These are examples of subjective tropes for the comic book character, Cable
- Executive Meddling: Cable was *not* originally meant to turn out to be Cyclops' son; that was a retcon done to tie in some loose plot ends.
- Fridge Brilliance: Despite losing the majority of his powers, Cable recently seems to be able to survive attacks that would have previously killed him (his throat being slit, multiple bullets in the back and a katana through the chest all in the space of a few days). But then one realizes that his former powers help keep his techno-organic virus at bay, now although weaker power-wise he is much more stronger physically because the techno-organics have spread throughout his entire body. "It's hard to completely slit a metal throat"
- Ho Yay: Cable and Deadpool. In Cable's case, he seemed entirely unaware of Deadpool's man-crush.
- My Real Daddy: Despite being a creation of Rob Liefeld, many believe that Fabian Nicieza was the one to honestly define Cable as a character.
- Interestingly, this is when he was paired up with Deadpool, who was also created by Liefeld, but known for another writer.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Cable used to be considered the embodiment of everything wrong with the 90s. He was a "mysterious past" character whose power seemed to consist of looking cool and having big guns. Since that time, he's been fleshed out as a shell-shocked soldier fighting an eternal war against a seemingly immortal foe.
- Throw It In: Rob Liefeld was trying to come up with a big reveal for the villain Stryfe's identity when a friend suggested that Stryfe should remove his helmet to reveal... Cable's face. Thus Stryfe became Cable's clone, and the whole Summers Family got even more complex.
- What Could Have Been: According to the first entry Cable was supposed to an older, time-displaced version of fellow X-Forcer Cannonball.