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Real Name
Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock
First Appearance
Captain Britain (vol. 1) #8 (December, 1976)
Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe
Team Affiliations
X-Men, Captain Britain Corps, Excalibur, Exiles, The Hand, X-Force
Captain Britain, Lady Briton, Lady Mandarin
Base of Operations
New York City
Telekinesis, Telepathy, Precognition, Ability to construct weapons made of psychic energy, usually in the form of a blade
Skills and Abilities
Expert martial artist

Psylocke (Betsy Braddock) is a superheroine in the Marvel Universe, a longtime member of the X-Men and the sister of Captain Britain.


Betsy Braddock was born a mutant with psychic powers.  After her body was switched with a ninja assassin, Betsy absorbed elements of her personality and her skills, becoming the psychic ninja Psylocke.



Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock was born in England and was raised in the small town of Maldon, Essex. Betsy was Sir James Braddock's second child and she, her twin brother Brian, and elder brother Jamie had a very privileged life. By the time their parents died, Betsy had become a charter pilot. After she and Jamie were taken hostage by the Red Skull's agents and freed by Captain America and Captain Britain, Betsy learned the latter was her brother Brian. At this time Betsy began to develop precognitive powers. She dyed her hair purple and took up modeling. At the age of sixteen, her psychic powers fully manifested, which grew to include telepathy. Agent Matthew recruited Betsy into S.T.R.I.K.E.'s Psi Division, and she became fellow psi Tom Lennox's lover. As she had inherited membership to the Hellfire Club from her father, Betsy was sent to infiltrate it, but was warned off by Tessa for her own protection. She also met future boyfriend Warren Worthington for the first time during one of the Hellfire Club parties.

TV Shows and Movies[]

  • Movies: X-Men Apocalypse.
  • Shows: The Animated Series X-Men.

Powers and Abilities[]

Astral Projection, Energy-Enhanced Strike, Flight, Hypnosis, Illusion Casting, Psionic, Psychic, Stealth and ninja training, Swordsmanship, Telekinesis, Telepathy, hand-to-hand combat, martial artist ,Psychic Knifes,Telekinetic Katana,Telekinetic Crossbow,Telekinetic bow and arrows