Nathaniel Sumner aka. Nathan Prior b. October 1, 1964 1989 og. Brooklyn, NY Divorced Single Cable (Veiled) SFPD Lieutenant CSA Agent



 MISC. INFO
• Really, really likes root beer.

The history of Nathaniel Sumner of Brooklyn, New York stands as such:

Born on October 1st of 1964, Nathan Sumner was the son of a military man that would eventually rise through the ranks of the United States Marine Corps before retiring for something that wasn’t on the front lines of international conflict and a wartime switchboard operator-turned-personal assistant and housewife once the demands of a post-war nation died down. New York would be one of the many places that he called home both as their growing family moved around or as a military man himself, joining the ranks of the United States Army in 1982 which took him to basic training and U.S. Ranger training in Georgia only to be shipped off to the Middle East for the conflicts that were only growing there.

For twenty-one years, Nathan’s life was dictated by service with participation in conflicts through Lebannon, Iran and Iraq, Kuwait with Operation Desert Storm and Afghanistan with Operation Enduring Freedom; but that didn’t mean that there weren’t moments where combat situations weren’t the focal point of his life, and it was only a matter of time before something—someone—else caught his attention no matter the stacked off against her and any semblance of a normal life with a special forces operative.

Nathan met Lisa Tolliver in 1996 while on shore leave in San Francisco, little in the way of roots to speak of for Nathan to find himself back in New York City aside from visits to family still residing there. To say it was love at first sight would mean that he would have to believe in the notion, but there had been some level of falling through what few interactions they had, not only in that one instance, but those that followed; and in 1998, given the chance to do something quick and reckless and not entirely thought through despite the years there had been between their first meeting and correspondence that followed, he and Lisa Tolliver married.

A year later, between more times apart that was slowly driving a wedge between them without either particularly noticing it, she gave birth to their son, Tyler.

Understandably, it wasn’t easy; it could never be easy, and Nathaniel wasn’t a fool to think that going away for months at a time would be easy on his wife; but no matter their attempts to keep things together when duty called, there was simply too much distance between the soldier and his stay-at-home wife, constantly weighted by not only the worries about what was going on across the Atlantic, but raising a son by herself. They divorced in 2002 without much of Nathaniel’s say in the matter and the question of custody was easy when Nathaniel was never around and Lisa had only ever been for a son that would only come to butt heads with a father who was rarely in his life while growing up, causing him to miss out on those traditional milestones of life made for good old Americana Hallmark movies about growing up.

It hadn’t even helped in 2003 when Nathaniel turned away from his military career after those twenty-one years in the field, fighting the wars of politicians and government, and instead turned towards police work as a way to make use of what skills he did have. It became just as much a sink of his time when family life was in ruin, focusing on helping other people who needed it and growing his career, rising through the ranks of the San Francisco Police Department, rather than venturing into that far more personal side of his life – at least until he met Hannah Sumner who would eventually become that match made in heaven.

Familiar with the life of a police officer given the number of them who had been in her family over generations, Hannah was far more understanding of the work that Nathaniel put himself into even if it didn’t go without worry while he was on duty that something could go wrong. It happened before. It would happen again, and there was always that possibility that someone would be caught in an unfortunate situation; but it still wouldn’t stop them from having a life together, especially when she gave birth to their daughter, Hope, in 2004.

Given his former failings, he made an effort this time to balance his life a bit more readily. He didn’t always have to have overtime hours. He didn’t always have to travel. He didn’t always have to be gone, and he could devote time to raising a child and maintaining a family that he hadn’t been so successful at before, something that would be imperative when Hannah was diagnosed with late stage cancer and found herself caught up in the rigmarole of treatments that only temporarily head back the unfortunate prognosis.

In 2017, Hannah passed, leaving Nathaniel with a sixteen year old daughter that was quick to become his pride and joy and the one person, above all else, he’d put his life on the line for–perhaps especially as super powered San Francisco came crashing into his own, aligning him with not only the mutant telepath and time traveler, Nathan Summers, but the Commission on Superhuman Activities, a top-secret government program that was developed to monitor, study, and handle super heroes, villains, and their affairs.

In some ways, it was the perfect fit for a former ranger and current police lieutenant trying to handle everything from burglars breaking into someone’s apartment to super villains trying to rob banks and unleash mass chaos on the city of San Francisco, but it did plenty to put him on the map.

The history of Nathaniel Sumner of Brooklyn, New York has been amended as such:

Born Nathaniel Sumner on October 1st of 1989, the man known as Nathan Prior served with the United States Army as a Ranger until relocation to San Francisco in 2017 following ten years of service. His position with the San Francisco Police Department, lasting until the Spring of 2020, coincided with the death of the then-lieutenant, Nathaniel Sumner, who took a fatal gunshot wound while on duty, moving Hope into the care of her aunt some years ago.

