Cover of Cable #1 (March 2008).
Art by Ariel Olivetti. Ariel Olivetti (born November 15 1967 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine comic book artist and Penciller best known for
|First appearance||As Nathan Christopher Summers:|
Uncanny X-Men #201 (January 1986)
New Mutants #87
|Created by||Chris Claremont|
|In story information|
|Alter ego||Nathan Christopher Charles Summers|
|Notable aliases||Nathan Winters/Dayspring, Askani’Son, Soldier X, Chosen One, Campbell|
Enhanced physical attributes
Expert marksman and hand-to-hand fighter
Cable is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Uncanny X-Men, first published as simply The X-Men, is the flagship Marvel Comics Comic book series for the X-Men franchise The New Mutants is the name of two defunct Marvel Comics Superhero teams as well as the title of two series featuring those teams Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Chris Claremont (born November 30, 1950) is a writer of American Comic books known for his 16-year (1975-1991 stint on Uncanny X-Men Louise Simonson (born Mary Louise Alexander, September 26, 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia, formerly Louise Jones, when married Rob Liefeld, (born October 3 1967) is an American Comic book writer illustrator and publisher A mutant within the Marvel Comic books particularly those of the X-Men mythos is an individual who possesses a genetic trait called an The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. X-Force is a Fictional Marvel Comics Superhero team one of several Spin-offs of the popular X-Men franchise The Askani are Fictional characters a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe in the future/alternate timeline designated as Earth-4935 also known as Earth The Six Pack is a team of Fictional characters in the Marvel Comics Universe. The New Mutants is the name of two defunct Marvel Comics Superhero teams as well as the title of two series featuring those teams The Underground was a short-lived team of Superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. Telepathy ( Greek τηλε tele meaning "distant" and πάθεια patheia meaning "to be affected by" describes the purported transfer The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, "psyche" meaning mind soul heart or breath; and κίνησις, "kinesis" A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The character first appeared in The New Mutants #87 (March 1990). The New Mutants is the name of two defunct Marvel Comics Superhero teams as well as the title of two series featuring those teams Marvel currently credits writer Louise Simonson and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld as Cable's creators and the character is closely associated with Liefeld. Louise Simonson (born Mary Louise Alexander, September 26, 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia, formerly Louise Jones, when married Rob Liefeld, (born October 3 1967) is an American Comic book writer illustrator and publisher Though Liefeld is responsible for his visual design, name, and much of his personality, it is claimed that Cable also got some inspiration from editor Bob Harras. Robert "Bob" Harras (b January 11 1959 is an American comics Writer and Editor, who was Editor-in-chief of Marvel Liefeld explains the creation of the character:
"I was given a directive to create a new leader for the New Mutants. There was no name, no description besides a 'man of action' the opposite of Xavier. I created the look, the name, much of the history of the character. After I named him Cable, Bob suggested Quinn and Louise had Commander X. " 
The character is regarded by some as one of the most popular superheroes to emerge from Marvel's revamp in the 1990s, primarily due to his staying power and frequency of appearance in various X-Men titles. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 In 2006, IGN.com ranked Cable at #15 on their list of Top 25 X-Men from the past forty years. IGN (abbreviated and formerly known as I magine G ames N etwork is a multimedia news and reviews Website that focuses heavily on Video 
Some comic book fans have criticized Cable as a gun-toting, anti-hero cliché.  The writers of various X-books attempted to flesh out his mythos, revealing him to be Nathan Christopher Summers, the time traveling son of the X-Man Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey), introduced by writer Chris Claremont and appeared in Uncanny X-Men #201 (January 1986). The word mythology (from the Greek grc μυθολογία mythología, meaning "a story-telling a legendary lore" This article details time travel itself For other uses see Time Traveler. Cyclops ( Scott Summers) is a Fictional character, a Superhero that is the field leader of the X-Men in the. Madelyne Pryor is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. Jean Grey-Summers ( née Jean Grey is a Fictional Comic book superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Chris Claremont (born November 30, 1950) is a writer of American Comic books known for his 16-year (1975-1991 stint on Uncanny X-Men Uncanny X-Men, first published as simply The X-Men, is the flagship Marvel Comics Comic book series for the X-Men franchise Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) In current characterizations, Cable is considered a messianic figure, a man aware of, and trying to cast off, the more stereotypical aspects of his character. This article is about the concept of a Messiah in religion notably in the Christian Islamic and Jewish traditions  In the early 2000s his popularity waned, despite a brief stint in Uncanny X-Men. In September of 2002, his series Cable was remodeled as Soldier X, only to be canceled in August 2003 after just 12 issues. However, Wizard magazine praised Soldier X and stated: "Marvel has breathed new life back into the controversial mutant with a successful string of stories that place Cable in real-world adventures. Wizard or Wizard The Magazine of Comics Entertainment and Pop Culture (originally titled Wizard The Guide to Comics and Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally " Despite his series' cancellation, he was featured in Cable & Deadpool (pairing him with another popular X-Force character) and was a main character in X-Men (vol. 2). Cable & Deadpool was a Comic book series published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2004. Deadpool is a fictional Comic book character sometimes depicted as a Mercenary or Antihero; he appears in books published by Marvel X-Men Legacy is a Marvel Comics series featuring the eponymous group of mutant Superheroes The title began its publication
As baby Nathan Summers, Askani'son, and Cable, he has made numerous appearances in most X-titles, and has had several titles of his own. As baby Nathan he appeared throughout the first series of X-Factor until he was taken to the future. At that point two self-titled Cable series were published. The first was a two-issue miniseries titled Cable - Blood and Metal and the second, an ongoing series which lasted 107 issues. Then, the series was revamped and renamed Soldier X for 12 issues. He also appeared in the X-Men titles as a member of the X-Men. He prominently appeared in the first series of X-Force and the second series of Weapon X. This article is about the clandestine government anti-mutant project for the reality-jumping team of antiheroes see Weapon X (Exiles; for the individuals called Weapon When the Cable and Deadpool titles merged, he was featured in Cable & Deadpool. His limited series appearances include The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix, Askani’son, the second series of Astonishing X-Men, X-Men: The Search for Cyclops, and the second series of X-Force.
Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencilled by John Romita, Jr., and inked by Dan Green, Cable: Blood and Metal was a two issue mini-series that was published in October 1992 and November 1992. Fabian Nicieza (born Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 31, 1961) is an American Comic book Writer and John Salvatore Romita Jr (born August 17, 1956) is an American Comic book artist best known for his extensive work for Marvel Comics Dan Green (born November 26 October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Events in November All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day a Christian holy day is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween The series explored Cable and Stryfe's ongoing battle with one another, and its effect on the people that surround Cable. Stryfe is a Supervillain that appears in the fictional Marvel universe. Cable is shown in the future along with his Wild Pack and Garrison Kane. The Six Pack is a team of Fictional characters in the Marvel Comics Universe. Garrison Kane, also known as Weapon X and Kane, is a fictional character from the Marvel Universe.
Shortly after Blood and Metal, Cable was given his own ongoing title. Running from May 1993 until August 2003 (which includes the tail-end revamp Soldier X), the book would at first have trouble finding a stable creative team. MAY ( also known as: Mei メイ 메이 is a Korean singer well known in South Korea for singing the song "Miracle" Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Other names In Arabic, the month is called أغسطسص ʾUġusṭuṣ or آب ʾĀb; usage varies from place to place and Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. A writer/penciller team would complete no more than three issues in a row until Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill would begin work on issue #20 and finish on #35. Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American Film and Television Writer, producer and award-winning Ian Churchill is a comic book artist who is currently working for DC Comics. Loeb and Churchill would provide for the first stability the title would have, working together on fifteen of the twenty issues from #20-#39. During their run, they would explore characters in Cable’s past, his feeling of responsibility toward Nathan Grey, Cable's relationship with Domino and Blaquesmith, and further adventures with Kane, the Sugar Man, and the Microverse. X-Man ( Nathaniel "Nate" Grey) is a Fictional character, a Superhero in the and related to the X-Men franchise Domino ( Neena Thurman) is a Marvel Comics character, best known as a member of the X-Men offshoot X-Force. Blaquesmith is the name of two characters in the Marvel Comics universe Sugar Man is a Fictional character, a mutant villain appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. Microverses are parallel dimensions occurring within the fictional Marvel Universe.
After his solo series ended he was paired with the mercenary Deadpool in a new ongoing series. Cable & Deadpool was a Comic book series published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2004. Deadpool is a fictional Comic book character sometimes depicted as a Mercenary or Antihero; he appears in books published by Marvel The series largely dealt with Cable's efforts to change the world for the better, including turning his old spaceship Greymalkin into the floating utopian island of Providence. Providence is a fictional island featured in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. In preparation for Messiah Complex, Cable seemingly died when Gambit and Sunfire detonated Providence, causing the series to focus mostly on Deadpool for the next six or so issues. Gambit ( Remy LeBeau) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero that has been a member of the X-Men. Sunfire ( is a Comic book character, a Marvel Comics Superhero (and sometimes an Anti-hero) and former member of the X-Men This series "terminated" at the fiftieth issue and was quickly replaced with another Cable solo comic.
Cable is tasked with protecting the newborn "mutant Messiah", who is being hunted by forces who either want to control her, or kill her, including Bishop. Bishop ( Lucas Bishop) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero who is a member of the X-Men. 
Cable was born Nathan Christopher Charles Summers, the child of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor. Cyclops ( Scott Summers) is a Fictional character, a Superhero that is the field leader of the X-Men in the. Madelyne Pryor is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. Madelyne Pryor was later revealed to be a clone of Jean Grey (a. Jean Grey-Summers ( née Jean Grey is a Fictional Comic book superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. k. a. Phoenix of the X-Men, which would make Phoenix his biological mother, by proxy), created by Mister Sinister for the express purpose of mating her with Scott to create Cable. The alias of Phoenix has been used by several fictional Comic book characters published by Marvel Comics. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Mister Sinister is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. It was she who dubbed him "Nathan" in order to taunt Scott by reminding him of a childhood bully, as she prepared to sacrifice him before the X-Men and X-Factor saved the child. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. X-Factor is an American Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Sinister carefully orchestrated Cable’s birth, planning to use him as a weapon against his hated master, Apocalypse. As a child he formed an instant bond to his alternate future half-sister Rachel Summers and periodically was under her care after Madelyne’s death. Rachel Summers (who now calls herself Rachel Grey and Marvel Girl) is a fictional character a Marvel Comics Superheroine created by writer Apocalypse learned of Sinister's treachery and eventually infected the child with a techno-organic ("T-O") virus that would slowly kill him. In the Marvel Comics universe and Transformers Beast Machines, techno-organic material is a material with properties and abilities of both organic A virus (from the Latin virus meaning Toxin or Poison) is a sub-microscopic infectious agent that is unable
When Apocalypse was defeated on the Moon, a woman from the future appeared to Cyclops. Calling herself Askani, she told him that the only way to save his son would be for her to take him into the far future. The Askani are Fictional characters a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe in the future/alternate timeline designated as Earth-4935 also known as Earth
In the future, Mother Askani, a time-displaced Rachel Summers, had Nathan cloned in case he succumbed to the T-O virus. Rachel Summers (who now calls herself Rachel Grey and Marvel Girl) is a fictional character a Marvel Comics Superheroine created by writer Minions of Apocalypse attacked the temple and kidnapped the clone, whom Apocalypse assumed was Nathan (Apocalypse mistakenly believed that Nathan's telekinetic powers had successfully eliminated the T-O virus, which had been Apocalypse’s intention when infecting the infant in the first place). Apocalypse then raised the clone as his heir, naming him Stryfe. Stryfe is a Supervillain that appears in the fictional Marvel universe. Using her chronoskimming power for the last time, Rachel pulled the minds of Scott and Jean into the future where, as “Slym” and "Redd", they raised Cable for twelve years. During their time together, the "family" prevented Apocalypse from transferring his essence into a new body, ending his reign of terror. 
