Bishop is an interesting character. He's one of the X-Men. And I was excited the first time I saw him show up in the comics in the early 90's. He also became amazingly popular with others. I think most of us liked him because he carried big guns, and he was from the future. The future he is from just about a generation ahead where most of the X-men are dead, betrayed by on of their own, and the future is so messed up that being a mutant means being hunted and killed. In the story, Bishop comes back in time to fix all of that by stopping the traitor. Unfortunately for those who were following the story, but dramatically Bishop named fan-favorite Gambit (more on him in a different post) as the traitor. Since that revelation writers have played with this idea, asking how far the X-men can trust Gambit and Bishop. It was fun to read and fun to watch in the animated series. The X-men refused to let Bishop execute Gambit for something he may or may not do. Bishop proved so popular that Marvel made him a regular member of the team and of yet this beginning storyline has yet to be resolved.
I like Bishop. He is written as if he really was born and raised in a future where he has no security. He is very powerful, driven, and hard. Interesting enough, someone has created a Mugen character of Bishop. Here is a fight between Bishop (controlled by computer) versus Gambit (controlled by the computer).
Here is a fight between Bishop (controlled by me) and Vega controlled by the computer.