We don't know. Phoenix did create a host body to replace the near dead Jean. It could do that ad infinitum. But that's assuming that the connection between Hope and the PF is only tenuous and fragile right now. If Hope is full on possessed, even though the raptor isn't here yet, we do know that killing the host tends to drive the PF from its body, thus averting disaster. Claremont/Byrne's run is the precedent for that.in this case even if Logan muders hope, it will not stop the PF from taking her as a host anyway
Certainly a possibility. HOWEVER, we've yet to see whether or not her power is limited to mutant mimicking or whether or not she can do non-mutants. And, if she can do non-mutants, can she also mimic primal cosmic beings? If so, she'd be a beast up against Galactus or any of the other cosmic big-wigs. Whole lot of "ifs" here.she could simply be mimicking it since that is her power
Clearly not, but there's no proof that it'd choose any other host at this point. More over, we're guessing that it's even headed for any x-people. Like you said, Hope could just be a bad-ass cosmic-level mimic. Again, too many variables. Can't blame Wolverine for going with his gut, as its served him well over the years. (Y'know. Except for that time when he killed all his kids. )I don't think Wolverine has thought past the "Kill it now" stage
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That brings up another point. As a kid, Bishop's knowledge of the past was strictly limited to the stories that his grandmother told him. That's pretty sketchy "evidence".
More than that, at least based on what we've seen in the ongoings and minis, his "visual confirmation" is also sketchy. The evil ginger from the future was certainly years older than Hope is now, making an ID pretty difficult. That Bishop decided to hunt and kill a decidedly a generic looking baby doesn't really support his claims of sanity. He might as well have been killing any random kid. Bishop's initial targeting of baby Hope was full-on crazy.
Marvel has always toyed with us, suggesting that she MIGHT one day be evil. However, they also toyed with us regarding the 3rd Summers brother, the X-traitor, Logan's history, and a myriad other things. As long as they keep us coming back to read more. Nothing's written in stone and writers change all of the time.
That she's evil? No. That she might be the PF host? Possibly. The thing about the PF being vicious just happens to do more with its past behavior. So, if Hoped does turn out to be host, the odds of her being totally benign are a little less than her being chaotic.In regards to you saying Wolverine has more evidence, no not really. She's manifesting the raptor that's not an indication that she's evil.
TOTALLY hard to get the ID. Bishop's intel on the past was borderline. It was total Terminator-level evidence; bits and pieces here and there, but never the full picture. How do we know that recorded history, oral at that, was the same as what really occurred? Hearsay evidence at best.Bishop new baby Hope was going to be the first mutant born after M-day so it wasn't a problem getting an ID.
The Phoenix that is headed towards Hope is destroying entire planets RIGHT NOW. Not in some possible future timeline, (like in Bishop's reasoning), but right now in the present. Could Wolverine still be wrong? Of course. But he has a hell of a lot more to go on than Bishop did.
(Also, he hasn't killed a billion people over it)
Some characters like Magneto turned out bad because of circumstances. Others, like Creed, enjoy the pain & bloodshed and are straight up crazy, even as a kid. Still, others like Loki are always borderline. What's always been cool about the MU is that their characters were never B&W. The whole black hat VS white hat thing of classic DC really wasn't what Marvel did, at least not as a firm rule. Their characters are more complex than that.