Though no foul play was suspected on initial investigation, only a handful of individuals would realize that wasn’t the case as Nathan stepped into the elder’s shadow with the same tell-tale characteristics–the same mechanical arm and glowing eye born of the techno-organic virus he was infected with by Apocalypse; the same telepathic signature of the would-be son of Madelyne Pryor and the mutant Cyclops; and an all-too-familiar penchant for high-powered weaponry and the knowledge of just where to find it, leading to only one conclusion only the C.S.A. knows the true motives behind.

Nathan Prior is Nathaniel Sumner.

Before he became Cable, Nathan Summers was the infant son of Cyclops who was sent into the future for protection. As a child, Cable possessed a mild form of psionic abilities.

Later, Cable appeared as a man with mysterious roots. He first led everyone to believe that he was simply a man with cyborg parts. This characterization slowly changed into that of a mutant with robot parts. His character finally evolved into the child that Cyclops had sent into the future, revealing him as a mutant with techno-organic parts.

His first mission was ensuring Stryfe didn't interfere with the ascension of Cannonball as a High Lord. This storyline quickly ended without resolution when Marvel dropped the Externals concept. He was then simply leader of a team that defied Xavier's dream while continuing to fight for its own ideals.

After learning to suppress his Techno-Organic Virus, Cable gained nearly unrivaled power, which he used in an effort to make the world better. When he lost those powers, he then dubbed himself the protector of Hope Summers and brought her with him into the future for protection and eventually, he sacrificed himself for her benefit.

However, his paradoxal existence eventually brought Cable back into the fold when the X-Men from the past found themselves traveling through time. To combat Ahab and his Hounds who could irreparably change the timeline by killing one of the X-Men, Cable took matters into his own hands, slaying his older self and kidnapping the X-Men one-by-one to send them back to their own timeline.
POWERS TELEPATHY Cable is a vastly powerful telepath, able to read minds and project the thoughts of others through a variety of ways and means which includes offensive and defensive tactics.

INCLUDES: Telepathic Illusion, Telepathic Cloak, Mind Link, Telepathic Camoflague, Mind Control, Mind Trap, Mind Possession, Mind Alteration, Mental Amnesia, Precognition, Psionic Shield, Psionic Blasts, Astral Projection and Mental Detection
TELEKINESIS Cable is also an Omega-Level Telekinetic which allows him to manipulate matter with the energy of his thoughts and exhibit very fine control over subjects, including himself. His upper level of telekinesis is still unknown, but he has been shown to displace hundreds of tons of matter when he lifted and repositioned the sunken space station Greymalkin.

INCLUDES: Technoactive Manipulation, Intuitive Aptitude, Matter Alteration, Inorganic Disintegration, Psionic Spikes, Size Alteration, Telekinetic Healing, Force Fields, Concussive Blasts, Tactile Telekinesis, Telekinetic Flight, Telekinetic Teleportation and Remote Teleportation
TIME TRAVEL He has been hinted to have some psionic power to displace himself and others at almonst any specific point in the time-stream and then reemerge in the physical world from as much as a few minutes to years by generating chronal energy. TECHNO-ORGANIC PHYSIOLOGY Much of Cable’s body has been infiltrated and altered by the techno-organic virus, which has taken the form of cybernetics and bionics. The infection primarily resides in Cable's left side and as a consequence of his telekinetic guidance and ability to control this virus, his entire body has been hevily fortified down to a cellular level. His entire skeletal structure has been replaced by porous, marrow-filled organic metalloid bone replacements that do not interfere with the creation of red blood cells; and his entire Central Nervous System has been augmented by chemical changes down to the atomic level and by bio-computer enhancement.

