Deathslash final post:
Alright, looks like the time has come to submit my final tournament post.
Judges, I would like to appeal to your greater reasoning abilities. I present logic and I back it up with feats.
Sinister has no real statements of power or implied power (unlike the third most powerful psychic mutant)
Supermutant mistakes preparedness for the capacity to wreck teams.
These are actual examples of wrecking teams.
Even if those showings don't satisfy you, Psylocke has still beaten actual team wreckers.
From Shadow King:
And even Merlyn:
For those of you, that don't know, Merlyn is all but stated to be the same Merlin from Arthurian legend, is stated to have trained Morgan Le Fay (same woman that soloed the Dark Avengers), created the Captain Britain Corps, and his mentor fought and easily beat the host of the Phoenix Force. By the way, he is the Sorcerer Supreme of Other world.
Moving on, past Psylocke's much better higher end showings, my opponent believes that he can teleport Psylocke deep beneath the Earth's crust in a land far, far away from the battlefield without any presenting any prior showings of teleporting such distances.
While he tries and fails to teleport me away from him, I will be mounting a serious telepathic and telekinetic assault. I'm just going to shut down his brain with tp and failing that, I'll use tk to keep him off balance while I close the distance and hit him with my psychic knife.
She has the power to do it too.
Especially when directly compared with a Phoenix host.
She's also capable of affecting a more powerful foe in the form of Stryfe.
You guys know who Stryfe is right? The same guy that Sinister needed in order to one day kill Apocalypse? Yeah, she just affected someone out of Sinister's league.
That sort of power in conjunction with molecular level tk is bad for Sinister.
She has the tk necessary to ragdoll a team.
Protect from building destroying explosions:
On separate occasions too:
Deflect attacks from Rogue:
If this does get into hand to hand fighting, Sinister has absolutely no speed feats of note to fall back on. His only real "speed" feat (according to Supermutant) literally consists of him shooting himself in the head and falling over.
In truth though, a quick death will certainly be preferable over getting his teeth kicked in over and over again by someone much faster than he is.
That's Lorelei that just got owned and Quicksilver that got chumped as well. On a side note, notice how it's so well known that she can flatten mountains that people that she's only just met know about it.
Then there's this:
In hand to hand combat, Betsy will dominate as seen here:
Supermutant thinks he could be resistant to the knife because of his molecular manipulation, but as demonstrated by Storm, his mind doesn't operate in a dissimilar way to that of a normal mind.
If she could shut him down, Psylocke definitely can.
Not that I have to close the distance though:
If anybody were to ask me why I think Psylocke wins, I think the answer is pretty damn simple. She's the best.