History ComicBook / Cable

15th May '18 12:23:34 PM HawkbitAlpha
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Cable, or [[OverlyLongName Nathan Christopher Charles Dayspring Askani'son Summers]], is a time-traveling soldier from the future who is here to prevent his [[BadFuture apocalyptic timeline]] from coming to pass. He is biologically the son of Comicbook/XMen Madelyne Pryor (a clone of ComicBook/JeanGrey) and Scott Summers, a.k.a. ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, and the step-son of Jean Grey. As an infant, he first appeared in ''Uncanny X-Men'' #201 (January, 1986), though it took years for said infant and the time-traveling adult to be revealed as the same individual.

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Cable, or [[OverlyLongName Nathan Christopher Charles Dayspring Askani'son Summers]], is a time-traveling soldier from the future who is here to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong prevent his [[BadFuture apocalyptic timeline]] timeline from coming to pass. pass.]] He is biologically the son of Comicbook/XMen Madelyne Pryor (a clone of ComicBook/JeanGrey) and Scott Summers, a.k.a. ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, and the step-son of Jean Grey. As an infant, he first appeared in ''Uncanny X-Men'' #201 (January, 1986), though it took years for said infant and the time-traveling adult to be revealed as the same individual.
21st Mar '18 5:25:02 AM eroock
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->Who The Fuck is That? He's a man outta time!
->Who The Fuck is That? He likes to fight crime!
->Who The Fuck is That? [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} He hangs out with 'Pool]]!
->Who The Fuck is That? But he ain't a fool!
->He's Fuckin' Cable.
-->--''Videogame/{{Deadpool}}''

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->Who ->''Who The Fuck is That? He's a man outta time!
->Who
time!\\
Who
The Fuck is That? He likes to fight crime!
->Who
crime!\\
Who
The Fuck is That? [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} He hangs out with 'Pool]]!
->Who
'Pool]]!\\
Who
The Fuck is That? But he ain't a fool!
->He's
fool!\\
He's
Fuckin' Cable.
-->--''Videogame/{{Deadpool}}''
Cable.''
-->-- ''Videogame/{{Deadpool}}''
27th Feb '18 12:44:59 PM Shishkahuben
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** Should be enemies? Deadpool debuted as Cable's enemy! Most of the defining aspects of each of their characters didn't get revealed until later, though.
7th Feb '18 7:40:22 PM Saveelich
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He will be portrayed by Creator/JoshBrolin in ''Film/Deadpool2''.

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He will be is portrayed by Creator/JoshBrolin in ''Film/Deadpool2''.
1st Feb '18 9:55:33 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* BigBrotherInstinct: has a degree of this towards Nate, who... well, he doesn't like Cable very much, but in a very little brotherly 'get out of my life and leave me alone' sort of way, and they are more than willing to work together when required.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: has a degree of this towards Nate, who... well, he doesn't like Cable very much, but in a very little brotherly 'get out of my life and leave me alone' sort of way, and he does eventually (if somewhat grudgingly) warm up to Cable. Even before that, they are more than willing to work together when required.



** Cable and Deadpool seem to function as Morality Pets ''for each other.'' That's the weird part.

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** Cable and Deadpool seem to function as Morality Pets ''for each other.'' That's the weird part.



** Also [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], essentially his alternate counterpart, who Cable went to a great deal of effort to try and protect on the grounds that he saw him as having the chance to be his own man that Cable himself never did. Unfortunately, even being in each other's presence was painful for both of them, and Nate wasn't exactly the most trusting individual, having inherited his mother's HairTriggerTemper.

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** Also [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], essentially his alternate counterpart, who Cable went to a great deal of effort to try and protect on the grounds that he saw him as having the chance to be his own man that Cable himself never did. Unfortunately, even being in each other's presence was painful for both of them, and Nate wasn't exactly the most trusting individual, having already been subject to multiple attempts to manipulate and control him from all sides by the time they met, and having also inherited his mother's HairTriggerTemper.



