Psylocke's Facade

As we know, Wolverine's X-Force's existence has been hidden from the X-Men ever since Cyclops disbanded them after the events of Second Coming. However a few members, namely Psylocke, Wolverine and Archangel, also have roles on the usual X-Men roster as well. I took this into consideration while looking at the silhouettes on the covers of the new X-Men Regenesis titles and found something interesting concerning my favorite X-Woman.  Take a look at these covers.  
  

Here is the cover for Uncanny X-Force. The female is obviously Psylocke. The glowing pink telekinetic katanas are a dead giveaway and Remender had already confirmed that she would be around for UXF year two.  
  
Now look at this cover. Next to Jubilee there is a woman, and what do we have there at the top? It's seems like a pink, glowing sword.   

Could that be Psylocke on the team with Jubilee? The sword is held straight into the sky in a powerful and authoritative manner. Could she possibly be the leader of this team? What do you guys think about this?

 

EDIT: It is her. Replaced the pic with the updated version. 

48 Comments
48 Comments
Posted by SC

Oh I thought that might be Magick?!? 
 
(Yey a Purps blog! :) 
 
Oh and I'd def be down for some Psy in two books! 

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Edited by ragdollpurps
Posted by SC
@ragdollpurps:  Yes but... Galactus.  
 
I rest my case. 
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Posted by ragdollpurps
@SC: Uhm... Alright? Lol. The sword is pretty thin too which leads me to believe that it's a katana and it would make sense for Betsy to have a place outside of X-Force. 
Posted by ragdollpurps
@SC: Oh and also! The Uncanny X-Men Cover is the blue team as well as the X-Men cover, whereas the X-Force cover is gold team. Since all the covers connect, Illy can't be on two blue covers. 
Posted by SC
@ragdollpurps:  *Nods*  
 
Purps 3,  
Sherlock Holmes 0,  
SC, Galactus.  
 
I'd love Betsy to be on two teams, I like X-Force but eh... I guess I miss her interacting with other characters. 
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Posted by ragdollpurps
@SC: Indeed, outside of X-Force she's cameo queen. :[
Posted by theicon
@SC: Sherlock Holmes???  in a strange way im watching that right now  and i see u  typed this.
wuts Sherlock Holmes got to do with this, strange lol
Posted by Aiden Cross

If Wolverine can be in 5 teams or more. Psylocke can be in two :p

Posted by ragdollpurps
@Aiden Cross: Well technically she's only in one, because technically X-Force doesn't exist. ;P
Posted by Aiden Cross
@ragdollpurps: Well..... yeah.... >_>....... <_<......... But......... DETAILS! :p
Posted by ragdollpurps
@Aiden Cross: Lol, I know. But that 's what I'm trying to say. Her being on a normal X-Men team makes sense because she's supposedly doing nothing else. 
Posted by CATPANEXE

Or Pixies. It shares a likewise energy signature, and is often exaggerated in length and girth on covers.
 
This is the first I've heard anyone theorize that we could see characters on the X-Force cover and another due to the secrecy of the former
though, and I must say it's impressive reasoning.

Posted by ragdollpurps
@CATPANEXE: Thanks. I was thinking Pixie as well, but after speculating who the other characters might be I think Psylocke would be a better fit. Here's my theory: To the right of 'Psylocke' is Domino. Behind Jubilee is some version of Sabertooth, more likely AoA. And the person in the far back with the cape is already confirmed to be Storm. I'm really liking the idea of a team where the majority are female. 
Posted by pixelized

I too was thinking that it would be Pixie and that behind Jubilee was Warpath.

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Edited by ragdollpurps
@pixelized: Ooh yeah, I forgot about Warpath. I was trying to remember who else was bulky like that. xD Also, if it were Pixie wouldn't we be able to see the silhouette of wings?
Edited by king claw

This was posted earlier in the site. With Storm in full color, it let us se a larger sword? Andthat head, it totally look like Psylock.
Also, how about that black line passing in front of Jubilee coat?

Posted by ragdollpurps
@king claw: I think that line could possibly be a steel katana, which would give further evidence towards Psylocke. Thanks for posting the image with Storm. And yeah, the head and hair do look like Psylocke and I think that if it were Pixie, we'd be able to make out the silhouette of wings. 
Posted by Gold Dust Boi

I LOVE THAT COLOSSUS-NAUT IS STILL THERE!  I was really afraid that after Fear Itself they were going to cheap out and undo his transformation.  And I love him and Magik being on the same team

Posted by jubilee042

she could side with cykes(maybe as  spy for wolvie cause no one knows about UXF)so she would be on the adjective less x men roster and secretly be with  wolvie on x force(this is the only logical explanation) 

Posted by ragdollpurps
@jubilee042 said:
she could side with cykes(maybe as  spy for wolvie cause no one knows about UXF)so she would be on the adjective less x men roster and secretly be with  wolvie on x force(this is the only logical explanation) 
I agree.
Posted by Baddamdog
@ragdollpurps: This is exactly what I thought!!!!!! Just imagine...Psylocke in TWO ongoing X-Men books....it's a good time to be a Psylocke fan ahh *in bliss*
Posted by Jake Fury
@ragdollpurps
The guy behind Jubilee is Warpath. I'd be the farm on it. Wait, I don't own one....
Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

I'd love for Betsy to be on two teams. I might actually read X-Men if she's in it.  
 
