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NAME : Lucas Bishop ALIASES: None known IDENTITY: No dual identity; the general public is
unaware that Bishop comes from the future of an alternate
timeline OCCUPATION: (current) Adventurer, (former) Commander
in the XSE (Xavier's Security Enforcers) LEGAL STATUS: Citizen of the United States of America
in an alternate 21st Century future with no criminal record
PLACE OF BIRTH: A mutant relocation camp in Broklyn,
New York on an alternate 21st Century Earth MARITAL STATUS: Single KNOWN RELATIVES: Shard (sister), grandmother (unnamed,
deceased), Gateway (father, as said by Bishop recently) GROUP AFFILIATION: (current) X-Men, (former) XSE
(Xavier's Security Enforcers) BASE OF OPERATIONS: (current) The Xavier Institute,
Salem Center, Westchester County, New York State, (former)
XSE headquarters (in an alternate 21st Century A. D.) FIRST APPEARANCE: X-MEN (first series) #282
HISTORY: The mutant known only as Bishop was born
in the 21st Century A.D. of an alternate timeline in which
the mutant-hunting robots called the Sentinels had taken
control of North America. In this timeline, Professor Charles
Xavier and most of the members of the mutant team he founded,
the X-Men, were killed by the Sentinels. Mutants were killed
or were imprisoned within "mutant relocation camps."
Bishop and his sister Shard were both born in one of the
"mutant relocation camps." Like other mutants they were
branded with "M" tattoos over their right eyes for identification.
Eventually, "normal" human beings and mutants joined forces
and overthrew the Sentinels in the "Summers Rebellion."
However, "normal" humans still resisted coexistence with
mutants, and radical terrorist groups of mutants, such as
the Exhumes, made war on "normal" humans.
One of the veterans of the Summers Rebellion, a mutant named
Hecat'e, stated that it was unacceptable for humans to hunt
down criminal mutants. Therefore, she said, mutants should
police themselves. Hence, Hecat'e and other mutant veterans
of the Summers Rebellion formed the XSE. The XSE was named
after Charles Xavier in honor of his dream of peaceful coexistence
between mutants and "normal" humans. Hecat'e became the
XSE's commanding officer..
Since their parents had apparently died, Bishop and Shard
lived with their grandmother, who was herself a mutant,
until she died. Their grandmother told them stories about
the heroism of the X-Men and instructed them to follow Xavier's
dream of peace between mutants and the rest of humanity.
One day, when Bishop and Shard were both still children,
two XSE members were pursuing Virago, a member of the Exhumes,
a radical group of mutants who hated "normal" humans. When
Virago took Shard as a hostage, Bishop leapt onto Virago's
back, making her release his sister. Infuriated, Virago
was about to murder Bishop when Sureshot shot her dead.
Until then, Bishop had regarded the XSE as his enemies and
the Exhumes as heroes, but from then onward he wanted to
join the XSE.
Later, Bishop, Shard, and their grandmother's friend Hancock
were attacked by criminal mutants called Billboy and Halftrack.
The two criminals killed Hancock and were about to murder
Shard. Bishop tried to save Shard, but it was two members
of the XSE, Amazon and Recoil, who stopped Billboy and Halftrack.
Impressed by Bishop, Amazon and Recoil offered Bishop a
position in the XSE. Bishop accepted on the condition that
Shard be accepted in the XSE as well. By now Bishop's own
superhuman power had manifested itself. Thus Bishop and
Shard became cadets at the XSE Academy under Hecat'e's supervision.
Among the other members of their class was Bishop's future
enemy, Trevor Fitzroy.
Eventually, Bishop and Shard became officers of the XSE.
Shard, however, became Bishop's commanding officer. Bishop
contented himself with a lower rank so that he could work
the streets alongside his friends and fellow XSE officers,
Malcolm and Randall.
Fitzroy eventually turned criminal and was imprisoned. He
broke free and escaped with other mutant criminals back
through a time portal to the X-Men's own time. Bishop, Malcolm,
and Randall followed, even though they were aware they had
no means to return to their own time. The escaped outlaws
killed Malcolm and Randall. During the fight that followed,
Bishop defeated Fitzroy moments before he could complete
his quest. The price of victory was high, however: Bishop's
sister, Shard, sacrificed her life for the ultimate good.
And mere moments after the war had been won, Bishop, filled
with chronal energy, was ripped through time. Michael remained
in the future, with no hope of returning home.
Spiraling through time, Bishop emerged in the present...deep
in space. The so-called "Last X-Man" crashed into a Shi'ar
space station, where Professor Charles Xavier and his "Cadre
K" of mutant Skrull students were searching for Deathbird
-- the Shi'ar criminal who appears to be Bishop's chronal
anchor in the present day. A pan-galactic committee had
transformed Earth into a prison planet, and Deathbird held
a key to penetrate the panel's maximum-security energy barrier.
Bishop almost killed the terrorist before she opened an
airlock and was blown into space. He then allowed himself
to be captured and sent to Earth on a mission, where he
reunited with the X-Men.
HEIGHT: 6 ft. 6 in. WEIGHT: 275 lbs. EYES: Brown, sometimes red HAIR: Black OTHER DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: "M" tattoo over right
STRENGTH LEVEL: Bishop possesses the normal human
strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages
in intensive regular exercise.
KNOWN SUPERHUMAN POWERS: Bishop is a mutant who can
absorb kinetic energy directed toward him and project it
from his hands in concussive blasts. He possesses the normal
strength of a man of his age, height and build who engages
in intensive regular exercise.
SPECIAL WEPONRY: XSE guns that fire laser beams and