Burnum Bishop (Character)

Burnum Bishop

Created by:  Duane Swierczynski and Larry Stroman

First Appearance: X-men the Life and Times of Lucas Bishop #1, 2009

Nationality: Australian

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’10              Weight: 190 lbs

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Brown

Relatives: Gateway (Father), Bishop’s Grandmother (Mother), Lucas Bishop (Son), Shard Bishop (Daughter), Kadee Bishop (Wife), Aliyah Bishop (Granddaughter)

Skills and abilities: Unknown

Powers: Unknown


Barnum was a mutant born to the mutant Gateway and his mutant wife in Australia. He grew up and developed mutant abilities as well and married fellow mutant Kadee. Sometime after Hope Summers killed a million humans Australia was bombed in a nuclear blast so he fled to America with his wife Kadee who was pregnant with their first child Lucas Bishop. Upon arriving in America they were attacked by Sentinels and sent to a mutant concentration Camp. Here his wife gave birth to his son. His relationship with his wife Kadee strained as she integrated with her fellow prisoners while he took care of his son. His mother soon joined them at the camp and helped him tend to his family which now included baby girl Shard. When the branding of mutants started his head was shaved and he prepared his children to be brave when they were subjected to it. When the summer’s rebellion began he was vaporized while protecting his son. [X-men the Life and Times of Lucas Bishop #1, 2009]


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