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: one alternate reality comic set in the future shows that ComicBook/XMan will grow up to look exactly like Cable, to the point where an elderly Sunfire mistakes him for Cable. Conversely, a de-aged Cable in ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' looks ''exactly'' like ComicBook/XMan, SkunkStripe and all.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: one alternate reality comic set in the future shows that ComicBook/XMan [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]] will grow up to look exactly like Cable, to the point where an elderly Sunfire mistakes him for Cable.the two. Conversely, a de-aged Cable in ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' looks ''exactly'' like ComicBook/XMan, SkunkStripe and all.
8th Aug '17 6:06:55 AM xelldx
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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Well, one eye, anyway.

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Well, one eye, anyway. A vestigal holdover due to being the son of Cyclops.
17th Apr '17 10:32:15 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* InformedAbility: In his early years, his telekinesis was so weak that he could only use it to move really small objects[[note]]it's theorized that his mutant power was originally a token power given him by the writers to justify Liefeld's "cyborg gunman" character leading the New Mutants[[/note]]. Later [[RetCon RetConned]] that he was probably the most powerful non-Phoenix telekinetic on Earth, but 99.9999999999% of his power was committed to holding back his techno-organic infection.

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* InformedAbility: In his early years, his telekinesis was so weak that he could only use it to move really small objects[[note]]it's theorized that his mutant power was originally a token power given him by the writers to justify Liefeld's "cyborg gunman" character leading the New Mutants[[/note]]. Later [[RetCon RetConned]] that he was probably the most powerful non-Phoenix telekinetic on Earth, Earth (as routinely demonstrated by his counterpart, Nate Grey), but 99.9999999999% of his power was committed to holding back his techno-organic infection.



*** It could be read as Cable teaching Deadpool about morals and the like, but having to constantly change his own actions so he doesn't end up saying "Do as I say, not as I do.".

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*** It could be read as Cable teaching Deadpool about morals and the like, but having to constantly change his own actions so he doesn't end up saying "Do as I say, not as I do."."



** Takes a similar attitude towards Nate who is... less than receptive.



** [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey a.k.a. X-Man]] is the ultimate example of what Cable is capable of without the virus -- he's "the ultimate telepath and telekinetic", "the most powerful psychic in any reality" and comparable to Dark Phoenix even at the age of 17. And this last was said when he was only approaching his full power. By the time he got a full handle on his powers, he was capable of resurrecting himself at will, treating the multiverse as his personal stepladder, stepping outside of time, and being compared by Norman Osborn to Dark Reign era Sentry in terms of raw power (with whom, incidentally, he might have previously taken on Galactus. While Nate could have been lying, his dialogue suggests that he was telling the truth). A possible future showed a fight between Nate and an evil Cable. It wiped out half the planet.

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** [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey a.k.a. X-Man]] is the ultimate example of what Cable is capable of without the virus -- he's "the ultimate telepath and telekinetic", "the most powerful psychic in any reality" and comparable to Dark Phoenix even at the age of 17. And this last was said when he was only approaching his full power. By the time he got a full handle on his powers, he was capable of resurrecting himself at will, treating the multiverse as his personal stepladder, stepping outside of time, and being compared by Norman Osborn to Dark Reign era Sentry in terms of raw power (with whom, incidentally, he might have previously taken on Galactus. While Nate could have been lying, his dialogue suggests that he was telling the truth). A possible future showed a fight between Nate and an evil Cable.Stryfe. It wiped out half the planet.
12th Apr '17 11:40:34 AM Ambaryerno
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He will be portrayed by Creator/JoshBrolin in ''Film/Deadpool2''.
20th Mar '17 12:36:32 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* BadassGrandpa: His exact age is hard to pin down due to the amount of time-traveling in his history; he was around 50 in his first appearances as an adult, and must be around (or over) ''70'' at this point after having raised Hope for 17 years on top of that. He's still ''not'' someone you should mess around with.
* BigBrotherInstinct: has a degree of this towards Nate, who most certainly looks up to him as his big brother.

