The Son of the Giant has just unleashed his ultimate power, answering a years-old plot hole
- Cable’s decision to resurrect his deadly Techno-Organic virus was a strategic move to use it as the ultimate weapon against the Children of the Vault.
- Cable’s TO virus has managed to take control of the highly contagious super-strain, infecting Children’s Town.
- Cable and Bishop’s plan to threaten the children with the destruction of the planet paid off, saving humanity from being assimilated by the children and giving the mutant human race a final weapon against their enemies.
Warning: Contains spoilers for Children of the Vault #4the X-Men Hero Cable and his former archenemy Bishop were on a mission to stop the Children of the Vault from taking over Earth, which the two mutants recently accomplished in Cemetery children #4 Through the use of the ultimate weapon. How Cable and Bishop were able to eliminate the children and force them to retreat also answered a big mystery that fans had been wondering: Why did Cable choose to be revived with his own organic virus??
Cable was resurrected at least three times during the X-Men’s Krakoan era and each time he was brought back to life with his deadly Techno-Organic virus still infecting him, making fans wonder why he would choose to continue causing harm to himself.
Cemetery children #4 – From Deniz Camp and artists Luca Maresca and Carlos Lopez – sees Cable and Bishop threatening to destroy the children and their precious city with a super-contagious strain of the TO virus, which… It can only be controlled by Nathan’s infection.
Cable chose to be revived due to his virus risk
Cable was infected with the TO virus by the evil Apocalypse when he was a young child, forcing his Titan father to send Nathan thousands of years into the future to be saved by the Ascani clan’s technology. Cable survived his infection, avoiding capture and killing by -:A:-, using his amazing telepathic abilities to ward off the virus, keeping it trapped in one arm. Mister Sinister manipulated Nathan’s perception by Cyclops and Madeline Pryor to create a “perfect mutant”, and without having to keep the TO virus at bay. Cable would be one of the most powerful telepaths in history.
Cable’s power potential is the reason why many are confused about his decision to resurrect with the TO virus still infecting him, first when he was brought back to life after Young Cable killed him, and again after both the Ancestors and Uranus ended his life. . Hope said at the time that he was “studying it for any mutations,” but… Cemetery children No. 4 reconsiders this decision, proving this Cable had been strategically saving his TO virus to use as an ultimate weapon. Cable explains to Serafina and El Capitan that years ago he risked being integrated into the Phalanx in an alternate timeline to obtain a sample of the highly evolved TO strain, which he has now released into the city.
The deadly virus saved the world from children
A super-virulent TO variant of Cable begins absorbing the children and their city, with Nathan Seraphina warning that within 24 hours the assimilation will be complete and the Tower of Babel will form, summoning the Technarch to Earth to devour the planet. Cable and Bishop’s bold plan succeeds, with Seraphina unable to risk the children’s future on the two mutants acting like “heroes.” Seraphina reflects the children’s infectious “message”, freeing humanity from their control, prompting Cable to reabsorb the mutant strain into his injured arm, before the children completely separate from Earth and return to the vault within which they evolved.
Cable and Bishop played a huge risk in threatening the Children with the destruction of the planet, but their gambit paid off, saving a potentially undeserving humanity from being absorbed by the Children. Finally, fans know why X-Men Cable has always chosen to come back to life using his TO virus, and why he might continue to do so in the future Giving mutantkind an ultimate weapon against their enemies.
Cemetery children #4 From Marvel Comics, in stores now.