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X-Men Cosplay: Psylocke (Angeli) Cosplay 28 AUG 2013

Captured at the San Diego Comic Con International 2009 meet by photographer “Eurobeat King”, American cosplayer Angeli tackles one of the hottest ninja, psychic warriors to ever come out of Britain, Ms. Betsy Braddock, a.k.a Psylocke, for today’s comic cosplay entry.

And yes, she does it well.

Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

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Uncanny X-Men Cosplay: Psylocke (Linda Le) Cosplay 10 MAR 2013

The beautiful and deadly psychic ninja Psylocke is brought to life by popular cosplay and gamer girl Linda Le, probably best known by her online handle, Vampy!

Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

In her most recent outing, following the aftermath of Second Coming, Psylocke (along with Deadpool, Fantomex, and Archangel) is selected by Wolverine to be a member of the new X-Force, the sole condition being that no one must learn of the team’s existence. Psylocke has been seen using her telepathy to help Warren control the “Archangel” persona in his mind, which has led to the two rekindling their previous relationship. The team’s first mission is to locate and kill Apocalypse, who has been reborn. After the events of SCHISM, while Psylocke has decided to stay on Utopia with Cyclops’ team, she also secretly stays on X-Force to help whenever Wolverine requests. Cyclops also places Psylocke in charge of a new X-Men Security team, asking her to be his spy and spy-hunter.

During the Dark Angel Saga, the Jean Grey of the Age of Apocalypse universe opened up Psylocke’s mind, allowing her to tap into a previously untapped power. Writer Rick Remender confirms that Psylocke is now an Omega Level telepath. She also willingly gives up her capability to feel sorrow and regret as part of a bargain to save Fantomex from death at the hands of Skinlessman.

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Uncanny X-Force Cosplay: Psylocke (Mostflogged) Cosplay 25 NOV 2012

American cosplayer Jenni, better known by her handle of Mostflogged, has featured in some high profile cosplay shoots before, like her photos taken with the current queen of American cosplay, Yaya Han. Never mind those though, this girl sure is busy in the world of cosplay (as evidenced by her DeviantArt and ACP profiles), both in terms of wearing costumes as well as actually making them!

For this particular shoot, Jenni turns to the new Uncanny X-Force line, picking out the delectably deadly Psylocke as her character of choice!

Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

In her most recent outing, following the aftermath of Second Coming, Psylocke (along with Deadpool, Fantomex, and Archangel) is selected by Wolverine to be a member of the new X-Force, the sole condition being that no one must learn of the team’s existence. Psylocke has been seen using her telepathy to help Warren control the “Archangel” persona in his mind, which has led to the two rekindling their previous relationship. The team’s first mission is to locate and kill Apocalypse, who has been reborn. After the events of SCHISM, while Psylocke has decided to stay on Utopia with Cyclops’ team, she also secretly stays on X-Force to help whenever Wolverine requests. Cyclops also places Psylocke in charge of a new X-Men Security team, asking her to be his spy and spy-hunter.

During the Dark Angel Saga, the Jean Grey of the Age of Apocalypse universe opened up Psylocke’s mind, allowing her to tap into a previously untapped power. Writer Rick Remender confirms that Psylocke is now an Omega Level telepath. She also willingly gives up her capability to feel sorrow and regret as part of a bargain to save Fantomex from death at the hands of Skinlessman.

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Uncanny X-Men Cosplay: Psylocke (Angeli) Cosplay 09 NOV 2012

Captured at the San Diego Comic Con International 2009 meet by photographer “Eurobeat King”, American cosplayer Angeli tackles one of the hottest ninja, psychic warriors to ever come out of Britain, Ms. Betsy Braddock, a.k.a Psylocke, for today’s comic cosplay entry.

And yes, she does it well.

Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

Continue reading

Uncanny X-Men Cosplay: Psylocke (Melanie Bolen) Cosplay 24 OCT 2012

American personal trainer and fitness instructor Melanie Bolen tackles one of the hottest ninja, psychic warriors to ever come out of Britain, Ms. Betsy Braddock, a.k.a Psylocke, for today’s comic cosplay entry.

And yes, she does it well.

Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

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X-Men Cosplay: Rogue (Ichigokitty) Cosplay 12 DEC 2011

Today’s comic book cosplay entry comes from American cosplayer Ichigokitty, otherwise known as Andrea to her friends. She always makes all of her costumes herself, and as you can see for yourself, detail is always key to her. And just in case you were STILL wondering who the character she’s portraying is, it’s Rogue. You know, from the X-Men?

And no, not the movie version, the comic book version.

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X-Men Cosplay: Psylocke (GattoMannaro) Cosplay 05 DEC 2011

Italian DeviantArt user come cosplayer, GattoMannaro tackles one of the hottest ninja, psychic warriors to ever come out of Britain, Ms. Betsy Braddock, a.k.a Psylocke, for today’s comic cosplay entry. And yes, she does it well.

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PHP: How to Get the Last Character of a String CodeUnit 19 OCT 2011

To get the last character of a given string in PHP is made very, very simple thanks to the plain old vanilla substring (substr) function.

When you call substr, you feed it the string, the starting point and the number of characters you want it to return. If you leave out the number of characters to return, then the function returns all the characters from the starting point until the end of the string.

Knowing this, we can then figure out that if we want the last character of a string, we simply make the starting point the length of the string minus 1 to take into account the zero-based character position counter. In practice:

echo substr('My String',strlen('My String') - 1); //returns g

However, substr makes this EVEN easier by allowing us to specify a NEGATIVE starting point. This indicates that the function should count towards the left starting from the last character instead of the usual counting to the right starting from the first character. Armed with this knowledge, our call to retrieve the last character in the string now becomes:

echo substr('My String',-1); //returns g

Feeding a -3 would return the last three characters of the string, meaning our above example would print out ‘ing’.

And now you know! :)