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* BadassGrandpa: His exact age is hard to pin down due to the amount of time-traveling in his history; he was around 50 in his first appearances as an adult, and must be around (or over) ''70'' at this point after having raised Hope for 17 years on top of that. Being aged and deaged several times makes it a little complicated. He's still ''not'' someone you should mess around with.
* BashBrothers: Occasionally with Nate.
* BigBrotherInstinct: has a degree of this towards Nate, who most certainly looks up who... well, he doesn't like Cable very much, but in a very little brotherly 'get out of my life and leave me alone' sort of way, and they are more than willing to him as his big brother.work together when required.



** Also [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], essentially his alternate counterpart, who Cable went to a great deal of effort to try and protect on the grounds that he saw him as having the chance to be his own man that Cable himself never did. Unfortunately, even being in each other's presence was painful for both of them, and Nate wasn't exactly the most trusting individual, having inherited his mother's HairTriggerTemper.



* PapaWolf: Cable is very protective of the new mutant child Hope

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* PapaWolf: Cable is very protective of the new mutant child HopeHope, raising her as his daughter.



** ComicBook/XMan is a literal example of what Cable is capable of without the virus -- this alternate Cable without the TO virus is "the ultimate telepath and telekinetic", "the most powerful psychic in any reality" and comparable to Dark Phoenix. And this last was said when he was only approaching his full power. A possible future showed a fight between Nate and an evil Cable. It wiped out half the planet.

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** ComicBook/XMan [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey a.k.a. X-Man]] is a literal the ultimate example of what Cable is capable of without the virus -- this alternate Cable without the TO virus is he's "the ultimate telepath and telekinetic", "the most powerful psychic in any reality" and comparable to Dark Phoenix.Phoenix even at the age of 17. And this last was said when he was only approaching his full power. By the time he got a full handle on his powers, he was capable of resurrecting himself at will, treating the multiverse as his personal stepladder, stepping outside of time, and being compared by Norman Osborn to Dark Reign era Sentry in terms of raw power (with whom, incidentally, he might have previously taken on Galactus. While Nate could have been lying, his dialogue suggests that he was telling the truth). A possible future showed a fight between Nate and an evil Cable. It wiped out half the planet.
16th Mar '17 8:12:27 AM rafi
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* ActionDad
* ActionGirl: ComicBook/{{Domino|Marvel Comics}}.

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* ActionDad
* ActionGirl: ComicBook/{{Domino|Marvel Comics}}.
NinetiesAntiHero: Cable is probably the original; if not, he's certainly a major TropeCodifier. However, in a much later [[ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool subversion]] by Fabian Nicieza, he will apparently try to leave the territory entirely at times.
** Magog, the first villain of Mark Waid's ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', was modeled on Cable's appearance. Waid threw out the design as an embodiment of [[TakeThat everything he hated about modern comics]], though he and Ross eventually admitted to a certain fondness for the guy.



%%* ByronicHero

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%%* ByronicHero* ByronicHero: DependingOnTheWriter. When operating alone Cable has no problem using any means at his disposal to achieve his goals, such as torturing Captain America prior to AvX. But he has a habit of teaming up with morality pets to rein himself.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, sort of...
* HotLibrarian: Irene Merryweather.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, sort of...
* HotLibrarian: Irene Merryweather.
SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. They are extremely close despite Deadpool's personality being obnoxious even at the best of times, and Deadpool was the first person Cable pictured/made psychic contact with while trying to decide whether to blow himself up. They were genetically commingled, so that "one phone call" would have happened even without intent....And Cable needed to make that contact to manipulate Deadpool into doing the right thing.



* LoveInterest: His most important relathionship are with Domino and [[HotLibrarian Irene Merryweather]].



* NinetiesAntiHero: Cable is probably the original; if not, he's certainly a major TropeCodifier. However, in a much later [[ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool subversion]] by Fabian Nicieza, he will apparently try to leave the territory entirely at times.
** Magog, the first villain of Mark Waid's ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', was modeled on Cable's appearance. Waid threw out the design as an embodiment of [[TakeThat everything he hated about modern comics]], though he and Ross eventually admitted to a certain fondness for the guy.
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