The vacuum of power was filled by a group called the New Canaanites, which established a new dictatorial state led by figures such as Tribune Haight and Administrator Umbridge. Cable was arrested and learned from fellow inmate Blaquesmith where to find the last enclave of the Askani. Blaquesmith is the name of two characters in the Marvel Comics universe Blaquesmith helped him escape and Cable joined the Askani resistance against the New Canaanites. Meanwhile, Stryfe, Nathan's clone, also set up his own plans to defeat the New Canaanites and install himself as the world's ruler, as he considered himself the heir of Apocalypse.
When Stryfe traveled to the past, Cable followed him with the aim of stopping Stryfe's plans as well as preventing Apocalypse's rise to power. Cable formed a group initially called the Wild Pack, but conflict with Silver Sable, who already had a group called the Wild Pack, forced him to change the name to the Six Pack. Silver Sable ( Silver Sablinova) is a fictional character from Marvel Comics, a female Mercenary, hunter of war criminals the leader of the Wild Pack The Six Pack is a team of Fictional characters in the Marvel Comics Universe. Cable traveled between the 1990s and his future with his ship Greymalkin, which contained a sentient computer program called Professor, the future version of the program built into X-Factor's Ship. Providence is a fictional island featured in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Computer programs (also software programs, or just programs) are instructions for a Computer. The fictional AI entity originally known as Ship has appeared in several incarnations in the Marvel universe. X-Factor is an American Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The fictional AI entity originally known as Ship has appeared in several incarnations in the Marvel universe.
The Six Pack performed missions for "Mister Tolliver", which put the group in direct conflict with Stryfe. Genesis ( Tyler Dayspring) is a fictional character in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. In their last mission, Cable and the Pack confronted Stryfe but they refused to fight because they weren’t getting paid. Cable did not listen and even when Stryfe threatened the lives of his comrades, Cable did not back down. He abandoned his team in an underground base in order to follow Stryfe, which resulted in him shooting Hammer in the back causing him to become paralyzed from the neck down and Garrison Kane's limbs being ripped off. Garrison Kane, also known as Weapon X and Kane, is a fictional character from the Marvel Universe.
Cable came into conflict with Stryfe's Mutant Liberation Front, the United States government, and Freedom Force. The Mutant Liberation Front or MLF was a Marvel Comics Supervillain group primarily enemies of X-Force. The federal government of the United States is the central United States Governmental body established by the United States Constitution. For other uses see Freedom Force Freedom Force is the name of two team within Marvel Comics ' universe.  The New Mutants intervened and he asked for their help against the Mutant Liberation Front. The New Mutants is the name of two defunct Marvel Comics Superhero teams as well as the title of two series featuring those teams  Cable saw them as potential soldiers in his war against Stryfe. He became their new teacher and leader, and outfitted them.  He came into conflict with Wolverine, noting that the two had an old feud between them. Cable and the New Mutants teamed up with Wolverine and Sunfire against the MLF. Sunfire ( is a Comic book character, a Marvel Comics Superhero (and sometimes an Anti-hero) and former member of the X-Men  Cable also led the New Mutants against the Genoshans. Genosha is a Fictional country that has appeared in numerous Comic book series published by Marvel Comics.  Soon after that, Cable renamed the team X-Force Cable rescued Domino from a year of imprisonment and learned from Kane that Stryfe was apparently his identical twin. Domino ( Neena Thurman) is a Marvel Comics character, best known as a member of the X-Men offshoot X-Force. In return, Cable took Kane to the future and had him outfitted with bionics to restore his functionality. Bionics (also known as biomimetics, biognosis, Biomimicry, or bionical creativity engineering) is the application of biological Cable also promised Kane that he would use future bionics to heal Hammer.
Stryfe attacked Professor X while posing as Cable, initiating a series of momentous events, starting X-Cutioner's Song. Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero known as the leader and founder of X-Cutioner's Song is a crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics ' in twelve parts from the November 1992 to early 1993 When Cable returned from the future, he found that nearly every super-powered force on the planet was after him, including multiple X-teams. After convincing Wolverine and Bishop of his innocence, Cable battled Stryfe on the Moon, culminating in a temporal explosion that seemed to kill both. Bishop ( Lucas Bishop) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero who is a member of the X-Men. Cable reappeared in the Clan Chosen future, with Stryfe's consciousness riding along in his mind. He destroyed the New Canaanites' time travel device, returned to the present to confront the consequences of the X-Cutioner's Song, and learned from Mister Sinister that Stryfe was his clone and not the other way around as Stryfe had told him.
