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Hated it, Utrom Bishop was a bad adaptation. 2 28.57%
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Old 12-02-2022, 10:01 AM   #1
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Your thought on Bishop being an Utrom in the Nick cartoon.?

I personally hated utrom Bishop, For me he was Bishop in name only.

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Old 12-02-2022, 08:40 PM   #2
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I don't think I would day that I "loved it". But I definitely thought that it worked.
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Old 12-02-2022, 08:47 PM   #3
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Well, it does kind of mess with his whole "gotta defend earth from the alien invaders" deal and skipping the villain angle entirely is a bit of a shame to be sure. At the same time, did anyone really think this show was going to be accurate given it's track record? I mean the Utrom race was initially depicted in it's entirety as an evil hive-mind faction named after Krang, rather than what they were in the comics, which isn't even pointing out what they did many other characters. And I guess technically Bishop was the sort of character who could rather easily shift between enemy and ally depending on the situation, even being an ally full time in Fast Forward.

Ultimately, I think they mostly did this because they realised the Kraang's android bodies looked like Bishop by coincidence, with very little reason beyond that. It would probably have made more sense to give the model white hair and call him Mortu instead, that would have been more appropriate.
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Old 12-03-2022, 08:18 PM   #4
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I personally liked that change.

Instead of being a sadistic government agent who loved to torture lesser creatures, he became an Utrom version of Agent K.
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Old 02-02-2023, 11:27 AM   #5
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It worked really well. He still looked like Bishop, was the head of the EPF, fought like Bishop, and he was introduced during a Triceraton invasion arc the same way he was in the 4kids series.

Also his reveal as an Utrom was the first mention of Utroms in Nick and finally let us know the Kraang were just former Utroms enslaved by Kraang Prime which many were speculating. So it worked very well for the story. It's funny how much Bishop resembled the Kraang bots with sunglasses.

Also as an aside I bet it was a done as a homage to 4kids Shredder being an Utrom. Felt like a nod to it that in this series Bishop was the Utrom but the other it was Shredder.
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