Why Doesn't She Fly??

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#1 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

The Captain Britain thing aside, why doesn't she just use her tk and fly every now and then?

#2 Posted by King Saturn (224811 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized said:
" The Captain Britain thing aside, why doesn't she just use her tk and fly every now and then? "
hmmm... that has to be an error on the part of the writers or something... if she does indeed have solid TK... she should be able to use for it Flight 
#3 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

poor storytelling perhaps? or maybe writers forgot she could
#4 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't remember her ever attempting it. could be wrong though

#5 Posted by Legacy_ (10668 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe she hasn't found the need to fly yet?

#6 Posted by Gene_Pool (704 posts) - - Show Bio

The writers probably debated it then decided they didn't want a flying Psylocke.  
 
And to keep future writers from changing this, they put a special sticky note warning all writers not to let Psylocke fly. Lol jk.
 
#7 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe she did occasionally when she first got her telekinesis but before her brother Jamie altered her. She'd fly with Thunderbird who was the new X-Man at the time. But she didn't have much fine control. She could blast through a wall but not pick up a penny with her powers.
 
Dunno if Jamie changed it so she can't but she doesn't seem to do it anymore.

#8 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@Closure said:
" Maybe she hasn't found the need to fly yet? "
could have helped before vargas killed her. Or before Sabretooth left her in critical condition.
 
@PrinceIMC said:
" I believe she did occasionally when she first got her telekinesis but before her brother Jamie altered her. She'd fly with Thunderbird who was the new X-Man at the time. But she didn't have much fine control. She could blast through a wall but not pick up a penny with her powers.  Dunno if Jamie changed it so she can't but she doesn't seem to do it anymore. "

She and Neal never went flying.
#9 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

 How Rare
#10 Posted by kimmycat (237 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized said:
" @Closure said:
" Maybe she hasn't found the need to fly yet? "
could have helped before vargas killed her. Or before Sabretooth left her in critical condition.
 
She didn't have telekinesis when she fought Sabretooth.
 
And there's also this...
 
#11 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@kimmycat said:
" @pixelized said:
" @Closure said:
" Maybe she hasn't found the need to fly yet? "
could have helped before vargas killed her. Or before Sabretooth left her in critical condition.
 
She didn't have telekinesis when she fought Sabretooth.
 
And there's also this...
 
"
She did when Boom Boom found her after he'd beaten her to near death.
#12 Posted by kimmycat (237 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized: 
I thought she didn't? Because that was before the Crimson Dawn and the only reason she got TK was from Jean trying to help her deal with the Shadow King.
#13 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized said:

@PrinceIMC said:
" I believe she did occasionally when she first got her telekinesis but before her brother Jamie altered her. She'd fly with Thunderbird who was the new X-Man at the time. But she didn't have much fine control. She could blast through a wall but not pick up a penny with her powers.  Dunno if Jamie changed it so she can't but she doesn't seem to do it anymore. "
She and Neal never went flying. "
Sorry you're right, she was flying with Warren and Neal was following along in his car.
#14 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18858 posts) - - Show Bio

I could of swore i saw her flying in New Exiles... lol

#15 Posted by The WeatherMan (3214 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess it depends on how the writers want to use her. Her TK is powerful enough to make her fly, it just depends if the creative team wants to tap into it for the story or not.
#16 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@kimmycat said:
" @pixelized said:
" @Closure said:
" Maybe she hasn't found the need to fly yet? "
could have helped before vargas killed her. Or before Sabretooth left her in critical condition.
 
She didn't have telekinesis when she fought Sabretooth.
 
And there's also this...
 
"
I like this scan all over again now. I forgot she was a pilot and had a love of flying... you'd think she'd do it more often.
#17 Edited by kimmycat (237 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, she should. But she's changed powers so much it's ridiculous. I just wish you would get back to her good ol' butterfly telepathy lol. 
 
Here's the rest of the scan though...
 


And it shows the scene PrinceIMC is talking about.
#18 Posted by EganTheVile1 (6211 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized said:
"The Captain Britain thing aside, why doesn't she just use her tk and fly every now and then?"

Pretty sure oldschool 80's Psylocke, before The Hand swapped her brain into a new body levitated, at least I think she did
#19 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@eganthevile1 said:
" @pixelized said:
"The Captain Britain thing aside, why doesn't she just use her tk and fly every now and then?"
Pretty sure oldschool 80's Psylocke, before The Hand swapped her brain into a new body levitated, at least I think she did "
when she was just a telepath? only in the x-jet.
#20 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@kimmycat said:
" Yeah, she should. But she's changed powers so much it's ridiculous. I just wish you would get back to her good ol' butterfly telepathy lol. 
 
Here's the rest of the scan though...
 

And it shows the scene PrinceIMC is talking about. "
I miss Neal, I hope he comes back soon. Even if they constantly misspelled his name in early issues. Shaar, Sharra, Shaara.
#21 Posted by Chimerawave (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Betsy has flown a few times. In the early days of Xtreme X-men before she died. CC had her flying during the HoM and during her New Excalibur tenure. I guess it could be argued she doesn't really need to fly. Maybe a ninja doesn't need to fly. They could just have her using her teke to enhance her leaping abilities and her strength levels. To contnue to give her that fighting edge.
 
