One of the newest characters from X-Men Days of Future Past is actually from the future. Bishop is a future member of the X-Men from the reality of the Sentinels. The Sentinels had taken over the entire landmass of North America and forced mutants into internment camps. Bishop travels from the future into the past in an attempt to change the past. The story line is an alternate of the Days of Future Past.
Lucas Bishop was born in the future reality where the Sentinels rule North America. He was taken to an internment facility and branded with the standard M for mutant. The opening of Days of Future Past shows mutants being marched into camps with the letter M branded over their right eye. Bishops shares this branding.
Powers and Abilities
Bishop has the ability to absorb energy of different types and then can use that energy to power his various abilities. In Days of Future Past, Bishop was charged by Sunspot with solar energy and by Storm with a bolt of lightning. The energy is then funneled into his various powers. It is unknown how much power Bishop can absorb.
Bishop can also use the energy he absorbs to fire a blast of force at would be targets. In Days of Future Past, Bishop used energy he absorbed to power the energy rifle he used to fight the Sentinels with. These blasts would coincide with the level of energy he absorbed. The most energy directed at Bishop, the more power he has to use against enemies.
Bishop can store energy within his body to use at a later time. He can use the stored energy to heal his body, strengthen his body to make himself invulnerable and to increase his strength and agility. Bishop often accompanies mutants that have energy discharge powers to have a source of power for his own abilities. There are times when Bishop is even able to have a minimal regeneration from the energy he stores within his body.
Bishop carries a variety of energy weapons that are directly connected to his ability to absorb energy. These weapons discharge a variety of types of energy. The majority are force beams similar to what Bishop already projects.
Days of Future Past show the power and the sheer fighting ability of Bishop. Bishop may be in the next X-Men feature as part of the mutant front fighting Apocalypse. The future of the X-Men should have Bishop in the thick of things fighting for the freedom of mutants. X-Men Apocalypse comes to theaters May 2016.