Personal Info:
Real Name: Kwannon
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Japan
First Appearance: X-Men Vol.2 17
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Hand and the X-Men
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: X-Men
Creators: Fabian Nicieza and Andy Kubert
Revanche is a highly trained, skilled assassin and martial artist.
Empathy: Originally, Revanche possessed a low-level empathic talent that allowed her to sense the emotional state of others.
Psionic Katana: Revanche can physically manifest her telepathic powers as a blade, an ornate psionic katana. The blade can disrupt the autonomic nervous systems of other living beings, incapacitating them instantly. Revanche could also use her psychic katana to force her way into an opponent's mind and reveal any thoughts that were originally shielded from her telepathic powers, including those of other telepaths.
Telepathy:Upon inhabiting Psylocke's former body, Revanche gained telepathic abilities which enabled her to read minds, communicate with others by broadcasting her thoughts.
Mind Control: Revanche can control the minds of others by using her telepathic abilities gained after inhabiting Psylocke's body.
Illusion Casting Revanche can cast realistic illusions altering the perceptions of its targets.
Kwannon was the top assassin for Japanese crime Lord Nyoirin; she was also Matsu'o Tsurayaba's lover. When the interests of Nyoirin and the Hand came into conflict, Kwannon was honour-bound to face Matsu'o in combat. During battle, she fell off a cliff suffering severe brain damage leaving her in a coma with no hope of recovery. Shortly thereafter, the telepathic Psylocke was found washed up on the shore of the Hand's island base after passing through the Siege Perilous. Matsu'o turned to mystical meddler Spiral to save her life. Believing that (high-level) telepathy was the only way to restore her mind, she used her magic and alien technology to switch Psylocke and Kwannon's souls into each others body. They now shared each others memories and gained the same telepathic powers.