X-Men, Thieves Guild, MaraudersFACE CLAIM:
Michael Jai WhiteAPPEARANCE:
Bishop is a mountain of a man, and standing at 6'6, one of the tallest of the X-Men. He's 275lbs of solid muscle, not only because of his powers, but a life time of hard living, surviving, and fighting. He's a physical specimen. He has sharp brown eyes, although they tend to glow purple more often than not. He has an "M" branded over his right eye for Mutant.POWERS/ABILITIES:Energy Manipulation -
Bishop can absorb any of energy, including magic and psionic, directed toward him. The nature of his powers makes it difficult to damage him with any sort of attack, while also enabling him to work well with any energy-using teammates. Bishop can also store absorbed energy within his personal reserves, whereupon the energy increases his strength, speed, stamina and recuperative abilities, as well as affording him a measure of invulnerability.
The upper limits of his ability to enhance his own physical abilities with absorbed energy is not exactly known but is well into the level of being super human. He is able to increase his physical attributes in a manner similar to Sebastian Shaw and Maverick. The energy that Bishop’s body generates is a unique form that is regularly discharged as purplish hued concussive blasts, but with concentration and effort can be converted to thermal or explosive blasts; he usually just sticks with the concussion beams though for ease of use.
It’s easiest to discharge the energy through his arms or fingers, but he has the ability to expel energy from his eyes, his mouth, or in an Omni-directional explosive type blast at the cost of draining all of his current energy. When absorbing energy from an outside source, Bishop can can send it back in the same form he absorbed it in with the energy polarized. So beyond a return attack adding roughly 2x the force and power to the blast, Bishop is even able to use this method of attack to harm people usually immune to their own powers. This power is passive, allowing Bishop to absorb energy at all times.Healing Factor -
– By expending stored energy, Bishop can speed up his body's recuperative processes a great deal. He won’t be regrowing limbs or large portions of flesh; he’s not Wolverine or anything like that. However, he is able to mend broken bones, heal bruises, and repair things like puncture wounds much faster than a human.Temporal-Spatial Awareness -
A power he seems to have inherited from his as of now unknown Great Grandfather Gateway, as well as having absorbed amounts of chronal energy when traveling back through time; Bishop always knows what time it is in accordance to his location, and he also knows his exact location at any time, even when asleep. Energy Enhanced Attributes -
At his normal levels, Bishop isn’t that much more impressive than a human in peak physical condition, but he is past that limit, if only slightly. He can comfortably bench around 550lbs, run a little under 30mph for short periods of time, things like that. Depending on the strength of an outside charge though, his strength has increased from as little to a hundred or so pounds above average, to well into the tons range where even people with enhanced durability have been staggered by blows from him. His durability is also augmented, which again dependent on the charge can be barely noticeable, or to near invulnerability. Speed and reflexes are likely supercharged, and a good charge has given Bishop the ability to dodge and even snatch bullets out of the air mid-flight.SKILLS:
Bishop is a trained police officer, skilled in the homicide branch. Bishop has also had many years of armed and unarmed combat training; it has made him a devastating unarmed combatant, and a superb marksman with firearms, both from his own time, some of which he brought with him from the future when he originally arrived in our present, and also both heavy duty military and conventional guns and weapons of the present time.WEAKNESSES:
Some energy types are more difficult to absorb than others. Bishop can be overloaded by trying to absorb too much energy, though his upper limits are unknown, even to himself. Although he can absorb psionic energy from blasts or telekinetic attacks, Bishop is not immune to telepathic attacks, but his power sustains him and helps him to slow them down.HISTORY:
The mutant known only as Bishop was born in the 21st Century A.D. of alternate timeline Earth-1191 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 Xavier Security Enforcers. The X.S.E was named after Charles Xavier in honor of his dream of peaceful coexistence between mutants and "normal" humans. Hecat'e became the X.S.E'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 X.S.E 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 leaped 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 X.S.E as his enemies and the Exhumes as heroes, but from then onward he wanted to join the X.S.E.
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 X.S.E, Amazon and Recoil, who stopped Billboy and Halftrack.
Impressed by Bishop, Amazon and Recoil offered Bishop a position in the X.S.E. Bishop accepted on the condition that Shard be accepted in the X.S.E as well. By now Bishop's own superhuman power had manifested itself. Thus Bishop and Shard became cadets at the X.S.E 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 X.S.E. 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 X.S.E officers, Malcolm and Randall.
Some time after taking command of her own squad in the X.S.E., Shard fell victim to an ambush - set up by her criminal boyfriend Trevor Fitzroy - by the creatures known as Emplates. Turned into one of them, Shard was forced to kill mutants to sup their energy to survive. In a subsequent encounter with the X.S.E., Bishop was forced to kill his own sister rather than let her live as the monster she had become. Shard's essence was transferred into a holographic matrix projector that Bishop wore on his wrist.
Around this time Bishop discovered remnants of the X-Men: A garbled message from Jean Grey warning about a traitor. Bishop confronted the only known survivor who called himself the Witness. Bishop did not trust him and wondered if he was the traitor.
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 three eventually found and killed the criminals known as the 'Lifers', but Malcolm and Randall were killed and Bishop himself was severely wounded. He was taken to the Institute to recover. During the fight that followed, Bishop defeated Fitzroy moments before he could complete his quest.
While his methods initially caused conflict with Storm, not to mention his accusations towards Gambit, Bishop joined the X-Men. He tended to act brashly, such as shooting through walls rather than using the door when an intruder alarm sounded.PERSONALITY:
Bishop is a man who wears his emotion on his sleeve, that’s right, emotion, singular. Most of the time the only emotion he exhibits is a mix of grumpiness and being pissed off. That’s not to say he doesn’t have any other emotions, it’s just saying that it’s pretty easy to gauge his mood on any given day. He also tends to be a strict, no-nonsense type of person who doesn’t take shit from anybody regardless of who they are or what they can do. Bishop does have a brighter side though, and from time to time he can be found joking and laughing with people who’ve earned his trust and he considers friends.
Bishop grew up in a Mutant Detention Camp; he was treated more like cattle than a person, and because of it he's grown to act according to that harsh treatment. He has strong standards, and an even stronger moral code, but he knows from personal experience that sometimes bad things have to be done in order for things to turn out right; he may not like making a decision like that, but he will if he has to.
Being at Cop for so long, and then coming to Xavier's has instilled a sense of selflessness in Lucas, a sense so strong that he’ll throw himself in front of a car to save a complete stranger without a second thought. He’s also honorable, or as honorable as a person can be in this day and age. He doesn’t believe in kicking a person while they’re down or cheating if he can help it; although that doesn’t mean he won’t fight dirty if it’ll help. He has a few anger management problems that he’s never been able to get over, but he has enough discipline to keep them in check most of the time.EQUIPMENT:X.S.E Arsenal -
When Bishop followed Fitzroy into the past, he brought a small arsenal of X.S.E issue weapons with him. The arsenal contains several energy firearms, all able to be recharged with Bishop's own energy.HUD Glasses -
A pair of sunglasses that feed Bishop information as well as let him communicate with members of the X-Men after synching them to this time and X-Men's database. KNOWN ENEMIES:
Trevor Fitzroy, Sentinels, Enemies of the X-Men