I said it before, Bishop is in a no one situation. If does nothing and he's right then his future is doomed. If he's right and succeeds in killing the child he'll be branded a killer but no one will know that he saved the future. If he's wrong and succeeds in killing the child then he's a baby killer. If he does nothing and he's wrong then it works out but how can a take that chance. Whether you agree with him or not, he has pretty strong convictions about this so there may be something to this. Bishop is not willing to take that chance. I wish he could find another way to prevent this from happening because I don't want to see him kill the child, but this is the path that he has been set upon.
Something I was thinking about today: Wouldn't everyone know now what Hope would allegedly do to destroy the world and be able to stop it?
Granted, I haven't read Messiah Complex, so I don't know the whole story, but it would seem to me that simply knowing what would happen would let you stop it which would negate that future.
do you mean everyone in present day would know? The best information in present day is what Jamie Madrox knows from the dupe sent into the future, and the dupe did not seem to find out exactly what happened. I hope you understand what I mean.. reading Messiah Complex might be more understandable than my explanation
I only got back into comics within the last few months, and especially after having to sell all of my comics when I moved to the US last year, I have nowhere near the amount of capital I need to buy all the issues I want/need.
But that's off the subject.
Not a whole lot can actually happen until Cable and Hope arrive in the present day, but now that Hope is practically all grown up, (or at least I think she will be when she finally arrives), there's a whole lot more that the X-Men can do to monitor her and her powers and stop whatever was going to happen without Bishop needing to shoot her in the face.
He's a man out of time, death is a small obstacle. I wouldn't mind if he were killed, either write the character correctly or put him on the shelf to be brought back hopefully by someone that wants to do something more palatable with him.