- “It's not a trick, man.”
- ―Chris Bradleysrc
Christopher "Chris" Bradley was a mutant with the ability to control electrical devices.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Prologue
Bradley was a member of Team X led by Colonel William Stryker. He piloted the team's plane with his ability to manipulate electronics. In their search for adamantium, the team was trapped in an elevator when its power was cut off. Bradley used his ability to power and control the lift. He eventually quit the team.
Later on, when Team X disbanded six years after the events in Africa, and shortly after Logan quit the team, he started working at a carnival in Springfield, Ohio, as the owner of a booth where a person would be given three tries to make a lightbulb go off. However, he was conning members of the public and cheating them out of their money as he used his mutant ability, technopathy, so that the lightbulb would never go out. Because of this, he was known as the "Carnival Freak".
One night, after the carnival was closed, and Bradley was in his trailer, he heard someone knocking on the door. Bradley tries telling them that the show's over, but the person at the door persists. Bradley goes to open the door and reiterated the the show's over, but was shocked that it was Victor, who said "Show's never over for us Bradley". Victor then asked if Bradley was going to invite him in, which the latter decided to do. Bradley informs Victor that he never said a word about what happened and is living a whole new life now. Victor then unscrewed a lightbulb and protruded his claws, making Bradley nervous and shut off the still glowing lightbulb. Bradley then says he always thought it would be Wade come knocking on his door. Victor then nonchalantly says that Wade's gone, implying that he killed him. Victor then approaches Bradley, who says he's not afraid of Victor, who gives a confused expression, and is not afraid dying. Victor asks how Bradley knows for he's never tried it. Bradley then becomes increasingly worried after realizing what Victor was trying to say, before Victor unceremoniously killed him. As this happened, Bradley was heard screaming and his technopathy caused the whole carnival to lose power.
It was revealed that Victor came for Bradley after Stryker wanted the latter's DNA for the Weapon XI program. Bradley's electrical capabilities are later used for the mutant killer, Deadpool.
Due to Wolverine traveling back in time to January 1973, and preventing Bolivar Trask from being assassinated by Mystique, and changing the significant events after that point, Team X was never formed. Thus, he along with the other members of Team X, were never hunted and killed by Victor Creed.
Bradley's DNA was used as a template by Transigen to create Bobby, a young mutant gifted with electrokinesis and part of the company's X-23 program.
- Technopathy - Bradley had the telepathic ability to control a variety of electrical devices. He is shown controlling an airplane, an elevator, and lightbulbs among other things.
- Electrokinesis - Bradley appeared to also have a measure of generating his own electrical source, able to brighten lightbulbs not even wired in. It can be argued that he was strong enough to single-handedly power the entire carnival he worked at, considering that when Sabretooth killed him, the whole place completely went dark.
- Wolverine - Former Teammate
- John Wraith - Former Teammate
- Fred Dukes - Former Teammate
- Deadpool - Former Teammate
- Bobby - Biological Son (created from his DNA samples; revised timeline only)
- In the comics, Chris Bradley has the ability to generate and control electricity, which is not featured in the movie. He instead has he ability to control and manipulate electronics, which differs from his comic book counterpart.
- In the comics, he was named Bolt and Maverick. With Maverick being a given name to both Chris Bradley and Agent Zero.
- Bradley speaks with Monaghan's own English accent, which differs from the comics origin of the character as an American from Dutchess County, New York.
- Bradley is the genetic parent of one of the kids in Logan (film) as seen in the Transigen files.