"Okay...here's an issue. We all know about Storm, Bishop, and Gentle, but where are all the other cool black mutants in the marvel universe? Prodigy lost his powers, and he was cool. Who else is there? Frenzy and Tempo, but is that it? What other black mutants are still running around with powers in the Marvelverse? Help me out, here! HELP!!"
Here's a list of black mutants that are known to be powered after M-Day:BishopBling!CloakDarwinDoormanFrenzyGatewayGentleLightbrightLiving MonolithMMandrill SunspotStormTempoNot so many.
Mandrill, Doorman and Living Monolith are Black?
I don't remember ever seeing mandrill's parents or his ethnicity displayed on panel......and wasn't monolith a white guy before he was genetically modified?
They are "good friends" but not sure I would classify them as besties.
I mean they served on the Australian team together before she was Asian, and they were close
As an Asian ninja Psylocke was instrumental in defeating the shadowking while serving with Storm's squad. This lead to the loss of her telepathy
Then when Storm broke away from Xavier and formed the X-treme X-men psylocke sided with her and died.
Storm was later present when she was resurrected (again) they were still show close. On Utopia they served on the security squad AND the Extinction team........again shown close...far closer than any other members. Now she's joining Psylocke's X-force?
They have a long connected history and apart from Jean Grey she would most def be considered Storm's next "Best friend".