, enhance mutation, genetic manipulation, necromancy, reality manipulation, teleportation.

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