Kwannon (Marvel)

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Revanche in Uncanny X-Men v5 #16.

Revanche is a female comic character who features in Marvel Comics.





It was known that she came to be raised as an assassin and an 'enemy of peace'. However, she fell in love with a boy and gave birth to a daughter. This came to displease her masters who killed Kwannon's lover and took her daughter away as the child was deemed a weakness. (Fallen Angels v2 #1)


Sometime afterwards, Psylocke was part of a group of X-Men that were investigating the return of Wolverine on Madripoor where her soul was absorbed by Sapphrie Styx leaving her body dead. Betsy Braddock's soul eventually managed to escape causing Styx's body to explode whereupon Psylocke instinctively reforms a new body from Sapphire's soul power thus restoring herself in her original form. A result of this was the resurrection of Kwannon in her own body that returned to life where she ambushed several of Viper's henchmen at her warehouse as she sought answer to some questions. (Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor v1 #4) After the X-Men disappeared, public opinion turned against Mutants with more aggressive acts being done against the race. During this time, Joseph emerged and sought to have humanity fear Mutants again as he believed this was what kept their people alive. Thus, he disguised himself as Magneto and made a public attack in an effort to instil fear. He was defeated by Cyclops and his allies with Joseph taken into custody but then Kwannon emerged from the shadows where she cut off his head before he could be taken away. (Uncanny X-Men v5 #16)

Upon settling on Krakoa, she fully embraced the name of Psylocke thus forcing Betsy Braddock to use a new code-name. Kwannon then received a dream about a threat in the world called Apoth. With several of the X-Men, she ventured off Krakoa in secret in order to battle this threat where she came to ally with Mister Sinister to enlist his resources. (Fallen Angels v2 #1)


Personality and attributes

On Krakoa, she decided to take the name of Psylocke and abandoned Kwannon. (Fallen Angels v2 #1)

She shared the symbol of the butterfly with Betsy Braddock but claimed that she hated the symbol. In reality, she lied as Kwannon hated that she and Betsy had something in common. Furthermore, she resented the idea that destiny linked them and that she had been fated to have her body taken by Braddock. Upon her return, she held onto the symbol of the butterfly in the hope of it meaning something to her and it was part of her redemption. (Fallen Angels v2 #2)

Powers and abilities

Kwannon came to refine her powers to allow her to manifest a pair of psychic butterfly wings that allowed her to fly in the air. (Fallen Angels v2 #1)


  • Revanche was created by Fabian Nicieza and Andy Kubert where she made her first appearance in Uncanny X-Men v1 #256 (December, 1989).

Alternate Versions


  • Uncanny X-Men v1:
  • X-Men v2:
  • Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor v1:
  • Uncanny X-Men v5:
  • Fallen Angels 2:

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