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Gideon White Bishop

White Bishop

Gideon's history parallels that of his Earth-616 counterpart.

Gideon was seen healthy again and recovered his mutant powers thanks to the evolutionary isotope of the High Evolutionary. He was no longer an External (having lost his gift of immortality), but now he had recovered the mutant power to simultaneously mimic the powers of up to twelve different mutants or superhumans. He joined the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club as their White Bishop to regain everything he lost, and woe to that that gets in his way.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Rapid Healing: As part of his own natural genetic mutation, Gideon is able to endure injuries (within unknown limits) without lasting harm or seemingly feeling much pain, he could apparently regenerate injured or missing cells from even near-fatal injuries. However, Gideon could fully regenerate such tissue by temporarily absorbing the abilities of a being that possessed a sufficiently developed healing factor.

Power Mimicry: Gideon possess the ability of superhuman enhancement assimilation: the power to temporarily endow himself with the super powers of any beings in his proximity, whether they are a superhuman, android, or mechanical battlesuit. He scans and replicates his target's energy signatures and genetic templates, granting him a full understanding of the potential applications of the powers he acquires and enabling him to overwhelm an opponent with a superior mastery of their own powers.

As a result of exposure to the evolutionary isotope from the High Evolutionary, Gideon gained the power to mimic simultaneously or separately the power of up to twelve different mutants and superhumans. At the moment he has mimicked the following powers:

  • The organic metal body that gives super strength and virtual invulnerability of Colossus.
  • The magnetokinesis of Magneto. 
  • The super speed of Quicksilver.
  • The omega-level telepathy of Professor X.
  • The flight and generation of bursts of solar plasma of Sunfire.
  • The hyper-accurate senses, claws and healing factor of Wolverine. 
  • The optic bursts of Cyclops.
  • The conversion of ambient cosmic energy into bursts of highly destructive energy of Havok.
  • The energy armor of Cecilia Reyes.
  • The telekinesis of Jean Grey.
  • The animalistic agility of the Beast.

In addition to having mimicked Wolverine's hyper-accurate animal senses and accelerated healing factor, Gideon also had his skeleton and claws coated with Adamantium by scientists from the Hellfire Club.

Gideon can at any time wish to replace any of these powers with any other, but in that case he would only be able to use the power he abandoned for a month.

Psychic-Link: He shares a telepathic link with his fellow Hellfire Club members that allows him to not only sense each of them and where they are, as well as when they die or come back to life.

Abilities

Gideon was an excellent combatant and had extensive training in multiple forms of armed and unarmed combat.

Strength level

Variable. Usually, Gideon possessed the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engaged in intensive regular exercise. However, when using his powers to mimic the strength of other enhanced individuals, his strength level can easily match that of the subject (currently Colossus).

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