Hope was the first new mutant born since M-Day. Her birth caused telepathic shockwaves so powerful that Cerebra exploded after detecting her. Soon after, her birthplace in Cooperstown, Alaska was attacked by the Purifiers, who had used information received from the time-traveling Sentinel Nimrod warning them of her arrival. Although the people of the town, including Hope's mother, were murdered by the Purifiers, Cable managed to save her. According to him, the baby was a messiah destined to save both mutants and humankind. However, according to the Purifiers and Bishop, she would kill a million humans, turning humanity against mutants once and for all, thus leading to a new era of mutant persecution, the very timeline in which Bishop was born.
Despite often proving herself as a natural leader, Hope struggled with her role as \"mutant messiah\", feeling the weight of the X-Men's expectations on her, and hating the idea of others sacrificing themselves in her name. While Hope's first experience with leadership as head of the Lights was fraught with difficulty, she went on to lead X-Force and the Mutant Liberation Front with far greater success.
Niko is a very kind and caring kid. Being the messiah that the prophecy had foretold, they became determined to reach the Tower and bring the sun back to it in order to save the World, even despite various other people stating that the sun won't stop the World from dying. Niko is also helpful, which is shown when they repair the Rowbot at the dock in the Barrens, and volunteer to find Alula and return her to Calamus in the Glen.
Even though Hillel Halkin describes himself as sympathetic to the settlers, I find this hard to believe. His latest article is nothing more than a broadside against them. There is no other way to describe his claim that the settlers are irrational and messianic, comparable to the followers of Sabbatai Zevi, the false messiah of the 17th century. Following this line of argument, other pioneers of the Zionist enterprise, who also acted against all odds and followed what was considered an irrational and unattainable cause, were messianic too. 59ce067264