The X-Men aren’t exactly lacking in firepower, but one of their most valuable weapons is their resident telekinetic ninja Psylocke, and for good reason. Aside from being able to “ask” someone to make her waffles at anytime with her telepathy, she can also create telekinetic constructs, which is a fancy way of saying she can create a crossbow with her mind.
We can all agree that is awesome, and it seems the cosplay community thinks so too. While most of these pictures feature the classic Jim Lee era outfit, I was able to find a few modern and alternate versions of the character as well, so take a gander at some of the best Psylocke cosplay around.
Psylocke is one of those characters that you’ve either heard of or you haven’t, so to have her included in X-Men: Apocalypse is a pretty momentous occasion for the character. She is a mutant with an incredible set of powers and she is set to be portrayed by Olivia Munn.
Psylocke has appeared over 3,000 times in various Marvel comics, so her popularity is slowly growing. She’s been a part of and/or worked with nearly every mutant team that has ever been established, so there is a lot to love about Psylocke.
Psylocke has swapped bodies and powers more times than most characters, considering that’s how she got her fighting ability. She has also swapped powers with another powerful telepath, Jean Grey.
This was after a drawn out battle with Shadow King (one of the oldest and most powerful mutants). During the fight with Storm against the Shadow King, Psylocke was tricked into releasing a psychic shockwave that disabled all telepaths on the astral plane. Defeating him, and trapping him, required her to constantly focus her telepathy on him; rendering her basically powerless. To free a brainwashed Wolverine, Jean Grey attempted to help Psylocke deal with Shadow King, leaving her telekinetic.