Nerd War! #11

It’s a Nerd War! To reiterate Nerd War is our competition of who should be named best Marvel character of 2011/12! Each week one of us will nominate a character and give you a summary of their origins, love interests, and personality. The person who nominated the character will be on the For side for the character to go through, where as the other person will be against! This is a debate – and only the best will survive! It doesn’t matter if the character is good or evil, human, mutate, alien, mutant or the Juggernaut. They just have to be a Marvel Character. But with loads of characters, it might be a long wait before we get to round two ;) .

This week’s nomination by X1 is Cable!

Origin: Nathan Christopher Charles Summers was born to Scott and Madelyne Pryor-Summers, as a weapon for Mr. Sinister to use against Apocalypse, and has been has been fighting in wars most of his life.  A powerful mutant telepath and telekinetic, Nathan was so powerful that his powers manifested at a young age.  After his mother died trying to sacrifice him, Nathan was infected by Apocalypse with the Techno-Organic Virus, that was set to kill him, until his father sent him into the future for treatment.  After being raised as the Askani’son, the one destined to kill Apocalypse, in the Clan Askani religion, Nathan became a hardened warrior and brilliant tactician.  After founding the Clan Chosen and loosing the war, Nathan began to travel through time.  Nathan eventually returned some fifteen years older than his father, calling himself Cable.

Love Interest: Cable has been married twice, but both of his wives have sadly been killed. From his first wife he had a son Tyler also know as Genesis – who has sadly died aswell. Cable even had a romantic relationship with Domino (something I think the editors never should’ve cut).

Personality: Cable is funny, cool, collective, patient and can sometimes be bad-ass! You forget that he’s actually a Summers with some Grey genetics. But he will kill you if you dare corss the line with his family (or if your Deadpool and won’t shut the heck up).

Powers and Abilities: Cable is a powerful mutant with extensive psinioc powers. Don’t believe here’s the list: Telepathy, telekenisis, time travel, cyberpathy, time travel, cybernetic functions and among that the Techno-Organci virus has given him Superhuman Endurance, speed, agility and dexterity.

 X1’s Opinion:  X2’s Opinion:
 Cable is one of those comic book characters who just have a really hard life. It’s bad enough that his Dad ditched his Mum and she gave birth to him alone in a kitchen, but then he was infected with the Techno-Organic Virus. Seriously, sometimes I feel that Cable’s life is just one huge WTF moment. Moving on, Cable is so freaking awesome it’s hard to believe that he has Summers/Grey genetics! It’s so bloody impossible! I love that love/hate relationship that he has going on with Wade – I mean as patient Cable is, he probably strangled Wade everyday! Cable will travel through time and back, just to make sure that the future is a good to place to live in. He’s also the enemy of one of our other favourite time traveler – Bishop! And don’t we just love some Cable and Bishop brawling? Especially in those 90s X-Men toons…Bishop will go back and forth to hunt Hope down and chop of her head, and Cable will go back and forth to stop Bishop doing that. I really shouldn’t explain why Cable deseves to go through to the next round…But does X-Sanction in 2012 prove a reason?  His past is sad and as X1 said a huge WTF moment. But this dude makes me yawn, Of course Marvel fans will know him but what about the newbies they probably mostly know about : Jean Grey, Scott Summers, Wolverine (basically the main X-Men ) but they do not really know about Cable. Maybe this is because those characters which I mentioned before are in films. But In my opinion the characters which are in the films are probably most worthy of the ‘Best Marvel character’ title (excluding Jean). I do not really see Cable’s awesomeness I just think of him as a average mutant in Marvel. Of course his origin boosts him up as it is a awesome one. Come on someone being 15 years older than there father is really cool. At least he is not like his father. Cable has a really cool personality and it is fun to see him in X-men animated series, especially when Bishop is in the picture, there relationship gains Cable a few more points. I know this is irrelevant but it his mother was a clone of Jean but she was much prettier.Cable doesn’t really deserve the title but he is a cool character.

X1: For – 9; Against 1.

X2: For – 4; Against 6.

Cable goes through to the next round 😀

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Posted on October 16, 2011, in Comics, Nerd War! and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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