 
Of course, she should be in a team book with Scott, Emma and Rogue, but that's another matter. 

Posted by papad1992

It would be an interesting story to have Psylocke as a spy for Wolverine!! But the again if it is Pixie (who has basically been adpoted as a popular member into the X-MKen ever since New X-Men was cancelled) her soul dagger could be giving off a simular pink energy... the dagger doesn't necessarily have to be as long as the pink energy suggests, it could just be giving off pink energy. Plus Pixie has become friends recently with Jubilee but that's it!! Pixie hasn't really had any big interactions with Storm, Warpath and "Domino!!"
Posted by jcbart

It really looks like Betsy now that Warpath has been revealed. You can definitely see the sash and make out that she's wearing a skin-tight outfit with long hair. Could this mean that Psylocke's going to have a bigger role? It's quite an important thing for one character to be on both sides of such an important event. I just hope that Gischler will be able to write her well should she be on the team!

Posted by One_Eye

Warpath has been confirmed for Scott's roster! I'm a happy clam!^_^

Posted by MrUnknown
@theicon: Nothing is coincidence.
Posted by Tazirai

Pixie or Kwannon.. I need My english rose Psylocke lol.

Posted by ragdollpurps
@Tazirai: I'm actually fairly certain it's Betsy.  With Warpath revealed you can see her quintessential sash and long hair. If it were Pixie, her dagger wouldn't be depicted that long and we'd see some evidence of her wings in the silhouette and her hair would also be shorter. As for Kwannon... I'm sure the story of how she somehow dug herself out from six feet under in Japan would be an interesting read.   
Posted by Dernman

maybe it's wishful thinking but i think it's a set up and it's someone else

Posted by ragdollpurps
@Dernman said:
maybe it's wishful thinking but i think it's a set up and it's someone else
And who else do you believe it could be?
Posted by Dernman
@ragdollpurps said:
@Dernman said:
maybe it's wishful thinking but i think it's a set up and it's someone else
And who else do you believe it could be?
Anyone we were not expecting. I want to be surprised. 
Posted by ragdollpurps

...And it looks like I was right. 

Posted by MORTALKATPANEXE
Purps and Psylocke Win! Double Flawless Victory!
 
I like the line-ups on both of these books, as well as the talent on them. Looking fore ward to both.
Posted by ragdollpurps
@MORTALKATPANEXE said:
Purps and Psylocke Win! Double Flawless Victory!  I like the line-ups on both of these books, as well as the talent on them. Looking fore ward to both.
Ahahaha yes!! Nice username! xD
Posted by Outside_85

While it may be inconsequential...or part of the X-Force uniform, has anyone given thought that Psylocke on the X-Force cover is wearing a white sash rather than the usual red and that the costume design varies slightly from the usual? (Could it be someone else?)

Posted by ragdollpurps
@Outside_85 said:
While it may be inconsequential...or part of the X-Force uniform, has anyone given thought that Psylocke on the X-Force cover is wearing a white sash rather than the usual red and that the costume design varies slightly from the usual? (Could it be someone else?)
Thats still Psylocke. She just changes her sash to match the rest of the team. 
Posted by Outside_85
@ragdollpurps: Not impossible for it to be someone else. (Btw...isnt she usually only able to make one psi-katana...or is it just my memory thats dated?)
Posted by ragdollpurps
@Outside_85: Both are Psylocke. Remender has hinted in interviews that her powers will increase in strength so in the near future she may be capable of creating twin katanas.  I think this is the most recent depiction of them 
  From Butterfly Blade in Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way #2 where she explains her powers to Rachel. 
Posted by EnSabahNurX
@ragdollpurps said:
@Outside_85: Both are Psylocke. Remender has hinted in interviews that her powers will increase in strength so in the near future she may be capable of creating twin katanas.  I think this is the most recent depiction of them 
  From Butterfly Blade in Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way #2 where she explains her powers to Rachel. 
True and he said she has omega potential i believe, she he's probably going to fix the glitch with her powers that happened from shadow king, body switching, dying......so on, i just hope they finally stabilize her power set because i keep losing track of her actual abilities  
Posted by ragdollpurps

Here's a panel from the X-Men: Regenesis One-Shot preview:

Seems as though the X-Men title with Jubilee will be Cyclops' X-Force. Things just seem to be getting more and more interesting for our dear Betsy.

Posted by Thunderscream

@ragdollpurps: that's gonna be crazy! leading one X-Force and serving on another....might get messy

Posted by ragdollpurps
Psylocke on the cover X-Men #22
Posted by jubilee042

@ragdollpurps: that is such an epic cover love jubs and betsy and warpathloving the fact that she is on two teams

Posted by spikevalentine

UNLESS, after the Dark Angel Saga we are left with Psylocke + Revanche or something :P I think it's unlikely though, the editorial staff seems to know very little of characters that weren't in Astonishing X-Men from the Whedon/Cassaday run.

Posted by ragdollpurps

@spikevalentine: I doubt we'll get Revanche/Kwannon back anytime soon because in Psy's mini the body she inhabited (Betsy's original body) was seemingly destroyed.

Posted by spikevalentine

@ragdollpurps: I know, but it's comics, there is always a way, plus if covers don't lie, that's kind of what Archangel is up to right now.