So Remender answered some questions over at CBR and someone was kind enough to ask a question that has been bugging me ever since I read it.
1) As for Betsy’s deal with Krokwell, where does that leave her? Is she unable to feel any pain, suffering, hurt, sorrow, or guilt? Will this cause her to become a more cold and distant person, much like what happened to her during the “Crimson Dawn” days? Is that what prompted her to make a move on Fantomex despite killing the love of her life just five issues prior to that?
Remender: Whatever you imagine “sorrow” to mean, Betsy no longer feels that. In my mind, that includes remorse, grieving, depression, and some, if not all, forms of guilt. As to where it is taking her, that would be telling. But it’s nowhere she’s ever been before and I think it’s a nice wrinkle for the character.
So this is really interesting because it’s yet another sacrifice Betsy’s has to deal with as a result of joining X-Force. Perhaps it’s not all that bad considering the kind of team X-Force is and what they do. Normally having one of my favorite X-Men be put through the wringer like this would upsetting, but Remender is crafting such a masterpiece it’s very hard not to enjoy the dark tone he’s created with this book.
I’ve mentioned a lot all of the hits Betsy has taken. It’ll be very interesting to see how this effects her performance on X-Force. One would think if you are unable to feel remorse or sorrow you would become better at assassinating. I’m not sure I’d like to Psylocke become that cold hearted. I’ve been saying I think Psylocke should have a huge year and I stand by that. But now I think there is a lot of uncertainty about what her future holds in the X-books.
Thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Don’t care?