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    Default Why name the badass mutant solder from the future 'Cable'?

    Pretty simple question. Does anyone know why Liefeld named him Cable?

    Seems like an odd name, right? Was he inspired by the rising popularity of cable t.v so much that he named his badass mutant Terminator after it? Please tell me it wasn't something that dumb.

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    they should have given Tyler Dayspring or Hope Summers the name StreamingService.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Rödney View Post
    Pretty simple question. Does anyone know why Liefeld named him Cable?

    Seems like an odd name, right? Was he inspired by the rising popularity of cable t.v so much that he named his badass mutant Terminator after it? Please tell me it wasn't something that dumb.

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    Yep. He’s like a tether between the future and the present. Hence “Cable.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackraow21 View Post
    Yep. He’s like a tether between the future and the present. Hence “Cable.”
    Still dumb

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    Liefield thought it sounded cool. He redeemed himself with Shatterstar, Deadpool and Domino.
    "Cable was right!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by loke13 View Post
    Still dumb
    Well, they also do a lot of trippy hallucinogenic drugs in the future. So I’m pretty sure Nathan was on weird future acid or something when he first came back and took that name. Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Rödney View Post
    Pretty simple question. Does anyone know why Liefeld named him Cable?

    Seems like an odd name, right? Was he inspired by the rising popularity of cable t.v so much that he named his badass mutant Terminator after it? Please tell me it wasn't something that dumb.

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    Because they didn’t have WiFi back then lol.

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    I actually think it may've been Domino who gave him that nickname after they slept together.

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    He considered calling himself Extension Cord but decided that name was too long and sounded silly.

    Changing it to X-tension Cord didn't help.

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    I heard they are planning to revamp the character and rename him Netflix

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    Because he's so ripped his veins look like cables strapped to his arms.


    I'll see myself out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Well cable tv had became extremely mainstream for years by the time cable was created and wasn't novelty technology the way home computers, mobile phone and waterbeds (lmao) were.

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    Yep. He’s like a tether between the future and the present. Hence “Cable.”
    I guess optic fiber didn't have the same ring to it

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    Can a mod modify the thread title? I meant to write 'soldier' instead of 'solder', obviously.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan2099 View Post
    He considered calling himself Extension Cord but decided that name was too long and sounded silly.

    Changing it to X-tension Cord didn't help.
    He should have a sidekick called Coaxial.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackraow21 View Post
    Yep. He’s like a tether between the future and the present. Hence “Cable.”
    I figured it might be something like that but I was hoping for an embarrassing & silly justification of some sort from Liefeld.

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    Well cable tv had became extremely mainstream for years by the time cable was created and wasn't novelty technology the way home computers, mobile phone and waterbeds (lmao) were.
    I really want a character named Waterbed now. If we can have Goldballs we can have someone named Waterbed.
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    Would Commander X had been better? I wish we would have seen where Liefeld was going with Cable. He had so many past connections to MU characters and was even a Vietnam vet. Oh well.

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