Niles Cable is a fictional superhero in Amalgam Comics, a metafictional comic publisher and collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics. First appearing in X-Patrol #1 (June 1996), he is a combination of Marvel's Cable and DC's Niles Caulder.

Fictional character biography

Niles Cables is a cybernetically enhanced mutant from an apocalyptic future. He travels back in time to gather a group of mutants, which are dubbed the X-Patrol, to prevent this bleak future from happening.[1]

In his first appearance in X-Patrol #1, Niles Cable and the X-Patrol take part in an attack on the country of Latkovia, and face the evil Dr. Doomsday. During the battle, Dr. Doomsday breaks Niles Cable's spine, leaving him a paraplegiac.

In Exciting X-Patrol #1 (July 1997), Niles Cable rescues fellow X-Patrol member Shatterstarfire from Brother Brood. Cable is nearly infected by a member of the alien Brood, but is saved by Raveniya. Niles is subsequently infected with a nanovirus that nearly kills him, but he is resurrected by Raveniya.

Powers and abilities

Niles is a mutant with high-level telepathy and telekinesis. He can read minds, broadcast his thoughts to either communicate with others or control minds, and fire mind-shattering psychic blasts. He can create protective force shields that can deflect even the most powerful of attacks (even filter bacteria from the air). Niles can telekinetically rearrange the molecular structure of matter, such as his clothes. His left eye glows, for some reason related to his mutant powers. He possesses minor superhuman strength and durability. Niles is trained in the use of many futuristic and conventional firearms, unarmed combat, and guerrilla tactics.


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