Nathan Summers

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Name: Nathan Christopher Charles Summers
Nathan Winters, Nathan Dayspring
Occupation: superhero
Relationships: Madelyne Pryor (Goblin Queen, mother), Scott Summers (Cyclops, father),
Jean Grey (mother's genetic template/step-mother), Emma Frost (AU stepmother)
Christopher Summers (Corsair, grandfather), Katherine Summers (grandmother),
Alex Summers (Havok, uncle), Gabriel Summers (Vulcan, uncle),
Styfe (clone),
Rachel Summers (AU half-sister), Nate Grey (AU half-brother), Scotty (AU!Mutant X half-brother), Megan Summers (AU!The End half-sister), unnamed twins (AU!The End half-sisters), Alex Summers Jr. (AU!The End half-brother), Ruby Summers (AU!Earth-1191 half-sister),
Aliya Jenskot (1st wife), Domino (partner and love interest), Hope Summers (2nd wife)
Tyler Dayspring (adopted son), Hope Summers (adopted daughter),
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Nathan Summers is the alter ego of Cable from the Marvel Comics series The X-Men.


Nathan Summers is a mutant that has telepathic and telekinetic powers, which he received from his mother. His mutant ability also includes Technopathy along with enhanced physical attributes. Nathan is an expert marksman and hand-to-hand combatant.

Nathan first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #201 (January 1986), and later appeared as Cable in New Mutants #87 (March 1990).

Other Adaptations

The only animated appearance for Cable is X-Men: The Animated Series, where he appears in six episodes. He is also depicted as coming from the year 3999, where he leads an army in a desperate war against the forces of the immortal villain Apocalypse. Cyclops' paternity is implied.

Cable appeared in Deadpool 2, which is part of the X-Men Movieverse, portrayed by Josh Brolin. Cable is depicted as a mysterious time traveling soldier from a devastated future in order to assassinate the young mutant Russell Collins. However, Deadpool forms the X-Force team to stop him and eventually Cable joins the X-Force in order to stop Russell and Juggernaut. Wade sacrifices himself when Cable tries to shoot Russell, causing Russell to reject a future as a villain which saves Cable's family. In return, Cable uses his last charge on his time-traveling device to travel to the past to prevent himself from killing Wade while still allowing Russell to have a change of heart. Cable said he would remain in the present to create a better future for his family. Cable's connection to Cyclops or Havok in the XMM was never mentioned.


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A popular pairing for Nathan is Cable/Domino. A popular slash pairing is Deadpool/Cable.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.






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