And Betsy never had teke when she fought Sabretooth. The two times it did happen with teke were simulations. The only other time was when she fought AoA Sabes in New Exiles.

#22 Posted by cmkphoenixfan1 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

Psylocke flew after Rachel in the house of m storyline. Sorry guys i can t get a pic of it....
#23 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chimerawave said:
" Betsy has flown a few times. In the early days of Xtreme X-men before she died. CC had her flying during the HoM and during her New Excalibur tenure. I guess it could be argued she doesn't really need to fly. Maybe a ninja doesn't need to fly. They could just have her using her teke to enhance her leaping abilities and her strength levels. To contnue to give her that fighting edge.  And Betsy never had teke when she fought Sabretooth. The two times it did happen with teke were simulations. The only other time was when she fought AoA Sabes in New Exiles. "
As shown above, Betsy is a woman who loves to fly... and yet, she has the ability to do it herself and it's rarely shown.
#24 Posted by Chimerawave (53 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized: True, but aside from Chris Claremont no one really acknowledges Betsy's days as a pilot. Plus like I said she may love to fly but in a fight writers may find it impractical for someone who loves to fight and has all this ninja savvy to fly away. In her off time sure, show the girl flying from Utopia to Manhattan to go on a shopping spree or just to spend time in the air but other than that not so much. And as long as she has had the teke CC has in fact shown her flying an awful lot. During his return to the X-books during the Revolution period he had her flying, just as stated in that panel above she loves to fly. Pretty much through her entire tenure on New Exiles she was shown flying. He had her flying in HoM during his Uncanny run. And early Xtreme. She just got back to 616 and hasn't really done much let alone be shown flying. Maybe Yost will have her flying in the mini.
#25 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chimerawave said:
" @pixelized: True, but aside from Chris Claremont no one really acknowledges Betsy's days as a pilot. Plus like I said she may love to fly but in a fight writers may find it impractical for someone who loves to fight and has all this ninja savvy to fly away. In her off time sure, show the girl flying from Utopia to Manhattan to go on a shopping spree or just to spend time in the air but other than that not so much. And as long as she has had the teke CC has in fact shown her flying an awful lot. During his return to the X-books during the Revolution period he had her flying, just as stated in that panel above she loves to fly. Pretty much through her entire tenure on New Exiles she was shown flying. He had her flying in HoM during his Uncanny run. And early Xtreme. She just got back to 616 and hasn't really done much let alone be shown flying. Maybe Yost will have her flying in the mini. "
you've only mentioned one writer showing her love for flying, she's had a few dozen over the course of her existence. it doesn't make sense that a person with a passion for being in the air wouldn't do it whenever they got the chance. you'd think she'd incorporate it into her fighting style.
#26 Posted by Chimerawave (53 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized: Well when that one writer is the main reason for her flying in the first place and the majority of her time as a flier she was being written by him of course that will be the only instance. In all of her time as a teke flier she has been written by CC and that has all been post 2001. She is just now being written by different writers while she has her teke and she hasn't done much to fly. They are keen to focus on her returned telepathy. Nut like I said perhaps Yost will show her flying in her mini. As for the fighting style she uses it more to enhance her striking abilities and she doens't necessarliy fly more of leaping.
#27 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chimerawave said:
" @pixelized: Well when that one writer is the main reason for her flying in the first place and the majority of her time as a flier she was being written by him of course that will be the only instance. In all of her time as a teke flier she has been written by CC and that has all been post 2001. She is just now being written by different writers while she has her teke and she hasn't done much to fly. They are keen to focus on her returned telepathy. Nut like I said perhaps Yost will show her flying in her mini. As for the fighting style she uses it more to enhance her striking abilities and she doens't necessarliy fly more of leaping. "
that's the reason for the thread. I want the girl that had a pilot's license before she was able to drive to use her tk to fly more often.
#28 Posted by cmkphoenixfan1 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it wouldn t make any sense for betsy to fly... maybe she could incorporate her tk into her fighting moves like phoebe in charmed. She can do more back flipmoves and higher jump kicks... stuff like that?
#29 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@cmkphoenixfan1 said:
" I think it wouldn t make any sense for betsy to fly... maybe she could incorporate her tk into her fighting moves like phoebe in charmed. She can do more back flipmoves and higher jump kicks... stuff like that? "
it wouldn't make sense for the the girl that loves to fly, to actually fly??? kay.
#30 Posted by cmkphoenixfan1 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

No need to get so touchy pixelized, i was only voicing my opinion...
#31 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest, if someone has teke then the chances are the first thing they'd try to do is fly... I think that's just human nature.  But a lot of Betsy's personality has been messed around to the point that a lot of writers have forgotten about her love of fast cars & planes.   
 
