Just to give a run down, I don't agree with your definition of yellow face. My definition is akin to black face in which someone would literal paint their face black to portray themselves as a black person. Psylock is in the body of an Asian woman. We don't have examples of that in our modern society. On any census form she would check off Asian. If the police or any law enforcement agency were to engage her, they would not be referring to her as a white woman. We aren't going to agree there so it's pointless to retread that.
Last thing is that you seem completely unfazed by the emotional argument. You seem completely unfazed that a large portion of Betsy's fanbase came in from the last 2 decades of her existence. I would argue that most of the comic book readers today came in during that time period. You seem unfazed knowing that there are people out there her identify with her because of her race. All you care about is having your white girl back.
I understand all of your arguments and in another time period I would agree with you. Unfortunately we are over 2 decades removed from it. The correct answer isn't to do a forced event that would upset/confuse a significantly large chunk of people. The correct answer isn't to force some sort of conflict on her that doesn't even exist. Again, she has embraced her new identity.
You know what the answer is? The answer is to make her a stronger character. The answer is to evolve her attitude and give her good stories. That is the best answer. Not further muddy and confuse her background with some event that will probably piss off tons of fans and send her into comic book limbo.
I honestly can't tell what your motivation is. I don't know if you're a hardcore Psylocke fan that was hurt by Marvel's decision decades ago or just find it more appealing to stare at another blonde haired white girl rather then an asain one. I don't know, and honestly it wouldn't matter if Marvel went through with this. The amount of upset fans, calls of racism, and controversy would be off the charts not only on this board but on Marvel's as well. I wouldn't want to be apart of Marvel's PR team for that mess. It's not worth it man. It's really not.
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No, really: I liked to see Warpath and Domino use in a book.
They stopped a few seriously screwed up people from killing a whole lot of mutants. I felt Yost characterized most of if not all of the characters accurately. Angel actually developed into something interesting.
There was decent plot.
I'm fairly certain I'm not the only person who liked it. Honestly, sorry that you did not.
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I'd like her skin color to be something that matches her angry disposition.
Gun-owner Red, perhaps.
And then change her codename to Mood Ring.
Because it was well-paced and continuous -- something that most Marvel comics unfortunately lack these days. Other than that, UXF wasn't that great. So any well-paced book these days is going to be considered "great" by most readers.
lol Asian Pyslocke's character development would have been so much better if they provided introspection on how she felt different in society as an Asian compared to a white person. Then again racism in the MU seems to be glossed over when you have "bigger" things such as mutant rights as an allegory (and white people writing it), unfortunately.
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I'm not really a Psylocke fan either, but Remender made her readable for me. He overdid the crying nonsense, and apparently felt the best way to develop her was through lovers, but he at least got her beyond wank material. She's been stuck in that for 20 years.
I bet quite a bit, but soon as they change their aesthetics to a different race of people, you cry racist yellow face. Seems those crying yellow face are the racists, it's like you're saying "we don't take kindly to your kind 'round here".
Also the Dark Phoenix Saga pales in comparison to the the Dark Angel Saga, and since its an OPINION feel free to debate it.......
The only reason Marvel is still in her magically-created Asian body is because no Asian writer has been allowed to write her. There was recent discussion about her on twitter between a group of prominent Asian creators, and they all agreed she was hateful. It's why Marjorie Liu makes fun of the character whenever she uses her.