During the Onslaught Saga, Cable was involved in a plan to rescue the son of Reed Richards and Susan Richards from the body of Onslaught on the Astral Plane. On this team was Cable, whom was losing his psionic control over his Techno-Organic Virus, Susan Richards, and the unlikely ally Apocalypse. Once they enter the Astral Plane and encounter the place where Franklin Richards is present, Susan and Cable react to protect him from Apocalypse and ruin their chances at freeing him from the existence of Onslaught. However, soon after the destruction of Onslaught, his mind cannot contain the Techno Organic Virus as he is sent to the headquarters of the Fantastic 4 to be operated on and save his life. While he is being operated on by Reed's father, he sees visions of the future society he came from as they tell him he is not yet ready to leave this world. He dies on the operating table as the T-O virus takes over the majority of his body. However, with the amazement of everyone present, his mind is sent back to his body, he begins to overcome the T-O virus and lives again with his strength increased.
Cable later began to connect with his parents Cyclops and Phoenix soon after they had returned from his trip into the future, where they had raised Nathan as a child. However, a few years later, Cyclops supposedly died in a battle against Apocalypse. Feeling that he failed his father, Cable joined the X-Men and began growing closer with his "mother" Jean Grey, who trained him in the use of his mental powers. Cable eventually fulfilled his destiny and killed Apocalypse using a "Psimitar" after Jean Grey managed to separate Cyclops from Apocalypse's essence. His purpose in life as Sinister had ordained it now completed, Cable rescued Rachel Summers from an alternate future where she had become trapped, then became a globe-traveling mercenary dubbed "Soldier X" for a short time. Rachel Summers (who now calls herself Rachel Grey and Marvel Girl) is a fictional character a Marvel Comics Superheroine created by writer
Cable, alerted by Domino to the "Neverland" concentration camp run by Malcolm Colcord’s Weapon X organization, then recruited Blaquesmith, Meltdown, and a new Maverick to lead an underground, who proceeded to capture the Weapon X agents and former Mutant Liberation Front members Wildside and Reaper. Malcolm Colcord, also known as The Director, is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. The Mutant Liberation Front or MLF was a Marvel Comics Supervillain group primarily enemies of X-Force. Wildside ( Richard Gill) is a fictional mutant villain and sadist in the Marvel Comics universe Reaper is the name of several fictional characters in the pages of Marvel Comics, most notably the Reaper whose real name is Pantu Hurageb a mutant in the Cable attempted to interrogate them telepathically, but his malfunctioning powers caused him to accidentally lobotomize them, reducing them to drooling wrecks, before gaining any useful information. A lobotomy ( Greek: lobos Lobe of Brain, tomos "cut/slice" is a form of Psychosurgery, also known as a leukotomy or
However, an alternative subsequently presented itself in the form of Agent Brent Jackson of Weapon X, who arrived at their base with several other Weapon X agents, offering the Underground a truce and requesting their help in deposing Colcord. Brent Jackson is a Fictional Marvel Comics character He first appeared in Wolverine #163 and was created by Frank Tieri and Cable accepted suspiciously.
On their raid, they were surprised by his former friend Garrison Kane, now a cyborg agent of the Program. Furious at the intervention, Cable shut down Kane’s mind, ran into the office of the unconscious Colcord, and probed his mind. When he discovered the truth of the mutant genocide, Cable tried to kill the Director, before being stopped by the brainwashed Madison Jeffries. Madison Jeffries is a Fictional character and a mutant created by Marvel Comics for their Canadian Superhero team Alpha Jeffries tried to destroy the underground with the help of “Boxbots” but was stopped with the help of Kane, who, released from Weapon X’s mind control when Cable rebooted his systems, used his cyborg parts to "download" Jeffries’ power and absorb the Boxbots, killing himself in the process. See Madison Jeffries for more information on his incarnation of Box Box ( Roger Bochs) is a Superhero from Canada
Jackson then betrayed the Underground, captured them, and mind-wiped them into forgetting Weapon X. Marrow, arriving to rescue the Underground, instead used the wider Underground as the basis for a new Gene Nation. Marrow ( Sarah) is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. Gene Nation is a Marvel Comics mutant terrorist organization and enemies of the X-Men.
Cable then achieved the peak of his powers. Knowing this could not last long before he burned out as X-Man almost always did at those power levels, he arranged for what he thought would be the best thing he could do in his last days. X-Man ( Nathaniel "Nate" Grey) is a Fictional character, a Superhero in the and related to the X-Men franchise He recreated his long-destroyed spaceship Greymalkin as the airborne city of Providence. Providence is a fictional island featured in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Providence is a fictional island featured in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Although a mishap meant that the teleportation matrix on board registered Deadpool as him, meaning that he could not use it without taking Deadpool with him and Deadpool could trigger a "Bodyslide", he continued with his plan to espouse a philosophy of moderation and offering invitations to the world’s top thinkers, scientists and philosophers to live on Providence. Teleportation is the movement of objects from one place to another more or less instantaneously either by Paranormal means or through technological artifice Delivering a stark message to the world’s leaders, he deliberately set them all against him by threatening to throw all their missiles into the sun.
