son of Cyclops and Madeline Pryor (a clone of Jean
Grey), Cable was
infected with a techno-organic virus by Apocalypse.
Lacking a cure, Cyclops agreed to send the infant Nathan into the future,
where the virus would be treated. Cable grew up several thousand years
in the future, where he became a mercenary and skilled fighter. He possesses
his mother's telepathic and telekinetic abilities, which he uses to keep
the virus from spreading. He also possesses a bio-metallic arm, which is
As an adult, he traveled back to the 20th century, where
he formed and led the group X-Force. He has been both a friend and an adversary
to the X-Men ever since.
Cable, knowing what the future could be, is trying to bring about a better
world. Deadpool is an old friend and
partner of his.