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NAME: Nathan Christopher Charles Summers KNOWN ALIASES: Nathan Dayspring Askani'son IDENTITY: Secret OCCUPATION: (current) Adventurer, (former) freedom
fighter, United States government agent, mercenary, combat
instructor for X-Force LEGAL STATUS: Wanted as an outlaw by U.S. authorities
PLACE OF BIRTH: Unrevealed location in the 20th Century
United States MARITAL STATUS: Widower KNOWN RELATIVES: Scott Summers (Cyclops,
father), Madelyne Pryor-Summers (mother), Jean Grey (Phoenix,
stepmother), Alexander Summers (Havok, uncle), Christopher
Summers (Corsair, grandfather), Elaine Grey (grandmother),
Sara Grey (aunt, deceased), Philip Summers (great-grandfather),
Deborah Summers (great-grandmother), Gailyn and Joey (cousins),
Jenskot (Aliya, wife, deceased), Tyler (Genesis, son, deceased)
GROUP AFFILIATION: (current) X-Force, (former) Clan
Askani, Clan Chosen, Six Pack (formerly Wild Pack II) BASE OF OPERATION: The Xavier Institute, Salem Center,
Westchester County, New York State FIRST APPEARANCE: (as Nathan Christopher Summers)
X-MEN (first series) #201, (as Cable) NEW MUTANTS #87
HISTORY: The man known as Cable was born to Scott
Summers, the X-Man known as Cyclops, and his then-wife Madelyne
Pryor. Soon after Nathan was born, Scott's first love, Jean
Grey, returned after being believed dead. Scott left Madelyne
and baby Nathan, whom Madelyne had left in the care of relatives
so that she could journey with the X-Men. After Madelyne
and the X-Men were believed to be killed in Dallas by the
Adversary (they were actually relocated to Australia and
made invisible to sensory equipment by Roma), Scott retrieved
his son and returned with him to his new team, X-Factor.
Madelyne was captured by the being known as Mister Sinister
who revealed her true history to her. Madelyne was a clone
of Jean Grey that Sinister created to seduce Scott Summers
and produce a child that Sinister would control. Pryor became
aware of her latent telekinetic and telepathic abilities,
and became the Goblin Queen. The Goblin Queen, in an effort
to keep a portal between Earth and the demon-infested dimension
of Limbo open, kidnapped baby Nathan to use as a sacrifice.
Nathan was rescued by a combined effort of the X-Men and
X-Factor, and Pryor was believed to be killed by Jean Grey
(a representation of Madelyne has since returned to life,
but as of now Cable and Cyclops are unaware of this fact).
Soon after his rescue, Nathan was infected with a
techno-organic virus by Apocalypse. As the virus spread
through Nathan's body, threatening to turn Nathan into a
body of liquid metal and organic steel, a member of the
Clan Askani appeared from 2000 years in the future to Cyclops,
saying Nathan would become a savior in their time, and that
the Clan would cure him of the virus. Choosing to save his
son's life, believing that he would never see him again,
Cyclops agreed, and Nathan was taken 2000 years into an
In this future, Nathan was raised to be the Askani'son who
was promised to rid the future world of the rule of Apocalypse
and the New Canaanites. Mother Askani created a clone of
Nathan since she believed that Nathan would not survive
due to the techno-organic virus which was consuming him.
The clone was stolen by the Canaanites who were unaware
that a clone had been made, and grew to become the madman
known as Stryfe. Nathan was raised by two people who called
themselves Slym and Redd, who were actually the newly married
Cyclops and Phoenix whose souls had traveled into the future
and inhabited new bodies. During this time, Nathan discovered
how to use his telekinetic abilities to hold back the techno-organic
virus, but the virus had already spread to the left side
of his body, giving it a cybernetic appearance. After the
teenage Nathan used his powers to defeat Apocalypse, Cyclops
and Phoenix's souls returned to their own time.
During his time in the future, Nathan met and married Aliya,
a member of Clan Askani, whose clan name was Jenskot in
honor of Cyclops and Phoenix. Together they had a son, Tyler.
Soon after, Aliya was killed and Tyler was taken by Stryfe
and brainwashed into doing his bidding. In an incident to
save hostages, Cable was forced to shoot his own son, who
managed to survive.
As part of his mission as the Askani'son, Cable returned
to the 20th century to foil the plans of Apocalypse and
Stryfe, who had also returned to that time and formed the
Mutant Liberation Front. Nathan, now calling himself Cable,
formed a mercenary group called the Wild Pack, later known
as the Six Pack, which included the future X-Force member
known as Domino.
After the Six Pack was decimated in an assault on one of
Stryfe's hidden bases, Cable, greatly injured, returned
to the future. In the future Cable discovered records that
stated Sam Guthrie, the New Mutant known as Cannonball,
existed into at least the 23rd century. Cable believed Sam
Guthrie would be the next in a group of immortal mutants
known as Externals. Cable returned to the present to take
command of the New Mutants and guide Guthrie's ascension
into the Externals.
Cable reorganized the New Mutants into a strike force called
X-Force and led them into battle against such foes as Stryfe,
who had also traveled to the 20th century.
Stryfe attempted to assassinate Professor Charles Xavier
and, believing himself the real son of Cyclops, kidnapped
Cyclops and Phoenix in retaliation for their supposedly
abandonment of him as an infant, taking them to his base
on the moon. During the rescue of Cyclops and Phoenix, Cable
and Stryfe fell into a temporal rift, and both were believed
to be destroyed.
Cable survived the rift, but Stryfe's body was destroyed
and his consciousness entered Cable's body, where it currently
remains. For a time Stryfe's consciousness dominated Cable's,
but Cable has since regained control. Cable returned to
the present and to X-Force, giving them an explanation of
who he is. It was revealed soon after that Cable is indeed
the son that Scott had sent into the future, and Stryfe
was the clone. Cable and Cyclops have since reconciled.
After this time, Cable experienced a marked increase in
his telekinetic abilities, and the reemergence of his latent
telepathic abilities. As a result, Cable began to lose more
of his body to the techno-organic virus. As a result of
the entity known as Onslaught hampering all psionic ability,
Cable was beginning to succumb to the techno-organic virus,
but was healed by his own willpower and the assistance of
the young Franklin Richards.
HEIGHT: 6 ft. 8 in. WEIGHT: 350 lbs. EYES: Blue HAIR: White, originally brown OTHER DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Cable has a techno-organic
right eye, left arm, and shoulder due to infection as an
infant with a techno-organic virus
STRENGTH LEVEL: Superhuman Class 10
KNOWN SUPERHUMAN POWERS: Cable is a mutant whose
physical attributes have been enhanced to superhuman levels.
His principal mutant powers are his vast telepathic and
telekinetic abilities. He can employ the latter to levitate
objects and to create protective force shields. He must
continually employ his telekinetic powers to prevent the
techno-organic virus from affecting the rest of his body.
His techno-organic left arm and shoulder possess even greater
strength than his entirely organic ones. Cable's techno-organic
right eye can see into the infrared portion of the spectrum.
OTHER ABILITIES: Cable is a highly accomplished warrior
and battle strategist, highly adept in multiple forms of
hand-to-hand combat and in the uses of many kinds of weaponry,
both of the 20th and 40th Centuries.