INCLUDES: Superhuman Endurance, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Agility, Superhuman Dexterity, Cybernetic Eye, Cybernetic Arm, Cybernetic Restoration and Class 10 Strength when partnered with Telekinesis
REGENERATIVE HEALING FACTOR He possessed a superhuman healing factor derived from that of the mutate Deadpool that allowed him to regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human.
OFF CANON REWARDS PHOENIX FORCE AVATAR The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born, as well as the forces of creation and destruction. The Phoenix Force is an immortal, indestructible, and mutable manifestation of the prime universal force of life. According to the Shi'ar carriers of Grey Genome, Nathan included, omega level mutants (as well as potential omega level mutants) and powerful telepaths have the potential to bond with the Phoenix Force. S.P.I.N. The Super-Power Inhibiting Nanobots are a technology designed by S.H.I.E.L.D. as a means to restrain or cancel the powers of super-powered individuals, typically administered through Adamantium-tipped darts. The S.P.I.N. darts can penetrate the epidermis of nearly any superhuman being and neutralize their abilities. They are DNA-coded and each dart is specially designed for a specific target and can be decommissioned using special counter-agents.
ITEMS/ABILITIES CYBERPATHY Cable had a technological link to the "Infonet", which acted as a surrogate for his telepathy—instead of reading minds, he was a cyberpath, able to "read" digital information and broadcasts. Cable also displayed the ability to forcefully link other minds to the Infonet. CONE OF SILENCE Developed and customized by Fixer and Tony Stark into a suit, the Cone of Silence is a prototype force field used to simlulate telekinesis. VOLGA EFFECT Cable was subjected to an incomplete variant of the super soldier program which was steadily eating away at Cable's biometric structure, but while it restored some of his once-lost psychic abilities, it would have caused him to physically self-destruct within minutes after exposure to the formula. TELEPORTATION By "Bodysliding", Cable can teleport or 'bodyslide' to virtually any area, with a limited number of passengers. This deactivates the Cone of Silence. MASTER COMBATANT Cable was a highly accomplished warrior and battle strategist, highly adept in many forms of hand-to-hand combat and in the use of a variety of weaponry from both the modern era and the late 37th-early 39th century. GIFTED INTELLIGENCE Cable has a diploma in law and is also in possession of an education provided by the Clan Askani, which is far in advance of modern era conventional education, especially in the sciences. BELLE A sentient Artificial Intelligence that he can interact with to better access his chrono skimming abilities and interface with A.I. transmissions within the localized airwaves, through it Cable can also synthesize a type of M-Pox suppressant as well as other complex chemical elements with which to repress other virulent concoctions. HIGH-POWERED MUNITIONS Cable normally carries high-powered plasma rifles, explosives, a pair of knives as his weapons of choice. CAPTAIN AMERICA'S SHIELD In the late 37th-early 39th century, Nathan and Tetherblood lead a squad to obtain Captain America's Shield, which he then bore into many battles and used as a rallying point against Apocalypse. PSIMITAR Since his earliest years Cable has always made use of the psychic focusing lance which combines both his normally hampered telekinetic and telepathic capabilities to create potent force blasts. LIGHT OF GALADOR While on Krakoa, Cable found the Light of Galador embedded in the foot of an Arakkoan monster. It had previously belonged to Morn, the first of the Spaceknights. Despite its size, it is said to be light.
TIE-INS SIMILAR NAME Shares the first name of Nathan Summers with a similar last name of Sumner as well as Pryor with Prior DATE OF BIRTH Date of Birth conincides with Last Appearance, prior to return as "Kid" Cable FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS Has two former wives, one divorced and one deceased, and has two children as a result with one being named Hope MOTHER'S NAME Mother's name, Madeline, is a variant of Madelyne
 FAMILY & FRIENDS
CHARLES SUMNER • Nathan's biological father, born in 1940 and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He was a former Lieutenant Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and District Attorney.

MADELINE SUMNER • Nathan's biological mother, born in 1948 in Knoxville, Tennessee before her move to New York City upon dreams of becoming a songstress. She, however, became a switchboard operator for a short time before becoming a legal secretary.

NICHOLAS SUMNER • Nathan's younger brother, born on March 1, 1977. Unlike his father and brother before him, Nick took a different path in life than the heavy military upbringing suggested, becoming a medical examiner after a short time in the Air Force.

(NAME) SUMNER • Nathan and Nick's younger sister. History pending.

LISA TOLLIVER • Nathan's first ex-wife who wasn't a fan of his focus on his career rather than the family. They eventually divorced and she maintained custody of their son, Tyler.

TYLER TOLLIVER • His first born son, twenty years old, who he has little contact with much to his son's frustration.

HANNAH SUMNER • His second wife, deceased after a longtime battle with cancer. She is the mother of his youngest child, Hope, who currently lives with Nathan in San Francisco.

HOPE SUMNER • Nathan's sixteen year old daughter who he has raised since the death of his second wife and Hope's mother, Hannah. While she shows no signs of being a shifter, she is well aware of Nathan's dealings with the matter.


 MISC. INFO
• Really, really likes root beer.

• Following his departure from the SFPD, Nathan currently lives in Oakland with Nathaniel Sumner's original accomodations sold sometime between 2017 and 2018 following his "death".

• Holds down a day job as a gunsmith and ballistics consultant for local law enforcement agencies since his official departure from the San Francisco Police Department officer ranks in 2020 given his counterpart's considerable knowledge of high-powered munitions.

• Has set up automatic payments out of an account under a ghost corporation to provide child support payments to his younger sister and Hope Sumner.

• Somehow got a "tattoo" on his left arm, Belle, which he can't remember the origins of, but given the A.I.'s penchant for changing pose, clothing, etc., there is always some sort of made up story for it.

• No, seriously. He really likes root beer.