Hope Summers
Hope
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Portrayed by Eleanor Tomlinson
Statistics
Full Name Hope Summers
Age 18
Height 5'6"
Build Athletic
Eyes Green
Hair Red
Skin Caucasian
Factions X-Men

Quoted!

"There are three blessings a soldier prays for: to fight for things that matter — things that are real. To find comrades who they love and trust, to fight alongside them. And to die on their feet."

Reputation

Hope Summers doesn't have much of a reputation — not here, anyway. An unusual, red-headed mutant with features strangely (but entirely coincidentally) similar to Jean Grey's and a strange but potent gift directly tied to the root of mutancy, Hope is chiefly known as the plucky young sidekick/foster-daughter/insubordinate subordinate of the world's greatest time-soldier, Cable. With just as much of a predilection for explosive-and-gun-based problem solving. Apples, trees, etc.

Biography

Hope Summers was never given a name the day she was born; her parents never had the chance. Born in Cooperstown, Alaska in a future not nearly distant enough, Hope's birth was the signal of a worldwide manhunt for a child many believed to either be a savior or a calamity. In the end, it wasn't her, but her town that suffered for this fact: Purifiers sent by the reverend William Stryker purged the town in fire, wiping out everyone in search of Hope. And there she might have died…

… were it not for the timely intervention of one Nathaniel Summers, aka Cable. Whisked away from the fiery ruin of her home, and after a number of conflicts to follow, Cable ultimately took Hope to be raised further into the future, hoping to remove her from those threats in her timeline — and prepare her to be able to face them head on, herself.

The years that followed were filled with bitterness and strife; Hope, even from a young age, lived her life from one conflict to the next, as time after time the sanctuaries Cable found for them were compromised by enemies from the far-flung future — not the least of them, his cloned brother Stryfe. It was during this time that Hope got her name — for the woman who helped to raise her like a mother, until her tragic passing.

Strife (and Stryfe) always following in their wake, Hope grew up, slowly but surely, in the footsteps of her adoptive father, eventually awakening to her frightening mutant gift in a time of personal crisis. She has been at Cable's side through it all — and now, finally old enough to fend for herself, she has followed the one-man mutant army back into this, decidedly unapocalyptic timeline — free to experience the frighteningly alien thing known as 'normalcy,' even as she is still unsure as to her place and purpose in the world.

For given values of the word.

Character Details

Hope Summers is a survivor. Hope Summers is a soldier. And Hope Summers… has no idea what she is meant to be in this world.

Having grown up with people alternatingly viewing her as some sort of John Connor-esque savior or an anti-christ straight out of Omens, she has had a difficult time personally coming to terms with all that this means and relates to her. She doesn't see herself as a savior, or a messiah, or even some source of calamity — she's dragged herself through the dregs and the filth of the very worst of humanity's branching timelines. She's had to subsist off rats for a good chunk of her life. She's no savior. In her eyes, she's a soldier. Nothing more, nothing less.

… Or at least, that's what she says, but the truth is always much more complicated. Hope calls herself a soldier, but youthful rebelliousness means she makes for a rather poor one; Hope has big ideas, and a wellspring of confidence that makes her unafraid of making those opinions known, even if they are unpopular or dangerous to be expressed. She has a way of doing things, and when people try to intervene, she often bullheadedly charges in anyway, for good or for ill. She has the natural makings of a leader in her — but unfortunately, she also has all the impulsiveness of a teenager, too.

And that, perhaps, is the crux of many problems for her. Hope would like to live a normal life, whatever that may ultimately mean — unfortunately, 'normal' for her for the longest time has been subsisting off scraps and fighting every day, and she has little knowledge about how things in this time work, often finding herself marveling or overwhelmed by the conveniences of the past she never experienced growing up alongside Cable. She can't divorce herself from her soldier's mentality easily, if at all; it will always be apart of her, coloring her outlook on life and perceptions of others. She's much more comfortable working her way around a gun than she is a cone of icecream. Seriously, what even is that??

