Cable (Nathan Summers, Marvel Prime)

AKA; Askani’son, Soldier X, Nathan Dayspring Askani’son Summers, Nathan Winters, The Traveler, The Chosen One, The Savior, Nathan Christopher, Christopher, Ol’ Blue Eye, the Silent Explosion

Imagine having a son that is actually older then you. That was the case with Cyclops and Cable, when he was first introduced in New Mutants #86 (1990) by Louise Simonson and Rob Liefeld (okay technically Uncanny X-Men #201 (1986) as a baby). Cable was a product of the 90’s. He was introduced as a seasoned soldier who appeared before the New Mutants and took them under his wings when Magneto and Xavier had essentially abandoned them and trained them into a strike force that would eventually become X-Force. It was later revealed that he was the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (the clone of Jean Grey). After the death of his mother, he was infected with a techno virus which caused him to because more robotic. To find a cure, he was sent into the future, where he was raised by a time displaced Cyclops and Jean Grey into a soldier against the future’s overlord Apocalypse.

He eventually journeyed back into the past to prevent that future, recruiting the New Mutants into the X-force as well as being a member of the X-men and Avengers. Though he has put that mission on hold for other missions, he continues to work to insure the future.

Cable has always been a popular character since he was first introduced and as such has had quite a few figures over the year. However, it wasn’t really until Hasbro relaunched the ML line that Cable has gotten the figures he deserve. TB ones are much too small and skinny.


Have

X-Force

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Deadpool – Sasquatch Wave Cable

  • Background:
    • When Xavier had left a reformed Magneto to look after the New Mutants and an unreformed Magneto abandoned them, the New Mutants were taken under the wings of Cable. He began to train them into a strike force. They eventually rename themselves X-Force.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This, or the Avengers X-Sanction one, is one of the figure I highly recommend you getting as it is his most iconic costume, which was also used in the 90’s cartoon, as well.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Post X-Cutioner’s Song

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Series 6 Cable (Variant)

  • Background:
    • After the X-Cutioner Song arc, which saw Cable’s clone Strife as the central villain and him releasing the Legacy Virus, most of the X-men based team changed their costume. This is Cable’s.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • I’m going to be honest and say that this is a bad figure, but for many, was one of the only Cable we ever had. This is too short and skinny to be Cable.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes on the new Deadpool wave one.

Cable’s Solo I

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Series 6 Cable

  • Background:
    • As is always the case, Cable prove popular enough that the adventures of the X-force wasn’t enough to satisfy the readers, so he was given his own solo series as well as a new costume.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • I’m going to be honest and say that this is a bad figure, but for many, was one of the only Cable we ever had. This is too short and skinny to be Cable.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes on the new Deadpool wave build.

X-Force Vol. 2

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends 2-pack Cable with Marvel Girl

  • Background:
    • Cable had left the X-force on their own for a while, believing they could handle themselves now. He eventually returned with a new costume.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • No. Just no. Not even for the Marvel Girl figure (which is a bad figure anyway). Skip it.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. No Need.

Avengers X-Sanction

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Juggernaut Wave Cable

  • Background:
    • After he was believed dead after the Messiah Complex, he returned and began a campaign on attacking the Avengers. It was later learnt that his mind as warped thanks to the Techno virus. However, this event put strain on the X-men and the Avengers which would later lead to the Avengers VS X-men saga.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This, and the X-force I one above, are the ones that I recommend you getting. Get this one if you want something more modern in your collection.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Perfect as is.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of the suit being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

Created by:

Chris Claremont | Rick Leonardi | Louise Simonson | Rob Liefeld

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