Meanwhile, the X-Men, including his father Cyclops, hired Deadpool to put together the pieces of a mini-teleporter that they could use to stop him without quite knowing what it was. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Cyclops ( Scott Summers) is a Fictional character, a Superhero that is the field leader of the X-Men in the. After they mounted an attack on Providence, Cable confessed to Deadpool after Deadpool had declined to play his role and disable him, that he’d wanted him to kill him. Expanding on this to Cyclops that he knew he was about to burn out, he wanted to set an example of how the world could work together, even if it was against him. However, the Silver Surfer, called by the Fantastic Four, saw his "passion" and disturbed by it, defeated him in battle and ripped the techno-organic tissue from his body, disabling him. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby. The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. As Providence, which had been supported by Cable's telekinesis, was crashing towards the ocean, Deadpool teleported to one of Cable's safehouses with him and at his prompting used the teleporter to lobotomize him to save him from burning out, giving him a few seconds to lower Providence gently into the ocean and give a final message to the world. A lobotomy ( Greek: lobos Lobe of Brain, tomos "cut/slice" is a form of Psychosurgery, also known as a leukotomy or While he was left in a coma and with many people around the globe now referring to him as “the Savior” and applications to immigrate to Providence going through the roof, Deadpool hired the Fixer to bond benign techno-organic mesh to Cable, saving him although he remains hugely depowered. The Fixer is a name used by two Fictional characters, both of are which are Villains in the Marvel Comics universe.
Shortly thereafter, Cable vanished in killing a mutant-hunting beast called the Skornn at the head of a reformed X-Force. The Skornn is a Fictional character created by writer Fabian Nicieza for Marvel Comics. Cannonball and Siryn then traveled to Providence, with Forge in tow, to try and find any trace of him, and whether he survived. Cannonball ( Samuel Zachary Guthrie) is a fictional Marvel Comics Superhero, associated with the X-Men. Siryn ( Theresa Rourke Cassidy) is a Marvel Comics superheroine, associated with the X-Men. Forge is a Fictional character in the, a Superhero associated with The X-Men. At roughly the same time, Deadpool, having been brainwashed by a supervillain information broker called the Black Box to kill the "Greatest Threat to Mankind", teleported to Providence to find and kill Cable, who he perceived as the greatest superhuman threat. An information broker is a person or business that researches information for clients Black Box ( Garabed Bashur) formerly known as Commcast, is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. After Cannonball and Siryn had calmed him, he suggested they use his teleportation-link with Cable to find him and Forge constructed a harness to allow the two X-Force members to follow him.
They then proceeded to travel through three alternate worlds, one where Cable had become War; a Horseman of Apocalypse, one where Cable had succeeded in his messiah-like mission and had become a benevolent dictator (where even mild indigestion was immediately dealt with through outside help), and one where Cable had become the central consciousness of a Phalanx infestation of Earth. The Horsemen of Apocalypse is a team of Fictional Supervillain characters that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. This article is about the concept of a Messiah in religion notably in the Christian Islamic and Jewish traditions The Phalanx are a Cybernetic fictional species in the Marvel Comics universe. Finally, they landed in the House of M reality and found an infant Cable being raised by the marginalized Mister Sinister on a farm. House of M is an eight-issue Comic book Limited series and crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. Mister Sinister is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Sinister used an extract from Deadpool's immune system to accelerate Cable’s physical development; however, this also caused Cable’s powers to almost immediately manifest, and the infant Cable lashed out indiscriminately with his newfound telekinesis. Before Sinister could regain control over Cable, Deadpool grabbed the baby and teleported seconds before the world reverted from the House of M reality to the normal Marvel Universe. House of M is an eight-issue Comic book Limited series and crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. Since the pair were in transit when the reversion occurred, Cable was unaffected and thus was still a child as Deadpool returned with him to Providence.
There, when Forge ran tests and discerned that the child was, in fact, the real Cable, Deadpool's brainwashing kicked in once more and he attempted to kill Cable. Siryn and Cannonball delayed him until Deadpool shot himself in the head. As Cable rapidly aged back into mid-childhood, he read Deadpool's mind and found who had brainwashed him. As X-Force went to confront the Black Box, Cable decided that he wanted to have his memory restored and cure Deadpool's brain damage, even though it would once more cost him his powers. He succeeded, although X-Force found only a LMD Black Box at his base and he soon returned to his original age, whereupon his accelerated aging stopped. In publications from Marvel Comics, a Life Model Decoy (frequently known by the abbreviation LMD) is fictional Android designed to function as an exact
It is revealed that, during a battle thousands of years ago, a younger time-traveling Cable (then known as “The Traveler”) was accidentally responsible for infecting En Sabah Nur with the techno-organic virus with which Apocalypse would one day infect Nathan Summers. 
Cable also revealed that he was the one responsible for Apocalypse's post-House of M revival, stating that the Mutant community needed a powerful threat to rally against. House of M is an eight-issue Comic book Limited series and crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. Believing that the X-Men would inevitably defeat Apocalypse yet again bringing the remaining mutant community together, Cable judged "the risk's worth the rewards. "
Cable chose Captain America's anti-Registration side during the Civil War event, in which certain heroes battle against the Registration Act and operate from SHIELD safe-house number 23. In Marvel Comics ' fictional Marvel Universe, the Registration Acts —the Mutant Registration Act (or MRA) and Superhuman Registration Act It was he who discovers that they had walked into a trap and he tells Deadpool that Thor killed one of the Secret Avengers. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.
It appeared he left the Secret Avengers after the death of Goliath. Dr Bill Foster, known variously as Black Goliath, the second Giant-Man, and the fourth Goliath, is a Fictional character  Despite this, he maintained his views on the Civil War, and put considerable effort into discrediting Deadpool's association with the pro-Registration heroes in an attempt to bring Deadpool over to his side. The attempt half-succeeded; Deadpool was disgraced, but instead of joining Cable, he ended their friendship in fury. Cable continues to keep an eye on Deadpool after this, trying to help him become a better person, but Deadpool often rejects Cable's help when he sees him.
