It's not impossible or inconsistent for the same adolescent criminal Bishop to end up declaring himself as a time-jumping would-be savior.ProjectX2 said:Or he could be a teenager with a criminal record like how he was introduced?
Actually, that's precisely what I'd want to *avoid*, because it feels a lot like an 'easy way out', and frankly, the Ultimate Thor concept was so well-handled the first time around, I don't think it really calls for a repeat performance.SeAcoW said:Bishop = Thor 2. A guy that thinks that his from the future and has come here to scream up about Apocolypse takin' over earth.
IcyFlames said:I remember hearing this idea from someone else before on another site. Bishop comes to the X-Men claiming to be a time-traveler saving the X-Men from whatever future is coming, but instead is actually just a nutcase.
Ooh... Me! Me! Can I have a go?Russian Tank said:See, I hate Bishop with all of my being. But if it was to be done, anyone have any good ideas how?
compound said:What do you think? Could it work?
Bass said:Maybe, but we kinda need a story. All we have is a setting (a good one, mind you) but there ain't no story - still could be very interesting once the X-Men get involved.
I actually came up with an idea for Ultimate Bishop for "Your Own Ultimate Stories" thread in the fan fic area which went like this:
"The Missing Link" 2000s
The world hears of a teenager named Bishop, who is called "The Man of Tomorrow" for Bishop is the first human/mutant hybrid. The mulatto of humanity, his powers only work when triggered by another mutants powers. His X-gene isn't on by itself and needs true mutants to power it. His appearance creates many problems, but also a potential good, as it refutes the Extinction Theory of the 1980s, the theory that mankind is ultimately doomed. Bishop is targeted by many groups, including Magneto, who find him to be an abomination. The X-Men have only just managed to begin setting the agenda for mutant rights, and Bishop is a threat to that equality, because his presence is inflammatory. They could allow Bishop to die or be captured or mistreated in some way, and retain their security. But the X-Men do their best to protect Bishop. The X-Men, with Bishop now a full-time student, have put themselves directly in the centre of the storm for all fronts of the coming mutant/human war. Their security is gone, but hopefully, it will provide them a future.
Okay, I took out the Magneto bit at the end because it sucked, but the idea here is Magneto doesn't need to be out of prison for this story. But it hopefully creates the sense of impending doom that Bishop's appearance from the future always did in 616.