Real Name: Conrad Strathdee

Identity/Class: Human (British)

Occupation: Hellfire Club member

Group Membership: Hellfire Club (Black Bishop/Brian Braddock, Black King/Quentin Templeton, Black Queen/Emma Steed, Red King/Alan Wilson, Red Queen/Margali Szardos)

Affiliations: None, other than the Hellfire Club

Enemies: Black Bishop (Brian Braddock)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hellfire Club, London, England

First Appearance: Excalibur I#97 (May, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: The Red Bishop had no superhuman powers but was quite brave, willing to stand up to others much larger than himself.

Height: 5'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Excalibur I#97 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Conrad Strathdee joined the London branch of the Hellfire Club as its Red Bishop.

(Excalibur I#97) - The Red Bishop was present when Brian Braddock arrived at the London Hellfire Club to take his father's seat as Bishop. When the Red King and Black King agreed to hear Braddock out, the Red Bishop became insulted, claiming the balance between the black and red royalty of the Hellfire Club was already too thick. Exclaiming that only one color should rule the Hellfire Club, the Red Bishop challenged Braddock to a duel for sole bishopric of the Hellfire Club but Braddock ignored him, instead asking about the royalty colors. When the Red Bishop continued spouting insults while the Black Queen was explaining the royalty colors, Braddock swatted the Red Bishop aside, asking him to be quiet. Technically winning a duel he had not even agreed to, the Black Queen dubbed Braddock the new Black Bishop.

Comments: Created by Warren Ellis, Casey Jones and Tom Simmons.

The Red Bishop's real name was first revealed in the United Kingdom entry in the Marvel Atlas I#1 (2007).

Profile by Proto-Man.

Red Bishop has no known connections to:

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Excalibur I#97, p14, pan1 (Red Bishop, main image)
Excalibur I#97, p14, pan4 (Red Bishop, headshot)

Excalibur I#97 (May, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Tom Simmons (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)

First Posted: 04/04/2019
Last updated: 04/04/2019

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