It is presumed that Cable was aware of the death of Captain America and this may be the reason that he exits from the Civil War. He has been wearing a Captain America shield or emblem on his right shoulder. This is similar to his first stint as an X-Man, when Cyclops died; Cable, at that time, wore Cyclops’ visor around his neck. Cable’s pleading with Captain America before Civil War could be interpreted as him futilely trying to prevent an "inevitable future".
Cable becomes a member of a team of X-Men that consists of Rogue, Iceman, Cannonball, Sabretooth, Mystique, Lady Mastermind, and Omega Sentinel. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Rogue ( Anna Marie) is a Fictional character, part of the Marvel Comics mutant super-team the X-Men. Iceman ( Robert Louis "Bobby" Drake) is a fictional Marvel Comics Superhero, a member of the X-Men. Cannonball ( Samuel Zachary Guthrie) is a fictional Marvel Comics Superhero, associated with the X-Men. Sabretooth is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Supervillain created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Mystique ( Raven Darkholme) is a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men franchise Lady Mastermind ( Regan Wyngarde) is a Fictional character, a Supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. Omega Sentinel ( Karima Shapandar) is a Fictional character associated with the X-Men and its spinoff Excalibur. He helps the team out during the fight with the Children of the Vault. The Children of the Vault are a group of fictional superhuman beings with Spanish codenames He joins the team and goes with them when Rogue decides to leave the mansion. Their next mission involved finding a man called Pandemic. Pandemic ( Richard Palance) is a fictional character primarily an X-Men villain created by Mike Carey in his recent X-Men run They fight him and win but Rogue is infected with Strain 88 which was created by Pandemic. Cable decides to take the team to his island so Rogue can be given immediate care as the mansion is too far away. While there a Shi'ar weapon called Hecatomb attacks Providence and kills citizens. The Shi'ar, pronounced /ʃiː'ɑːɹ/ ("Shee-ARR" are a fictional species of aliens in the Marvel Comics universe. Cable lets the Mummudrai that had been occupying Lady Mastermind and then Mystique into him in order to reawaken his telepathy and telekinesis. This however is still not enough to defeat Hecatomb so in a final desperate attempt awakens Rogue from her coma to defeat the creature. With her powers changed through the Strain 88 virus, Rogue defeats the mind of the creature leaving the explosive core to be destroyed by Cannonball and Omega Sentinel. With the Hecatomb defeated, Rogue in the process of recovering from the ordeal, Sabretooth missing, and the team's flying base the Conquistador destroyed in the battle, the X-Men depart from the island.
Cable stays on Providence as it sinks into the ocean and learns that there are others on the island as well who are after the knowledge of the future stored in the island's computers. After making peace with Deadpool after Deadpool arrives to help fight, Cable sends him to obtain a backup copy of the information while he goes to destroy the island's primary power source. Deadpool is a fictional Comic book character sometimes depicted as a Mercenary or Antihero; he appears in books published by Marvel Cable is then attacked by Gambit and Sunfire and leads them to the storehouse containing his information on the future. Gambit ( Remy LeBeau) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero that has been a member of the X-Men. Sunfire ( is a Comic book character, a Marvel Comics Superhero (and sometimes an Anti-hero) and former member of the X-Men It is revealed that Cable's intention is to destroy the island and everything on it and has sent Deadpool on a wild goose chase to retrieve a teleportation device in order to get him away from Providence. Cable speaks a codeword into his computer and successfully detonates the island's power source, destroying the island and supposedly killing himself in the process.
It is revealed that Cable survived, and has the mutant baby girl that the X-Men, Marauders, and Purifiers have been seeking. The Marauders are a Fictional group of Supervillains that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Purifiers, also known as the Stryker Crusade, are a fictional paramilitary/ terrorist organization in the Marvel Comics universe and enemies Recent events have seen Cable heading to Forge's Aerie with the mutant child, seeking his help in repairing his time-travel equipment. The X-Men, Cyclops in particular, wrongly assume Cable was responsible of a recent assault on the Xavier Institute by Cassandra Nova's Nano-Sentinels. In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the X-Mansion, the common name for the Xavier Mansion, is the base of operations and training site of the Cassandra Nova is a Fictional enemy of the X-Men in the Marvel Comics universe. As Cable arrives at Eagle Plaza, he finds Forge wounded by gunfire and unconscious and is shot from behind by Bishop, who wants to kill the mutant baby to repair his timeline. Bishop ( Lucas Bishop) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero who is a member of the X-Men. The Marauders then arrive at the Aerie, defeat Bishop and take the child into their possession. Cable, realizing he cannot save the baby alone, contacts Professor X for help. Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero known as the leader and founder of He reveals to the Professor that the baby, who will eventually be known as the Mutant Messiah in some circles is responsible for saving both humanity and mutantkind from some unspecified threat and that this event will change everything. After the X-Men defeat the Marauders and Predator X, Cable, Professor X, and Cyclops discuss the baby's future. Predator X is a Fictional character, in the Marvel Universe and a deadly enemy of mutants including the X-Men. Cyclops decides that the child is safer with Cable, and gives her to him. As he teleports into the future to protect the child, Bishop tries to shoot him, but misses and hits Xavier, seriously injuring him.
