This year Marvel hired a team of writers to develop concepts for launching "Cable", "Black Panther", "Iron Fist" and "The Vision" into film properties.
Regarded as the cryptic 'Man With No Name' of mutantkind, Cable is a tough anti-hero, a soldier born with telepathic and telekinetic abilities.
His powers are limited by his need to restrain a 'techno-organic' infection in his body that enhanced his limbs with super-strength and his eyesight with the ability to see in the infrared spectrum.
Cable can also interface his body parts with machinery, using them to hack into computers, open electronic locks and travel through time.
In "Homecoming" Part 1:
'Cable' previously jumped into the time stream with the infant 'mutant messiah,' with only one goal in mind. To keep 'Hope' alive until she could choose her own destiny.
But now stranded on a planet in its death throes, eating fried rat on a stick for the millionth time, an older and wiser Hope turns to Cable and says she's ready to go home..."
Cable continues to be popular with fans, appearing in "X-Men: The Animated Series", voiced by Lawrence Bayne, as a 'bionic construct'.
In video games, Cable is a playable character in "Marvel vs. Capcom 2", a hidden character in the PSP version of role-playing game "X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse", a hidden character in the Sega Game Gear platform game "X-Men 2: Game Master's Legacy", is seen in the "X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse" video game for the GBA and appears in "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2", voiced by Robin Atkin Downes.
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