Who Is Psylocke from X-Men: Apocalypse

by Alex S | February 11, 2016 12:30 pm

The new Super Bowl spot for X-Men: Apocalypse[1] just debuted one of the most highly-anticipated characters in the “X-Menuniverse.

Olivia Munn has been cast as Psylocke, the first on-screen appearance of the popular “X-Men” character. Anticipation for Psylocke’s debut was so high that Munn cemented her role in the film after sending director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg fan-creations where she was styled to look like the character.


But who is Psylocke?
Psylocke, real name Betsy Braddock, is a trained ninja and assassin with powerful telepathic abilities. She can read minds and use telekinesis like Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), but she’s also a lethal swordswoman. She’s first seen in the new Super Bowl spot casually slicing through a car in mid-air.


Using her telepathic powers, she can create a blade made of pure psychic energy. Munn told Collider[4] the weaponry adds to the psychology of the character. “She can kill from afar, like Magneto or Storm,” she said. “But she chooses to create a sword, which is a very intimate way to kill someone. She experiences it.” Psylocke is one of the four horsemen, meaning she’s going up against Xavier and his school for gifted children.


X-Men: Apocalypse comes to theaters May 27.

  1. X-Men: Apocalypse: http://torrentsmovies.net/
  2. [Image]: http://gameshero.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/psylocke.gif
  3. [Image]: http://gameshero.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/4724775-untitled-2.jpg
  4. Collider: http://collider.com/
  5. [Image]: http://gameshero.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/x-men-apocalypse-trailer-screenshot-17.jpg

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