History Comicbook / Cable

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.
15th Mar '17 6:10:53 PM pepsimax
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* ActionGirl: Domino.

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* ActionGirl: Domino.ComicBook/{{Domino|Marvel Comics}}.
6th Mar '17 4:24:53 AM Geoduck
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* GuileHero: Pulled off some messed up decisions sometimes balanced by his OmniscientMoralityLicense from being a time-traveller, to make sure the world doesn't lead to the future he grew up in. Such as turning the everyone pink to eliminate racism and changing them back, showing KnightTemplar tendencies and playing up his [[MessianicArchetype role as a messianic figure]] when [[PowerCreepPowerSeep his powers were boosted]] to get the world's leader to unite against a common enemy: himself. And later reviving his arch-enemy Apocalypse for the same reason when the mutant race threatened extinction, in the aftermath of the Decimation Wave.

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* GuileHero: Pulled off some messed up decisions actions sometimes balanced by his OmniscientMoralityLicense from being a time-traveller, to make sure the world doesn't lead to the future he grew up in. Such as turning the everyone pink to eliminate racism and changing them back, showing KnightTemplar tendencies and playing up his [[MessianicArchetype role as a messianic figure]] when [[PowerCreepPowerSeep his powers were boosted]] to get the world's leader leaders to unite against a common enemy: himself. And later reviving his arch-enemy Apocalypse for the same reason when the mutant race threatened with extinction, in the aftermath of the Decimation Wave.



* 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 Mutant[[/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 Mutant[[/note]].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.



* PowerLimiter: It's stated that Cable's inherent telepathic and telekinetic powers are almost off the charts, but he can very rarely use them to their fullest extent because the techno-organic virus that makes him a cyborg could completely consume him if he wasn't constantly, actively suppressing it. When he broke free of that, he could use his powers to their maximum... and promptly [[DePower burned them out with over use]].
** Interestingly enough, he has two sets of powers and they ''both'' act as {{Power Limiter}}s to ''each other''. His techno-organic virus has been compared to the virus that created the Phalanx, a HiveMind behind a CrisisCrossover. Phalanx members and a few rare {{Phlebotinum Rebel}}s have {{shapeshifting}} powers and {{technopathy}}, and both abilities can be seen in Cable in minor ways: whenever his psychic powers are overtaxed the metal body parts physically grow and start to take over the rest, and he can physically interface with machines. If the virus ever really consumed Cable, his Phalanx-like abilities would be used to their fullest... but presumably he would be patient zero for [[TheVirus a serious threat]].

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* PowerLimiter: It's stated that Cable's inherent telepathic and telekinetic powers are almost off the charts, but he can very rarely use them to their fullest extent because the techno-organic virus that makes him a cyborg could completely consume him if he wasn't constantly, actively suppressing it. When he broke free of that, he could use his powers to their maximum... and promptly [[DePower burned them out with over use]].
overuse]].
** Interestingly enough, he has two sets of powers and they ''both'' act as {{Power Limiter}}s to ''each other''. His techno-organic virus has been compared to the virus that created the Phalanx, a HiveMind behind a CrisisCrossover. Phalanx members and a few rare {{Phlebotinum Rebel}}s have {{shapeshifting}} shapeshifting powers and {{technopathy}}, and both abilities can be seen in Cable in minor ways: whenever his psychic powers are overtaxed the his metal body parts physically grow and start to take over the rest, and he can physically interface with machines. If the virus ever really consumed Cable, his Phalanx-like abilities would be used to their fullest... but presumably he would be patient zero for [[TheVirus a serious threat]].



* 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 deaged 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 will grow up to look exactly like Cable, to the point where an elderly Sunfire mistakes him for Cable. Conversely, a deaged de-aged Cable in ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' looks ''exactly'' like ComicBook/XMan, SkunkStripe and all.
13th Feb '17 12:57:25 PM morenohijazo
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* CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth: There's a storyline in Earth-80521 with a race of humanoid roaches; the Roach Soldiers, and they have their own president.
5th Dec '16 9:46:19 PM rwe1138
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* GuileHero: Pulled off some messed up decisions sometimes balanced by his OmniscientMoralityLicense from being a time-traveller, to make sure the world doesn't lead to the future he grew up in. Such as turning the everyone pink to eliminate racism and changing them back, showing KnightTemplar tendencies and playing up his [[MessianicArchetype role as a messianic figure]] when [[PowerCreepPowerSeep his powers were boosted]] to get the world's leader to unite against a common enemy: himself; And later reviving his arch-enemy Apocalypse for the same reason when the mutant race threatened extinction, in the aftermath of the Decimation Wave.

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* GuileHero: Pulled off some messed up decisions sometimes balanced by his OmniscientMoralityLicense from being a time-traveller, to make sure the world doesn't lead to the future he grew up in. Such as turning the everyone pink to eliminate racism and changing them back, showing KnightTemplar tendencies and playing up his [[MessianicArchetype role as a messianic figure]] when [[PowerCreepPowerSeep his powers were boosted]] to get the world's leader to unite against a common enemy: himself; himself. And later reviving his arch-enemy Apocalypse for the same reason when the mutant race threatened extinction, in the aftermath of the Decimation Wave.



* ItsPersonal: Apocalypse and Stryfe have more or less killed everyone that Cable has ever loved respectively.

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* ItsPersonal: Apocalypse and Stryfe have more or less killed everyone that Cable has ever loved respectively.loved.



* PsychicPowers: He's both a telepatj and a telekinetic. His power levels varies according to the needs of the plot, usually involving his techno-organic virus.

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* PsychicPowers: He's both a telepatj telepath and a telekinetic. His power levels varies according to the needs of the plot, usually involving his techno-organic virus.
19th Nov '16 1:32:38 AM Morgenthaler
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