Stryfe (Earth-Askani)


  • Real Name: Nathaniel Summers
  • AKA: The Chaos-Bringer, Scion Of The High Lord, Cable
  • Family: Cable (Genetic Template, Deceased); Rachel Summers (Mother Askani) (Creator, Deceased); En Sabah Nur (Adoptive Father, Deceased); Diamanda Nero (Adoptive Sister); Tyler Dayspring (Son Of Cable, Deceased); Baal (Alternate Reality Adoptive Grandfather, Deceased); En Sabah Nur (Alternate Reality Adoptive Father); Tribe Akkaba (Alternate Reality Adoptive Extended Family); Frederick Slade (Alternate Reality Adoptive Distant Ancestor); Margaret Slade (Alternate Reality Adoptive Distant Ancestor, Deceased); Hamilton Slade (Alternate Reality Adoptive Distant Ancestor, Deceased); Clarice Ferguson (Alternate Reality Adoptive Distant Ancestor); Jonothon Starsmore (Alternate Reality Adoptive Distant Ancestor); Extended Family Via Nathaniel Summers
  • Base of Operation: Formerly Blackheart’s Netherworld; Various Bases Worldwide In Both The 20th And 38th Centuries
  • Identity: Secret
  • Citizenship: Nor-Am Pact Region
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Formerly Leader Of The New Canaanites In Nor-Am Pact Region Circa 3783-3806 A.D. In An Alternate Future, Later Terrorist Leader In 20th Century Earth, Formerly Prime Minister Of Latveria
  • Education: Extensive Askani Training, Home Schooled On Late 37th-Early 39th Century Education
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′8″ (2.03 m)
  • Weight: 350 lbs (158.76 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: White
  • Unusual Feature:
  • Origin: Mutant Clone Of Cable
  • Universe: Earth-Askani (Earth-4935)

Wait, if this was the back-up, why didn’t they have a back-up plan for the back-up plane? Introduced in New Mutants #87 (1990) by Louise Simonson and Rob Liefeld, Stryfe is the clone of Nathan Summer, aka Cable, and was created in case they couldn’t cure Cable of the techno-virus. However, he was kidnapped by Apocalypse and raised by him to be his soldier. He would battle Cable a few times even when the rebellion succeeded in killing Apocalypse. He would also take Cable’s son, Tyler, and brainwashed him into hating his father. When Cable would travel back in time, Stryfe would follow him.

There he worked with Mr. Tolliver (Tyler) and would battle Cable and his team the Six Pack. He would later set up the Mutant Liberation Front and sent them to attack the X-force. After X-cutioner Song, he would trick Mr. Sinister to release the Legacy Virus, a virus that only targeted mutants, slowly and painfully killing them. There were many victims but the most famous were Magik and Moira MacTaggart. It was eventually cured but at the loss of Colossus’ life. He was eventually killed but would return to plague Cable many times, using minions like Deadpool to do so.

Stryfe is a popular villain for Cable, which many considered his arch-nemesis. He would receive a figure as part of a Preview exclusive Jubilee wave but that was extremely hard to get your hands on. Hasbro announced that the same figure will be released as part of the X-men 60th anniversary line.


Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men 60th Anniversary 5-pack – Stryfe with Random, Vertigo, Zero and Pretty Boy

  • Background:
    • This is Stryfe as he usually appears in his over-the-top nineties design.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • If you are a fan of Cable you would need a Stryfe for him to battle. He is also needed for an X-Force villains’ collection as well as general X-men’s villains’ collection.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • No. 


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