Perhaps surprisingly, for however entrenched in realism and perhaps even a dash of cynicism as she can be, Hope has many idealistic views or dreams that come heavily rooted in her own life experience. Hope views 'surviving' and 'living' as two incredibly different things: she has spent much of her life surviving. Surviving. Not living. She wants to live — more than that, she wants people like her to be able to reach a point where they're not worried about surviving from day to day, but instead worried about living from day to day. Experiencing life, and all its wonders. She's done surviving. And to her, it's not nearly enough. It's still a burgeoning idea for her, but… it's one that Hope is slowly realizing she is willing to fight for.

Relationships

RP Logs & Journals

October 09, 2018: Mirrorgirl

A missing Meggan! A most grand wedding reception! A simple question: does anything exist on the other side of the mirror?

(permalink: log:8100 | tags: colossus hope_summers inferno marvel_girl meggan merrow shadowcat | posted: 09 Oct 2018 16:53)

October 01, 2018: Something in the Air

Meggan introduces Hope to the joys of omelets, the worries of empathy, and the sheer maddening confusion of fandoms.

(permalink: log:8067 | tags: hope_summers inferno meggan | posted: 02 Oct 2018 04:04)

September 02, 2018: Aftermath

The X-Men return home after the events of Walk All Over You 1 and Walk All Over You 2. There is a brief discussion on what happened, and talk about next steps.

(permalink: log:7904 | tags: armor hope_summers marvel_girl moonstar phoenix polaris pthe x-man | posted: 03 Sep 2018 05:07)

September 01, 2018: Walk All Over You Part 2

After some Stark revelations at the site of the FuturePharm offices, the Brotherhood closes in on Stark Tower and the few X-men that can get there in time rush to stop them.

(permalink: log:7902 | tags: frenzy hope_summers iron_man marvel_girl pepper_potts polaris pthe quicksilver scarlet_witch | posted: 02 Sep 2018 07:46)

September 01, 2018: Yo' Momma's So Politically Involved...

Moms for Transparency! are at it again, this time in Albany, NY in front of the state capitol building. …And this time there's more trouble.

(permalink: log:7900 | tags: fairchild hope_summers marvel_girl maxima merrow phoenix polaris shadowcat starlord tnp white_queen | posted: 02 Sep 2018 07:21)

August 31, 2018: Walk All Over You Part 1

The X-men, armed with information about the strange enhanced plaguing many around the world fly to deliver a crippling blow to FuturePharm…and fall into a trap that leads to many consequences.

(permalink: log:7901 | tags: bruiser cyclops faora hope_summers hulk iron_man marvel_girl meggan moonstar polaris pthe quicksilver scarlet_witch x-man | posted: 02 Sep 2018 07:37)

August 09, 2018: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

The X-Men track the myserious Purifiers to a supply base where they plan a secret stealth…ish…operation. ….the Brotherhood has other ideas.

How do they keep showing up?!

(permalink: log:7798 | tags: brotherhood bruiser colossus hope_summers magik marvel_girl pthe quicksilver wolverine x-man x-men | posted: 10 Aug 2018 07:08)

July 31, 2018: Cascade Effect

Jean and Hope feel one another out through a conversation about life, the future, the ease with which things can all go bad, and fruit.

(permalink: log:7758 | tags: hope_summers phoenix | posted: 31 Jul 2018 13:26)

July 11, 2018: A Comedy Of Errors

On a mission to rescue mutants from horrible testing facilities, the X-Men run into the Brotherhood (+Jessica Jones), who are there for 'that reason, but also another one.' Complications ensue. GMed by Peter Quill.

(permalink: log:7663 | tags: brotherhood cable colossus elf frenzy hope_summers jessica_jones polaris pthe quicksilver scarlet_witch shadowcat starlord tnp x-man x-men | posted: 12 Jul 2018 17:25)

June 13, 2018: X-Men + Guardians vs Starburn Six

Dire Portents of the Future. An X-Men BBQ. Istraiel's first modern-day appearance. Space Bounty Hunters. Party Crashing Guardians. Cameo by Atli.

(permalink: log:7529 | tags: cable elf groot hope_summers moonstar phoenix polaris rocket starlord volt x-man | posted: 14 Jun 2018 03:23)


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