After the events of Messiah Complex, Cable once again received his own series. Reminiscent of Lone Wolf and Cub, the series follows Cable, and the messianic child's time traveling adventures. is a well-known Gekiga or Manga created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima. The dangers of the future and pursuit by Bishop are balanced with the humor of "Cable the soldier" becoming "Cable the Nanny. "
Cable is a mutant who possesses incredibly powerful telepathic and telekinetic abilities. A mutant is an individual organism or new genetic character arising or resulting from an instance of Mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA Telepathy ( Greek τηλε tele meaning "distant" and πάθεια patheia meaning "to be affected by" describes the purported transfer The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, "psyche" meaning mind soul heart or breath; and κίνησις, "kinesis" These abilities have been limited by his need to restrain his techno-organic infection. In the Marvel Comics universe and Transformers Beast Machines, techno-organic material is a material with properties and abilities of both organic As his powers grew, he was able to use his powers to perform greater and greater feats, without fear of losing control over his T-O virus. His telepathy increased to where he could read minds, broadcast his thoughts to either communicate with others or control minds, and fire mind-shattering psychic blasts. Without the effects of the virus, his telepathic and telekinetic powers are comparable in strength to those of X-Man, but enhanced by Cable's greater levels of experience, intelligence, and his Askani training. X-Man ( Nathaniel "Nate" Grey) is a Fictional character, a Superhero in the and related to the X-Men franchise The Askani are Fictional characters a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe in the future/alternate timeline designated as Earth-4935 also known as Earth
His telekinesis increased even further to where he could lift heavy objects with his mind, fire psionic blasts of destructive force, and create protective force shields that could deflect even the most powerful of attacks (even filter bacteria from the air). The Bacteria ( singular: bacterium) are a large group of unicellular Microorganisms Typically a few Micrometres in length bacteria have He was even able to battle the cosmic alien, Silver Surfer, and went so far as to shatter his opponent’s surfboard, all the while holding a space station aloft, linking his mind to the Surfer, as well as being telepathically linked to the entire world populace. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby. A space station is an artificial structure designed for Humans to live in Outer space. By telekinetically levitating himself, Cable could fly short distances. Cable could telekinetically rearrange the molecular structure of matter, such as his clothes. After his lobotomy and replacement of the T-O-infected tissue with benign techno-organic tissue, Cable possessed very limited telepathy and telekinesis. However, as seen in the "Condition Critical" storyline in X-Men (vol. 2), after agreeing to serve as a host for the Mummudrai, Ev Teel Urizen, Cable's telepathic and telekinetic abilities were restored stronger than before, as evidenced when he used his telekinesis to levitate the entire island of Providence in mid-air in Cable & Deadpool #40. The Mummudrai are fictional life forms appearing in Marvel Comics. However, with the death of Urizen in X-Men #199, Cable's telepathy is once again inactive. His telekinesis remains, though at what level has yet to be revealed.
Much like X-Man, Cable has demonstrated limited precognition. X-Man ( Nathaniel "Nate" Grey) is a Fictional character, a Superhero in the and related to the X-Men franchise He also had the potential for astral time-travel, much as Rachel Summers had. Rachel Summers (who now calls herself Rachel Grey and Marvel Girl) is a fictional character a Marvel Comics Superheroine created by writer However, he has only used this once and then under great strain and with help. Whether or not he retains this after recent experiences is unknown.
Due to the events of the "Bosom Buddies" storyline, Cable now has a technological link to the "Infonet", which acts as a surrogate for his telepathy—instead of reading minds, he is now a cyberpath, able to "read" digital information and broadcasts. In generalDO NOT ADD INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT CONCERN COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS In the next story arc, "Living Legends", he altered a prototype force field known as "The Cone of Silence" to simulate his depleted telekinesis. He also displayed the ability to forcefully link other minds to the Infonet (as he demonstrated against Captain America). In effect, he has enhanced his limited psionic powers via technological means.
His left eye glows, for some reason related to his mutant powers. It is evidently unrelated to his original telekinetic and telepathic powers, as the eye still glows with his new cyberpath powers. Nate Grey (X-Man) shares this feature. X-Man ( Nathaniel "Nate" Grey) is a Fictional character, a Superhero in the and related to the X-Men franchise Similarly Rachel Summers frequently manifests a phoenix emblem over her left eye when using her powers and Gabriel Summers, aka Vulcan, Cable's uncle, manifests an aura from his artificial eye when engaging his abilities
Cable also had several superhuman powers as the result of his techno-organic infection. His techno-organic body parts possessed minor superhuman strength and durability. He could change their appearance with some effort from metal to synthetic flesh, though he preferred the metal appearance. His techno-organic eye gave him enhanced eyesight, allowing him to see further than a normal human and in the infrared spectrum. Infrared ( IR) radiation is Electromagnetic radiation whose Wavelength is longer than that of Visible light, but shorter than that of He could interface his techno-organic body parts with machinery, using them to hack into computers and open electronic locks. An electronic lock (more precisely an electric lock is a locking device which operates by means of electric current
Due to another viral infection, Cable was infused with some of Deadpool's DNA. He has at times shown a regenerative ability, such as when recovering from a botched "bodyslide" teleport.
Cable is trained in the use of many futuristic and conventional firearms, unarmed combat, and guerrilla tactics. A firearm is a Tool that projects either single or multiple Projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes raids etc He has extensive training in military combat techniques and the martial arts, and is an extraordinary combat strategist. When his powers were temporarily reduced, he used a weapon from his own timeline, known as a “Psimitar. ” The Psimitar, which resembles a spear or a staff (depending on the artist) has the ability to focus and increase his telepathic and telekinetic powers.
