How do you feel about Bishop's defeat in Cable #24?

Posted by Gold Dust Boi (516 posts) - - Show Bio

Bishop has been chasing Cable and Hope through time since Cable #1 and now in Cable #24 the chase is over.  After 2 years of (in our time) of chasing through a multitude of time lines, Cable takes the remanents of Bishops time machine from him and deposits him at what looks like the end of time.  Now yes Bishop is still alive and of course he will come back...but its too late, he was Hope to stop her from destroying (or saving) everything and it looks like we will find out which one during Second Coming. So since i don't THINK Bishop is the antagonist of Second Coming, by the time he comes back it will be a moot point so for all intents and purposes he lost, Cable won, the chase is over.  So how did you feel about the culmination of this storyline? Was the ending worth the wait?

#1 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Geez, nice title...  It's usually nice to warn people about spoilers first.

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#2 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

That whole series was so repetitive!! Every issue was the same!! Bishop was good during Claremont''s and Davis' run on Uncanny, but Bishop as a villain just....just sucks!! He sucks now!!

#3 Posted by Dane (10596 posts) - - Show Bio

Great title here. To answer the question I thought it was pretty just and I really enjoyed the series so far but I think they warped Bishop's character beyond belief. It was a serious struggle and in the end Bishop lost by epic BFR. I can't wait to see where the series goes. I wasn't sure Cable would survive the journey and in way I think he still might be in trouble, he's a lot older now than he used to be.

#4 Posted by Gold Dust Boi (516 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: @Dane:  you guys are completely right.  should have been much more vague with the title of this blog, very sorry!
 
@Dane: totally agree with you!  hes 17 or 18 years older then when we last saw him and honestly wasnt he kinda older to begin with? i mean he did show up in 1990 with a full head of grey hair already.  And now hes been shot, lasered, locked up, crashed, and bodyslid almost to death.  I think that in the Second Coming promo that say "One Will Sacrifice" they are talking about Cable.  Think about it...his job is done.  Hope is grown and safe and strong and more importantly with the X-men so i'm thinking that either he's just done and Hope gonna be fine or she turns evil like Bishop thought and Cable dies to stop her.
#5 Posted by Dane (10596 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gold Dust Boi said:
" @xerox-kitty: @Dane:  you guys are completely right.  should have been much more vague with the title of this blog, very sorry!
 
@Dane: totally agree with you!  hes 17 or 18 years older then when we last saw him and honestly wasnt he kinda older to begin with? i mean he did show up in 1990 with a full head of grey hair already.  And now hes been shot, lasered, locked up, crashed, and bodyslid almost to death.  I think that in the Second Coming promo that say "One Will Sacrifice" they are talking about Cable.  Think about it...his job is done.  Hope is grown and safe and strong and more importantly with the X-men so i'm thinking that either he's just done and Hope gonna be fine or she turns evil like Bishop thought and Cable dies to stop her. "
Quite possible. It'd be maybe the only fitting death I've ever seen in comics. I think it's pretty random that Bishop planned to betray the team all along and the likes of Charles Xavier, Emma Frost and Jean Grey never noticed it, ever. I mean that's a pretty serious oversight.
#6 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio

Much the same as I felt about his defeats in issues #1-23. It did not provide any closure.

#7 Posted by KumoriKunoichi (588 posts) - - Show Bio

I think BOTH Cable and Bishop are going to die. Maybe Cable'll die protecting Hope and maybe Hope'll kill Bishop. I think no matter what happens, Bishop's going to be one of the casualties.

#8 Posted by Edamame (28169 posts) - - Show Bio

Bishop can't come back. He is stuck in the future. 

#9 Posted by Chesapeake (2210 posts) - - Show Bio

I am not sure that I read that well. I do not think he is death. He was sent to the future or got stock there. I can not believe I read the whole thing. The whole series was a big fiasco.  I do not remember that. Wow

#10 Posted by Chesapeake (2210 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gold Dust Boi:   Did Bishop die? Do you know the true facts?
#11 Posted by Edamame (28169 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chesapeake said:
" @Gold Dust Boi:   Did Bishop die? Do you know the true facts? "
Bishop didn't die. He is just stuck in the very far future, and he can't time-travel because Cable destroyed his time-traveling devices.
#12 Posted by Osiris1428 (1349 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean, did the writers hate Bishop or what?

#13 Posted by infonation (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

@Osiris1428: I know right? Sure Bishop has his faults but making him a villain?! Are you kidding me?! Bishop is not a bad guy, he's just a desperate anti-hero who sometimes goes to far in order to fught the good fight, it doesn't make him evil just more complex!

#14 Posted by Kairan1979 (16758 posts) - - Show Bio

Bishop was ruined by this arc. Why not create another character from alternate future to pursue Cable and Hope instead of messing up with Bishop?

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