But personally... I'd forgotten she was still a telekinetic.  For some reasons my muddled brain thought she'd gone back to being just a telepath.  So yeah, if she has the powers then she should use them to her fullest extent.  But even when she was 'just' a telepath, she would resort to phsyical attacks more than telepathic ones.
#32 Edited by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@cmkphoenixfan1 said:

" No need to get so touchy pixelized, i was only voicing my opinion... "

I'm aware, just not in agreeance.
#33 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" To be honest, if someone has teke then the chances are the first thing they'd try to do is fly... I think that's just human nature.  But a lot of Betsy's personality has been messed around to the point that a lot of writers have forgotten about her love of fast cars & planes.    But personally... I'd forgotten she was still a telekinetic.  For some reasons my muddled brain thought she'd gone back to being just a telepath.  So yeah, if she has the powers then she should use them to her fullest extent.  But even when she was 'just' a telepath, she would resort to phsyical attacks more than telepathic ones. "
That reminds me of this scene from Dark Reign: The List - X-Men.
 

Granted it has been some time since she was able to use TP, but it was like her left arm for years prior to becoming a TK-er.
#34 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio
@pixelized said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
" To be honest, if someone has teke then the chances are the first thing they'd try to do is fly... I think that's just human nature.  But a lot of Betsy's personality has been messed around to the point that a lot of writers have forgotten about her love of fast cars & planes.    But personally... I'd forgotten she was still a telekinetic.  For some reasons my muddled brain thought she'd gone back to being just a telepath.  So yeah, if she has the powers then she should use them to her fullest extent.  But even when she was 'just' a telepath, she would resort to phsyical attacks more than telepathic ones. "
That reminds me of this scene from Dark Reign: The List - X-Men.
 

 
Granted it has been some time since she was able to use TP, but it was like her left arm for years prior to becoming a TK-er. "

Urgh... massive FractionFail. 
 
1) Psylocke, a powerful psychic, has trouble in helping Bobby in amplifying his abilities?
2) Bobby needs help to stop a fish rampaging through the sea?
#35 Posted by Foreverbbyily (225 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:
did she ever get her tk back because i dont really know anything about psylock and i know she once lost her tk did she regain it???
#36 Posted by Charmix (11958 posts) - - Show Bio

She's too ninja to fly -______-

#37 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@Foreverbbyily said:
" @xerox-kitty: did she ever get her tk back because i dont really know anything about psylock and i know she once lost her tk did she regain it??? "
She has it.
#38 Posted by cmkphoenixfan1 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree w charmix shes too ninja to fly.
#39 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

But the ninja was a later addition.  This is a girl who loved to go fast.  Pushing cars and planes to their speed limit.  And even as a ninja, flight would be a silent and sensible addition to assassin's skills.

#40 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

Or even in her off time, just be seen flying around San Fran. Something that acknowledges her previous characterization.

#41 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

i know that in sword of the braddocks she uses her tk to levitate when facing a holographic slaymaster
#42 Posted by cmkphoenixfan1 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

This has reminded me of psylockes teleportation days... well i suppose if she could teleport she could fly once and a while.

#43 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@cmkphoenixfan1 said:
" This has reminded me of psylockes teleportation days... well i suppose if she could teleport she could fly once and a while. "
I'm so glad she doesn't have the Darkforce powers anymore.  It was good for a short while when she had a good artist (Joe Mad), but glad it's not permanent (along with the silly SoS style eye-tattoo). 
 


#44 Posted by Foreverbbyily (225 posts) - - Show Bio

When is her cos. going to be changed psylock is 
beautiful and her beauty is being wasted on the 
whole ninja thing 
i hate it
#45 Posted by cmkphoenixfan1 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah betsy has been wearing the same costume for years now...
#46 Posted by Foreverbbyily (225 posts) - - Show Bio
@cmkphoenixfan1:
Well at least someone understands that,that co. is not working for her 
they should make her more 
girly and 
explore her true beauty  
and i love the butterfly wings 
when she uses her tele. 
:D 
Amazing!!!!
#47 Posted by Gene_Pool (704 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know about making her more girly... I think she's girly enough. Don't want her to lose her edge, after all.  
 
But I've always liked ninja Psy better. British Psylocke is really pretty, but she just never caught my attention. The butterfly wings are amazing. And I can't remember exactly, but aren't butterflies symbolic somehow in Asian culture? Specifically Chinese, I think.
#48 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18858 posts) - - Show Bio
@Charmix said:
" She's too ninja to fly -______- "
lmfao Charm..
#49 Posted by The Phoenix Child (561 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree she needs a costume change. But I still want her to be sexy for the outfit. I want her katana to be really a katana just like the time when she first came out during the Jim Lee era  and not just a psyhic katana. In fact, it can be some magical artifact that she can carry like the cursed Sword of Mariwasa.
 
Tongs is so 90s and needs to be left from that era. She is the only X-Men character that I know of that has the same costume for years now. She had three changes (Extreme X-Men, House of M and Exiles) but she really goes back to her bathing suit. 

#50 Posted by Foreverbbyily (225 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gene_Pool :
ok you seem to know alot about psylock 
can you please tell me when did she get her telepathy 
back i've searched everywhere 
and couldnt find the first comic issue she started using her telapthy agian 
i really want read it

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