Cable's character does not directly exist in the Age of Apocalypse timeline. The "Age of Apocalypse" is a popular X-Men Story arc. However, Nate Grey (X-Man) acts as his equivalent, being a cloned child of Cyclops and Jean Grey. X-Man ( Nathaniel "Nate" Grey) is a Fictional character, a Superhero in the and related to the X-Men franchise X-Man has the same genetic heritage and powers as Cable but is an adolescent in this timeline instead of an older man. Nate Grey was artificially advanced to adolescence and never spent the time in the future that Cable did, hence the age discrepency.
In another alternate reality, Cable, now calling himself Brother Nathan, rules a peaceful utopia in which even the simplest of issues is dealt with by extreme action.
Cable had a brief appearance (non-canon) in the Bloodwulf line of Darker Image comics. He appeared to portray the security chief for Praxon 9, a moon. The moon was destroyed and this Cable was presumably killed.
In this alternate Earth, Apocalypse rules with the aid of his Four Horsemen: Archangel (Death), Blob (Famine), Spiderman (Pestilence), and Cable (War). As War, Cable is responsible for the deaths of millions, including Deadpool.
In this reality, the T-O virus has overtaken Cable’s body. He has become a blob of organic metal. He was able to survive the psychic onslaught that killed Professor X and the other telepaths because he was under Sentinel City (the city built by Magneto out of Sentinels). Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel The Sentinels are Fictional characters Robots in the. Most often encountering the team of mutants known as the X-Men, they were created by writer Cable is found by Iron Maiden and helps her use her powers to restore the polarity of the Earth.
In yet another alternate reality, Cable becomes the central consciousness for the technorganic Phalanx, which controls the entire Earth. The Phalanx are a Cybernetic fictional species in the Marvel Comics universe.
In the Ultimate Marvel universe, when Cable first appears  he neutralizes Jean Grey and Professor X’s psychic powers, deflects Cyclops’ beams, and shows other knowledge of the X-Men’s weaknesses. Ultimate Marvel is an Imprint of Comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring reimagined and updated versions of the company's most popular Superhero Jean Grey-Summers ( née Jean Grey is a Fictional Comic book superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero known as the leader and founder of Cyclops ( Scott Summers) is a Fictional character, a Superhero that is the field leader of the X-Men in the. It is revealed that Cable is in fact Wolverine from the future, and that his goal is to “kill Charlie” to save the future from horrible consequences caused by Xavier. As a Fictional character, Marvel Comics 's Wolverine has appeared in a number of media, from Comic books to Films and Television
While battling Cyclops, he seemingly succeeds in killing Charles Xavier, throwing a Grenade-like device at the Professor. He and the Six Pack then apparently escaped, their mission completed, leaving behind Xavier’s charred skeleton. But in issue #80 it is revealed that he took Charles Xavier to the future with him as a captive; some time later he releases Xavier and, having repaired the latter's spine, prepares to train him.
Unlike his 616 counterpart, Ultimate Cable’s scars are not in the shape of a star around his eye, but three claw slashes to the left; when Logan cites it as proof that Cable isn’t him from the future, Cable replies that when “they” took his arm, they used it before throwing it away. Additionally, Ultimate Cable's right eye glows, unlike the left eye of his 616 counterpart, though the reason for this has not been revealed. Cable’s former friend, Bishop, has claimed that Cable started out upholding Xavier’s beliefs, only to fall deeper and deeper into the mentality of a psychotic, eventually linking a string of unrelated events to Charles Xavier himself. Bishop ( Lucas Bishop) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero who is a member of the X-Men. However, issue #87 reveals that Bishop and Cable are actually allied with each other and that Bishop and Cable are trying to prevent Apocalypse's chaotic reign.
Due to his lack of a healing ability, Cable equips himself with numerous gadgets, including a heat ray gun that causes mild burns and an electronic stunner. He also states that he cannot beat the younger Wolverine in a fair fight due to his age and lack of healing factor.
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Cable made a regular appearance in the X-Men animated series. For the newer X-Men animated series see X-Men Evolution. For other uses see the X-Men (disambiguation page He was voiced by Lawrence Bayne. Lawrence Bayne is a Canadian Actor, born November 11, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario Canada. His first two appearances were in "Slave Island" and "The Cure"; however, in these first two episodes he is described as a former mercenary who turned on his former employer, when he learned that he was not a true champion of democracy. No mention is made that he comes from the future, and his mission involved stopping the production of collars that could inhibit mutant powers. In the two-part episode "Time Fugitives," Cable travels back in time to stop Bishop from stopping the outbreak of Apocalypse’s techno-virus. Bishop ( Lucas Bishop) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero who is a member of the X-Men. "Time Fugitives" and "Beyond Good and Evil" established Cable's back-story as waging a war along with his comrades (Clan Chosen) against Apocalypse, as well as the New Canaanite government, in a dystopian future. The Askani are Fictional characters a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe in the future/alternate timeline designated as Earth-4935 also known as Earth Cable here possessed telekinetic powers, which weren't explored, and he was only shown using them to move or control objects. He also didn’t seem to possess telepathy or any other of his comic book counterpart's powers. He does demonstrate thermoscopic vision, presumably derived from his cybernetic eye. wiki stranglesnakejpg|thumb|Thermographic image of a Snake held by a human]] Infrared Thermography, thermal imaging, or thermal video, is a type of Cable here relied on his weaponry, and his hand-to-hand combat skills and was shown later to have a teenage son named Tyler.
Cable #34 and #35 were part of the Onslaught storyline which was a top vote getter for the Comic Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for Favorite Comic-Book Story for 1997. Onslaught is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Comics Buyer's Guide ( (CBG is the second longest-running Periodical reporting on the Comic book industry