Even if you’re not a huge X-Men fan, you recognize Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse. After all, Olivia Munn is front and center as the comic book character. But just who is Psylocke? A lot of different things actually, she’s kind of the David Bowie of X-Men. The Psylocke trivia on this list isn’t just going to take you back to her origins as a British charter pilot, it’s also going to delve into that weird era of the '90s where every hero and villain was being killed and reinvented with reckless abandon. Before you do anything else with your life, these are some things you should know about Psylocke
Even more than most comic characters, Psylocke has gone through so many different iterations and retcons that it can be hard to keep up with who she is and what she can do. Aside from being split into multiple people and repeatedly having her powers changed, she’s been around since the late '70s, so there’s a lot of Psylocke facts to cover. If you want to get to know Psylocke a little better, check out this list of things you have to know about your new favorite X-Men character.Vote up the most fascinating facts about the mutant Psylocke, and if you’re a real Betsy Braddock fan, share your favorite tidbit about Psylocke in the comments.
She and Sabertooth Have a Bit of a History
Psylocke almost has as much history with Sabertooth as her buddy Wolverine. Back in the '80s, Betsy couldn't join the X-Men until she defeated Sabertooth (which makes sense because he was around all the time). Sabertooth killed her in the mid-'90s, and then after coming back to life, she hooked up with his alternate Earth counterpart when she was a member of the Exiles.
She Has Purple Hair Thanks to Alan Moore
While he was still writing mainstream comics, Watchmen mastermind Alan Moore wrote Psylocke (as Elizabeth Braddock) into Daredevils, a UK comic. He established her now-standard purple hair, and he made her a member of S.T.R.I.K.E.
Returning from the Dead Made Psylocke Cold-Blooded
After she was killed by Sabertooth, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, and a few other mutant buddies took a piece of Psylocke's soul to the Crimson Dawn, a magical elixir that's guarded by various magic dudes. The guys were able to bring her back, but her time on the other side made her more cold, and took away her qualms about killing.
Psylocke's Movie Costume Is Inspired by Jim Lee
Rather than be stuck with the same black leather number that most of the X-Men sport in combat, Psylocke's suit in X-Men: Apocalypse is inspired by Jim Lee's '90s costume, which came to define her look through to the modern era.