Monday, December 16, 2013

BIRD IS THE WORD: Psylocke Appreciation

   Last time we left off with Betsy being rescued from her year long captivity in Mojo's twisted world in New Mutants Annual #2 and deciding to stay at Xavier's school to learn how to master her powers.

   One thing that was unknown to her at the time was that the bionic eyes that were still implanted in her also functioned as cameras that allowed Mojo to record everything she saw. Mojo transformed the X-Men into the X-Babies to film their adventures for TV shows in Mojoverse. The New Mutants battled the X-babies until they were broken of their brainwashing and defeated Mojo. 


   This story arc is a significant part of Betsy's life because this is where she proved herself to the X-Men leading them to invite her to officially join their team and officially adopting the codename "Psylocke".

   After the massacre of the Morlocks, Betsy was charged with helping the wounded and staying in telepathic contact with the members that were in combat with the Marauders. 

   Sabretooth invaded the mansion while the X-Men and New Mutants were away on assignments. Betsy protected the children at the mansion and was able to last long enough until Wolverine arrived to engage in one on one combat with Sabretooth. Betsy would then scan Sabretooth's mind to figure out his plans. It was her bravery in risking her life luring Sabretooth away from the Xavier Institute and the injured inside that earned her Wolverine's respect.

   See you again in a couple of weeks with more battles and a trip to Australia! Until then, I wish everyone a happy holiday!

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