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Provide Some Answers – Wait, HE’S the X-Traitor? Seriously?

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Provide Some Answers – Wait, HE’S the X-Traitor? Seriously?

This is the debut of a new feature that is basically a counterpart to our Left Unresolved feature. That feature is for plotlines that were, well, left unresolved. In this one, though, we spotlight examples of long unresolved stories that WERE ultimately resolved by later writers. The only rule is that at least four years have to pass between the plot point being introduced and it being resolved.

Today we look at the unexpected resolution to the question of “Who is the X-Traitor?”

In Uncanny X-Men #287 (by Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell, John Romita Jr. and a bunch of inkers, primarily Scott Williams, whose work is actually pretty fascinating on JRjr. I’d like to see more of this pairing in the future), we see a flash…back? of Bishop’s time in the future before he traveled to the past in search of the mutant fugitive Fitzroy (part of the Upstarts). He uncovers the following message…

He later then visits “the Witness,” who presumably was, you know, a witness to the X-Men being betrayed…

So when Bishop comes to the present and meets Gambit, also known as Remy LeBeau, he presumes that Gambit is the X-Traitor…

The whole plotline pretty much just petered out over time.

However, it was then resolved nearly five years later in the beginning of the Onslaught Saga.

Read on to see how they resolved it!

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